2017: London, Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice (DRY)
11 days from London to Nice
'If you love life, you'll love France." This famous travel poster from Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief says it all! And no one brings you France-not to mention London-like Monograms! On this 11-day vacation to London, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, we've arranged for you to have a Local Host in each city. This feature, offered only by Monograms, ensures you have someone in each city to answer questions, offer suggestions, help arrange activities, and help you get the most out of your vacation.Your vacation begins when you arrive in London. We can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel, where your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome, help you get settled, and give you materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we'll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, private sightseeing with an expert local guide. You'll hear the inside stories around the must-see attractions, such as Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. We'll take you to iconic St. Paul's Cathedral before arriving in time to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In London, you'll also have a full day to explore on your own. Perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Thames River, visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, admire the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, ride a double-decker bus, and visit the food halls at London's famous department stores, such as Harrods. Then, it's off to France-Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice. We'll pick you up at your London hotel and take you to the train station to catch the high-speed Eurostar train (imagine the thrill of riding through the Chunnel!). In Paris, we'll pick you up at the train station and take you to your selected hotel, where your Local Host will be on hand to help you get settled and to give you materials about the city. The next day, after an included breakfast, we'll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. Your sightseeing features Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to 1163, and the Louvre, the world's most visited museum. Here, we give you VIP access so that rather than waiting in line, you'll be up close and personal with Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures. During your full free day in Paris, you may want to visit one of the many museums, such as the Musee d'Orsay; shop at one of the department stores, such as the famous Galeries Lafayette, where we have secured shopping discounts for you; take an excursion to Claude Monet's Giverny and the Palace of Versailles; learn to cook from a French chef; visit the Normandy Landing Beaches; or just sit back and relax as you enjoy a drink or meal on the famous Champs-Elysees. Next up: a train ride via the high-speed TGV train to Aix-en-Provence, where we'll pick you up at the train station and take you to your hotel. The next morning, after included breakfast, your guided sightseeing with a local expert includes a visit to the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mismatch of architectural styles. We'll also take you for a walk along 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafes. In your free time, you may want to take an excursion to Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see its Pope's Palace; visit Cezanne's studio; or visit one of the local Aix-en-Provence markets.The following day, we'll take you from your Aix-en-Provence hotel to the train station for your journey to Nice, and once you arrive in Nice, we'll pick you up at the train station and take you to your hotel. In Nice, your guided sightseeing with a local expert features the inside stories only locals know; the Promenade des Anglais, Nice's most famous boulevard; and a walk through the Old Town. A full day at leisure in Nice will allow you to explore at your own pace (with the support of your Local Host, of course). Perhaps take an excursion to St. Tropez; browse the famous flower market; sample local specialties such as rose wine and Salad Nicoise; or just relax on the beach. And did we mention your travel via high-speed Eurostar train between London & Paris includes porterage and is first-class on the high-speed TGV train between Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice? Between the transportation and transfers we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is show up ready to have fun and explore. Add the comfort of knowing you'll have a Local Host in each city to help you, and you've got yourself a vacation you'll love! After all, 'if you love life, you'll love France.'
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13025837
- Tour Operator
- 11 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||London||Welcome to London! Your Local Hosts will help you maximize your stay in one of the most historically significant capital cities, containing four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.|
|Day 2||London||Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank; and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held).|
|Day 3||London||Full day at leisure to explore the city. Your Local Hosts will assist you with recommendations, such as a visit to the National History Museum with its collection of the biggest, tallest, and rarest animals in the world, followed by a pint of beer at a nearby pub.|
|Day 4||Paris||Travel to Paris by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class).|
|Day 5||Paris||Morning guided sightseeing takes you to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opera, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world's most visited museum, THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures.|
|Day 6||Paris||Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day, such as a visit to the Pompidou Center, which houses a vast public library, the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and a center for music and acoustic research.|
|Day 7||Aix-en-Provence||Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (First class) to Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy a guided walking tour along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafes. Admire the Mazarin Quarter, City Hall, the Jewish Quarter, and visit the CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY SAVIOUR, known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and The Burning Bush triptych art masterpiece by Nicolas Froment.|
|Day 8||Aix-en-Provence||Today you may want to stroll through the famous fruit and vegetable market, or shop for lavender products. Your Local Host will have lots of ideas for you.|
|Day 9||Nice||Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (First class) to Nice. Your guided sightseeing features the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice. Walk through the OLD TOWN to admire fine examples of the Belle Epoque. See Cours Saleya with the Kings of Sardinia Palace and flower market, and the lovely Palace Square with Palais de Justice and PALAIS RUSCA.|
|Day 10||Nice||Your Local Host has many recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Cote d'Azur, such as a stop at the Matisse Museum, or the best places to try local specialties, like socca (custard-filled chickpea pancake), Salad Nicoise (salad with tuna and anchovies), pissaladiere (French pizza), farcis (stuffed vegetables), and rose wine.|
|Day 11||Nice||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.|
- US$ Price Details
Upgrade to standard premier on Eurostar train London-Paris: $185
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