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Wonderful France

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

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      • Departure 13 July will be in Paris on Bastille Day. Celebrations will be taking place throughout Paris.
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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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • 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

      Stroll along Pont du Gard, soak up the sun-kissed charm of St. Tropez and Monaco, 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: FWOF

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

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

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • WALKING TOUR in Paris with a Local Specialist

        • CITY TOUR in Arles

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

        • VISIT Pont du Gard and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

        • CRUISE to St. Tropez

        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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


       

      Wonderful France

      Your Itinerary

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      Paris, France

      Day 1

      Arrive Paris (2 Nights)

      Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Lyon, France

      Day 3

      Paris – Beaune – Lyon

      Cannes, France

      Day 4

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

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      Day 5

      French Riviera Free Day

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      Day 6

      French Riviera – St. Tropez – Arles – Avignon (2 Nights)

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      Day 7

      Pont du Gard Excursion and Avignon Free Time

      Paris, France

      Day 8

      Avignon – TGV Train – Paris Free Time

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      Depart Paris

      Day 1

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

      Discover romance, sophistication and French joie de vivre in Paris - the launch pad to a memorable journey through the French countryside. Explore the grand boulevards and winding lanes of the City of Lights, before meeting your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. We take to the streets this evening to see some of the city's most iconic sights, including the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, standing in all its glorious splendour for you to admire.

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist to delve into the hidden squares and secret lanes of a Paris not normally frequented by tourists. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral then soak up the authentic atmosphere and local day-to-day life of the Parisians as you stroll through historic neighbourhoods. Spend your evening embracing the pageantry of Paris and perhaps experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: €139.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      Journey through the picture-perfect Burgundy wine region and stop in its walled regional capital, Beaune - most famous for the colourful geometric-tiled Hôtel-Dieu. We continue to the gastronomic capital of Lyon, where we spend the night. Discover the historic treasures of its well-preserved Old Town or perhaps indulge in delicious Beaujolais flavours in a local bouchon - the choice is yours.

      Hotel

      Novotel Gerland

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Gerland

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Local Beaujolais 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

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

      Follow the Rhône Valley south, enjoying some free time in Aix-en-Provence for a delicious lunch and the sweet flavours of Calissons, then stop in the glamourous Principality of Monaco bound for the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera. View the Palace, which has been the home of the Grimaldis since the 13th century, and the cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal together in Monaco before arriving at our hotel, where we'll spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Montaigne & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Montaigne & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 4

      Day 5

      French Riviera Free Day Day 5 - French Riviera Free Day

      Explore the French Riviera on your day at leisure. Relax on the beach with the beautiful people, or visit the delightful hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a favourite haunt of the rich and famous.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      St Paul de Vence and Nice

      A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights bring us to the quaint walled hilltown 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 colourful provençale markets.

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      French Riviera – St. Tropez – Arles – Avignon (2 Nights) Day 6 - French Riviera – St. Tropez – Arles – Avignon (2 Nights)

      We arrive by boat in glitzy St. Tropez for a leisurely morning sojourn to soak up our fashionable surrounds. Continue to Arles, to admire the Romanesque Cathedral and Roman amphitheatre, once the site of bloody battles and exhilarating chariot races. Tread in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh with your Local Specialist, exploring the heritage of a city that was once an important Phoenician trading port. We arrive in the ancient city of Avignon, once the Seat of the Papacy, where we will spend the next two nights. Our orientation of this extraordinary historic city includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the famous ruined bridge straddling the Rhône, which 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

      Optional Experiences

      Treasures of Provence

      We'll journey through the prestigious vineyards of Château-Neuf-du-Pape to our favourite French Chateau Estate. Enjoy a a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars before a wine tasting, all while learning the secrets of the French wine-making process. Later, enjoy a dinner in traditional Provencal style, with drinks included.

      Adult Price: €72.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Pont du Gard Excursion and Avignon Free Time Day 7 - Pont du Gard Excursion and Avignon Free Time

      We cross the impressive Pont du Gard aqueduct in the company of a Local Specialist and learn about the history of this elevated architectural wonder that has spanned the Gardon River since Roman times. We return to Avignon for lunch and some time at leisure. Tonight, we enjoy delicious Provençal flavours as we 'Connect With Locals' and join the widow of Pierre Salinger for a memorable Be My Guest meal in a converted historic mill on the banks of the Sorgue.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 7

      Day 8

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

      The picture-perfect French countryside is our constant companion as we take the high-speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy back to Paris where you have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city on your own terms. This evening we celebrate an unforgettable sojourn through France at a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends.

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      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 the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, 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: €33.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: €38.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Paris Day 9 - Depart Paris

      This morning after breakfast, it's time to bid Paris a fond au revoir as our fascinating journey through France comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Delicious Provençal home cooking is the perfect accompaniment to a fascinating Be My Guest dinner enjoyed on the banks of the Sorgue with Poppy Salinger, who will regale you with stories of her famous husband. (Day 7)

      • Local Specialist
        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

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        • WALKING TOUR in Paris with a Local Specialist

        • CITY TOUR in Arles

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

        • VISIT Pont du Gard and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

        • CRUISE to St. Tropez

        • 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


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      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

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


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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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon.

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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