Tour Type: Regional
Brochure Type: Europe Costsaver 2025 V1

It won't take long for France to touch your heart, but in 13 days it will capture it outright. Surrender to the allure of the Loire Valley, the sophisticated French Riviera and historic villages, towns and cities from Beaune to Bordeaux. You'll explore a hidden realm of scenic vineyard-clad landscapes, admire the medieval facades of Carcassonne and get your WWII history fix in Normandy, where the tales of the D-Day Landings come to life.

Dining Summary
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
Essentials
  • View the Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower
  • Visit this charming town
  • Orientation of this gastronomic city
  • View the Palace of the Popes and the Pont d'Avignon
  • Visit the Principality
  • Visit an artist's paradise
  • Explore the walled city
  • View St. Bernadette's Grotto
  • Visit this seaside resort
  • Orientation tour
  • Visit the famous wine village
  • Visit the Chateau de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist
  • Visit and view the abbey
  • Hear about the D-Day Landings
  • Visit this picturesque port
  • View the cathedral
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • City orientation tours
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • City orientation tours
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (972) 270-2213 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18076231

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ParisArrive Paris: It's time to explore Paris's grand past, its dynamic present and exciting future. This is one capital city that doesn't hold back and doesn't expect you to either. Dive right into the history, culture and culinary delights of this extraordinary city, from the iconic Iron Lady to croque monsieurs, lazing on the banks of the Seine, or visiting museums and monuments. After checking in there's time to relax or explore the city your way, but you might like to get a head start on your sightseeing by joining an Optional Experience - a Seine cruise and scenic drive taking in many of the major sights.
Courtyard by Marriott La Defense West - Colombes
Day 2ParisParis sightseeing and free time: The Parisians know a thing or two about beauty, elegance and a life well lived, which your full day in Paris will deliver in abundance. Hit the grand boulevards on a city sightseeing tour through the heart of the city conducted by your Travel Director. See the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees then perhaps choose to tread in the footsteps of Picasso and Dali during an optional visit to Montmartre, exploring the cobbled streets and Artist's Square. This evening, consider a trip to one of the city's renowned cabarets.
Courtyard by Marriott La Defense West - Colombes
Day 3LyonParis - Beaune - Lyon: Au revoir Paris. The City of Light will keep shining, but for now our sights are set on medieval Beaune where the official raison d'etre is the local wine. The beautiful marketplace and 15th-century Hotel-Dieu are yours to explore before later continuing your journey to Lyon. Get your bearings during an orientation tour, then perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience delving into the rich history of the city and the classical French cuisine that helped make it famous.
Hotel Chromatics
Day 4French RivieraLyon - Aix-en-Provence - Monaco - French Riviera: Follow the Rhone Valley south, enjoy some free time in the Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence, founded by the Romans over natural hot springs. The last leg of your journey southwards stretches out to the shimmering Mediterranean coast, where the Principality of Monaco and the Cote d'Azur await. Keep your cameras at the ready as you drive along its elegant boulevards and attempt to capture the sophistication that seems to ooze from every corner.
Ibis Cannes Mandelieu
Day 5French RivieraFrench Riviera free day: Ooh la la! A full free day on the French Riviera. There's no shame in spending the day sprawled out on a sun-lounger with a cocktail, but if you can pull yourself away from the beach you'll want to join your fellow travelers for an optional exploration of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Life is rather idyllic in this enchanting walled hill-town and, like some of its famous residents, you'll want to linger here a little longer. You never know who you might spot seated in those sleek Ferraris and private yachts that dot the French Riviera.
Ibis Cannes Mandelieu
Day 6AvignonFrench Riviera - Arles - Pont du Gard - Avignon: Fuel up on a characteristically French breakfast of croissant and coffee before embarking on your next adventure. Today we travel west to the Camargue center of Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh found inspiration for so many of his paintings. Next, you'll view the magnificent Pont du Gard, an aqueduct carefully constructed in the first century to supply fresh water. Continue to the heart of Provence and the city of Avignon which features one of the world's most incredible religious architectural legacies.
Ibis Avignon Sud
Day 7LourdesAvignon - Carcassonne - Lourdes (1 Night): Like a scene straight from the pages of a children's storybook, Carcassonne stands proudly on a hillside behind fortified stone walls. Its undeniable charm is evident when you come across the town's 12th century architecture and turreted medieval castle. From fairy tales to the foothills of the Pyrenees, your next stop is the town of Lourdes where you'll tread in the footsteps of the millions of pilgrims, who have made the journey to pay homage to St. Bernadette and view the basilica on top of the Grotto where she is said to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary. This evening presents an opportunity to join a procession by torchlight with the pilgrims - a truly magical and moving experience.
Mercure Imperial
Day 8BordeauxLourdes - Biarritz - Bordeaux: The beach is back on the agenda today, so get your hat and sunglasses ready for a trip to the glamorous seaside town of Biarritz on the Atlantic coast. There's no need to think about what to do next. Take your cue from the European royals who have been visiting this resort town since the 1800s and find your new favorite spot on a wicker chair in the sun. If watching local surfers perform their stunts isn't enticing enough, you could choose an Optional Experience into the Basque country. After a good dose of sun, sea and lofty peaks, it's back into the rolling countryside of Les Landes and onwards to our final destination of the day, Bordeaux.
Ibis Center Meriadeck
Day 9ToursBordeaux - Saint-Emilion - Tours: After a night sampling Bordeaux blends and the city's eclectic mix of street life and well-preserved 18th century architecture, a new adventure awaits. The hilltop village of Saint-Emilion is an appealing stop for red wine lovers. This is chateau country and there's no better way to explore it than joining an optional wine tasting at an historic vineyard. Continue to your hotel by the city of Tours, known as the gateway to the Loire Valley.
Ibis Styles Sud
Day 10CHATEAUXLoire Valley and Chateaux excursion: Indulge your inner king or queen when you embark on a whimsical tour to Chenonceau with a Local Specialist. This enchanting, fairy-tale chateau straddling the Cher River is the most photographed sight in the Loire Valley and it's easy to see why. Explore its priceless collections of Renaissance art and furniture and stroll through the exquisite landscaped gardens before continuing to the royal town of Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci is said to be buried. Your encounter with French nobility not quite at its end, you'll view the splendid Chateau de Chambord, one of the world's most remarkable chateaux. Make the most of your last night back in Tours with an Optional Experience to visit the Old Town and enjoy Touraine cuisine in a traditional restaurant.
Ibis Styles Sud
Day 11DeauvilleTours - Mont Saint-Michel - D-Day Landing Beaches (Omaha) - Deauville: Only the epic sight of a medieval town rising out of the sea could compete with the beauty of the Loire Valley and your visit to Mont Saint-Michel will certainly not disappoint. Hear how the Archangel inspired the Bishop of Avranches to build a church atop this rocky outcrop, then continue your journey to the iconic D-Day landing beaches where thousands of Allied soldiers first landed on French soil, in what became the largest seaborne invasion in history. After a poignant stop at the Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, you'll continue on to your hotel in Deauville. This elegant resort is renowned for its racecourse, harbor and high-profile international film festival held in September.
Ibis Center
Day 12ParisDeauville - Honfleur - Rouen - Paris: You'll wish you had the talents of Monet during your brief visit to the colorful port town of Honfleur. It's easy to see why this 'most ravishing spot in the world' was immortalized on canvas by many of the world's greatest artists. Next head to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Despite this tragic episode, there's much to fall in love with here, from the cobbled streets to Gothic churches and the impressive cathedral. After a busy day engaging with all that history, return to the glittering French capital for the final evening of your adventure. Consider joining an Optional Experience dinner for a celebration of your memorable journey with new friends.
Courtyard by Marriott La Defense West - Colombes
Day 13ParisDepart Paris: And just like that, you've seen all the highlights of France. From Paris and beyond, you'll be finishing your trip this morning with a lifetime's supply of memories. Say a fond au revoir to your Travel Director and newfound friends.
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04/11/2025$2,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/25/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/09/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/16/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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06/27/2025$2,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/11/2025$2,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/25/2025$2,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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08/22/2025$2,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/29/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/05/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/12/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/19/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/26/2025$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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