Paris to Nice through Vineyards and Mountains 2022

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Availability : May - September
Start: Paris, France
End: Nice, France

Paris to Nice through Vineyards and Mountains: 1 nt Paris, 2 nts Troyes, 2 nts Beaune, 2 nts Chambéry, 1 nt Briançon, 1 nt Forcalquier

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

lasses glinting with bubbles and rich red wines; windows opening out on soaring mountain ranges and charming villages brimming with fragrant fields of flowers. Join us on a voyage through quintessential France – and discover the history, cuisine and landscapes that make this beautiful country unique.

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Admire the exceptional fifteenth-century French architecture at the Hospices de Beaune
– Learn the extensive local history of glass and crystal, whilst being treated to a glass blowing demonstration in Bayel
– Indulge in a plenitude of local tastings as we travel through famed wine-growing regions Champagne and Burgundy

Pick Up Location & TIme

Hotel Ronceray Opera (Paris)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

TBA (Nice)
The tour finishes late afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Champagne tasting at a local vineyard. Orientation tour of Troyes - Glass blowing demonstration at the Crystal Museum. Visit Hospices de Beaune
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at a local family-owned vineyard - Wine tasting session. Visit to a local fromagerie - Visit a Chartreuse cellar and distillery. Free time in Beaune and Entrevaux
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Paris

After meeting the group amidst the vibrant capital of Paris, we’ll begin our journey with a sumptuous welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Cheers to the exciting adventure ahead! (D)

Accommodation: Hotel Ronceray Opéra (or similar)

Day 2Paris – Reims – Troyes

After breakfast, we’ll leisurely make our way to Reims – where we’ll revel in the opportunity to tour the city’s impressive Gothic cathedral. Then: we’ll continue to the picturesque Champagne region, where we’ll be treated to a delicious champagne tasting at a local vineyard. This evening we’ll explore the romantic town of Troyes at our leisure – admiring the quaint cobbled streets and half-timbered houses as we seek out some delicious French cuisine for dinner. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Le Royal (or similar)

Day 3Troyes – Bayel – Troyes

On the agenda today: an orientation tour of Troyes with our expert Tour Leader. After taking the opportunity to visit the bustling market, we’ll move on to Bayel – where we’ve an appointment to keep at the Crystal Museum. Here, we’ll learn about the history of glass and crystal – from antiquity until the present day – as well as being treated to a glass blowing demonstration. Back in Troyes, the evening will be yours to spend as you please. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Le Royal (or similar)

Day 4Troyes – Chablis – Beaune

Day four of the trip will see us sampling more world-class local produce, as we swap fizz for the dry white wines of Chablis. After that, the afternoon will bring us to Beaune – where you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city’s famous Gothic architecture before we reconvene for a sumptuous included dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: Hôtel de la Paix (or similar)

Day 5Beaune

Today we’ll spend some more time in the beating heart of the Burgundy wine region, with a visit to the Hospices de Beaune. Originally founded as a hospital for the poor by the Chancellor of Burgundy back in 1443, this unique building is now a museum – and an exceptional example of fifteenth-century French architecture. And then? The afternoon is yours for the taking! We recommend strolling the medieval ramparts for an alternative view of the town or visiting the local Burgundy wine museum. (B)

Accommodation: Hôtel de la Paix (or similar)

Day 6Beaune – Chambéry

After breakfast, we’ll leave Beaune behind and set our sights on Chambéry – but first, we’ll stop off at a local family-owned vineyard for a delicious picnic filled with local produce. After taking in the marvellous views of the surrounding vineyards over lunch, we’ll be lucky enough to take a closer look around on a guided tour – with an included wine tasting session to boot. This evening will be ours to uncover the centuries-old history and exquisite local cuisine of Chambéry at our leisure. (B,L)

Accommodation: Hôtel des Princes (or similar)

Day 7Chambéry – Annecy – Chambéry

We’ll check off a tour highlight on day seven: the postcard-perfect alpine town of Annecy. Known for its Old Town, canals that rival those of Venice, the magnificent Lake Annecy, candy-coloured houses and cobbled streets – this lovely town is a must-visit while passing through southeastern France. Also on the cards today: a visit to a local fromagerie, where we’ll learn everything there is to know about the region’s cheese ripening process – a tradition that’s been passed down from generation to generation. After visiting the cheese cellars, we’ll have the chance to taste a sample or two. Back in Chambéry, we’ll have the evening free to seek out a local restaurant for dinner or relax at our hand-picked accommodation. (B)

Accommodation: Hôtel des Princes (or similar)

Day 8Chambéry – Briançon

We’ll have the chance to sample more tasty local produce today at a Chartreuse cellar and distillery. Did you know? The famous French liqueur has been produced by Carthusian Monks since 1737, and is infused with an array of plants, herbs and flowers. Later, we’ll wind our way to the hilltop citadel of Briançon – a picturesque retreat surrounded by the towering mountain ranges of the French Alps. Tonight, we’ll clink glasses over another delectable group dinner and enjoy some free time to relax in the fresh Alpine air. (B,D)

Day 9Briançon – Sisteron – Forcalquier

Today alpine slopes will give way to rugged hills and wildflower meadows as we travel to Sisteron – where we’ll stop to admire the extraordinary 12th century Citadel. Continuing our journey through the charming French countryside, we’ll end our day in the historic commune of Forcalquier. Later, we’ll round off the evening in style: with a farewell dinner to remember. (B,D)

Accommodation: Hotel Charembeau (or similar)

Day 10Forcalquier – Entrevaux – Nice

The last day of the tour will take us deeper into exquisite Provençal countryside as we press on to Entrevaux – one of the most beautiful villages in France. A picturesque medieval village along the river Var, we’ll enjoy some free time to stroll the fortified walkways to the ancient Citadel – where we’ll admire the panoramic views over the valley below. Then, it’s onwards to the elite resort and shining capital of the French Riviera: Nice. After all, there’s no better place to end our journey than alongside the clear waters of the Côte d’Azur! (B)

Dates and Prices: 2022
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: May 7, 21 $4,969 $6,209
2022: June 11 $4,969 $6,209
2022: June 25 $4,869 $6,089
2022: July 9, 23 $4,869 $6,089
2022: August 6 $4,869 $6,089
2022: September 3, 17 $4,969 $6,209

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departure.

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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