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Country Roads of France

Operated by: Insight Vacations

16 Days from $4,654 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Panorama of lavender field in Provence, France

Countries Visited

France, Monaco ...more France, Monaco

Locations Visited

Paris, Troyes, Dijon, Chamonix, Annecy, Grenoble, Nice, Monaco City, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Aix-en-Provence, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Carcassonne, Albi, Cahors, Rocamadour, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Lascaux ...more Paris, Troyes, Dijon, Chamonix, Annecy, Grenoble, Nice, Monaco City, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Aix-en-Provence, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Carcassonne, Albi, Cahors, Rocamadour, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Lascaux
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Paris

    On arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport, transfers leave for the hotel at 08:30, 11:00 and 13:30. After checking in, the capital’s grand boulevards and world-famous landmarks are yours to explore. At 17:30, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner at Brasserie Bofinger, a local restaurant with cuisine inspired by country recipes.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Pullman Paris Centre Bercy.
  2. Day 2 Champagne Region and on to Dijon

    Journey through the Champagne region. Stop to savour a taste of champagne, for which this region is world famous. Continue on to your hotel in Dijon.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Grand Hotel Dijon La Cloche, Dijon.
  3. Day 3 Free Time in Dijon Relaxed Start

    Enjoy the Burgundy capital of Dijon. Its many handsome buildings recall the time when the Dukes of Burgundy were more powerful than the Kings of France. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the wine capital of Burgundy, Beaune? In the evening, don't miss the chance of an optional Burgundy wine tasting and traditional dinner in the Premier Cru village of Fixin.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Hotel Dijon La Cloche, Dijon.
  4. Day 4 Chamonix

    Travel towards the Mâconnais and Beaujolais before turning east into the Alps. A scenic symphony awaits you as you ascend into the high Alps and climb towards Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain. Your destination is the fashionable ski resort of Chamonix. In the evening you may choose to try a local pierrade at a local trendy eatery in a traditional chalet. This Optional Experience provides the chance to try a typical regional meal, cooked on a table barbecue using on a hot stone.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Mercure Chamonix.
  5. Day 5 Lakeside Annecy and Grenoble Relaxed Start

    In the morning, embark on a beautiful journey to the lakeside town of Annecy, dramatically situated between lake and mountains, it's a medieval spectacle and a summer getaway for the French and the Swiss locals. Enjoy free time for lunch in Little Venice, aptly named for the network of canals criss-crossing through the Old Town. Explore the city’s many lovely bridges at your leisure. Continue on to your hotel in Grenoble. This evening, savour a delicious raclette dinner at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Park Hôtel Grenoble-MGallery.
  6. Day 6 The French Riviera to reach Nice

    Glorious mountain scenery will be yours to enjoy as you travel along a spectacular route, used by the Emperor Napoleon when he returned from his first exile to try to take the throne of France once more. Continue to the French Riviera to reach the elegant resort of Nice. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish. In the evening, why not walk through old town Nice, ending in Cours Saleya where dinner is at your leisure at one of the many lovely bistros?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice.
  7. Day 7 Monaco and the Côte d’Azur

    Wake up ready to rub shoulders with the jet-set on the glamorous Côte d’Azur. Unlock the secrets of the French perfume industry with a visit to a perfumery, where fragrance experts waft exclusive scents from stoppered bottles. Then enjoy a drive along part of the Grand Prix circuit in Monaco and walk with your Travel Director through the old town to see the Royal Palace and yacht-filled harbour. Your exploration continues as you visit inside Monaco Cathedral, housing the tomb of Princess Grace. The rest of the day is set aside for you to enjoy the French Riviera at your own pace. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit to the medieval village of Eze and its hill-top Botanical Gardens for a spectacular view of the coastline?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice.
  8. Day 8 Picturesque Provence

    Visit the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, perched high above the Riviera beaches. A walk through its winding streets reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered stone walls and views of mountains and sea. Enjoy a lesson in the French sport of pétanque. Steady your hand and get ready to test your newfound skills as you take part in a game, completed by a glass of pastis, a French apéritif. Continue to Aix-en-Provence to see the sumptuous mansions lining the Cours Mirabeau and on to your hotel.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Aquabella Hotel & Spa, Aix-en-Provence.
  9. Day 9 Avignon and Pont du Gard

    Journey to Pont du Gard to see the magnificent ancient Roman aqueduct bridge. Continue on to Avignon to enjoy views of the remaining arches of the Pont d'Avignon and the fortified Papal Palace.Stop at the beautiful Domaine de la Vallongue for a tasting of its renowned wines and gastronomic olive oils. A MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, the estate uses traditional practices throughout, creating a sustainable business for future generations.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Aquabella Hotel & Spa, Aix-en-Provence.
  10. Day 10 Carcassonne and to Albi

    Head to beautiful Arles and learn about its historical connection to Vincent Van Gogh, who produced over 300 artworks during his time in the city. Cross the fertile Languedoc region, before journeying inland to the fortified town of Carcassonne. Travellers are often amazed at their first sight of this medieval gem, known for its fortress - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a complete set of ramparts and a medieval keep. Travel to Albi, the birthplace of the Toulouse Lautrec. During your orientation with your Travel Director, marvel at iconic sites including the views of Toulouse Lautrec Museum and the famous awe-inspiring cathedral, before spending the remainder of the day at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hôtel Saint Antoine, Albi.
  11. Day 11 Free Time in Albi

    Enjoy a full day at leisure, to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Albi.This evening enjoy a delicious dinner of carefully selected fresh ingredients, at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hôtel Saint Antoine, Albi.
  12. Day 12 Cahors and Rocamadour Relaxed Start

    Stop in Cahors, famous for its Black Wine, and see the Pont Valentré. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the open air market - full of fresh, seasonal produce and local delicacies, it's an experience to delight all of the senses. Travel to Rocamadour and enjoy free time to explore this medieval town perched on a cliff side above the Alzou River and known as a resting place for pilgrims on their way to Spain. Continue to the beautiful town of Sarlat-la-Canéda, its medieval core blessed with fine historic golden limestone houses.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel La Hoirie, Sarlat-la-Canéda.
  13. Day 13 Exploring the Dordogne Valley

    Start the day with a morning drive into the stunning Valley of the Dordogne to visit Lascaux II, where the world-famous prehistoric cave paintings have been faithfully reproduced.Enjoy a delicious Farm-to-Table Dinner, prepared with locally sourced ingredients and served with wines from the region.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel La Hoirie, Sarlat-la-Canéda.
  14. Day 14 Paris, The City of Light

    Travel onwards to immerse yourself in the beautiful city of Paris where on arrival you are free to explore this fascinating city as you wish. As evening descends, the City of Light lives up to its name as the monuments, buildings and bridges are lit up in all their glory. For that special touch of excitement and glamour don't miss the chance to join an Optional Experience to one of the world-famous cabaret shows.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Le Méridien Etoile, Paris.
  15. Day 15 Romantic Capital on the Seine

    During your time in Paris, see the impressive Eiffel Tower, the imposing facades of the Louvre, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and enjoy a drive along the Champs Élysées to Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe. Today enjoy an Insight Choice experience. Choose to shop in quaint boutiques like a true Parisian for fashion, perfume or cosmetics with your Local Expert. Alternatively, join a Local Expert, an avid foodie, as you head into areas where Parisians go about their daily lives to explore small shops and sample local treats and delicacies. You are in for a memorable evening starting with a delicious Celebration Dinner at the historic restaurant La Coupole, serving delicious French cuisine and wine.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Le Méridien Etoile, Paris.
  16. Day 16 Au Revoir Paris

    Your departure transfer will arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 08:00 or 11:00.

    meals Breakfast
Country Roads of France Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Paris: Shop in quaint boutiques like a true Parisian with your Local Expert.
  • Paris: Join an avid local foodie on a walk through the streets of Paris. Visit a variety of patisseries, boulangeries and chocolatiers and sample local treats and delicacies along the way.

Well-being

  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Top Rated Highlights

  • : Celebrated across France on 14 July, Bastille Day commemorates the end of the French monarchy. On select departures, witness the remarkable display of fireworks lighting up the warm summer sky and perhaps join in one of the traditional balls.
  • Dijon: Explore Dijon with your Travel Director to learn all about the history of this fascinating city, famous for its mustard and wines.
  • Chamonix: Stay in France's mountaineering capital.
  • Annecy: Enjoy free time in the Little Venice area.
  • Nice: Enjoy exploring the beautiful coastal town of Nice on the French Riviera.
  • Eze: Visit a perfumery to learn about the French perfume industry and discover your signature scent.
  • Monaco City: Explore inside Monaco Cathedral.
  • Monaco City: Enjoy a drive along part of the Grand Prix circuit and wander the old town with your Travel Director to see the Royal Palace and the yacht-filled harbour.
  • Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Discover the beauty of this hilltop town and why it became a refuge for artists.
  • Aix-en-Provence: See the mansions of the Cours Mirabeau, a lively thoroughfare in Aix-en-Provence.
  • Pont du Gard: See the ancient Roman bridges of Pont du Gard that cross the Gardon River.
  • Avignon: View the Pont d'Avignon and walk the medieval narrow streets of the Old Town to the Palais des Papes.
  • Arles: Hear more about the city that is famed for being the inspiration behind the Van Gogh paintings during a city orientation.
  • Cite de Carcassone: Enjoy an orientation of this fortified town and see the fortress, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Albi: This is the birthplace of artist, Toulouse-Lautrec. Walk the town and marvel at the awe-inspiring cathedral.
  • Sarlat-la-Caneda: Explore the cobbled streets of Sarlat-la-Canéda and see the historic golden limestone buildings.
  • Montignac: These caves contain some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world. For preservation reasons, they have been replicated in all their glory.
  • Paris: With a Local Expert, explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris. See famous landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the facades of the Louvre. Stroll the banks of the River Seine and admire romantic bridges, and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Paris: Shop in quaint boutiques like a true Parisian with your Local Expert.

Travel Director

  • : "I love to see how guests react to Paris because, despite its fame, it still surprises. It’s a majestic city, which shines in the daytime and sparkles at night."
  • : "I decided to become a Travel Director because I love the joy of discovery. When people see a place they've dreamed about, tasted something they've only read about, and hear the music and stories of a place they're exploring, we all share a joyful creation of lifelong memories."
  • : "Paris is truly a delight to all the senses – seeing the iconic architecture, hearing about the history, smelling the wonderful bakeries and tasting the local specialties during our foodie walk."

Authentic Dining

  • Paris: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at a local restaurant in the heart of Paris for a delightful Welcome Dinner, served with wine.
  • Colombé-la-Fosse: Journey through the Champagne region. Stop for a taste of the bubbles which have made this region famous worldwide.
  • Grenoble: Enjoy a delicious raclette dinner in Grenoble.
  • Cahors: See the Pont Valentré as you enjoy a tasting through the markets.
  • Sarlat-la-Caneda: Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner, prepared with locally sourced ingredients, and served with wines from the local region.
  • Paris: Join an avid local foodie on a walk through the streets of Paris. Visit a variety of patisseries, boulangeries and chocolatiers and sample local treats and delicacies along the way.
  • Paris: Rendezvous with your friends at a typical French bistro for a rousing Celebration Dinner with wine. Bon Appetit!
  • Dining Summary: 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 15 Breakfast (B)

Insight Experiences

  • Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Join a pétanque player to learn the secrets behind this traditional French discipline. Steady your hand and get ready to test your newfound skills in a game. End with a glass of pastis, a French apéritif.

Make Travel Matter

  • Provence: Taste renowned wines and gastronomic olive oils at Domaine de la Vallongue. Set in the heart of the Alpilles the estate plants vines that have been organically grown since 1985 and harvests using traditional, sustainable methods.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Paris

Available on Day 1

Seine Cruise and Illuminations

The City of Light really lives up to its name when the city's monuments, buildings and bridges are lit up in all of their glory. First, a specially-designed sightseeing boat takes us for an unforgettable cruise along the Seine and beneath famous bridges to appreciate the Left and Right Banks and the Île de la Cité and St Louis. Then, we'll enjoy an illuminations tour, when the rubies and diamonds of the Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower are at their magnificent best.
Adult Price: € 38

Dijon

Available on Day 3

Beaune & The Burgundy Wine Road

We take a scenic drive with our Local Expert through the most prestigious vineyards of Burgundy - the Cote d’Or, where every village sign reads like a wine list. Arriving in Beaune we'll discover this charming city, taking in the architectural jewel of the region - the Hospices.
Adult Price: € 31

Burgundy Wine Tasting & Dinner

The Premier Cru village of Fixin is your destination for this evening. Our visit begins at a winery, where a third-generation winemaker will take us to see some of his vines before he walks us through the elaboration process. Then he'll take us to a 16th-century cave to taste a selection of his wines. Later, we'll enjoy a wonderful dinner, sampling the rich flavors of Burgundy
Adult Price: € 76

Chamonix

Available on Day 4

Alpine Drive & Savoyard Dinner

The varied seasonal conditions of the Alps have resulted in an honest, robust cuisine fashioned from local ingredients. A spectacular, scenic drive high into the mountains, takes you through the national reserve of the Aiguilles Rouges, (Red Peaks) to a former farmer's lodge, now lovingly converted into a restaurant. You are welcomed with an apéritif before enjoying a delicious dinner of traditional Savoyard specialties. Wine is included.
Adult Price: € 68

Nice

Available on Day 6

Nice Old Town at Night

Enjoy a walk with your Local Expert through the historic and colorful maze of alleyways and streets of the Old Town in Nice. See Piazza Rozzetti, stroll along Rue Droite and finish in Cours Saleya for dinner at leisure in one of the hundreds of bistros and outdoor restaurants. Coach transfers are included.
Adult Price: € 22

Available on Day 7

Eze & Botanical Gardens

Today we'll follow the narrow winding cobbled alleys through Eze village; a medieval gem filled with old stone archways, flower-decked houses, shady squares and gurgling fountains. Visit the hill-top Botanical Gardens, where an impressive collection of cacti, sculptures and other rare plants surround the remains of an ancient chateau. After resting our feet by the contemplation pool, we'll reach the high point of our visit, literally, with fabulous panoramic views over the coast.
Adult Price: € 27

Traditional Niçoise Dinner

Provence wouldn't be Provence without sampling the local fare. Tonight, a nirvana of Niçoise specialties will be spread before you, colorful salads and meat dishes paraded from the kitchen, all made with fresh seasonal produce. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included but make sure you leave room for dessert!
Adult Price: € 71

Aix-en-Provence

Available on Day 8

Wonders of Aix

Bathed in the special light of Provence, we'll discover the elegant city of Aix with a Local Expert. Wander around its beautiful narrow streets and charming squares, embellished by fountains or hot springs. Each 17th or 18th Century house has a story to tell. You will feel the presence of the painter Paul Cézanne, visiting his art studio nestled in a charming garden and passing by the places which marked his life. Aix - a canvas of joyful impressions.
Adult Price: € 35

Albi

Available on Day 11

Village in the Sky

Driving through the vineyards of Gaillac, we'll soon arrive at Cordes-sur-Ciel, a medieval village that launches itself into the sky like a mirage. We'll enjoy a guided tour with our Local Expert, of the 13th-century streets, lined with Gothic houses sheltered behind timber doors. Craft shops, artists’ galleries and panoramic views ensure that Cordes-sur-Ciel fascinates all those who visit, a place not to be missed.
Adult Price: € 40

Sarlat-la-Caneda

Available on Day 13

An Evening on the Dordogne

Locally known as the “Grande Aygue,” the River Dordogne wends through the local countryside. For several centuries, the river was a commercial center for the valley and riverboats or Gabarres, passed by with captains at the helm. Join us for a cruise on a Gabarre replica and admire the magnificent view that the valley has to offer, including some of the most prestigious chateaux of Perigord and enjoy a drink with your companions.
Adult Price: € 32

Paris

Available on Day 14

Moulin Rouge Cabaret and Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!
Adult Price: € 165

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

Ooh, la LA! Get swept away by Can-Can dancers and other dazzling acts at one of Paris’s oldest and most authentic cabaret houses. We’ll dine, pop a few bottles of champagne, and enjoy fun, music and la joie de vivre! Truly a night you’ll never forget.
Adult Price: € 139

Available on Day 15

Giverny Excursion

A lovely drive takes us along the Seine to the village of Giverny, where the impressionist artist Monet lived for the last 43 years of his life. Enjoy a visit to see his fascinating house with its blend of colors. However, it's in the garden where the spirit of the artist is most revealed. A spectacular array of colors is created by poppies, delphiniums, lupins, peonies, irises and roses, while the water garden is a wistful dream of bamboo, willow and rustic bridges sweeping over the water lilies, one of Monet's favorite subjects.
Adult Price: € 49

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Savitha Reddy
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Service
Alyssa Rucker is exceptional. Her replies were very prompt and helpful. She went above and beyond her duty to help out when I reached out to her during our travel.
Vacation
Country Roads of France was a beautiful experience. We had a wonderful tour director Laurent and an exceptionally good driver Denis. Unfortunately we had to go through a bad experience of a stolen purse of my sister's at Avignon Grand Hotel in Avignon where we stayed three nights. She lost everything including her Passport, Global Entry card, Driver's license, money, credit cards, IPhone and her precious pictures of the deceased loved ones. Very unpleasant experience and a lot of inconvenience. Did not get much help at all from the Hotel. A police report was also filed in Avignon.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Service
I do not have complaints with GET and Barb was efficient, as in previous cases. This was our third tour with Insight Vacations and, probably, the last one. We were disappointed: 1. There were some cheap hotels of unacceptable level (Avignon, Albi, Chamonix, etc.). 2. Most of the days were with no activities, obligating the passenger to choose expensive (“optional”) brief activities. The total was around 700 euros per person and I paid around 540 dollars each. It was realty a pity to be so close to important places that we could not visit. 3. The Tour Director was a nice person, but without the knowledge and motivation to give rich explanations about the history, culture and economics of what was seen. Frequently, she left the group alone in the middle of a town with general directions of how to return to the bus (this practice was dangerous and created stress to group members). 4. What was promised in the brochures was not accomplished in some cases. Example: in the map and in the text the village and the castle of popes was mentioned (Chateauneuf-du-Pape). We saw in the distance (miles away) the castle from the bus and attended a degustation of of two cups of wine in a winery called Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Vacation
This was our third tour with Insight Vacations and, probably, the last one. We were disappointed: 1. There were some cheap hotels of unacceptable level (Avignon, Albi, Chamonix, etc.). 2. Most of the days were with no activities, obligating the passenger to choose expensive (“optional”) brief activities. The total was around 700 euros per person and I paid around 540 dollars each. It was realty a pity to be so close to important places that we could not visit. 3. The Tour Director was a nice person, but without the knowledge and motivation to give rich explanations about the history, culture and economics of what was seen. Frequently, she left the group alone in the middle of a town with general directions of how to return to the bus (this practice was dangerous and created stress to group members). 4. What was promised in the brochures was not accomplished in some cases. Example: in the map and in the text the village and the castle of popes was mentioned (Chateauneuf-du-Pape). We saw in the distance (miles away) the castle from the bus and attended a degustation of of two cups of wine in a winery called Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are terribly sorry to see that you were disappointed in this trip. The itinerary does include several free days where guests are able to explore on their own at leisure or participate in the Optional experiences. This was mentioned in the day by day itinerary in our brochure and website. We apologize if this was not made clear to you at the time you booked. We do offer several styles of tours that include more dedicated sightseeing time.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Gretta Sencevicky
Monday, July 15, 2019
Service
Daniel Peletiere handled our reservation and arranged our air travel. Cudo's for a great job! Country Roads of France was "comfortable and enjoyable" thanks to Elizabeth, our guide, and, our driver, Dennis! The incredible heat was "very uncomfortable"; however, Elizabeth made good adjustments in our schedule that prevented our group of 24 from touring the local hospitals for dehydration! Her ability to keep us safe and enjoy the trip should be commended!!!!
Vacation
Enjoyed the "creature comforts" of Country Roads of France. Our driver, Dennis, keeps the safest and cleanest bus on the highways! Our guide, Elizabeth, provided a wealth of knowledge at appropriate times, warmth and caring for each member of the 24-person group, patience with those of us who "got lost" more than once, and an enjoyable sense of humor! They were a wonderful team! Our group of travelers was quite diverse; enjoyed their company! The itinerary...seemed repetitive in comparison to that I enjoyed on Country Roads of Italy in 2018... Planning another trip in 2020...GET is on the table! Thanks!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. We will be sure to let Elizabeth and Dennis know how much you appreciated their expertise. We appreciate your business and are so happy that you enjoyed the Country Roads of France.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Cheryl Huffman
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Service
It's always easy to book with GET.
Vacation
Great trip with a great bunch of fellow passengers. I totally enjoyed the sights and beauty of the back roads of France, as well as the great food and wine.
Elizabeth Petersen
Monday, May 14, 2018
Service
Would definitely book with them again.
Vacation
Good value and organized.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Service
This was my sixth trip with Grand European Travel and I thoroughly enjoyed traveling through Southern France. Our guide was knowledgeable, organized and funny and our coach driver was the most professional and skilled ever.
Vacation
Excellent trip in every way.
Judith Fitzgerald
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Service
We had an excellent tour guide, excellent driver, comfortable and clean bus with WiFi and USB plug-ins, good hotels centrally located, enriching optionals, thoughtful and enjoyable "flourishes", well-paced and generally enjoyable experiences.
Vacation
Good value; reasonably priced.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Service
GET provided good descriptions of the activities on the trip, which made choosing "Country Roads" a "no-brainer." I also found that GET personnel were very helpful and informative when I needed answers to questions and help with some of the options (flight plans) beforehand. Then the whole organization of the trip was well-thought-out and well-executed.
Vacation
As a "rookie" on guided bus touring, I was very happy with the route we followed, the sights we were able to see, and the experiences we had, and delighted with the quality of the hotels we stayed in (beyond my price range in my independent travels!). And I don't see how we could have had a better guide: Mark De Cote was extremely knowledgeable about the areas we visited, had lots of interesting and informative stories that gave us great background on what we were to see, and brought us into contact with locals with whom he had friendships of long-standing, which really brought various aspects of the regions to life. Our main bus driver, Agostino, was possibly the most skilled and talented driver I could imagine -- on those winding, hilly roads in the wine country, and also in the Perigord/Dordogne, he handled everything coolly and calmly, and kept us comfortable and safe.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Service
Liked the I sight bus with free wifi
Vacation
Insight Travel did a great job. Our tour guide Laurent Millett was great.
Trusted Customer
Friday, July 1, 2016
Service
We love traveling with Grand European. Good value, good itineraries.
Vacation
We have found on previous Grand European or Insight trips that even limiting the optionals, we could have a full, interesting itinerary. On this particular trip very little was included, so that had we not signed up,for practically all the optional excursions, we would have had a very threadbare experience. This added a significant cost. Most people on our tour were pretty upset about it. Also, our guide, nice as he was, tended to do just the bare minimum.
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