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10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Big Savings For Small Groups
Big Savings For Small Groups
Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Globus Escapes, Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 Europe river cruises
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 Europe river cruises
*Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $150 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between November 19, 2019 - April 6, 2020 for travel at select times in 2021. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0776
Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
Reduction varies by vacation and may not available on all packages. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
- Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
- Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.
This France tour is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy in a short amount of time. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks, charming châteaux, and fascinating history sum up this tour—with overnights in Paris, Deauville, Caen, Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944: Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, and more. Go even further back in history with a visit to the famous 8th-century Abbey of Mont St. Michel perched on a rocky isle; the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord in the Loire Valley, a huge castle with towers on all corners; and the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle complete with moat and towers. To give you a sense of the culture, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a special visit to Claude Monet’s home in Giverny, including the gardens that were created by the master himself; and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine.From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this French tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
Day 1: ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city. (D)
Day 2: PARIS.
In the morning, an optional excursion to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, is available. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Opéra, Madeleine, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the impressive COURTYARD of Les Invalides, a complex of buildings, originally built as a home and hospital for war veterans, which houses various museums as well as the Dome Church, burial place of Napoleon. Later, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
Day 3: PARIS–GIVERNY–ROUEN–DEAUVILLE.
In [LF] Giverny, a highlight visit has been included to CLAUDE MONET’S HOUSE AND GARDENS. The master of Impressionism created the flower- and water gardens himself, an inspiration for his famous water lily series. Continue to Rouen and admire the façade of the cathedral, which was one of Monet’s favorite subjects for his Series Paintings, where he captured how a subject was visually influenced by the ever-changing light. Twenty paintings of the cathedral existed, and many are today in Paris’ Orsay Museum. Time to stroll along the lovely cobblestoned Rue du Gros-Horloge leading to the square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Arrive in Deauville, the seaside resort famous for its international film festival that became home to the French high society. Don’t forget to walk the Promenade des Planches, boards in tropical wood, built in 1923 so that the elegant ladies could walk on the beach without spoiling their dresses.
Today’s Distance: 149 mi / 240 km (B)
Day 4: DEAUVILLE–NORMANDY BEACHES–CAEN.
Focus on the scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Stop first at POINTE DU HOC, then OMAHA BEACH to visit the CEMETERY and see the Monument to the Braves. Continue onto Gold Beach for a view of the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches; at Juno Beach see Canada House, before taking pictures of the Pegasus Bridge. Proceed to Caen for your overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi / 180 km (B,D)
Day 5: CAEN–BAYEUX–MONT ST. MICHEL.
In Bayeux, admire QUEEN MATILDA’S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror’s conquest of England. Time to further explore the town center before continuing to the Gulf of Saint-Malo. Look forward to a guided visit of the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, with a history going back to the 8th century and spectacularly perched on a rocky isle. Overnight on the coast near Mont St. Michel.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 160 km (B,D)
Day 6: MONT ST. MICHEL–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY.
Drive straight across Brittany to Angers, and take pictures of the impressive 13th-century castle. Then, continue your journey to the Loire Valley. Tonight, why not sample French cuisine at one of the area’s excellent restaurants?
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km (B)
Day 7: LOIRE VALLEY. EXCURSION TO CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY.
A wonderful day: visit two of the most important castles in the area. Start with the jewel of the French Renaissance, CHÂTEAU CHAMBORD, the largest castle in the Loire Valley, originally built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I. Next is the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU. End this fascinating day with a [LF] WINE TASTING at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine to learn about the local wines before returning to your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 143 mi / 230 km (B,D)
Day 8: LOIRE VALLEY–PARIS.
Return to Paris, with the possibility to join optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum and to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a relaxing cruise on the beautiful Seine River, as a proper au revoir, Paris.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi / 210 km (B)
Day 9: PARIS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant, orientation drive, guided sightseeing, visit the courtyard of Les Invalides
[LF] Visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet
Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedral
Visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and cemetery with the Monument to the Braves
Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry Museum
MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey
Take pictures of the castle
Full-day guided sightseeing excursion, visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
CIVRAY DE TOURAINE
[LF] Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellarMotorcoach.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Paris
Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours
Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.
It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.A SAFE & WARM WELCOME
Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE
Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH
To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS
Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.COMMITMENT TO CLEAN
As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH
Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
81 Bd Gouvion St Cyr
Paris Cedex 17 , France
Boulevard Comuche, BP 74400
Deauville , France
1 Rue De Courtonne
Caen Cedex , France
Route Du Mont St.Michel
Mont Saint Michel , France
5 Blvd Heurteloup
Tours , France
40 Rue Com.Mouchotte
Paris 14 , France
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The efficiency of the tour was perfect. Our tour guide, Philippe, and bus driver, got us to very popular tourist destinations right on time, arriving as soon as sites opened so that we exited the bus and walked right into the historic sites immediately. The Paris and Loire Valley tour included a lot of great sites, but we didn't feel rushed getting from one to another. We had lovely meals in unusual locations such as in a cave, at a picturesque fishing village, and a wine tasting of excellent quality wines at less expensive costs per bottle than in the U.S.
Would have liked to have introductions of fellow travelers at the welcome dinner, as was the case in previous Globus tours. Globus seems to have changed this strategy. This was true for both legs of our back to back Globus tours.
The accommodations were great. The made adjustments to the schedule to make that we saw everything on the itinerary.
This trip was everything I dreamed of. I would definitely book with this company again. No complaints at all from this traveler.
Our tour guide Ricardo was the best we have ever had. Matteo was an excellent driver, always knowledgeable about traffic, safe, and helpful. The rooms were comfortable and clean. We were able to maximum our time and see as much as we could in a week. Very satisfied with our experience.
Working with Alex was great. She handled everything and there were no problems encountered any where during our trip. Would definitely recommend her and, in fact, we did while on the trip. One of the other people on the tour asked who we used and we told them Affordable Tours and that we loved the service and the ease of booking the trip.
Trip details were accurate. The bus had sufficient legroom. The guide was excellent. Hotels not city centered but ok. Breakfast was ok dinner better. The opitional dinner at chateau is a most. Louvre tour is short but good...however doing it at end of tour not best time. If you extend your time in Paris there are lots of museum tours.
We had a wonderful trip. Our first time abroad and couldn't have been better. Pick up at the airport very prompt. We also booked travel at the end back to the airport. Everything was on time and courteous .The first hotel, The Pullman, had technical difficulties on our floor and we had no TV. Their solution was to move us to another room, however this was at 8pm at night. We had informed them three times during that day and there was no feedback.
The tour director we had lacked some enthusiasm and his demeanor was standoffish. I don't believe the guide had visited many of the sites before and seemed lost often. The itinerary was executed in a way that lunch was often not before 1:30 and several times at 2pm. The cider tasting was really bad as an activity rated as a LF. The host poured the cider and then left us to it. No explanation on how, why, etc... The town it was in was really a cute village. We on the tour found it, the guide didn't say it was out the back door of the cider area.
With the exception of some confusion at the end of the tour related to how members of our group who would NOT be touring the Louvre would spend a few hours of unexpected free time, the tour met - and occasionally exceeded - our expectations. More detailed information as to the expected start and end time of optional excursions would be helpful for planning purposes.
The tour director was good- but British. She spoke French and Italian but I personally would have preferred a French guide for a totally French tour (Paris to Paris 7 days). Historically and culturally that would have offered much more to the entire experience for me.
Overall a great tour aided by great weather and a great tour director. Most meals were good and accommodations were quite acceptable.
2 night stay at Chateau Breuil --half of people on tour could not stay in main bldg -this is not good because every one paid the same price and nothing was said in advance that there is not room in main chateau for all no wi-fi on bus! Tour director not always on the ball, example -could have been more helpfull about some details, did not do bus safety dvd till 3rd day!
Generally, I feel this tour spent too little time on the Normandy experience. We arrived at the Normandy museum in Caen at 3:00 and departed at 5:00. It would take at least that amount of time for the exhibit without seeing the films.. At the cemetary we were left to wander on our own and were not informd about the museum. I have been informed that some of the landing sites have had some reconstruction of the German bunkers and that would have been nice to see rather than a stretch of beach with houses built on the battle site.
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