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A Perfect Week on the French Riviera

Soak up the sunshine, swim in sparkling waters and dine in the famous coastal towns of Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Nice, and Monaco. Enjoy a bountiful harvest of brilliant artists, creators, and writers as you stroll in the footsteps of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway who crossed paths with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Charlie Chaplin. Mingle with the stars in Cannes and marvel at the contrasting sight of mega-yachts and quaint fishing villages in Saint-Tropez. Discover extravagant Monaco and its mix of traditional and ultra-modern architecture. Shop the markets in Nice, sip Château de Bellet wine, and savor the unique flavors of niçoise cuisine. For the ultimate travel experience in the French Riviera, look no further.

Trip Type: Cosmopolitan, Cultural, Romance & Honeymoon

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A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
A Perfect Week on the French Riviera

Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrive in Cannes

This resort town on the French Riviera is famed for its international film festival. But scratch the surface and it’s easy to find there’s much more to draw curious travelers to these Mediterranean shores. Discover the iconic Boulevard de la Croisette which curves along the coast; lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels, it is simply a sight to behold and one simply knows they have arrived in Cannes.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes
Meals: Breakfast


Day 2 – American Riviera: The Roaring Twenties, Literature, and Art Tour

This cultural tour offers a journey into the beauty of the French Riviera. Discover the house where The Great Gatsby was written, Hemingway’s beach in Mandelieu, the district inspired by Miami Beach in Antibes, a Roman port founded by Julius Caesar, Europe’s most famous coastal road, and much more. Gertrude Stein spoke the words 'You are a lost generation' to Ernest Hemingway. Thus, the term was born. During the Roaring Twenties, a whole generation of American writers left the U.S. for Europe. For more than a decade, many of them considered the French Riviera to be their second home. That’s where they met great artists like Picasso, Leger, and Matisse, as well as some of their most famous fellow countrymen. Enjoy the opportunity to discover the seaside from Frejus to Antibes, passing by the Gold Corniche, Cannes, and Golfe-Juan, following the path of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Charlie Chaplin, and many others.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes
Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 – Saint-Tropez Private Tour

Charming Saint-Tropez is a mythical destination. Even the drive to Saint-Tropez Bay is a pleasure. The road takes you through the Maures Forest to Sainte-Maxime before boarding a small ferry (15 minutes) to Saint-Tropez in order to better appreciate the beauty of the coastline. In Saint-Tropez, there’s something for everyone. It features an impressive historic fortress, the Annonciade Museum for art lovers, and a charming old town. The glamorous port, yachts, and high-end boutiques all ooze luxury.

Upon return to Cannes, choose to stop in the village of Port Grimaud (the so-called “'little Venice of Provence'), Grimaud (one of the jewels of the South) or a winery near Les Arcs (wine tasting at own expense).

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes
Meals: Breakfast


Day 4 – Travel to Nice & Nice at Leisure

A chauffeur will meet you in Cannes for a private transfer to your lodging in Nice.

Nice is known as the 'Queen of the Riviera' and is the largest city on the Cote d’Azur. It’s also one of the most ancient, founded by the Greeks, who called it Nike (Victory). Nice seamlessly blends city vibes, old-world opulence, year-round sunshine, vibrant street life and a stunning seaside location. Fine dining and high culture rule in this coastal jewel where chefs shop beside tourists at the famed Seleya market and travelers can enjoy more museums than any other French city outside Paris.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Negresco
Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 – Nice to Monaco Day Excursion

Board the ferry from the Port of Nice for a 45-minute scenic cruise to the sovereign Principality of Monaco. An unforgettable panorama awaits as the independent city-state seems to rise out of the Mediterranean Sea and climb onto the surrounding rocks.

Discover Monaco, its museums, its monuments, and above all, its magic. The Principality, the second smallest country in the world, is home to a world-famous casino, the Grand Prix, luxury services, and lush gardens. Visit the Casino of Monte Carlo, the gardens, and the nearby Hotel de Paris. Day and night, people flock to this mythical place to explore its impressive architecture and grandiose rooms. Stop at the Café de Paris’ terrace to watch the world pass and indulge in a cold drink or an ice cream. Walk through the old city, by the cathedral and the palace. The changing of the guard is a visitor favorite. Port Hercule gives denotes a James Bond vibe with its resplendent yachts, the Grand Prix circuit and the towering Oceanographic Museum (also known as 'Temple of the Sea'). This afternoon, the ferry will return you to Nice.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Negresco
Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 – Chateau de Bellet and the Liberation Market

Bellet Hill has been the site of wine production for over 600 years. Today, it is one of the smallest AOC (appellation d’origine controlee) wine areas in France. It has 10 producers and measures less than 50 hectares. It has the distinction of being the country’s only AOC wine found in an urban setting, lying entirely within Nice.

Visit the estate which gave its name to the AOC: Chateau de Bellet. It is located between the sea and the mountains in the very charming Saint-Roman-de-Bellet district and offers a panoramic view over the Var Valley. This winery produces an exclusive wine for connoisseurs. It has been served at international events, including the wedding of the Prince Albert of Monaco. The thorough 90-minute visit includes tastings either on the terrace or in the converted 19th-century chapel. Next, visit the largest local market found in Nice’s Liberation district. It has been held here for hundreds of years when the peasants living in the hills came down to sell produce.

The half day tour may be extended to visit other wineries, at your own expense.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Negresco
Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 – Nice Walking Food Tour

Join a local guide and explore Nice and its gourmet specialties on this unique tour that takes travelers off the beaten track. Taste the city’s specialties like chickpea flour pancakes (socca), the bagna cauda (a warm dip that originated in Piedmont, Italy), and the stuffed tomatoes will leave you wanting more. Tasting includes between 10-12 specialties including olive oil and Provencal rose wine.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Negresco
Meals: Breakfast


Day 8 – Depart Nice

Ahead of your flight, you will be transferred from your Nice accommodation to Nice Airport by private vehicle, to connect with your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Pricing

Package Level: Deluxe

Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022$4,635


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Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms

Details

Length:

7 Nights

Pricing:

From $4,635 Per Person

Destinations:

Cannes; Nice

Inclusions:

  • All roundtrip airport transfers
  • 3 Nights Cannes
  • American Riviera: The Roaring Twenties, Literature, and Art Tour
  • Saint Tropez Day Tour
  • 4 Nights Nice
  • Monaco Day Excursion
  • Chateau de Bellet and Liberation Market Tour
  • Nice Walking Food Tour
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts
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