Jewels of France

8 days

from $156 pppd

Trip available from Sep 2017 to Sep 2017. Travelling earlier?

Centuries of French heritage can be traced on this journey through the valleys and vineyards of the north to the Loire Valley and majestic Paris. Visit Joan of Arc's Rouen, the fairytale Chenonceau château and D-Day landing beach at Omaha.

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.


    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.


    Courtyard La Defense West Colombes

  • 2.


    This morning arrive in the medieval town of Rouen, famous for its association with Joan of Arc. View the Cathedral before continuing north to Honfleur. Stop here to explore the picturesque port town. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, harbour and international film festival.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Ibis Styles Centre

  • 3.


    Travel to the historic D-Day Landing beach and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Then continue your journey to visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Later arrive in the capital of the Brittany region, Rennes, once the parliamentary, administrative and garrison city for the Kingdom of France after the French Revolution.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Mercure Centre Gare

  • 4.


    Explore the historic town centre of Rennes or perhaps take a stroll in Parc du Thabor. Continue your journey through scenic countryside to the Loire Valley.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Kyriad Tours Saint Pierre Des Corps

  • 5.


    Explore the beauty and scenery of the Loire Valley during a sightseeing drive of this popular and picturesque part of France. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.


    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 splendid Château de Chambord before returning to Paris. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Courtyard La Defense West Colombes

  • 7.


    This morning your sightseeing tour features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a Parisian cabaret.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 8.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Honfleur

    Visit this picturesque port
  • Loire Valley

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

    View the cathedral


  • 7 buffet breakfast

  • 2 three course dinners

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

Optional Experiences


Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


  • Montmartre Village And Artists' Square

    Adult Price: €37.00 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.
  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €38.00 Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'City of Light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

    Adult Price: €33.00 A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €162.00 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!
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €139.00 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.

Loire Valley

  • Dinner In The Loire Valley

    Adult Price: €66.00 Santé. Toast our new-found friends as we enjoy a typical French meal in an atmospheric Old World setting. Drinks are included.


  • The Renaissance Castle and Gardens of Villandry

    Adult Price: €43.00 A jewel of the Renaissance nestled on the banks of the Loire, your Local Specialist transports you back to the 16th century as you discover the chateau’s stunning interior. Next, we’ll enjoy VIP entry to the Loire Valley’s best-kept secret; the avant-garde magnificence of France’s most beautiful gardens as you stroll through the Gardens of Sun, Water, Music and Love.
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