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Trafalgar Highlights of France Summer 2018 (FHIG)

13 Days starts and ends in Paris Print
Tour Style: CostSaver
Europe Costsaver 2018
Visits: Paris, Lyon, Monaco Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nimes, Lourdes, Bordeaux, Tours, Orleans, Chenonceaux, Deauville, France

Grand avenues, lush vineyards and the French Riviera are highlights on this leisurely sojourn through France. Journey through the Loire Valley to the beaches of Biarritz, see Carcasonne with its enchanting city walls and the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace
  • Visit this charming town
  • Visit this glamorous resort
  • Orientation tour
  • Visit the home of the annual film festival
  • Visit this beautifully preserved walled city
  • Visit this picturesque port
  • Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Châteaux at Amboise and Chambord
  • View St. Bernadette's Grotto
  • Orientation tour of this gastronomic city
  • Visit the Principality
  • Visit the island town and view the abbey
  • Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha
  • Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower
  • View the Roman Aqueduct
  • View the cathedral
  • Visit the famous wine village

Dining Highlights

  • 12 Buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Three course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Paris (2 Nights)
Welcome to Paris. After a welcome meeting with your Travel Director, there is time to relax and explore this beautiful city. Consider an evening tour to Montmartre, an area full of charm and character.
Day: 2 Paris Orientation and Free Time
This morning your orientation features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Spend the rest of the day as you wish or join an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Paris – Beaune – Lyon
Visit medieval Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Arrive later in Lyon, a dynamic cultural city. Enjoy an orientation tour en route to your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 4 Lyon – AvignonMonaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)
Enjoy a scenic drive south to Avignon to view the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge. Then continue to the tiny Principality of Monaco on the coast. Finally drive to your hotel on the glamorous French Riviera.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 5 Cannes Free Day
Relax and experience the Côte d'Azur's sophisticated atmosphere. Perhaps laze on the beach and sip cocktails in a shady terraced bar, shop for the latest fashions or explore the town of Cannes famous for its film festival.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 6 French Riviera – Pont Du Gard – Nîmes
View the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct spanning the Gardon River which was built in the 1st century AD to supply water to the nearby towns. Continue to your hotel in Nîmes.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Nîmes – Carcassonne – Lourdes
Drive to Carcassonne for an orientation of this walled medieval town. Visit Lourdes nestled in the foothills of the Pyrénées to view the basilica on top of St. Bernadette's Grotto. This evening there is an opportunity to join a procession by torchlight to the basilica with the pilgrims - a magical and moving experience.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 8 Lourdes – Biarritz – Bordeaux
Drive westwards from Lourdes to the Atlantic coast. In the glamorous resort of Biarritz explore the chic boutiques and watch the surfers perform their stunts. Traverse the rolling countryside of Les Landes to classical Bordeaux.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 9 Bordeaux – St. Émilion – Tours (2 Nights)
Enjoy a scenic drive to the hilltop village of St. Émilion which is famous for its wine. Continue past the strange buildings of Futuroscope, the amusement and science theme park at Poitiers, to the Loire Valley.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 10 Loire Valley and Château Excursion
Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairytale château built across the River Cher, home to priceless collections of Renaissance art and furniture. Your journey continues through verdant countryside. View the imposing castle at Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci is said to be buried and view the splendid Château de Chambord. Tonight why not try delicious local Touraine cuisine?Buffet Breakfast
Day: 11 Tours – Mont St. Michel – D-Day Landing Beaches (Omaha) – Deauville
Head north through the picturesque countryside of the Loire Valley and Normandy. Visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Then continue to the historic D-Day Landing beach and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, harbour and international film festival.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 12 Deauville – Honfleur – Rouen – Paris
Explore the picturesque harbour at Honfleur on the Normandy coast, a summer haunt of the impressionist painters. Drive through cheese and cider country to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and view the impressive cathedral. Your day ends in the glittering capital, Paris, where you may consider an Optional Experience to a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 13 Depart Paris
Say 'au revoir' to Paris, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday in France. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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