France - Paris to French
July 28 - August 6, 2013
35+ - 40's - 50's and 60's Singles
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Celebrate summer time in France; visit castles, gardens and
beaches on this wonderful Singles Vacation ... Paris has enough monuments and museums to last a lifetime; the
Loire Valley is world famous for its chateaus, Grenoble for the Alps and the French Riviera's Nice is très
Paris to French Riviera Singles Vacation
Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Paris, France
Upon arrival at the Paris airport (CDG) you will be shuttled to our
hotel. Remember you are flying home from Nice (NCE).
Check-in and receive your Paris hop on hop off bus pass. Paris is steeped in history and packed full of world
famous landmarks, A hop on hop off bus is by far the best way to see the capital. Enjoy great views from the open
top deck of your bus and see the sites of Paris that you choose. The bus offers 4 different routes and it is valid
for 2 consecutive days. The Paris Grand Tour will take you to all the main sights, while the other 3 routes
concentrate on particular areas (Montparnasse/St Germain tour, Montmartre/Grands Bouleverds tour and Bastille/Bercy
Meet and greet in
the hotel lobby and walk to an optional dinner at 7:00pm.
Vacation Day 2 - Paris, France
This morning we will continue using our hop on pass and visit Sacre de
Coer, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Due to its location on the Montmartre hill, the basilica
towers over the city; its highest point is even higher than the top of the Eiffel Tower. Thanks to this
prominent location the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is one of the most noticeable landmarks in
Next we will take the bus
to the Champes de Elyses, where there will be free time for lunch and shopping
Tonight our Welcome Dinner will be in a local restaurant
Vacation Day 3 - Paris to Loire Valley
Today we have a guided tour of
three of the most impressive castles in the Loire Valley.
The royal Chateau de Chambord, the largest castle in the Loire Valley was
constructed as a hunting lodge by King François I in part to be near to his mistress and was never
Chateau de Blois has been the residence of several French kings and also
where Joan of Arc received a blessing from the Archbishop of Reims in 1429 before departing with her army to
drive the English from Orléans.
Chenonceau is not only remarkable for its architecture and history but also for the
fine quality of its collections: Renaissance furniture, a vast ensemble of XVI and XVII century tapestries and a
great number of masterpieces. Beyond the Castle Chenonceau discover the two renowned and magnificent gardens that
Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici have given their names to.
We return to Paris in time to enjoy an optional dinner together.
Vacation Day 4 - Paris to Lyon
Just two hours by TGV from Paris, at the crossroads of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers is the city
of Lyon. After checking into our hotel our guided walking tour of “Vieux Lyon” the old town will
begin. Discover one of France's largest Renaissance neighborhoods and marvel at the Basilica of Fourvière
that looms impressively over Lyon. With four main towers, a belltower and topped with a gilded statue of the
Virgin Mary, the church has become a towering symbol of the city.
Later that afternoon there will be free time to ride one of the oldest active
Funiculars in the world or just stroll around the traboules– passageways between old buildings, which were used as
shortcuts during the silk era to link the canuts (silk weaver’s) houses and the Saône River. For a glimpse into the
city’s Roman history, visit the Théâtre de Fourvièrem built around 15 BC.
Vacation Day 5 - Lyon to Marsielle
This morning we transfer to the train station and our less than
two hour train to Marseilles. Watch the French countryside goes by as we speed towards the Mediterranean
Sea. Over the last 2600 years, Marseille has built a rich, colorful atmosphere enhanced by the fresh sea
air, ancient architectural foundations, incredible art and amazing food.
Our panoromic tour of Marseilles begins upon arrival. The highlight of
the tour is the Notre Dame de la Garde, a 19th century basilica. It offers an exceptional view
of the city, the islands of the Frioul and the castle.
The port is filled with fishing boats and yachts, and surrounded by small streets teeming with seafood
restaurants and shops. The wide streets offer leisurely strolling and many terrace cafes.
After checking into our hotel we can make a "loop" of the Old Port, walking around three sides and then
taking the little ferryboat across from one side to the other. Maybe grab a bite to eat in one of many seafood
Vacation Day 6 - Marseille - Perched Villages of the
After breakfast our full day tour begins as we drive to the heart of the Provence countryside to
tour five unspoiled villages perched on the ridges of the Luberon hills. Set among the vineyards, olive
groves, and cedar trees wander pass ancient ruins carved into the rocks.
Visit Oppède le Vieux, hewn into the rock and surrounded by forests and
cliffs. Continue to the stone ridge-top village of Ménerbes, before breaking for lunch at one of the cafés in
the sleepy square of Bonnieux.Take in the ochre-red color of Roussillon's
buildings and surrounding cliffs, then head to Gordes, celebrated as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Here, traditional stone houses line the narrow streets that spiral up the hill the village is set upon.
Return to Marseille to sleep and enjoy a night stroll and have an optional dinner.
Vacation Day 7 - Nice. French Riviera
We board our train to Nice and upon arrival we transfer to our hotel and
Discover this picture-postcard city on the French Riviera on our afternoon walking tour of Nice. Nice has a
thousand surprises in store ... its monuments, churches, gardens, the footpaths which link the surrounding hillside
to the city center, but also its museums, its artists, its local crafts, its renowned gastronomy with its
unmistakable flavors of garlic, olive oil and basil, as well as its folklore. Our guide will show us the maze of
staircases and lanes, fine Baroque churches, bustling flower market and the famed Promenade des Anglais. Visit the
Old Town, site of the trading center founded by the Greeks 2,700 years ago.
After our group tour, you can continue to explore the streets, beaches and
markets of Nice. Walk along the famous Promenade des Anglais and enjoy the views of the Mediterranean.
Vacation Day 8 - Nice - Monte Carlo, Monaco
We leave France and travel across the border into Monaco.
Drive along the spectacular blue waters of the coastline lined with
typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas.
In Monaco visit the Old Town, see the Changing of the Palace
Guards and drive along the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. There is time to visit the Prince’s Palace, Cathedral,
and Cousteau’s Oceanographic Museum. Enjoy time to stroll amongst the stunning gardens, mega-yachts, and chic
casinos and watch the “rich and beautiful” enjoying the good life at.
Vacation Day 9 - Nice -
This morning the group will take the train to
Cannes, best known for its annual Film Festival. Learn
about this fascinating city as you stroll around the town that attracts the rich and famous to its expensive
shops, boutiques and restaurants.
The rest of the day is at leisure for last minute exploring, shopping or to enjoy the beach.
Tonight we gather for our last evening in France and enjoy our farewell dinner at a local
Vacation Day 10 - Nice - Depart Home
Say "Au Revoir" to Nice as your
France singles vacation ends and you are transferred to the Nice airport for your return flight home.
Paris to French Riviera
July 28 - August 6,
* 9-Nights AccommodationsNot
* Breakfast Daily
* 2 Dinners
* Travel Leader
* English Speaking
* Tours and Admissions as
stated in itinerary
* Trains and Buses in
* Airport / Hotel Transfers
on Tour Dates
* Taxes and
*The price per person is for a double
room. Free roommate matching is available on all our vacations, so there is never a need
to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone the cost is an additional
* Airline Flights
* Tips $135 collected the first day of tour
Balance Due June 13
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