Classic: Highlights of France (EFPN)
Countries Visited: France Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Enjoy free time for the museums and caFes of Paris, Go for a wine tasting in towns famous for their vineyards, Explore the scenery and palaces of Avignon, Soak up some Riviera sun in Nice
Anyone familiar with the French knows theyve perfected the art de vivre (the art of living) but, for those that don't know, they'll just have to see on this tour. Check out the highlights of Paris, like the Louvre, SacrE-Coeur Basilica, and the Eiffel Tower. Then visit the famed wine region of Burgundy, where medieval villages and rolling countryside show a different side of French living. Head to Provence to relax seaside on the French Riviera. Live like the French, and enjoy every minute of it.
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|Day 1||Paris||Day 1 Paris|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We recommended arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. The "City of Lights" is unlike any other place on earth. Known for its glorious monuments, museums, and markets, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, Montmartre to the Marais, Paris has something for everyone. Discover for yourself Paris' "je ne sais quoi." Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Paris||Day 2 Paris (1B)|
After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk caFes or grand boulevards. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
|Day 3||Beaune||Day 3 Paris/Beaune (1B)|
Take a short walk into the historic centre, and enjoy a winetasting as an introduction to the regions famous vintages. In the evening, opt for a dinner with the group here in the heart of one of Frances most distinguished culinary and wine-producing regions, Burgundy. Included Activities: Burgundy Wine Tasting Transport: Most routes require a change in Dijon. Local train (2.50 hour(s), 311km)
|Day 4||Beaune||Day 4 Beaune (1B)|
Opt to visit Dijon, famous not only for its mustard, but for world-class museums and handsome architecture. There, or in Beaune, you can take a mustard tasting tour and learn about production, regulations, and taste some samples. For a little more activity, explore the countryside around the Cote dOr vineyards by bike or on foot. Stay closer to town and explore the famous Hospices de Beaune or visit one of the other wineries in the town centre.
|Day 5||Avignon||Day 5 Beaune/Avignon (1B)|
Theres plenty of time to explore the spectacular walled medieval town of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This charming city boasts pretty tree-lined squares bustling with caFes and restaurants. Try some mouth-watering ProvenCal cuisine. Bon appEtit! Included Activities: Palais des Papes (Popes Palace) Pont dAvignon (St BEnezet) Visit Transport: Local train (3.75-4.00 hours, 384km)
|Day 6||Avignon||Day 6 Avignon (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore this ProvenCal town, known as one of the most beautiful in the region, or go further afield. Nearby options include the Pont du Gard, the town of Orange, or the wine region of ChAteauneuf-du-Pape.
|Day 7||Nice||Day 7 Avignon/Nice (1B)|
With free time, wander in the cobblestone streets, visit the museums and beaches, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera. Transport: Local train (3.00 hour(s), 260km)
|Day 8||Nice||Day 8 Nice (1B)|
We highly recommend extending your time in Nice to experience all that this area has to offer.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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