Uncover the wonders of France on this 10-day escorted tour.
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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 Home
Overnight flight to Paris
Day 2 - Arrive in Paris
Welcome to Paris! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the City of Light. This evening, meet your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. Later, enjoy an evening drive to see some of the most famous Parisian landmarks. Overnight at the Evergreen Laurel.
Day 3 - Paris - TGV Train - Pont Du Gard - Avignon
Take the high speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy to the Rhône Valley. Visit the Pont du Gard aqueduct, with a Local Specialist. Enjoy a guided walk along the impressive aqueduct which dates back to the Romans. Later, your orientation of Avignon includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, ‘sur le pont d'Avignon'. Dine tonight at your hotel. Overnight at Mercure Pont D' Avignon. (B, D)
Day 4 - Avignon - Arles - Aix En Provence
Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre and Romanesque Cathedral during your sightseeing and walking tour of Arles with a Local Specialist, a city where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a time. This evening in the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence, join your companions for an authentic Be My Guest dinner of regional food with a provençal family. Overnight Novotel Beaumanoir. (B, D)
Day 5 - Aix En Provence - St. Tropez - Monaco - Nice
Traverse scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St. Tropez. The playground of the rich and famous, St. Tropez is where Bridget Bardot was ‘found'. Take a boat cruise from Ste. Maxime. See the Bay of Cannes before making your way to the Principality of Monaco. View the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and the Cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. Arrive in Nice where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna. Overnight at NH Nice. (B)
Day 6 - Nice Free Time
Relax on the Riviera or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Flower Market in the Old Town of Nice. Why not take an optional experience to the medieval and fortified hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, former home of Marc Chagal and Yves Montand, famous for its art galleries and boutiques. Overnight at NH Nice. (B)
Day 7 - Nice - St. Maximin La Sainte Baume - Lyon
Travel to the sleepy provençal village of St. Maximin la Sainte Baume. View the basilica, built in the late 13th century over a roman villa, following the dream of the Count of Provence, is said to be the lost burial site of Mary Magdalene. Later pass the vineyards of the Côte du Rhône before arriving in Lyon, the great gastronomic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps discover the Old Town or consider a Beaujolais dinner in a local 'Bouchon'. Overnight at Novotel Lyon Gerland. (B)
Day 8 - Lyon - Beaune - Paris
Journey through the Burgundy wine region and stop in the regional capital Beaune. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light! Tonight, why not experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret. Overnight at the Renaissance La Defense. (B)
Day 9 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Later, consider an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles, once the Royal residence of Louis XIV. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner. Overnight at the Renaissance La Defense. (B, D)
Day 10 - Paris - Return Home
This morning after breakfast, say ‘au revoir' to Paris, your fellow companions and Travel Director as this fascinating journey through France comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)
Dates & Prices
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|4th September 2015||$2785||Please call for availability.|
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