Arrive Paris, France
Arrive in Paris, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner.
Paris | Private Tour of the Espace Dalí
Today, take the Metro to Montmartre and ride a funicular to the Espace Dalí, which you privately tour, viewing the great surrealist’s works. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the district, followed by lunch — and the remainder of your day — at leisure.
Dijon/Beaune | Bullet Train to Dijon
Ride Like a Local on one of France’s TGV high-speed trains, breezing through the countryside to Burgundy. Arrive in Dijon for lunch and a walking tour of its historic center. Proceed to Beaune, where you stay tonight.
Beaune | Hands-On Cooking School Experience
Stroll to the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu. Then, learn secrets from an expert on how to prepare truffles, during a hands-on Chef’s Table experience with lunch.
Beaune/Lyon | Day Trip Through Wine Country
On a day-long drive along the wine routes between Beaune and Lyon, enjoy an exclusive tour of a private winery in Julienas in the Beaujolais region, including a tasting followed by lunch. Then, visit Château des Ravatyes, a winery operated by the Louis Pasteur Institute. Continue to Lyon.
Lyon | Exclusive Silk Workshop Visit
Stroll Les Halles de Paul Bocuse markets, noted for gourmet food ingredients, followed by a walking tour of the historic Old Town led by a local guide. Later, make an exclusive visit to a famed silk workshop, Atelier de Soierie.
Lyon/Avignon | Wine Tasting in the Rhône Valley
Follow the Rhône River valley, stopping for lunch and a wine tasting in the Chàteauneuf-du-Pape region, before proceeding to historic Avignon.
Avignon | Lavender & Olive Oil
Visit Iles-sur-la-Sorgue, home of Provence’s largest weekly market. Later, visit a family-owned lavender farm, and taste olive oil at a local producer. Lunch in Gordes, with magnificent views of the Luberon National Park.
Avignon/Pont du Gard | Lunch Beside the Aqueduct
On a walking tour of Avignon, view the Palais des Papes. Travel to Pont du Gard, enjoy lunch beside the Roman aqueduct and then walk across it to visit the museum.
Avignon/Aix-en-Provence/Vence | Cézanne
Depart for sunny Aix-en-Provence to explore the workshop of Paul Cézanne, guided by a local expert. Continue to Vence and your hotel. Then, meet the locals and get some coaching in the quintessential French pastime of pétanque. Try a friendly game and share a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the stunning Mediterranean.
Grasse | Private Perfume Factory Workshop
Travel to Grasse to visit the International Perfume Museum and attend a private workshop at the Fragonard Villa-Museum, creating a personal scent to take home. This afternoon, stop by the beach for a cocktail by the sea, and then return to the hotel for your farewell dinner.
Today, transfer to the airport at Nice and depart.