I'd be grateful to have feedback on this 8-day itinerary. We do numerous ocean cruises, but have never done a land tour.
One of the things I've wondered about is how rooms are allocated. E.g. in the Provence hotel outside of St Remy, the rooms are very different from on another. Similarly, even in the chain hotels in Monte Carlo and Paris. Wouldn't some rooms have a significantly better view, better bathroom, whatever?
Another question: Is tipping bus driver each day really a requirement? I can see tipping a good tour guide, but I've never tipped bus driver on ship's tours for instance.
Does one have to always eat with others in the group? (I mean for the included meals.)
Do people feel rushed in the morning, i.e. to have to get up early for breakfast for early tours.
Many thanks for any details, reviews, etc.