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French Escape

Offer

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,049

Price based on
London Gatwick
25th Nov 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book by 31 October to secure your place for just £49, and to benefit from our early booking Price Pledge - we guarantee that if you find your 2019 holiday being sold directly by us at a better value between 1 Nov 2018 and up to 12 weeks of your tour, we will refund the difference.

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  • 7 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

On this Escape, you can experience the best of France with the locals and not the tourist crowds—and during the low season so you won’t pay high-season prices. From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns…to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all! On this French Escape, you’ll get a sample of everything France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Dijon, Avignon, and Nice. Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a Seine cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are a stop at Pont du Gard to admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France; walking tours in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice; and a special welcome dinner in Paris, as well as a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialities. These are just some of the many highlights included on this wonderful escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvellous holiday offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

At a glance

Paris Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise

Versailles Guided visit of the palace and gardens

Dijon Orientation

Pont Du Gard Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct

Avignon Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes

Aix–en–Provence Walking tour; Café au lait and calissons

Nice Walking tour of the Old Town

Èze Visit a perfume factory; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

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.

Overview

On this Escape, you can experience the best of France with the locals and not the tourist crowds—and during the low season so you won’t pay high-season prices. From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns…to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all! On this French Escape, you’ll get a sample of everything France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Dijon, Avignon, and Nice. Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a Seine cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are a stop at Pont du Gard to admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France; walking tours in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice; and a special welcome dinner in Paris, as well as a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialities. These are just some of the many highlights included on this wonderful escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvellous holiday offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Paris, France

Day
1

Fly to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Paris

Day
2

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and more. During a SEINE CRUISE enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. You may wish to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and an exciting evening excursion to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Paris - Dijon

Day
3

This morning visit the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Then, continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. Walk along the Rue des Forges and see the Ducal Palace, the renaissance Tower of Philip the Good, and look out for Dijon’s symbolic owl, at the Church of Notre Dame.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dijon - Pont du Gard - Avignon

Day
4

Stop at Pont du Gard and marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhône River that in the 14th century became the residence of the popes. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Browse the colourful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Avignon - Aix en Provence - Nice

Day
5

Drive to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its centre and wander through the maze of small streets and along Cours Mirabeau. You will also be treated to a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery). Arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nice - Excursion to Eze

Day
6

Follow your tour director for a walk through the old town of Nice, and enjoy some free time on your own. In the afternoon, visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, before celebrating the success of your French Escape with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Nice - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Hotels

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


Paris Marriott Paris Rive Gauche

Dijon Mercure Clémenceau

Avignon Novotel Avignon Centre 

Nice Ellington

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