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Grand Tour of France


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Grand Tour of France 2017

What's Included
13 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
10 evening meals
Convenient local joining points
Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

Included Excursions
Honfleur – Mont St. Michel and St. Malo - Pretty harbour town, spectacular island and fortified old walled town
Amboise - Fine château
Loire Valley Châteaux - Explore beautiful and spectacular châteaux
Oradour-sur-Glane - Remembrance village preserved as it was at the end of the war
Rocamadour - Spectacular cliffside location
Carcassonne - Fortified town
Béziers and Grotte de Clamouse - Medieval town and impressive caves
Bormes les Mimosas, Fréjus and St. Raphael - Pretty floral village and charming riviera resorts
Pont d’Arc - Amazing natural arch bridge over the Ardèche river
Paris - ‘City of lights’ and cosmopolitan capital

Travel by Silver Service and enjoy these extras
Extra legroom for your added comfort
Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
Porterage in all hotels
Smaller, more personal group

Upgrade to Luxuria and enjoy these extras:
31 deluxe extra wide armchair-style reclining seats with extra leg room
Fully interactive T.V. screen at each seat with a wide choice of movies, T.V. programmes and music
Plug sockets and USB points at each seat to keep your devices fully charged

14 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Rouen area for an overnight stay.

  • Door-to-door available

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your feeder coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking). For Single Traveller holidays, it’s free of charge.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Honfleur, Mont St. Michel and St. Malo

Included excursion exploring the beautiful Normandy and Brittany coastline. Honfleur, with its 17th century Old Dock, is always a favourite. Next, we visit the picturesque island site of Le Mont St. Michel with its impressive abbey, then the fortified town of St. Malo, with its splendid city walls. Overnight in the St. Malo area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Tours, Azay-le-Rideau

We head to the Loire Valley for a two-night stay in Chinon, a smart ‘bourgeois’ town. Enjoy an included visit to the leafy village of Azay-le- Rideau, with its small but incredibly beautiful château.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Loire Valley Châteaux

Included full day exploring the lovely Loire Valley and its châteaux. We travel first to the picturesque town of Blois. We continue to Amboise on the banks of the Loire River. We end the day at the village of Chenonceaux, home to the Château de Chenonceau built over the river Cher.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Oradour-sur-Glane

En route to Rocamadour in the Dordogne for a two-night stay, we visit the Remembrance village of Oradour-sur-Glane, scene of a German SS massacre of the villagers. The ruined village has been left exactly as it was during the war.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Rocamadour

Full day at leisure in Rocamadour, perched high on a limestone cliff in the heart of the Dordogne.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Carcassonne

We drive through the beautiful Dordogne countryside to Carcassonne for an overnight stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring Carcassonne, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from the walls of the old city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Béziers and the Grotte de Clamouse

This morning we travel to the medieval town of Béziers, then to the famous Grotte de Clamouse to see the calcite and aragonite formations. Continue to Aix-en-Provence for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Bormes les Mimosas, Fréjus and St. Raphael

Our included excursion to the Côte d’Azur begins at the pretty floral village of Bormes les Mimosas, considered to be one of the prettiest in France. We continue to Fréjus and St. Raphael, two striking riviera resorts, both with charming old centres, fine beaches and homes of the rich and famous.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Gorges du Verdon

Free time in Aix-en-Provence or join our optional tour to one of the most impressive natural sights in Europe, the Gorges du Verdon. This dramatic gorge is a sight not to miss as the pretty River Verdon flows through this precipitous valley.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - Ardèche

En route to the Lyon/Macon area for an overnight stay we explore the wild, rugged, yet intensely beautiful scenery of the Ardèche, seeing quaint villages clinging to the hillsides, as well as the famous Gorges de l’Ardèche and the Pont d’Arc, a spectacular arch carved out by the Ardèche river.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12

To the Paris area for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Paris

Included full day in the ‘city of lights’. Join our optional, guided sightseeing tour to see all the major sights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation

Overnight stays in the Rouen, St. Malo, Lyon/Macon and Paris areas will be in minimum 2-star city-style hotels. In the Loire Valley you will stay at the 3-star Ibis Chinon or similar for two nights, followed by two nights at the 2-star Hotel Lion d’Or in Rocamadour, or similar. You will then spend one night at a 2-star hotel in the Carcassonne area, and three nights at the 3-star Novotel Beaumanoir, or similar in Aix-en-Provence.

Extras

Optional Excursions

  • Gorges du Verdon - Dramatic gorge
  • Paris Guided Sightseeing - The best way to see the major sights

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing.

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