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14 Nights / 15 Days
A 12-day itinerary to have a complete overview of Paris, the east and the south part of France. Discover Paris, Bugundy, Provence and the Riviera.
- Market tour in less touristy district to experience the real Parisian life
- Expert and passionate guides in all the regions
- Wine tastings and culinary experience with a French chef
On arrival at the airport welcome and transfer to your hotel in the center of Paris. Free time to relax and wander in the lively streets around your hotel.
Introduction to Paris
After breakfast, meet your private guide for an introduction of Paris with a walking tour on the Islands (Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis). Your guide will introduce Paris’ history while walking in front of many famous monuments. You will start with the Ile de La Cité where the Sainte-Chapelle was built to protect the relics of the Christ. You will also be able to enter in the gothic jewel, Notre-Dame Cathedral, dated from the 12th century.
Day tour to Versailles & Monet's gardens
After breakfast, get picked up by your chauffeur and your guide for a private day tour to Versailles and Giverny. You will begin your day by visiting the Palace of Versailles. Along the visit discover its beautiful rooms of the King’s apartments and the spectacular gardens. After a lunch in Versailles you will continue your day with the visit of Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny.
Parisian market tour & Eiffel Tower
After breakfast, you will have a 2-hour market tour in the 17th arrondissement. This Parisian market is located on the North-west of Paris and you’ll meet real Parisians doing their shopping. You’ll be able to discover fresh produces as well as gourmet shops.
In the afternoon, self-visit the Eiffel Tower to the top floor with skip-the-line access. Take time to admire the breathtaking view over Paris.
Walking tour in Le Marais
After breakfast your guide will pick you up for a walking tour in Le Marais. This neighborhood will impress you with its architecture with numerous private mansions (“hotels particuliers”) dating from when Henri IV made this an aristocratic neighborhood. It’s also a very lively districts with lots of restaurants and shops.
In the afternoon you’ll be driven to the train station and you’ll take your train to Dijon in Burgundy. You chauffeur will drive you to your hotel located in the heart of the old city of Dijon. A great way to admire the French countryside.
Wine tour in Burgundy vineyards
Today you will have a private wine tour through the Burgundy vineyards. In the heart of beautiful landscapes, you will discover the Grands Crus wine road from Dijon to Meursault. You will be introduced to the Côtes de Nuits and Côtes de Beaune to discover prestigious wineries and to taste the great wines of Burgundy.
Free day in Dijon
Enjoy a free day discovering the city of Dijon. You could for example follow the owl “Chouette” circuit to discover all the cultural gems of the city, and taste the local specialties such as the authentic Dijon mustard or the ginger bread.
Journey to Avignon
This morning you will take the train to Avignon. After checking-in at your charming B&B located in the heart of the old city of Avignon, take time to discover the narrow and cobbled streets. The Palace of the Popes is also a must see.
Wine tour around the Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards
After breakfast your driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel for a private tour through the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards. You will visit some wine estates located in the most famous wine areas such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, Gigondas where you’ll be able to taste different wines. Amongst the different wineries you’ll discover gorgeous small Provencal villages like Seguret.
Lavender fields & Luberon villages
Today you will discover the small villages of the Luberon. Some of them are classified as “the most beautiful villages in France”. You could discover Gordes which is a gorgeous perched village and the Abbey de Senanque which is surrounded by lavender fields. Another village that you will visit is Roussillon, a little village perched on an ochre cliff.
Transfer to the Riviera
During the day you will be transferred to the train station and you will take the high-speed train from Avignon to Antibes. Free time in the afternoon to relax at the private beach or pool of your hotel.
Relaxing day on a yacht
Free morning. Spend a romantic afternoon onboard a yacht on the Mediterranean Sea – snacks, drinks and snorkeling equipment included.
Market tour and cooking class
In the morning you’ll be transferred to nice for a cooking class with a French chef. You will start your day with a market tour in Nice – enjoy the colors and the fragrance of the produces. You will then cook a 3-course meal with the ingredients you bought on the market before having lunch all together.
Day tour in the Riviera countryside
Today you’ll have a private tour in the Riviera countryside. You’ll start with Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry. You’ll then be driven to the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon from where you’ll have a stunning view of the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline. You tour will end in St Paul de Vence with ancient cobblestone lanes, fortified walls and art galleries, home of impressionist painters.
Back to the US
Departure day – transfer to Nice airport