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Highlights of France

13 Days 2 Countries 11 Cities

Journey beyond sophisticated Paris to the south coast - taking pictures of fairytale palaces and castles.

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      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      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.


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      Trip code: FHIG

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      17 Meals
      • 12 Buffet breakfasts

      • 5 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Cannes, France
        • Avignon
          View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace

        • Beaune
          Visit this charming town

        • Biarritz
          Visit this glamorous resort

        • Bordeaux
          Orientation tour

        • Cannes
          Visit the home of the annual film festival

        • Carcassonne
          Visit this beautifully preserved walled city

        • Honfleur
          Visit this picturesque port

        • Loire Valley
          Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Châteaux at Amboise and Chambord

        • Lourdes
          View St. Bernadette's Grotto

        • Lyon
          Orientation tour of this gastronomic city

        • Monaco
          Visit the Principality

        • Mont St. Michel
          Visit the island town and view the abbey

        • Normandy
          Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha

        • Paris
          Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower

        • Pont du Gard
          View the Roman Aqueduct

        • Rouen
          View the cathedral

        • St. Émilion
          Visit the famous wine village


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 Buffet breakfasts

        • 5 Three course dinners


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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of France

      Your Itinerary

      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.

      Hotel
      Novotel 14 Porte d'Orleans

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Campanile Lyon Centre Berges Du Rhone

      4. Lyon – Avignon – Monaco – 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Appart'City Confort Cannes

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      C Suites Nîmes

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Mercure Imperial

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ibis Centre Meriadeck

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Ibis Styles Sud

      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?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Ibis Centre

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Novotel Pont de Sevres

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Cannes, France
        • Avignon
          View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace

        • Beaune
          Visit this charming town

        • Biarritz
          Visit this glamorous resort

        • Bordeaux
          Orientation tour

        • Cannes
          Visit the home of the annual film festival

        • Carcassonne
          Visit this beautifully preserved walled city

        • Honfleur
          Visit this picturesque port

        • Loire Valley
          Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Châteaux at Amboise and Chambord

        • Lourdes
          View St. Bernadette's Grotto

        • Lyon
          Orientation tour of this gastronomic city

        • Monaco
          Visit the Principality

        • Mont St. Michel
          Visit the island town and view the abbey

        • Normandy
          Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha

        • Paris
          Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower

        • Pont du Gard
          View the Roman Aqueduct

        • Rouen
          View the cathedral

        • St. Émilion
          Visit the famous wine village


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 Buffet breakfasts

        • 5 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 108 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The hotels were horrible, dirty , I even got a ****** stain sheets . Food was not good at all ! The Director was not helpful at all, she seemed tired all the time ,and did not seemed to care !! The places we were taken to were either closed,and the ones that were open we were

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Too much time wasted, not enough time in the towns. Never got to see Cannes just drove by the main road, very upset about that!!Product : The optional tours would have been wonderful enough time were spent there.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The tour was structured well to a point that it exceeds the clients expectations. It was really the "highlights of tour France" as my friend said. Tour guide was amazing and was able to show us the great places under time constraint. We feel relax and the tour atmosphere was all

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Basic tour experience without any frills. Add the optional extras and you may as well purchase a more inclusive package with another operator. Tour guide was informative and bus driver courteous.Product : Covered a large area in a small amount of time. Great for a taste of

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Several of the hotels were like youth hostels, very basic and low budget.Product : Truly was "Highlights of France"

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