Paris & the French Riviera by Rail

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
7 days
From: $ 1,596 $ 228 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 9 days!
  • The Tootbus Must-See Paris Hop-on/Hop-off Tour + River Cruise (48 hours)

Short Description

Arrive in Paris and spend the next three nights on an amazing adventure, touring the famous city, experiencing its culture and history by day, and revisiting landmarks by night to see why Paris is called the City of Light.

Take a dreamy rail ride through the country to Nice where you will take on another three action packed days, adventuring through towns and villages, lounging on the beach, and wandering through French fruit and flower markets.

Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Paris
End City France

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Paris!

Bonjour! You'll be transferred to your hotel to check in and get settled. Relax with a bottle of french wine or a cozy drink from a local cafe.

Day 2 Paris

Start using your hop-on/hop-off bus and explore the City of Light.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner tonight!

Day 3 Paris

Spend the day continuing to use your 2-day Hop-on/Hop-Off pass. 

Visit the landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe. Then, take the time to wander through the gardens of Luxembourg and revel in the quiet beauty of Montparnasse.

Visit the Palais-Royal Gardens, a delightful (nearly secret) haven made up of gardens and storefronts tucked behind the walls of a 17th century palace. Paris is begging to be discovered again and again.

Day 4 Paris - Nice

Board your train from Paris to Nice and check into your next hotel! Begin exploring everything the French Riviera has to offer, from Menton to Saint-Raphaël, via Monaco, and from the Mediterranean coast to the peaks of Mercantour.

Day 5 Nice

Day two of your adventure awaits. Pack it full with activities or walk the Promenade des Anglais, commonly called Promenade or La Prom for short. It's a walk along the pebbly shore of Nice's beach and it's a lovely place to stroll with friends or loved ones.

Day 6 Nice

Today is your last day! Pick up souvenirs, grab those last few photos, or visit sights you haven't seen yet. 

You can take an early morning walk through Cours Saleya, a fruit, veggie and flower market that smells like paradise and is doused in color, or you can wander through museums, go shopping, get lost in Nice's lovely Old Town or luxuriate on the beach.

Day 7 Depart France

Au revior, France. Check out with new memories. You'll be transferred to Nice Airport for your departing flight. Until next time!

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Price Per Day: $ 228 per day

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Paris & the French Riviera by Rail

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Most organized and easy to use site!

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Honestly this is one of the first times I ever buy a package deal like this one and I was very impressed with how professional and well timed everything was. They had all of our paperwork and tickets ready, I can’t even think of one time where anything went wrong or was wrong, very nice people I will definitely buy another trip soon!
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Good value and ligit package.

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Good value and ligit package.

I love discounted and the reservation…

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I love discounted and the reservation was quickly.

Too many flight changes

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Too many flight changes, so that was a nightmire. Lost luggage, wrong seats. Couldn't upgrade hotels.
So was adequate, but took away from the enjoyment
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We had an amazing time in Iceland

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We had an amazing time in Iceland. The excursions with our package were very good. We had one small issue and customer service worked it out. Very happy
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WARNING!

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WARNING!

This company seems like the right choice based on price. BEWARE! DO NOT USE! They are not helpful prior to trip. They mislead you when you speak with customer service. We took a trip to Ireland and were told by customer service that the hotel was in Sligo and Cork after asking prior to our trip. When we arrived, the hotels were both over one hour out in very small towns. This is one hour to the city we were told we were going to by customer service and one hour back.

The rental car we got prior to trip with our package, we paid to upgrade to a larger car. Then we paid extra to have an automatic car. When we arrived, we were told that we could have paid much less by just doing it onsite at Dublin airport. The car rental was in shock for how much Great Value charged us for the car rental.

You can save a lot of money if you book this Ireland trip on your own. And save many headaches. The kicker to all of this is when I got home and tried to speak with customer service. The lady told me she could not do anything to help me. I must instead email a supervisor. I did have email communication with GVV and they were quite snappy and rude. They refused to help me in any way. I asked them to change their wording so that the next customer would not be misled like we were. I would NEVER recommend nor use this company. There are too many reputable tour groups out there.

Please don't waste your money on a company that does not care about you.

**Edited**
In response to the reply that GVV gave to my negative review.

It is pleasing to see how quickly you can reply to a negative review. If only you were so quick to respond to my queries prior to my trip.

To begin, my review is public. However, it is NOT OK to include my name when replying to a review when the name was not included by me in my review of you.

Next, when responding to my review you must be truthful. For you to say: "We are not surprised to receive this review as we did not agree to your request for a cash refund in exchange for you not posting a negative review." is false. In my initial phone call to customer service I was told to tell you what I wanted. Since you never asked, in my email communication toy I stated "I will be happy to complete your survey with my negative concerns and complete multiple reviews on your company if you choose to not correct this grand misleading mistake. I do not want to receive a discount for a future trip. I believe some money back to me is fair due to the amount of gas money and time I lost for travel due to the poor locations of the hotels."

I did not say I was disappointed with the hotels in Cork and Sligo. I said I was angered that I was misled by customer service prior to my trip when they did not inform me the distance to the cities on the tour. I asked if they were centrally located and was told that they were. Again, when I arrived, I discovered that they were over two hours round trip, without traffic. My initial communication to you was to inform that this was misleading. Your company seemed to be defensive of my comments from the start.

I called customer service before the trip because you switched my hotel in Dublin. My original hotel was one 45 minutes away from the city. You switched me to a hotel that was in Dublin after finding the original hotel was unable to host us. The new hotel in the city was centrally located. Great news. But the closest parking garage was 3/4 mile away. Perhaps you could suggest a hotel in the future that has closer parking so that when your flight is at 7am one does not need to walk the streets of Dublin at 5am.

My complaint to you is the absolute disdain and lack of concern that you have for customers after the trip. Even after my trip was booked I was unsuccessful at receiving any positive support.

I do not want this communication to continue. You are trying to prove your point as I am mine. But keep in mind, you should not use the name of the consumer if they did not disclose first themselves. Please check
in house legal for affirmation. Also, please be accurate and truthful when disclosing your side.

Just as you had to get the last word to our email thread by sarcastically stating "dully noted".

Your lack of professionalism speaks volumes. Perhaps this is why you get so many complaints and low stars on your reviews.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

Independent

Accommodations

  • Le Patio Bastille
  • Villa Beaumarchais
  • Villa Pantheon
  • Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche
  • Hotel La Perouse
  • Hotel West End Nice
  • Hotel Aston La Scala Nice
  • Hotel Suisse Nice

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