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, with porterage London-Paris, to/from train stations.
Day #1 London, England. Welcome to London. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day #2 London. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, and Piccadilly Circus. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard (if held) at Buckingham Palace.
Day #3 London. Full day at leisure.
Day #4 London–Paris, France. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN with mid-afternoon arrival in Paris.
Day #5 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, the Champs-Elysées, and NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points.
Day #6 Paris. Full day at leisure.
Day #7 Paris–Aix-en-Provence. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (first-class) to Aix-en-Provence.
Day #8 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 #9 Aix-en-Provence. Full day at leisure.
Day #10 Aix-en-Provence–Nice. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (first-class) to Nice.
Day #11 Nice. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation features the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS and a walk through the OLD TOWN. 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 #12 Nice. Full day at leisure.
Day #13 Nice. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.