From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all. On this French Sampler tour, you'll get a sample of what France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Beaune, Aix-en-Provence, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a visit to magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, and an elevator ride to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Just imagine the views from this vantage point! A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Another tour highlight is a visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence and a drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
On this French tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll enjoy wine tasting in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region. In the Provençal town of Aix-en-Provence, where you'll stay two nights, enjoy a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery) at a historical café. On an excursion to Èze, create your own fragrance at a famous perfume factory.
These are just some of the many highlights included on this marvelous tour traveling through France and ending in Monte Carlo. It's a marvelous vacation experience!
Burgundy wine tasting at the Marché aux Vins wine cellar in Beaune
Enjoy a cafe au lait with calissons at the historical Café Les Deux Garcons in Aix-en-Provence
Visit a perfume factory in Monte Carlo and create your own fragrance
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral.
Visit the palace and gardens.
Burgundy wine tasting at Marche aux Vins wine cellar.
- PONT DU GARD
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct.
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes.
Walking tour; enjoy a cafe au lait with calissons at Les Deux Garcons.
- ST. PAUL DE VENCE
Drive along the Promenade des Anglais.
- MONTE CARLO
Orientation; drive along the Basse and Moyenne Corniches; in Eze, visit a perfume factory and create your own fragrance; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Throughout the tour.
- FREE WI-FI
available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
- Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
Day 1ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the "City of Light." (D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysees, and a visit to magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the famous Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
Day 3PARIS - VERSAILLES - BEAUNE.
Enjoy a special visit to the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES. Then, enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, capital of the region, where a WINE TASTING awaits you at the renowned Marche aux Vins wine cellar. Time to stroll around and admire the famous Hotel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica. (B)
Day 4BEAUNE - PONT DU GARD - AVIGNON - AIX - EN - PROVENCE.
Stop at Pont du Gard and admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhone River that in the 14th century became the residence of the popes. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colourful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. Next is the pleasant town of Aix-en-Provence, where you will stay for two nights. (B,D)
Day 5AIX - EN - PROVENCE.
Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over. Explore its centre during your walking tour, wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau, and enjoy a cafe au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery) at the historical cafe Les Deux Garҫons. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 6AIX - EN - PROVENCE - ST. PAUL DE VENCE - NICE - MONTE CARLO, MONACO.
Enjoy a highlight visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Marvel at the many art galleries and little shops. Then, turn to the glittering Mediterranean Sea and arrive in Nice, "Queen of the Riviera." Drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais and continue along the scenic Basse Corniche to the tiny country of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Capture the spirit and beauty of this magical place during your orientation drive. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to see the palace and royal church of Monaco town, have dinner, and try your luck at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)
Day 7MONTE CARLO. EXCURSION TO EZE, FRANCE.
Morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive along the Moyenne Corniche with spectacular views to Eze, where a unique highlight awaits you: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and CREATE YOUR OWN FRAGRANCE. Later, join a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your holiday. (B,D)
Day 8MONTE CARLO.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Nice). (B)
AVAILABLE 2017 TOURS
Return Economy economy class airfare
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel
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