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Highlights of France

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13 Days
Chateau Chambord, Loire Valley

Countries Visited

France ...more France

Locations Visited

Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Monaco, Nimes, Lourdes, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Mont St. Michel, Omaha Beach, Rouen ...more Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Monaco, Nimes, Lourdes, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Mont St. Michel, Omaha Beach, Rouen
  1. Day 1 Arrive Paris (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Paris. After a welcome meeting with your Travel Director, there is time to relax and explore this beautiful city. Consider an evening tour to Montmartre, an area full of charm and character.

    hotel Novotel 14 Porte d'Orléans
  2. Day 2 Paris Orientation and Free Time

    This morning your orientation features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Spend the rest of the day as you wish or join an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Paris – Beaune – Lyon

    Visit medieval Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Arrive later in Lyon, a dynamic cultural city. Enjoy an orientation tour en route to your hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Campanile Berge Du Rhone
  4. Day 4 Lyon – Avignon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

    Enjoy a scenic drive south to Avignon to view the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge. Then continue to the tiny Principality of Monaco on the coast. Finally, drive to your hotel on the glamorous French Riviera.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Appart'City Confort Cannes
  5. Day 5 French Riveria Free Day

    Relax and experience the Côte d'Azur's sophisticated atmosphere. Perhaps laze on the beach and sip cocktails in a shady terraced bar, shop for the latest fashions or explore the town of Cannes famous for its film festival.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  6. Day 6 French Riviera – Pont Du Gard – Nîmes

    View the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct which was built in the 1st century to supply water to the nearby towns. Continue to your hotel in Nîmes.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel C Suites Nîmes
  7. Day 7 Nîmes – Carcassonne – Lourdes

    Drive to Carcassonne for an orientation of this walled medieval town. Visit Lourdes, nestled in the foothills of the Pyrénées to view the basilica on top of St. Bernadette's Grotto. This evening, there is an opportunity to join a procession by torchlight to the basilica with the pilgrims - a magical and moving experience.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Mercure Imperial
  8. Day 8 Lourdes – Biarritz – Bordeaux

    Drive westwards from Lourdes to the Atlantic coast. In the glamorous resort of Biarritz explore the chic boutiques and watch the surfers perform their stunts. Traverse the rolling countryside of Les Landes to classical Bordeaux.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ibis Centre Meriadeck
  9. Day 9 Bordeaux – St. Émilion – Tours (2 Nights)

    Enjoy a scenic drive to the hilltop village of St. Émilion which is famous for its wine. Continue past the strange buildings of Futuroscope, the amusement and science theme park at Poitiers, to the Loire Valley.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Ibis Styles Sud
  10. Day 10 Loire Valley and Château Excursion

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairytale château built across the River Cher, home to priceless collections of Renaissance art and furniture. Your journey continues through verdant countryside. View the imposing castle at Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci is said to be buried and view the splendid Château de Chambord. Tonight why not try delicious local Touraine cuisine?

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  11. Day 11 Tours – Mont St. Michel – D-Day Landing Beaches (Omaha) – Deauville

    Head north through the picturesque countryside of the Loire Valley and Normandy. Visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Then continue to the historic D-Day Landing beach and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, harbour and international film festival.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Ibis Centre
  12. Day 12 Deauville – Honfleur – Rouen – Paris

    Explore the picturesque harbour at Honfleur on the Normandy coast, a summer haunt of the impressionist painters. Drive through cheese and cider country to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and view the impressive cathedral. Your day ends in the glittering capital, Paris, where you may consider an Optional Experience to a local restaurant.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Pont de Sevres
  13. Day 13 Depart Paris

    Say 'au revoir' to Paris, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday in France. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 12 Buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower
  • Beaune Visit this charming town
  • Lyon Orientation tour of this gastronomic city
  • Avignon View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace
  • Monaco Visit the Principality
  • Cannes Visit the home of the annual film festival
  • Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct
  • Carcassonne Visit this beautifully preserved walled city
  • Lourdes View St. Bernadette's Grotto
  • Biarritz Visit this glamorous resort
  • Bordeaux Orientation tour
  • St. Émilion Visit the famous wine village
  • Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Châteaux at Amboise and Chambord
  • Mont St. Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey
  • Normandy Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha
  • Honfleur Visit this picturesque port
  • Rouen View the cathedral

Dates & Prices

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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

Paris Dinner And Illuminations

Enjoy a taste of local cuisine with a memorable dinner and drinks in typical Parisian style. Afterward, driving through this amazing city, we'll stop at scenic vantage points to give you opportunities to capture these fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
Adult Price: €67

Montmartre Village And Artists' Square

Dominated by the soaring Sacre Coeur Basilica, you’ll join your Local Specialist to explore Montmartre’s winding streets, unusual galleries and world-famous Artist’s Square—once home to the works of Toulouse Lautrec and Picasso. You’ll have time to browse, barter for original art and taste local cuisine, for a real flavor of Montmartre life.
Adult Price: €37

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: €162

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment—including the world-famous Can-Can.
Adult Price: €139

Lyon

Beaujolais Gourmet Dinner And Old Town Discovery

Enjoy an evening drive along the beautiful Saône River and taste the most acclaimed French cuisine. You’ll discover Lyon's secrets, from the Gauls to the medieval old town. A UNESCO World Heritage city, Lyon is also the gastronomic capital of France and our chef will prepare a mouth-watering three-course dinner, with local wines included.
Adult Price: €69

Cannes

St Paul de Vence and Nice

A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights brings us to the quaint walled hill town of St Paul de Vence. Our walk through the village’s winding streets with a Local Specialist reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered ramparts and interesting galleries. Then, because no visit to the Riviera is complete without it, we continue to glorious Nice to enjoy the city, its old town and colorful Provençale markets.
Adult Price: €43

Nice

St Paul, Corniche Drive, Perfumery and Meal

First, we'll travel to the medieval hilltop town of St. Paul to visit this artists' paradise. We'll continue along the Riviera, traveling on corniche roads with their spectacular views, to a local restaurant for a delicious meal, including drinks.
Adult Price: €83

Arles

On the trail of Vincent Van Gogh

Discover the secret stories and life of Vincent Van Gogh, as you stroll through the ancient streets and squares of this enchanting provincial town with our resident Local Specialist.
Adult Price: €23

Biarritz

Highlights Of The Pyrénées

Join us on a beautiful drive up into the Pyrénées, where we’ll catch a funicular train to ascend through mountain pastures to the top of these magnificent mountains, finding ourselves in Spain. You’ll have time to enjoy some Basque hospitality before our descent, with a drink included. Weather permitting.
Adult Price: €41

Bordeaux

Wine Tasting in a French Chateau

Discover the most famous wine region in the world with a tasting at a historic French Chateau. Explore the underground cellars, learn about the wine-making process and why Bordeaux wine is so well known. Listed as a National Heritage site, this family-owned vineyard is truly an experience not to be missed.
Adult Price: €37

Tours

Tours, Old Town and Traditional Dinner

You’ll discover the charm of Tours, bustling city of St. Martin and Renaissance kings, and its Old Town on this evening tour. You'll also enjoy Touraine cuisine in a traditional restaurant.
Adult Price: €67

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Wendell Covalt Jr
Friday, June 21, 2019
Service
Excellent tour guide, quality bus, hotels very pleasant, great selection of locations visited and events. all in all an excellent trip.
Vacation
Great guide, locations, quality of events, pleasant hotels, explanations of the different areas of France.
Eddie Byone
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Service
I had a very good experience on the trip, everything went as planned.
Vacation
Well planned the trip was exciting and fun.
Vickie Kjesbo
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Service
Example: Air France strikes resulted in cancellation of the Heathrow to CDG leg flight. AF rescheduled 2 days later! Get Rep was able to get on a direct DET to CDG flight! GREAT RELIEF, GREAT JOB, and THANK YOU!!!!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad we could be there for you to make sure your trip was hassle-free! Thank you for your comment, we'll share it with the team. Happy travels!
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Vacation
Excellent package, loved the visit sites selected, enjoyed Nikolas our guide.
Marsha Wagner
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Service
Pros: Great customer service. Tour Director wonderful. Also, he was very informative and knowledgeable about France. Driver did an excellent job. Saw everything we were suppose to plus. Trip very well organized. France is a beautiful country, enjoyed every minute of it! Cons: Very fast pace.
Vacation
Cost saver package so hotels were probably in line for what we paid. Dinner excursions pricey.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Service
Easy to set up vacation and work with agent. Enjoyed the highlights of France tour and the guide and driver were exceptional. Very attentive. Would recommend to others.
Vacation
Great value and allowed optional experiences.
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