8-Day Tour of the South of France visiting
Nice and Avignon
starting at $2,354* per person
Avignon & Nice
Travel to France and explore Provence's rugged beauty and rustic charms that continue to captivate hearts. This eight day France vacation tour adventure begins in charming Avignon. A short motor-coach ride to Orange, a UNESCO world heritage site, will indoctrinate travelers in the imperial Roman past that influenced this region for centuries and is best seen in the crumbling antiquities of Nimes and Aix-en- Provence.
After a history lesson, journey to the famed vineyards of the Rhone Valley to taste award- winning wines and explore unique markets and attractions in three special Provencal villages: St. Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, and Arles. Then be seduced by the unfettered charm of Gordes, Roussillon, and Uzes.
The fifth day of this France travel packagebegins with a tour of the Principality of Monaco, where visitors can indulge in the luxuriousness of Monte Carlo. Later, the small hilltop village of Eze will deliver stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and welcome you to enjoy a stroll on the warm boardwalk of Nice. Conclude the trip with a visit to the medieval village, Saint Paul de Vence, then Cannes, the glitzy beach town known for its film festival. This France vacation package will leave you mesmerized!
Day 1 - AVIGNON
Arrival at Avignon railway station and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to start discovering this lovely and charming town.
Day 2 - AVIGNON I ARLES I LES BAUX DE PROVENCE I ST. RÉMY DE PROVENCE I ORANGE I AVIGNON
Your day begins with a visit of Arles, a good example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. Here, you will see the beautiful amphitheater and all sites painted by Van Gogh between 1888 and 1890. Continue your tour with a visit of Les Baux de Provence, a village set upon a rock, and of St. Rémy de Provence, a picturesque market town. The medieval streets of the Old Town jumble together to form a maze filled with upscale boutiques and pretty shops stocking Provençal products. Next stop will be in Orange, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After a visit of the well preserved Roman Triumphal Arch, a symbol of the Roman imperial glory, your driver will take you on a journey through the vineyards between Orange and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where a wine tasting session of the most prestigious red wine in the Rhone Valley awaits you. Overnight in Avignon. (B)
Day 3 - AVIGNON I GORDES I ROUSSILLON I AVIGNON
Morning tour of Avignon, the City of the Popes. See the Popes’ Palace, the largest gothic palace in the world, and the majestic Pont d’Avignon. In the afternoon, continue to Gordes, a hilltop village in the Luberon region. Its houses and buildings of white stone root themselves into the sharp cliff of the mountain. Continue to Roussillon, a village that has seduced many artists. Its houses offer the passersby a harmony of enchanting colors, art galleries, and some very good restaurants. Overnight in Avignon. (B)
Day 4 - AVIGNON I NIMES I UZÈS I AVIGNON
Start with a tour of Nimes, known for its great wealth of ancient buildings. See the Pont du Gard, the majestic Roman aqueduct, the Maison Carré, a gorgeous example of a Roman Temple, and the Arena, the bestpreserved arena in France. Continue with a visit of Uzès, a charming medieval village, and self-proclaimed first duchy of France. (B)
Day 5 - AVIGNON I AIX-EN-PROVENCE I NICE
Today visit the fountain filled Aix-en-Provence and step back in time. Vestiges of the Roman city are still visible at the Thermes Sextius spa, Gothic cloisters can be admired at the Cathedral, and sumptuous neoclassical houses that long inspired writers and artists can be seen in the Mazarin quarter. Continue to Nice and check in at your hotel. (B)
Day 6 - NICE
Today tour the lovely town of Nice. See the Promenade des Anglais, the famous waterfront boulevard, the elegant Belle Époque-style buildings, and Marché aux Fleurs. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 7 - NICE I CANNES I SAINT PAUL DE VENCE I MONTE CARLO I EZE I NICE
Your day is filled with exciting visits. Start with a visit of Cannes, the glitzy town known for its film festival. After a visit of Saint Paul de Vence, a medieval fortified village, we continue to the Principality of Monaco. From casinos to elegant balls, Monte Carlo has plenty of luxurious attractions to draw international jetsetters. The next stop will be the tiny village of Eze, perched on a rocky hill above the sea. With narrow cobblestone, pedestrian-only streets, wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the azure water below, it is just as it was centuries ago. After a visit of the Fragonard perfumery we head back to the hotel. (B)
Day 8 - NICE TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)
Morning transfer to airport for your return flight home. (B)
Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
7 included meals consisting of:
- 7 buffet breakfasts
Touring by deluxe air-conditioned minivan
Assistance of an English-speaking professional driver/escort for the entire length of the program
Sightseeing, including all entrance fees as follows:
- Tour of Provence, including visits of Orange, St. Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, and Arles
- Tour of Avignon, including entrance fees for the Pope’s Palace and Pont d’Avignon
- Tour of Gordes
- Tour of Roussillon
- Tour of Nimes
- Tour of Uzès
- Tour of Aix-en-Provence
- Tour of Monaco
- Tour of Eze
- Tour of Nice
- Tour of Saint Paul de Vence
- Tour of Cannes
- Visit of Fragonard perfumery
- Wine tasting and visit of a cellar in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Transfer from Avignon railway station to Avignon hotel
Transfer from Nice hotel to airport
Document holder and luggage tags
Hotel taxes and service charges
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges
Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required
Tips and Personal items
* Minimum of 6 people $2,354 | Minimum of 4 people $2,498 | Minimum of 2 people $3,086 | First Class - Double from $2,183
Single supplement: On Request
Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: On Request
Rates for additional nights at first and last city are available.
From price is per person based on double occupancy.
Itinerary and any part of the tour is subject to change at any moment.
Wonders of Costa Rica
7-Day Costa Rica Escorted Tour
Arenal y Guanacaste
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Meet and greet at Liberia International Airport. After you have picked up your luggage and clear customs you will be transferred to your Liberia hotel.
Overnight in Liberia
Includes: Tour Guide, air-conditioned transportation, airport meet and greet.
Superior Hotel Option: Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino
Deluxe Hotel Option: Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport