From the French Riviera to the Alps
From the French Riviera to the Alps Flyer
7
Days
6
Nights

DAY 1 I NICE
Arrive in Nice and take a city tour on your way to the hotel. No other city in France offers such a variety of architecture types and styles than the capital of the French Riviera, also known to host the first baroque heritage of France. Successively Celtic, Greek, Roman, Provencal, Savoyard, Piedmontese, French, Nice had a fantastic and unique destiny and we still have the chance to see tracks of all these periods scattered all over the city. From the Old town to the Cimiez hill, passing by the most striking districts, we'll take you to a journey through history, architecture, gastronomy, traditions, wine, panoramas, art and anecdotes. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Nice.

DAY 2 I NICE I MONACO I MONTE-CARLO I EZE I NICE

Departure for Monaco by the lower level road, passing through Villefranche & Cap Ferrat, their beautiful bays considered the first port of Nice. Visit the Citadel from the 16th century and the Rothschild Museum. There will be a photo stop in Beaulieu, which means "nice place". Then continue on to Eze "sea side" and enjoy a nice view of the old Eze medieval village. Visit Cap d'Ail and admire the luxury villas and sea side resorts. Arrive in the principality of Monaco and take a panoramic tour visiting the Princes Palace, the Cathedral where the grave of the Princess Grace Kelly is located, and the Oceanographic Museum. There will be some free time before continuing on to Monte Carlo, known by the formula one circuit. Free time at the main square to visit the casino, the Hotel de Paris, the gardens, and the opera. On the way back to Nice, stop for visit at the perfume factory Fragonard. Stop for some free time in Eze medieval village to discover the 10th century old city. Overnight in Nice. (B)

DAY 3 I NICE I AVIGNON I LYON

Avignon, as well as Chateauneuf, are linked by a common history, but they offer very different experiences for the genuine visitor. In Avignon, the Palace of the Popes, the largest medieval construction in the world, and the famous bridge, are internationally famous, but they are just some elements of a much larger treasure. Any street of Avignon displays a wealth of architecture, monuments, museums, chapels and churches, as well as typical southern charm. You cannot consider one without enjoying the other. From the market to the little street cafes, from the "Grand" history to the local traditions, you will breath Avignon, you will "live" the south. Make the same journey that the pope did, and reach the village of Chateauneufdu- Pape. Nested in the middle of the vineyards, the AOC is simply one of the most prestigious one in the planet. It is also a village full of charm and life, a place where people know the value of a good lunch! You will then visit a vineyard and taste the wine as the tradition request, but you will also go up to the ruins of the castle to discover a panorama that didn't change much over the centuries. Overnight in Lyon. (B)

DAY 4 I LYON
In the morning, enjoy a special tour of "les halles" where the chefs go to shop and taste of some of Lyon's specialties. Then continue the tour with quartier St Jean, la Fourviere, and les traboules. Overnight in Lyon. (B)

DAY 5 I LYON I ANNECY I CHAMONIX
This morning depart to Chamonix. On the way, we will stop for a city tour of Annecy and a one hour cruise on the lake. The discovery of Lake Annecy is a passport for health and vitality as well as serenity and relaxation. It's first of all admiring an exceptional landscape made of blue, green and white, clear water, forests and snow. The panorama of the lake and the surrounding mountains is soft, not sharp, but nevertheless full of alpine character: the lake is located at 447 meters high, but it is overlooked at the highest point by the Tournette Mountain, a stunning summit shaped like an armchair at 2351 meters high. Here you are in union with the reigning nature because for over 40 years the main focus has been "respect and protection". But these protected spaces are also accessible for discovery and wonder, to reach a reasonable harmony between the landscape, the inhabitants and the visitors. From the 19th century tourists from many countries have come to this universe that is now known all over the world. They are attracted by the unique beauty of the site and by the quality of the efforts made to save the lake and its surroundings from any irreversible pollution. Overnight in Chamonix. (B)

DAY 6 I CHAMONIX I MONT BLANC I CHAMONIX

Toward the roof of Europe!! Up to the Mont Blanc by telepherique (in case of bad weather, it will be replaced by the train de Montenvers to go to the "Mer de Glace"). For more than 50 years, the most famous and one of the highest aiguille de Chamonix has been an essential world attraction. From the center of Chamonix, a 20 minutes ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car takes you to the gateway to the high Alps at a height of 3,842 m. From its height of 3,777m, the Aiguille du Midi and its laid-out terraces offer a 360 ℃ view of all the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. A lift brings you to the summit terrace at 3,842m, where you will have a clear view of Mont Blanc. LE PAS DANS LE VIDE! Since December 21, 2013, the more fearless will take a step into the void, onto a 2.50 m glass cage out over a 1000 m precipice. A product of modern architectural and technical prowess and a sensation packed experience. THE PIPE: A long steel gallery of 32m to make the full rotation of the central peak of the Aiguille du Midi. Overnight in Chamonix. (B)

DAY 7 I CHAMONIX I GENEVA TO USA
Transfer to Geneva airport for your return flight home. (B)

(B) - Breakfast, (L) - Lunch, (D) - Dinner
Hotel and Itinerary are subject to change.
  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour with all fees included
  • Bus throughout the tour with all fees included
  • Sightseeing, including entrance fees, as follows:
    - Palace of the Popes in Avignon
    - Lyon specialties tasting
    - 1 hour cruise on Annecy Lake

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