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PARIS TO NICE

Paris to Nice tour through Champagne, the French Alps and Provence

Reference: 22BRT-CBA

  • 10 Day / 9 Nights Tour 
  • 18 Passengers maximum
  • Travel through famed winegrowing regions Champagne and Burgundy
  • Visit Annecy, a beautiful alpine town known for its Old Town, canals and magnificent lake
  • Learn all about local cheeses (and taste them, too) with a cheese expert in the Alps

PARIS TO NICE SMALL GROUP TOUR  
Through Champagne, Burgundy, the Alps and Provence


 

PARIS TO NICE TOUR - Glasses glinting with bubbles and rich red wines; windows that open out on soaring mountains ranges; charming villages and fragrant fields of flowers. Join us on a voyage through quintessential France – and discover the history, cuisine and landscapes that make this beautiful country unique.

 


TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Champagne tasting session in Boursault
  • Picnic lunch and wine tasting session at Château de la Greffière
  • Wine tasting session in Chablis
  • Learn about the local cheesemaking process and indulge in a tasting session at a fromagerie in the French Alps
  • Chartreuse tasting in Savoie
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Reims Cathedral, the Crystal Museum, the Hospices de Beaune, Sisteron Citadel

From $4,960 Twin share basis

Single supplement on request

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ITINERARY DETAILS

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  • DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
    • Day 1 - Paris

      After meeting the group amidst the vibrant capital of Paris, we’ll begin our journey with a sumptuous welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Cheers to the exciting adventure ahead! Accommodation: Hotel Ronceray Opéra (or similar)

      • Meals Dinner
    • Day 2 - Paris – Reims – Troyes

      After breakfast, we’ll leisurely make our way to Reims – where we’ll revel in the opportunity to tour the city’s impressive Gothic cathedral. Then: we’ll continue to the picturesque Champagne region, where we’ll be treated to a delicious champagne tasting at a local vineyard. This evening we’ll explore the romantic town of Troyes at our leisure – admiring the quaint cobbled streets and half-timbered houses as we seek out some delicious French cuisine for dinner. Accommodation: Hotel Le Royal (or similar)

      • Meals  Breakfast
    • Day 3 - Troyes – Bayel – Troyes

      On the agenda today: an orientation tour of Troyes with our expert Tour Leader. After taking the opportunity to visit the bustling market, we’ll move on to Bayel – where we’ve an appointment to keep at the Crystal Museum. Here, we’ll learn about the history of glass and crystal – from antiquity until the present day – as well as being treated to a glass blowing demonstration. Back in Troyes, the evening will be yours to spend as you please. Accommodation: Hotel Le Royal (or similar)

      • Meals Breakfast
    • Day 4 - Troyes – Chablis – Beaune

      Day four of the trip will see us sampling more world-class local produce, as we swap fizz for the dry white wines of Chablis. After that, the afternoon will bring us to Beaune – where you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city’s famous Gothic architecture before we reconvene for a sumptuous included dinner. Accommodation: Hôtel de la Paix (or similar)

      • Meals Breakfast and Dinner
    • Day 5 - Beaune

      Today we’ll spend some more time in the beating heart of the Burgundy wine region, with a visit to the Hospices de Beaune. Originally founded as a hospital for the poor by the Chancellor of Burgundy back in 1443, this unique building is now a museum – and an exceptional example of fifteenth-century French architecture. And then? The afternoon is yours for the taking! We recommend strolling the medieval ramparts for an alternative view of the town or visiting the local Burgundy wine museum. Accommodation: Hôtel de la Paix (or similar)

      • Meals Breakfast
    • Day 6 - Beaune – Chambéry

      After breakfast, we’ll leave Beaune behind and set our sights on Chambéry – but first, we’ll stop off at a local family-owned vineyard for a delicious picnic filled with local produce. After taking in the marvellous views of the surrounding vineyards over lunch, we’ll be lucky enough to take a closer look around on a guided tour – with an included wine tasting session to boot. This evening will be ours to uncover the centuries-old history and exquisite local cuisine of Chambéry at our leisure. Accommodation: Hôtel des Princes (or similar)

      • Meals Breakfast  Lunch
    • Day 7 - Chambéry – Annecy – Chambéry

      We’ll check off a tour highlight on day seven: the postcard-perfect alpine town of Annecy. Known for its Old Town, canals that rival those of Venice, the magnificent Lake Annecy, candy-coloured houses and cobbled streets – this lovely town is a must-visit while passing through southeastern France. Also on the cards today: a visit to a local fromagerie, where we’ll learn everything there is to know about the region’s cheese ripening process – a tradition that’s been passed down from generation to generation. After visiting the cheese cellars, we’ll have the chance to taste a sample or two. Back in Chambéry, we’ll have the evening free to seek out a local restaurant for dinner or relax at our hand-picked accommodation. Accommodation: Hôtel des Princes (or similar)

      • Meals Breakfast
    • Day 8 - Chambéry – Briançon

      We'll have the chance to sample more tasty local produce today at a Chartreuse cellar and distillery. Did you know? The famous French liqueur has been produced by Carthusian Monks since 1737, and is infused with an array of plants, herbs and flowers. Later, we'll wind our way to the hilltop citadel of Briançon - a picturesque retreat surrounded by the towering mountain ranges of the French Alps. Tonight, we'll clink glasses over another delectable group dinner and enjoy some free time to relax in the fresh Alpine air. Accommodation: Auberge De La Paix (or similar)

      • Meals Breakfast Dinner
    • Day 9 - Briançon – Sisteron – Forcalquier

      Today alpine slopes will give way to rugged hills and wildflower meadows as we travel to Sisteron – where we’ll stop to admire the extraordinary 12th century Citadel. Continuing our journey through the charming French countryside, we’ll end our day in the historic commune of Forcalquier. Later, we’ll round off the evening in style: with a farewell dinner to remember. Accommodation: Hotel Charembeau (or similar)

      • Meals  Breakfast and Dinner
    • Day 10 - Forcalquier – Entrevaux – Nice

      The last day of the tour will take us deeper into exquisite Provençal countryside as we press on to Entrevaux – one of the most beautiful villages in France. A picturesque medieval village along the river Var, we’ll enjoy some free time to stroll the fortified walkways to the ancient Citadel – where we’ll admire the panoramic views over the valley below. Then, it’s onwards to the elite resort and shining capital of the French Riviera: Nice. After all, there’s no better place to end our journey than alongside the clear waters of the Côte d’Azur!

      • Meals Breakfast

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