La France

Grotto of Lourdes France  Paris, France Loire Valley, France Carcassonne France

BOOK NOW!

from $3,769*

Departures from Apr. 08 – Oct. 07, 2017

Escorted Tour: 15 Days/ 14 Nights

The ideal vacation to explore the sights of France. Ascend to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, see the landing beaches, taste local wine, visit St. Bernadette’s grotto and join in the rosary and candlelight procession.

Paris, Honfleur, Bayeux, Normandy Beaches, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Angers, Essé  Chenonceau Castle, Bordeaux, St. Emilion, Biarritz, Lourdes, Carcassonne, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Grasse, Lyon, Dijon

ITINERARY:
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, France
Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 p.m., meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”
(Dinner)
Day 2 Paris

Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysées. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window. Optional excursions are available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, as well as to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.
(Breakfast)
Day 3 Paris–Honfleur–Bayeux
A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to the picturesque town of Honfleur with its enclosed harbor. Time to explore both towns before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA’S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror’s conquest of England.
(Breakfast)
Day 4 Bayeux–Normandy Beaches–Mont St. Michel–St. Malo
On to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6th, 1944, stop at OMAHA BEACH and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY.  Enjoy an included before you visit the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo, .
(Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5 St. Malo–Essé–Angers–Loire Valley
Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany and stop in Essé to visit La Roche-aux-Fees, a dolmen dating back to 3500-3000 BC.  Then enter the Loire Valley and stop in Angers for an orientation of this beautiful town on your way to Blois. This evening you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant.
(Breakfast)
Day 6 Loire Valley–Chenonceau Castle–Bordeaux
Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savor dinner with wine at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7 Bordeaux. Excursion to St. Emilion
In the morning you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe’s largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where an exclusive WINE TASTING at Château Soutard awaits you.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8 Bordeaux–Biarritz–Lourdes
A wonderful stop at the coast to visit Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and this evening, join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 Lourdes–Carcassonne–Nîmes
From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk on the ancient BATTLEMENTS and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nîmes for your overnight stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans!
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10 Nîmes–Grasse–Nice
This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where an expert will give a lecture about PERFUME-MAKING. Then, drive along the Mediterranean coast and the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where you will stay for two nights. An optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.
(Breakfast)
Day 11 Nice
Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Côte d’Azur at your own pace. Visit the beach or browse through the elegant shops; you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence.
(Breakfast)
Day 12 Nice–Aix-en-Provence, France–Lyon
Drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Follow your Tour Director for a walking tour through the center of the town. Then, join the main highway of France, the Route du Soleil, to Lyon, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins from FOURVIÈRE HILL.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 13 Lyon–Dijon
Start today with a PRIVATE  RIVER CRUISE on the Rhône and Sâone Rivers with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. Time to walk through OLD LYON and see the Murales, examples of trompe l’oeil, started by a group of students in the ‘70s. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then there is time to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 14 Dijon–Paris
Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!
(Breakfast)
Day 15 Paris
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(Breakfast)

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations in a 4* hotel for fourteen nights. ( Paris – 3 nights, Dijon – 1 night, Lyon – 1 night, Nice – 2 nights, Nimes – 1 night, Lourdes – 1 night, Bordeaux – 2 nights, Loire Valley – 1 night, St. Malo – 1 night, Bayeux – 1 night) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • 1 lunch.
  • 7 three-course dinners (with wine).
  • Guided tour of Paris.
  • Visit Honfleur, the Normandy Beaches, Bayeux, Biarritz, Carcassonne.
  • Guided visit of Mont St. Michel Abbey.
  • Visit Chenonceau Castle, St. Bernadette’s grotto, a perfume factory.
  • Walking tours of Bordeaux, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Wine tasting at Chateau Soutard.
  • Orientation drives of Lyon and Dijon.
  • High-speed TGV train (first class) from Dijon to Paris.*
  • Services of a professional tour escort throughout.
  • Bus as per itinerary.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges .
    *In the rare event that the TGV train in unavailable, alternative services will be provided.

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada to France.
  • Porterage at airports.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.

Optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further while giving you the flexibility you want in a vacation. Click here for some must-see sights and experiences.

 

Hotels:
Paris:
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche (4 Stars) or similar
17 Boulevard Saint Jacques
75014 Paris
http://www.hotelsone.com/
Pullman Paris Bercy (4 Stars) or similar
1 rue de Libourne
75012 Paris
http://www.pullmanhotels.com/
Bayeux:
Hotel Novotel Bayeux (4 Stars) or similar
117 Rue Saint Patrice, Rond Point de Vaucelles
14400 Bayeux
http://www.novotel.com/
St. Malo:
Oceana Hotel (4 Stars) or similar
2 rue Joseph Loth, Chaussée du Sillon
35400 Saint-Malo
http://www.oceaniahotels.com/
Loire Valley:
Mercure Blois Centre & Spa (4 Stars) or similar
28 quai Saint Jean
41000 Blois
http://www.mercure.com/
Bordeaux:
Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons Hotel (4 Stars) or similar
81 cours Saint-Louis
33300 Bordeaux
http://www.mercure.com/
Lourdes:
Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres (4 Stars) or similar
26 Av Bernadette Soubirous
65100 Lourdes – BP83
http://grandhotel-gallia-londres.h-rez.com/
Nimes:
Hotel Novotel Atria Nimes Centre (4 Stars) or similar
5 Boulevard de Prague
30000 Nimes
http://www.novotel.com/
Nice:
Hotel Ellington (4 Stars) or similar
25 Boulevard Dubouchage
06000 Nice
http://www.ellington-nice.com/
Dijon:
Hotel Oceania Le Jura  (4 Stars) or similar
14 avenue Maréchal Foch
21000 Dijon
http://www.OceaniaHotels.com

We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.

 

Departure Details Tour Start Date Return Date Land Only Price
4/8/2017 4/22/2017
$3,769.00
4/15/2017 4/29/2017
$3,799.00
Popular Departure 4/22/2017 5/6/2017
$3,799.00
4/29/2017 5/13/2017
$3,799.00
5/6/2017 5/20/2017
$3,799.00
5/13/2017 5/27/2017
$3,799.00
Popular Departure 5/20/2017 6/3/2017
$3,799.00
5/27/2017 6/10/2017
$3,799.00
6/3/2017 6/17/2017
$3,799.00
6/10/2017 6/24/2017
$3,799.00
Popular Departure 6/17/2017 7/1/2017
$3,799.00
6/24/2017 7/8/2017
$3,799.00
7/1/2017 7/15/2017
$3,799.00
Popular Departure 7/8/2017 7/22/2017
$3,799.00
7/15/2017 7/29/2017
$3,799.00
7/22/2017 8/5/2017
$3,799.00
7/29/2017 8/12/2017
$3,799.00
8/5/2017 8/19/2017
$3,799.00
8/12/2017 8/26/2017
$3,799.00
8/19/2017 9/2/2017
$3,799.00
8/26/2017 9/9/2017
$3,799.00
Popular Departure 9/2/2017 9/16/2017
$3,799.00
9/9/2017 9/23/2017
$3,799.00
Popular Departure 9/16/2017 9/30/2017
$3,799.00
9/23/2017 10/7/2017
$3,799.00
9/30/2017 10/14/2017
$3,799.00
10/7/2017 10/21/2017
$3,769.00
Popular Departure – due to itinerary and time of year, this departure historically sells out quickly. Early booking is encouraged.
**Price is per person based on 2 persons sharing a Double room.Prices are subject to change as a result of fuel surcharge increases or currency fluctuations. No changes will be made once final payment is received.
Single Supplement: $1,049, Triple Room Reduction: none, Extra nights per person in Paris available upon request.
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
Click here to view information on travel insurance.
For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: info@EuropeByChoice.com 212-400-7347

Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.

To submit a reservation request BOOK NOW! Or call for more info 212-400-7347.


Travel Terms & Conditions
:

Tour is operated by Globus and the purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Globus, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
View full Terms & Conditions

Important Notes:

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships’ crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as ‘included’ in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

 

TRAVEL TIPS:

Gratuities:
Tips to waiters, chambermaids, and to the Tour Directors, local guides, and drivers are not included. The following is a suggested guideline on tipping:
(a.) Euro 1.00 per person/per day for waiters and chambermaids
(b.) Euro 2.00 per person/per day for drivers and local guides
(c.) Euro 3.00 per person/per day for your Tour Director
Transfers:
Add transfers to your tour so you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel and back.
Baggage: Different airlines have different policies. For information on specific airline policies, please check your carriers web site.
Air Transportation:
Air fares change often and vary by gateway city, season, day of week and seat availability. Our air fares will be quoted to you within two business days of your tour reservation and will include the air fare, fuel surcharges and government taxes as quoted by the airlines. You are under no obligation to accept our airfare quote and may elect to use your reward miles or your preferred airline. We highly recommend to reserve your seats early in order to obtain the best air fare.

 

Speak Your Mind

*

COPYRIGHT 2011-2013 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED