Welcome to France
On arrival at Nice International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
The Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, sits on the pebbly shores of the Baie des Anges. Founded by the Greeks and later a retreat for 19th-century European elite, the city has also long attracted artists. Former resident Henri Matisse is honored with a career-spanning collection of paintings at Musée Matisse. Musée Marc Chagall features some of its namesake's major religious works.
Overnight in Nice.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today discover the beautiful and historical city of Nice on this guided city tour and explore the city´s most loved locations. See all there is to see in the historic city of Nice. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Nice is one of the most popular touristic destinations on the shores of this large inland sea, due both to its paradisiacal beaches and to its many beautiful sites and landmarks. Your tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Castle Park. This wonderful area that overlooks the bay was the site of the ancient trading town founded by the Greeks about 600 years before the birth of Christ. After taking in some of those awe-inspiring views, enjoy a leisurely drive along the port from where the legendary Catherine Segurane halted a Turkish invasion in the 16th century. Admire some of the city’s most fabulous constructions, such as the Genoese architecture. And later on, contemplate the city sprawl beneath your feet like a carpet of toy houses from atop Mont Boron. See also how the old and the new blend effortlessly in this multicultural city. The old is ever present in the breath-taking Place Garibaldi whereas the new decorated the trendy promenade des Arts. Last but not least, arrive in Cimiez, the winter home of Queen Victoria. Here you will make a stop at the magnificently preserved Roman Arena and another one at the famous Cathedral. Return by the Promenade des Anglais and admire the beautiful views. The tour ends with a stroll around the aromatic flower market in Cours Saleya; a true delight for the senses.
Breakfast at the hotel. Come along for a drive through the legendary Cannes, one of the holy cities of independent cinema, and then move on towards the many breathtaking cities and sites that dot this picturesque part of France. This tour is the best way, insofar as a time investment, of getting to know all the gems scattered around this beautiful area.
Begin your tour by being driven to Cannes, where you will hop off the bus and enjoy a leisurely walk along the renowned Croisette Boulevard. This stunning promenade stretches out alongside the magnificent Film Festival Palace. Its sidewalks are peppered with countless of designer shops with a backdrop of paradisiacal sandy beaches. Then it is back onto the bus and set off for a highly enjoyable drive through the charming countryside of Provence. Arrive in Grasse, known around the globe as the world capital of the perfume industry. In this fragrant town you can either join a guided tour of a perfumery or spend some private time visiting the old town on your own account. Later, view the spectacular Alps and stunning coastline from the medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, wind down the charming Loup Gorges where you can taste the Riviera’s speciality flower sweets in a traditional Florian Confectionary. The tour finishes in the second-most popular village in France: Saint-Paul de Vence. Wrap the day up with a stroll along its cobbled alleys, admiring its fortified walls and visiting its many art galleries. Join us on this tour and live an unparalleled aesthetic experience.
Overnight in Nice
After breakfast the day is free to relax in your hotel or explore the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea.
There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from & book with us
Monaco, Monte Carlo and Èze from Nice
Live the high life in Monaco and discover a wealth of rustic villages and modern marinas along the way during this intriguing day trip from Nice. The highlights of the tours include Stroll through the picturesque cobbled streets of Èze and visit a perfumerie, Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Prince’s Palace, Enjoy an interesting tour through Monte Carlo.
Cost per person AED 500.00
Cannes & Antibes, Juan les Pins
Feel like a movie-star during this wonderful visit to Cannes, where the famous film festival is held every year. This extraordinary city is located on the shores of the French Riviera, renowned around the world for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea.
The highlights of the tours include Admire the Palais des Festivals - the flagship of Cannes´ economy, Stroll down Boulevard de la Croisette and see its many shops, restaurants and luxury hotels, Explore the old town of Antibes, the cultural heart of the Côte d'Azur
Cost per person AED 450.00
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 5,590/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to an increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Nice / Dubai.
4 nights in Nice based on twin sharing basis.
Return airport transfer in Nice on private car.
City tour in Nice on seat in coach.
Explore Grasse, Cannes, Provence & Saint-Paul de Vence on seat in coach.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
France- France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the French consulate website: www.visa.vfsglobal.com/are/en/fra. France is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
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Things do & see:
France-Wine, cheese, the Eiffel Tower, castles, beautiful beaches, snooty waiters – France is famous for a lot of things.
It’s beautiful with stunning coastlines, valleys, wine country, forests, and beaches; has some of the best food and wine in the world; historic towns and chateaus, and a long and rich history. And, despite what you might hear, the French are a wonderful people who love to stop and smell the roses. There’s nothing like a picnic along the Seine or a day through the French countryside to make life seem beautiful. France is everything that people make it out to be and then some. Its long history lends itself to beautiful ruins, castles, architecture, and culture.
Paris-Paris has everything – the Louvre, impressionist museums, the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, magnificent parks, jazz, and great food. It’s as magical as people say and, while it would take a lifetime to see it all, 4-5 days can give you a good idea.
Explore the Loire Valley. The Loire is lovely and picturesque, with tons of vineyards and chateaus. You will find some of the best wine in the world, beautiful small towns, and great food.
Marseille-is a metropolitan city that also has a rich history filled with nightlife, great restaurants, theaters, museums, and even an international soccer stadium. While the city is a bit gritty and industrial, it’s worth a visit for its beautiful waterfront and exciting mix of cultures.
Nice-This seaside town in the south is a popular destination for budget travelers who want to soak up some sun but might not be able to afford Cannes or Monaco. I don’t think the beach here is that great, but the central location makes it easy to explore the rest of the coast.
Bordeaux-Some of the best wine in the world is made in Bordeaux. While an expensive destination, it’s beautiful and worth all the Euros you’ll spend! Bordeaux has one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, amazing seafood (eat at Le Petit Commerce), a historic center, and of course, wine. Next to Paris, it’s my favorite place in France.
Day beaches, Normandy-Learn about the WWII Allied forces D-Day landings along the beaches of northern France. There are memorials and museums detailing the history of the event. You can still see some of the old bunkers and fortifications.
The Palace of Versailles-Located very close to Paris, the old palace of the French kings was built by Louis XIV. This palace was constructed during the height of French power and seeks to show off the monarch’s tremendous wealth. It’s as awe-inspiring today as it was back then. It was used by the French Kings until the French Revolution in 1789.
Explore history in Lyon-The area around Lyon has wonderful castles and small villages. It’s great for those looking to explore the French countryside. If you want a look at medieval France, this is where you should go. The whole place is a UNESCO World Heritage site and truly feels like you have stepped back into the past.
Monaco-This tiny kingdom is home to tiny streets, beautiful buildings, a world famous casino, and gigantic modern yachts. Hang out with society’s well-heeled, those who flock to the Cote D’Azur from other parts of France during the summer.
St. Tropez-If life in Marseilles is too mundane for you, catch a boat out to St. Tropez where you can relax in beautiful hillside towns, swim in azure blue water, and bump shoulders with the rich and famous.
Alsace-This northeast region of France is a beautiful place to visit. Colmar is an old town and the main attraction. Some of the buildings date back to the 1300s. It’s as picturesque a French town as one could ever want!
Wander through Parc de la Villette-This park is host to a science museum and some other odd attractions. There is a large collection of architectural follies, theme gardens, and open space for activity and exploration. It was designed for children as well as adults and is a neat place to check out.
Return to the trenches-France was ground zero during the First World War, and there are still many indicators of the damage caused during those years around the country. For example, two important battles took place at Vimy Ridge (which marked a huge success for Canadian forces) and Verdun. Both sites have set up excellent tourist centers and visiting facilities. It’s a moving and educational experience.
Explore Roman ruins-France has some of the best Roman ruins outside of Italy. Orange, Nimes, and Arles all have beautiful Roman theaters, and Nimes also contains a well-preserved temple (I loved Nimes a lot). It’s certainly a surprise to see so many indicators of Roman rule in the south of France, and these sites are definitely worth a visit.
Medieval town of Carcassonne-a medieval walled city. Legend has it that the town survived a siege when one of the townswomen had the bright idea of feeding the remaining food to a pig. Once they fattened it up, they threw it over the fortifications so that it appeared that they were so well-fed that they were being wasteful and gluttonous. The attacking troops gave up and went home. That’s probably not true but, no matter, this town still retains a lot of medieval character and offers plenty of interesting shops and alleys to explore.
Go skiing-The French Alps offer some of the best ski slopes in Europe. If you’re in Europe in the winter months and at a loss for what to do, consider getting a group together and renting a ski chalet, or staying at one of the slope-side hotels or hostels. Bring plenty of beer and wine to warm you up after a long day on the hills! Note that skiing in France is not that cheap!