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Travel to a world of sun-drenched, white sand shores, azure waters and indigo sky in the south of France after spending two nights in vibrant London. During this seven-day vacation, you’ll have the opportunity to soak up a stunning variety of landscapes and experiences. In London, visit Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, stroll through the National Gallery Museum, spend a languid afternoon in the 350-acre Hyde Park, watch the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace, and stop by Big Ben for some photos. Once you reach the glamorous Côte d'Azur, explore its beaches, boutiques, and Provençal cuisine. And then there’s the glittering Mediterranean coastline itself: unbelievably beautiful.

Highlights

  • Visit all the crowd-pleasing, popular attractions and landmarks in London
  • Explore La Croisette — the famous palm-lined boardwalk in Cannes
  • Enjoy two nights in the glamorous city of Nice

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Cannes
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Nice
  • 24hr Hop on Hop off tickets in London
  • Small group tour of Antibes and St Paul de Vence from Cannes
  • Day trip by rail to Monaco from Nice
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – LONDON
Welcome to London! Check into your hotel for a two-night stay and begin getting to know the English capital. It’s no surprise that London is one of the most visited destinations in world. An extensive mix of old and new, London features an energy and allure not found anywhere else. You’ll find many of the most historic and crowd-pleasing locations concentrated in the city center. In just one afternoon, you can wander around Trafalgar Square, see government in action at the Houses of Parliament, and take photos of the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace. One thing’s for sure: You certainly won’t be bored. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 – LONDON
After breakfast, take advantage of your Hop on Hop off tickets to discover more of what the city has to offer. Explore the famous Piccadilly Circus and the National Gallery, see St. Paul’s Cathedral (the largest and most famous church in London), and check out South Bank Centre’s variety of artistic venues and eateries on the South Bank of the River Thames. Then, there’s top-tier theatre, wonderful walking towers, bustling markets, and the permanent collections at free museums and galleries. Why not visit Leicester Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and enjoy some classic fish and chips at Hyde Park, too? (Overnight in London) B

Day 3 – LONDON TO CANNES
Enjoy breakfast and then travel to St. Pancras station on your own and board your train to Paris Gare du Nord. From there, you’ll depart Gare de Lyon to glamorous Cannes, exulted for its annual film festival in May. When you arrive, check into your hotel and start seeing the sights! Visit the stalls of the Forville market in Le Suquet (Old Town), designer bars, couture shops, and admire the Ferraris and Lamborghinis cruising along Boulevard du Midi, or simply lounge on the beach and sunbathe at Plage du Palais des Festivals. In the evening, walking along the iconic Boulevard de la Croisette. Stretching nearly two miles along the Bay of Cannes, this promenade is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Provençal cuisine—both high-end and lower-key finds appropriate for every kind of traveler. (Overnight in Cannes) B

DAY 4 – CANNES
Spend your morning having breakfast and relaxing before heading out on a small group tour of Cannes, Antibes and the beautiful small commune of St Paul de Vence located in the hills. Then once back in Cannes why not take a short boat ride and visit one of the Îles de Lérins (Ile Ste-Marguérite, and Ile St-Honorat), two islands in the bay which offer a haven from the hustle and bustle of the city centre? Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the small coves. (Overnight in Cannes) B

DAY 5 – CANNES TO NICE
After breakfast, check out of your hotel take the brief 30-minute journey from Cannes to Nice along the sparking Côte d'Azur by train. After arriving in Nice, the Queen of the Riviera, and settling into your hotel, head out to begin your exploration of Nice. Perhaps walk along the seafront and Promenade des Anglais, admire the bonbon-color palaces, time-stained Old Town, or enjoy some famous Niçoise cuisine with an evening meal at one of the city's many restaurants. (Overnight in Nice) B

DAY 6 – NICE
Have breakfast and then head to the station for the short train ride to Monaco; the tiny yet prestigious principality celebrated for its glitz and glamour. Explorer the luxury yacht-lined harbor or perhaps visit the spectacular casino or the Salle Garnier opera house before returning to Nice at your leisure. (Overnight in Nice) B

DAY 7 – END OF TOUR
Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel, then check out and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a nearby city, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

 

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Canberra Hotel Cannes

Hotel Le Canberra is a contemporary hotel with 35 bedrooms. The hotel has recently been renovated and features a stylish bar, Le Café Blanc, a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is in the centre of Cannes, on Rue d'Antibes, close to the beach and the Croisette.

Cannes Hotel Splendid

Exceptional view of the sea, the Bay of Cannes, Iles de Lérins, and the old quarter Le Suquet. Ideally situated, at the start of La Croisette, just steps from luxury shopping and beaches of golden sand. The SNCF train station is 300 metres from the hotel and Nice airport 30km. The hotel’s 62 guest rooms welcome you to a unique setting that combines the atmosphere of the past and the comfort of the present. Breakfast as you wish at the Offenbach lounge or on the sun terrace facing the Palais des Festivals. Also, the Hotel has a room suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Hotel Ellington Nice Centre

The Ellington Hotel in Nice offers 119 charming bedrooms and suites in the centre of the city. It also features a bar straight out of the swing era, a cosy library and a patio. The hotel is close to the Old Town area of Nice and a short walk from the seafront Promenade des Anglais.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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