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Tour Code - RP 9 days - PARIS to MARSEILLES From $2599 AUD
From its beautiful architecture and historic sites to its stunning countryside and famous cuisine, France is a country sure to delight even the most discerning traveler. This escorted tour through France highlights all of this and more in the Champagne region and the French countryside with overnights in Paris, Metz, Colmar, Mâcon, Avignon, and Marseilles. 
France's Champagne region is famous throughout the world and is recognized by UNESCO. On this French guided tour, you will visit Reims in the Champagne region and as a special highlight included by Globus, you’ll even get a Champagne experience with sabrage! While in Reims, you will also visit the impressive Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 800 years and where the Kings of France used to be crowned. In addition to the cathedral in Reims, you'll also visit the magnificent gothic cathedral in Metz and the neo-byzantine Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica in Marseilles, located on the foundations of an ancient fort.

Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm. Here, enjoy a boat cruise and see its Little France District, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, inviting bistros, and a waterfront promenade. Other highlights of this France tour include a ride on the little train through Colmar and its famous Little Venice, and an excursion to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne. Here, walk along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. Globus has also arranged an olive oil tasting in St. Rémy-de-Provence—just another unique experience to enjoy! 

All of this and much more are included on this marvelous escorted tour through France. It’s a dream holiday!


Champagne experience with sabrage (saber) in Reims
Enjoy a boat cruise in Stratsbourg and see the Little France District
Olive oil tasting in the charming St. Remy-de-Provence

Standard Features


    A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; orientation drive.
    Champagne experience with sabrage (saber); visit the cathedral.
  • METZ
    Orientation, visit the cathedral.
    Visit the Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial.
    Boat cruise and "Little France" district.
    Enjoy an orientation on the little train including "Little Venice".
  • LYON
    Walking tour of Old Lyon.
    Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes.
    Visit the St. Paul de Mausole Monastery.
    Enjoy the panoramic view; olive oil tasting.
    Orientation, visit the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica; excursion to Aix-en-Provence; farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
    Throughout the tour.
    available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
    Visit our website for details on optional excursions available on tour to personalise your holiday.


Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
2 three-course dinners (D) with wine: a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special farewell dinner in Marseilles.

Day by Day

    Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants, followed by an orientation drive of the "City of Light". (D)

    Drive to Reims, city of champagne, and enjoy a highlight CHAMPAGNE EXPERIENCE with sabrage (saber). Also recognised by UNESCO, France's Champagne region is celebrated for its specialised artisan activity that has become an agro-industrial enterprise. Next, visit the impressive NOTRE DAME DE REIMS CATHEDRAL, where the Kings of France were crowned. Considered one of the most beautiful examples of gothic art, the 800-year-old cathedral was one of the first monuments registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, arrive in Metz, located at the confluence of the Moselle and Seine Rivers. Enjoy an orientation of this 3,000-year-old city and visit its magnificent gothic CATHEDRAL, famous for its glass-stained windows. (B)

    Stop in St. Avold for a visit to the largest American Military WWII Cemetery in Europe, the LORRAINE AMERICAN CEMETERY & MEMORIAL. Next, enter the Alsace region and arrive in Strasbourg, where the European Parliament has its plenary sessions four days each month. A BOAT CRUISE is the best way to see Strasbourg with its LITTLE FRANCE DISTRICT and the impressive European Union institutions. Continue to Colmar. (B)

    Explore Colmar and the famous LITTLE VENICE district with its halftimbered houses by LITTLE TRAIN. Balance of the day is at leisure. Ask your Tour Director for suggestions. (B)

    Enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, capital of the region, for an orientation of this beautiful town with its impressive Hotel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica. Then, continue to Macon, situated on the Saone River, and famous for its wine. (B)

    A short drive brings you to Lyon, "Capital of the Gauls," and the secondlargest city in France. Enjoy a walking tour through OLD LYON, situated between two rivers, the Rhone and the Saone, and see the Roman ruins and the Murales, examples of trompe l'oeil, started by a group of students in the `70s. On to Avignon, the medieval residence of several popes and antipopes. During your walking tour through the OLD TOWN, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colourful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. (B)

    In St. Remy-de-Provence, visit the ST. PAUL DE MAUSOLE MONASTERY, used as a hospital when Vincent van Gogh stayed there for a year in 1889. Continue to Les Baux-de-Provence, famous for its breathtaking views. Then, a special highlight awaits you: an OLIVE OIL TASTING. Arrive in the busy seaport of Marseilles, and visit the neo-byzantine NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE BASILICA, spectacularly located on a limestone outcrop near the Old Port on the foundations of an ancient fort. (B)

    Today, enjoy an included half-day excursion to 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. Explore its centre during your walking tour, and wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau. This evening, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Marseilles' excellent local restaurants as a proper au revoir to France. (B,D)

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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PRE PARIS 02 Sep 2018 31 Oct 2018 $278 AUD $144 AUD $120 AUD
PRE PARIS 22 Jul 2018 01 Sep 2018 $235 AUD $123 AUD $105 AUD
PRE PARIS 20 Jul 2018 21 Jul 2018 $248 AUD $128 AUD $109 AUD
PRE PARIS 08 Jul 2018 19 Jul 2018 $278 AUD $144 AUD $120 AUD
PRE PARIS 07 Jul 2018 07 Jul 2018 $292 AUD $151 AUD $124 AUD
PRE PARIS 01 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 $278 AUD $144 AUD $120 AUD
PRE PARIS 15 Jun 2018 30 Jun 2018 $309 AUD $159 AUD $131 AUD
PRE PARIS 01 May 2018 14 Jun 2018 $278 AUD $144 AUD $120 AUD
PRE PARIS 01 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018 $235 AUD $123 AUD $105 AUD
POST MARSEILLES 01 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2018 $207 AUD $119 AUD $101 AUD
POST MARSEILLES 01 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 $204 AUD $117 AUD $100 AUD
POST MARSEILLES 01 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 $207 AUD $119 AUD $101 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $110 AUD

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