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Explore Nice, fashionable Monte Carlo and Monaco

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20202021
7 daysFrom £1,395 per person

2021 Tour code: NIE21

About the tour

Enjoy the elegance of the French Riviera and Nice, with glamorous Monaco to the east and the beautiful Provençal Alps in the background. This is the perfect French destination at this time of year, thanks to the added zest of the Nice Carnival.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London and Nice

We meet at our exclusive Departure Office in London St Pancras, where we take the Eurostar to Paris. We continue from here by rail to Nice where we check in to the 4-Star Hotel Westminster On Day 2, we enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of Nice by coach. We begin at Mont Boron, overlooking the city and continue to the Roman ruins of Cimiez before finishing at the Place de l'Opera and the flower market.

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

Your time today is free in Nice before this evening's excursion and the highlight of the tour, where we enjoy the magnificent Nice Carnival from our reserved grandstand seats. This event is widely recognised as one of the biggest carnivals in the world and it takes a new theme each year. The intricate and beautifully designed floats often feature elaborate caricatures and figures of celebrities and politicians. There are also exciting dance performances and a wealth of sights, sounds, and smells as the city erupts into a celebration of colour and art.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Nice Carnival
Days 4-5 - St-Paul-de-Vence and Grasse

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 to discover Nice.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
St Paul De Vence
Day 6 - Monte Carlo and Monaco

Our excursion today takes us along a stretch of the Monaco Grand Prix race track to Monte Carlo. In Monte Carlo, you have some free time; the Monte Carlo resort is famous as a casino hub for the rich and famous, featuring in James Bond film, Casino Royale. Later, we continue to the tiny principality of Monaco. One of the most glamorous and luxurious destinations in the world, this area exudes sophistication and intrigue. Here where we watch the changing of the guard at the 13th century Palais du Prince and home to the Grimaldi family of Monaco. On our way back to Nice we travel through the hilltop village of Eze which retains much of its ancient charm. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner in Nice.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Monaco Casino
Day 7 - Return Home

We leave Nice behind, travelling by rail to Paris where we join the Eurostar to London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal
Eurostar

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Hotel Westminster, Nice

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Trains

Eurostar
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Explore Nice, fashionable Monte Carlo and Monaco

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