February 22 - March 1, 2020
Spotlight on The French Riviera featuring Nice’s Carnival
All non-members must add $60 to above rate.
*Single/Triple accommodations are limited
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Philadelphia International Airport
- Roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia International Airport to Nice, France
- Roundtrip transfers - airport/hotel
- Seven night’s hotel accommodations - Enjoy the French Rivera with the convenience of unpacking only once
- Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
- Services of a Professional AAA Member Choice Vacations driver/guide
- Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
- Welcome Dinner
- All admissions and fees as listed per itinerary
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Nice, France
- Nice, Antique Market
- Fragonard Perfumerie Workshop
- St. Tropez Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting
- Cathedral of Monaco
- Monte Carlo Casino
- St. Paul de Vence
- Nice Flower Market
- Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - "Crown Jewel of the French Riviera"
- Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
- Nice Carnival
Saturday February 22, 2020: Depart for Nice, France
Motorcoach from Central PA to Philadelphia International airport for overnight flight to Nice, France. Sunday, February 23, 2020: Nice, France Your France Tour Begins starting in the stunning city of Nice, a coastal pearl of the Mediterranean known for its legendary opulence and balmy beaches. With an average of 300 sunny days per year, Nice is a seaside paradise. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring delightful French cuisine artfully presented. Hotel: Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, Nice, France (Dinner)
Monday, February 24, 2020: Nice & Grasse, France
Visit the Cathedral of Sainte Reparate, an architectural gem located in the center of the Old Town, or Vieille Ville. This Baroque cathedral is one of France’s national monuments known for its extravagant interior and expansive artwork collection. Then it’s your choice! Visit the Marc Chagall Museum and walk its halls to find the largest public collection of the artist’s outstanding paintings, his stained-glass windows adorning the concert hall and a fascinating mosaic. You can also choose to visit the Matisse Museum, devoted to the modern art of French artist Henri Matisse, best known for his revolutionary use of brilliant color and exaggerated form to express emotion. Continue to Grasse and learn the secrets of perfume making during a hands-on workshop and tour of the Fragonard Perfumerie where fragrant formulations have been prepared since 1782. Spend time soaking up the atmosphere of this charming town before returning to Nice for an evening at leisure. Perhaps. Hotel: Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, Nice, France (Breakfast)
Tuesday, February 25, 2020: Nice & St. Tropez, France
Explore France’s Côte d’Azur on a full day trip to St. Tropez, the most famous destination on the French Riviera. Travel along the spectacular Corniche coastal road and marvel at the views of idyllic beaches, seaside cliffs and hilltop towns before arriving in St. Tropez. Then it’s your choice! Enjoy leisure time at the iconic open-air market on the Place des Lices. Your senses will be tantalized by an array of foods including breads, pastries, cheeses, olives, spices, fruits and vegetables. Shop a myriad of stalls filled with quality home accessories, paintings, handmade crafts and typical French Riviera-style fashion. You can also choose to explore St. Tropez by sea on a boat cruise* as you take in the old village, sunny beaches and spectacular "millionaire’s bay" where celebrity homes dot the coastline. Before returning to Nice, visit a local vineyard for a tour and tasting of wines synonymous with the region. The St. Tropez cruise operates weather permitting and is dependent on sea conditions. Hotel: Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, Nice, France (Breakfast)
Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Nice, Monaco & Monte Carlo
Travel the spectacular coastline and pass the charming town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. A tour of Monaco will introduce you to the Place des Armes, Avenue des Beaux Arts, and the Cathedral of Monaco, the permanent resting place of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. View the changing of the guards at the Prince’s Palace before continuing to the famous Casino of Monte Carlo. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Nice to peruse the local shops or take in the scenery at a sidewalk café. This evening, savor a wine-paired tasting menu highlighting the epicurean delights of the South of France. Hotel: Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, Nice, France (Breakfast and Dinner)
Thursday, February 27, 2020: Nice, France
The day is yours to create your own adventure. Relax by the sea, take in a museum, or venture into the old city and window shop at the fashionable boutiques. Alternatively, perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Aix-en-Provence. Visit the Musee du Calisson, a confectionery factory, to discover the unique taste of this local specialty. Explore Paul Cézanne’s atelier (workshop) and enter the French artist’s most private space, frozen in time since his death in 1906. Join a local expert on a guided tour of charming Aix-en-Provence’s bustling streets, romantic squares and marvelous fountains on market day. Hotel: Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, Nice, France (Breakfast)
Friday, February 28, 2020: Nice, Cannes & St. Paul de Vence
Journey to Cannes and rub elbows with Europe’s elite. A local expert joins you on a walking tour of Cannes where you will learn about the fascinating history of the city and the nearby Lérins Islands. Marvel at historic St. Paul de Vence, situated atop a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside. As you explore, soak in its distinctive light, said to have inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall and many other artists. Hotel: Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, Nice, France (Breakfast)
Saturday, February 29, 2020: Nice, Eze & Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
This morning venture into the hilltop village of Eze, situated in the Alpes-Maritimes. From there, you’ll head to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Referred to as the crown jewel of the French Riviera, where you’ll visit the impressive Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Your visit to the Villa is complete with lunch served in the charming tea room overlooking the Bay of Villefrance. Enjoy free time to relax and take in the laid-back atmosphere along the Riviera. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. Following dinner, celebrate the end of your trip in the most unforgettable way by attending one of the world’s oldest and most famous carnivals. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sunday, March 1, 2020: Depart to Philadelphia
After breakfast, transfer to Nice’s Cote d’Azur airport for your flight home and transportation to Central, PA. (Breakfast)
Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s).
Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by December 4, 2019. Solo Travelers Reward Club maximum voucher redemption: $100
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
August 23, 2019 - December 21, 2019 $500 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
December 22, 2019 - February 6, 2020 30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
February 7, 2020 - February 20, 2020 50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After February 20, 2020 NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airlines 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight schedules may contain code share agreements.
Temperatures in France in February average a high of 52 and a low of 45 degrees. Casual clothes that can be layered work best with at least one layer being fleece.
One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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