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Nice: Train Experience Through The Alps and Baroque Route

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Enjoy a full-day tour through the Alps and experience a scenic train ride passing canyons, viaducts, and tunnels. Stop by picturesque villages and explore hidden treasures.

Highlights

  • Board the historic Train Des Merveilles and take a fascinating ride through the Alps
  • Explore Saorge and Tende or La Brigue, 2 impressive medieval villages in the Alps
  • Visit the Museum des Merveilles and see Bronze Age petroglyphs
  • Immerse yourself in the natural landscape of the Alps and its surrounding canyons
  • Discover treasures of Baroque art and architecture

Description

Escape the tourist crowds and join a combo tour of train experience, discovery of medieval villages, stunning baroque architecture, and incredible natural spots in the middle of the Alps. After meeting your guide 7:55 AM, depart at 8:30 AM from Nice Ville Central Station. Discover breathtaking landscapes as you pass by natural canyons, highly elevated bridges, and tunnel on a 2.5-hour train ride to your destination. During the ride, your guide will tell you the secrets of one of the most beautiful train lines in France, a testimony of French civil engineering at the beginning of the 20th century. Make a stop at 2 medieval villages, Saorge and Tende, and some days La Brigue. First, visit Tende and its Museum des Merveilles to discover Stone Age and other historic artifacts from the Mercantour National Park. Then, head over to Mercantour National Park and spot protected species of flowers. See other highlights of Tende, including a Baroque cathedral, a maze of medieval streets, panoramic views from the top of the village, the cemetery, and the ruins of an old castle. Continue the tour to Saorge, an impressive medieval village with steeped streets, built on a concave hillside. Admire the charming and peaceful Franciscan Convent of Saorge founded in the 17th century before visiting the Church of Saint-Sauveur. The church was rebuilt in the 15th century following a fire and restored in the 18th century. The village offers spectacular sceneries of the Alps and the canyons around. When it's time for lunch you can either select from a lunch picnic or lunch at a local restaurant.

Includes

Round-trip train tickets Lunch picnic or lunch at a local restaurant (please select) Professional guide Commentaries onboard and inside the monuments

Important Information

  • As this tour involves a lot of walking, it is advised to wear comfortable and good shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the tour
  • A good physical condition is required for this tour (includes between 7km to 15km of hiking)

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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