Spotlight On The French Riviera
Nice, St. Paul De Vence, St. Tropez, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Grasse
Uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches and elegant allure that attracts the rich and famous to the exquisite French Riviera. Unpack for a leisurely multi-night stay, embracing the luxury and breathtaking beauty of the French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur. Spend time in the fairy-tale principality of Monaco. Attend one of the world's oldest and most famous carnivals in Nice. Discover the opulence of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Gardens. Watch artisans create fragrant perfumes. Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Cannes and St. Tropez. Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. Shop like a local at Nice's colorful flower market. It's time you lived a little bit of the good life.
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
It's time to live the good life and embark on a getaway to the fabulous French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur. With its elegant coastal resorts, superb eateries, chic boutiques and captivating museums, it's the ultimate sunny retreat for the elite. Unpack your bags just once and stay at a single hotel for your entire adventure, which begins with an overnight flight to France.
Day 2 - Nice (French Riviera), France - Tour Begins
Your tour commences in the stunning city of Nice, a coastal pearl of the Mediterranean known for its legendary opulence and balmy beaches. With an average of 300 sunny days per year, Nice is a seaside paradise. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring delightful French cuisine artfully presented. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3 - Nice - St. Paul De Vence - Nice
Get to know Nice with a local expert, sampling different treats while on a tasting tour of the city. After sampling favorite flavors, continue on to historic St. Paul de Vence, situated atop a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside. Explore this walled medieval village, soaking in its distinctive light said to have inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall and other artists. End your day back in Nice for an evening at leisure. Perhaps you will take a stroll along the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais or visit Place Massena, the town's center of activity. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4 - Nice - St. Tropez - Nice
Enjoy a day trip to St. Tropez, the most famous destination on the French Riviera. Independently explore the iconic open-air market on the Place des Lices, perusing an array of foods including breads, pastries, cheeses, olives, spices, fruits and vegetables. Experience St. Tropez by sea on a boat cruise,* admiring the old village, sunny beaches, and spectacular "millionaire's bay" where celebrity homes dot the coastline. Before returning to Nice, visit a local vineyard for a tour and tasting of regional wines, including the Côte d'Azur's famous rosé wines. Today breakfast will be included.
*The St. Tropez cruise operates weather permitting and is dependent on sea conditions.
Day 5 - Nice - Monaco - Monte Carlo - Nice
Travel the coastline and pass the charming town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on your way to the Principality of Monaco. On a city tour, see the Place des Armes, Avenue des Beaux Arts, and the Cathedral of Monaco – the permanent resting place of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. View the changing of the guards at the Prince's Palace before continuing to the famous Casino of Monte Carlo. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Nice. This evening, savor a wine-paired tasting menu highlighting the delights of the South of France. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6 - Nice
Personalize your morning because it's your choice! Visit the Marc Chagall Museum and find the largest public collection of the artist's outstanding paintings, his stained-glass windows and mosaics -OR- get a glimpse into the country's past during a lecture with a local expert on WWII, learning about Nice's involvement as well as insights into today's society. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to a petanque lesson and tournament, including an open bar and some tasty snacks. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 7 - Nice - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - Nice
This morning discover Nice's famed flower market and be enchanted by brightly colored blooms and other enticing delicacies. Then, head to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, referred to as the crown jewel of the French Riviera, where you'll visit the impressive Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Uncover the lush gardens replete with jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Your visit to the villa is complete with lunch served in the charming tea room overlooking the Bay of Villefrance. Enjoy free time to relax and take in the laid-back atmosphere along the Riviera. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 8 - Nice - Cannes - Grasse - Nice
Journey to Cannes and rub elbows with Europe's elite. A local expert joins you on a walking tour of Cannes where you will learn about the fascinating history of the city and the nearby Lérins Islands. Enjoy time on your own before continuing on to Grasse. Learn the secrets of perfume making during a hands-on workshop and tour of the Fragonard Perfumerie, where fragrant formulations have been prepared since 1782. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 9 - Nice - Tour Ends
Depart for home with many wonderful memories of your journey through the Cote d'Azur. Today breakfast will be included.
Pricing is per person, land and cruise only, based on November 7, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $500.
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