Book a 2018 holiday before 31 July and our home pick-up service is doubled to 100 miles.
Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Paris Guided sightseeing tour including the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées and Notre Dame Cathedral Versailles Visit the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, home of the 'Sun King' Louis XIV Avignon See the Palace of the Popes Aix-en-Provence Explore the small maze of streets that is also the birthplace of painter Cézanne NiceWander the Old Town with your Tour Director and explore the 'Queen of the Riviera'
Fly to Paris, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants
Today's sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.
Enjoy a special visit to the impressive Palace & Gardens of Versailles. Then, enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, the capital of the region. A pleasant walk brings you to the centre of the old town to see the famous Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica before continuing to your hotel.
Top 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 Rhône 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
. Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its centre during your walking tour, and wander through the maze of small streets and along Cours Mirabeau before continuing to Nice, "Queen of the Riviera." An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.
Follow your Tour Director on a walking tour through the old town of Nice, and enjoy some free time on your own. In the late afternoon, visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, and enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK
Paris: Les Jardins du Maris or Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Beaune: Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Aix-en-Provence: Hotel Renaissance or Grand Hotel Roi Rene
Accommodation as stated or similar
This Platinium tour is operated by our sister company Globus
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