BURGUNDY & PROVENCE
Roam the mustard hills of Dijon, browse the cheese mongers of Lyon, and linger on the beaches of the Côte d'Azur. Taste your way through Southern France on our sample itinerary for foodies, oenophiles, and art lovers!
DAY 1: USA - PARIS [DEPART USA]
Dinner and a movie aloft as you make your way to Paris on the overnight flight.
DAY 5: LYON - PONT DU GARD - AVIGNON [ARRIVE AVIGNON]
Head south into Provence with time for a stop at the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont-Du-Gard. Reach Avignon to check into your hotel. Free time to explore the city and the Palais du Papes, the former residence of medieval Popes.
DAY 6: AVIGNON [FREE DAY]
Full day to relax, continue exploring the city at your leisure or wander the lavender fields of Gourdes and Roussillon while savoring the vintages of Provence.
DAY 7: AVIGNON - L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE - ST REMY - LES BAUX [GO TO LES BAUX]
After breakfast, visit the charming towns of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and St Remy on the way to Les Baux-de-Provence. Reach Les Baux and check into your centrally-located hotel.
DAY 8: LES BAUX - NIMES - ARLES - LES BAUX [EXCURSION TO NIMES & ARLES]
Enjoy a day trip to Nimes to visit the Roman amphitheater. Continue your excursion with a stop in the impressionist city of Arles, the birthplace of one of Van Gogh’s most iconic paintings.
DAY 9: LES BAUX - AIX EN PROVENCE - SAINT TROPEZ - ANTIBES [REACH ANTIBES]
Ride along to Aix-en-Provence for a laidback exploration of the town. Make an afternoon of shopping in designer boutiques or lounging on the beach of Saint-Tropez. Proceed to the coastal town of Antibes to check into your centrally-located hotel.
DAY 10: ANTIBES - CANNES - NICE - MONACO - ANTIBES [FREE DAY]
Take advantage of the Côte d'Azur’s plentiful opportunities to shop and relax. Hit the beaches and shopping districts of Cannes and Nice, or try your luck at the casino of Monte Carlo in Monaco.
DAY 11: ANTIBES - ÈZE - VENCE - GRASSE - ANTIBES [A DAY OF EXPLORATION]
Journey inland for the day and visit the picturesque hilltop town of Èze, the medieval village of Vence and Grasse – the capital city of perfume.
DAY 12: ANTIBES - NICE - USA [RETURN HOME]
Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
Uncork Your Inner Bon Vivant in Burgundy & the Provençal Countryside
This suggested itinerary may be adapted in so many ways! We will be standing by to help you decided on the very best solution for your travel style & budget!
DAY 2: PARIS - DIJON - BEAUNE [ARRIVE BEAUNE]
Arrive in Paris then hop onto your TGV train to Dijon. Retrieve your rental car, then drive to Beaune to check into your centrally-located hotel. Free time to explore Beaune and the famous Hospices de Beaune. Restaurant suggestions provided throughout.
DAY 3: BEAUNE [WINE TASTING]
Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Detailed private sightseeing of the Cluny or Vézelay Abbeys, plus a full day of wine tasting through the Burgundy region, famous for its wide selection of Pinot Noir.
DAY 4: BEAUNE - LYON [REACH LYON]
Drive to the gastronomical city of Lyon and check into your hotel. Free time to explore your neighborhood, and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and savor the local specialties! The Textile Museum is well worth a visit!