GLOBUS 2017: La France (RA)
15 days from Paris to Paris
You've seen photos of the Eiffel Tower-now's your time to not only see it, but to take an elevator to the second floor. You've studied and read about D-Day's Normandy Beaches-now's your chance to visit one of them. You've heard about France's famous wines-now's your chance to participate in a wine tasting in Bordeaux. You've heard of the high-speed TGV train-now's your chance to ride on it. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris and has overnights also in Bayeux, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nimes, Nice, Lyon, and Dijon. A French vacation would not be complete without a visit to a castle and on this tour, you'll visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. You'll also visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a rocky isle that has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. Another famous place of pilgrimage is Lourdes. Here, visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 and at night, join the rosary and candlelight procession-a memorable and special experience offered by Globus. Another out-of-the-ordinary experience on this French tour is a lecture about perfume-making from an expert at one of France's most famous perfume factories. In Lyon, you'll take a private river cruise with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. All of this-plus visits to the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence-are included on this marvelous tour through France. It's a vacation of a lifetime!
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Paris||Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the 'City of Light.' (D)|
|Day 2||Paris||Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysees. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window. Optional excursions are available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the 'Sun King,' Louis XIV, as well as to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)|
|Day 3||Bayeux||A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to Honfleur with its enclosed harbor. Time to explore this picturesque town before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA'S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror's conquest of England. (B)|
|Day 4||St Malo||On to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces' landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Stop at OMAHA BEACH and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY. Enjoy an included lunch before you visit the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo. (B,L)|
|Day 5||Loire Valley||Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany and stop in Esse to visit [LF] La Roche-aux-Fees, a dolmen dating back to 3500-3000 BC. Then, enter the Loire Valley, and stop in Angers for an orientation of this beautiful town on your way to Blois. This evening, you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (B)|
|Day 6||Bordeaux||Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savor [LF] dinner with wine at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Bordeaux||In the morning, you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where an exclusive WINE TASTING at Chateau Soutard awaits you. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Lourdes||A wonderful stop at the coast to visit Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and this evening, join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Nimes||From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nimes for your overnight stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B,D)|
|Day 10||Nice||This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where [LF] an expert will give a lecture about PERFUME-MAKING. Then, drive along the Mediterranean coast and the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where you will stay for two nights. An optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available. (B)|
|Day 11||Nice||Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Visit the beach or browse through the elegant shops; you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)|
|Day 12||Lyon||Drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Follow your Tour Director for a walking tour through the center of the town. Then, join the main highway of France, the Route du Soleil, to Lyon, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins from FOURVIERE HILL (B,D)|
|Day 13||Dijon||Start today with [LF] a PRIVATE CRUISE on the Rhone and Saone Rivers with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. Time to walk through OLD LYON and see the Murales, examples of trompe l'oeil, started by a group of students in the '70s. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then there is time to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city. (B,D)|
|Day 14||Paris||Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris' nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)|
|Day 15||Paris||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $1049No triple room reduction.Extra nights per person in Paris:Pre tour: in single room $257-$582, in twin $139-$301, in triple $156-$395Post tour: in single room $228-$636, in twin $122-$326, in triple $121-$257
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