Elegant hotels, fashionable seaside promenades, an opulent casino, and famous sunny beaches—Nice more than merits her title as the grande dame of the Cote d'Azur. Stroll the ancient lanes of this city, where the French Riviera phenomenon began more than a century ago.
- It's Included:
- Accommodations: for 3 nights at the First-Class Hotel Aston La Scala or similar
- 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
- Included tour: Taste of Provence: Antibes & Cannes
- Exclusive services of a Grand Circle Program Director
- All transfers
- Now included for 2015:
- Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers on your extension and all optional tours
After your Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur River Cruise Tour, you'll transfer to Nice, France.
Your first day here is free to explore the delightful seaside town at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll stroll the Promenade des Anglais and admire the ocean on one side of you and Nice’s finest hotels, restaurants, and shops on the other. You could spend a day relaxing on one of the city beaches for which Nice is known throughout Europe. Or you might visit one of the city’s many museums, including the Matisse Museum, featuring work from the great artist's long and storied career.
Enjoy dinner on your own this evening.
After breakfast, join us on a full-day optional tour, which begins with a visit to the gardens and ground floor of the stunning Villa Rothschild. We'll then explore the old town of Monaco and enjoy a walking tour, which includes a visit the 19th-century Monaco Cathedral, final resting-place of the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. We'll stop in Monte Carlo and its most famous square, Place du Casino, home of the legendary Grand Casino. Later, we'll travel a portion of the Grand Prix Motor Race circuit. Our day ends with a drive along the magnificent Moyenne Corniche, with panoramic views of the Cote d'Azur.
Or, enjoy a day at leisure.
Dinner is on your own this evening.
After breakfast, set off to seaside Cannes, famous for its film festival and as a destination for the rich and famous. Enjoy a walking tour of the city's grand, 19th-century villas, and take in the sights along La Croisette, the waterfront boulevard known for its picturesque beaches, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques.
Then continue to Antibes, where your Program Director leads you on a walking tour of the Old Town and Billionare's Quay. Enjoy lunch on your own before time at leisure to make your own discoveries. Then visit a local producer of Provencal specialties. Here you'll learn how regional delicacies are created and can taste locally produced olive oil and tapenade.
Return this evening to join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Drink before dinner on your own.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.