7-DAY PROVENCE & RIVIERA, GO PRIVATE! March 8-14, 2021
Eze, Monaco, Grasse, Saint-Paul-de-Vance, Tourtour and Nice
- OUTSIDE OF HIGH SEASON FOR LESS CROWD and MORE SPACE
- GO PRIVATE! your group of 2 to 6 guests
- PRIVATE driver guide and private transportation
- WORLD CLASS ACCOMMODATION and CUISINE (5 start hotels, 4 fine dining dinners included)
- ACTIVE HOLIDAY (shorts walks, culinary activities and wine tastings)
- THE BEST of the destination, exclusive excursions and PLENTY of LEISURE TIME
Book now! This tour runs only once a year
START / END : Nice Airport (transfer included).Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Wine Estate, Provence
Saint Paul de Vence
Easy Walks on FootpathsEZE VILLAGE
Perfume's Apprentice WorkshopGRASSE
Petanque ClassSAINT PAUL DE VENCE
PROVENCE & RIVIERA, Go Private! March 8-14, 2021
Travel again safely with us. We are very excited to bring you PROVENCE & RIVIERA, GO PRIVATE!, a private guided tour for a more exclusive experience. Gather your friends, family or colleagues, or travel with your grandchildren (minimum 2, maximum 6 guests). Spend an unforgettable week travelling in safety with the people you care! It's time to (re)discover the beauty of the PROVENCE & FRENCH RIVIERA, away from the crowd. We created a unique itinerary that blends walking on the footpaths with stunning views of the French Riviera, celebrating the cultural heritage of the region with playing petanque in Saint Paul de Vence, attending a hands-on perfume's workshop in Grasse, visiting Nice's local market, followed by an amazing cooking class. Relax and enjoy wine tasting at our exceptional getaway wine estate nestling in the hills of Provence. You might decide to hike or biking around the domain. Stroll, sip, and savor your way through this unforgettable trip experience.
ITINERARY DAY BY DAYThe order of visits may be modified depending on local conditions and weather issues. Accommodation may vary based on availability
DAY 1 (Mon, Mar 8, 2021) - Get settled in, MONACO at Sunset for dinner
Complementary private transfer from Nice Airport to your hotel upon your arrival | Check-in for 2 nights at the 5-star hotel Chateau de la Chèvre d'Or (or similar) and relax before meeting your driver guide at 4:00pm | Let your private guide introduce you to the famed French Riviera with a private tour of the glamorous Monaco | Sip an apperitif while going over your itinerary | Welcome diner at a gourmet restaurant in Monaco before returning to your hotel.
DAY 2 (Tue, Mar 9, 2021) - EZE village and the sun-kissed horizons of the FRENCH RIVIERA
Set out for a day excursion with your private guide at your own pace, taking in some sightseeing in the coastal gems of the French Riviera | Meander through the narrow streets of EZE perched on the hilltop, allowing you to experience the breathtaking and world-famous panorama overlooking the sea | Private tour of the village including a visit to the Exotic Garden | Lunch on your own at a suggested restaurant before a free afternoon | Optional hike down all the way to the beach on the famous Friedrich Nietzsche Trail (we'll bring you back up) | Back to the hotel to unwind by the pool, numerous terraces and gardens | Fine dining 5-course dinner at the restaurant of the hotel is one of the culinary highlights of the trip.
DAY 3 (Wed, Mar 10, 2021) - from GRASSE to the Hills of PROVENCE
Depart for an extraordinary day in Grasse, known for its long- established perfume industry | In Grasse, explore the scenic old town and enjoy some time at leisure | Savor a fresh lunch at one of the local eatery (not included) | Embrace the pleasures of fragrance during a hands-on perfume workshop | A perfume expert explains the art of perfume making, then you'll be creating your own composition selecting from more than 120 available essences | Take your perfume home to enjoy for months to come! |Using the back roads, we make our way to an exceptional getaway wine estate nestling in the hills of Provence| Between the vines and centuries old olive trees, discover a place with a unrivaled sense of tranquility for an unforgettable getaway | Check-in at Chateau de Berne (or similar) for 2 nights | Gourmet dinner at the hotel tonight (included).
DAY 4 (Thur, Mar 11, 2021)- TOURTOUR and a WINE ESTATE in PROVENCE
Depart for a leisurely half day excursion with your private guide and transportation before returning to Chateau de Berne for a relaxed afternoon | Visit the Villecroze's troglodytic vestige , tucked into the hollow of a limestone hillside | From here, continue to the lovely village of TOURTOUR amongst Les Plus Beaux Villages de France for a stroll and lunch on the main square in the shade of beautiful trees | Lunch in Tourtour is included at the end of our morning visit | Enjoy an afternoon back at Chateau De Berne | You might chose wine tasting of the different vintages with a tasting at the counter or a tour of the cellars | The tasting cellar also offers other regional treasures: home-made olive oil, jam made from produce from their orchards, honey| You can also go biking or hiking around the domain | End your afternoon at the large infinity-edge pool or indoor spa of the domain. Choose the Bistrot or La Table du Chef for dinner at Chateau de Berne at your discretion.
DAY 5 (Fri, Mar 12, 2021)- Pétanque in SAINT PAUL DE VENCE and NICE
Set out and get a feel of the local Art de Vive in Provence in the village of SAINT PAUL DE VENCE, located in the backcountry foothills of Nice, few miles from the sea | Walk through the village, learn why St Paul became a “Royal Town,”’ and noblemen’s houses, ancient parchments and the treasures of the Collegiate Church bear witness to its historical significance. In the 20th century, successive Modern Art movements have left their mark upon the city | Many of the most famous painters, poets and artists came to stay and were inspired by the outstanding quality of its light, its beautiful position, and the simple pleasure of living there | After a lunch ad libidum, discover the local Art de Vivre with a pétanque session | End your day in Nice |Our hotel for the next 2 nights is the emblematic Hotel Le Negresco, situated on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice | We'll suggest a few restaurants for your enjoyment tonight.
DAY 6 (Sat, Mar 13, 2021) - Cooking in NICE
Meet your local chef and depart on foot to discover with him the great market of Nice and local products | Learn about the secrets of classic Mediterranean dishes in a hands-on cooking class and enjoy the dishes you prepared for lunch | Admire the beauties of Nice during your free afternoon, the English Promenade, the Russian and English districts from the "Belle Epoque" period, and more | Farewell Dinner in a gastronomic restaurant in Nice.
DAY 7 (Sun, Mar 14, 2021)- The voyage ends after breakfast today!
Your complementary transfer to Nice airport will depart at a time that fits your flight's departure time | Please inform us of your flight information as soon as you have made the arrangements.
Accommodations may vary based on departure date & availability
Chateau de La Chevre d'OrFRENCH RIVIERA - LUXURY 5 star HOTEL
A hidden gem, of the French riverira Le Chateau de la Chevre d'Or in the medieval city of Eze sits between the sky and the Mediterranean Sea and offers a rare, warm, family-friendly atmosphere, many terraces with lots of places to relax and panoramic views of the cote d'Azur (pool).
Chateau de BernePROVENCE - RELAIS & CHATEAU 5 star Hotel & Spa
Between the vines and centuries old olive trees, discover a place steeped in history and a unrivalled sense of tranquillity for an unforgettable getaway
Hotel Le NegrescoNICE - LUXURY 5 STAR HOTEL
What other palace best symbolises the legend of the French Riviera? Balcony room with views over the Musée Massena garden and the Mediterranean? Gorgeous! Eclectic artwork everywhere you look? Amazing!
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WHAT IS INCLUDED
- 6 nights in ***** hotels - we have selected the best
- all breakfasts, 2 lunches (coffee), 4 dinners (aperitif & coffee)
- Expertise and services of our experienced driver guides
- Additional experts from the region (based on availability)
- Comprehensive Travel Documents with detailed pre-trip information
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Parks, sites and activities fees
- Complementary airport transfers
- Hand sanitizers and alcohol wipes
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- We’re recommending that you bring your preferred face coverings and hand sanitizer. We’ll have a small supply on hand if you forget.
- Tips to your guide and local suppliers
- Personal expenses
- Drinks during meals
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Travel Insurance
- Official travel documents (passports, visa, etc)
- Transportation to and from Nice Airport
Your booking is valid once we have received your payment in full. Prices are PER PERSON.
A Car rental is provided for our Self-Drive tours only, as an option for our participants arriving by plane or train.
Our prices are meant per person, in a double occupancy room (with one large bed known as "double bed" or 2 beds known as "twin beds"). For solo travelers or parties of 3 or more persons, please check the corresponding conditions.
The single occupancy supplement apply to solo travelers staying in a private room during a trip. French Incoming does not book solo travelers together in the same room unless these travelers have requested it. The single supplement is specified in the price segment.
A children's discount apply to children that 16 years old or younger. Older kids are considered adults. The discount applies for children under the age of 16 years old staying in their parents' room.
An infant bed may be provided by our hotel suppliers, but is not guaranteed. It is advisable that you bring your own folding infant bed if you travel with a very young baby. Otherwise, please let us know and we will do out utmost to provide on to you.
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