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  • Gaze out over Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower.
  • Taste France’s finest wines at famed Bordeaux vineyards and Provence’s top wineries.
  • Explore the enchanting medieval castles of the Loire Valley.
  • Tour the Grand Prix circuit in glamorous Monte Carlo.
  • Enjoy private rides and a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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France has something for every sense: the sight of the elm-lined Champs-Élysées lit up at night, the sound of church bells ringing out over Avignon, the full-bodied flavor of a ruby-red Bordeaux, the aroma of fresh-from-the-oven baguettes, the feel of centuries-old cobblestone beneath your feet. The world’s number-one travel destination has enough experiences to fill several lifetimes, and the greatest challenge facing a visitor is deciding what to do first. This far-ranging trip touches five of the country’s most beloved regions — Paris, the Loire, Bordeaux, Provence, and the Côte d'Azur — with signature experiences in each one.

It begins in Paris, the City of Lights, witnessing landmarks like Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower with a private guide. Then, discover the lavish Palace of Versailles, an symbol of the lavish royalty of France prior to the French Revolution. Next, it’s on to the Loire Valley, the sprawling UNESCO-protected “Garden of France” that’s home to lavish chateaus, medieval towns, and some of the country’s top vineyards. Stroll through the grounds on privately guided tours of historic French chateaus like Chenonceau, Chambord, and Cheverny. In Bordeaux, take a guided tour of three prestigious Médoc wineries (with a tasting session, of course) and explore the medieval village of Saint-Émilion. Later in Provence, tour the historic Roman-influenced town of Orange with a private guide before a wine-tasting appointment in a Châteauneuf-du-Pape cellar, then take a tour of the olive groves and vineyards, the Pont du Gard aqueduct, and hilltop towns like Gordes and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Arrive to Nice, charming seaside gem, and enjoy an afternoon in Monaco and a glamorous evening in Monte Carlo, complete with dinner on a terrace overlooking Casino Square. This grandest of tours concludes in red-carpet style with visits to Cannes, the perfume mecca of Grasse, medieval Gourdon, and enchanting Saint-Paul-de-Vence. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Paris
    Paris
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • France - Welcome Package Paris & South
    Grand Hotel du Palais Royal (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 2 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Eiffel Tower (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Grand Hotel du Palais Royal (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 3 Paris to Amboise
    Paris to Amboise
    • Small Group Tour - 1/2 Day Palace of Versailles (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide (AM)
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Paris - Amboise [1-2.5 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Amboise
    Amboise
    • Private Tour - Loire Valley Castles & Winery Discovery (with Wine Tasting, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Amboise to Bordeaux
    Amboise to Bordeaux
    • Private Transfer - Amboise - Bordeaux [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • At Leisure
    InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 6 Bordeaux
    Bordeaux
    • Small Group Tour - The Great Cabernets Of The Medoc (with Tastings, 8.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 7 Bordeaux
    Bordeaux
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Saint-Emilion (with Wine Tasting, 4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 8 Bordeaux to Avignon
    Bordeaux to Avignon
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Bordeaux - Avignon [6 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station (TGV) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 9 Avignon
    Avignon
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Orange & Rhone Valley Wine (with Wine Tasting, 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 10 Avignon
    Avignon
    • Small Group Tour - All of Provence in a Day Tour (10 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 11 Avignon to Nice
    Avignon to Nice
    • Private Transfer - Train Station (TGV) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Avignon - Nice [3.5 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Self-Guided - Boardwalk of Nice
  • Day 12 Nice
    Nice
    • Morning at Leisure
    • Small Group Tour - Monaco & Monte Carlo (with Dinner, 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 13 Nice
    Nice
    • Small Group Tour - French Riviera and the Villages Beyond (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 14 Nice
    Nice
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Paris

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you outside of airport customs, holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel du Palais Royal (B) (Superior Room)

Situated between the Louvre and Opera, the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal is an essential Parisian address, a refined haven in the heart of Paris where architecture, culture and gastronomy blend with the most exclusive boutiques. The hotel is nestled in a magnificent 18th century building, parts of which are officially designated a historic monument. All 68 rooms and suites are luxuriously equipped with Pierre-Yves Rochon’s decor, while an on-site spa and restaurant, staff trained in the tradition of luxury French hotels, and the unique location in Paris make the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal the new address for Parisian chic.

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Paris
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel du Palais
Grand Hotel du Palais

Day 2: Paris

With your private guide and driver, embark on a half-day exploration into the history of Paris, while bearing witness to all of the must-see highlights in the City of Lights. Make your way to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and home to the cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the most famous Catholic churches in the world. In Le Marais district, a chic quarter known for its food, you can see the stunning Place des Vosges, a historic planned square formerly populated by Parisian nobility. After, make your way to see the courtyards of the world famous Louvre, the largest palace and museum in Europe. Admire breathtaking architecture while your guide stimulates the imagination with tales and legends from the palace's past. Continue on to learn about Paris at the time of Napoleon as you see the imposing Arc de Triomphe on the renowned Champs-Elysees, then learn about the World's Fair held in 1900 as you head over towards the Eiffel Tower, and Trocadéro – which boasts the best view of the Tower in the entire city! Head up the Eiffel Tower with your guide, and see the city's true beauty from the third floor observation deck, where the views are remarkable.

Please note: Eiffel Tower tickets are subject to availability.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel du Palais Royal (B) (Superior Room)
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Eiffel Tower

Day 3: Paris - Amboise

With a pickup at your hotel, embark on a half-day small group tour to Versailles, exploring the iconic palace with a driver-guide, and up to 8 total participants. One of the world's most illustrious monuments, the Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France and their courts from 1682, until the French Revolution in 1789. With priority access, follow your driver-guide straight to the front of the line, entering this UNESCO World Heritage Site to visit the most beautiful rooms inside the palace: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms dedicated to different gods, and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, which include the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others. Also, marvel at the sparkling Hall of Mirrors of Versailles, a large reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the celebrated architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Afterwards enjoy some free time to stroll through the palace's stunning grounds and formal gardens before a return transfer to your hotel.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Paris to Amboise. Approximate travel times range between 1 hour to 2.5 hours, depending on scheduled departures.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Accommodation: Le Choiseul

Le Choiseul is a boutique castle hotel in Amboise, comprised of three charming manor houses dating from the 15th-18th centuries. With an idyllic location overlooking the River Loire, Le Choiseul sits at the foot of the iconic Château d’Amboise. Close to most of the Loire Valley’s finest châteaux, the hotel has beautiful terraced gardens bordered by Troglodyte caves, stunning river views and the choice of two exciting restaurants. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing, with 28 light and airy guestrooms featuring antiques and attractive classic furnishings. Wander around the delightful gardens to admire the Italian sculptures, dine at the on-site gastronomic restaurant while looking out across the Loire, or take to the terrace for a glass of Vouvray Moelleux. Welcome to your peaceful Loire Valley retreat.

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Versailles
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Amboise
Amboise

Day 4: Amboise

Spend the day exploring the castles and wineries of the picturesque Loire Valley in the company of your private driver-guide. After being picked up from your hotel, you'll first head to the 16th century Chateau de Chenonceau, visiting one of the most iconic chateaux in the Loire Valley. Built in a Gothic-Renaissance style, and existing in entirety over top of the River Cher, this stunning white castle is known as the ladies castle for having ties to famous French women, one of which being Catherine de Medici. The magnificent Renaissance gardens are rather spectacular, and feature an old medieval keep, the last vestige of the original 12th century castle structure. Continue to the town of Cheverny where you'll take a tour of a local winery, and delight your palate with a wine tasting of a Cheverny wine, the favorite wines of King Francois I. In the afternoon, you'll make your way to the magnificent Chateau de Chambord, visiting the masterpiece of the Loire Valley chateaux. Built in the 17th century by Francois I, it's the second largest castle in all of France, featuring 440 rooms of opulence, and an unimaginable 365 fire places- one for every day of the year. Conclude your day on arrival back to Amboise.

Accommodation: Le Choiseul
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chambord

Day 5: Amboise - Bordeaux

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Bordeaux. Approximate travel time is 3.5 hours.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel (B) (Superior Room)

The lavish InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel faces the impressive Grand Theater, and is located within the Golden Triangle, the finest shopping and pedestrian area of Bordeaux. Elegant as it was in the past, respecting its colorful history and offering the finest world class hospitality, InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel offers luxury guestrooms and suites equipped with the latest technology, and finer touches like heated marble bathrooms. Guests are invited to rejuvenate with some personalized treatments at the on-site spa, while a gastronomic journey awaits the gourmands, with a pair of marquee restaurants by celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Day 6: Bordeaux

Enjoy a full day small group tour accompanied by a driver-guide through the Medoc wine region, where some of the most famous wineries of Bordeaux are located. Meet outside the central tourism office of Bordeaux and depart in a vehicle alongside no more than 19 other participants, traveling with a driver-guide along the famed castle road through renowned appellations such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or Saint Estephe, where you can spot some of the most famous chateaus such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer or Chateau Pichon Longueville. Designed as an introduction to the wines and blends of the left bank in which Cabernet Sauvignon is king, your day will consist of visits and wine tastings at three prestigious classified growth Chateaus of different appellations. During these visits you'll learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process as well as the techniques used during the wine making. Conclude your day with a return transfer to the tour's initial meeting point.

Accommodation: InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel (B) (Superior Room)
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Wine Tasting
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Day 7: Bordeaux

Meet your private driver-guide and set out on a half-day tour to the famed commune of Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its unique Cultural Landscape. An hour east of Bordeaux, the history of the village goes back to medieval times. You'll spot fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. Renowned for its wine, the Romans were the ones who originally planted the vineyards as early as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by world famous Angelus winery. The pinnacle of your experience will be a visit to a carefully selected Grand Cru winery, where you'll be treated to a wine tasting of world class wine. Afterward, conclude with a return drive to Bordeaux.

Accommodation: InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel (B) (Superior Room)
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Saint-Emilion
Saint-Emilion

Day 8: Bordeaux - Avignon

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Bordeaux to Avignon. Approximate travel time is 6 hours, typically with a connection in either Arles, Nimes or Paris Montparnasse.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Accommodation: Hotel De L`Horloge

The charming Hotel de L'Horloge is set in a 19th century building overlooking the picturesque Place de L'Horloge in the historic center of Avignon. Here, within walking distance of the UNESCO-listed Palais de Papes and the iconic Pont d'Avignon bridge, 66 modern and cozy guestrooms await, all traditionally furnished with a soft color scheme, many boasting excellent views into the city. The doors of Hotel de L'Horloge open onto many restaurants, café terraces, and narrow cobbled streets, offering an ideal location from which to explore the treasures of Avignon and Provence.

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Hotel De L'Horloge
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lounge
Lounge

Day 9: Avignon

Meet your private driver-guide and transportation for a half-day tour which takes in the historic Roman city of Orange, and the wine of the Rhone Valley. First, head to Orange for a panoramic tour of this ancient city, dating back over 2,000 years. Gaze upon the stunning Triumphal Arch of Orange - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of the glory of Roman imperialism in antiquity. Also sharing in the UNESCO World Heritage title is the Roman Theater of Orange, one of the most well-preserved theaters of the Roman Empire, a relic from 20 centuries ago. Visit the 7,000 seat venue which brought the people together, and distracted them from the political agenda of the day with spectacle and entertainment. From here, take a scenic drive through the vineyards between Orange and nearby Chateauneuf-du-Pape, stopping to enjoy a guided wine tasting in a local cellar, offering a nice introduction to the wines of the Rhone Valley, with explanations on the terroir, grape varietals, vinification, and aging cellars. Conclude the tour on arrival back to Avignon.

Accommodation: Hotel De L`Horloge
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch

Day 10: Avignon

You will be picked up from hotel by an English speaking driver-guide for a small group excursion exploring the beautiful villages and countryside of Provence. Head to Roussillon, built at the top of an ocher cliff, and providing visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature. Continue to Gordes, a village erected on the top of a cliff. Its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they are sitting. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well. Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard - the most well-preserved aqueduct of the Roman period in France, dating back 2,000 years, before stopping off at the picturesque medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence, with its historical center, beautiful 16th century houses, and Romanesque St-Vincent Church. Make a photo stop at the triumphal arch and mausoleum in Saint Rémy de Provence, located in an olive grove, before returning to Avignon.

Accommodation: Hotel De L`Horloge
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard

Day 11: Avignon - Nice

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Avignon to Nice. Approximate travel time is 3.5 hours.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

One of the jewels of Nice is its boardwalk, the Promenade des Anglais, which parallels the azure waters of the Mediterranean. With time at leisure, why not venture over to take in some of the refreshing sea breezes and even dip your feet in the water. It's typically warm enough to swim in year-round, and you're sure to see locals and visitors alike taking advantage.

Accommodation: Hotel La Perouse

Hotel La Pérouse is located at the foot of Castle Hill, in the heart of Nice, with a breathtaking view of the legendary Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels). Here visitors can enjoy classic Mediterranean style with contemporary comforts, and an air of seclusion. The rooftop opens up to a picturesque terrace surrounded by the gardens of the Castle Hill, and with majestic views of the sea. An on-site restaurant rests under lemon trees in the cool atmosphere of a genuine Mediterranean garden, while the hotel's 56 guestrooms offer the ideal quiet and peaceful setting to enjoy your time on the French Riviera.

France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nice
Nice
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nice
Nice

Day 12: Nice

This morning, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Depart your hotel in the company of a driver-guide and a small group of up to 8 participants, heading out on an evening tour to the glamorous town of Monte Carlo in Monaco. Depart Nice along the coastal road with its quaint villages, marinas, and panoramic viewpoints, stopping en route at the charming medieval village of Eze and for its amazing view, before joining the famous Grande Corniche road leading to Monaco. Tour the Grand Prix circuit and then enjoy a 3-course dinner with a glass of wine or soft drink on the terrace at Le Café de Paris, overlooking the Grand Prix circuit below. There will be time at leisure to enjoy the chic atmosphere of Casino Square as you see fit before returning to Nice. While most of the casinos have free entrance, anyone wishing to enter the Grand Casino (entrance payable on the spot) must have a valid passport and business casual attire. 

Accommodation: Hotel La Perouse
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Casino Square Monte Carlo
Casino Square Monte Carlo

Day 13: Nice

Departing from your hotel, enjoy a full day small group tour of the French Riviera and the medieval villages beyond. In the company of a professional driver-guide, and alongside no more than 8 participants, you'll first head to Cannes where you'll get to stroll the famous Croisette Boulevard, contemplating red carpet glamour as you pass the Film Festival Palace, designer shops and smart, sandy beaches. Drive through the charming inland countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry. Here you'll be treated to a guided tour of a perfumery, revealing its secrets. If scents aren't your thing, take a stroll through the old town, home to an 11th century cathedral. Then, view the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the perched medieval village of Gourdon, the balcony of the French Riviera. Wind down the charming Loup Gorges to a Provencal jewel: Tourrettes-sur-Loup, for a photo stop with its Romanesque buildings. End the tour in the most visited village in France: Saint-Paul-de-Vence, former home of impressionist painters, with its ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries. Conclude back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel La Perouse
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cannes Harbor
Cannes Harbor

Day 14: Nice

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

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal (B) (Superior Room): Paris

Situated between the Louvre and Opera, the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal is an essential Parisian address, a refined haven in the heart of Paris where architecture, culture and gastronomy blend with the most exclusive boutiques. The hotel is nestled in a magnificent 18th century building, parts of which are officially designated a historic monument. All 68 rooms and suites are luxuriously equipped with Pierre-Yves Rochon’s decor, while an on-site spa and restaurant, staff trained in the tradition of luxury French hotels, and the unique location in Paris make the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal the new address for Parisian chic.

Le Choiseul : Amboise

Le Choiseul is a boutique castle hotel in Amboise, comprised of three charming manor houses dating from the 15th-18th centuries. With an idyllic location overlooking the River Loire, Le Choiseul sits at the foot of the iconic Château d’Amboise. Close to most of the Loire Valley’s finest châteaux, the hotel has beautiful terraced gardens bordered by Troglodyte caves, stunning river views and the choice of two exciting restaurants. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing, with 28 light and airy guestrooms featuring antiques and attractive classic furnishings. Wander around the delightful gardens to admire the Italian sculptures, dine at the on-site gastronomic restaurant while looking out across the Loire, or take to the terrace for a glass of Vouvray Moelleux. Welcome to your peaceful Loire Valley retreat.

France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Le Choiseul
Le Choiseul
France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Historic Reception Area
Historic Reception Area

InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel (B) (Superior Room): Bordeaux

The lavish InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel faces the impressive Grand Theater, and is located within the Golden Triangle, the finest shopping and pedestrian area of Bordeaux. Elegant as it was in the past, respecting its colorful history and offering the finest world class hospitality, InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel offers luxury guestrooms and suites equipped with the latest technology, and finer touches like heated marble bathrooms. Guests are invited to rejuvenate with some personalized treatments at the on-site spa, while a gastronomic journey awaits the gourmands, with a pair of marquee restaurants by celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Hotel De L`Horloge : Avignon

The charming Hotel de L'Horloge is set in a 19th century building overlooking the picturesque Place de L'Horloge in the historic center of Avignon. Here, within walking distance of the UNESCO-listed Palais de Papes and the iconic Pont d'Avignon bridge, 66 modern and cozy guestrooms await, all traditionally furnished with a soft color scheme, many boasting excellent views into the city. The doors of Hotel de L'Horloge open onto many restaurants, café terraces, and narrow cobbled streets, offering an ideal location from which to explore the treasures of Avignon and Provence.

France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel De L'Horloge
Hotel De L'Horloge

Hotel La Perouse : Nice

Hotel La Pérouse is located at the foot of Castle Hill, in the heart of Nice, with a breathtaking view of the legendary Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels). Here visitors can enjoy classic Mediterranean style with contemporary comforts, and an air of seclusion. The rooftop opens up to a picturesque terrace surrounded by the gardens of the Castle Hill, and with majestic views of the sea. An on-site restaurant rests under lemon trees in the cool atmosphere of a genuine Mediterranean garden, while the hotel's 56 guestrooms offer the ideal quiet and peaceful setting to enjoy your time on the French Riviera.

France Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel La Perouse
Hotel La Perouse

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Mary W — May 05, 2019 — Europe

    My Kensington Tours Destination Expert, Jessica Clements, was so helpful and patient as we planned our trip. She was so helpful in recommending things based on her experience and so patient as our dates changed, and we had more ideas about what we wanted to see. Once we got to Greece, our pickups and transfers were seamless. Our tour guides, drivers and destination greeters were all so warm and welcoming. The hotels were fantastic in terms of service and location. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I have already recommended Kensington to several friends.

  • Rita B — April 24, 2019 — Europe

    Our entire visit to Poland was outstanding, first-class. Booking the tour with Karolina Stringer made it so easy. All I did was tell her the places we needed to visit and what was the feel we wanted for the visit. Not only did we want to see the landmarks of Poland, but we also wanted time to walk the squares, sit in the cafes, take public transportation. Everyone we encountered in Poland was top-notch. Our guide for Gdansk was Ewelina Danecka. This amazing woman enchanted us with her knowledge and her joy in sharing her country with us. On our first day, I requested we reverse the first two days of our plan and she was totally flexible. I gave her the name of a very obscure town and she and the driver found it! Ewelina acted as my interpreter with the parish priests of the two towns we specifically needed to visit for our family research. She and our driver stayed with us an extra two hours after they were scheduled to be done for the evening and because of their generosity we saw Wawel Castle, which wasn't on our schedule, we loved it! Our three days with Ewelina were so intense and emotional that we felt we were leaving family when we said goodbye to her. The Hanza Hotel was wonderful, overlooking the riverfront. Warsaw was waiting for us and so was Agnieszka Tomazuk. Agnieszka was wonderful. We were specifically interested to visit the Warsaw ghetto and the war monuments commemorating the valor of the Poles during the WW2. And we were very interested to know about the Polish life under communism. I specifically requested a "good" Chopin concert. We didn't get good, we got a brilliant concert given by Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryla, in the Szuster Palace, not some impersonal concert hall. Her passion for the music combined with her technical ability made that evening unforgettable. The Polonia Palace Hotel was very nice, though not quite within walking distance to the Warsaw town square. On the way to Krakow we stopped at Jasna Gora to see the Madonna. We were guided and educated by one of the nuns of the Monastery. Totally awesome. We could not have done Krakow without our guide, Marta Bochenek. She made sure we knew not just what we were getting into when we went into the Wieliczka Salt Mine, but how to get out and meet up with her, since there were not one, but two exits from the mine. And when we went to Auschwitz, Marta very wisely said that she would be waiting if we decided not to go to the Birkenau portion of the concentration camp visit. Respectfully and reverently done as it was, Auschwitz was so powerful, we decided not to go on to Birkenau. I'm so glad we did go to Auschwitz. The Sheraton Krakow was very fine. Our first cup of "real" coffee in Poland. Most of the hotels' coffee is made from Nescafe or some instant coffee. The coffee at the Sheraton Krakow was really whole roasted coffee. Kensington Tours is contracting with the first class tour agency in Poland. We could not be more satisfied with our entire experience. The mood of our tour exactly matched the attitude I relayed to Karolina at the very beginning of our planning. This trip felt like it was planned just for us. This is our second time using Kensington Tours. Like the first trip, this was OUR tour.

  • Marilyn R — April 22, 2019 — Europe

    The absolute best trip to Europe we have ever taken. The entire process was flawless: best hotels, best guides, etc. This experience was new to us, but now it’s the only when I will travel! Kensington tours was the best. A truly 5-star experience from beginning to the end!

  • Sharayu T — May 13, 2019 — Europe

    The Eastern Europe trip was fabulous. Everything went smoothly. The guides and drivers were excellent. We enjoyed the trip immensely. To begin with, our arrival at Budapest train station and meeting up with Mr. Sandor went flawlessly. We were a little anxious as the main train station was closed, but when we got down at Budapest Kelenfold, it was such a relief to see Mr. Sandor waiting for us. All our guides, Sandor, Bozena, Agnieszka, and Sandra were very knowledgeable, friendly, and adaptable. They intermixed personal stories and anecdotes that made understanding the history and culture at each place very gratifying. The accommodations were comfortable, and the locations were perfect. Eastern Europe with its old traditions and architecture, and the suppressed existence during Nazi and Russian occupations offers a very different and distinctive experience. Thanks to Jessica Clements for facilitating a unique travel itinerary.

  • Mary Ann C — April 09, 2019 — Europe

    Courtney was wonderful. She worked through all of my concerns and was very flexible when Delta caused a plan change. Her responses to my requests were promptly answered and her communication with me was excellent. Petur, our guide, was a delight. We enjoyed Iceland and his thorough knowledge helped us to experience all the country had to offer.

  • John C — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    Jiri, our driver/guide in Slovenia, really made our trip. He is knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive. Even has a university degree in art history! He connected many of the dots between Slovenia and what has been going on in the rest of Europe over the past centuries!

  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    The itinerary was perfect, considering we only had 5 days to fit in this extension of our 22 day Transatlantic Cruise. Hope did a great job in coordinating for us the highlights of Sicily. All the guides and drivers are always helpful and knowledgeable from Kensington. In Agrigento, our guide was an archaeologist who teaches at universities. He had notebooks with diagrams and maps to show us exactly what we were looking at. He answered questions so thoroughly, we felt that we had a tour and a history lesson. It was amazing and the pace of all the tou

  • Kathleen K — May 15, 2019 — Europe

    We enjoyed working with Jamie Boar. She was knowledgeable, communicated well, friendly, and professional. We got all we wanted from the personal tours planned and were impressed with the high quality of the guide. We will certainly use Kensington Tours again.

  • Cynthia D — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    I found Kensington Tours on Google. At my first visit to the site, I was contacted immediately by Julie Couturier. She made my inquiry seem like we were having coffee, and she just happened to know everything I needed to make me choose her as my representative and travel expert. I was recommended to other tour companies, by friends, but it was Julie that made me realize Kensington was the best choice. We started our discovery in 2018 and because I was traveling with my grandchildren, I wanted to ensure the trip was perfect. We had to make changes as we went along, first because we were able to confirm a suite at the Marriott Grand Residence on Park St. with reward points. Julie was quick to make all the necessary changes in our tours. We felt privileged to have had the tour guides that Julie set for us, each one was so very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which kept our 13 and 11 years old interested. Julie suggested a play and what child can say the saw “Matilda” in London. We certainly would not have enjoyed our trip as much if we had tried to do this on our own. Julie suggested a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter and it was worth every moment. I would have never gone there, so congrats again to Julie. She was also able to advise us as to where to purchase groceries for our room, having lived in London previously. I have had many friends travel around the world and I don’t know of one that speaks as highly of their tour company or their travel expert the way my family has. Thank you Kensington Tours and especially Julie.

  • Rena K — April 06, 2019 — Europe

    We were extremely impressed with every aspect of our trip. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Chantal, our Destination Expert, worked with us to make sure that my physical limitations were not a problem. Each guide and driver took such good care of us. They were so knowledgeable and helpful. We plan on booking with Kensington again in the future. The service and amazing itinerary could not have been better. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

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