Premium Best of France

10 Days | From romantic cobbled streets to wine regions and a coastal paradise

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Are the jewels of France calling your name? On this 10-day Premium adventure, you’ll journey through the best of Europe’s star child, known for romance, beauty, food, coffee, wine and art. Starting in Paris, the City of Lights, you’ll head to popular wine region Burgundy, staying in Dijon (popular for its delicious mustard, as well as wine and gingerbread). Go on a wine tasting, watch how pain d’epices is made and enjoy plenty of free time to enjoy an aperitif and people-watch. Then, you’ll head towards the Rhone River to your Feature Stay in Avignon – 16th century luxury hotel La Magnaneraie. Swim in the onsite pool, enjoy the sweeping views of green plains and learn how to play pétanque. Take day trips to the Pont du Gard, St Tropez and Sain Jean Cap Ferrat for glittering coastal views and Roman architecture and then end it all in seaside Nice for a super nice way to end the perfect holiday.

Trip overview

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Start
Paris, France
Finish
Nice, France
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
France
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
AMPN
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Enjoy time in Provence in the South of France, where you’ll visit quaint villages, learn to play the popular sport petanque, wander local markets and take part in a cooking class in Aix en Provence.
  • Take a half - day trip to Burgundy’s wine region for an Exclusive Experience. Head to a local winery to taste popular wines local to this region – maybe Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.
  • Wake up to vast green plains, 16th-century architecture and a heated swimming pool during your Avignon Feature Stay – Hotel la Magnaneraie – home to some unique history, delicious dining options and plenty of perfect spots to watch the sunset.
  • Take a market visit and hands on cooking class in Aix-en-Provence – an Exclusive Experience - where you’ll learn authentic recipes using local ingredients, before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
  • Visit the gorgeous seaside St Tropez and find out why this place inspired so many artists and musicians over the years – then enjoy some leisurely free time to wander at your own pace.
  • Visit Saint Jean Cap Ferrat – this coastal region along the Cote d’Azur is home to one of the Rothschild villas (which you’ll get to wander around during your visit) and is the second most expensive residential area in the world after Monaco.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes, plus suitable luggage for navigating cobblestone streets.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme (over 40°C), so it's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider your suitability to the season you are travelling in.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Train, Public Transit

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights), Feature Stay (2 Nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Paris - St Germain Food Tour
  • Paris - Welcome Meeting
  • Paris - Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Dijon - Leader led Orientation Walk
  • Dijon – Visit of La Fabrique de Pain d’epices Mulot & Petitjean with tasting
  • Dijon - Burgundy Winery Tour with tasting and lunch
  • Avignon - Petanque and Pastis tasting
  • Avignon - Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon visit
  • Les-Baux-de-Provence - Orientation Walk
  • Aix-en-Provence - Market Visit and Cooking Class
  • St Tropez - Visit and Orientation Walk
  • Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild visit with tea
  • Nice - Orientation Walk
  • Nice - Farewell Dinner

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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