French Riviera Explorer

Dates:  March 26 – April 3, 2019

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Special Features

  • 7 Nights in Nice, France
  • Nice City Tour
  • Chagall Museum
  • Notre Dame Church
  • Ventimiglia, Italy
  • San Remo, Italy
  • Monte Carlo, Monaco Tour
  • Casino Monte Carlo
  • Monte Carlo Cathedral
  • Cannes
  • St. Tropez
  • Roundtrip Air from Springfield, MO
  • Professional Tour Director

Join us in the beautiful French Riviera for a once in a lifetime vacation.  Your vacation will include a 7 night stay in Nice, France.  Nice is the fourth largest city in France and one of the most popular destinations in the French Riviera.  Enjoy beautiful views, museum tours, a one day adventure to Ventimiglia and San Remo, Italy and a day in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  You will not be disappointed in this truly beautiful part of the world.bigstock-Nice-City-French-Riviera-Med-69519913222


Prices include Airfare

Double: $3595/pp              Single: $4245/pp

Trip Protection:   $325/per person

Deposit:  $500/pp due at time of booking

Final Payment Due:  January 4, 2019

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Board your overnight flight to Europe, leaving Springfield, MO.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Arrive in Nice, France and meet our local Tour Director.  We will check in to our hotel in this famous city.  Nice is well known for the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais, its famous waterfront.  This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Today enjoy a Nice City Tour featuring the Chagall Museum.  The museum boasts a permanent exhibition of Chagall’s outstanding paintings, stained-glass windows and a mosaic.  Visit the beautiful Notre Dame Church, the Nice Flower Market and a local marketplace.  Depart for Grasse, the perfume capital of the world.  We will visit the Fragonard Perfume Factory to discover the fascinating art of perfume-making.  Return to Nice for an evening on your own. (B)

Friday, March 29, 2019

Travel to Ventimiglia, Italy to explore this quaint seaside town.  Explore the massive street market and wander the cobbled streets.  We will then continue to San Remo, the capital town of the Italian Riviera.  Explore the town of La Pigna which is characterized by perched houses, steep streets, covered alleys, and little squares – a glimpse of Medieval times.  Enjoy an evening of leisure when we return to Nice.  (B)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Enjoy a day in Nice to relax by the sea or visit a museum.  Maybe join an optional excursion to Aix-en-Provence, the city of art and light.  You could also enjoy wine tasting at a local vineyard of the region.  There are many museums in the area to experience in this beautiful city.  (B)

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Today we travel to the Principality of Monaco, a tiny city-state on the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by France.  The most famous district of Monaco is Monte Carlo, the site of the well-known casino and a glittering center of international social life.  We will enjoy a tour including the 19th-century Romanesque Cathedral, the site of Princess Grace’s Tomb and the famous Monte Carlo Casino.  Tonight we will enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant in Nice with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Enjoy a full day to explore Nice on your own.  Nice itself is an attraction with its rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, splendid dining and lovely art-deco facades.  Maybe join an optional tour and visit Eze, a medieval French Village with craft shops and excellent views of the Mediterranean coast.  This excursion also features St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, one of the three major capes of the French Riviera. (B)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

After breakfast, we travel to the towns of Cannes and St. Tropez.  Travel to Cannes, a glamorous and expensive seaside town considered to be one of the social hubs of Europe.  Its moment to shine arrives in May each year as the venue for the Cannes Film Festival, entertaining the rich and famous.  Enjoy some time to sit at street side tables and enjoy the favored hobby of people-watching along the marina.  Later travel to St. Tropez, an internationally known seaside resort, renowned principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave and later a resort for the jet set.  St. Tropez is a goal for tourists in search of the little Provencal authenticity and the occasional celebrity sighting.  This evening join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

We will leave for the airport for our flight home with wonderful memories of our French Riviera Explorer vacation! (B)

Note:  Certain criminal convictions will make you ineligible to enter other countries.  See  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/inadmissibility/index.asp for further information.

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