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Trip Overview

Enjoy the perfect Mediterranean vacation, a combination of metropolitan chic in Nice and the tranquil beauty of Menton. Explore the boutiques and fashionable shopping districts of Nice before stopping for a relaxing drink and world-famous Niçoise cuisine on the promenade. Then journey to Menton for fabulous views of the Côte d'Azur, stunning walks through the lemon groves, and 17th century architecture. This six-night vacation by rail is a perfect opportunity to discover or re-discover the beauty of the Côte d'Azur.

Highlights

  • Travel through the verdant French countryside on the journey to Nice by train
  • Stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice with sweeping views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea
  • Explore stunning medieval architecture in the Old Town in Menton 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class as specified in the itinerary
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Nice
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Menton
  • Small group Nice city tour
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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 – ARRIVE IN NICE
Welcome to Nice! On arrival on your train from Paris, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Blessed with a sunny, temperate climate, Nice offers beautiful beaches, luxurious seaside dining and plenty of opportunities for shopping and sightseeing. (Overnight in Nice)

DAY 2 - NICE
After breakfast this morning get your bearings with a 3hr tour including exploring the charming town of "Nice la belle" (Nice the beautiful). Visit the Chagall and Matisse galleries to experience the colorful works of these two famous French artists. Wander through Vieux Nice to discover traditional French architecture and markets filled with fresh Niçoise delicacies. Alternatively, visit the Palais Massena built in the 19th century and featuring impressionist paintings and folk art. (Overnight in Nice)B

DAY 3 - NICE
No trip to Nice is complete without a wander down the Promenade des Anglais, the city's most famous street. The palm tree-lined boulevard was built in the 19th century for English residents to stroll along the sea front. Wander along the seafront for views over the Mediterranean, admire the grand hotels, or watch the world go by from one of the cafés or restaurants. (Overnight in Nice).B

DAY 4 – NICE TO MENTON
Travel from Nice Ville station by Regional-Express to the pretty Mediterranean town of Menton. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Menton, known as the "Pearl of France" is a town filled with history and culture. Above the yachts and fishing boats, Menton rises in a tangle of steeped lanes, pink and ochre houses and tall Italianate churches. (Overnight in Menton)B

DAY 5 - MENTON
Spend the day at your leisure enjoying Menton’s seaside charm. The Vieux Menton (Old Town) features charming shops and cafes while the Medieval buildings around the Eglise St Michel and the Chapel de Penitents Blancs form the heart of the city. Wander the narrow streets and admire the wonderfully restored colorful buildings. (Overnight in Menton) B

DAY 6 - MENTON
After breakfast this morning, why not take an early morning stroll to one of Menton's half dozen beaches or to the beautiful orange and lemon groves within the town's 17th century gardens? Alternatively, take a boat ride along the French Riviera to discover more of the beauty of Provence by sea. (Overnight in Menton)B

DAY 7 – DEPART MENTON
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel before checking out and heading back to Paris by train. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, speak to one of our Rail Specialists who can help you with all the details. B

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

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.

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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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