Experience Paris: ancient and modern, funky and elegant, the beautiful City of Light. During this very special tour, you will get to know and love Paris, as you visit the Notre Dame and the Louvre, enjoy a Moulin Rouge show and the dancing waters at the opulent Versailles Palace. Shop for flowers at neighborhood markets and for haute couture at Galleries Lafayette as you acquire a new sense of style. Create lifelong memories as you sample the world's best chocolate during the gourmet Paris walk, take a cruise on the Seine and dine atop the Eiffel Tower. After the excitement of Paris, travel to Provence, and experience the French country living at its best. Get immersed in the unhurried appreciation of Provencal countryside, enjoying the French cuisine, wine and history, as you connect with new, like-minded friends.
The Paris and Provence Tour is a feast for all senses. Enjoy the unforgettable aroma, as you walk through a field of lavender, relish in the taste of olives and country wines, learn to pair wine with chocolate, as you hum to music spilling from sidewalk cafes. Follow in the footsteps of Romans in Arles, and dance on the bridge of Avignon. Walk by the vineyards, cypress trees, stone bridges and quaint villages that inspired Picasso and Van Gogh and chat with shopkeepers at outdoor Provencal markets.
HIGHLIGHTS: Dining at an elegant Parisian restaurant ● Touring Versailles Palace ● Visiting Monet's Waterlily Gardens in Giverny ● Louvre's masterpieces private tour ● The Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapelle ● Impressionist collection at Musee d'Orsay ● Notre Dame Cathedral and Saint Chapelle ● Gourmet culinary walk ● Dinner cruise on the Seine River ● Staying at an elegant Provencal country villa ● Colorful Provencal village markets ● Provencal cooking class ● Roman city of Arles ● Culturally rich city of Avignon ● Visiting Pont du Gard ● The art of chocolate and wine pairing ● Wine estate picnic in the vineyard ● Van Gogh's heritage in St. Remy and Arles ● Les Baux de Provence ● Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine appreciation experience
Itinerary specifics subject to change.