Experience the French Riviera

Date: May 14 to May 20, 2018
3 Bedrooms
$2,088 per person
(Airfare & Resort/Hotel included)

Event Overview
The French Riviera is known around the world for its breathtaking beauty. With stunning beachfront promenades, traditional quaint villages, delicious food, sparkling yachts docked in the harbors and a royal family residing in the stunning principality of Monaco, this area in the South of France is a must-visit destination. With Le Club Mougins Resort as your home for the week, you are sure to fall in love with all that this spectacular region of France has to offer!

Itinerary
Day 1 – Monday, May 14, 2018 
Most of you arrive throughout the day on Monday. Genevieve Wine & Travel representative will all meet you at the luggage claim area to provide you with the transportation to the resort. After you are checked in to the resort, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the facilities and surroundings.

Day 2 – Tuesday, May 15, 2018
This morning, we leave Le Club Mougins 9:00 am and head to the beautiful city of Nice. Here we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the French Riviera capital, taking in the many ‘piazzas’ with their 17th and 18th-century Baroque churches, strolling the winding alleys filled with quaint shops and cafes where the Niçois people meet each other and watch the world go by! We’ll visit the stunning Cours Saleya and a flower market featuring hundreds of stalls with plants, bouquets and cut flowers that show off their prettiest colors.

The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to further explore Nice before returning to Le Club Mougins.

Day 3 – Wednesday, May 16, 2018 
We leave the resort at 9:00 am. Our first stop of the day is at Saint Paul de Vence village, which is built on a rocky outcrop and is one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. Here, you will have some free time to roam the cobbled streets before heading to the Maeght Foundation, a world-famous collection of art housed in a beautiful, light and airy building surrounded by peaceful woodlands.

France is famous for its production of perfume so your visit to the French Riviera would not be complete without a visit to the beautiful town of Grasse, the worldwide capital of perfume. “Pays de Grasse” offers the discreet Provençal charm featuring perched villages, a landscape dotted with olive trees and hills that gently roll down to the sea. After a tour of the perfume factory and a perfume workshop experience, you can enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town.

Day 4 – Thursday, May 17, 2018
Today at 9:00 am, we will head to the stunning principality of Monaco. Perched on a rock, we will explore the narrow streets of the old town and visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where the Princes and Princesses of Monaco are buried (including Grace Kelly), before entering the Palace square which is dominated by the residence of Prince Albert II. Enjoy a visit inside the state apartments of the palace where the main attractions are the Throne Room and the Court of Honor, with its richly decorated marble staircase.

At exactly 11:55 a.m., stand in front of the Palace’s main entrance and enjoy the spectacular changing of the guard ceremony performed by the “Carabiniers” in full dress uniform.

You can purchase a ticket for Monaco’s little train tour to explore. You could even take the train to see neighboring Monte Carlo, home of the well-known casino, and the rich and famous!

Day 5 – Friday, May 18, 2018
Famous for its annual film festival and the spectacular harbor filled with glamorous yachts, the town of Cannes is on our agenda today. We leave the resort at 9:00. Our tour starts in the area of the Old Port and Old Cannes, two of the most picturesque parts of the town. Enjoy sightseeing along the famous Promenade de la Croisette along the shore of the Mediterranean, filled with luxury hotels, palm trees, and overall elegance.

Day 6 – Saturday, May 19, 2018
This morning can either be at leisure to enjoy the resort facilities or you can join us on a short visit to the coastal delights of Antibes to discover the history and traditions of this Provencal city. From the Provencal market to the largest marina in Europe, we think you will enjoy this trip along the sunny streets of Antibes.

This evening is time for our farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the medieval village of Mougins, accompanied by the sounds of a local band playing a range of music to keep us entertained!

Day 7 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
All good things must come to an end and today is getaway day. There will be scheduled transfers from Le Club Mougins to Nice Airport for your journey home or your onward travel plans.

First Come, First Serve.
Deadline to book: September 30, 2017
To book your tour, please send us an email at info@genevievewine.com

Guided Travel Tour to Costa Rica

2017 Departure Dates
November 5, 26
December 3

Tour Highlights Include: Tortuguero National Park, Tenorio Volcano, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose, Costa Rica – Tour Begins 
 

Journey to Costa Rica and discover the fascinating tropical ecosystems of Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí Rainforest, and Manuel Antonio National Park. Embark on many exclusive explorations of the country’s natural gems. Take time for independent personal discovery.

Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero National Park
 

Begin the day surrounded by dormant volcanos and crater lakes as you journey through Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to the Caribbean lowlands. Along the way, take in the mountain vistas and Caribbean-style villages. Later, discover the natural wonders of the rainforest of Tortuguero National Park as you cruise the rivers and canals with your guide. Enjoy a two-night stay at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and an array of wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings with a visit to the world’s first Green Turtle Research Station. Discover how to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
 

Set out on an early morning bird-watching excursion* that explores the variety of local species and migratory birds that flock to this area. Find yourself surrounded by wildlife as you embark on a cruise through the park – keep an eye out for howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Tortuguero National Park, a study in rainforest, freshwater and marine biology, protects over 350 species of birds and mammals. Savor time to explore and seek out green macaws; 57 species of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica’s endangered animals including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters, and manatees.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

Day 4: Tortuguero National Park – Sarapiquí – Tenorio Volcano
 

Embark on a leisurely boat ride to the mainland as you travel to the fascinating Sarapiquí region. Make a stop at a cacao plantation and discover the history and continuing importance of cacao to Central America’s economy. Observe the process of producing chocolate from the cacao bean and sample the delicious finished product. Continue to your hotel at the foot of the Tenorio Volcano.
(Breakfast included)

Day 5: Tenorio Volcano – River Rafting – Tenorio Volcano
 

This morning; take an exhilarating river-rafting adventure on the Tenorio and Corobici rivers where you’ll experience breathtaking views. Later, meet some Tico artisans as you discover the world of the craft-brewing culture in Costa Rica on the shores of Lake Arenal.
(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6: Tenorio Volcano – Maleku Indigenous Village – Tenorio Volcano
 

This morning, set out on a cultural adventure in a Maleku indigenous village. Interact with one of the last indigenous tribes of this region and learn about how they live. Sit down for lunch with them before heading back to your resort. This afternoon, enjoy some free time or perhaps take an optional hike out to the spectacular light blue waters of the Rio Celeste waterfalls.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7: Tenorio Volcano – Manuel Antonio National Park
 

Travel the beautiful chequered landscape of Costa Rica to the Pacific Coast, arriving at the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park. After soaking up the sweeping views and a stop at a seaside village, experience the spice of life at the Villa Vanilla organic spice farm. Learn about biodynamic vanilla production and other spices. Then, indulge in some of the freshest sweets you can imagine. Later, take in the sunset from your hotel overlooking Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean.
(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 8: Manuel Antonio National Park
 

Travel just minutes down the road to explore spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its pristine beaches and primary forest. Spend the morning leisurely walking the forest trails in search of native inhabitants like the three-toed sloth, agoutis, squirrel monkeys and iguanas. Take a swim in the inviting blue waters of its beaches. Relax for the remainder of the day by the pool and absorb the natural beauty of your surroundings. If you’re looking for an adventure, perhaps you’ll choose an optional zip-line tour in the afternoon or an optional nighttime nature reserve walk.
(Breakfast included)

Day 9: Manuel Antonio National Park – Villa Blanca Cloud Forest – San Ramon
 

Say goodbye to the coast and travel north to the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest, originally owned by the former president of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Carazo Odio. Make a stop at the El Toledo Organic Coffee Plantation en route to discovering the natural growing methods used to make some of the best coffee in the world. Continue to the city of San Ramon – referred to as “The City of Presidents & Poets” – for a tour. Then, settle into your hotel overlooking the cloud forest and enjoy the amazing view from your individual casitas.
(Breakfast included)

Day 10: Villa Blanca Cloud Forest
 

Wake up to a cool breeze and spectacular views. Prepare to try your hand at organic farming. Local guides will take you on an immersive nature reserve tour: explore sustainable agriculture, farming techniques, and greenhouse cultivation. Get a taste of what they grow during a lunch created with ingredients grown on the farm. The afternoon is yours to relax and take in a natural beauty that surrounds you. Tonight, partake in a tree adoption ceremony followed by an incredible farewell dinner where we’ll toast the natural richness that is Costa Rica.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

Day 11: Villa Blanca Cloud Forest – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today.
(Breakfast included)

11 Days & 10 Nights for $2,349
To book this tour, please send an email to Genevieve Wine at:
info@genevievewine.com

First Come, First Serve Basis
Spots are limited, so book yours before we run out!!
Booking Deadline: October 21, 2017