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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Negresco Hotel (5*) 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.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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