Day 6 NICE (Breakfast)
Your official local guide picks you up for a morning half-day city sight seeing tour of Nice and you have the choice to visit either Matisse OR Chagall Museum. Afterwards transfer to Monaco and Monte Carlo via Eze to spend a leisurely afternoon.
Day 7 PARIS (Breakfast) Transfer to the station for a TGV high-speed train ride to Paris. Say "bonjour" to Paris on your en route orientation tour to hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 8 PARIS (Breakfast) Today's program is a full day city sight seeing tour. Your official local Guide will show you all the major attractions like Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe, Champs de Mars and Eiffel Tower, the Grands Boulevards with all the chic shops, the town hall, St. Germain-des-Pres, the Latin quarter and more. Depending on your preference you will enjoy a guided visit of either Musee d' Orsay OR Musee du Louvre in the afternoon.
Day 9 PARIS (Breakfast) Transfer to Chateau d' Auvers to visit an exhibition called "trip back to the Time of the Impressionists". Then you visit van Gogh's House. It was here that this illustrious artist lived during his stay at Auvers-sur-Oise. However, it also became his last home since on July 29, 1890 Van Gogh died in his room after shooting himself in the chest. The Restored room has kept intact the memory of this artist who lived an extremely simple life. Of all the houses where van Gogh lived, the one at Auvers-sur-Oise is the only one that has kept its original decor. Continue to Giverny to visit Monnet's House and garden before transfer back to Paris. Those who whish may go out for a Gala dinner and show at one of the Cabarets.
Day 10 DEPARTURE (Breakfast) Your last breakfast in Paris. Find a way to get everything you bought packed into a suitcase and transfer to the airport for your flight home taking with you so many impressions.
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Day 2 BARCELONA (Welcome Dinner and Flamenco Show) Bienvenido en Espana. Meet and greet service upon arrival in Barcelona by your professional, multilingual Tour Manager. Transfer to your hotel with your deluxe touring coach with orientation tour en route. Check in at hotel and remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy your welcome Dinner and Flamenco show tonight.
Day 3 BARCELONA (Breakfast) Meet your official local guide for a full day city sight seeing tour of Barcelona. See the major attractions, walk through the Gothic quarter and visit Gaudi's most popular work: "La Cathedral de la familia sagrada" (the cathedral of the holy family). After some free time for Lunch continue your tour with a guided visit to either the Joan Miro Museum OR the Picasso Museum. Barcelona houses the most important collection of Picassos' early works from his student years (1895-1904). Also exhibited are some of his works from 1917, including his pieces from the collaboration with Diaghilev's Russian Ballet and the "las Meninas" series inspired by Velazques' painting.
Day 4 ARLES (Breakfast, Dinner) Leave Barcelona and drive northwards to Figueres to visit the Salvador Dali Museum. After an independent lunch break continue your journey to Arles for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 NICE (Breakfast, Dinner) After breakfast your Tour Manager takes you on an orientation tour of Arles, Pont du Gard and Nimes. Then travel on to Avignon for a local guided sightseeing tour including either the Palace of the Popes OR the Angladon-Dubrugeaud foundation (featuring paintings of Cézanne, Sisley, Manet, Derain, Picasso, Modigliani and Van Gogh). In the evening you arrive in Nice for dinner and overnight.