JOIN TRAFALGAR TOUR – 14 DAYS Description : We take you beyond sophisticated Paris to the south coast and more! Find examples of France’s Roman history and walk through walled medieval towns. Explore the renowned wine and brandy regions of Bordeaux, Cognac and Normandy, take pictures of fairytale palaces and castles and laze on Cote d’Azur. Highlights : Beaune, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Nice, Cannes, Nimes, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Bordeaux, St Emilion, Cognac, Tours, Mont St Michel, Normandy, Honfleur, Rouen, Paris What's Included
Sightseeing Highlights Beaune Visit this charming town. Avignon See St. Benezet Bridge and the Papal Palace. Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct. Nice Excursion to Monte Carlo to see the famous casinos. Cannes See the Film Festival Centre. Nimes See the Roman Arena, Maison Carré and city gardens. Carcassonne Visit this beautifully preserved walled city.
Lourdes See St. Bernadette's Grotto. Bordeaux Orientation tour. St Emilion Visit the famous wine village. Cognac Visit a brandy distillery. Tours Visit the Châteaux of Chenonceau and Amboise. View Château Chambord. Mont St Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey. Normandy Visit the D-Day landing beaches. Honfleur Visit this picturesque port. Rouen See the Cathedral. Paris Sightseeing including views of Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower. Dining Highlights 12 buffet breakfasts 6 three-course dinners First Class Travel Highlights Accommodation in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. All hotel service charges, local taxes, baggage handling and hotel tips are included. Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Services throughout the tour of a professional multi-lingual Tour Director. Specialised local guide in Paris and Loire Valley. A stylish wallet, travel documents and Welcome on Tour book with map. Paris Airport transfers from Charles de Gaulle are provided on Days 2 and 14
ITINERARY : Day 1 : DEPART JAKARTA Overnight flight to Paris.
Day 2 : ARRIVE PARIS Welcome to Paris! After a welcome meeting with your Tour Director you have time to relax and explore this beautiful city. Perhaps take an evening tour to Montmartre. Hotel: Holiday Inn Garden Court St Ouen (MF) Day 3 : PARIS - BEAUNE - LYON Drive to the medieval town of Beaune in the famous wine region of Burgundy. Later, arrive in Lyon, the third city of France which is the home of thousands of gastronomic specialties. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast) Hotel: Park & Suites Lyon Gerland (MF) Day 4 : LYON - AVIGNON - NICE (2 nights) This morning enjoy a scenic drive to Avignon. Here see the Palace of the Popes and St. Benezet Bridge before heading to the Pont du Gard to view the Roman aqueduct. Next continue to the French Riviera, and the elegant resort of Nice. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner) Hotel: Busby (ST)
Day 5 : NICE - MONTE CARLO EXCURSION Time at leisure to relax and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere of the Côte d'Azur. Why not laze on the beach and sip cocktails in a shady terraced bar? Or perhaps go shopping in the elegant boutiques. The highlight of the day is an included excursion along the coast to the Principality of Monaco to see the famous Monte Carlo casinos. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast) Day 6 : NICE - NIMES - SETE Drive to Cannes to see the Film Festival Center. From here head for the Roman city of Nîmes to see the Roman Arena, Maison Carré and city gardens. Then on to the hotel in the fishing port of Sète. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner) Hotel: Mercure Sète (F)
Day 7 : SETE - CARCASSONNE - LOURDES Today cross to Carcassonne for a short orientation of this completely walled medieval town. Then ascend into the spectacular snow-capped Pyrénées to the pilgrimage site of Lourdes, to see the basilica on top of St. Bernadette's grotto. This evening there is the chance to join in the torch-lit procession to the basilica with the pilgrims, a magical and moving experience. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner) Hotel: Sainte Rose (ST) Day 8 : LOURDES - BORDEAUX Today the awe-inspiring journey through the Pyrénées continues through Pau – a palmtree fringed town with a mountainous backdrop. Then on to the glamorous resort of Biarritz on the Atlantic coast. Time to watch the surfers perform their stunts and to explore the chic boutiques before traveling across the rolling country of Les Landes to classical Bordeaux. On arrival an included excursion visits the hilltop town of St. Emilion in the heart of the wine country. Perhaps sample some of the delicious Graves wines in one of the wine boutiques in this picturesque village. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck (ST)
Day 9 : BORDEAUX - LOIRE VALLEY (TOURS) (2 nights) A morning departure from Bordeaux travels across the vineyards to Cognac to visit a brandy distillery. From here continue past the strange buildings of Futuroscope at Poitiers, the amusement and science theme park completed in 1987, en route to Tours in the Loire Valley. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner) Hotel: Novotel Tours Sud (MF) Day 10 : CHATEAUX EXCURSION After breakfast the day begins with a visit to the charming fairytale Palace of Chenonceau straddling the River Cher, which belonged to Catherine de Medici. Next through verdant countryside stop to visit the imposing castle at Amboise, where
Leonardo da Vinci died and where he is buried. Afterwards, view the beauty of the enormous Castle of Chambord before heading back to the hotel. Tonight, why not try some typical Touraine cuisine? Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast) Day 11 : LOIRE VALLEY (TOURS) - DEAUVILLE This morning travel via Le Mans, famous for its 24-hour car race. From here continue to the fortified town of Fougères before heading to Mont St. Michel, to visit the island town and view its abbey. Finally, visit the D-Day landing beaches and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach, before arriving at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, and international film festival. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner) Hotel: Ibis Deauville (ST) Day 12 : DEAUVILLE - PARIS (2 nights) Drive along the Normandy Coast to the picturesque harbor at Honfleur, summer haunt of the Impressionist painters. Then through cheese and cider country, to make your way to Rouen where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Then return to the glittering capital city of Paris. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast) Hotel: Suite-Home Porte De Pantin (MF) Day 13 : PARIS SIGHTSEEING This morning's sightseeing tour features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. The rest of your day is at leisure. Paris has something for everyone. Maybe visit the Pompidou center, view the numerous art treasures in the Louvre Museum, or simply relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. This evening, why not sample Paris nightlife at a cabaret show? Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast) Day 14 : DEPART PARIS This morning we say ‘au revoir’ to Paris. There are transfers to the airport for your return flight, conditions apply. Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)