Are you visiting our site from United Kingdom? Click to switch to the USA website

Wonderful France

9 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

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

"Everything was first rate"


About this trip

Paris meets the sparkling French Riviera to give you the best of both on this chic crafted itinerary. Even the journey shows you two worlds, from slow scenic drives to the high-speed TGV.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… meeting Emmanuel and his mother Poppy. Widow of Pierre Salinger – special advisor to John F Kennedy – she'll share stories of life alongside a political icon as you savour Emmanuel's finest home-cooked dishes.

Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: FWOF

8 Nights


12 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

Wonderful France

Your Itinerary

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.

Welcome Reception
Renaissance La Defense

2. Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Today your Local Specialist reveals not just where, but how real Parisians live and shop, showing you the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris' oldest historical 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?

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Giverny House And Gardens Of Claude Monet

Today, with our Local Specialist, we'll visit the charming former home of the greatest Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, which inspired his magnificent water lily paintings. Our coach will take us to the village of Giverny where we’ll enjoy a tour of the delightful house, gardens and famous Japanese bridge.

Adult Price: €49.00

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: €162.00

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.

Adult Price: €139.00

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 or consider a Beaujolais dinner in a local 'Bouchon'.

Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Gerland

Optional Experiences

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: €69.00

4. Lyon – Aix-en-Provence – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

Arrive to Aix-en-Provence, home of Paul Cezanne. See the sights during your orientation including Place de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau and the thermal springs. Later travel 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. Later arrive at your hotel on the French Riviera. This evening why not dine in one of the many local restaurants?

Buffet Breakfast
NH Nice

5. French Riviera Free Day

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.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

St Paul, Corniche Drive, Perfumery and Meal

Discover the medieval hill top town of St. Paul, known as an artists’ paradise. You’ll travel along the Riviera on the spectacular corniche, stopping off at a local perfumery. Finally, join us for a delicious meal and drinks at a local restaurant.

Adult Price: €83.00

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'. This evening join your companions for dinner at the hotel.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with Wine
Mercure Pont d’Avignon

Optional Experiences

Treasures of Provence

Discover one of the most beautiful villages of France amongst outstanding natural scenery, a true Treasure of this region. Enjoy a walk through the centuries of local history where you'll get a real insight into Provence before a delightful meal with wine. (On occasion, may be offered without meal for €25)

Adult Price: €63.00

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

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 new-found friends at a Farewell Dinner in the City of Light.

Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Evergreen Laurel

Optional Experiences

Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

Adult Price: €32.00

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

Adult Price: €36.00

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.

Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Paris and Arles.

  • Local Specialists
    Enjoy a guided walk across the top of Pont du Gard aqueduct with a Local Specialist.

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy a lovely meal in the French countryside on the banks of the Sorgue.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Not sure this is the trip for you?

Click here to see other trip recommendations

Trip Recommendations Other trips recommended to you

Because you looked at Wonderful France

Best of France

Discover the best of France on an exploration of Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Monaco, Bordeaux, Arles and more.

The Treasures of France

From fairytale châteaux to the chicness of France's capital Paris, this Country Explorer trip has it all.

Secrets of France

This insider's look at the south-west of France reveals small villages, historic landmarks and local rural character.

Highlights of France and Barcelona

Follow the spine of France's wine country before heading to buzzing Barcelona on this Regional Explorer trip.

Madrid to Rome

Uniting Spain, France and Italy, spend time in classic favorites like Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and the French Riviera.

Our best deals and offers
from our brochure

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

Paris, France
    • Insider walking tour in Paris

    • City tour in Arles

    • Orientation of Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Nice, Monaco, Aix-en-Provence, and Avignon

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower and Pont du Gard

    • View Place Bellecour and the Basilica of Notre Dame in Lyon, the Royal Palace and Cathedral in Monaco, the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon

What's Included


    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon.

    Airport Transfers

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

Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

enjoy infinity pool


Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.

sunset heart

Love... Travel

"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


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.


Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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 30 Reviews

  • Trip:


    Service rating : The service was 1st class....everything was taken care of by our guide.Product : The tour was very fast paced. We are in our mid sixties & in good shape....a lot of walking...up hills, etc. We had a few handi-capped ladies who could not do a lot of the tours...although they did

  • Trip:


    Service rating : Excellent service, we felt very well looked after. We didn't have to worry about anything, hotel check-in was arranged for us and our luggage was always waiting for us in our room. We only had to enjoy our travel knowing that the logistics details were well taken care of.Product

  • Trip:


    Service rating : Heidi was very helpful finding solutions made every negative into a positive. First hotel in Rome, not so clean. Giovanna was also a good director. But more reserved in personality.Product : I loved Moulin Rouge, Eiffel Tower, Avignon, the ancient Roman bridge, really nothing to

  • Trip:


    Service rating : The trip was great and our fellow passengers were very friendly.The tour guides were fun and informative. Although we went to a lot of places and towns, at times the paced seemed a bit rushed. So, that took a little steam out of the enjoyment. Sometimes we had to wait till others

  • Trip:


    Service rating : The tour director was very friendly and helpful but the coach was not as comfortable as Insight's less roomy and the seat rotation was not formalised.........Bruno had to keep reminding the few people who always sat in the front seat to move backProduct : The included dinners

Wonderful France

What our customers say on social | #simplytrafalgar

9 Days, 1 Country, 1 City

Wonderful France

Select your preferred departure date and then click Book Now or Request a Quote
Upgrades available for this trip:
  • Definite Departure Date i
  • Departure Date Available i
  • Early Payment Discount i
  • Last Minute Deal i
  • On Request Only i

Any questions? If so, call one of our agents or contact us via our enquiry form

800 352 4444

Was: pp Now: Save: pp


Book by:


Paris, France


Paris, France

Payment info

  • Twin-share option
  • Land only price
  • Flights available

This trip is not currently available to purchase through this website.

Did you know that you can secure this trip today for a deposit?

i Please read our Trip Notes before booking

    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 18 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. The 21 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Nice. The 27 December 2016 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Nice. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
  • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
  • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
  • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

Current Settings:

Analytics Active: True

VID: 9d0b3e60-739a-4240-9b9a-efae03a853b4

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/Home/Data/Trips/Wonderful France/Summer 2016

Page ID: {C2E9AA21-DAD4-4C6E-88DA-70FAB7B46271}

Page Name: Summer 2016

Page Display Name: Summer 2016

Page Template Name: Operating Product

Page Template ID: {EE27CEEF-7D22-45B3-8F2B-A556D3997A72}

Parent ID: {9A9EE5D4-FA0B-43E6-B726-62B79D5B511A}

Parent Name: Wonderful France

Parent Display Name: Wonderful France

Parent Template Name: Catalogue Product

Parent Template ID: {8302121E-1207-4BF0-95A2-6C0FCB0D684B}

Feature Toggle SagittariusTourUrlMerger: True

Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: True

Altered Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

Altered Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: False

Sitecore Site Name: website

Is Cost Saver: False