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Wonderful France

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Discover the best of France on this chic Country Explorer trip, as Paris meets the capital of cool, St-Tropez.

"Would do it again in a heartbeat!"

Michelle

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9 Days, 1 Country, 7 Cities

Wonderful France

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 04 November, 09 December 2017 and 27 January 2018 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Avignon. The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve in Paris. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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About this trip

Pop the cork for a sparkling encounter with Paris, the French Riviera, Burgundy's gastronomic talents and the Roman footprints left on the French landscape centuries ago. View the Palace of the Popes at Avignon, soak up the atmosphere of the Côte d'Azur and meet the widow of Pierre Salinger, special advisor to John F. Kennedy, over a home-cooked meal.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: WWOF

8 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Arles

    • Insider walking tour in Paris

    • Orientation of Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Monaco, Nice and Avignon

    • View Place Bellecour and the Basilica of Notre Dame in Lyon, the Royal Palace and Cathedral in Monaco and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower and Pont du Gard


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon.

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


 

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Your Itinerary

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Paris, France

Day 1

Arrive Paris (2 Nights)

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Day 2

Paris Sightseeing

Lyon, France

Day 3

Paris – Beaune – Lyon

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Day 4

Lyon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

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Day 5

French Riviera

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Day 6

French Riviera – Pont du Gard – Avignon (2 Nights)

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Day 7

Arles Excursion

Paris, France

Day 8

Avignon – TGV Train – Paris

Paris, France

Day 9

Depart Paris

Day 1

Arrive Paris (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Paris (2 Nights)

Welcome to Paris. Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the City of Light. This evening meet your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. Later enjoy an evening drive to see some of the most famous Parisian landmarks including the Champs Élysées and the Arc d'Triomphe.

Hotel

Novotel Tour Eiffel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Novotel Tour Eiffel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing

Today your Local Specialist reveals not just where, but how real Parisians live and shop, showing you the quaint historical, local neighbourhoods. This short insider walk finishes at one of Paris's loveliest squares, little known to outsiders, but a real favourite of the locals. Visit the second level of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views across the city. Tonight why not experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret?

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Paris – Beaune – Lyon Day 3 - Paris – Beaune – Lyon

Journey through the Burgundy wine region and stop in the regional capital Beaune. Later arrive in Lyon, the great gastronomic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps discover the Old Town and enjoy a Beaujolais dinner in a local 'Bouchon'.

Hotel

Novotel Gerland

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Novotel Gerland

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Lyon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights) Day 4 - Lyon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

Travel south to the Principality of Monaco. View the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and the cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. Enjoy a Regional Meal this evening in Monaco before arriving at your hotel in Nice on the French Riviera.

Hotel

Best Western Plus Masséna

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Best Western Plus Masséna

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 4

Day 5

French Riviera Day 5 - French Riviera

Spend today as you wish. The Côte d'Azur is a sparkling and pristine stretch of famous coastline. You might like to relax on the beach, shop in elegant boutiques or perhaps visit the hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

French Riviera – Pont du Gard – Avignon (2 Nights) Day 6 - French Riviera – Pont du Gard – Avignon (2 Nights)

Visit Pont du Gard aqueduct with a Local Specialist. Enjoy a guided walk along the top of the impressive aqueduct which dates back to Roman times. Later arrive in Avignon where your orientation includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône. This bridge inspired the famous French song 'sur le pont d'Avignon'.

Hotel

Mercure Pont d'Avignon

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Mercure Pont d'Avignon

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Arles Excursion Day 7 - Arles Excursion

Today travel to Arles and marvel at the Roman amphitheatre and Romanesque Cathedral during your sightseeing with a Local Specialist, a city where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a time. Tonight enjoy a delicious Be My Guest meal in a converted historic mill on the banks of the River Sorgue.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 7

Day 8

Avignon – TGV Train – Paris Day 8 - Avignon – TGV Train – Paris

This morning take the high-speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy back to Paris. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner in the City of Light.

Hotel

Novotel Tour Eiffel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Novotel Tour Eiffel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Depart Paris Day 9 - Depart Paris

This morning after breakfast, say 'au revoir' to Paris, your fellow companions and Travel Director as this fascinating journey through France comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/aus/tours/wonderful-france for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Delicious Provençal home cooking is the perfect accompaniment to a fascinating dinner enjoyed on the banks of the Sorgue with Poppy Salinger, who will regale you with stories of her famous former husband

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Paris and Arles. Enjoy a guided walk with a Local Specialist across the top of the Pont du Gard aqueduct dating back to Roman times

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Arles

    • Insider walking tour in Paris

    • Orientation of Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Monaco, Nice and Avignon

    • View Place Bellecour and the Basilica of Notre Dame in Lyon, the Royal Palace and Cathedral in Monaco and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower and Pont du Gard


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon.

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 3 Reviews

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    Service rating : The service was great. Our tour guide Giovanna . Our driver did a great job. Our luggage was always waiting in our room.Product : Our guide Giovanna did a great job. She was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We went to a lot of places we would not have known about or been

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    Service rating : Service given was excellent from the first day to the last. We were promptly received by your staff even when we exited the wrong terminal point. It is usually the first impression that gives us the warmth that you looked for in the service that you received. Great job

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    Service:

    Service rating : We have traveled with many different group tour companies and we have always been extremely satisfied with Trafalgar. This tour experience was exceptional. The tour guide is a key to a wonderful experience and our guide was one of the best that we have ever had.Product : We liked

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    Service:

    Service rating : Guide was OK, but we went to places that most folks had no interest in ,and did not visit highlights of the area.Product : Hotels were poor. Sites visited could have been better. Lunch stops were awful.

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    Service rating : Bought through a travel agentProduct : This itinerary was not up to the quality of our other Trafalgar vacations. Free time was given when everything was closed, such as a Sunday morning. There just wasn't much to do on some days. We were rushed through wonderful sightseeing

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