French Escape


  • France and the Netherlands

  • Steady pace

Tour : KFA

Overview

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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 the 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 farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialties. These are just some of the many highlights included on this wonderful escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvelous vacation offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

Highlights

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

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Arrive in Paris, France

Day
1

Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling 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 a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. To make the most of your stay, a selection of optional excursions is available.

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 and the renaissance Tower of Philip the Good. 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 which became the residence of the popes in the 14th century. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Browse the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy.

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 center 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 confection). Arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nice. Excursion to Èze

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

Day
7

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Paris, France

Day
1

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

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Paris

Day
1

Fly to Paris, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Paris

Day
2

Today's sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Paris - Versailles - Beaune

Day
3

Enjoy a special visit to the impressive Palace & Gardens of Versailles. Then, enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, the capital of the region. A pleasant walk brings you to the centre of the old town to see the famous Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica before continuing to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Beaune - Pont du Gard - Avignon - Aix en Provence

Day
4

Top at Pont du Gard and admire 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, and browse through the colourful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. Next is the pleasant town of Aix-en-Provence

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Aix en Provence - Nice

Day
5

. Aix-en-Provence is 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 during your walking tour, and wander through the maze of small streets and along Cours Mirabeau before continuing to Nice, "Queen of the Riviera." An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nice

Day
6

Follow your Tour Director on a walking tour through the old town of Nice, and enjoy some free time on your own. In the late afternoon, visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, and enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Nice - UK

Day
7

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes

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