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Rates & Dates 2018
April 30-May 6
May 7-May 13  SOLD OUT!
Sep 2-Sep 8
Sep 9-Sep 18
(6 nights) guaranteed departures
Guided – $1795 per person. Maximum 12 guests. Program subject to change.
Self-Guided – $1645 per person
Based on double occupancy, land only
Single supplement: $545
Paris 3 Night Extension
Make the most of your time in France. Add 3 nights in Paris before or after your Blue Walk tour. More information below.
3 nights pre or post tour
Self-Guided – $990 per person based on double occupancy, land only
Single supplement: $390
Guided option with 4 or more guests, inquire for details

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Blue Walk France Walking Tour Vacation

French Riviera Nice, Cannes, Menton, Antibes + Paris Extension

Antibes French Riviera walking tour Blue Walk France Vacation

What do you want your vacation to be?

Imagine coming home from your vacation feeling lighter, more energized, stronger, relaxed, and on top of the world. Isn’t that what vacations are supposed to do? They can. Experience The Blue Walk France walking tour, guided or self-guided small-group vacations along the French Riviera. Enjoy a 3 night extension in Paris if 6 nights is just not enough.

Hiking boots or backpacks are always optional, never required. Our exclusive morning customized itineraries of seaside walking trails and urban sidewalk strolls bring you to the Mediterranean’s best-loved towns around lunchtime. On our morning walks explore Nice, Cannes, Menton and Antibes. You have the Riviera as your playground each afternoon. It’s a beautiful, fun, feel-good vacation.

The scope of Blue Walk France walking tour extends along the beautiful French Mediterranean coastline, from Menton and the Italian border on the east, to Cannes on the west. We cover several sections by foot, hugging the coast, wandering through the best-loved cities and villages of the Riviera. We include as many sentiers, or walking trails, as possible. Typical walking days average between 2-4 hours of walking including stops and breaks.

There are convenient train and bus stops scattered along our route allowing us to customize your day for shorter or longer walks. Our Blue Walk France walking tour program includes a one-week unlimited use train pass for our entire route. You can hop on and off whenever, and wherever you like.

Guided walks are in the mornings, leaving after breakfast and arriving at our destinations between lunchtime and mid-afternoon. Most afternoons are free to explore at your leisure. Travel at the speed of you. This is the European vacation you’ve been looking for.

French Riviera walking tour Blue Walk France Vacation

Sample Walking Itinerary Highlights & Options

All our Blue Walk France walking tours feature a variety of routes which can be shortened or extended depending upon each traveler’s interest. France has the most walking of any of our tours and guests should plan to walk at least an hour a day. Walking on the coastal paths and strolling through beach-side promenades is a great way to enjoy long leisurely conversations, rub elbows with local residents, or just quietly enjoy the beauty of the Riviera.

Example Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival Day. We’ll have an orientation meeting in the afternoon to learn about the program, get acquainted, and then head out for a guided walk around Nice of the lively pedestrian areas and Place Massena, and learn our way around.
  • Day 2: The first day of your France walking tour will begin along the famous Promenade des Anglais. Then take in the colors and scents of the Cours Saleya Flower Market. Walk past Nice’s Old Harbor, along the coast, and finally arrive in the beautiful harbor town of Villefranche-Sur-Mer. Evening: Welcome dinner and a stroll to Nice’s Old Town for a gelato.
  • Day 3: We’ll stroll from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cap Ferrat to walk its gorgeous sentiers. Then we finish with a cool drink in the harbor of St. Jean and an optional visit to the Rothschild Villa & Gardens. This is truly a spectacular day.
  • Day 4: Beginning with a train to Roquebrune/Cap Martin to walk the coastal sentier, visit the old town of Menton, options are easy walk to the Italian Border, and /or guided tour of the Principality of Monaco. (Three countries in one day!)
  • Day 5: Visit to Antibes old town, its Marche Provencal, the ramparts (and walk the wall!) Afternoon free for several great options: self-guided sentier walk, visit to the Picasso Museum, hilltop artist villages of Eze or St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, etc.
  • Day 6: We begin with the train to Cannes to meander the pedestrian street of Rue Meynadier, then we can shop for picnic supplies at the great covered market of Marche Forville, see the harbor and the Palais des Festivals, and then hop a ferry to Ile St. Honorat to walk the island’s trail. We’ll pass vineyards, pine, and eucalyptus, visit the Monasteries and have a typical picnic lunch. Ferry trip included.
  • Day 7: Last breakfast at the hotel, departure day . If you’re extending your stay, your rail pass will still be valid this day.
French Riviera walking tour Blue Walk France Vacation

Guided or Self-Guided Blue Walk France?

Self-guided offers the assistance of our guide throughout the week but you walk independently using our maps and itineraries. Think of it as hosted rather than guided.

GUIDED

  • Six nights at our centrally located 4-star hotel in Nice, minutes to the beach
  • Full hot & cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner
  • One-week unlimited use TER regional train pass along our route
  • Orientation meeting and walk in Nice
  • Visit to Cours Saleya flower market
  • Visit to Antibes’ Marche Provencal
  • Half-day guided walks along the coastline and towns of the Cote d’Azur
  • Ferry trip to the Lerin Islands
  • All maps, train schedules, and daily customized itineraries
  • Your English speaking guide
  • All hotel taxes, fees & service charges

SELF-GUIDED

Walk as much or as little as you like.

  • Six nights at our centrally located 4-star hotel in Nice, minutes to the beaches, old town, pedestrian area of shops and restaurants
  • Full hot & cold buffet breakfast daily
  • One-week unlimited use TER regional train pass along our route
  • Orientation meeting and walk in Nice
  • Half-day self-guided walks along the coastline and towns of the Cote d’Azur
  • All maps, train schedules, and daily customized itineraries
  • Daily meetings and services of your host throughout the week
  • All hotel taxes, fees & service charges

Where in the World

The Blue Walk France walking tour vacation is a perfect holiday spent taking in the best of the French Riviera. Famous for it’s perfect weather and seaside lifestyle, the region has long been a favorite European vacation destination for the rich and famous. Our small group walking tours take advantage of the little traveled sentiers, or walking paths, that runs along the coast. We will focus on the very best of the area as we explore between Cannes to the west and Menton on the Italian boarder to the east.

Our 3 night extension is a self-guided walking and touring package offers a great balance of highlights and lesser known attractions with enough free time to find your own hidden gems. Included is transfer by train between the RIviera and Paris.

Blue Walk France walking tour vacation

PARIS PRE-TOUR EXTENSION

Ahhh, Paris. Truly one of the World’s great cities. Complement your Blue Walk France walking tour vacation with 3 nights in Paris. Our package includes a transfer by rail through the beautiful French countryside beween Paris and Nice. Our custom itinerary takes you to see some of Paris’ most beautiful sites, offering unique variety, and also free time to explore your own wish list.

Example Itinerary

Begin your France walking tour with an orientation walk of our charming historic Left-Bank neighborhood. Afterwards find yourself dining Parisian style at one of the many open-air, sidewalk bistros. Your first full day begins with a morning stroll criss-crossing the beautiful bridges of the Seine and taking in views of Notre Dame, the Louvre, and Ile de la Cite. Later wander the opulent Palais Garnier Opera house, the setting for Phantom of the Opera. The afternoon is free to explore the surrounding neighborhood (with high end shopping in tawny Paris boutiques). Your included Hop-On-Hop-Off bus pass makes it easy to visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc du Triomphe, and many other famous destinations within the city.

The next morning stroll the Champs-Élysées through Place de la Concorde toward the Louvre. Enjoy lunch in Jardin des Tuileries – one of Paris’ beautiful public gardens and gathering spaces. The remainder of the day is yours to explore to your heart’s desire. The Musée du Louvre and Musée de l’Orangerie are nearby, as are world famous confection, wine, and cheese shops if culinary pleasures call to you. Or spend time sitting at a sunny park bench and watch the world go by. Whatever your interest, Paris will not disappoint. Later that evening a sunset cruise on the Seine puts you in the perfect place to watch Paris transform into the City of Lights as night descends.

Our France walking tour’s last full day in Paris brings you to the Musée d’Orsay, with the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists. Gaze at original works by Monet, Cézanne, and Degas, to name a few. After lunch walk along the Seine to the Pont Alexander III decorated with nautical rococo flair and glowing gold leaf. Some say this is the loveliest of the bridges spanning the Seine and we must agree.

On the final morning in Paris board the fast train for a magical ride through the French countryside passing through Dijon, Lyon, Avignon, and Marseilles before reaching Nice and the start of our Blue Walk France Riviera tour.

What’s Included

SELF-GUIDED

  • Four nights at our 4-star Paris hotel located in the center of it all
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Gorgeous guided urban strolls
  • Transfer via train from Paris to Nice
  • 3 day Hop On Hop Off bus to see all of Paris’ highlights
  • Entrance to the Paris Opera House and Musée D’Orsay
  • Sunset river cruise on the Seine
  • All customized itineraries and maps as needed
  • Daily remote consultation with The Blue Walk if needed
  • All hotel taxes, fees and service charges

GUIDED (4 guest minimum. Please inquire if interested.)

  • Four nights at our 4-star Paris hotel located in the center of it all
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Gorgeous guided urban strolls
  • Welcome dinner
  • Transfer via train from Paris to Nice
  • Transfers between train and hotels in Nice and Paris
  • 3 day Hop On Hop Off bus to see all of Paris’ highlights
  • Entrance to the Paris Opera House and Musée D’Orsay
  • Sunset river cruise on the Seine
  • All customized itineraries and maps as needed
  • Assistance of your hosts throughout
  • All hotel taxes, fees and service charges