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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.

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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.
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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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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.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      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.


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      Trip code: WWOF

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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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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      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


       

      Wonderful France

      Your Itinerary

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      Paris, France

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      Arrive Paris (2 Nights)

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      Paris Sightseeing

      Lyon, France

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      Paris – Beaune – Lyon

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      Lyon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

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      French Riviera

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

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      Arles Excursion

      Paris, France

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      Avignon – TGV Train – Paris

      Paris, France

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      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

      Optional Experiences

      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 flavour of Montmartre life.

      Adult Price: €37.00

      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

      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

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      Novotel Gerland

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

      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

      Optional Experiences

      The Secrets Of Aix And Paul Cezanne

      Join us as we explore the magnificence of the private mansions, fountains, squares and the cathedral of the town of the Counts of Provence. Later, enjoy a private tour of one of the favourite haunts of Paul Cezanne with a Local Specialist - a native of Aix en Provence.

      Adult Price: €34.00

      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

      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

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      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

      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

      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

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      Available Departures

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      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

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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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