Golden Route of France
11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
Day 01 : Bhubaneswar -Paris
Welcome to Fashion capital of the world! Upon arrival make your way to the hotel. Check in and relax. Later in the evening you could opt for a boat cruise along the Seine and take in Paris by night, where all the monuments are lit up and the scene is nothing short of being magical. The evening terminates with you visiting the Moulin Rouge, the original cabaret of Paris. Overnight in Paris.
Day 02 : Paris
Following breakfast Wake up to breakfast this morning following which its time for you to see and explore Paris at your pace armed with the Paris one day Hop On Hop Off pass. A ticket for you to visit to the Montparnasse Tower is included as it is at one of the stops of the Hop On Hop Off route and the view from here will definitely blow you off your feet! Later in the afternoon spend your time shopping at any of the great shopping malls like the Printemps for the best in haute couture and places that give the word shopping a completely new meaning. Overnight in Paris.
Day 03 :Paris
Wake up to a leisurely breakfast this morning. Amble along the various streets and take in more of the city. Later in the afternoon we highly recommend you heading off to the fabulous 'Le Chalet des Iles' located at Porte de la Muette, a few minutes away from the Trocadero, La Defence etc. It is the best place to lunch at and also gives one the charm of being in the French countryside. Later in the evening make your way to Montmarte and head up to the Sacre Coeur. The village of Montmarte offers you a unique dining experience and its difficult to believe that you are indeed in Paris when up there looking down on the city. The day terminates with you visiting the Moulin Rouge, the original cabaret of Paris. Overnight in Paris.
Day 04: Paris - Lyon
Post breakfast this morning, its time to make your way to the train station and board the train to the UNESCO World heritage city of Lyon. Journey takes around 2 hrs. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel and check in. The evening is free for you. At nightfall, Lyon is illuminated with a thousand lights! 100 000 projectors illuminate 300 sites to truly highlight the city's heritage and create an enchanting backdrop for night-birds. At the heart of the city, life does not stop at nightfall for those who are caught up in the whirl of Lyon's nightlife - Lyon holds n° 2 place among French cities for its nightlife!
Overnight in Lyon.
Day 05: Lyon
Wake up to breakfast this morning. Its time to explore the city today armed with your Lyon card. Its by far the best way to see the city. A recommendation is also the Tête d'Or Park, its zoo and many distractions, City Aventure and Fourvière Aventures acrobatic parks, Grand Lyon Aquarium, the large safari parks and zoos, and the Domaine de Lacroix Laval park are all highly appreciated play and discovery areas particularly if you have children with you. Else you could also take a walk through the traboule alleyways or in the tiers of the antique theatres, a boat trip or a visit to the silk workshops - all original and amusing opportunities to discover Lyon's history and heritage! Overnight in Lyon.
Following breakfast this morning its time for you to indulge in some real time shopping or even some window shopping. Shopping in Lyon is an easy pleasure, part of the city's art of living. The Carré d'Or district will keep the most exacting shoppers happy with more than 70 luxury banners concentrated in an area where it is pleasant to stroll, between Place Bellecour and Cordeliers. You will find one of the largest pedestrian thoroughfares in Europe, stretching across the entire Presqu'île, by Rue Victor Hugo and Rue de la République, where the majority of franchised stores can be found. Not far from there, to the south of Bellecour, Rue Auguste Comte is the district of antiques, art and decoration with a hundred or more shops that recall the importance of Lyon's artistic trades. And if you are looking for exotic purchases, the stores in Vieux Lyon offer a superb selection of traditional art and craft objects and textiles from around the world with the perfume of incense in the air. The glass-roofed Part-Dieu retail centre is one of the largest in Europe, with its 260 shops and department stores.
Overnight in Lyon.
Day 07:Lyon - Aix en Provence
Following breakfast this morning, its time to head to the train station and take the train to Aix. The town of water, the town of art !! Takes approximately 1.5 hrs. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel in the city centre and check in. Relax and spend time walking around the city sponging in the ambience and the character of the city. This is a walking city. It actually gets you to travel back in time. Overnight in Aix.
Wake up to breakfast this morning following which the day is free for you to relax and explore the city and the region further. Arm yourself with a city pass and make your way through the city and the various museums that are a delight to experience. Cezanne the famous painter has his studio here and you can visit the same. Alternatively you could take the train and travel 40 mins to Avignon, another pretty town. Overnight in Aix.
Day 09:Aix - Nice
Post breakfast this morning its time for you to make your way to the train station to board the train taking you to the capital of the French Riviera, to Nice. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel, check in and relax. The rest of the day is free for you to walk around the city and take in the passion the city has to offer. Overnight in Nice.
Following breakfast this morning, we recommend you make your way to the Promenade des Anglais to board the Little Tourist train that runs for 45 mins taking you through the flower market, old town and the Castle Hill Park. Later spend time walking around the Promenade and through the narrow bylanes running into the interiors with its cobble stoned pathways and the quaint and typical restaurants and brasseries. Later in the afternoon you could opt for taking a train and visiting Cannes. Overnight in Nice.
Post breakfast embark on an exciting full day excursion to Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze. The tour departs for the medieval village of Eze, perched high on a cliff above the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst there you will have the chance to visit a traditional perfume making factory of Fragonard. After a wander around the village where every street is full of charm and history, the tour takes you to Monaco, for a visit to the Cathedral where Princess Grace is buried, the Palace and for a drive along the Formula One race circuit. Of course any Monaco tour would not be complete without a stroll around Monte-Carlo with its Casino, superb hotels and beautiful gardens. The tour lasts approximately 4 hrs. You return to Nice by evening. Overnight at Nice.
Day 12:Nice - Bhubaneswar
Its time to bid farewell to this lovely country as your holiday draws to a close today and you make your way to the airport to catch your flight back home.
What We Include:
• Return airfare Delhi – Paris in economy class
• Accommodation in Nice for 3 nights
• Accommodation in Paris for 3 nights
• Accommodation in Aix En Provence for 2 nights
• Accommodation in Lyon for 3 nights
• Excursion to Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze from Nice
• Paris Hop On Hop Off tour
• Montaparnasse Tower in Paris
• Moulin rouge with cruise in Paris
• Train fee: Paris - Lyon - Aix – Nice
• All sightseeing & transfers as per Itinerary on private luxury vehicle
• Tourist visa of France with medical insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities