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FESTIVALS IN FRANCE
CARCASSONNE, FRANCE

Tour Nice, Avignon and Carcassone
in July 201
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Carcassonne Music Festival July 

Carcassonne, Europe’s largest medieval city is an international historic heritage site designated by Unesco. The town is magical. Time seems to stand still carved in massive stone within the huge fortress surrounded by triple ramparts. The Carcassone Music Festival takes place every summer among the wonderful walls of this prestigious Citadel. The international program is composed of operas, ballets and concerts in this medieval setting. Avignon, the city of “Seven Gates” with its Palace of the Popes used to be the residence of the Sovereign Pontiffs during the 14th Century. Immerse and impressive, it is one of the most beautiful gothic monuments in the world, an enduring symbol of cultural haven.

Package includes:
  • 3 nights accommodation in Nice in first class (4star)  or standard (3star)  category with daily breakfast

    • Choice of a half day guided tour from Nice -  pick up at your hotel (Villa tour or Cannes & Antibes Juan-lies Pins or Monaco & Monte-Carlo or Historic Nice tour) - please scroll down for full tour descriptions

    • Choice of a full day guided tour from Nice - pick up at your hotel ( Monaco , Monte -Carlo & Eze or St. Paul de Vence, Gourdon or Monaco night tour) - please scroll down for full tour descriptions

    • All hotel taxes and service charges

    In Avignon:

  • 2nights accommodation in superior 3 star hotel category  Hotel Mercure Cite des Papes with daily breakfast

  • Entrance ticket to the Popes’ Palace and to Pont d’Avignon

  • Cruise (1Hour) on the Rhone River and 50% off of wine tasting at the Popes’ Palace
    (Optional dinner or lunch at a typical local restaurant from Euro or US$* 50 per person - For optional excursions please scroll down below the prices and hotels) 

  • In Carcassonne:

  • 3 nights accommodation at superior 3star or 4 star hotels  with breakfast

  • 1 ticket to the Carcassonne Music Festival (1st category - certain performances surcharge may apply)

  • Price for 2013  on request

    First class package:

    Standard package:
    Extra night in Nice:
    Extra night in Avignon: (3star superior hotel)
    Extra night in Carcassonne :

     

    Hotels used in First Class package:
    In Nice: Hotel Westminster, Hotel Aston  or  Hotel Grimaldi 
    In Avignon: Hotel Mercure Cite des Popes (3 star superior)
    In Carcassonne: Hotel De La Cite

    Hotels used in Standard package:
    In Nice: Hotel De Flore or Hotel Roosevelt 
    In Avignon:
    HotelMercure Cite des Popes 
    In Carcassonne: Hotel Best Western Le Donjon 

     

    Tours from Nice:

    Tour # 1: MONACO MONTE CARLO & EZE  - Daily -8hours - Departure: 9am
    Panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron.  Drive along spectacular coastline between Nice and Monaco harboring ancient villages and modern marinas. Admire Bay and Citadel of Villefranche.. Stop at  Eze - perched medieval village with its artisan shops and breath taking views ; guided tour of perfumerie. Visit the Old Town of Monaco ; time to visit Palace (open June thru' Oct. Price : 6 €/p), Cathedral, Oceanographic Museum (10 €/p) and see Changing of the Guards. Tour of Monte Carlo (+ Grand Prix circuit) ; free time in Casino Square.
    Price: Euro 79 per person / Sunday and Wednesday special price: Euro 69 per person

    Tour # 2: MONACO & MONTE CARLO - departure daily morning & afternoon-  4 hours Departure 9am or 1:15 pm or 2pm

    Drive along coast road enjoying panoramic views of Nice and Villefranche. Tour of Old Town of Monaco. 45mn free time around the palace (open June thru'October). Tour of Monte Carlo Free time at Casino Square. Return by middle corniche road with 25minutes stop at Eze medieval village.
    Price: Euro 54 per person / Afternoon tour special price: Euro 49 per person 

    Tour # 3 : ST PAUL DE VENCE, GOURDON (if weather permitting), GRASSE, CANNES - daily departures - 8 hours - departure 9am
     Drive through the beautiful countryside and medieval villages of the Loup valley. Time to discover St.Paul de Vence - stepped streets, ramparts and Art galleries. View the Alps, valleys and coastline from Gourdon( weather permitting). Guided tour of a perfumerie in Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry or free time to visit the old town and perfume museum.. Brief stop at Mougins, old Provencal village adopted by Picasso. Discover Cannes - the old Port, La Croisette, the Palais des Festivals, designer shops and smart beaches.

    Including visit of the Fragonard perfumery.

    Price:
    Euro 79 per person / Monday and Thursday special price: Euro 69 per person

    Tour # 4: CANNES , Juan-les Pins, Antibes - daily departures - 4 hours - departure morning & afternoon - 9am and 2 pm
    Motorway to Cannes, city of Festivals, fireworks and fabulous boutiques. Time to enjoy the Croisette, the shops, the chic of Cannes. Also visit Juan-les Pins and Antibes.
    Price: Euro 59 per person / Morning departures special price: 53 Euro per person

    Tour # 5 : RIVIERA PANORAMA -  All the Riviera in one day - 9 hours - dep:  9am
    Arrive in Monaco by coast road, passing Eze Village and panoramic viewpoints. Tour of the grand Prix circuit with set down stop in Casino Square. Commented drive thru' Old Town of Monaco.Visit Cathedral. Stop in Saint Paul de Vence, time to shop, to browse thru' Art Galleries, to admire the valley below from the remparts. Early afternoon in Cannes.  Linger on La Croisette, delighting in the designer shops, palatial hotels and dynastic yachts. Return by coast road passing through Old Antibes. Price: Euro 95 per person / Tuesday special price: Euro 85 per person

    Tour # 6 :  Villa tour: Villefranche, Beaulieu, Cap Ferrat -  daily departures - 4 hours - morning and afternoon
    Panoramic view from Mt.Alban overlooking the bay of Villefranche. Drive around Cap Ferrat, chosen
    holiday home of the rich and famous of kings, film stars, business magnates.

    Visit the Renaissance style Rothschild Villa with its impeccably laid out French gardens. Admire the priceless treasures accumulated by Ephrussi de Rothschild during her lifetime. Continue to Beaulieu (Beautiful place) to visit the reconstituted 5th Century B.C. Greek Villa Kerylos. Marvel at the simplicity and classical beauty of its conception, its light, its furnishings and other decorative objects. Return to Nice by the Middle Corniche road. Including visit of the villa Rotschild and Kerylos.
    Price: Euro 59 per person / special price every afternoon Euro 53 per person

    Tour # 7 : HISTORIC CITY TOUR OF NICE - departure daily 3.5 hours - morning & afternoon - departure 9 am & 2 pm
    Visit the Castel Park overlooking the bay, site of the trading town founded by the Greeks 600 years BC. Drive along the port from where Catherine Segurane repulsed the Turks. Admire the Genoese building. See the city spread beneath from Mont Boron. Contemplate the old in Place Garibaldi, and the New along promenade des Arts. Arrive in Cimiez, winter home of Queen Victoria. Stop at Roman Arena of Cimiez. Visit the Cathedral. Return by Promenade des Anglais passing its famous landmarks. Finish the tour with a visit of the flower market in Cours Saleya. SOCCA tasting included – The ultimate Niçois specialty.  Admission to Matisse Gallery & Russian Cathedral include in price. Museums are closed on Tuesday.
    Price :
    Euro 55 per person/ Every morning special price: Euro 49 per person

    Tour # 8 SAINT-TROPEZ, PORT GRIMAUD - Daily - 8 hours - dep: 8 or 8:30 am
    Westward drive along the motorway thru' the Adrets forest. Drive coastal meander to arrive on the port of Saint Tropez. Luxury yachts, fashion boutiques, terrace cafes, beautiful people abound. Free time for lunch. Mount the step to the pretty medieval village or visit l'Annonciade Museum or the Citadelle with its naval museum. Stop at port Grimaud. Admire its canals, bridges, boutiques and charming houses - "Little Venice". Return coastal drive thru' Sainte Maxime, Saint Aygulf and Frejus. Meander through the little canals of Port Grimaud by boat and Sail across the stunning bay of ST Tropez (From June 15th to September 15th )
    Price:
    Euro 140 per person - Tuesday and Saturday departures: Euro 99 per person

    Tour # 9 : ITALIAN MARKET, MENTON LA TURBIE - Daily - 8 hours/ dep: 8:30 am
    Motorway journey. Choose from the leathers, silk, accessories and luggages for which Italy is rightly renowned. Return drive along the Italian Riviera, with lunch time stop in Vintimille. Taste the best pasta in the region with sea food or shell fish dressing at "Chez Guiseppe" (not included free choice).  Coastal drive across the border to reach Menton arriving in Nice by the high corniche road with its spectacular scenery.
    Price:
    Euro 85 per person / Friday special price : Euro 75 per person

    Tour # 10 : MONACO BY NIGHT - daily departures - 5 hours - departure 7pm
    Drive along coast road with its medieval villages, marinas and panoramic viewpoints. Tour of the medieval town of Monaco. Set down at Palace and time to stroll. Tour of Monte-Carlo (incl.Grand Prix circuit). Free time to dine and enjoy ambiance in Casino Square. Return by middle corniche road.
    Price:
    Euro 75 per person

    Tour # 11: Monaco "dine-out" - daily departures - 5 hours - departure 7pm
    The Night Out Tour + 3 course dinner on terrace of  Le Bistroquet restaurant, overlooking the Grand Prix circuit, beside Casino Square. Choice of dishes from the "Gourmet" menu, discreetly separated table, attentive service and the excitement of  Monte-Carlo at night. Dinner + 1/2 bottle wine or 1 beer or soft drink per person + coffee incl. in price. Time to visit the casino or to stroll around Monte-Carlo after dinner.
    Price:
    Euro 120 per person

    Tours from Avignon:

    Tour #1: All Provence in one day: - full day
    AVIGNON - PONT DU GARD - LES BAUX DE PROVENCE St Ramy DE PROVENCE -LUBERON : GORDES & ROUSSILLON -LAVENDER MUSEUM -Le ISLE SUR LA SORGUE
    Tuesday + Wednesday + Friday + Sunday  Dep: 09.00 Ret: 19.00
    AVIGNON: sightseeing: the Walls, St Benezet Bridge.  PONT DU GARD: visit of the most preserved aqueduct of the Roman period (1st century). LES BAUX DE PROVENCE: stop & visit of the medieval village on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. St Remy de Provence: photo stop at the Roman monuments. Free time to visit a traditional Provencal market and for lunch on your own (Tuesday, Gordes • Wednesday, St Ramy  Friday, Bonnieux Sunday, Isle sur la Sorgue). Picturesque roads through olive groves, vineyards and fields to see some of the most beautiful villages in LUBERON: Menerbes,Lacoste or Bonnieux, ROUSSILLON, set in an ochre area (stop), GORDES, entirely built with dry local stones (stop), SENANQUE ABBEY (June 15th - July 15th : Lavender Fields), Lavender Museum (stop & entrance fee included, closed in January). Isle sur la Sorgue, village famous for antiques shop.
    Price: Euro 100 per person

    Tour # 2 : Lavender & Villages in Luberon - Half day
    Tuesday + Friday  Dep: 09.00 Ret: 13.45 Wednesday Dep: 14.00 Ret: 19.00
    Panoramic tour to discover the most beautiful hilltop villages in Provence: Menerbes, Lacoste or Bonnieux, ROUSSILLON (stop), GORDES (stop), Senanque Abbey (june 15th -July 15th :
    Lavender Fields), visit of the Lavender Museum in Coustellet (entrance fee included: video,
    fine lavender products shop). N.B: free time for market* in Gordes on Tuesday or Bonnieux on Friday. Price: Euro 55 per person

    Tour # 3: Stone Monuments  - Half day
    Wednesday  Dep: 09.00 Ret: 13.45 Tuesday + Friday Dep: 14.00 Ret:19.00
    LE PONT DU GARD: Visit of the most preserved aqueduct of the Roman period (1st century).LES BAUX DE PROVENCE visit of the medieval village. ST REMY DE PROVENCE: photo stop at the Roman monuments .N.B: free time for market* in St Ramy on Wednesday. Price: Euro 55 per person

    Tour # 4: The Best of Provence - Half day +
    Monday + Thursday + Saturday  Dep: 13.00 Ret: 19.30
    PONT DU GARD: visit of the most preserved aqueduct of the Roman period (1st century).
    LES BAUX DE PROVENCE: stop & visit of the medieval village on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. LUBERON: Picturesque roads through olive groves, vineyards and fi elds to see the most beautiful villages: ROUSSILLON, set in an ochre area (stop), GORDES, entirely built with dry local stones (stop). Price: Euro 80 per person

    Tour # 5 : Roman sites & Historical places Half day +
    Tuesday + Wednesday + Friday  Dep: 13.00 Ret: 19.30
    NIMES considered as the French Rome: Amphitheatre (entrance included) + Maison Carrée
    (Square house), Augustus’ gate, Castellum (water distribution station). UZÈS, wonderful medieval town and the first Duchy of France: the tour Fenestrelle (a unique bell-tower), the Duchy and the town houses. PONT DE GARD: visit of the Roman aqueduct (1st century).
    Price: Euro  80 per person


    Tour # 6 : Treasures of Provence: Full day
    Monday+ Thursday + Saturday Dep: 09.00 Ret: 19.00
    Roman monuments, Wines, Villages and Painters
    ORANGE: panoramic tour of the city: roman monuments: Triumphal Arch, Antic theatre (entrance included with audio guide) one of the most preserved of Roman period. CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE: sightseeing in the vineyards and wine tasting in a cellar. ST REMY DE PROVENCE: photo stop at the Roman monuments. LES BAUX DE PROVENCE: stop & visit of the medieval village on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. Free time to enjoy a traditional Provencal market* and lunch on your own (Monday, Fontvieille • Thursday, Orange • Saturday, Arles). ARLES: walking tour of the Roman City: arenas, Antic Theatre, look at the main places painted by Van Gogh during his stay in 1888-89.
    Price: Euro 100 per person

    Tour # 7 : Van Gogh in Provence - Half day
    Monday + Saturday  Dep: 09.00 Ret: 13.45 Thursday Dep: 14.00 Ret: 19.00
    ST REMY DE PROVENCE: stop at St Paul de Mausole to see some sights painted by Van Gogh. LES BAUX DE PROVENCE: visit of the medieval village ; Fontvieille. ARLES: walking tour of the Roman City: the arenas, Antic Theatre, look at the main places painted by Van Gogh during his stay in 1888-89. Free time for market in Fontvieille on Monday or in Arles on Saturday*. Price: Euro 55 per person


    Tour # 8 : Culture & Wine - Half Day
    Thursday  Dep: 09.00 Ret: 13.45 Monday + Saturday  Dep: 14.00 Ret: 19.00
    ORANGE: panoramic tour of the city: roman monuments: Triumphal Arch, Antic Theatre
    (entrance included with audio guide) one of the most preserved of Roman period. N.B: free time for market in Orange on Thursday*. Châteauneuf du Pape: sightseeing in the vineyards and
    wine tasting in a cellar. Price: Euro 55 per person

    Tour # 9 :Wine Tour
    Thursday Dep: 09.00 Ret: 13.45 Monday + Saturday Dep: 14.00 Ret: 19.00
    The Best way to discover the Cotes du Rhône AOC wines: white, rosé and red and taste the dry and sweet wines ( 2 or 3  cellars and 5 or 6 different AOC & vintage wines). Panoramic drive in the vineyards and stop at cellars in Beaumes de Venise or Vacqueyras and Châteauneuf
    du Pape. N.B: free time for market in Orange on Thursday*. Price: Euro 55 per person


    Tour # 10 : Cruise on the Rhone river
    Monday + Friday Dep: 11.00 Ret: 18.30
    Cruise operates from April 3rd to June 9th & from Sept. 1st to Sept. 29th
    Important: Departure from Avignon Mireio Pier. Cruise on the Rhone River between Avignon and Arles (duration: 2h45). Lunch aboard. Free time in the Roman city of ARLES: amphitheatre, forum square, the main sites-painted by Van Gogh. Departure by minibus from Arles at 16.00 (disembarking peer). Stop at the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence,
    built on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. Look at the roman monuments in St Remy.
    Price: Euro 80 per person

     

    Extensions in France or to any other European countries are available on request!

     

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