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8-Day Lyon, Provence and French Riviera Tour

8-Day Lyon, Provence and French Riviera Tour

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$4,498 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Tour Code
    FIT-19-4558
  • Capacity
    16 passengers
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$4,498 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Tour Code
    FIT-19-4558
  • Capacity
    16 passengers
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night accommodation in 4-star hotelsToursTours 1 wine tasting & 1 Calissons d'Aix candy tastingMealsMeals Daily breakfast, 4 lunches (drinks included), 1 dinner (drinks included)Escorted TourEscorted Tour Small escorted tour (limited to 16 passengers) to visit the regions of Lyon, Provence & NiceToursTours Guided tours of Lyon, Avignon, Gordes, Grasse, Aix en Provence, Cannes, Nice, Antibes and moreToursTours Explore Maison des Canuts museum, Sénanque Abbey and more

Summary

Explore France’s most beautiful regions for 8 days, starting with Lyon, Provence, and then to the gorgeous city of Nice in French Riviera.  Explore the old town of Lyon, enjoy a wine tasting session in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, behold breathtaking landscapes from the hilltop village of Gordes in Provence, and discover famous landmarks in Cannes and Nice, charming cities of French Riviera.

Your tour highlights include:

  • Guided tours of the cities and towns of Lyon
  • A visit to the hilltop village of Gordes
  • Exploring the medieval streets of Avignon
  • Discovering famous tourist attractions in Grasse, Cannes, Antibes and Nice
  • Escorted tours of the famous sites: Maison des Canuts, Photo stop at Senanque Abbey, Pope's Palace, Pont d'Avignon and Les Carrières de Lumières

2019 Departure Dates

  • 30th April
  • 28th May
  • 25th June
  • 24th September
  • 29th October

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive into Lyon
Arrive in Lyon where an English-speaking guide welcomes you at the train station. Ride a comfortable minibus to your hotel.

Check-in for 2 nights at the 4-star Grand Hotel des Terreaux or similar.

Enjoy some free time around the city.

Dinner at your leisure.

Day 2, Exclusive experience in Lyon
Your English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel at 9:30 am.

A comfy minibus takes you to famous tourist attractions like the Old town of Lyon and Maison des Canuts. Lyon, historically an industrial city, has welcomed many petrochemical industries along the Rhone, named the corridor of chemistry. After the departure and closure of the textile industries, Lyon gradually refocused itself on the sectors of activity of advanced techniques, such as pharmacy and biotechnologies. Lyon is also the second student city of France, with four universities and several "Grandes Ecoles". Finally, the town has preserved an important architectural heritage ranging from the Roman period to the twentieth century through the Renaissance and, as such, the districts of Old Lyon, Fourvière hill, Presqu'île and slopes De la Croix-Rousse are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, drinks included. 

Drop off at your hotel around 5:30 pm and have dinner whenever you like.

Day 3, Transfer from Lyon to Provence
Check-out from the hotel after breakfast.

Your English-speaking guide meets you at 9:30 am to escort you to Provence by a minibus.

Travel to Aix-en-Provence through Chateauneuf du Pape, where you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, drinks included.

Savour the goodness of quality wine in a family-run estate. The family-run estate nestles in the heart of the prestigious village of Châteauneuf du Pape. It is currently managed by Françoise, Béatrice and Didier Mayard, from the fifth generation of owners. The estate spreads across 43 hectares, featuring a huge diversity of terroirs and grape varieties. The rigour and passion that the team brings to bear are reflected in three cuvées, each the fruit of the work of successive generations.

Tour Aix-en-Provence. 

Check-in at 4-star Hotel Negrecoste or similar for 3 nights. 

Savour dinner at your leisure.

Day 4, Exclusive experience in Provence
At 9:30 am, your English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel. 

A comfy minibus takes you to beautiful tourist attractions.

Follow the Ochre trail through a zone of red and yellow cliffs, inhale a breathtaking landscape from the hilltop village of Gordes, and grab the chance to take some fabulous photos at Senanque Abbey. 

Lunch is served at your leisure.

Taste artisanal candy, Calissons d'Aix. Calissons and nougats belong to the ancestral tradition of Provence confectionery. Named after king René, one of the most famous character of local history and above all great amateur of candies, the family owned factory uses genuine local products to create what is nowadays labeled as "Company of Alive Heritage" : almonds, honey, thyme, lavender and candied melons and orange peels. The new generations of candy makers will also surprise your palate with their audacious creations.

Around 5:30 pm drop off at your hotel.

Dinner at your leisure.

Day 5, Exclusive experience in Provence
At 9:30 am, same time, your English-speaking guide picks you up from your hotel.

Enjoy sightseeing in Avignon, the capital of Christendom during the XIVth century. The historic city centre is listed as world heritage by UNESCO. You will be amazed to admire the full length ramparts, the famous St-Bénézet bridge (the Pont d'Avignon known by all French kids !) and above all, the biggest gothic palace in the world: the Pope's Palace.

Savour lunch at a local restaurant in Avignon, drinks included. 

Visit Les Carrières de Lumières.

The minibus takes you back to your hotel at around 5:30 pm. 

Have dinner anytime you like.

Day 6, Transfer from Aix en Provence to Nice
Check-out from the hotel after breakfast.

Your English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel at 9:30 am to escort you around Aix-en-Provence.

After having lunch, travel by a comfortable minibus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice.

Take a stopover in Grasse before reaching Nice. 

Check-in at 4-star Nice Excelsior or similar for 2 nights.

Have dinner at a local restaurant, drinks included.

Day 7, Exclusive experience in Nice
Your English-speaking guide picks you up at 9:30 am.

Travel by a minibus and explore the city of Cannes.

Savour lunch at a local restaurant, drinks included.

Tour Antibes, a popular Mediterranean resort town located in French Riviera between Cannes and Nice. Explore the old town including its market or relax in one of their beautiful beaches.

Visit Cagnes-sur-Mer, located between Nice and Antibes. Explore the hilltop village including its castle.

Around 5:30 pm, drop off at your hotel and have dinner at your leisure.

Day 8, Departure Day
Check-out from the hotel after breakfast.

Your English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel, for the last time, at 9:30 am.

Discover the beautiful spots in Nice through a guided tour around the city.

Savour lunch at your leisure before leaving for the airport.

Transfer to Nice airport. 

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned comfortable minibus
  • Maximum of 16 passengers
  • English-speaking passionate tour guide
  • 7-night accomodation in a 4* hotel
  • Daily breakfas, 4 lunches (drinks included)  & 1 dinner (drinks included)
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 wine tasting & 1 candy tasting
  • Guided tours of the cities and towns of Lyon, Gordes, Avignon, Grasse, Cannes, Antibes and Nice
  • Guided tours of the famous sites: Maison des Canuts, Photo stop at Senanque Abbey, Pope's Palace, Pont d'Avignon and Les Carrières de Lumières

Exclusions

  • Airfares & airport taxes/security charges
  • Meals & beverages not specifically identified in itinerary
  • Entrances not specifically identified in itinerary
  • Gratuities/tips payable to local service personnel
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in itinerary

Important Notes

  • Minimum of 6 pax to depart. Maximum group of 16 pax.
  • Single price: $6,128

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