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Paris & Provence & Riviera

Group Tour Overview

Explore fascinating Paris, the centre of fashion and cuisine. Stay in Montmartre hotel, cruise on Seine, see Mona Lisa in Louvre and walk through the lavish rooms and corridors of Chateaux Versailles. Then TGV super speedy train ride to Provence to visit Avignon, the centre of European Christianity for over 400 years, and end the tour in sunny Cote d' Azur. Visit Monte Carlo, Eze perfumery production and end the tour in fashionable Promenades des Anglais


Experience Time

9 Days

No. of Cities

4 Cities

Departure Date

You Choose

Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY-PARIS: Afternoon/overnight flight to Paris. 

Day-2. PARIS: Arrival Paris and transfer to the city. Then start with panoramic tour of the capital with several stops.  During the tour you will also see: Le Bastille, Luxembourg Garden, Sorbonne University, Latin Quarter, Champ d’ Mars, Champ Elisees, the National Assembly and Place de la Concorde. Then to your hotel in historical Bastille. After check in, supper close to hotel and walking tour along Seine.

Day-3. PARIS: Walk to Marais, the best "secret" of Paris, a labyrinth of cobble-stone streets, old courtyards, posh villas, art galleries, and pastry. shops. View Place de Vosges, the most beautiful palace in Paris before we enter Ille de la Cite, the cradle of Parisian civilization, and place where the Roman army sat up their fist camp.  Inside visit of Notre Dame and then along Pont Neuf to Conciergerie Prison from where during the revolution, over 1,350 prisoners including Marie Antoinette and Louis XVII. were sent to the guillotine. Then to Love for inside visit of one of the best art museums in the world. Then along Tuiliers Garden and along Seine to Pont d' Alma and board Bateaux Mouches cruise on Seine. 

Day-4. VERSAILLES & PARIS: Board RER train for short ride to the town of Versailles. Then just a short walk to the Palace built by the order of Louis XIV, the "Sun King". See the Royal Chapel, the Drawing Room, the Royal bedrooms, the Guard's Rooms and the courtyard. Lunch in Versailles (instead of dinner in Paris) and then return to Paris for visit of Galleries Lafayette glass Dome on the 7th floor with amazing view over the city. then some free time at this famous department store, or join your tour director on walking tour of Montmartre.

Day-5. PARIS - AVIGNON - MARSEILLES: TGV train ride to Avignon. Upon arrival take a tour of this beautiful Provençal City, the centre of European Christianity for over 400 years. Inside visit of the city’s landmark Palais des Papes, where Pope Clement V sought refuge from the turmoil in Rome in the 14th century. Before crossing the river, see Pont d’Avignon the partial bridge from the 12th century. Then to Marseilles and your hotel next to the Bay of Marseilles.

Day-6. MARSEILLES: Walking tour of the oldest city in France, established by Greeks, built during the Ancient Rome and mostly developed in medieval period. Guided tour to see Notre Dame de la Garde crowning the city, Roman Docks, Quartier du Panieer and the port. Later boat ride to nearby Chateau d' If for tour of this massive fortress, and former prison known from A. Dumas novel Count of Monte Cristo. 

Day-7. MARSEILLES - MONTE CARLO - NICE: Travel along French Rivera to Monaco, one of the smallest (and wealthiest) states in Europe.Walk to the Royal zone to see the Royal palace and see the changing of the guards. Then see the Botanical Garden and J. Custoau Oceanographic Museum. Then walking tour of the port and famous casino before we travel to cliff hanging village of Eze, to visit Gallimard perfumery outlet. Then to Nice and your seaside hotel.

Day-8. NICE: Explore NIce, the "Perle of Riviera". Walk along Promenades des Anglais, Avenue Medicin and up to the old port to visit Matisse Museum. Then climb the Chateaux with amazing view over the Riviera.

Day-9. DEPARTURE

 

Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.


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With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:

Louvre Museum - Versailles Castle - Notre Dame - Ile de la Cite - Montmartre - TGV to Provence - Popes Palace  - Custeau Museum, Eze perfume factory - Matisse Museum - l' Chateaux

Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:

  • round trip airfare
  • airport taxes
  • 7 nights in centrally located hotels
  • 7 European buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
  • tours of Paris, Avignon, Marseilles, Monaco and Nice
  • entrances to Louvre, Versailles, Popes Palace, Notre Dame
  • Bateaux Mouches cruise
  • boat tour to Cahteau d' If
  • all inclusive insurance
  • gratuities
  • Mariden tour director
  • INDEPENDENT GROUP

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