- Visit Omaha Beach and relive Dday and the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II
- Bask in the beauty of MontSaintMichel, praised for its wellpreserved medieval walls
- Discover the Loire Valley in Central France, one of the main areas for fine French wine production
- Drive along the Boulevard de la Croisette and discover the world famous city of Cannes
- Unwind on the beautiful beaches of Nice, a lively city on the French Riviera
Discover the beauty and magic of France on this 11-day small-group tour. Your journey will begin in Paris, the mesmerizing French capital home to an abundance of cobblestone alleyways, cafes, and landmarks. From there you will travel to Normandy, one of the most beautiful regions in France. You will visit some of the most famous D-Day sites where many significant battles took place. Bask in the beauty of Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island with a fascinating medieval abbey and explore Rennes, known for its half-timbered houses. Travel to Angers, the gateway to the Loire Valley. Get ready to see some of the most breathtaking castles including the chateaus of Chinon, Chenonceau, and Chambord. From there you will visit Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel to Avignon, a center of art and culture in France before discovering the breathtaking beaches of Cannes. Visit a perfumery in Grasse, before you travel to Nice where your magical tour of France will come to an end.
Day 1: Paris (arrival)
Day 2: Paris - Normandy (caen Or Bayeux)
Day 3: Normandy - Mont Saint Michel - Rennes
Day 4: Rennes - Angers - Tours
Day 5: Tours - Chenonceau - Amboise - Chambord - Tours
Day 6: Tours - Lyon
Day 7: Lyon - Avignon
Day 8: Avignon - Cannes - Grasse - Nice
Day 9: Nice
Day 10: Nice
- 09 nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
- Daily breakfast
- Arrival airport transfer
- Transportation in an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach
- Entrance fees: Airborne Museum, Mont Saint Michel Abbey (audio-guide), Chinon Medieval Castle, Chambord Castle, Chenonceau Castle & the Perfume factory in Grase
- English-Speaking meet & greet at airport on arrival
- Services of an English-speaking tour Escort during traveling days
- All tours and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- All local applicable taxes
- Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities
- Visa fees if applicable
- Travel insurance
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- Items not mentioned as included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of France tour. You can cancel the tour up to 75 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 74 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 12 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 December 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 74 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Best of France tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Best of France tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
What is the best month to visit France?
France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.
How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?
If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.
Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?
France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.
Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.
Where to travel in Europe?
Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip.
If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.
Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.