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La France

Tour Code - RA

15 days Paris to Paris Paris, Bayeux, St. Malo, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nimes, Monte Carlo, Grenoble, Dijon | VISIT or SEE 6 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

All inclusive prices starting at: $4289


This is the ideal vacation to explore the highlight cities and sights of France. Enjoy two-night stays in Paris, Bordeaux, and Monte Carlo. Start with a special welcome dinner at a Parisian restaurant, followed by an orientation drive through the “City of Light.” Also visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Next, continue to Normandy and stop in the seaside resorts of picturesque Honfleur and elegant Deauville, before arriving in Bayeux to admire Queen Matilda’s tapestry. Continue via the landing beaches to Mont St. Michel, to visit the Abbey, and to St. Malo, where a special dinner at a local restaurant awaits you. A scenic drive through Brittany brings you to the Loire Valley, to visit Catherine de Medici’s Castle, lovely Chenonceau. Enter the Bordeaux area, savor dinner at a local restaurant, and enjoy an exclusive wine tasting at Château Soutard in St. Emilion. Other highlights are the ancient fishing village of Biarritz; Lourdes, where you will visit St. Bernadette’s Grotto and have a chance to join the memorable evening rosary and candlelight procession; medieval Carcassonne; Nîmes; Aix-en-Provence; and Nice. Stay two nights in Monte Carlo. Hear about perfume making from a local expert at the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse and receive a small souvenir gift, before turning north, along the famous Route Napoleon to Grenoble. Explore Lyon, France’s second-largest city, and stay in Dijon, one of Burgundy’s prettiest cities, then, travel on the high-speed TGV train back to Paris, with the chance to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum to admire the Mona Lisa.

Local Favourites includes

Welcome dinner at a lively Paris restaurant followed by an orientation drive
Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in St. Malo
Wine tasting & dinner in St. Emilion
Visit a French perfume factory & recieve a special gift

Meals

  • Breakfast - 14
  • Lunch - 1
  • Dinner - 8

Standard Features

PARIS: Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower
HONFLEUR & DEAUVILLE: Visit these seaside resorts
BAYEUX: Visit Queen Matilda's tapestry in the Tapestry Museum
NORMANDY BEACHES: Take pictures of the landing beaches
MONT ST. MICHEL: Guided visit of the abbey; lunch at a local restaurant
ST. MALO: A special dinner with wine at a local restaurant
LOIRE VALLEY: Visit Chenonceau Castle
BORDEAUX: Walking tour, dinner at local restaurant
ST. EMILION: Wine tasting at Chateau Soutard
BIARRITZ: Visit the seaside resort
LOURDES: Visit St. Bernadette's grotto
CARCASSONNE: Walk on the ancient battlements
AIX-EN-PROVENCE: Walking tour
NICE: Walk along the Promenade des Anglais
MONTE CARLO: Stay two nights at the Cote d'Azur
GRASSE: Visit a perfume factory, enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making and receive a special gift
LYON: Orientation including Fourviere Hill
DIJON: Orientation
DIJON-PARIS: By high-speed TGV train (first-class)
MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L); 8 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and special dinners in St. Malo and in Bordeaux
TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; high-speed first-class TGV train
FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
HEADSETS: Throughout the tour
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable

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Day by Day

Day Description
1

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants. Then, enjoy an orientation drive to get a first impression of the "City of Light." (D)

2

PARIS

Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysees. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. Choose from exciting optional excursions, like to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles and evening excursions. (B)

3

PARIS-HONFLEUR-DEAUVILLE-BAYEUX

A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to the picturesque town of Honfleur with its enclosed harbour, and the elegant resort of Deauville on the coast. Time to explore both towns before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA'S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror's conquest of England. (B)

4

BAYEUX-NORMANDY BEACHES-MONT ST. MICHEL-ST. MALO

Along the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces' landing on D-Day, June 6th, 1944, arrive at the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo, and enjoy an included lunch. This evening, enjoy a special dinner with wine at restaurant 'La Table d'Henry,' where you can try out specialties of the region. (B,L,D)

5

ST. MALO-LOIRE VALLEY

Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany to the Loire Valley for your overnight stay in Blois. (B)

6

LOIRE VALLEY-CHENONCEAU CASTLE-BORDEAUX

Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savour dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (B,D)

7

BORDEAUX. EXCURSION TO ST. EMILION

In the morning you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where an exclusive WINE TASTING at Chateau Soutard awaits you. (B,D)

8

BORDEAUX-BIARRITZ-LOURDES

A wonderful stop at the coast to visit Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and this evening, you can join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B,D)

9

LOURDES-CARCASSONNE-NIMES

From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk on the ancient BATTLEMENTS and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to pretty Nimes for your overnight stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B,D)

10

NIMES-AIX-EN-PROVENCE-NICE-MONTE CARLO

This morning, drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc- Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Later, head for Nice. Join your Tour Director for a walk along the Promenade des Anglais. Spend the next two nights in Monte Carlo. (B)

11

MONTE CARLO

Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Browse through the elegant shops or you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)

12

MONTE CARLO-GRASSE-GRENOBLE

Arrive in Grasse, where an expert will give a lecture about perfume making in the famous Fragonard PERFUME FACTORY. You will get a special little gift to take home with you. Next, drive along the spectacular Route Napoleon through the French Alps past medieval towns to Grenoble. (B,D)

13

GRENOBLE-LYON-DIJON

Leave the Alps and arrive in Lyon. Orientation features a panoramic view from FOURVIERE HILL with its basilica to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city and its Roman ruins. Then, drive north into Burgundy, where road signs read like the wine list of an expensive restaurant. On to Dijon, which was the capital of Burgundy from the 11th to the 15th centuries. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then have the rest of the afternoon to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city. (B,D)

14

DIJON-PARIS

Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum is available to admire the Mona Lisa, and to the Moulin Rouge dinner show, the best way to say, "Au Revoir, Paris." (B)

15

PARIS

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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La France

Tour Code - RA

15 days Paris to Paris Paris, Bayeux, St. Malo, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nimes, Monte Carlo, Grenoble, Dijon | VISIT or SEE 6 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

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Name: WWII, Atlantic Wall and Artificial Port
Prices Starting From 38.00 AUD
Location: Bayeux
Description: A short drive will take you to Longues sur mer where you will see one of the best preserved parts of Hitler's notorious Atlantic Wall: a four-strong gun battery. Completed in April 1944, this group of bunkers, armed with 152mm navy guns, was supposed to stop the Allied attack on D Day. Then on to Arromanches, a charming seaside resort famous for the remains of its artificial port : Mulberry. Constructed right after the landings, it was used to bring in over 2.5 million men and 4 million tonnes of supplies providing much needed reinforcements in France, a major step in the liberation of Europe. A chance to sample Normandy specialties in the local restaurants during your free time in the town before returning to Bayeux.

Name: Dinner In Loire
Prices Starting From 78.00 AUD
Location: Blois
Description: The French Cuisine is world renowned for its refined and elegant dishes. Food is not just food in this special country it's an experience, where local ingredients are always linked to the territory. Tonight, why not savor a 3-course French dinner with drinks and coffee at a lovely restaurant?

Name: The Great Dune of Pyla and Arcachon
Price not available
Location: Bordeaux
Description: One of the marvels of the Aquitaine region is the Great Dune of Pyla, the tallest sand dune in Europe. It stretches its 60 million cubic meters of fine sand on nearly 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) from south to north, 0.4 miles (500 meters) from west to east, and soars as high as 384 feet (117 meters). For the most athletic visitors, climbing up this slope is a real challenge. For others, a staircase makes the ascent a little easier. At the top, the view is spectacular, showcasing the coast, the vast pine forest of Les Landes, and, when the weather is clear, the Pyrenees range. Later, visit Arcachon, one of the most relaxed and beautiful beach towns on the Cote d'Argent (Silver Coast).

Name: Excursion to St. Paul de Vence
Price not available
Location: Monaco
Description: Marvel at the lovely landscapes on your way to Saint Paul de Vence, a medieval Provencal village made famous by world-renowned artists such as Chagall, Matisse and Cezanne, where you seem to travel back in time. Enjoy free time to wander through the paved historical streets lined with art galleries and craft shops, view the valley from the well-preserved cemetery ramparts, and enjoy the peace and harmony of this idyllic spot.

Name: Montecarlo by Night and Dinner
Prices Starting From 87.00 AUD
Location: Monaco
Description: Enjoy delicious French dinner, with wine, in Prince Albert's Monte Carlo. On your walking tour of the Old Town, admire the cathedral and the royal palace. Time to gamble at the famous Grand Casino or to relax on a terrace, basking in the elegant atmosphere.

Name: Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner
Prices Starting From 81.00 AUD
Location: Monaco
Description: Take in breathtaking views of the French Riviera on your way up through the famous corniche (cliff roads). Then, proceed to delightful Eze, perched on a rock 1,400 feet above sea level, for a tasty dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Name: Excursion to St. Paul de Vence
Prices Starting From 28.00 EUR to 29.00 EUR
Location: Nice
Description: Marvel at the lovely landscapes on your way to Saint Paul de Vence, a medieval Provencal village made famous by world-renowned artists such as Chagall, Matisse and Cezanne, where you seem to travel back in time. Enjoy free time to wander through the paved historical streets lined with art galleries and craft shops, view the valley from the well-preserved cemetery ramparts, and enjoy the peace and harmony of this idyllic spot.

Name: Montecarlo by Night and Dinner
Prices Starting From 102.00 AUD
Location: Nice
Description: Enjoy a scenic drive along the Riviera followed by a delicious French dinner, with wine, in Prince Albert's Monte Carlo. On your walking tour of the Old Town, admire the cathedral and the royal palace. Time to gamble at the famous Grand Casino or to relax on a terrace, basking in the elegant atmosphere.

Name: Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner
Prices Starting From 81.00 AUD
Location: Nice
Description: Take in breathtaking views of the French Riviera on your way up through the famous corniche (cliff roads). Then, proceed to delightful Eze, perched on a rock 1,400 feet above sea level, for a tasty dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Name: Dinner and Show at La Nouvelle Eve
Prices Starting From 124.00 EUR
Location: Paris
Description: No visit to Paris is complete without a night out at the cabaret! Enjoy a whirling international dinner show (unlimited wine) at Pigalle's one and only La Nouvelle Eve.

Name: Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge
Prices Starting From 251.00 AUD
Location: Paris
Description: Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show and a glass of champagne completes your evening in style.

Name: Excursion to the Louvre Museum
Prices Starting From 68.00 AUD
Location: Paris
Description: Your guide will bring to life the most celebrated treasures of the impressive Louvre Museum, including da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Built originally as a royal fortress in the Middle Ages, the Central Arts Museum was opened to the public in 1793. The Louvre holds 35,000 works of art divided into eight categories: paintings, prints & drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, and Islamic art. NOTE: This excursion is not available to groups on Tuesdays, public holidays, and Sundays.

Name: Excursion to the Palace of Versailles
Prices Starting From 89.00 AUD
Location: Paris
Description: Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.

Name: Seine Cruise and Montmartre
Prices Starting From 57.00 AUD to 59.00 AUD
Location: Paris
Description: Discover more of beautiful Paris with a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the artistic and picturesque district of Montmartre, famous for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Enjoy free time to stroll around Place du Tertre and to watch bohemian street artists at work.
 
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