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Provence & the Côte d'Azur

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STUDENT TOURS TO PROVENCE & THE CÔTE D'AZUR

From its clifftop roads to its endless blue waters, the French Riviera will have you and your students getting all of the feels. Whether you come for the food, for the history or the adventure, this tour will have you soaring on spectacular memories for years to come!

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Our tours begin with... 

Day 1
  • Overnight flight towards Nice - Côte d'Azur;

Day 2

  • Arrival in Nice. Time to begin this incredible trip!    
  • Get to know why so many artists have been inspired by the charming medieval town of Saint-Paul de Vence on an orientation tour with your tour leader, followed by some free time to explore on your own;
  • Re-energize from your travels with a good night of sleep in Nice;

Day 3

  • Discover the capital of the French Riviera with the help of a local guide! Explore Nice's colorful markets, admire its baroque churches and walk through its narrow streets that will have you travelling back in time;
  • Act like the rich and famous as you roam the famous Formula One streets of Monaco on an orientation tour with your tour leader to see the Prince's Palace, Port Hercules and the sumptuous super yachts moored in the waters, and more;
  • Learn all about the perfume process on a guided tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory in Eze;
Day 4
  • All aboard! You're headed for the waters of the gorgeous Verdon Regional Park, where you'll canoe from the Gorges du Verdon to the Beaudinard Canyon with a local guide. Discover the breathtaking limestone cliffs, the gorgeous caves, and learn about the interesting fauna that surrounds the area;
  • We bet it won't take long to fall asleep tonight! Enjoy a relaxing sleep in Aix-en-Provence;
Day 5
  • On a walking tour with your tour leader, discover the ancient bastides, the fountains, the small alleys, and baroque architecture of Aix-en-Provence;
  • Put your taste buds to the test because we've got some candy to eat! Head out for a guided tour of the Museum of Calissons, a delicious traditional French sweet;
  • Visit the Marius Fabre soap factory in Salon-de-Provence to learn about the process of traditional soap making; 
  • Named one of the prettiest villages in France and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Les Baux de Provence is nothing short of amazing. Visit the village and make your way up to the famous fortress for a stunning view of the city; 
  • Tonight you'll be staying in Arles. Sleep tight and be ready for tomorrow!
Day 6
  • Get ready for a local experience at Manade Fernay! Admire the rice fields and discover the flora and fauna that is so typical to the Camargue region as you go herd horses and bulls with a local herdsman;
  • Visit the famous Arena of Nîmes and take a step back in time as you unveil the many secrets of this Roman amphitheater that dates back to the first century;
  • Enjoy your overnight stay in Avignon this evening;
Day 7
  • Learn about the Pont du Gard, the ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River, during your guided visit of the bridge;
  • Follow a local guide on a walking tour of Avignon's historical center famous for the Palace of the Popes, one of the most recognized places in French history, and for the Saint-Bézenet Bridge, also known as the Pont d'Avignon;
  • Spend the night in Marseille. Sleep tight;
Day 8
  • Head out for a walking tour of Marseille with a local guide to uncover 2600 years of history of the oldest city in France; 
  • Sail away to discover the 6 main Calanques (rocky inlets) between Marseille and Cassis;
  • Wrap up your trip with some free time in Marseille. Shop 'til you drop at Les Terrasses du Vieux Port, head to Les Catalans Beach, or visit the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean! All great options, good luck choosing;

Day 9

  • With your head and luggage full of memories, make your way to Marseille Provence Airport to catch your flight home. À la prochaine!
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9 TO 12 Days
Year-Round
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for an additional 3 days of fun in France.

Tour leader pointint the Pont du Gard
Group pic on the beach in Nice
Landscape in Baux de Provence

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