Ultimate Southern France with Paris Extension - 2023/2024

04/02/2023 through 09/07/2023
04/02/2023 through 09/24/2023
Luxury Gold

Ultimate Southern France With Paris Extension – 2023/2024
Frolic in France and Monaco on this 15-day guided tour. In spectacular Saint-Tropez, a Local Expert will guide you along the coastal town’s ancient walls for stunning views of the sea below. See three architecture styles beautifully combine at the Aix-en-Provence Cathedral. Slide into the passenger’s seat of a vintage car for a drive through the countryside, then sip on wine at a countryside winery. Watch as lights dance across a limestone quarry at the Carrières de Lumières show. In Avignon, feast on French food at the Michelin-starred La Vieille Fontaine. In Paris, take your two-day museum pass to the city’s most incredible sights, including the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.

Dining Summary

  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 14 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Chateau La Coste: On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience sample the estate’s organic wines and visit their one-of-a-kind contemporary wine cellar.  In 2009, the wines of Chteau La Coste were labeled “Organic Agriculture”, a label which recognizes respect for the land as well as the methods, in perfect harmony with nature.
  • Chateau La Coste: Join a Local Expert for a relaxed walk among olive groves and woods to discover the installations created by the best modern artists and architects.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Bordeaux: Take a relaxing bike tour around the City of Bordeaux. Enjoy a beautiful loop of the Garonne river, pass through the Chartrons district and stop in the picturesque park Jardin Public. See the Palais Gallien and the grand shopping centrer, Glace des Grands Hommes.
  • Bordeaux: Join a Local Expert to discover the best sights in Bordeaux. See the beautiful Gothic cathedral, the famous Water Mirror, the stunning neoclassic theatre and the modern architecture of the Cité du Vin.

Additional Included Highlights

  • : You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • : At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

Exceptional Dining

  • Aix-en-Provence: Delight your tastebuds at L’Orangerie Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence’s luxurious Chateau de Fonscolombe. Enjoy the combination of Provencal and creative gourmet cuisine, made from fresh, local ingredients.
  • Aix-en-Provence: At your fun cooking class learn how to make a seasonal and classic French dessert.
  • Cassis: Indulge in a divine seafood dinner in the charming fishing village of Cassis.
  • Cavaillon: Visit the acclaimed winery, Domaine de la Citadelle, for a tour of its grounds and a picnic lunch. Savour a selection of Provençal favourites paired with local wine.
  • Avignon: Indulge in a superb dinner at the Michelin-starred La Vieille Fontaine. The elegant Provençal restaurant serves modern cuisine for a gourmet affair to remember.
  • Bordeaux: Conclude your journey with a superb dining experience at the historic Chteau du Ferrand, where you toast to your travels during your Celebration Dinner. Learn how the estate is working towards a more environmental future by using organic fertilizers, protecting local fauna and harvesting by hand.

Journey Highlights

  • Monaco City: Join your Travel Concierge for guided sightseeing of glamourous Monaco. See the Grand Prix circuit – famous for hosting the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix – explore the old town, and admire the Royal Palace where the Grimaldi family lives. Wander along the yacht-filled harbour and see the cathedral, which houses the tombs of the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.
  • Nice: Join a Local Expert to take a walk through the charming streets of Old Nice and see the Opera, the antique market, and the St. Reparate Cathedral.
  • French Riviera: Join a Local Expert to visit the opulent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its gardens. Built by the passionate art collector Madame Ephrussi, she gathered the best from each era including delicate pieces of furniture once belonging to Marie Antoinette.
  • Saint-Tropez: Take in the best of Saint-Tropez as a Local Expert guides you through the remains of the ancient landmark Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption and its colourful bell tower. Afterward, taste the local Saint-Tropez tart pastry in the bakery where it was first created in the 1950s.
  • Cassis: Board your private cruise through the Calanques National Park to admire the towering limestone cliffs and the long, narrow and deep fjord-like inlets.
  • Lourmarin: Visit the tree lined avenues of Lourmarin and explore the lively market featuring crafts, clothing and local delicacies.
  • Provence: Take a seat in your chauffe…


Day 1 Welcome to the French Riviera.
Day 2 Nice sightseeing.
Day 3 Star-studded St Tropez.
Day 4 Aix-en-Provence. Relaxed Start
Day 5 Calanques National Park. Relaxed Start
Day 6 French Icons. Relaxed Start
Day 7 Les Baux and Arles.
Day 8 Carcassonne Sightseeing. Relaxed Start
Day 9 Carcassonne and the Languedoc Region Relaxed Start
Day 10 Bordeaux Sightseeing.
Day 11 Bordeaux. Relaxed Start
Day 12 Travel to Paris.
Day 13 Paris Sightseeing.
Day 14 Paris at your Leisure.
Day 15 Depart Paris.

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