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Highlights of France

13 Days 2 Countries 12 Cities

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

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      • 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).  
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      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

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      17 Meals
      • 12 buffet breakfasts

      • 5 three course dinners

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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. Emilion
          Visit the famous wine village


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • 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
      Mercure La Villette

      Optional Experiences

      Paris Dinner And Illuminations

      Enjoy a taste of local cuisine with a memorable dinner and drinks in typical Parisian style. Afterwards, driving through this amazing city, we'll stop at scenic vantage points to give you opportunities to capture these fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

      Adult Price: €67.00

      2. Paris Orientation and Free Time

      This morning your orientation features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées 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

      Optional Experiences

      Montmartre Village And Artists' Square

      Dominated by the soaring Sacre Coeur Basilica, you’ll join your Local Specialist to explore Montmartre’s winding streets, unusual galleries and world famous Artist’s Square - once home to the works of Toulouse Lautrec and Picasso. You’ll have time to browse, barter for original art and taste local cuisine, for a real flavour of Montmartre life.

      Adult Price: €37.00

      Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

      Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

      Adult Price: €162.00

      Notre Dame, Latin Quarter And Seine Cruise

      Come with us to explore the magnificent cathedral at the heart of Paris, Notre Dame. With your Local Specialist, you’ll also enjoy the Latin Quarter and have free time for a bite to eat. Then relax on our River Seine cruise, the perfect way to discover the city - don't forget your camera.

      Adult Price: €39.00

      Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

      Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.

      Adult Price: €139.00

      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 Centre Berge Du Rhone

      Optional Experiences

      Beaujolais Gourmet Dinner And Old Town Discovery

      Enjoy an evening drive along the beautiful Saône River and taste the most acclaimed French cuisine. You’ll discover Lyon's secrets, from the Gauls to the medieval old town. A UNESCO World Heritage city, Lyon is also the gastronomic capital of France and our chef will prepare a mouth-watering three course dinner, with local wines included.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      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 Le Cannet

      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

      Optional Experiences

      St Paul de Vence and Nice

      A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights bring us to the quaint walled hilltown of St Paul de Vence. Our walk through the village’s winding streets with a Local Specialist reveals elegant fountains,vine-covered ramparts and interesting galleries. Then, because no visit to the Riviera is complete without it, we continue to glorious Nice to enjoy the city, its old town and colourful provençale markets.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      St Paul, Corniche Drive, Perfumery and Meal

      Discover the medieval hill top town of St. Paul, known as an artists’ paradise. You’ll travel along the Riviera on the spectacular corniche, stopping off at a local perfumery. Finally, join us for a delicious meal and drinks at a local restaurant.

      Adult Price: €83.00

      6. French Riviera – Pont Du Gard – Nimes

      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 Nimes.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      C Suites

      Optional Experiences

      On the trail of Vincent Van Gogh

      Discover the secret stories and life of Vincent Van Gogh, as you stroll through the ancient streets and squares of this enchanting provincial town with our resident Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €23.00

      7. Nimes – 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
      Quality Christina Lourdes

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Highlights Of The Pyrénées

      Join us on a beautiful drive up into the Pyrénées, where we’ll catch a funicular train to ascend through mountain pastures to the top of these magnificent mountains, finding ourselves in Spain. You’ll have time to enjoy some Basque hospitality before our descent, with a drink included. Weather permitting.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      9. Bordeaux – St. Émilion – Tours (2 Nights)

      Enjoy a scenic drive to the hilltop village of St. Emilion 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

      Optional Experiences

      Tours, Old Town and Traditional Dinner

      You’ll discover the charm of Tours, bustling city of St. Martin and Renaissance kings, and its Old Town on this evening tour. You'll also enjoy Touraine cuisine in a traditional restaurant.

      Adult Price: €67.00

      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

      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
      Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon

      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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        • 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. Emilion
          Visit the famous wine village


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • 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


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        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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        Service rating : i would travel again with them as they seemed organized, and seemed to know france fairly well.Product : the tour was called the highlights of france & that was excitely what it was.

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        Service rating : The tour directors, bus drivers and local guides are all so very nice and easy to talk to and approachable. They're also so knowledgeable and are always ready and willing to take and answer questions. I loved all of the small touches (our tour director David would buy a local

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        Service rating : En général, j'ai eu une bonne expérience avec Costsaver. Cependant, lorsque nous sommes arrivées à l'aéroport de Paris, ma compagne et moi sommes allé au point d'arrêt spécifié. Ce qu'on a pas été dit c'est que c'était à l'intérieur de l'aéroport et non, à l'extérieur. J'ai

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