Uncover the wonders of France on this 10-day escorted tour.
Uncover the wonders of France on this 10-day escorted tour. Fall in love with Paris, enjoy culinary delights in Lyon, relax on sandy beaches along the Côte d'Azur, see stunning landscapes in Provence, and more!
Highlights and Inclusions
- First-class hotel accommodations for 8 nights
- One-way high-speed rail travel aboard the TGV between Paris and Avignon
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
- Sightseeing and scenic excursions per itinerary (admission to all attractions included in tour price)
- Local guides
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Baggage handling
- Taxes and service charges
- Eiffel Tower
- Papal Palace
- Cours Mirabeau
- Cannes Film Festival Centre
- Promenade des Anglais
- Monaco's royal palace
Day 1 - Depart USA for Paris
Board your international flight for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. (Air travel not included in tour cost)
Day 2 - Arrive in Paris
Welcome to the City of Light! Upon arrival, the day is yours to begin to explore the city. Meet your tour manager and fellow travelers this evening for a welcome reception followed by a drive to see some of the most famous Parisian landmarks lit for all to see. Overnight Hilton La Defense. (R)
Day 3 - Paris Sightseeing
Today's sightseeing tour takes you to the most popular attractions throughout Paris. See the Champs Élysees, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, and Notre Dame Cathedral as well as stunning views of the skyline from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to shop, explore Paris's diverse neighborhoods, and indulge in a fine meal or sweet treat. Overnight Hilton La Defense. (BB)
Day 4 - TGV to Avignon
Board the high-speed TGV train for the journey through the heart of France, past the rolling vineyards of Burgundy and into the Rhône Valley. This afternoon, see the UNESCO World Heritage Roman aquaduct, Pont du Gard, before embarking on a city orientation tour of Avignon including views of the impressive Palace of the Popes. Overnight Mercure Pont d'Avignon. (BB, D)
Day 5 - Arles / Aix-en-Provence
This morning's scenic drive takes you to Arles, one-time home of Vincent Van Gogh. Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre and Romanesque cathedral during your walking tour of the city. Next, travel through the Provençal countryside and the southern part of the Luberon to lunch in a beautiful ìbastideî set amongst the vineyards. Later, a short drive brings you to the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence, where an orientation tour highlights the Cours Mirabeau with all its wonderful shops and cafes. Overnight Escale Oceania. (BB, L)
Day 6 - St. Tropez / Cannes / Nice
Today's sightseeing takes you to some of the most popular towns in the South of France. First, travel across the scenic hills to the coastal resort town of St. Tropez for some free time in the playground of the rich and famous. Continue on to Cannes, the jewel in the Côte d'Azur, and see the Film Festival Centre on the sophisticated Boulevard de la Croisette. End the day with an orientation tour of Nice, including a drive along Promenade des Anglais, views of Place Masséna, the Old Town and the port. Dinner this evening is at one of Nice's bustling restaurants to enjoy some local specialties. Overnight Beau Rivage. (BB, D)
Day 7 - Monaco
The morning is at your leisure to stroll along the Promenade or shop in the city's chic boutiques. Later today, embark on the scenic drive to the Principality of Monaco. See the palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and the cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. Overnight Beau Rivage. (BB)
Day 8 - Route Napolean to Lyon
Drive along part of the Route Napolean inland to the town of Sisteron. Take the alpine route along the Col de la Croix to Lyon, France's second largest city also known as the one of the greatest gastronomic cities in the world. Overnight Novotel Lyon Gerland. (BB)
Day 9 - Beaune / Paris
Journey via the vineyards to Beaune, where there is ample time to shop for souvenirs as well as enjoy a special tasting of regional wines. Tonight savor a special farewell dinner with your tour manager and fellow travelers. Overnight Courtyard Marriott Neuilly. (BB, D)
Day 10 - Tour Conclusion
Your great tour of France ends today. Bid adieu to Paris, your fellow travelers and tour manager after breakfast this morning. (BB)
Special Notes: The December 20 departure will celebrate Christmas in Nice, where you will enjoy a festive meal with all the trimmings. The December 27 departure will celebrate New Year's Eve in the enchanting Provençal town of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialties at a well-known local restaurant. This special dinner will replace the included dinner in Avignon on Day 4.
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: Departs 25th April 2014 from $2675 - Please call for availability 2nd May 2014 from $2699 - Please call for availability 9th May 2014 ($2,699), 16th May 2014 ($2,799), 23rd May 2014 ($2,799), 30th May 2014 ($2,799), 6th June 2014 ($2,799), 13th June 2014 ($2,799), 20th June 2014 ($2,799), 27th June 2014 ($2,735), 4th July 2014 ($2,735), 11th July 2014 ($2,735), 18th July 2014 ($2,735), 25th July 2014 ($2,735), 1st August 2014 ($2,735), 8th August 2014 ($2,735), 15th August 2014 ($2,735), 22nd August 2014 ($2,735), 29th August 2014 ($2,835), 5th September 2014 ($2,835), 12th September 2014 ($2,835), 19th September 2014 ($2,835), 26th September 2014 ($2,699), 3rd October 2014 ($2,699), 17th October 2014 ($2,650), 24th October 2014 ($2,650)
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All prices are per person in U.S. dollars.