Spotlight on the French Riviera | October 24 – November 1, 2020

Spotlight on the French Riviera | October 24 – November 1, 2020
$3,399 per person
$3,599 Single Occupancy
$3,369 Triple Occupancy
$500 due on registration
Saturday, October 24, 2020 through
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Nice

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This incredible price includes:

  • 9 Days
  • 11 Meals
    • 7 Breakfasts
    • 1 Lunch
    • 3 Dinners
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Round Trip Air from Detroit Metro Airport
  • Air Taces and Fees/Surcharges
  • Hotel Transfers

Highlights:

  • Nice
  • Antique Market
  • Choices on Tour
  • Grasse
  • Fragonard Perfumerie Workshop
  • St. Tropez
  • Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting
  • Monaco
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Cannes
  • Antibes
  • St. Paul de Vence
  • Nice Flower Market
  • Eze
  • Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
  • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

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Day 1:

Saturday, October 24, 2020 Overnight Flight

It’s time to live the good life and embark on a getaway to the fabulous French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur. With its elegant coastal resorts, superb eateries, chic boutiques and captivating museums, it’s the ultimate sunny retreat for the elite. Unpack your bags just once and stay at a single hotel for your entire adventure which begins with an overnight flight to France.

Day 2:

Sunday, October 25, 2020 Nice (French Riviera), France – Tour Begins

Your tour commences in the stunning city of Nice, a coastal pearl of the Mediterranean known for its legendary opulence and balmy beaches. With an average of 300 sunny days per year, Nice is a seaside paradise. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring delightful French cuisine artfully presented. (D)

Day 3:

Monday, October 26, 2020 Nice – Grasse – Nice

Get to know Nice while on a tour of the city. Explore the antique market and hunt for local treasures. Visit the Cathedral of Sainte Reparate, an architectural gem located in the center of the Old Town, or Vieille Ville. This Baroque cathedral is one of France’s national monuments known for its extravagant interior and expansive artwork collection. Then it’s your choice! Visit the Marc Chagall Museum and walk its halls to find the largest public collection of the artist’s outstanding paintings, his stained-glass windows adorning the concert hall and a fascinating mosaic, which Chagall created specifically for the building -OR- visit the Matisse Museum, devoted to the modern art of French artist Henri Matisse, best known for his revolutionary use of brilliant color and exaggerated form to express emotion. Continue to Grasse and learn the secrets of perfume making during a hands-on workshop and tour of the Fragonard Perfumerie where fragrant formulations have been prepared since 1782. Spend time soaking up the atmosphere of this charming town before returning to Nice for an evening at leisure. Perhaps you will take a stroll along the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais or visit Place Massena, the town’s center of activity. (B)

Day 4:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Nice – St Tropez – Nice

Continue to explore France’s Côte d’Azur on a full day trip to St. Tropez, the most famous destination on the French Riviera. Travel along the spectacular Corniche coastal road and marvel at the views of idyllic beaches, seaside cliffs and hilltop towns before arriving in St. Tropez. Then, it’s your choice! Enjoy leisure time at the iconic openair market on the Place des Lices. Your senses will be tantalized by an array of foods including breads, pastries, cheeses, olives, spices, fruits and vegetables, Shop a myriad of stalls filled with quality home accessories, paintings, handmade crafts and typical French Riviera-style fashion -OR- experience St. Tropez by sea on a boat cruise* as you take in the old village, sunny beaches and spectacular “millionaire’s bay” where celebrity homes dot the coastline. Before returning to Nice, visit a local vineyard for a tour and tasting of wines synonymous with the region including the Côte d’Azur famous rosé wines. (B)

Day 5:

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Nice – Monaco – Monte Carlo – Nice

Travel the spectacular coastline and pass the charming town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on your way to the Principality of Monaco. A tour of Monaco will introduce you to the Place des Armes, Avenue des Beaux Arts, and the Cathedral of Monaco, the permanent resting place of Prince Rainier Ill and Princess Grace. View the changing of the guards at the Prince’s Palace before continuing to the famous Casino of Monte Carlo. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Nice to peruse the local shops or take in the scenery at a sidewalk café. This evening, savor a wine-paired tasting menu highlighting the epicurean delights of the South of France. (B, D)

Day 6:

Thursday, October 29, 2020 Nice

The day is yours to create your own adventure. Relax by the sea, take in a museum or venture into the old city and window shop at the fashionable boutiques. Alternatively, perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Aix-en-Provence: visit the Musee du Calisson, a confectionery factory, to discover the unique taste of this local specialty; explore Paul Cézanne’s atelier (workshop) and enter the French artist’s most private space, frozen in time since his death in 1906; then join a local expert on a guided tour of charming Aix-en-Provence’s bustling streets, romantic squares and marvelous fountains on market day. (B)

Day 7:

Friday, October 30, 2020 Nice  Cannes – Antibes – St. Paul de Vence – Nice

Journey to Cannes and rub elbows with Europe’s elite. A local expert joins you on a walking tour of Cannes where you will learn about the fascinating history of the city and the nearby Lérins Islands. Walk in the footsteps of celebrities when you see the Film Festival Palace and the iconic red carpet featured during the Cannes Film Festival. Visit charming Antibes to enjoy the typical Provencal market and explore this ancient port town, a favorite of Picasso and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Marvel at historic St, Paul de Vence, situated atop a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside. This walled medieval village is full of traditional buildings, hidden alleyways, incredible restaurants and several specialty shops. As you explore, soak in its distinctive light, said to have inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall and many other artists. (B)

Day 8:

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Nice – Eze – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Nice

Nice This morning discover Nice’s famed flower market and be enchanted by brightly colored blooms and other enticing delicacies. Venture into the hilltop village of Eze, situated in the Alpes-Maritimes. From there, you’ll head to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, referred to as the crown jewel of the French Riviera, where you’ll visit the impressive Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Uncover the lush gardens replete with jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Your visit to the villa is complete with lunch served in the charming tea room overlooking the Bay of Villefrance. Enjoy free time to relax and take in the laid-back atmosphere along the Riviera. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip. (B, L, D)

Day 9:

Sunday, November 1, 2020 Nice – Tour Ends

Depart for home with many wonderful memories of your journey through the Cote d’Azur. (B)


Experience It! Nice Flower Market

In the heart of Vieux Nice (Old Town), amongst old-world boutiques and petite cafés, you will find the vibrant Nice Flower Market. This bustling market is located on Cours Saleya, the famous promenade in the old city. This favorite daily (except on Monday) stopover for locals and tourists alike features much more than flowers. Vendors tout an array of produce, flowers and various other delicacies. It is a feast for the senses; take in the fragrant aroma of fresh-cut flowers, sample seasonal fruits and fresh baked breads; be dazzled by the bountiful colorful displays; sip and savor a hot cappuccino; take a moment to pause and chat with the locals, or simply listen to the romantic sounds of the French language being spoken all around you.


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Please Note:

IDENTIFICATION

Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from date of return home. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa.
We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.

*The St, Tropez cruise operates weather permitting and is dependent on sea conditions.

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.

Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of April 17, 2020 are based upon availability. Final payment due by August 25, 2020. Deposits are refundable up until April 24, 2020.

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Registration is due by April 24, 2020 (or until sold out!) Payment in full is due at registration.

Reservations need to be in by April 24, 2020 or until sold out.

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