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 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 including the Champs Élysées and the Arc d'Triomphe. (WR)
Day 3 - Paris Sightseeing
This morning your Local Specialist reveals not just where, but how real Parisians live and shop, showing you the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris' oldest historical neighbourhoods. This short insider walk finishes at one of Paris's loveliest squares, little known to outsiders, but a real favourite of the locals. Visit the second level of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views across the city. Tonight why not experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret? (B)
Day 4 - Paris - Beaune - Lyon
Journey through the Burgundy wine region and stop in the regional capital Beaune. Later arrive 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'. (B)
Day 5 - Lyon - Monaco - French Riviera
Travel 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. Later arrive at your hotel on the French Riviera. This evening why not dine in one of the many local restaurants?. (B)
Day 6 - French Riviera Free Day
Spend today as you wish. The Côte d'Azur is a sparkling and pristine stretch of famous coastline. You might like to relax on the beach, shop in elegant boutiques or perhaps visit the hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)
Day 7 - French Riviera - Aix-En-Provence-Avignon
Traverse scenic hills from the coast and arrive in Aix-en-Provence, home of Paul Cezanne. See the sights during your orientation including Place de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau and the thermal springs. Arrive in Avignon where your orientation includes views of the imposing Palace of Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône. This bridge inspired the famous French song, 'sur le pont d'Avignon'. Tonight enjoy a delicious Be My Guest meal in a converted historic mill on the banks of the river Sorgue. (B)
Day 8 - Pont du Gard and Arles Excursion
Visit Pont du Gard aqueduct with a Local Specialist. Enjoy a guided walk along the top of the impressive aqueduct which dates back to Roman times. Then travel to Arles and marvel at the Roman amphitheatre and Romanesque Cathedral during your sightseeing and walking tour with a Local Specialist, a city where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a time. This evening join your companions for dinner at the hotel. (B)
Day 9 - Avignon - TGV Train - Paris
After a relaxing start this morning take the high speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy back to Paris. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner in the City of Light. (B, D)
Day 10 - Depart Paris
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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