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The Cote d Azur & Nice Carnival

(Tour code: NIE17)Explore Nice, fashionable Monte Carlo and Monaco

Spring comes early to the French Riviera and Nice, with glamorous Monaco to the east and the beautiful Provençal Alps in the background. This is the perfect spring destination, especially with the added zest of the Nice Carnival.

Tour Highlights
  • Nice's Old Town including a guided tour
  • The Promenade des Anglais
  • Nice Carnival
  • St-Paul-de-Vence
  • Lunch at La Jarrerie
  • Grasse and its perfumeries
  • Monaco
  • Eze
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Paris
Days 1-2

To Paris and Nice

We meet at our exclusive Departure Office in St Pancras International and take the Eurostar to Paris in Standard Premier Class. We spend tonight at the Mercure Gare de Lyon. This evening is free to discover the city at your leisure. On Day 2 we continue in First Class on the high-speed TGV to Nice on the Cote d'Azur. Nice boasts a beautiful Old Town and a charming seafront promenade. We stay for five nights at the Hotel Westminster, enjoying dinner in the hotel this evening.

Includes:
  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal
  • Day 2 - Breakfast & Dinner
Nice Carnival
Day 3

Guided tour exploring Nice

Today we take a guided tour of Nice by coach and on foot, beginning with Mont Boron for fantastic views of the city and the fascinating Roman remains in the hilltop quarter of Cimiez, once home to the artist Matisse. We continue to the Place de l'Opera before finishing our tour at the colourful flower market. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore before we meet for an early dinner together in a local restaurant. We spend this evening watching the fantastic procession of the Nice Carnival from our reserved seats in one of the grandstands.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Nice Carnival
  • Tour of Nice
St Paul
Days 4-5

St-Paul-de-Vence, Grasse and at Leisure

Today we travel to Grasse, renowned worldwide for its perfume making, for a tour of the Fragonard Parfumerie. We then head into the hills and enjoy lunch at La Jarrerie, a restaurant dating from the 17th century. Later we continue to the beautiful medieval 'perched' village of St-Paul-de-Vence.You may wish to visit the Maeght Foundation, which houses one of Europe's most important collections of 20th century art. Day 5 is free.

Includes:
  • Day 4 - Breakfast & Dinner
  • Fragonard Parfumerie
  • St-Paul-de-Vence
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Monaco Casino
Day 6

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze

Today we journey by coach to the principality of Monaco. We visit the cathedral and watch the changing of the guard at the 13th century Palais du Prince, home of the ruling Grimaldi family for 700 years. We then drive along a dramatic section of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit to Monte Carlo, where you may like to have a flutter in the world-famous casinos. Our journey back to Nice is along the coastal road known as the 'Middle Corniche', which leads to the hilltop village of Eze. We return to Nice and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Monaco
  • Monte Carlo
  • Eze
Eurostar
Day 7

First Class rail from Nice to London

We depart today on the high-speed TGV service to Paris, where we join the Eurostar to London.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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