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Enchanting France *NEW*

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Let yourself be seduced by the sophistication and elegance of a festive sojourn through France.

"Beautiful Paris to the fabulous countryside"

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      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Let yourself be seduced by the sophistication and elegance of a festive sojourn through France. Medieval chateaux, historic city centres and sumptuous French flavours of roasted chestnuts, fresh oysters and effervescent champagne are the order of the day as you travel from Paris to Burgundy, Strasbourg to Dijon.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WENF

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Paris and Dijon

        • Orientation of Reims and Strasbourg

        • Visit the oldest and largest French Christmas Market in Strasbourg, the designer outlet shopping at La Vallée Village near Paris - home to 110 stores selling famous fashion and homeware brands


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      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

        • 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

      Loire Valley, France

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing – Chateau de Beauvois (2 Nights)

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      Châteaux Excursion

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      Chateau de Beauvois – Dijon

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      Dijon – Strasbourg (2 Nights)

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      Strasbourg Christmas Markets

      Paris, France

      Day 7

      Strasbourg – Reims – Paris (2 Nights)

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      Day 8

      Paris Free Day or La Vallée Shopping Outlet Village Excursion

      Paris, France

      Day 9

      Depart Paris

      Day 1

      Arrive Paris Day 1 - Arrive Paris

      Savour the good life in la belle France on this sophisticated sojourn that will see you visit charming towns, elegant country chateaux and one of Europe's oldest Christmas markets. This evening we kickstart our festive foray through France, joining our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the glittering icons of Paris, from the Champs Élysées to the Eiffel Tower.

      Hotel

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing – Chateau de Beauvois (2 Nights) Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing – Chateau de Beauvois (2 Nights)

      Delve behind the grand boulevards of Paris, joining a Local Specialist on their discovery of the hidden squares and secret lanes of a Paris that few outsiders have had an opportunity to explore. Your short insider walk will culminate in a visit to one of the city's loveliest squares, where you'll encounter the authentic flavours of and day-to-day life in Paris. Stroll through charming historic neighbourhoods before ascending to the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower for spectacular panoramic views of the city - the grand boulevards, manicured gardens and iconic Seine stretch as far as the eye can see. This afternoon, we leave Paris behind and journey to a magnificent chateau in the Loire Valley, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Chateau de Beauvois

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Chateau de Beauvois

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Châteaux Excursion Day 3 - Châteaux Excursion

      Tread in the footsteps of French nobility, admiring the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley. Join your Local Specialist for a visit to the exquisite Amboise Royal Château, where King François I once hosted Leonardo da Vinci, whose tomb now lies in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert adjoining the château. Next stop is the fairy-tale Chenonceau Château which straddles the River Cher. Admire its beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture, reflected in the waters of the river, and exquisite masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto, before rambling through its magnificent landscaped gardens. This evening, we feed our soul and stomach during an unforgettable Be My Guest Experience with bon amis.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Chateau de Beauvois – Dijon Day 4 - Chateau de Beauvois – Dijon

      The lively city of Dijon and its imperial heritage take centre stage today as we explore the capital of Burgundy, whose historic centre has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a Local Specialist who'll regale you with fascinating insights into the lives of the dynamic Burgundian Dukes and their link to the House of Habsburg. Admire the city's well-preserved monuments and see the Gothic masterpiece that is the Church of Notre Dame and grand Ducal Palace, overlooked by the Philippe le Bon tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore this medieval city. Saunter down the splendid Rue des Forges for a journey back to medieval times or consider a visit to the superb Musée des Beaux-Arts.

      Hotel

      Mercure Dijon Centre Clémenceau

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Mercure Dijon Centre Clémenceau

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Dijon – Strasbourg (2 Nights) Day 5 - Dijon – Strasbourg (2 Nights)

      The smell of roasted chestnuts on a chilly day makes our visit to the capital of Christmas even more special. We visit Strasbourg's Christkindelsmärik today, one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe and certainly one of the best, with 300 wooden chalets spread out over 11 sites. Browse the beautifully decorated Christmas stalls heaving with handmade decorations, local delicacies and Alsatian fare, then pay a visit to the giant Christmas tree on Place Kléber, waiting for night to fall to witness it towering over the square in all its illuminated glory.

      Hotel

      Le Boma

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Le Boma

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Strasbourg Christmas Markets Day 6 - Strasbourg Christmas Markets

      See Strasbourg's sights from the water this morning as you board your included river cruise that will take you past some of the important buildings of the European Union institutions such as the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. See the colourful half-timbered houses of Petite France that line the river banks and travel through one of the lock systems on the river. Spend the rest of the day exploring this beautiful medieval city, including its UNESCO World Heritage historic city centre.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Strasbourg – Reims – Paris (2 Nights) Day 7 - Strasbourg – Reims – Paris (2 Nights)

      We journey back north to Paris today via the ancient Roman city of Reims. Pop the cork on France's capital of champagne and uncover the imperial heritage of a city that for over a century crowned France's kings. After a brief orientation, set off to explore the ornate Gothic architecture of the 14th century Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims or join an optional experience to sample the fruity flavours of the region's fine champagnes. We continue to Paris where we spend the next two nights seduced by the glitz and glamour of the City of Light. Kick-start your love affair with Paris and consider joining an optional experience to one of the city's famous cabaret shows to sample Montmatre's nightlife.

      Hotel

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Paris Free Day or La Vallée Shopping Outlet Village Excursion Day 8 - Paris Free Day or La Vallée Shopping Outlet Village Excursion

      Spend a full day exploring Paris on your terms. Stroll along the Seine, popping in to a patisserie for a tasty treat and some people watching, or get your art fix at the Louvre, Pompidou Centre and even Le Marais. Alternatively travel to the outskirts of Paris to La Vallée Shopping Outlet Village and engage in some retail therapy at one of the best outlet shopping villages in Europe with over 110 designer shops to chose from. This evening, we revel in the city's intoxicating spirit of bonhomie as we dine in one of the city's fine brasseries to toast to new friendships.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Paris Day 9 - Depart Paris

      For now, it's time to bid a festive farewell to France at the end of a memorable trip. Transfers are available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Stay in a 18th century château containing antique furniture in the spectacular Loire region of France

      • Be My Guest
        Return to 17th century France and join a local family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangelle dinner accompanied by local wines

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Paris, Loire Valley and Dijon

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Paris and Dijon

        • Orientation of Reims and Strasbourg

        • Visit the oldest and largest French Christmas Market in Strasbourg, the designer outlet shopping at La Vallée Village near Paris - home to 110 stores selling famous fashion and homeware brands


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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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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      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.


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