Relax and unwind on a guided tour that takes you from Monaco to France. Cruise to spectacular Saint-Tropez, where a local guide will take you along the coastal town's ancient walls for unparalleled views of its medieval towers. Step inside the Aix-En-Provence Cathedral, a national treasure and religious landmark. Slide into the passenger's seat of a vintage car and be chauffeured through the countryside to an acclaimed winery for a private tour. Watch as lights dance across a limestone quarry at the Carrières de Lumières show. In Avignon, indulge in dinner at the Michelin-starred La Vieille Fontaine. Explore Old Town Albi, which features monuments from the 10th century. Learn about Bordeaux's unique history from a guide or take a guided bike ride to learn about the city's sustainability.

Our prices start from

$ 8,250 LAND ONLY

12 Days • GUIDED • 19 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Explore the Captivating Coasts of France & Monaco on a 12-Day Guided Tour.
  • Services by a Travel Concierge
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Welcome To The French Riviera

Join your traveling concierge for guided sightseeing of glamourous Monaco. See the Grand Prix circuit – famous for hosting the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix – explore the old town, and admire the Royal Palace where the Grimaldi family lives. Wander along the yacht-filled harbor and see the cathedral, which houses the tombs of the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.

Fairmont Monte Carlo

Dinner Included

After your arrival at Nice airport, you are transported to your lavish hotel in Monte Carlo. Meet your traveling concierge and fellow travelers at 6 p.m. for a welcome dinner by the Fontvieille marina. Tonight, see the Grimaldi Palace as you travel along the legendary Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit.

Day 2 - Nice Sightseeing

Fairmont Monte Carlo

Breakfast Included

Marvel at the breathtaking coastline from the corniche on your way to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and join a local expert to visit the opulent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its gardens. Built by the passionate art collector Madame Ephrussi, she gathered the best from each era including delicate pieces of furniture once belonging to Marie Antoinette. Continue your scenic sojourn to Nice. Your journey, your way. Choose to join a local expert to take a walk through the charming streets of Old Nice and see the Opera, the antique market, and the St Reparate Cathedral. Alternatively, visit a private beach and relax in a reserved comfortable sun lounger with a cocktail in hand as you marvel at the turquoise waters of the Bay of Angels.

Day 3 - Star-studded St.Tropez

Take in the best of Saint-Tropez as a Local Expert guides you through the remains of the ancient landmark Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption and its colorful bell tower. Afterward, taste the local Saint Tropez tart pastry in the bakery where it was first created in the 1950s

Château de Fonscolombe

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel to Sainte-Maxime and take a short boat ride to spectacular St. Tropez. The town shot to stardom after Brigitte Bardot's classic "And God Created Woman" and has maintained a reputation of hedonistic lifestyle ever since. Join a Local Expert to discover the remains of ancient walls, medieval towers and see the landmark Notre Dame de l'Assomption. Taste the local Tarte Tropézienne pastry at the bakery where it was first created in the 1950s. Arrive to magical Provence and to the immaculately renovated, 18th century Château de Fonscolombe, your splendid accommodation for the next three nights. Dine tonight at your hotel's L'Orangerie Restaurant serving flavourful and creative dishes.

Day 4 - Aix-en-Provence

At your fun cooking class learn how to make a seasonal and classic French dessert.

Château de Fonscolombe

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Cultural and gastronomic highlights await as you explore lively Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding countryside. Join your local expert and walk through the maze-like streets of the Old Town and see the Aix Cathedral. Follow in the footsteps of the city's native Paul Cezanne along the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau and dine at a French bistro in the heart of the Mazarin district. Afterward, take part in an engaging cooking class where you'll join a professional chef while learning how to make a seasonal and classical French dessert. Your journey, your way. Stop by the stunning Château La Coste, an excellent winery and open-air museum. Choose to join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience to sample the estate's organic wines and visit their one-of-a-kind contemporary wine cellar. Alternatively, join a local expert for a relaxed walk among olive groves and woods to discover the installations created by the best modern artists and architects.

Day 5 - Calanques National Park

Board your private cruise through the Calanques National Park to admire the towering limestone cliffs and the long, narrow and deep fjord-like inlets.

Château de Fonscolombe

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Spend the morning in the calm surroundings of your hotel; stroll or cycle in the Château gardens, try your hand at the classic French game of pétanque or simply relax by the pool. In the afternoon, head to the seaside of Cassis. As the crowds disappear upon your return to Cassis, enjoy the calm charm of the fishing village while indulging in a divine seafood dinner.

Day 6 - French Icons

Visit the tree lined avenues of Lourmarin and explore the lively market featuring crafts, clothing and local delicacies

Hotel d'Europe Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Today is dedicated to quintessential French experiences. Start by visiting the village of Lourmarin and browse the stalls of its famous market. Next, take a seat in your vintage Citroen 2CV and embark on a chauffeured drive through the hilly countryside. Arrive at the Domaine de la Citadelle, an acclaimed winery, and tour its grounds before diving into a picnic lunch. Try a selection of Provencal favorites paired with local wine. Later, arrive to riverside Avignon and see the famous Pont d'Avignon, the impressive city walls and the Papal Palace.

Day 7 - Les Baux And Arles

Hotel d'Europe Avignon

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during a visit to Château d'Estoublon, known for its certified Protected Designation of Origin olive oils, expertly crafted from five varieties native to the region. Next up is a dazzling light and sound show at the Carrières de Lumières, projected in an abandoned limestone quarry with a nod to an ever-changing selection of renowned artists. Afterward, you'll travel to Arles with your local expert to take in the sites of the first century Roman Amphitheater and to discover the profound influence Aries had on Vincent Van Gogh. Back in Avignon, take a moment to slow down and let your mind wander as you are treated to an intimate private concert with a local singer at the quaint Oratory Chapel, opened specially for you. Indulge in a superb dinner at the Michelin-starred La Vieille Fontaine. The elegant Provençal restaurant serves well-crafted modern cuisine, a gourmet affair to remember.

Day 8 - Scenic Journey To Albi

Appreciate the engineering genius of the Ancient Romans, during a visit to Pont du Gard, the world's best-preserved aqueduct and a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.

La Réserve Albi

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Visit the Pont du Gard, an exceptionally well-preserved Roman aqueduct. Journey through the remarkable Camargue nature reserve, the delta area of the Rhône River and home to the distinct Camargue horse breed. Head inland and cross the Millau Viaduct, the tallest road bridge in the world. Arrive in Albi at your charming, upscale hotel on the bank of River Tarn.

Day 9 - Episcopal City Of Albi

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town of Albi, birthplace of artist Toulouse-Lautrec, with your local expert. Walk the town and marvel at the awe-inspiring cathedral.

La Réserve Albi

Breakfast Included

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town of Albi with your local expert. It remains a largely unchanged ensemble of monuments and landmarks dating from the 10th to 13th centuries. Your journey, your way. Choose to visit the dominant St. Cecilia Cathedral, whose plain exterior is in stark contrast to its flamboyant Gothic interior covered in religious art. Alternatively, visit the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, celebrating the town's own artist with the largest collection of his works worldwide.

Day 10 - Through The Valley Of Dordogne To Bordeaux

Le Grand Hotel Bordeaux

Breakfast Included

Take the panoramic route through the evergreen oak forests in the Dordogne country. Enjoy dramatic views of hilltop castles facing each other across the river, and pass through an array of medieval villages and towns thought to be among the prettiest in the country. See Château Milandes, once the home of French-American actress and freedom fighter Josephine Baker. Tonight, arrive to your sublime hotel in Bordeaux facing the emblematic Grand Théâtre.

Day 11 - Bordeaux Sightseeing

Conclude your journey with a superb dining experience at the historic Château du Ferrand, where you toast to your travels during your celebration dinner. Learn how the estate is working towards a more environmental future by using organic fertilizers, protecting local fauna and harvesting by hand.

Le Grand Hotel Bordeaux

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Your journey, your way. With the help of your local expert, choose to learn about the impressive 18th century architecture of Vieux Bordeaux, which was financed by the colonial trade. See the Triangle d'Or and the magnificent Esplanade des Quinconces. Alternatively, explore on a relaxing bike tour. Enjoy a beautiful loop of the Garonne river, pass through the Chartrons district, and stop in the picturesque Jardin Public.

Day 12 - Depart Bordeaux

Breakfast Included

After breakfast you are transferred to Bordeaux Airport as your journey comes to an end.

2022 Tour Dates

May
8, 22
:
$8,250
|
June
5, 19, 26
:
$8,650
|
July
24, 31
:
$8,895
|
August
14
:
$8,895
|
September
4, 18
:
$8,250
|

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