Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; headset in Notre Dame Cathedral; discounts at the famous Galeries Lafayette and other leading department stores in Paris; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers to/from train stations.
Day #1 Paris, France. Bienvenue! Time to relax or to begin exploring the magnificent “City of Light.” Your Local Host provides you with a Destination Guide, full of useful city information, and is on hand to help you create lasting memories.
Day #2 Paris. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you to famous Parisian landmarks: see the Latin Quarter, Napoléon’s Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, which honors those who fought for France, and drive along the Champs-Elysées. Admire the rose windows and other splendors in NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points.
Day #3 Paris. Full day at leisure to enjoy this romantic city.
Day #4 Paris–Aix-en-Provence. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (first-class) to Aix-en-Provence.
Day #5 Aix-en-Provence. On your morning guided sightseeing and orientation walk along 17th-century boulevard Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes and famous cafés. Admire Mazarin Quarter, City Hall, the Jewish Quarter and visit CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY SAVIOUR, known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and its art masterpiece the Burning Bush Triptych by Nicolas Froment.
Day #6 Aix-en-Provence. Full day at leisure.
Day #7 Aix-en-Provence–Nice. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (first-class) to Nice.
Day #8 Nice. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation features the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, originally built in the second half of the 18th-century. Walk through the OLD TOWN to admire Italian-style palaces from the mid 1700s and fine examples of the Belle Époque. See Cours Saleya with the Palace of the Kings of Sardinia, the daily flower market, and Place du Palais with the law courts and Palais Rusca.
Day #9 Nice. Full day at leisure.
Day #10 Nice. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.