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Private 10-Day-Tour of Paris, Provence & French Riviera

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Private 10-Day-Tour of Paris, Provence & French Riviera

Get to know the Highlights of France! Visit the most famous sights of Paris and hidden places on interesting excursions and food tours. Make sure to visit the Palace of Versailles and to have lunch on the Eiffel Tower. Continue your trip with a visit to the historic city of Avignon and get to know the Provence Region. At the end of your tour, you will spend some days in Nice and enjoy beautiful beaches and glamorous cities on the French Riviera.

DAY 1

Arrival Paris & Oldtimer Tour by night

Private airport transfer to your accommodation: A private driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you safely to your accommodation. Private tour of Paris by night in a traditional Citröen 2CV: In just an hour, this night tour of Paris will reveal the magic of the French capital at night! Paris, City of Lights, is never more stunning than at night, when she truly lives up to her name. Paris' illuminated avenues and spot-lit monuments take you on a fairy-tale dimension that can only be truly seen at night! However, this is not a conventional tour: your night tour of Paris will be undertaken in a red-white and blue, open-topped Citroën 2CV, with an English speaking Parisian at the wheel! During your nocturnal Paris trip you’ll be able to see all the highlights of central Paris: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadéro , Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit et Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, Louvre Pyramide, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral and Hôtel de Ville. Duration: 1 hour. The tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés Read more

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DAY 2

Tour of Paris & Lunch on Eiffel Tower

Private tour of Paris with lunch on the Eiffel Tower and hotel pick-up: Discover the most famous Parisian landmarks in the heart of this iconic city with your expert guide! Travel in style and comfort aboard your luxury minibus, which ensures a more intimate experience. Enjoy a photo stop in front of the Eiffel Tower, then let the driver take you down the Champs Elysees from the Arc de Triumph to Place de la Concorde. Marvel at the Opera Garnier, the Invalides and keep your eyes peeled for Quasimodo during your short stop at the historic Notre Dame cathedral. Then it’s time for a fabulous 3 course lunch at the ’58 Tour Eiffel’ restaurant, located on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. The large bay windows boast spectacular views over the river Seine, Champs de Mars and Trocadero. You will take the elevator, with skip the line access to ensure a stress free visit. The tour includes: Complimentary Pick-Up Services. The tour does not include: Drop-off services (your tour ends at the Eiffel Tower). Duration: approximately 4 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés Read more

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DAY 3

Private Tour of Versailles & Dinner Show

Private half day guided tour of Versailles: You will be transported back to the Golden Age of France with a trip to the Palace of Versailles, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and emblem of French royalty and extravagance. You will be guaranteed fast-track entry, allowing you to jump the queue and travel in comfort on one of our fully air-conditioned coaches. You will marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau, transformed by the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge. Playground of the French monarchs, Versailles was the center of royal and political power until the French Revolution in 1789 which saw Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette forced to return to the capital. Your professional guide will enable you to discover the State apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, the epitome of French opulence: three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. You will also have the time to explore the manicured gardens “à la française”, which mirror the splendor of the interior. Designed by the French landscaper André Le Nôtre in 1661 for the King Louis XIV, the 2,000-acre park is an architectural expanse of perspectives, parterres, fountains and groves that since its inception has defined what a French garden should be. Your tour includes: Complimentary Pick-up and Drop-off services, Skip the Line entry to Versailles Palace, Professional Guide. Duration: 4 hours. Suggestion: Dinner and Show at the Cabaret Moulin Rouge: Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening and enjoy a show at the renowned Parisian cabaret, the Moulin Rouge. The club's decor still contains much of the romance of the fin de siècle style Paris is famous for. The event includes a romantic dinner prepared by Chef David Le Quellec. The “Féerie Show” will start at 9 pm. You will be amazed by the colorful fancy costumes, the top-class dance presentations and orchestration. The "Fairy" cabaret review at the Moulin Rouge brings together an extensive troop of performers: 100 artists including 60 beautiful Doris Girls dancers recruited worldwide; 1000 costumes with feathers, glitter and strass made in the Paris' famous studios; astonishing stage sets with rich colours and unique drawings created by Italian artists. The show includes the best international entertainment, as well as exceptional acts, and the eagerly-awaited return of the giant Aquarium. The world of rhinestones, feathers, and sequins is a revelation! Be amazed by the exceptional routines and numbers set against an original musical score played and recorded by 80 musicians. Duration: 4 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés Read more

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DAY 4

Food Tours & Wine Tasting in Paris

Gourmet Foodie Tour "History of French Luxury Gourmet Brands" - Paris Paris has always been a great source of inspiration for French luxury brands. Nowadays these names have developed a reputation reflecting the excellence of French craftsmanship. Hundreds of years of savoir-faire contribute to the prestige of French food and luxury brands across the world. During your 2-hour guided walking tour through the fine shops in the elegant neighborhood of Madeleine, you will discover the history of famous French brands such as Fauchon, Hédiard, Ladurée and Maille. Carole, your tour guide, will be very attentive to all your questions and let you in on the Day 4: Monday 05/03/18, Paris history of these long-established food brands. Duration: 2 hours – commentaries in English – in groups up to 20 people. Cheese and Wine Tasting in a long-established Parisian Cellar Situated in the Marais quarter, in the heart of Paris, a long-established cheese maturing cellar from the 17 th century will open its doors for a unique cheese tasting experience paired with excellent wines. Our specialized artisan will teach you the art of tasting. The tasting includes: 7 cheese varieties paired with 2 glasses of wine plus fresh baguette. Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes. Commentaries in English – in groups up to 15 people. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés Read more

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DAY 5

Train Ride to Avignon and Walking Tour

Private transfer from your accommodation to the train station: A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you safely to the train station. Train ride from Paris to Avignon in 1st class. Duration: 3 hours. Private transfer from the train station to your accommodation: A private driver will pick you up at the train station and drive you safely to your hotel. Morning walking tour of Avignon and the Pope's Palace: Join your local guide in a walk to discover the rich historical center of Avignon - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb up to the top of the fortified medieval city walls and discover Avignon stretching in all its beauty along the Rhône river. Enjoy skip-the-line access and follow your guide inside the Pope's Palace (entrance ticket included), the largest Gothic-style palace in Europe where successive popes resided between 1309 and 1377. In this maze of galleries, chambers and chapels, imagine its luxurious furnishing and sumptuous decoration from the medieval period. Walk on the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge; see the town hall, topped with its clock tower, and the theatre. Your tour will end up with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in a intimate and historical place, mostly known by the locals. Participants will be required to walk on cobblestone streets and climb many flights of steps during the tour. Therefore, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Duration: 3 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast in an historic and fully restored cloister from the 16th century Read more

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DAY 6

Guided Lavender Tour in Provence

Private full day guided lavender tour - immerse yourself in the Provençal "Art de Vivre": Discover the scenery of lavender fields in bloom in Provence. Visit a traditional open-air market everyday in a different village of Provence and appreciate its stalls presenting a shimmering palette of fruits and vegetables and handcrafts, etc. Drive along picturesque roads through wild lavender fields to Sault, lavender capital (photo stops) or Roussillon (depending on the flowering stage). Free time in Sault or Roussillon to wander and do some shopping in lavender shops. Sault is a small town spread out along a low rocky promontory above the lavender fields - the plateau and village are at an altitude of more than 750 metres above sea level, with one side of the village winding around the top of a cliff. It is an exceptionally attractive village, both because of the historical centre and the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Roussillon is the capital of ochre. This small village, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, blends into the surrounding cliffs. As you walk through the narrow streets and enjoy the small squares, you see and feel the color that is an inherent part of its history. Visit Gordes, hilltop village in Luberon, one of «the most beautiful villages in France», completely made with dry stones. The perched location provided protection from invasions during the Middle Ages. Dominating Gordes is the 16th-century Château de Gordes, a fortified castle with medieval corner towers and a grand doorway. Visit the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, where you can learn about all the steps in the processing of lavender, from harvest to the production of lavender oil. During the blooming season, a photo stop in sunflower fields will also be included in the itinerary. Pick-up and drop-off from Avignon. Lunch at own expense. Duration: 9 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast in an historic and fully restored cloister from the 16th century Read more

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DAY 7

Private Full Day Tour of Provence

Private full day guided tour of the Roman and Medieval heritage of Provence: Combine wine and olive oil tastings in Les Baux de Provence valley with the discovery of the Roman and Medieval heritage of Nîmes, Pont du Gard and Uzès. Nîmes is a great city of the arts, proud of its prestigious Roman past. Visit the ancient Roman monuments : the amphitheater (entrance ticket and audioguide included). When events such as concerts or bullfights occur, the amphitheatre will be closed and the visit will be replaced by a video in the Maison Carrée (or Square House), one of the best preserved temples in the Roman world. Explore Uzès, wonderful medieval town and the first Duchy of France, set in the Mediterranean scrub. Uzès has preserved its layout as a medieval stronghold, embellished in the 17th and 18th centuries. Discover the picturesque square Place aux Herbes, the episcopal palace, the ducal palace, the Fenestrelle Tower (a unique belltower) and the cathedral. Outside Uzès is the catchment area of the Roman aqueduct that brought spring water to Nîmes. The Pont du Gard, dating back to the first century and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it's the most amazing and best-preserved part of the Roman aqueduct. Admire Les Baux de Provence, a medieval village labeled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". This immense and superb stone fortress is without doubt one of the "must-sees" on the Provencal tourist trail! Taste olive oil in a mill in Les Baux de Provence valley, one of the most beautiful landscapes of olive groves in Provence, where olive oil is entitled to the A.O.C. label. The unusual feature of this A.O.C. olive oil is that it is made from a blend of several varieties of olives. It is the subtle blend of these varieties, a secret jealously guarded by each producer, that gives the oil a whole range of different flavours. Enjoy wine-tasting in an estate at the foot of the Alpilles hill range. The wines of Les Baux de Provence are defined by the unique, multi-faceted character of the soil, naturally protected and dried by the mistral wind. Les Baux de Provence wines have been officially recognised and labelled A.O.C (appellation d’origine contrôlée) since 1995. Pick-up and drop-off from Avignon. Lunch at own expense. Duration: 9 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast in an historic and fully restored cloister from the 16th century Read more

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DAY 8

Train Ride to Nice & Visit of St-Tropez

Private transfer from your accommodation to the train station: A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you safely to the train station. Train ride from Avignon to Nice in 1st class. Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes. Private half day tour: Saint Tropez the iconic town uncovered: Before being a charming Provencal town, Saint-Tropez is a myth, and any visit there must include an appropriate understanding of this aspect! The drive to the bay of Saint-Tropez is a pleasure in itself; the road will take you through the Maures forest to Sainte-Maxime, where you will take a small ferry to Saint-Tropez (15 minutes) in order to avoid the craziness of the traffic, and to enjoy the beauty of the site. In Saint-Tropez there’s something for everyone: an impressive historic site with a fortress, a place of art with the Annonciade museum, a charming district with the old town, a glamourous rendez-vous with the port full of yachts, a paradise for shopping lovers as far as the eye can see. The minivan will pick you up in Saint-Tropez itself and on the way back, you can choose between the village of Port Grimaud, the so called “little Venice of Provence”, Grimaud, one of the jewels of the south, or maybe a visit of a winery near Les Arcs. Experience: Cruise the bay of Saint-Tropez. Itinerary: Maures forest, Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Port Grimaud or Grimaud or Les Arcs. Add to the price Ferry Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Tropez: 8€/pp. Option on request: Visit of a winery with tasting: 15€/pp. Duration: 8 hours. Overnight stay and breakfast in a Classic room in a 4* hotel in Nice Read more

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DAY 9

Private Tour to Monaco in Minivan

Private Excursion by minivan: Monaco Tour. There is more to the Principality of Monaco than what meets the eye. Beyond the exclusive resorts, there is a fascinating story! Let our guide tell you the history of the only nation in the world founded by a single family, the Grimaldi, and spend a day in the last example of a European city state. To appreciate the "authentic” Monaco, you must understand how an isolated perched village became, through the centuries, a prosperous country which attracts the largest fortunes of the world. For that, we’ll take you to Menton, the gorgeous "pearl of France" and to Roquebrune, a medieval village with the oldest castle in France. You will then discover the second smallest country in the world with a different perspective. Visit Monte-Carlo and its famous casino, the historic town perched on "the Rock", the antique port Hercules, the Larvotto seaside and its Japanese’s garden, the reclaimed land of Fontvieille, and of course the legendary circuit of the F1 Grand Prix. On request, see the exotic garden, or the ancient car collection of the Prince, or the prehistoric museum, or visit the palace. Entrance fees not included. With us, you will follow the scenic roads and enjoy the best panoramas. Pick-up and drop off at your hotel. Itinerary: Upper corniche, Menton, Roquebrune village, Cap Martin, Rock of Monaco, F1 Grand Prix, Japanese garden, Monte-Carlo, Fontvieille. In option: Visit of the Grand casino of Monte-Carlo: 10€/pp + passport. Visit of the Monaco exotic garden: 7.20€/pp. Duration: 8 hours. Overnight stay and breakfast in a Classic room in a 4* hotel in Nice Read more

Night in Nice
DAY 10

End of your Stay

Private transfer: Pick-up at your accommodation and transfer by minivan to Nice Airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Paris
Hotel 4*-Hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés District
Day 5
Location Avignon
Hotel Historical 16th Century Hotel (4*)
Day 8
Location Nice
Hotel 4*-Hotel next to the Beach

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 9 Nights in Charming 4*-Hotels
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 5x Transfer to Train Station/Accommodation/Airport
  • Train Tickets (Paris-Avignon-Nice)
  • Private Oldtimer Tour in Paris
  • Private Guided Tour of Paris including Transportation and Lunch on the Eiffel Tower
  • Private Guided Half-Day Tour in Versailles including Transportation and Skip-the-Line-Entry
  • Gourmet Food Tour in Paris
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting in Paris
  • Walking Tour of Avignon and the Pope’s Palace
  • Private Guided Full-Day Guided Lavender Tour including Transportation
  • Private Guided Full-Day Guided Tour of the Roman and Medieval Heritage of Provence (incl. Wine Tasting)
  • Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Saint-Tropez
  • Private Guided Excursion to Monaco by Minivan
  • A travel folder with the reservation vouchers.
  • A phone contact in case of an emergency during your trip

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurances, all-risks coverage
  • The suggestions (can be booked on demand)
  • Meals and Beverages (unless indicated otherwise)
  • Personal expenses (drinks, tips etc.)
  • The tourist tax has to be paid on the spot

More information

  • Price per Person in Standard twin room
  • This trip can be 100% personalised!

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