8 Day Paris, Provence & the French Riviera

2 Paris, 2 Avignon & 2 Nice
6 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights at the Le Meridien Etoile, Paris
  • 2 nights at the [Hotel Mercure Cite Des Papes Avignon], Avignon
  • 2 nights at the [Hotel Nice Riviera], Nice
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • High-Speed TGV train Paris-Avignon
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of a local guide in Paris & Avignon
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
  • Drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe and continuing to the iconic Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy the views of French landscape with a ride on the high-speed TGV Train
  • View the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct
  • Stop at the Popes Palace, the former papal residence
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in Chateauneuf du Papes
  • Visit a French perfumery in Grasse
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Depart for France

  • Depart for France
DAY 2: Arrive in Paris

  • Arrive in Paris, the City of Lights and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for dinner at a French Bistro
  • Overnight: Paris
  • Meal: Dinner
DAY 3: Paris City Tour, Palace of Versailles

  • This morning, take a guided city tour of Paris, including a drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Spend the rest of the afternoon at Palace of Versailles, Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Todays tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Royal Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure. Enjoy VIP access and skip the lines on this unforgettable tour. 
  • Overnight: Paris
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 4: TGV Train to Avignon, Pont du Gard

  • After breakfast, transfer to the train station for your journey to Provence by the high-speed TGV train. Upon arrival in Avignon, proceed to view the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the most ancient Roman aqueduct in France. Next, drive to the Rhone vineyards and the town of Chateauneuf du Pape, where you will sample some of the wines for which Rhone is famous. Transfer to the hotel in Avignon. Later, take an orientation tour with your Tour Manager. View some of the citys landmarks, including the famous broken bridge, and the lively Place dHorloge, before dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight: Avignon
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5: Medieval Popes Palace, Van Goghs Arles & St. Remy de Provence

  • Today, visit the Papal Palace, one of the largest and most significant medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Afternoon is countinued with Van Goghs Arles & St. Remy de Provence, Depart Avignon to Arles, heart of the Camargue and beloved subject of numerous works by Vincent Van Gogh. The tour begins with a photo stop at Langlois Bridge at Arles, made famous in four of Van Gogh&rsquos oil paintings, as well as four drawings and one watercolor. Take a tour of Arles where you will see the Roman Amphitheater and the 12th century Cathedral of St. Trophime. Your guide will show you the exact places where Van Gogh sat to create some of his most famous paintings. Then enjoy some free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own. Continue to St. Remy-de-Provence to see the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Van Gogh spent some of his troubled last days. The artist spent a year at the hospital and created some of his most celebrated paintings here, including &ldquoThe Starry Night&rdquo and &ldquoIrises&rdquo. After your visit, return to Avignon.
  • Overnight: Avignon
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 6: Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo by Night

  • This morning, depart for the French Riviera. Pass by the Mont St. Victoire and the Abbey of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume en route to Cannes. Drive along the Boulevard de la Croisette to see the Film Festival Center and the harbor. Later, visit a French perfumery in Grasse before arriving in Nice. Tonight, is countinued with Monte Carlo by Night, Tonight, drive along the dazzling Corniche road to the Principality of Monaco. Stop at the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, one of the Rivieras most frequented landmarks. Monte Carlo is the epitome of wealth and glamour a prime destination for royalty and some of Hollywoods most famous actors and actresses. View the route of the Grand Prix, the luxury boats in the harbour and view the Princes Palace, atop the famed "Rock". Enjoy the lights of the coastline as you return to Nice. Please note that ripped or light-colored jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tracksuits, sports clothing, shorts and beachwear, sandals and flip-flops for gentlemen, and sneakers will not be permitted. Children under 18 years old are not permitted inside the casino. Entrance to the casino requires Photo ID. Entrance to the main foyer is free, however please be prepared to pay an entrance fee if you wish to enter the game room independently.
  • Overnight: Nice
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 7: Full Day in Nice

  • Spend the day at St. Paul de Vence, This morning drive into the pine scented hills above Nice to visit the hilltop St. Paul de Vence - a walled town which still retains its medieval character and is a haven for artists &ndash a treasure trove of workshops and galleries. Wander the cobbled streets to the central fountain, and see the burial place of Marc Chagall.This evening, celebrate your final night in France together with dinner
  • Overnight: Nice
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8: Depart France

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
  • Meal: Breakfast

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  • This itinerary for 15 passengers and more for inquiries, please email us at res2@right-travel.com 
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
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Not Included
  • International airfare to be provided upon request
  • Optional tours and gratuities

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