Itinerary #1: Best of the French Riviera
Live it up on the French Riviera on this glamorous trip plan that features a wine tour in Provence, a private sailing trip around the Lérins Islands, and a gourmet cooking class in Nice.
|Day 1||Arrive in Nice||Nice|
|Day 2||Cooking Class & Perfume Tour in Nice||Nice|
|Day 3||Wine tour in Bellet & Saint-Paul de Vence from Nice||Nice|
|Day 4||Transfer from Nice to Cannes||Cannes|
|Day 5||Private Sailing Tour of the Lérins Islands||Cannes|
|Day 6||Au revoir, France!|
Welcome to the French Riviera. You'll begin the trip in Nice. After settling in and going for a stroll along the seafront on the first evening, you'll take a cooking class the next day, stopping to buy produce first at Liberation Market. After a gourmet lunch, go on a perfume tour in the afternoon, visiting the local perfume museum and learning about Chanel's latest perfume collections. On day three, head inland to Provence, stopping to visit a family-run winery, then enjoying a leisurely lunch in the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence.
You'll move onto Cannes, home of one of the world's most famous film festivals, on day five. Walk around the Old Port and Suquet, the oldest quarter of Cannes. On the last full day of the trip, you'll take to the water for a private sailing tour around the Lérins Islands, just a 15-minute cruise away from the port of Cannes. Relax over one last dinner before catching a flight out the next day. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Culture, Food, & History in Provence
This six-day itinerary leads you around the highlights of Provence, from national parks and vineyards to historic cities and charming hilltop villages.
|Day 1||Arrival in Aix-en-Provence - Private cultural tour||Aix en Provence|
|Day 2||Aix Cooking Class: From Market to Table||Aix en Provence|
|Day 3||Avignon, the Luberon, and Villages||Aix en Provence|
|Day 4||Explore Marseille, France's Oldest City||Marseille|
|Day 5||Half-Day Cruise to Calanques National Park||Marseille|
Get ready to experience the best of Provence. From the moment you arrive in Aix-en-Provence and explore the city on a two-hour walking tour, you'll start learning about the region's history and culture. The next day, you'll go on a foodie tour of the city and pick up ingredients for lunch in the markets of Old Town. Travel to a country home, passing through Montaiguet Forest, where you'll take a cooking class and prepare food for a communal afternoon meal.
Move onto the medieval city of Avignon to see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Le Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) and the Pont Saint-Bénézet medieval bridge. Then go into the surrounding Luberon region, known for its vineyards, orchards, and hilltop villages, like Gordes, arguably the area's most beautiful. Spend day five touring Marseilles, France's oldest city, before wrapping up the trip with a half-day cruise in Calanques National Park—you'll explore the limestone sea cliffs and hidden coves of one of the Mediterranean coast's loveliest stretches. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: Paris & Loire Valley Road Trip
Enjoy the pleasures of Paris, then hit the road for a beautiful drive to the Loire Valley, known for its castles and vineyards, on this short but sweet adventure in France.
|Day 1||Welcome to France! Arrive in Paris & Evening Eiffel Tower Tour||Paris|
|Day 2||Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre||Paris|
|Day 3||Ile de la Cité & Paris Catacombs||Paris|
|Day 4||Paris to Tours, Châteaux, & Wine||Tours|
|Day 5||Day Trip to Châteaus de Chambord & Chenonceau||Tours|
|Day 6||Au Revoir, France|
Kick off this whirlwind trip with a few days in Paris. You'll have an afternoon for sightseeing and a night out on the town, then spend a day strolling around the picturesque neighborhood of Le Marais and seeing world-class artworks at the Louvre. On day three, spend the morning exploring the Ile de la Cité, located on an island in the middle of the Seine River. You'll see the Notre Dame Cathedral—the 12th-century masterpiece of architecture is, of course, undergoing repairs—and visit the Catacombs in the afternoon.
Leave Paris behind on day four and drive through the Loire Valley, stopping to visit castles and vineyards, on your way to Tours, where you'll spend the night. Next up, enjoy a full-day tour to the ornate chateau of Chambord and the Château de Chenonceau, complete with a medieval dungeon, the Tour des Marque. Return to Tours for a relaxed meal and locally produced wine before you transfer to Lyon the following day to board a flight home. Learn more
Itinerary#4: Highlights of Spain & France
No need to choose between tapas and foie gras—this lively trip plan takes you to both Spain and France, with stops in seaside Barcelona and the foodie capital of Lyon.
|Day 1||Arrival in Barcelona & Self-Guided Afternoon Tour||Barcelona|
|Day 2||Art Nouveau & Tapas in Barcelona||Barcelona|
|Day 3||A Day With Salvador Dali||Barcelona|
|Day 4||Flight from Barcelona to Lyon & City Tour||Lyon|
|Day 5||Beaujolais, Bresse, & Perouges||Lyon|
|Day 6||Depart Lyon—Au Revoir, France!|
The trip starts in Spain. After arriving in Barcelona, you'll have time to explore the city on your own. The next day, you'll visit the otherworldly Sagrada Familia cathedral and get lost in the winding cobblestone streets of the Gothic Quarter, stopping to try traditional tapas and vermouth along the way. Day three is devoted to art—Salvador Dali, specifically—as you travel to key destinations from the artist's life and career, including the Dalí Museum and Portlligat, where Dalí built a house in 1930.
Catch a flight to Lyon, France to begin the second part of the trip. Walk around the city's historic center on a guided tour, then sit down to sample traditional Lyonnaise cuisine at one of the city's many family-owned restaurants. On the last full day of the trip, venture into Beaujolais, a historic wine-growing region just north of Lyon, and nearby Bresse, to taste local wines and visit colorful farmer's markets. End the afternoon with a fresh pastry in the medieval town of Pérouges. The next day, you'll fly home. Learn more
Itinerary #5: Luxury Getaway to Western France
On this lively trip through western France, you'll see Versailles, Mont-Saint-Michel—the abbey on an island—and take a nighttime cruise on the Seine.
|Day 1||Bienvenue à Paris!||Paris|
|Day 2||l’Ile de la Cité & Eiffel Tower||Paris|
|Day 3||Day Trip to Versailles & Dinner Cruise||Paris|
|Day 4||Private Transfer from Paris to Bayeux & City Tour||Bayeux|
|Day 5||Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel||Bayeux|
|Day 6||Au Revoir, France|
Begin in the City of Lights. After one evening on your own in Paris, you'll explore Ile de la Cité and go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower on day two. Then day-trip to Versailles before returning to Paris for a dinner cruise on the Seine River. You'll go out on the town in Paris before the next day's transfer to Bayeux.
Tour the first town to be liberated after D-Day—Bayeux is also one of the only places to emerge from WWII nearly unscathed—and visit the Tapestry Museum. On the last full day of the trip, you'll go to Mont-Saint-Michel to see the picturesque abbey on an island off the coast. Have one last French-style meal before flying out the next day. Learn more
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