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Spotlight on the French Riviera
Uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches and elegant allure that attracts the rich and famous to the exquisite French Riviera. Unpack for a leisurely multi-night stay, embracing the luxury and breathtaking beauty of the French Riviera, or COte d'Azur. Spend time in the fairy-tale principality of Monaco. Discover the opulence of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Gardens. Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Cannes. Watch artisans create fragrant perfumes. Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. It's time you lived a little bit of the good life.
Details
Tour OperatorCollette
OfferOffer valid through 9/30/2022
Duration
9 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1NiceIt's time to live the good life and embark on a getaway to the fabulous French Riviera, or COte d'Azur. With its elegant coastal resorts, superb eateries, chic boutiques and captivating museums, it's the ultimate sunny retreat for the elite. Unpack your bags just once and stay at a single hotel for your entire adventure, which begins with an overnight flight to France.
Day 2NiceYour tour commences in the stunning city of Nice, a coastal pearl of the Mediterranean known for its legendary opulence and balmy beaches. With an average of 300 sunny days per year, Nice is a seaside paradise. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Vieux Nice featuring Mediterranean-inspired French cuisine.
Day 3NiceGet to know Nice with a local expert. Stroll along the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais and delve into the Old Town, sampling different treats while on a tasting tour of the city. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps you will visit one of Nice's world-class art galleries, such as the Chagall or the Matisse Museums. Or find your favorite cafE for the week and soak in the local life.
Day 4NiceTravel along the spectacular Corniche coastal road to the Principality of Monaco. On a walking tour, view the changing of the guards and visit the Cathedral of Monaco - the permanent resting place of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. Then it's your choice! Explore the tiny Principality on a panoramic Little Train tour taking you across to Monte Carlo for views of its famous Casino -OR- visit the Oceanographic Museum, perusing its aquarium and the collection of fossils and skeletons amassed by the great researcher Jacques Cousteau. Later, visit the charming village of Eze, perched high above the French Riviera.
Day 5NiceJourney to Cannes and rub elbows with Europe's elite. Walk in the footsteps of celebrities when you see the Film Festival Palace and the iconic red carpet featured during the Cannes Film Festival. During free time, explore the cobbled lanes of the Le Suquet neighborhood or the lively Forville farmer's market. Then, sail* across the Bay of Cannes to the tiny island of Saint-Honorat, a fortified monastery active since the Dark Ages, belonging to the monks of LErins Abbey. Pause for lunch on the island before returning to Nice in the late afternoon.
Day 6NiceToday, learn the secrets of perfume making during a hands-on workshop and tour of the Fragonard Perfumerie, where fragrant formulations have been prepared since 1782. Spend time soaking up the atmosphere of this charming town before returning to Nice for an evening at leisure. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to a petanque lesson and tournament, including an open bar and some tasty snacks.
Day 7NiceHead to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, referred to as the crown jewel of the French Riviera, where you'll visit the impressive Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Uncover the lush gardens replete with jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Your visit to the villa is complete with lunch served in the charming tearoom overlooking the Bay of Villefranche. Enjoy free time to relax and take in the laid-back atmosphere along the Riviera.
Day 8NiceThis morning discover Nice's famed flower market and be enchanted by brightly colored blooms and other enticing delicacies. Continue on to historic St. Paul de Vence, situated atop a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside. Explore this walled medieval village, soaking in its distinctive light said to have inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall and other artists. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip.
Day 9NiceDepart for home with many wonderful memories of your journey through the Cote d'Azur.
Dates/Pricing
Click Quote or call (410) 458-1854 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
August 28, 2022Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
September 04, 2022Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
September 11, 2022Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
September 18, 2022Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
September 25, 2022Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
October 02, 2022Land Only$2,399.00 (USD)Quote
October 09, 2022Land Only$2,399.00 (USD)Quote
October 16, 2022Land Only$2,399.00 (USD)Quote
October 23, 2022Land Only$2,099.00 (USD)Quote
October 30, 2022Land Only$2,099.00 (USD)Quote
November 06, 2022Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
November 13, 2022Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
November 27, 2022Land Only$1,899.00 (USD)Quote
December 04, 2022Land Only$1,899.00 (USD)Quote
February 05, 2023Land Only$1,899.00 (USD)Quote
March 05, 2023Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
March 12, 2023Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
March 19, 2023Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
March 26, 2023Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
April 02, 2023Land Only$2,399.00 (USD)Quote
April 16, 2023Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
April 23, 2023Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
April 30, 2023Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
Lodging
Hotel Massena - Nice, France
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
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Spotlight on the French Riviera
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Uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches and elegant allure that attracts the rich and famous to the exquisite French Riviera.
 
 
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