French Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,040

Price based on
London Gatwick
3rd Mar 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 7 days

  • France

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

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.

Explore the cultural legacy of France without the crowds on a seven-day tour that takes in its major artistic and historical highlights. Discover the major landmarks in the ‘City of Light’, including the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral, and join an included excursion to the Palace of Versailles and its magnificent 2,000-acre gardens. Discover the Gothic splendour of Avignon’s Palace of the Popes, and get lost in Nice’s maze of cobbled streets before a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

At a glance


  • Paris Guided sightseeing tour including the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Versailles Visit the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, home of the 'Sun King' Louis XIV.
  • Avignon See the Palace of the Popes.
  • Aix-en-Provence Explore the small maze of streets and pass the birthplace of the painter Cézanne.
  • Nice Wander the Old Town with your Tour Director and explore the 'Queen of the Riviera'.

What's included

  • VIP 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.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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 VIP home pick-up service.

Overview

Explore the cultural legacy of France without the crowds on a seven-day tour that takes in its major artistic and historical highlights. Discover the major landmarks in the ‘City of Light’, including the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral, and join an included excursion to the Palace of Versailles and its magnificent 2,000-acre gardens. Discover the Gothic splendour of Avignon’s Palace of the Popes, and get lost in Nice’s maze of cobbled streets before a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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 a visit to the second floor of Paris’ most iconic landmark: the Eiffel Tower. 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 - 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

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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