Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Witness a side of France that is often missed by hasty travelers on this 14-day tour of Paris, Bordeaux, and Provence. During this tour, the rich culture and historic legacy of each region you visit will be yours to enjoy. From the banks of the Seine River to the sunbaked Mediterranean, this tour will ensure your complete immersion and enjoyment of the places you visit.
Paris – Finding Your Pace
No better ambassadors of the French culture and history exist better than Paris. For your inaugural day on this tour, the French capital will be yours to enjoy and explore. Upon your arrival at the airport, a private transfer will be waiting to whisk you effortlessly from the city outskirts to the beating heart of Paris and your luxurious accommodation. After you have had a chance to settle in to your new accommodation, you will have the remainder of the day to explore the city at your leisure.
Paris – Private Cooking Course
Mornings in the French capital are an excellent opportunity to observe the perennial awakening of this vibrant community and explore the many squares, cathedrals, and museums that continue to attract visitors. You will waste no time getting acquainted with this stunning city, and your morning will begin with a market visit followed by a hands-on cooking class. In the evening, a river cruise on the Seine River will be your opportunity to see the city from a unique vantage point and to appreciate its stunning architecture and colorful districts.
Paris – Hunting for Hunchbacks
There is no shortage of fantastical attractions in the French capital. Today, you will make your way to two of the most famous attractions on a private tour with a knowledgeable guide. In the morning, you will make your way to the island in the middle of the Seine River to see the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, which took over 200 years to construct. In the afternoon, the parade of magnificent artistry will continue when at the Louvre, where you will witness the inspired art of Da Vince, Monet, and others.
Bordeaux – The Comfort of Vinotherapy
The urban thrills of Paris will give way to the fertile fields and charming villages of the Bordeaux region today. After enjoying a final breakfast in the luxurious ambiance of your Parisian hotel, a private transfer will convey you to the city's main train station for your journey. Upon your arrival in the city of Bordeaux, you can find relief from your travels at a sleek Vinotherapy spa or in one of the city's many award-winning restaurants.
Bordeaux – Savoring Local Vintages
Bordeaux has an international reputation as being a leading wine producer on par with the best of Spain, Italy, and California. You will venture into this aromatic and savory world today to enjoy an exclusive wine-tasting experience in the famous regions of Margaux and St Julien. As you explore the French methods of growing, harvesting, and producing the grapes and wine, a private guide will be there to help reveal the secrets of this centuries-old process. In the evening, you will make your way back to the city center where you can further immerse yourself in this idyllic landscape.
Bordeaux – From the Vine to the Glass
Your explorations of this wine paradise will continue when you pay respects to the UNESCO-listed vineyards of St. Emilion. This exclusive wine tasting tour will ensure your up-close and personal exposure to the methods and techniques that annually produce some of the world's best wine. Likewise, you will observe the total process from the vines to the glass when touring the rows of neatly placed vineyards, exciting production shops, and classy tasting rooms. When you return to the city, the flavors will continue on a separate wine and cheese tasting.
Lyon – A Reverie on the Banks of the Rhone
Situated along the banks of the Rhone River, Lyon is the third-largest city in France and presents travelers with a stunning variety of Roman ruins, fine dining, and medieval architecture. Today, you will venture into this fairytale setting when traveling to the capital of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. Upon your arrival, a private transfer will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the city center where you will spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure.
Lyon – Wine-Tasting Extravaganza
You will be able to celebrate your first full day in Lyon with a VIP wine experience, during which the secrets of wine production in central France will be yours to enjoy. As you visit each winery, you will explore the many charming villages that dot the landscape, such as Vienne and Condrieu. With a private driver at your disposal, there will be nothing keeping you from a full day of enjoyment among these distinct vintages.
Lyon – The Gastronomic Greatness of France
Noted by a food critic as the gastronomic capital of the world, Lyon's thriving culinary scene does not disappoint. Today, you will balance the lovely wines you have been enjoying with the other ingredients and flavors of classic French cuisine. A private food tour will act as your gateway to this world of steaming delicacies when you visit numerous markets and eateries that helped give the city its reputation. Moreover, a series of tastings will ensure your ability to appreciate the ornate presentation and the unforgettable flavors associated with this region.
Nice – The French Riveriera
After keeping to the splendor of inland France, you will break your chain of landlocked communities and pay homage to the Mediterranean Sea in Nice. Perched on the southern coast of France and close to the Italian border, Nice enjoys a privileged position and is accessible on a day trip, which will lead you to a number of noteworthy sites. Upon your arrival in this seaside city, you can begin your adventure in this picturesque setting.
Nice – Through the French Coastline
With a vast menu of options, the major difficulty will be choosing what adventure you want to experience today. Luckily for you, one such excursion rises above the rest. The journey to Cannes and Saint Paul-de-Vence presents travelers with excellent panoramas of the sea when you make your way to Antibes with its remarkably well-preserved fortifications. Afterward, you can venture on to Cannes, where you will be able to enjoy a boat ride in search of a mythical Abbey before making your way back to Nice.
Nice – The Unique Locale of Monaco
There is, perhaps, no greater display of good living in the Mediterranean world better than the lavish city-nation of Monaco. With yachts the size of buildings and an abundance of Italian sports cars, it is no surprise that many have taken advantage of the nation's mild tax codes to store their assets. This playground will be yours to enjoy during a scenic excursion that will include stops along the way to enjoy the panoramic views, an afternoon of leisure exploring the city center, and a trip to the famous Monte-Carlo Casino, where they filmed Goldeneye.
Nice – The Provencal Countryside
Your final full day in the Provence region of France will be enjoyed in spectacular fashion when you embark on a unique exploration of the distinctive varieties and flavors of wine in this stunning landscape. After enjoying a leisurely morning, a fortifying breakfast will set the stage for a series of delicious encounters with a private guide. Your guide will convey you to the region's top wineries so that you can sample the local roses, reds, and fruity whites that are characteristic of this corner of France.
Nice – Departure
All the clocks in the world will not give you the extra time you desire to spend in this unforgettable countryside. It is not uncommon to feel some reluctance to the thought of departing this country you have learned to love. After a final meal, you will depart the windswept shores of old town Nice and make your way to the airport by private transfer.
- Stroll the scenic waterfront of the Seine River while the nightlife of Paris comes alive in the summer
- Celebrate your first full day in Paris with a private cooking class, during which the secrets of French gastronomic greatness will be revealed
- Stand in the shadow of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral and keep an eye peeled for the reclusive hunchback during a private tour of this iconic Parisian landmark
- Wander the galleries and hallowed halls of the most famous museum in France, where the secrets and inspired lives of some of Europe's most talented artists are on full display
- Bask in the atmosphere of a Vinotherapy spa in Bordeaux, where treatments are applied with enriched spring water, healthy minerals, and grape extract
- Savor the lusty legacy of wine production in Bordeaux and sample some of the region's famous vintages on a guided wine tour
- Enjoy a scenic amble through the protected vines of a UNESCO World Heritage Site during an exploration of St. Emilion
- Embark on an artisanal food tour of Lyon, and France's second-largest city will provide you with its abundance of high-quality regional delicacies
- Amble along the picturesque waterfront of Nice to enjoy the Mediterranean and a vibrant nightlife
- Witness the extravagance of Monaco during a day trip from Nice to witness turquoise water, sandy beaches, and thrilling casinos
$3,845 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
Reviews of this Travel Agency
"Our travel planner was great at suggesting and setting...
Reviewed By Sherry Y.
"The entire trip was unforgettable"
Reviewed By Matthew B.
"It was a masterful trip."
Reviewed By Georgeanna S.
"All the guides were exceptional; friendly, knowledgeable,...
Reviewed By Rick F.
"The wine trip with Simon in Burgundy.Chamonix in French...
Reviewed By Teresa S.
"The river cruise was a great way to start out the trip...
Reviewed By Matthew T.
Get Weekly Inspiration and Expert Advice on Travel
during the COVID and post-COVID era