Duration
7 Days/6 Nights
Travel Type
Rail
 

After giving your taste buds a treat in the unique bouchons of Lyon, work your way towards the Côte d’Azur. Pass through lavender and olive oil scented Aix-en-Provence before taking a stroll through the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

Inclusions

6 nights’ accommodation
Daily breakfast
Arrival and departure transfer from and to the airport with English speaking driver assistance
2nd class direct train from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence and from Aix en Provence to Nice

Exclusions

Flights – Gratuities – Porterage – Hotel city tax to be paid locally at destination – Night supplement for transfers (before 8am-After 8pm) – Any item not mentioned in the Inclusions

Additional Information

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (+$)

2nd class TGV train from Toulouse to Lyon (Day 1) – $145 CAD per person

A 2h private walking tour of the Old Lyon – $220 CAD per person
(not valid on September 18 and 19)

A 3h private tour of the Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse Tasting of 1 glass of wine + Lyon gourmet specialties – $385 CAD per person
(not available on Sunday PM – Monday – May 1st)

A 2h00 walking tour of Aix en Provence – $240 CAD per person Sunday supplement: 50% surcharge; Bank holidays supplement: 100% surcharge (July 14 – August 15)

A 2h walking tour of Nice – $235 CAD per person
Sunday& Bank holidays supplement: 15% surcharge for April 18-May 8, 26-June 6-July 14-August 15

1

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LYON

Arrival at Lyon airport or train station. Meet with your English-speaking driver-assistant after the customs and transfer to your hotel. Lyon has been growing and evolving for 2,000 years! From the ancient theatres and abundant ruins that date back to Gallo-Roman times, winding through the Middle Ages and Renaissance influences in Vieux-Lyon, from the classical buildings on the Presqu’île, to the canuts and silk manufacturing workshops in the Croix-Rousse… Over time, the city stretched itself along the banks of the river Saône, later encompassing the Rhône and beyond, and today has reached the Confluence area, all while managing to preserve its precious heritage. Lyon is also renowned for its art of living and gastronomy: Visit a bouchon, an authentic local eatery, where you can sample Lyon’s delicious specialties. Overnight in Lyon.

Accommodation : Lyon for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 LYON

After breakfast, you have the day to discover the city at your own pace. Stroll and wander in the 3 neighbourhoods of Lyon dating back from the Renaissance: in the south, Saint George with the craftsmen; in the centre, Saint John, the area of the upper clergy and aristocracy; in the north, Saint Paul district of the bourgeoisie. Large families of Italian bankers and merchants had established themselves by building sumptuous residences. Go up the hill of Fourvière and visit the famous Basilica: this mysterious building is devoted to the Virgin Mary and the interior is richly decorated. Enjoy a cruise on the River Saone: Sail along the banks of districts inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, from Renaissance Vieux-Lyon to the Presqu’île. The cruise continues down the river Saône all the way to the Confluence district, to show the more contemporary aspects of Lyon.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 LYON TO AIX-EN-PROVINCE BY TRAIN

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Transfer on your own to Lyon railway station and board your TGV train to Aix-en-Provence. Bathed in the light of its special climate, Aix-en-Provence is a city of refined elegance on show in its constantly bustling streets and squares. Aix-en-Provence on its own draws together an exceptional array of heritage. Transfer on your own from Aix TGV station to your hotel. Overnight in Aix-en-Provence.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Aix-en-Provence for 2 nights

4

DAY 4 AIX-EN-PROVENCE

After breakfast, head out and discover the city. Leafy boulevards, elegant public squares lined in 17th & 18th century mansions – Aix is a tourist paradise. You can’t fail to fall in love. Walk to the Place Général de Gaulle, moving through the historic centre, Fontaine des Tanneurs, Chapelle des Bourras, Cathédrale St Sauveur, Hôtel de Ville, rue Espariat, Passage Agard and Cours Mirabeau, la place des Quatre Dauphin and rue Cardinale. Along the way you’ll take in the ambiance of this beautiful town and compose some truly great photo images of Aix.

Meals : Breakfast

5

DAY 5 AIX-EN-PROVENCE TO NICE BY TRAIN

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Transfer on your own to Aix-en-Provence TGV railway station and board your train to Nice. On the Mediterranean coast, only a few kilometers from Italy, Nice has all the charm of a southern city. Capital of the French Riviera, Nice is the perfect embodiment of the art of living. Transfer on your own from the train station to the hotel. Overnight in Nice.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Nice for 2 nights

6

DAY 6 NICE

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at your hotel. The blue of the Mediterranean, the marvelous light that can only be found here, breakfast on a sunny terrace, a quiet stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, lunch on a hotel terrace, an afternoon of shopping in the city’s prestigious boutiques, a dip in the sea, a classical music concert at the Opera, a gala evening at the Casino, a candlelit dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant… Nice is all of these things and more! Old Nice is, in itself, a festival of sensations! Narrow streets, yellow and ochre facades, craftsmen’s shops and small boutiques, restaurants and lively squares make up the soul of this old quarter, which is alive day and night, not forgetting, of course, the Cours Saleya market, classified as one of the exceptional markets in France! You could also take the opportunity to visit the neighbouring Principality of Monaco as well as the picturesque village of Eze.

Meals : Breakfast

7

DAY 7 DEPARTURE FROM NICE

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Meet your private car driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport or extend your stay in France.

Meals : Breakfast

Rates in $CA, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2022 Double Occupancy Single Supplement
 
April 1299 +720
June, September, October 1415 +880
July, August 1440 +900

BLACK OUT DATES – May be unavailable or require a supplement
Lyon: Sept 17/19 – Sept 28/29 – Nov 2/5 – Nov 15/18 – Dec 8/11
Aix en Provence: July 4/23 – Oct 3/9
Nice: April 1/2 – April 24/26 – May 26/29 – June 2/3 – June 24/26

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.