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10 Day Affordable France


Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Paris, Nice-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Paris
    • 1 night Blois
    • 1 night Dijon
    • 2 nights Avignon
    • 2 nights Nice
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 10 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Paris City Tour
  • Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Beaune Wine Tasting
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for France. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Paris
Upon arrival in Paris, transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your tour manager for an orientation meeting and welcome drink
Overnight: Paris

DAY 3, Sunday - Paris City Tour
This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Paris on a panoramic tour and drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square and the Opera house. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM)
Optional: Illuminated Paris with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Loire Valley & Chenonceau Castle
After breakfast, head for the Loire Valley. View the Chateau de Amboise, set in a delightful town on the river bank and hear about its Royal and artistic history. Leonardo da Vinci worked here and is buried in the chapel. Next, visit the Palace of Chenonceaux built partly on a bridge across the River Cher with its decorated apartments and formal gardens. Continue to your hotel in Blois
Overnight: Blois
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Dijon
A day to enjoy the delights of Burgundy. Drive past charming wine villages such as Chablis and arrive in Dijon, famous for its gastronomy and home of the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th centuries. See the Ducal Palace and the Cathedral before arriving at the hotel
Overnight: Dijon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Beaune Wine Tasting
First, make a stop in Beaune in the heart of the some of the world’s finest vineyards for a tasting. See the Hotel Dieu and the lively market square. Continue towards Avignon to view the broken bridge of St. Benezet, with its elliptical arches allowing spans of up to 114 feet, and the Medieval Popes Palace
Overnight: Avignon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Avignon
Today enjoy a full day at leisure. Take a leisurely stroll in the Palace Gardens and admire the views over the Rhone river to Chateauneuf, or explore the mighty stone ramparts and city walls. Perhaps dine on the Place de L’Horlorge or shop for local specialties in the boutiques of this lovely town
Optional: Pont du Gard & Nimes (AM)
Overnight: Avignon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Cannes & French Perfumery
Cross the heart of Provence to make a stop in Cannes, which started life as a fishing village until is was favored in the 19th century as a winter resort by the aristocracy. Now best know for its Annual Film Festival, jet set harbor and catwalks. Pay a visit to a French perfumery in Grasse before arriving in Nice
Overnight: Nice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Nice
A day at leisure to stroll the Promenade des Anglais or see the Old Town, the Flower Market and Russian Church. Perhaps take a mini-train up to the "Colline du Château" for panoramic views of the city and “Bay of the Angels” or join us on an optional tour to St. Paul de Vence- a walled medieval town filled with galleries, workshops and delicious cuisine
Optional: St. Paul de Vence (AM)
Optional: Monte Carlo by Night (PM)
Overnight: Nice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to the USA
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    St. Paul de Vence

    Day #9 01 Mar 2013 - 30 Nov 2014         $57
    This morning drive into the pine scented hills above Nice to visit the hilltop St. Paul de Vence - a walled town which still retains its medieval character and is a haven for artists – a treasure trove of workshops and galleries. Wander the cobbled streets to the central fountain, and see the burial place of Marc Chagall.

    Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Triple Rooms at the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel, Holiday Inn Blois and Mercure Dijon Centre Clemenceau will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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