Provence & French Riviera

Typical French architecture

Provence & French Riviera

Independent Fly & Drive Tour

This 8-day escorted motor coach European vacation package offers you the best of both worlds. Old-world adventure meets metropolitan chic across Franceai??i??s Provence and the French Riviera. Traveling in the comfort of a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach and led by a professional tour guide, your time in Provence will include visits to Orange, St. RAi??my de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, and Arles. Your Provence & Riviera vacation package also includes Avignon, featuring visits to the Popeai??i??s Palace and Pont dai??i??Avignon. Tour fascinating stops along Gordes, Roussillon, Nimes, UzA?s, Aix en Provence, Monaco, Eze, Nice, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes and more. Discover the sparkling blue skyline of the French Riviera, known for mesmerizing travelers with its sunny climate, postcard beaches, high-roller casinos and streets lined with luxurious boutiques. Provence offers an abundance of breathtaking landscapes from the Alps to the Mediterranean for those who want to explore the great outdoors. Bon Appetit as you send your taste buds into gastronomic overdrive with dishes such as Bouillabaisse, the decadent fish stew, which is served in many variations accompanied by aioli (garlic mayonnaise). Finally, wrap-up your European vacation package with a glass of Provenceai??i??s exclusive wine specialty, dry rose. Sante!

Typical Itinerary

Day 1 Avignon
Arrival at Avignon railway station and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to start discovering this lovely and charming town.
Day 2 Avignon/Orange/St. RAi??my de Provence/Les Baux de Provence/Arles/Avignon
Your day begins with a visit of Orange, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After a visit of the well preserved Roman Triumphal Arch, a symbol of the Roman imperial glory, your driver will take you on a journey through the vineyards between Orange and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where a wine tasting session of the most prestigious red wine in the Rhone valley awaits you. Continue to St. RAi??my de Provence, a picturesque market town. The medieval streets of the Old Town jumble together to form a maze filled with upscale boutiques and pretty shops stocking ProvenAi??al products. Continue with a visit of Les Baux de Provence, a village set upon a rock, and of Arles, a good example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. (B)

Avignon/Gordes/Roussillon/Avignon
Morning tour of Avignon, the City of the Popes. See the Popesai??i?? Palace, the largest gothic palace in the world, and the majestic Pont dai??i??Avignon. In the afternoon, continue to Gordes, a hilltop village in the Luberon region. Its houses and buildings of white stone root themselves into the sharp cliff of the mountain. Its labyrinth of “calades”, narrow cobblestone streets, do not leave the visitor indifferent to its charms. Continue to Roussillon, a village that has seduced many artists. Its houses offer the passers-by a harmony of enchanting colors, art galleries, and some very good restaurants. (B)
Day 4 Avignon/Nimes/UzA?s/Avignon
Start with a tour of Nimes, known for the greatest wealth of ancient buildings. See the Pont du Gard, the majestic Roman aqueduct, the Maison CarrAi??, gorgeous example of a Roman Temple, and the Arena, the best preserved arena in France. Continue with a visit of UzA?s, a charming medieval village, self-proclaimed first duchy of France. (B)
Day 5 Avignon/Aix en Provence/Nice
Today visit the fountain-filled Aix-en-Provence and step back in time. Vestiges of the Roman city are still visible at the Thermes Sextius spa, Gothic cloisters can be admired at the Cathedral, and sumptuous neoclassical houses that long inspired writers and artists can be seen in the Mazarin quarter. Visit of Paul Cezanneai??i??s studio. Continue to Nice, and check in at your hotel. (B)
Day 6 Nice/Monte Carlo/Eze/Nice
Your day is filled with exciting visits. Start with a tour of the Principality of Monaco. From casinos to elegant balls, Monte Carlo has plenty of luxurious attractions to draw international jet-setters. See the world famous Casino, Hotel de Paris, and Cafe’ de Paris. Continue to the tiny village of Eze. Perched on a rocky hill above the sea, it could not get any prettier. With narrow cobblestone, pedestrian-only streets, wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the azure water below, it is just as it was centuries ago. End your day with a visit of the Fragonard perfumery. (B)
Day 7 Nice/Saint Paul de Vence/Cannes/Nice
Today tour the lovely town of Nice. See the Promenade des Anglais, the famous waterfront boulevard, the elegant Belle Ai??poque-style buildings, and MarchAi?? aux Fleurs. Continue your tour with a visit of Saint Paul de Vence, a medieval fortified village, and Cannes, the glitzy town known for its film festival. (B)
Day 8 Cannes to USA (or extend your stay)
Morning transfer to airport for your return flight home. (B)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Buffet breakfasts daily
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: – Tour of Provence, including visits of Orange, St. RAi??my de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Arles – Tour of Avignon, including entrance fees for the Popeai??i??s Palace and Pont dai??i??Avignon – Tour of Gordes – Tour of Roussillon – Tour of Nimes – Tour of UzA?s – Tour of Aix en Provence, including entrance fee for Paul Cezanne studio – Tour of Monaco – Tour of Eze – Tour of Nice – Tour of Saint Paul de Vence – Tour of Cannes – Visit of Fragonard perfumery – Wine tasting and visit of a cellar in Chateauneuf-du-Pape/li>
  • Airport arrival & departure transfer
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Assistance of a professional driver-guide throughout the entire length of the tour
  • Travel bag, one per person
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • From $2791 per person based on double occupancy
  • From $2989 single room accommodations

Package booking code: cht/10

* Seasonal air and land supplements apply. Please, feel free to ask for details at time of booking. Additional supplements and restrictions may apply over local holidays. Package prices are subject to change without notice. Please, request airfare updated price before making the final payment.

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