Tour Number

Activity Level

510195


Categories

First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent)

See some of the most amazing highlights of France in a week !


In a 8 days dream tour see the quint essence of France with Paris, Normandy from Monet to WWI D-Day beaches and Mont Saint Michel, the Renaissance castles of the Loire Valley, Bordeaux and its vineyards, Toulouse « villa rose » and middle-ages walled Carcassonne along the Pyrenees, the Roman and picturesque Provence and Luberon, the Mediterranean coast with the French Riviera.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Paris pick up at airport or hotel and tour highlights (Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arch of Triumph, Opera house, etc. ) visit Notre Dame cathedral or a line cut guided Louvre. Night cruise Seine river. O/N Paris.
Day 2 : Normandy, visit Giverny's house / gardens of Monet, Colleville US cemetery / Omaha Beach / cliffs of Pointe du Hoc / D-Day WWII landing beaches. O/N Bayeux.
Day 3 : Loire Valley, Mont Saint Michel abbey then to Chenonceaux castle & Clos Lucé. Overnight in Amboise.
Day 4 : Bordeaux old city center and vineyards, Saint Emilion / wine tour & tasting. O/N surrounded by vineyards.
Day 5 : Languedoc / Toulouse / Saint Sernin basilica (11th C. ) & Capitol, Canal du Midi, Carcassonne @ foothills of the Pyrenees. O/N Carcassonne.
Day 6 : Provence / Nîmes Roman Amphitheater & Maison Carrée, see the Pont du Gard & Avignon. O/N Avignon.
Day 7 : French Riviera / Gordes village & Olive trees & lavender. Cassis boat tour, to Nice. O/N Nice.
Day 8 : Monaco & Eze. End in Nice. Ask detailed itn. .

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel

End Point Options: Airport, Hotel

Duration: 8 days

Transportation

6 seater luxury van (2018)

What’s Included

Other: Transportation all throughout the 8 days of this itinerary in a 6 seater luxury leather and A/C van (2018), gas, tolls and parkings. An average 8 to 9 hours /day. Guiding every day the mentioned sites giving you access to line cut tickets. Accommodation and evening meals of driver/guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - ..is what you might need for a lunch or to buy souvenirs along the way.

What’s Extra

Other: Your accommodation and meals (I can suggest you the hotels you can book and how, according to your wishes/budget). Time is provided for lunch every day and restaurants recommended. Entrances to the sites since it depends of how many persons you are, I'll mention a budget for tickets to the sites once I know the number and ages of passengers. Personal expenses.

Private tour guide Alain

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