Ladies, join us in Nice, France! September 26-October 4, 2024
Join the Women Who Wander and Bon Voyage Boutique Travel on a trip to the French Riviera! Join us as we uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches, and elegant allure of the Cote d'Azur. Spend time in the fairytale principality of Monaco. Discover the opulence of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Gardens. Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Cannes. Watch artisans create fragrant perfumes in Grasse. Unpack your bags just once and stay at a single hotel for your entire adventure. It's time you lived a bit of the good life!
Day 1: Thursday, September 26, 2024
The day starts with a coach transfer from Neenah to Chicago O'Hare. Your overnight flight will take you to beautiful Nice, France.
Day 2: Friday, September 27, 2024
Your tour commences 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. Check-in at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Nice and freshen up. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Vieux Nice featuring Mediterranean-inspired French cuisine.
Day 3: Saturday, September 28, 2024
Step into the shoes of a local and navigate the Tram this morning. Get familiar with the routes and use it to your advantage during some free time. With a local expert, discover Nice by meandering through the city's famed and colorful flower market. Then, delve into the Old Town, sampling local delicacies while on a tasting tour. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps you'll return to your hotel and stroll along the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais. You may even stay downtown and visit one of Nice's world-class art galleries, such as the Chagall or the Matisse Museums. Maybe you'll find your favorite café for the week and soak in the local life.
Day 4: Sunday, September 29, 2024
Travel along the spectacular Corniche coastal road to the Principality of Monaco. On a walking tour, view the changing of the guards and visit the Cathedral of Monaco- the permanent resting place of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. Then it's your choice! Explore the tiny Principality on a panoramic Little Train tour taking you across to Monte Carlo for views of its famous Casino OR visit the Oceanographic Museum, perusing its aquarium and the collection of fossils and skeletons amassed by the great researcher Jacques Cousteau.
Day 5: Monday, September 30, 2024
Today, learn the secrets of perfume making during a hands-on workshop and tour of the Fragonard Perfumery, where fragrant formulations have been prepared since 1782. Spend time soaking up the atmosphere of this charming Provencal hill town before returning to Nice for an evening at leisure. Perhaps you'll join for an optional excursion that takes you to the most Italian, French village of Menton. After working up an appetite, savor a peaceful dinner in the medieval Village of Eze.
Day 6: Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Journey to Cannes and rub elbows with Europe's elite. Walk in the footsteps of celebrities when you see the Film Festival Palace and the iconic red carpet featured during the Cannes Film Festival. During free time, explore the cobbled lanes of the Le Suquet neighborhood or the lively Forville farmer's market. Then, sail across the Bay of Cannes to the tiny island of Saint-Honorat, belonging to the monks of Lerins Abbey. Pause for a taste of the locally produced wine before returning to Nice in the late afternoon. Back in Nice this evening, savor a wine-paired tasting menu highlighting the delights of the South of France.
Day 7:Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, referred to as the crown jewel of the French Riviera, where you'll visit the impressive Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Uncover the lush gardens replete with jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Your visit to the villa is complete with lunch served in the charming tearoom overlooking the Bay of Villefranche. Back in Nice, enjoy free time to relax and take in the laid-back atmosphere along the Riviera. Perhaps you'll set off in search of the whimsical architecture of St. Nicholas' cathedral.
Day 8: Thursday, October 3, 2024
This morning, venture to historic St. Paul de Vence, situated atop a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside of Provence. Explore this walled medieval village, soaking in its distinctive light said to have inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall, and other artists. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip.
Day 9: Friday, October 4, 2024
Depart for home with many wonderful memories of your journey through the Cote d'Azur. After you arrive back in Chicago, a coach will take you back to Neenah.
Pricing and Inclusions
$5179 per person based on double occupancy $6799 for single occupancy
Tour Inclusions: Roundtrip transfer from Neenah to Chicago O'Hare Economy airfare from Chicago 8-nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel Nice 7 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners All tours mentioned in the itinerary Gratuities
Payment Schedule: $698 per person deposit is due upon booking Final payment is due July 19, 2024
Optional: Travel Protection- $449 per person Upgrade to business class for $4190 per person Upgrade to a Standard Sea View at the Radisson Blu Hotel Nice- $525 per person Refreshing Menton and a Taste of Eze- $85 per person
Optional Paris Extension
Day 9: Friday, October 4, 2024
Head to the airport this morning for your flight to the French Capital. In less than 2 hours, you'll be in Paris, the "City of Light." For dinner, get a taste of the city's local flavors at a local Parisian restaurant. As the day draws to a close, admire the city from a relaxing sightseeing cruise, passing by illuminated landmarks as you drift softly along the Seine. Settle into your hotel, just steps away from the Eiffel Tower. Today dinner will be included.
Day 10: Saturday, October 5, 2024
Step into the shoes of a local and navigate Le Metro. Get to know this underground system with a local pro, giving you the freedom to set off later as you wish. First stop - the hip neighborhood of Montmartre. Blending artistic roots and quirky modernity, this 18th arrondissement neighborhood is home to classical painters and cultural provocateurs. Venture into the Musee de Montmartre and glimpse the roots of cabaret and the lives of Paris' most famous artists, before taking advantage of time at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps you'll browse the shops of L'Opera District, where you'll have time to peruse luxury Parisian retailers or take a stroll down the Champs-Elysees and pause at a local café for some people watching. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 11: Sunday, October 6, 2024
It's your last day in Paris - how will you spend it? Perhaps you'll explore Le Marais. This trendy district abounds with winding streets, gorgeous old mansions, and independent boutiques. Meander through the flourishing trees and bright grassy patches of Place des Vosges, the oldest planned town square in all of Paris. Or maybe you'll stroll down to the Ile de la Cite, the island set in the heart of Paris to take in the progress of restoration efforts of the awe-inspiring Notre Dame Cathedral. No matter how you spend your day- you'll get a true taste of the Parisian lifestyle. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 12: Monday, October 7, 2024
Wish Paris goodbye as you transfer to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast will be included today. When you arrive in Chicago, a transfer will take you back to Neenah.
Cost for Extension: $1549 per person based on double occupancy $2049 for single occupancy
Inclusions: Flight from Nice to Paris 3-night stay in Paris All tours mentioned in the itinerary 3 breakfasts and 1 Dinner Air from Paris back to Chicago