Paris & the French Riviera by Rail

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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 a...
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Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • 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)

What's this trip about?

    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.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityParis
End CityFrance

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • Europe
  • France

Attractions

  • Nice
  • Paris

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Trains & Rail

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Paris (CDG), out of Nice (NCE)
    • Round-trip airport transfers
    • 3 nights in Paris at the Mercure Paris Place d'italie Hotel, or similar
    • The Tootbus Must-See Paris Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour + River Cruise (48-hour)
    • Rail from Paris to Nice (standard class)
    • 3 nights in Nice at Splendid Hotel & Spa, or similar
    • Breakfast daily

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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....

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 From $1,596
Price per day$228
Last Updated: 0/11/2023

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