Best of France Summer 2017

Best of France Summer 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Enjoy France à la carte - châteaux, chic beach resorts and delicious cuisine served with a dash of French Riviera, medieval Bastide villages and a healthy helping of Bordeaux. Journey through the romantic Loire Valley to the beaches of Biarritz and Carcasonne with its enchanting city walls. Marvel at Avignon's famous bridge, see the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy and visit Claude Monet's home in Giverny.

Day 1 - Arrive Paris
Welcome to Paris, the City of Light. France is a diverse and fascinating country with so much to offer. From architecture to cuisine, your trip reveals a host of regional delights and specialities. This evening meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an orientation drive through the city to take in some of the breathtaking sights including the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe.Welcome Reception
Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

Day 2 - Paris – Beaune – Lyon
Drive south into Burgundy wine country, once home to the powerful Dukes of Burgundy, past the Côte d'Or vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits St. Georges. Arrive in the medieval town of Beaune to discover the treasures in the 15th century Hospice de Beaune. Tonight in Lyon why not try out some local specialities for which the city is justifiably famous.Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Gerland

Day 3 - Lyon – Avignon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)
Stop in Avignon to see the Papal Palace and the bridge made famous in the song, 'sur le pont d'Avignon'. Traverse Provence, a picturesque area favoured by artists such as Van Gogh and Cézanne to the Principality of Monaco. This small city state is both a constitutional monarchy and home to the rich and famous. View the cathedral, where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married. Later enjoy a Regional Meal in Monaco before arriving at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Best Western Plus Massena

Day 4 - French Riviera
Spend today as you wish. The Côte d'Azur is a sparkling and pristine stretch of famous coastline. You might like to lounge on the beach, shop in elegant boutiques or perhaps visit the hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. This evening why not dine in one of the many pleasant local restaurants.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - French Riviera – Arles – Carcassonne
Visit the town of Arles with free time to explore the city. Wind your way through the Corbières Hills and 'Cathar' landscapes on the way to Carcassonne, a walled city and UNESCO World Heritage site which was extensively restored in the 19th century. See the double ring of ramparts featuring 52 towers during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' was filmed on location in and around Carcassonne.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Best Western Le Donjon Authentic Accommodation

Day 6 - Carcassonne – Lourdes – Biarritz
Drive toward the Pyrénées and see the Basilica on top of St. Bernadette's grotto at Lourdes, a holy site of pilgrimage. Arrive at a graceful Basque town on France's Atlantic coast.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Radisson Blu

Day 7 - Biarritz – Bordeaux (2 Nights)
Head north through Les Landes to the classical town of Bordeaux. Built on the River Garonne, this is the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century and the bi-annual wine fair held in the city attracts buyers from all over the world. See the sights including the magnificent Esplanade des Quinconces during your orientation.Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Centre

Day 8 - Dordogne Excursion
Enjoy a scenic half-day included excursion through beautiful countryside and picturesque scenery in the Dordogne region, best known for the enchanting medieval 'Bastide' villages. Drive to the renowned wine village of St. Emilion, possibly one of the most famous towns with ties to wine production. Later return to Bordeaux where you will have free time to explore the city.Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 - Bordeaux – Loire Valley
Continue north through the Poitou Charentes region to the Loire Valley and stop to visit the beautiful fairytale Château Chenonceau. One of the most remarkable castles ever built, Chenonceau features stunning landscaped gardens and priceless collections of Renaissance furniture, tapestries and art. Join your fellow travellers for a special Be My Guest dining experience where you enjoy typical French hospitality.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Mercure Tours Nord

Day 10 - Loire Valley – Mont St. Michel – Omaha Beach
Travel through Brittany to visit the island-town of Mont St. Michel on the Normandy coast, featuring the abbey and picturesque streets. Follow the Liberty Highway to St. Lô and on to Omaha Beach where your Travel Director provides an excellent account of the momentous events that took place here. Pause and reflect on the courage of those who gave their lives. Visit the D-Day Landing Zone and learn in detail about how the operation was planned and executed. Arrive later at your hotel where you dine tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mercure Omaha Beach

Day 11 - Omaha Beach – Giverny – Paris (2 Nights)
Head south east towards the valley of the River Seine. Stop at Giverny and visit the house and gardens where Claude Monet lived for most of his life. One of the founders of French Impressionism, some of his most famous paintings were inspired by this spectacular garden. This evening in the glittering capital, Paris, consider a trip to one of the city's renowned cabaret venues.Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

Day 12 - 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. See the unique skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower, where you enjoy panoramic views across the city. Spend the rest of the day seeing more sights and shopping for souvenirs. This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 13 - Depart Paris
Say 'au revoir' to your fellow travellers at the end of a magical and memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Carcassonne
  • Scenic drive through Dordogne and Loire Valley.
  • Insider walking tour in Paris
  • Orientation of Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Avignon, Monaco, Nice, Arles, Lourdes and Bordeaux
  • See the Roman Ampitheatre and the Cathedral in Arles
  • View the Papal Palace in Avignon, The Royal Palace, Cathedral while in Monaco, Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena in Nice, St Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, Esplanade des Quinconces in Bordeaux, the Abbey of Mont St. Michel and the D-Day Beach of Omaha while in Normandy
  • Visit the Hospice de Beaune, Chateau Chenonceau, D-Day Museum, Claude Monet's home at Giverny and the Eiffel Tower

Dining Highlights

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • 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
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 02 April, 16 April, 27 August, 15 October and 22 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.

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Ratings based off 16 reviews . Currently showing 4 reviews with comments only.
By Beverly N on Oct 25, 2015

I highly recommend the Best of France tour with Trafalgar. The trip ran so smoothly with seeing so many places all over the country. The hotel rooms were clean and comfortable. The food was delicious. Our bus driver was excellent. The tour guide was good. She was helpful but not high energy like other tour guides we have had in the past. We had a wonderful trip. I think going on the last tour of the season was a great idea. We had a total of 30 in the group. The weather was cooler and the places we visited were not crowded as they are in the summer months.

By Donald E on Apr 13, 2014

After adding in the cost of the optional excursions, the cost of the trip is high. All the extras should be included in the trip.

By Beverly H on Sep 01, 2013

Our agent set up our first tour with Trafalger, so we were really glad to be working with her again. Our trip through France with Trafalger was wonderful. Our tour director and our driver were the best. I'm excited to plan another trip through Affordable.

By Carrol S on May 13, 2012

I wished that the hotels were closer to the towns so that we could do some exploring on our own. The hotel in Nice was perfect. The one in Paris was a little out of the way. Our last time there the hotel was in a perfect location. Our tour director and driver were excellent.


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