Grand Tour of France
You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to see the wine-growing region in Bordeaux. All of this and much more are included on this Grand Tour of France that starts and ends in Paris.
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Day 01: Arrive In Paris, France
Check into your hotel and spend free time strolling around Paris’ avenues. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Hotel: Novotel Paris
Day 02: Paris – Rouen – Honfleur – Caen
Drive first to the historical capital city of Normandy, Rouen—one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. Walk through its center, rich in gothic architecture. Next, visit lovely Honfleur, known for its picturesque port and houses with slate-covered facades. Continue to Caen.
Hotel: Ibis Herouville Savary
Day 03: Caen – Normandy Landing Beaches – Bayeux – Mont St. Michel
Time to see Caen before visiting the legendary beaches where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. Experience the most moving sites at Arromanches, St. Laurent, and the American Cemetery at Omaha. Next, journey to Bayeux, home to the famous tapestry depicting William the Conquerors’ epic battle in 1066 (entrance fee extra). Then, on to the unique beauty of Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessed via a causeway.
Hotel: Hotel Vert
Day 04: Mont St. Michel – Angers – Chateaux Country
Time to enjoy a visit of Mont St. Michel before departing for Angers to visit its Cathedral. Then, travel along the banks of the Loire River to reach the enchanting Chateaux Country. This evening, join an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Novotel at Amboise, 2 nights
Day 05: Chateaux Country
Spend the day at leisure or participate in an optional excursion to see some of the most spectacular castles of the Loire, steeped in the history of noblemen and kings since the 11th century. Gothic spires, medieval turrets, great fortresses, and beautiful châteaux make for splendid panoramas.
Day 06: Chateaux Country – La Rochelle – Cognac – Bordeaux
This morning spend some time in the picturesque town of La Rochelle, situated on the Atlantic coast followed by a scenic drive through the Bordeaux wine region where you will stop for a Wine Tasting session at one of the celebrated cellars. Next, enjoy an orientation walk of the city center of Bordeaux.
Hotel: Kyriad Prestige
Day 07: Bordeaux – Dordogne – Rocamadour – Toulouse
Discover one of France’s most scenic regions, the Dordogne. Stop in the dramatically located medieval town of Rocamadour, perched high upon a cliff. Continue southwards to Toulouse.
Hotel: Ibis Pont Jumeaux
Day 08: Toulouse – Carcassonne – Pont Du Gard – Avignon
Travel to Carcassonne for a walk in this well-preserved medieval town. Then, make a brief picture stop at the famous Pont Du Gard before reaching Avignon.
Hotel: Ibis Pot de l’Europe
Day 09: Avignon – Arles – Aix-En-Provence – French Riviera
Visit Arles, known all over the world by the paintings of Van Gogh. Admire the famous Roman Amphitheater, then continue to Aix-en-Provence to see its main street, the Cours Mirabeau, lined in the French tradition with plane trees. See its 17th-century palace, houses, and fountains. Finally, head to the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Don’t miss the optional evening excursion.
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Nice Airport, 2 nights
Day 10: French Riviera
Take time to enjoy all the amenities of the French Riviera on your own. Tonight, maybe join the optional Monte Carlo by night excursion to see the Principality of Monaco.
Day 11: French Riviera – Grasse – Lyon Area
First to Grasse to visit a traditional Perfume Workshop. See more of Provence and follow one of France’s great panoramic routes, which Napoleon took on his return from his exile in Elba in 1815. From Grenoble, join the expressway to the Lyon area.
Hotel: Lyon Quest or Parkest Hotel
Day 12: Lyon Area – Beaune – Paris
Travel through the picturesque vineyards and fields of Burgundy to medieval Beaune, the region’s wine capital since the Roman era, where you visit the famous Hôtel-Dieu. Return to the French capital of Paris. Don’t miss the optional evening cabaret show, a real Parisian spectacle.
Hotel: Timhotel Berthier, 2 nights
Day 13: Paris
Discover the glorious French capital with its many boulevards and monumental buildings. On your included sightseeing tour, a local expert will guide you through Parisian history, tradition, and modern living. Optional excursions are also available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and, to celebrate your tour, a French farewell dinner is magnifique!
Day 14: Depart Paris
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
|2019 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 12, 26||$3,019.00||$3,903.00|
|June: 09, 16, 23||$3,019.00||$3,903.00|
|July: 07, 14, 21||$2,969.00||$3,853.00|
|August: 11, 25||$2,969.00||$3,853.00|
|September:01, 08, 15, 22||$3,019.00||$3,903.00|
|Meals:||13 breakfasts, 5 dinners|
|Transport:||First Class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring|
|Accommodation:||13 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Tour Director and separate Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.