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Having grown up in Southern Africa and both lived and travelled extensively throughout Asia, the US and Europe, I am a true explorer at heart. I love discovering new destinations and curating unique experiences for my clients.

Graham

European Specialist

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Overview

  • from $9,354 PP
  • 10 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 2hrs from London / 9hrs from NYC

Highlights

This tour provides an excellent overview of some of the best France has to offer over 10 nights divided between the city sights of Paris, the tranquil landscapes of Provence with its dreamy hilltop villages, lavender fields and vines, to the sun-soaked French Riviera. Begin in the City of Lights with a full-day private tour that reveals that top sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. Discover world-famous works of art in the Louvre and enjoy a day trip to the Palace of Versailles and its stunning gardens before traveling to Provence where you’ll be immersed in the magnificent scenery, rich history and tasty wines. Conclude with three nights in Nice, complete with a private tour of the city along with a day trip to Monaco, Eze and Monte Carlo, with the grand finale exploring Cannes, Antibes and Grasse. Upscale, hand-selected accommodation, daily breakfast and private transfers are provided throughout.

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What's Included

Provence, France
  • 10 nights 4- or 5-star accommodation with breakfast included
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private transfers throughout as per itinerary
  • Expert trip planning advice and 24/7 staff support
  • Full-day private Paris tour
  • Day trip to the Palace of Versailles
  • 3-hour private Louvre tour
  • Private Luberon Villages tour
  • Private Alpilles Gourmet Tour
  • Private Nice and Monaco tours
  • Private tour of Antibes, Cannes & Grasse

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Paris: Arrival into Paris, France

Paris, France

Your 10-night journey begins with your arrival into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport where our driver will be there to welcome you and provide private transfer to your hotel in the City of Lights. After check-in the rest of the day is yours to relax and rest up for the many adventures that lie ahead. As one of the world’s most romantic destinations, you might want to soak up the enchanting atmosphere while enjoying a stroll through the neighborhood. With your hotel in posh Saint-Germaine, you’ll be steps from chic shops and trendy cafes, perfect for unwinding with a glass of wine.

    Day 2 Paris: Private City Highlights Tour

    Paris, France

    A highlight on your itinerary, you’ll enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Paris with your own private driver/guide. It can be customized to your personal interests or simply take advantage of your guide’s local knowledge that ensures you’ll take in some of the best the city has to offer. Of course, you won’t want to miss the Eiffel Tower, but some of the other must-see landmarks include the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, Palais Garnier, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur that sits atop the hill of Montmartre. Your guide can also provide recommendations for the best restaurants and more.

      Day 3 Private Half-Day Palace of Versailles Tour

      Versailles Palace, France

      A half-day trip with your private driver/guide brings you to the grand Palace of Versailles. You’ll get to walk the paths that wind through the magnificent gardens, created at the behest of the king who wanted them to magnify the glory of the palace. You’ll see the beautiful flowerbeds, fountains, lakes and canal where the king himself enjoyed gondola rides. Discover the over-the-top opulence inside the palace too, including the Hall of Mirrors with its 17 arched windows all featuring individual mirrors, and the prestigious series of seven rooms that make up the State Apartment with lavish Italian-style décor, painted ceilings and marble paneling.

        Day 4 Paris: Private Half-Day Louvre Tour

        The Louvre, Paris

        Today you’ll get to explore the world’s most visited museum, the vast Louvre, home to some of the most renowned works of art dating from antiquity to the mid-1800s, along with Egyptian relics, medieval artifacts and more. With the knowledge of your guide, you’ll be able to make the most of your three hours here while learning more about what you’re seeing, from the 130 BC Venus de Milo and the Crypt of the Sphynx to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa and the massive Coronation of Napoleon oil painting that measures nearly 33 feet wide and 20 feet tall.

          Day 5 Avignon: Transfer from Paris via Giverny or Rouen

          Rouen, France

          After four nights in Paris, it’s time to say goodbye as your private driver will pick you up at your hotel this morning, providing a transfer to Avignon. Set along the Rhone River, it’s the gateway of Provence and looks as if it should be a star in a medieval fairytale. Along the way, there will be a stop made in either Giverny or Rouen, depending on the season. Giverny is renowned as the home of Impressionist painter Claude Monet and his glorious gardens that still thrive today, while Rouen is characterized by medieval half-timbered homes, gothic churches and charming cobbled streets.

            Day 6 Avignon: Full Day Luberon Villages Tour from Avignon

            Gordes, France

            Enjoy a full-day tour of the Luberon villages, known as some of the most picturesque in Provence. They include Menerbes, Lacoste, Gordes and Roussillon, all of which are hilltop villages surrounded by breathtaking scenery that includes cypress trees, vineyards, lavender fields, lush valleys and canyons. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Menerbes is one of the finest with its narrow winding streets leading to a lovely square at the top. Lacoste hasn’t changed much at all since the 15th century and includes a castle in partial ruin. Gordes features an 11th-century castle along with stunning countryside views, while wonderfully unspoiled Roussillon is a photogenic dream.

              Day 7 Avignon: Private Alpilles Gourmet Tour from Avignon

              Savor the delicious flavors of Provence with your private foodie guide. You’ll be picked up from your hotel to travel through the scenic region while sampling a variety of local eats, such as truffles, cheeses, artisanal olive oils, charcuterie and wine, starting with the capital of Alpilles, Saint Remy de Provence village. A hub of arts and culture at the heart of Alpilles Regional Natural Park, the village was built atop one of the oldest archaeology sites in Europe. It holds the remains of the Glanum which dates back to the 3rd-century BC. Discover hilltop Les Baux de Provence. Arles and the Camargue as well.

                Day 8 Nice: Transfer from Avignon with Aix en Provence Tour Enroute

                Aix en Provence

                It’s time to head to your final destination of the trip, Nice, the capital of the French Riviera with its wonderful Mediterranean climate along the southeast coast of France. Along the way you’ll stop in the university town of Aix en Provence is a university town that was originally established as a Roman city. It offers many impressive sites, including a wealth of architectural treasures with Saint Sauveur Cathedral a highlight, built on the site of a 1st-century Roman forum in Romanesque, gothic and baroque styles. Continue to Nice with the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps enjoying a stroll on the seaside boardwalk.

                  Day 9 Nice: Private Nice Walking Tour & Private Monaco Tour

                  Nice, France

                  A full day awaits with two tours, starting with a private guided walking tour of glamorous Nice with a focus on the vibrant old town, Vieux Nice. See the colorful flower market backed by Castle Hill with Parc de la Colline du Chateau standing above the city gorgeous views over Nice and the sea. Afterward, you’ll take a private tour of Monaco, known for attracting some of the wealthiest visitors in the world who arrive in their luxury vehicles or multi-million-dollar yachts that can be seen in the harbors. Explore everything from Fontvieille to Moneghetti’s exotic gardens and ancient Monaco-ville with its Prince’s Palace.

                    Day 10 Nice: Private Tour of Antibes, Cannes & Grasse

                    Grasse, France

                    Today’s private tour will bring you to some of the most popular towns on the French Riviera starting with a visit to Old Town Antibes where you’ll be awed by the “floating palaces” at Billionaire’s Quay. Discover the handprints of immortalized stars in Cannes Film Festival Palace, the venue for the world-famous Cannes Festival, then travel to scenic Grass to explore its historic center. Filled with tall, narrow homes painted in bright pastel hues, ancient buildings and squares, it’s become famous for its perfume production. Your tour includes a visit to a historic perfume factory, revealing the world of perfume from antiquity to the present.

                      Day 11 Departure

                      Departure from Nice

                      This morning your 10-night trip from the City of Lights to the French Riviera comes to an end with your private driver meeting you upon checkout to bring you to the airport in Nice where you’ll begin your journey back home. Or head out on further travels if you’ve combined this enchanting experience with another one. For those who aren’t ready to leave just yet, reach out to our travel experts who will be happy to assist in extending your time here or arranging a visit elsewhere.

                        What's not Included

                        • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
                        • Gratuities for local guides
                        • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
                        • Visas if required

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