(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Paris, Versailles, Provence, Cote d’Azur
This private luxury tour combines the culture, lifestyle and romance of sophisticated Paris with the beautiful landscapes and traditional villages of Provence and the Cote d’Azur.
Begin with three nights in Paris. With your own private guide, enjoy the very best of Paris according to your interests. First-time visitors may wish to tour major attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, the Eiffel Tower, the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens, and major museums such as the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Other possibilities include an epicurean tour of specialty chocolate shops, fromagerie (cheese shops), copperware stores and tea sellers; walking tours through the exclusive residential streets on Ile St-Louis, the old Jewish quarter in the Marais, the former art colony of Montmartre, the medieval streets of the Latin Quarter, or to Left Bank cafes made famous by poets and philosophers; and shopping for antiques in flea markets or haute couture in fashionable boutiques.
One day, enjoy a private excursion to Versailles to tour Louis XIV’s opulent palace and extensive gardens. Alternatively, continue your city touring. One evening, enjoy a romantic gourmet dinner while cruising on the Seine River through the heart of Paris.
Next, transfer by high speed TGV high-speed train (first-class seats) to the walled city of Avignon. During private touring, see highlights such the main market, the antiques district, and historic attractions such as the Palais des Papes, an imposing fortress-palace from which renegade cardinals once challenged the Vatican.
After touring Avignon, continue to the Luberon Valley for several nights at a luxurious farmhouse set among vineyards outside the village of Menerbes. During private touring, explore the surrounding countryside—some of the most picturesque in Provence—and visit markets, specialty shops, cultural sites and recommended hill towns such as Gordes, Roussillon and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Next, enjoy several days on the Cote d’Azur in a luxurious hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With a private driver-guide at your disposal, visit local towns such as Nice, Cannes, Eze, Grasse, Saint-Paul de Vence, Antibes or Monaco.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Paris & Versailles
Full-day private excursion
Paris – Luberon Valley
Private transfer to station for high-speed TGV train to Avignon. Private city tour on arrival and transfer to Luberon Valley for 3 nights
Full-day private touring around Provence
Full-day private touring around Provence
Luberon Valley – Cote d’Azur
Private transfer to Cote d’Azur for 4 nights, with wine tasting en route
Full-day private touring of Monaco and Eze
Full-day private touring of Nice, St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, Cannes and/or Antibes
Four Seasons Hotel George V, The Peninsula Paris, Hotel Le Bristol Paris or Shangri-La Paris
La Bastide de Marie or La Coquillade
Cote d'Azur options:
Hotel du Cap Eden Roc,
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa (Vence),
Hotel de Paris (Monaco)
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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