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There are few areas of the world that are as synonymous with glitz and glamour as the French Rivera, and this 11-night rail vacation is the best way to explore and enjoy this beautiful corner of France. From the bright lights and romance of Paris travel to the glistening Mediterranean Sea spending nights in Saint Raphael, Cannes and Nice. During the day enjoy day trips to Saint Tropez, Antibes, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Monaco before returning to Paris for a final night in the City of Lights.

Highlights

  • Feasting on Macaroons and street side crepes before climbing the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Relaxing on the beach in Saint-Raphael
  • Exploring the cobbled streets of historic Saint Tropez
  • Shopping for souvenirs along La Croisette in Cannes
  • Touring unforgettable Antibes and the picturesque hillside village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence
  • Soaking up the colours and beautiful smells of Nice’s Old Town
  • Walking in the footsteps of the International Jet Set in Monaco 

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • All rail travel as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Saint Raphael
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cannes
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Nice
  • Small group tour up the Eiffel Tower 
  • 1hr Seine river cruise 
  • Day return ferry tickets from Saint-Raphael and Saint Tropez
  • Small group tour of Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Paul-de-Vence
  • Day trip to Monaco from Nice
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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.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1 – PARIS
On arrival into Paris make your way to your hotel for a 2-night stay.  That evening perhaps wander the streets of St Germain which are rich in artist and literary history, then head north past the beautiful Notre Dame and marvel at the futuristic Pompidou Centre before dinner in a traditional Parisian Brasserie.  (Overnight Paris)   

DAY 2 – PARIS 
Head over to the Eiffel Tower for your small group skip-the-line trip to the second floor and gaze across Paris, then enjoy a 1hr river cruise at a time of your choosing.  That evening perhaps take in a show at the Moulin Rouge or the historic Paradis Latin cabaret?  (Overnight Paris) B  

DAY 3 – SAINT RAPHAEL
Enjoy the comfort of a legendary TGV train today as you speed south to Saint Raphael. On arrival check-in to your hotel for 2-nights, then perhaps head to the harbour for a relaxing drink in the sun, or explorer the narrow streets of the colourful old own. (Overnight Saint Raphael) B

DAY 4 – SAINT TROPEZ
Today enjoy a 50min cruise along the gorgeous coastline to Saint Tropez. Once there you can either relax on one of its celebrated beaches, wander the cobble streets, enjoy peoplewatching with a drink outside a café or take in some fantastic art at Musee de l’Annociade, a 1500’s chapel turned museum for paintings by famous artists who have lived or worked in the area. Later that day return to Saint Raphael again by sea, and tuck into some fresh seafood for dinner. (Overnight Saint Raphael) B

DAY 5 – CANNES
After breakfast checkout of your hotel and make your way to the station for a 30min train ride to Cannes. Check-in to your hotel here then head off the beach perhaps head to the Allée des Étoiles to see Cannes ‘walk of fame’ featuring the handprints of countless movie stars. (Overnight Cannes)

DAY 6 – ANTIBES AND SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
This morning head out along the coastal ride in this small group tour to the old port of Antibes with its incredible harbour and 16th- century ramparts. Then on the way back head into the hills and visit the typical medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, made famous by the actors and artists who have lived there in the past. Its cobbled stone streets, numerous galleries and sumptuous views of the Mediterranean make this a unique place. In the evening perhaps try your luck in one of Cannes famous Casinos? (Overnight Cannes) B

DAY 7 – NICE
Take the pretty journey along the coast today to Nice, and on arrival check in at your hotel for a 3-night stay (Overnight Nice) B

DAY 8 – NICE
Spend today exploring all Nice has to offer, including a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, wander around Cours Saleya markets with its local oranges and lavender then head up the Musee Matisse and the world’s best collect of Matisse’s work. (Overnight Nice) B

DAY 9 – MONACO
Your vacation includes a train trip from Nice to the independent city-state of Monaco. Explore at your leisure the smallest monarchy in the world, home to the famous Formula One race, the fabulous Monte Carlo Casino and some of the largest yachts in the word. (Overnight in Nice) B

DAY 10 – PARIS
Head north for a final night in the French capital. Take a stroll up the Champs Elysees for a snap of the Arc de Triomphe, or head north to enjoy the views for Montmartre and the beautiful Sacre Coeur. (Overnight Paris) B

DAY 11 – END OF TOUR
Check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. B

 

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

Le Marceau Bastille

Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

Le Marceau Bastille

Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

Terrass Hotel Paris

The Terrass Hotel is a classic 19th century building with 98 individually decorated rooms. The hotel features a Piano Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks and a seventh floor summer roof terrace with great views across Paris. The hotel is located a short stroll away from famous landmarks such as the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

See our special offer package with a free tour and Musée d'Orsay tickets!

Terrass Hotel Paris

The Terrass Hotel is a classic 19th century building with 98 individually decorated rooms. The hotel features a Piano Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks and a seventh floor summer roof terrace with great views across Paris. The hotel is located a short stroll away from famous landmarks such as the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

See our special offer package with a free tour and Musée d'Orsay tickets!

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.

Gounod Hotel Nice

Located in Nice downtown, Gounod Boutique hotel Nice Center is the perfect choice for visitors wishing to explore French Riviera’s capital staying in a hotel near the “Promenade des Anglais”, the beach and city center.

Splendid Hotel and Spa - Nice

The Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice welcomes tourists and travellers from all around the world with traditional french hostelry tradition since 4 generations of men and women, for more than a century. This fine property, in Nice city center, features 128 charming rooms and suites, a panoramic bar : L’EssenCiel , a swimming pool, a spa, a sauna and fitness, and a private garage.

Grand Hotel Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

Grand Hotel Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

Grand Hotel Francais

The Grand Hotel Francais is a chic, modern hotel located in the centre of Paris, just 550 yards from Nation. Rooms are individually decorated, and come equipped with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. The property is ideally located for sightseeing, nestled just 150 yards from a Metro Station.

Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

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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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