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Great Rail Journeys - Nice & the Côte d'Azur
from £1595 pp
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  • Location
    France, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Call free on 0800 707 6229 for huge extra savings on Great Rail Journeys - Nice & the Côte d'Azur

The wonderful hilltop towns of fragrant Provence combine with chic resorts and the glamorous principality of Monaco on this exciting rail tour of Nice and the Côte d'Azur. Join us as we discover the French Riviera, which has long been a favoured destination of the rich and famous.

What's Included
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An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
First Class rail travel unless otherwise described (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys with a light meal and drinks)
All rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

6 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Hotel Westminster in Nice

Delicious meals included

11 meals including 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners, including a farewell meal in Nice

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

Sightseeing tour of Nice
Excursion to Monaco
Visit medieval Eze
Full-day coach excursion to Grasse and St-Paul-de-Vence
Tour of the Fragonard Parfumerie
Scenic rail journey on the Train des Merveilles
Time to explore Tende
Guided orientation tour of Marseilles

Tour Highlights
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  • Sightseeing tour of Nice
  • Excursion to Monaco
  • Visit to medieval Eze
  • Full-day coach excursion to Grasse and St-Paul-de-Vence
  • Tour of the Fragonard Parfumerie
  • Scenic rail journey on the Train des Merveilles
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: London to Nice 

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras this morning, then take the Eurostar to Lille, enjoying the light meal included for Standard Premier Class passengers. In Lille we board the TGV service to Nice for six nights at the Hotel Westminster.

Day 2: Highlights of Nice 

Today we enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Nice. Our guided tour of the city, by coach and on foot, begins from outside the hotel. We drive up to Mont Boron, which offers terrific views of the city and the Bay of Angels, with its pebbled beaches and azure water - from which the Côte d'Azur takes its name. Our tour continues to the hill-top quarter of Cimiez, former home of the artist Matisse.

Day 3: Excursion to Monaco

Our day begins with a coach journey along the Lower Corniche Road, enjoying the spectacular views over the glittering Mediterranean. On arrival in Monaco, we make our way to the 13th century Palais du Prince, home of Monaco's ruling family for over 700 years. Just before midday we see the enchanting 'Changing of the Guard' ceremony.

Day 4-5: Grasse and St-Paul-de-Vence

Today we travel by coach to Grasse, a medieval village renowned as the perfume capital of the world. We enjoy a tour of the Fragonard Parfumerie, home to a dazzling array of perfumes, soaps and all manner of delightful scents. We continue into the hills of Provence and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we visit St Paul de Vence, the medieval 'perched' village which occupies a delightful and picturesque location among the Provençal hills.

Day 6:Train des Merveilles and Tende

We enjoy a Standard Class journey on the fantastic Train des Merveilles today, travelling from Nice. We relax on board, admiring the ever-changing scenery of the Roya Valley on our way to Tende.

Day 7: First Class to London

We depart Nice and travel on the high speed service to Lille. We then connect with the direct Eurostar service homeward to London, enjoying another light meal aboard and arriving in the evening.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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