City tour of Paris
Visit Eiffel Tower
Excursion to Versailles or Disney
Visit island of Mont Saint Michel
Visit Bordeaux - France's wine capital
Visit French Riviera
City tour of Nice.
Option to visit Lyon
Leave the ordinary behind, and set off on your short but extensive tour of France today as you arrive in the capital city – Paris. Meet your local representative and transfer to the hotel.
Check in and relax, after which set out to explore Paris.
Paris is known as the city of love, and what a lovely place it is! Take a stroll underneath the famous Eiffel Tower and sip on a glass of wine on the banks of the Seine river as you cruise down in a boat enjoying the most popular sights of the city. You can do some fancy shopping on the Champs Élysées by day and visit the magnificent Paris Opera or Lido by night.
The city is a haven for culture vultures, who could spend days exploring the wonderful collection at the Louvre museum. Make sure to visit the art district of Montmartre, where famous painters like Picasso, Dalí, and Van Gogh used to work. Here you'll also find the pristine white Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the second most famous church in Paris, after the hunchback's hideout - the Notre Dame.
A must do is the Eiffel Tower, 2nd level for all visitors to Paris.
Overnight in Paris.
After breakfast this morning, for splendor with a capital S, visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. A symbol of flamboyance, it was the royal palace for two centuries right up to the French Revolution. Take a stroll around the Versailles Gardens to follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV, the infamous Sun King.
Inside the palace, you’ll find extravagance in every room. Don’t miss out on the Royal Apartments and the fabulous Mirror Hall (Galerie des Glaces). Visit the Hall of the Battles (Galerie des Batailles) to see France’s military history in paintings and in sculptures.
Alternately, if history is not your thing then head to Euro Disney on a full day excursion to discover the child in you as you visit the Studios and the Park.
Overnight in Paris
After breakfast this morning, check out and board your train to Rennes.
On arrival, check into your hotel and later proceed to Mont Saint Michel. An hour out of Rennes, just off the coast of Normandy, you will find the tiny island of Mont Saint-Michel. It is dominated by the monastery from which it draws its name and was an important place of pilgrimage in medieval times. These days, Mont Saint-Michel is one of the major tourist attractions in France. For centuries, you could only reach the island when the tide was low, but now a bridge connects the town to the mainland.
Overnight in Rennes
After breakfast this morning, check out and board your train to Bordeaux. The port city of Bordeaux is France’s uncontested wine capital. You’ll find many luscious vineyards and charming chateaux in the region, which have been producing wine since Roman times. If you're interested in a wine tour, by foot or rent a bike, beautiful Bordeaux is the perfect place for it!
The city itself is rich in architectural highlights from all periods. Climb to the top of the bell tower next to Bordeaux Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-André) for a stunning view of the city. In the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux you can find a large collection of masterpieces by famous European painters.
Overnight in Bordeaux
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and hop onto the train for your next stop at Carassonne enroute to the sunny Mediterranean, for a sight you'll never forget. The town's medieval citadel will make you believe you’ve stepped out of a time machine.
Take a walk through history and visit the Chateau Comtal and the gothic Basilica of Saint-Nazaire. Stand in front of the impressive Narbonne Gate where the centuries look down upon you.
Overnight in Carcasonne
After breakfast, proceed to the train station to board your train to Nice. The city of Nice is located on the Mediterranean coast near the Italian border. It’s one of the most popular tourist cities in France, second only to Paris. Enjoy the gentle sea breeze on the Promenade des Anglais and work on your tan on Nice’s beautiful beaches. Only twenty minutes away from Nice you’ll find the tiny city-state of Monaco. Take a daytrip there to see the yachts in the marina and the Lamborghinis in the streets. If you’re feeling lucky, you can place a bet at the famous Monte Carlo casino.
Overnight in Nice
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your hotel and take in the relaxed pace of the city.
This morning, get ready to finish your French trip near the Italian border. Nicknamed Nissa La Bella -"Nice the Beautiful", Nice is a historic city famous for its artistic spirit, grand plazas, crescent-shaped pebble beaches, and the narrow streets of its colorful old town, Vieille Ville. It is a densely populated coastal metropolis, which means there are plenty of secrets to discover and adventures to be had around every corner.
Enjoy one such adventure on a tour of the city led by an expert local guide. It's an immersive experience that reveals Nice's highlights, landmarks, and legends. Your guide will take you to must-visit sites like the Greek quarter (Nice was actually founded by the Ancient Greeks of the Massalia region in 350 BCE), and the Roman remains of an amphitheater and arena in the historic Cimiez neighborhood. This is also the location of two other notable landmarks: the opulent Excelsior Régina Palace, where Queen Victoria of England used to summer on the French Riviera, and the Musée Matisse, a museum showcasing the works of one of Nice's most famous residents, the expressionist master painter Henri Matisse.
Other highlights of the tour include stops at the Promenade des Anglais, Port Lympia, the aforementioned Vieille Ville, and the ornate St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral. The tour ends, fittingly, with a visit to one of the city's most famous landmarks, the Negresco Hotel, a throwback to France at the turn of the 20th century. Here you can enjoy an aperitif in style and make a toast to your very own slice of the Belle Époque.
Overnight in Nice.
This morning, after breakfast, check out and bid adieu to France as you transfer to the airport for your flight back home with wonderful memories of your short French getaway.
Incase, you are making your way back to Paris, the city of Lyon is the perfect stopover. For centuries now, Lyon has been known as the gastronomical capital of France. Go to a bouchon, a typical Lyonnais restaurant, to taste authentic local cuisine and have a glass of Beaujolais wine.
In Lyon's bustling center, you’ll find plenty of interesting sights. Have a look inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and observe the city from the top of Fourviere hill. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, visit the Parc de la Tete d’Or, one of the most beautiful parks in France.
Overnight in Lyon.
After breakfast, check out and board your train to Paris from where you bid adieu to France and board your flight back home.
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