easy pace france SUMMER 2017

Rates per person in USD:

Land Arrangement Rates per person

Contrast the cultural capital of Paris with beautiful Avignon, the Roman remains and Provençal landscapes that inspired Cézanne and Van Gogh, and the chic resorts of sun-drenched Côte d'Azur.

Starts on Returns on Twin Sharing Single Occupancy
June 3, 2017 June 12, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
June 10, 2017 June 19, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
June 17, 2017 June 26, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
June 24, 2017 July 3, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
July 1, 2017 July 10, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
July 8, 2017 July 17, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
July 15, 2017 July 24, 2017 US$3025 US$4155
July 22, 2017 July 31, 2017 US$3025 US$4155
July 29, 2017 Aug 7, 2017 US$3025 US$4295
Aug 5, 2017 Aug 14, 2017 US$3025 US$4295
Aug 12, 2017 Aug 21, 2017 US$3025 US$4295
Aug 19, 2017 Aug 28, 2017 US$3025 US$4295
Aug 26, 2017 Sep 4, 2017 US$3125 US$4395
Sep 2, 2017 Sep 11, 2017 US$3175 US$4505
Sep 9, 2017 Sep 18, 2017 US$3250 US$4640
Sep 16, 2017 Sep 25, 2017 US$3250 US$4640
Sep 23, 2017 Oct 2, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
Sep 30, 2017 Oct 9, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
Oct 7, 2017 Oct 16, 2017 US$3150 US$4540
Oct 14, 2017 Oct 23, 2017 US$3150 US$4540

Inclusions:

    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

    • Paris: Ascend to the viewing platforms of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy glorious panoramas.
    • TGV: Relax on the smooth high-speed TGV train.
    • St-Paul-de-Vence: Discover how this hilltop town became a refuge for artists as you explore the winding alleyways.
    • Côte d’Azur: Walk through the old streets of Monaco to see the Palace and tomb of Princess Grace.

    ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

    • Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.
    • Pont du Gard: See the Roman aqueduct.
    • Nîmes: See the Maison Carrée and Roman Arena.
    • Avignon: See the battlements, famous bridge and walk through the old town to the Palace of the Popes.
    • Arles: Enjoy an orientation tour.
    • Aix-en-Provence: See the elegant mansions and cafés of the Cours Mirabeau.
    • Monaco: Drive on part of the Grand Prix circuit. See the Grimaldi Royal Palace. See the tomb of Princess Grace.
    • Monte Carlo: Try your luck at one of the casinos.
    • Scenic Drives: French Riviera and Camargue.

    AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

    • Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Learn what to look for in a robust red. The colour, fragrance and how it clings to the glass are as important as the taste. Join a wine expert for an introduction to the wonderful wines of this region.
    • Avignon: For your Dine-Around evening, choose your ambience and style of cuisine from a fine selection of local restaurants.
    • Monte Carlo: Enjoy a celebration meal of typical French cuisine with wine at a local restaurant before trying your luck at the world-famous casinos.
    • 9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (D), 1 Dine-Around (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, tea or coffee.

    STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

    • Paris: Across the road from the suave and modern Pullman Paris Bercy hotel is Bercy Village, where former wine warehouses have been converted into a trendy pedestrian area.

    STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

    • Monte Carlo: The prestigious Fairmont Monte Carlo is a Monaco landmark - a gathering place for the international elite, set between the sea and the legendary Casino. Over breakfast, look out over three countries and the ever-changing moods of the Mediterranean.

    ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

    • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
    • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
    • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
    • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
    • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.
       

Itinerary:

Easy Pace France

  • Day 1 Welcome to Paris

    On arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Insight's Airport Transfer Service departs for your hotel at 08:30, 11:00 & 13:30. The afternoon is yours to relax and settle in. Later, join your Tour Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Reception and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

    Hotel: Pullman Paris Bercy

    Welcome Reception and Dinner

  • Day 2 Paris, Romantic Capital on the Seine

    In the mid 19th century, Baron Haussmann transformed much of medieval Paris into something more modern; admire his work on a morning city tour with a local expert. See all the main sights; Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Ascend to the viewing platforms of the Eiffel Tower for spectacular views of the city.

    Hotel: Pullman Paris Bercy

    Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 3 Free Time in Paris

    There is certainly no shortage of things to do and see in this great capital city! You could cruise on the Seine or ascend the hill of Montmartre by mini-train, for superb panoramic views? Why not enjoy a pleasant hour or two watching the passers-by from a Parisian café. Perhaps meet the enigmatic Mona Lisa in the Louvre, or visit the impressionist paintings of the Musée d'Orsay? After admiring Monet's famous water lillies, you could join an optional trip to the country house and garden which inspired him to paint them?

    Hotel: Pullman Paris Bercy

    Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 4 TGV train through Provence to Avignon

    (Relaxed Start) Board your comfortable TGV train for a journey through fertile vineyards and agricultural lands to Provence. Journey to see the incredible Roman, three-tiered Pont du Gard. Onwards to the pretty village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, for a wonderful introduction to the famous wine. Taste the difference for yourself and learn about the different grape varieties that are allowed in the final blend of the prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine. Continue to Avignon and your hotel for the next three nights.

    Hotel: Cloitre Saint Louis, Avignon

    Buffet Breakfast, Three-course Dinner with wine, plus tea or coffee

  • Day 5 Avignon and Arles experience

    (Relaxed Start) Head to the beautiful town of Arles, ancient capital of Gaul, to follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh during your orientation tour. Then return to Avignon and walk through the medieval battlements to reach the historic centre dominated by the fortified Papal Palace. The rest of the afternoon you are at leisure.

    Hotel: Cloitre Saint Louis, Avignon

    Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 6 Avignon at leisure

    (Relaxed Start) The day is at leisure for you to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Avignon. Why not take an optional experience to Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the most picturesque villages in France for a visit to an olive mill and to sample some of the finest olive oil in France? In the evening, you will be offered a fine selection of local restaurants to choose from on your Dine-Around Evening. Bon appétit!

    Hotel: Cloitre Saint Louis, Avignon

    Buffet Breakfast, Dine-Around

  • Day 7 Tranquil Aix-En-Provence, St-Paul-De-Vence to Monaco

    Journey to Aix-en-Provence, 'the most beautiful town in France after Paris'. See the elegant mansions and bustling cafés of the Cours Mirabeau, then continue to the hilltop village of St-Paul-de-Vence, where contemporary painters perpetuate art as a living tradition. A walk through its winding streets reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered stone walls, and views of mountains and sea. Your home for the next three nights is the Principality of Monaco, ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century.

    Hotel: Fairmont, Monte Carlo

    Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 8 Monaco and the Côte d’Azur Experience

    Unlock the secrets of the French perfume industry with a visit to a perfumery, where fragrance experts waft exclusive scents from stoppered bottles. Back in Monaco, drive along part of the Grand Prix circuit then walk with your Tour Director through the old town. See the Royal Palace, where the Grimaldi family live, the yacht-filled harbour and visit the cathedral, housing the tombs of the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. The rest of the day is completely free to explore this fashionable resort or venture further afield. Perhaps take an optional experience to the magnificent villa of the Baroness Rothschild, situated on Cap Ferrat?

    Hotel: Fairmont, Monte Carlo

    Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 9 Free Time in Monaco

    (Relaxed Start) Easy Pace means more time at leisure. Maybe have a late breakfast or take an optional experience to the glamorous seaside resort of Nice? In the evening, join your new found friends for a Celebration Dinner with local wine before your last chance to try your luck in one of the casinos of Monte Carlo. A perfect finalé to your journey through France.

    Hotel: Fairmont, Monte Carlo

    Buffet Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

  • Day 10 Au revoir French Riviera

    Bid au revoir to the sunny French Riviera in the morning. Insight's airport transfers arrive at Nice Airport at 06:15 & 09:00.

    Buffet Breakfast

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