Enchanting Rhône with Monte Carlo

12 Days
Nice to Paris
From (AUD)
$ 8,525
Dates & Pricing

2020 Nice > Paris

Tour Map
Tour Code:
PCRM
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Nice
Return City:
Paris

Selected Itinerary

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Monte Carlo

    Welcome to glamorous Monte Carlo, set idyllically between the Mediterranean and the Alps in the Principality of Monaco. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxurious hotel where you will stay in the finest comfort for the next three nights. Your hotel is perfectly positioned, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and is only a short walk to many key sights of Monaco such as the famous Monte Carlo casino.

  2. Day 2 - Monte Carlo > Nice > Monte Carlo

    Enjoy a tour of Monte Carlo and visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco including entry to the Palace State Apartments, then explore the charming city of Nice. This evening, enjoy a night of French cuisine in a local restaurant

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Monte Carlo

    Make the most of your free day in this beautiful Mediterranean location. Your Tour Director will be on hand to help you plan. Perhaps take to the city on foot and explore the different districts of the principality, stroll the serene paths of the Princess Grace Rose Gardens or visit a local museum such as the collection of cars owned by Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Whatever you choose, it will not disappoint.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Monte Carlo > Tarascon

    Cross the beautiful French Riviera region to Tarascon, where you’ll be welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Tarascon > Avignon

    Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and an impressive castle.

    Freechoice

    Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh during an excursion to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

    Back on board, perhaps join a culinary lesson in Scenic Culinaire during your cruise into beautiful Avignon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Avignon

    Freechoice

    Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard.

    This afternoon take some time to explore on your own.

    Enrich

    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Popes’ Palace, you’re invited for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Viviers

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers or visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

    While cruising to Tournon this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Vienne

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Alternatively, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region during a guided cycling tour.

    Back on board, perhaps take a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful vistas as you cruise to Mâcon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Mâcon

    Freechoice

    Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the region’s delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey or, visit Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lyon

    Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.

    Freechoice

    Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, then visit Notre Dame Basilica which offers fabulous views across the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lyon > Paris

    After breakfast, drive through the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris where you’ll be staying in one of the city’s luxury hotels.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Paris

    After breakfast it’s time to bid a fond adieu and transfer to Paris airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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