Henri Bendel - Ultimate Escape To The South Of France

6 days from $7,500 *
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The inspiration behind Henri Bendel's Summer Collection, few places in the world conjure up more glitz and glamour than the French Riviera, where you may well find yourself rubbing shoulders with jet-setting celebs in fabulous beaches, chic boutiques, stunning baroque architecture, and a luxury cruise in fashionable St Tropez. Your private guided tour begins in enchanting Nice, home of scenic landscapes, azure seas, world-class art, marvelous food and incredible historical heritage. Let your chauffer and private guide unveil the unforgettably gorgeous Cote d’Azur towns of Antibes, Cannes and Grasse. Visit the renowned Film Festival Palace in Cannes and stroll the famous La Croisette Boulevard. Enjoy a guided tour through the lyrical Provencal countryside to Grasse, the world capital of perfume, for your private guided perfumerie tour. Explore chic St Tropez and relax on its dazzling and elegant beaches. Cruise the gulf of Saint Tropez and millionaire's bay and visit storied villages with astounding views of the Mediterranean coastline. Your accommodation at the finest 5* hotels and enjoy the freedom and flexibility that traveling with expert private guide can provide. Relax during your trip with Kensington Tours’ 24/7 support and expert local guidance. Bon voyage! Enter to win this 5* trip at www.facebook.com/Kensingtontours ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Nice
    Nice
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Luxury Vehicle/Driver(7)
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant(9)
    • France - Welcome Package South(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Nice
    Nice
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Antibes, Cannes and Grasse with Perfumerie Visit (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(8)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Nice to St. Tropez
    Nice to St. Tropez
    • Nice - St. Tropez [1 hr 45 mins] - Luxury Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Golden Coast Road & Cruise (1.5 hrs shared) (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Cruise(2)
    • St. Tropez - Nice [Approx. 1 hr 45 mins] - Luxury Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Nice
    Nice
    • Tour - Private - Gourdon, Tourettes, Vence & St Paul de Vence (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(7)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Nice
    Nice
    • Self-Guided - Boardwalk of Nice
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Nice
    Nice
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Luxury Vehicle/Driver(7)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Nice

Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver. (A supplement for transfer between 8pm and 7am may be charged).

For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistance for you upon your arrival which will be waiting for you outside the customs. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Negresco (5*)

Negresco Hotel is designed from the Belle Epoque era and is located on Promenade des Anglais, overlooking the Bay of Angels in Nice. Built in 1912 and classified as a National Historic Monument in 1974, Hotel Negresco is one of the few remaining privately owned palaces still existing in the world. Jeanne Augier, owner and chairman, has created a unique living museum. Throughout the hotel, epic periods in the history of France are represented, from the renaissance to the 3rd Millennium. The 96 rooms and 21 suites are individually decorated, reflecting styles such as Louis XIII and Art Deco. Dine at the luxurious Michelin Star restaurant Le Chantecler and feast on Provence-inspired cuisine. The vibrantly coloured La Rotonde Brasserie features a simple menu full of creative surprises. Dine on the beautiful terrace, which opens onto the sea and the sun. Unwind with a refreshing cocktail while listening to the rhythm of jazz and Latino music at Le Relais Bar. Venture out into the city to explore local shops, or, visit the hotel’s partner private beach, Le Neptune. Negresco has also partnered with a local spa, which features massages, hairdressing, manicures and more. The concierge at Negresco Hotel are happy to arrange guests’ opera and theatre tickets, as well as any other activities.

Nice
Nice
Negresco Hotel
Negresco Hotel

Day 2: Nice

Enjoy a private half day tour and visit the Provencal towns of Antibes, Cannes and Grasse. After your hotel pick up by a private vehicle and driver-licensed guide, admire the sea view from la Garoupe, pass the celebrities villas of Cap d’Antibes and arrive by the ramparts in Antibes. Free time to discover Old Town, Billionaire’s Quay, home to dynastic yachts and overlooked by the 16 c. Fort Vauban. Enjoy the coast line to Golfe-Juan where Napoleon landed in 1815, Juan-Les-Pins, passing by the famous seafront and Pine Grove with trendy boutiques. In Cannes, city of Festivals, fireworks and film stars, stop at the Film Festival Palace and see the stars handprints, the shops, the sandy beaches and enjoy the famous Croisette Boulevard and the chic of Cannes. Get to Grasse, the world capital of perfume and enjoy a guided visit of the perfume factory Fragonard. Discover the old town of Grasse, before you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Negresco (5*)
Perfume bottles - Grasse
Perfume bottles - Grasse

Day 3: Nice - St. Tropez

Take a chauffeur driven transfer from Nice to St Tropez today. The transfer should take approximately one hour and 45 minutes. (Supplement will be charged for transfers between 8pm and 7am).

Enjoy a half day (5hr) private excursion exploring St Tropez and seeing some of the private villas of the stars who have villas in the area! Saint Tropez was formally both a Greek and Roman village, and here you will have the opportunity to take a shared (1hr - 1.5hr) cruise on the gulf of Saint Tropez. It is a beautiful cruise around St.Tropez and the millionaire's bay where you will be told about the history of Saint-Tropez, with the old fortifications, the Citadelle, La Ponch and La Glaye beaches. The commentary is accentuated on the houses of celebrities, the prices of the yachts and all the gossip of Saint-Tropez. You will sail very close to the coast which is very nice for taking photos and videos. 

Take a chauffeur driven transfer from St Tropez to Nice airport today for your onward travel. The transfer should take approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

Accommodation: Negresco (5*)
Port Grimaud
Port Grimaud

Day 4: Nice

Upon leaving Nice, we drive through the charming countryside of Provence. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After a short stop, winding down charming Loup Gorges, and taste Riviera’s speciality flower sweets at traditional Florian Confectionary. Photo stop by a provencal jewl: Tourrettes-sur-Loup. End the tour in the second most visited village in France: St Paul de Vence with ancient cobblestone lanes, fortified walls and art galleries, home of impressionist painters. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Nice.

Accommodation: Negresco (5*)
Gourdon
Gourdon

Day 5: Nice

Spend some time today exploring the city of Nice. Should you feel in any way active, you should head down to the boardwalk which parallels the azure waters of the Mediterranean. The temperature of the water is often warm enough to swim in year-round.

Accommodation: Negresco (5*)
Nice
Nice

Day 6: Nice

Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver. (A supplement for transfer between 8pm and 7am may be charged).

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Negresco (5*): Nice

Negresco Hotel is designed from the Belle Epoque era and is located on Promenade des Anglais, overlooking the Bay of Angels in Nice. Built in 1912 and classified as a National Historic Monument in 1974, Hotel Negresco is one of the few remaining privately owned palaces still existing in the world. Jeanne Augier, owner and chairman, has created a unique living museum. Throughout the hotel, epic periods in the history of France are represented, from the renaissance to the 3rd Millennium. The 96 rooms and 21 suites are individually decorated, reflecting styles such as Louis XIII and Art Deco. Dine at the luxurious Michelin Star restaurant Le Chantecler and feast on Provence-inspired cuisine. The vibrantly coloured La Rotonde Brasserie features a simple menu full of creative surprises. Dine on the beautiful terrace, which opens onto the sea and the sun. Unwind with a refreshing cocktail while listening to the rhythm of jazz and Latino music at Le Relais Bar. Venture out into the city to explore local shops, or, visit the hotel’s partner private beach, Le Neptune. Negresco has also partnered with a local spa, which features massages, hairdressing, manicures and more. The concierge at Negresco Hotel are happy to arrange guests’ opera and theatre tickets, as well as any other activities.

Negresco Hotel
Negresco Hotel
Negresco Hotel
Negresco Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Nancy L. — May 25, 2016 — Europe

    Thank you very much for all of your efforts. We had a wonderful trip to France. This was our third trip with Kensington. Once again it was perfect. The guides, hotels, drivers, suggestions, everything was lovely. It was rewarding to be able to plan the trip together. Thank you for your flexibility and expertise.

  • William C. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    We had a great time. Loved Amboise and Le Choisel and the chateau tour. Thanks

  • Betty H. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Once again Kensington did a magnificent job for us. They planned the tour around just what we wanted to see. The guides were very knowledgeable. The drivers were always on the dot and excellent as well.

  • Connie P. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    The sunset cruise on the island of Santorini was fabulous!

  • Elijah S. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Once again, Kensington Tours did not disappoint. Our accommodations in Greece were marvelous, the private vehicles were comfortable, and the selected itineraries were well planned. What truly made our vacation memorable were the tour guides. Everyone was professional, courteous, friendly, and possessed an impressive knowledge of history and culture. Our guides added a new level of appreciation and depth to our travels through Greece. We're already planning a repeat visit. Highest possible recommendation and bravo!

  • Andrea H. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    We really enjoyed our experience. Our guides were fantastic in each place we went and the hotels were also superb. Great experience.

  • Glen G. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Theresa planned a wonderful trip for us. The additional stopovers in Bratislava and Cesky Krumlov were fantastic. Guides were exceptional and really made the travel day worthwhile. All hotels were excellent. Well located within easy walking distance of prime city tourist areas, excellent breakfasts, very clean and comfortable. All of our guides were good - feel Monica in Vienna was exceptional - she really knew her stuff and was a wealth of knowledge.

  • Catherine B. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Andreia and Jose, our driver, were very professional. Andreia was knowledgeable, spoke very good English, and was very understanding and very helpful. Jose was an excellent driver. The car was very clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed and appreciated the personal attention and the tours provided at our own pace.

  • David J. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    The hotels were 3 star and in the center of the most interesting parts of the cities - just as I prefer. Guide Ion Dima was 5 star and a pleasure to be touring with.

  • Connie S. — May 18, 2016 — Europe

    Both my guides were extraordinary in their knowledge, rapport and professionalism.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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