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Grand Tour of France

Offer

Most popular

Price per person
from £1,648

Price based on
London St Pancras (Eurostar)
28th Apr 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

There's no better time to book your next adventure, with low deposits of just £49pp for European holidays.

More details
  • 14 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to see the wine-growing region in Bordeaux. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris.

History buffs are sure to be delighted by the many historic towns and attractions on this tour. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history when we stop at Pont Du Gard bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 1st century; visit the amphitheatre in Arles, the city with the most Roman remains outside of Rome, Then, moving on to the Middle Ages, visit Rocamadour, a town perched high on a cliff; walk by the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne; and visit Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 after the Hundred Years' War left many of the town's population destitute. On the “route Napoleon”, follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, when he returned from Elba. Coming to recent history, see Normandy’s landing beaches, where Operation Neptune was launched on June 6 1944.

Art history fans will enjoy a visit to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and a stroll around the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.

In Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, visit a perfume workshop. Spend time in the Châteaux Country, home to spectacular castles since the 11th century. Discover the Dordogne, one of France’s most picturesque regions, with its charming villages and attractive castles. Of course, no France tour is complete without visiting the French Riviera, and you’ll plenty of time to explore this beautiful area on the Mediterranean Sea.

This value-minded tour through France is truly a holiday of a lifetime!

At a glance

Rouen Orientation walk

Honfleur and Caen Visit

Normandy Landing Beaches Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach

Mont St. Michel Visit

Angers Visit the cathedral

Chateaux Country Visit

La Rochelle Visit

Bordeaux Orientation walk and wine tasting

Rocamadour Visit

Carcassonne Orientation walk

Pont Du Gard See the Roman aqueduct

Arles Visit the Roman Amphitheatre

Aix-en-Provence Visit

Grasse Visit a perfume workshop

Beaune Visit Hotel Dieu

Paris Guided sightseeing

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Customer Reviews

Excellent Tour Guide (Elsa) and Driver (Angelo). Some of the hotels...

11th September 2018
Mrs Rita Genco

Excellent Tour Guide (Elsa) and Driver (Angelo). Some of the hotels where not of a very good standard and some where too far from anywhere. For those not wishing to pay for the additional optional meals very limited availability,

...

9th August 2017
Mr Michael McCabe

Hotels too far from anywhere. Included meals bland, small &...

20th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Hotels too far from anywhere. Included meals bland, small & not french. over an hour for cases to arrive at rooms. Included trips too rushed, optionals far too expensive.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to see the wine-growing region in Bordeaux. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris.

History buffs are sure to be delighted by the many historic towns and attractions on this tour. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history when we stop at Pont Du Gard bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 1st century; visit the amphitheatre in Arles, the city with the most Roman remains outside of Rome, Then, moving on to the Middle Ages, visit Rocamadour, a town perched high on a cliff; walk by the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne; and visit Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 after the Hundred Years' War left many of the town's population destitute. On the “route Napoleon”, follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, when he returned from Elba. Coming to recent history, see Normandy’s landing beaches, where Operation Neptune was launched on June 6 1944.

Art history fans will enjoy a visit to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and a stroll around the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.

In Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, visit a perfume workshop. Spend time in the Châteaux Country, home to spectacular castles since the 11th century. Discover the Dordogne, one of France’s most picturesque regions, with its charming villages and attractive castles. Of course, no France tour is complete without visiting the French Riviera, and you’ll plenty of time to explore this beautiful area on the Mediterranean Sea.

This value-minded tour through France is truly a holiday of a lifetime!

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Paris, France

Day
1

Fly to Paris where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.

Check into your hotel and spend free time strolling around Paris' avenues. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Paris - Rouen - Honfleur - Caen

Day
2

Drive first to the historical capital city of Normandy, Rouen—one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. Walk through its center, rich in gothic architecture. Next, visit lovely Honfleur, known for its picturesque port and houses with slatecovered facades. Continue to Caen.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Caen - Normandy Landing Beaches - Bayeux - Mont St. Michel

Day
3

Time to see Caen before visiting the legendary beaches where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. Experience the most moving sites at Arromanches, St. Laurent, and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. Next, journey to Bayeux, home to the famous tapestry depicting William the Conquerors’ epic battle in 1066 (entrance fee extra). Then, on to the unique beauty of Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessed via a causeway.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Mont St Michel - Angers - Chateaux Country

Day
4

Time to enjoy a visit of MONT ST. MICHEL before departing for Angers to visit its CATHEDRAL. Then, travel along the banks of the Loire River to reach the enchanting Chateaux Country. This evening, join an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Chateaux Country

Day
5

Spend the day at leisure or participate in an optional excursion to see some of the most spectacular castles of the Loire, steeped in the history of noblemen and kings since the 11th century. Gothic spires, medieval turrets, great fortresses, and beautiful châteaux make for splendid panoramas.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Chateaux Country - La Rochelle - Bordeaux

Day
6

This morning spend some time in the picturesque town of La Rochelle, situated on the Atlantic coast followed by a scenic drive through the Bordeaux wine region where you will stop for a WINE TASTING session at one of the celebrated cellars. Next, enjoy an orientation walk of the city centre of Bordeaux.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bordeaux - Dordogne - Rocamadour - Toulouse

Day
7

Discover one of France’s most scenic regions, the Dordogne. Stop in the dramatically located medieval town of Rocamadour, perched high upon a cliff. Continue southwards to Toulouse.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Toulouse - Carcassonne - Pont Du Gard - Avignon

Day
8

Travel to Carcassonne for a walk in this wellpreserved medieval town. Then, make a brief picture stop at the famous PONT DU GARD before reaching Avignon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Avignon - Arles - Aix-en-Provence - French Riviera

Day
9

Visit Arles, known all over the world by the paintings of Van Gogh. Admire the famous Roman AMPHITHEATRE, then continue to Aix-en- Provence to see its main street, the COURS MIRABEAU, lined in the French tradition with plane trees. See its 17th-century palace, houses, and fountains. Finally, head to the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Don’t miss the optional evening excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

French Riviera

Day
10

Take time to enjoy all the amenities of the French Riviera on your own. Tonight, maybe join the optional Monte-Carlo-by-Night excursion to see the Principality of Monaco.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

French Riviera - Grasse - Lyon Area

Day
11

First to Grasse to visit a traditional PERFUME WORKSHOP. See more of Provence and follow one of France’s great panoramic routes, which Napoleon took on his return from his exile in Elba in 1815. From Grenoble, join the expressway to the Lyon area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lyon Area - Beaune - Paris

Day
12

Travel through the picturesque vineyards and fields of Burgundy to medieval Beaune, the region’s wine capital since the Roman era, where you visit the famous HÔTEL-DIEU. Return to the French capital of Paris. Don’t miss the optional evening cabaret show, a real Parisian spectacle.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Paris

Day
13

Discover the glorious French capital with its many boulevards and monumental buildings. On your included sightseeing tour, a local expert will guide you through Parisian history, tradition, and modern living. Optional excursions are also available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and, to celebrate your tour, a French farewell dinner is magnifique!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Paris - UK

Day
14

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your journey to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Paris Novotel Paris 17

Caen Ibis /herouville Savary 

Mont St. Michel Hotel Vert

Chateaux Country Novotel at Amboise

Bordeaux Kyriad Prestige 

Toulouse Ibis Pont Jumeaux

Avignon Ibis Pont de I'Europe 

French Riviera Park Inn by Radisson Nice Airport 

Lyon Area Lyon Quest or Parkest

Paris Timhotel Berthier

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