France
Paris and Nice
7 Days/6 Nights
Departs Daily from Paris or Nice


6 Nights Includes

 

• 3 Nights Paris

• Paris City Tour and Seine Cruise

• 3-Day Central Zone Paris Visite Pass

• 3 Nights Nice

• Hop-on/Hop-off Nice
City Tour

• Antibes and Cannes Tour OR Monaco and Èze Tour

• One 3-Course Dinner in Nice

• 1st Class Rail with Seat Reservation

• Daily Breakfast

Combine the sophistication and glamour of Paris with the beauty of the
legendary French Riviera (anyone for rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous?) then throw in travel from Paris to Nice on a modern, high-speed French TGV train, and you have the perfect week in. . . well, if not paradise, something very close to it.

Day 1 ~ Paris: Arrive by rail or air in the City of Lights, with optional private meetand- greet transfers available, then check into your hotel. Charming, “authentic” properties are available on either the Left or the Right Bank, all close to the world-famous Metro subway, with a Visite Pass for getting around. (Accommodation, Paris) Your included Visite Pass is the best way to get around Paris without fighting the traffic. Included in your Destinations package, a Visite Pass is good for unlimited travel on the Metro subway and surface buses in Paris
for either Zones 1-3 or 1-5. A Zones 1-3 pass takes you to 95% of the Paris sights
most travelers wish to see.

Day 2 ~ Paris: After breakfast, you have a choice of departures for your half day city tour, with the balance of your day at leisure to explore, shop or sit in a trendy Paris sidewalk café and simply relax and partake the native Parisian’s favorite activity ~ people watching. (Breakfast & accommodation, Paris)

Paris City Tour and Cruise -
Tour lasts 3½ hours aboard an eight-passenger airconditioned minibus with an Englishspeaking driver-guide. You will see the Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower (15-minute photo stop), Notre Dame Cathedral (20-minute photo stop), the Latin Quarter and finish with a visit to the artist’s village of Montmartre. After the city tour you have a one-hour Seine River cruise (with commentary in English). (Your tour ends at the Pont de l'Alma with easy access to the Metro for the return to your hotel on your own.)

Day 3 ~ Paris: After Your third day in Paris starts with breakfast, and is at your leisure. May we suggest an optional city tour or excursion to complete
your Paris experience? (Breakfast & accommodation, Paris)


Day 4 ~
Paris to Nice:After breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the rail station for your TGV journey to Nice. Optional transfers in Paris & Nice are available. (Breakfast, Paris; accommodation, Nice)

Day 5 ~ Nice: After your breakfast, set off for the Hopon Hop-off Le Grand Tour of Nice and its many attractions. Use the tour to explore the many interesting neighborhoods and markets throughout the city. (Breakfast & accommodation, Nice)
Nice Hop on Hop off Le Grand Tour - Stops include the famous Promenade des Anglais, Port Quai Lunel, Place Garibaldi, Acropolis-Barla, Cimiez-Monastere (near Matisse museum), Chagall Museum, Place Massena at Avenue Verdun and more. (Exchange your voucher aboard a double-deck bus for a 24- hour pass. Commentary in English via headphones.)

Day 6 ~ Nice: After breakfast be in your hotel lobby for pick up for either of the half day tours listed below. Your afternoon is free to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais or explore Nice's historic Old Town.
(Breakfast & accommodation, Nice)
Half-Day Tour of Cannes & Antibes - Your coach takes the highway to Cannes
to see le Boulevard de la Croisette, le Palais des Festivals, le Marche forville,
old town, and more. Then to Antibes passing through Juan le Pins on Cap
d'Antibes. Once in Antibes you have free time to window shop or enjoy a snack
before taking the scenic seaside road back to Nice. (Please be in hotel lobby 15 minutes before departure. Departs at 9:00am, returns at 1:00pm.)
Half-Day Tour of Monte Carlo & Èze - Visit Monaco with a photo stop in Villefrance, then continue on to Monte Carlo along the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit before stopping in the Casino Square. Departing for Èze, you visit the perfume
factory Fragonard then on to the eagle’s nest village of Èze. (Optional Casino admission: 10 Euro, passport required. Under 18 not admitted. Departs at 9:00 a.m., returns at 1:30 p.m.)
3-Course Dinner at Restaurant Le Gustave 5 - Arrive on your own next to the Casino Ruhl on Promenade des Anglais for your 7:30 p.m. reservation. Le Gustave 5 features a traditional French cuisine with Niçoise and Provençal specialties served in an elegant and discreet atmosphere. (Meal includes 1/2 bottle wine, mineral water and coffee. If you wish to change your reservation time please contact the restaurant directly.)

Day 7 ~
Nice: After breakfast, depart for home or one of Avanti's optional discovery vacation extensions. (Breakfast, Nice)
Optional Tours in Paris: Couture Discount Shopping - Can’t afford Haute Couture clothing? Au contraire - learn the secrets of on this small group escorted walking tour. Daily at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m., lasts 2½ hours.
Introduction To French Wines - Don't know much about wine but you'd like
to learn? Daily at 3:00 p.m., lasts 1 hour. Tasting at Anciennes Caves du
sommelier de Louis XV.
Moulin Rouge Show with Dinner at Noces de Jeannette - The birth place of
the “naughty” French Can Can. Daily at 7:00 p.m. lasts 5 hours with hotel pick up and return.

Discovery Vacation Extensions:
Charming Riviera Villages - Explore medieval villages and enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
Includes:
?2 Nights Accommodations in St. Paul de Vence, Juan-les-Pins or Èze Village
?Daily Breakfast

 

 


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