South of France
NICE, MONACO, EZE, GRASSE, PROVENCE, GORDES, ST PAUL DE VENCE
JULY 1ST - 8TH, 2021
The South of France, also known as Southern France or le Midi in French, is one of the most popular tourist regions in France. It consists of the region of France that borders the Atlantic Ocean south of the Marais Poitevin, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, and Italy.
During this trip, we will visit various locations along with the French Rivera that will allow you to immerse yourself in the French culture. We will be visiting the following locations:
We'll first start our trip in the heart of the French Rivera, Nice. Nice offers a perfect blend of a beautiful seaside resort and the richness of a cosmopolitan European city. Nice is also the biggest city along the French Rivera. Filled with a mild Mediterranean climate, colorful culture, a lively Old Town district, and a flawless shoreline, you'll be bound to fall in love.Provence is another area we'll briefly explore. Provence, France is known for its landscapes, vineyards, lavender fields, and crystal blue waters. It's truly a traveler's dream! Aix-en-Provence is the town that we'll wander through. We'll also visit the quaint hilltop town of Gordes for breathtaking views.
Grasse is considered the perfume capital of France. During this day trip, we'll visit a popular perfumery where you'll be able to create your own scents to take back home with you. Lastly, a trip to the South of France is not complete without a day trip to Monaco/Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo is the home of the rich! It's also filled with spectacular views and a rich history. During this day trip, we'll also visit the beautiful medieval village of Eze. Eze is perched on a hilltop, where you can see its imposing glory from afar. The location gives you a great vantage point of the lush vegetation surrounding it and the Mediterranean sea.
The South of France is a destination that you'll be thrilled that you visited and we can't wait to host you in July 2021.
Luxury accommodation in Nice and Aix-en-Provence
Airport meet and greet with private transfers (includes departure)
Private group ground transportation
Daily breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Private English-Speaking local tour guides
Tour of Old Town Nice with visits to Castle hill, Palace of justice Square, Palace Massena Square fountain, Opera House, Palais de la Prefecture, Cours Saleya market, and Promende
Day trip to Grasse with a visit to popular perfume factory to create your own perfume
Visits to popular lavender and sunflower field
Day trip to Gordes
Day trip to St Paul de Vence
Day trip to Monaco/Monte Carlo and Eze
Sailing along the rivera
All activity entrance fees and taxes listed in itinerary
Guide of optional tours to participate in
24/7 Trip Leader support
Welcome gift for all attendees
International flights and other travel fees
Activities outside itinerary
Food and alcohol (except as noted)
Tips for guides and drivers (at your own discretion)
Double occupancy - $3900 USD
Single occupancy - $4600 USD
*WE OFFER PAYMENT PLANS*
We require a $550 USD deposit at booking and can then create a payment plan that works for you. Payment plans can be broken up to 10 payments depending on how many months until the start of our trip. Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the trip start date.
Luxury accommodation in Nice
6-nights in at a luxury boutique hotel
Luxury accommodation in Aix-en-Provence
1-night in a luxury boutique hotel
DAY 1: ARRIVALS
You've finally made it to France! You will be picked up from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport by our private driver and be dropped off at our accommodation in Nice. After, you'll have the day to relax before it's time to go to our welcome dinner.
*Airport pick up will be at 3 pm*
Included: Airport pick up, welcome dinner
DAY 2: EXPLORING NICE
Today, we'll be exploring the city of Nice and visiting some popular sites with our local tour guide. After lunch, we'll go sailing along the rivera where you'll also have the opportunity to swim.
Included: Breakfast, tour fees
DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO PERFUME CAPITAL - GRASSE
Grasse is the perfume capital of France and we had to include it in our itinerary. Our private driver/tour guide will take us from Nice to Grasse to participate in a perfume workshop where you will be able to make your own perfume! After, we'll head to St Paul de Vence for lunch and to explore.
Included: Breakfast, group ground transportation, tour fees, perfume workshop fees
DAY 4: TO PROVENCE WE GO
Today, we'll be going to the countryside of Provence! Our private driver will take us to our new hotel in Provence. After we check-in, we'll head to the main town which is Aix-en-Provence where we'll have lunch and explore. You'll also have the choice to participate in a wine tasting class as an add-on. Provence is known for it's vineyards, so if you're a wine lover, a wine tasting would be a great addition!
Included: Breakfast, lunch, group ground transportation
ADD-ON: Wine tasting
DAY 5: LAVENDER FIELDS AND MORE
It's our last day in Provence and we'll be checking out of our hotel to go back to Nice with our private driver/tour guide, but we'll be making some stops along the way. A trip to Provence isn't complete without a trip to the lavender and sunflower fields. These fields have captured the hearts of many and we can't wait explore them together! We'll also visit small villages in Luberon such as Gordes and have lunch. Gordes is a small hilltop village that will leave you with astonishing views! After, we'll go back to Nice.
Included: Breakfast, lunch, group ground transportation, tour fees
DAY 6: DAY TRIP TO MONACO/MONTE CARLO AND EZE
Our private driver will pick us up from our hotel in Nice and take us on a day trip to Monaco/Monte Carlo and the village of Eze. We'll first stop in the village of Eze. The greenery surrounding the narrow passages, uneven stone streets, and awe-inducing views, makes Eze incredibly charming! After our visit in Eze, we'll head to Monaco which is only a few minutes away.
Monaco is home to some of the most wealthy people in the world! You'll see a harbor full of yachts and luxury cars. Our private driver/tour guide will take us through Monte Carlo as we visit the Prince's Palace, the Monaco casino, Old Town and more! Also, if you're a shopper, Monte Carlo is the perfect place to do it. Be prepared for gorgeous views as well!
Included: Breakfast, group ground transportation, tour fees
DAY 7: YOUR DAY
This is our last day in France and we want you to enjoy it how you choose. We'll provide you with a guide of different things that you can do and help you arrange it. You can choose to visit other nearby towns, go snorkeling, scuba diving, have a spa day, participate in a cooking class or even learn how to make crepes! The choice is all up to you and we'll help you plan it! That evening, we'll all go to our goodbye dinner.
Included: Breakfast, goodbye dinner
DAY 8: DEPARTURES
Our time together has come to an end and its time to head home. We have arranged transportation for everyone to be picked up from our hotel in Nice and dropped off at Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
Included: Breakfast, airport drop off