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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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          • 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. Meander 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.


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          Trip code: FWOF

          8 Nights

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          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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            • City tour in Arles

            • Cruise to St. Tropez

            • Insider walking tour in Paris

            • Orientation of Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Monaco, 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) 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

            • 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)

          Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

          Day 2

          Paris Sightseeing

          Lyon, France

          Day 3

          Paris – Beaune – Lyon

          Cannes, France

          Day 4

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

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          French Riviera

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

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          Day 7

          Pont du Gard Excursion

          Paris, France

          Day 8

          Avignon – TGV Train – Paris

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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 launchpad to a memorable journey through the picturesque countryside of France. Explore the grand boulevards and labyrinthine lanes of the City of Light 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, lit up 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 Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing

          Join a Local Specialist to delve into the hidden squares and secret lanes of a Paris not normally frequented on the beaten track. Your short insider walk concludes in one of Paris's loveliest squares. Soak up the authentic atmosphere and local day-to-day life of the Parisians as you meander through quaint 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. 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

          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

          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

          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 - perhaps most famous for the colourful geometric-tiled Hôtel-Dieu. We continue to the great gastronomic capital of Lyon, where we spend tonight. 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 Musee Des Confluences

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Novotel Gerland Musee Des Confluences

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

          Meandering through the French countryside, we enjoy free time in Aix en Provence for a delicious lunch and the sweet flavours of Calissons, stopping in the glamorous Principality of Monaco en route to 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 and Spa

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Regional Meal

          Hotel

          Montaigne and Spa

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Regional Meal

          Day 4

          Day 5

          French Riviera Day 5 - French Riviera

          Walk in the footsteps of the world's big stars strolling along the sophisticated streets of Cannes on this day at leisure in the French Riviera. See the famous Palais des Festivals at the end of La Croisette, relax on the beach with the beautiful people, or visit the delightful hilltop town of St. 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

          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 on the sun-kissed shores of glitzy St. Tropez for a leisurely morning sojourn to soak up our glamorous surrounds. Continuing to Arles, we 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 fascinating 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 and today a popular pilgrimage site, 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 River 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

          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

          Day 6

          Day 7

          Pont du Gard Excursion Day 7 - Pont du Gard Excursion

          We ramble atop 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 with the widow of Pierre Salinger at a memorable 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

          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

          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

          Day 8

          Day 9

          Depart Paris Day 9 - Depart Paris

          This morning after breakfast, it's time to bid Paris a sad 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

          • 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 Treasure
            Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

          • 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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            • City tour in Arles

            • Cruise to St. Tropez

            • Insider walking tour in Paris

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


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          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 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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