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Discover France 2017

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highlights
  • Paris city driving tour
  • Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit UNESCO Heritage Site Mont St Michel
  • Wine tasting in Bordeaux
The Discover France 2017 tour starts and ends in Paris. The Discover France 2017 is an Explorer tour that takes 14 days taking you through Paris, France and 7 other destinations in France. The Discover France 2017 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

Leave no grand Parisian boulevard un-strolled; no rustic rural chateau unvisited; no gorgeous French countryside unexplored; no fabulous wines left unopened; and no delectable French dish uneaten on this epic discovery of France. From touring the city lights of Paris to sampling your weight in cheese and marvelling at the lavishness of Monaco, this so-Frenchy-so-chic trip will be an affair to remember.
Day 1 Paris, France

All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, dump your bags and Instagram your first selfie during the guided tour of the City of Lights. Home to Coco Chanel, the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa, Paris has more than earned its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. Tonight, find out why.

Included today:
-Paris city driving tour
-Gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2 Paris

This morning: get royal on an optional visit to the Palace of Versailles. Cue groomed gardens and over-the-top decor. Not feeling it? End your day with an optional #throwback bohemian cabaret show.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Versailles visit
-Traditional cabaret show in the Latin Quarter
-Seine river cruise

Day 3 Paris

This morning: free time en Francais. From the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay to the l'Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Then: hop on an optional bike tour of Paris or roam the streets on your own. Take note: foodie tour also available today (yay).

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Paris bike tour
-Paris food tour

Day 4 Paris to Bayeux

Gulp down that cafe au lait, we're off to Camembert to see if we can find anything to put on our baguettes. Arromanches next for a history lesson on D-Day. Keen to learn? Hit up the Musée du Débarquement on the seafront. Refuel with a crepe or grab some souvenirs before we head off to roam the medieval streets of Bayeux. Tonight's all yours.

Included today:
-Camembert visit
-Musée du Débarquement

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 5 Bayeux to Loire Valley

Drop your jaw at the World Heritage-listed Mont Saint Michel commune, dating back all the way to 800AD. Talk about #throwback. Then: more castle vibes in Loire Valley - we're overnighting in a chateau. But before you hit the sheets, a local feast in Montrichard. En route: snap up some Instagram photos of the famed countryside and architecture. Your followers will thank you.

Included today:
-Mont Saint Michel visit (entrance to the Abbey at additional cost)
-Overnight stay at a French chateau
-Dinner in a local Montrichard restaurant

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 6 Loire Valley to Bordeaux

Kick off the day at an epic Château. Pit stop for an optional mid-afternoon nightcap on a distillery tour and tasting in the Cognac region. Bordeaux next. Endless vineyards, world-famous wine and a feast at Le Bistrot d'Edouard.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Château visit
-Cognac tour and tasting

Day 7 Bordeaux

Discover why the region is world famous for its fermented grapes. If that's not a reason to get out of bed, what is? Taste the range and pick up some bottles to send home. Your future self will thank you. Explore the surrounding medieval town before we return to Bordeaux. Over to you. We've cleared your schedule.

Included today:
-Winery tour and wine tasting

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 8 Bordeaux to Carcassonne

Head off to the historic walled city for a real-life game of Carcassonne (the tile-based German-inspired game, keep up) and to see why it is famed for its restored medieval fortress and the poetic sonnets written about it.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 9 Carcassonne to French Riveira

Check out the 2000-year-old Roman engineered aqueduct Pont du Gard this morning. Then get that selfie stick out as we roll along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous on the French Riviera. Chow down at a local restaurant before prowling the streets for celebrities.

Included today:
-Pont du Gard visit

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 10 French Riviera including Monaco visit

Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or let loose among the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. This afternoon, we'll hit up Eze for a first-hand look into the world of French scent making on a guided tour of a 16th century factory.

Later: Roll with the jet set as we hit up Monaco for a guided tour and the chance to see how the 1% live (hint: it involves lots of fur and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Take to the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not).

Included today:
-Monaco visit and guided tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 11 French Riviera to Annecy

Start off your day in Avignon, the former home of the popes. Then more OMG scenery as we head to the epic lakeside village Annecy on the edge of the French Alps. Tick off Palais de l'Ile, Chateau d'Annecy and all the local hotspots this afternoon.

Included today:
-Avignon visit and walking tour
-Annecy walking tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 12 Annecy

You'll want to spend your free day outdoors – at least that's what the locals do. Lake Annecy is the purest lake in Europe, rocking the same turquoise waters you thought you left at the French Riviera. See it for yourself on an optional cruise this afternoon. Also home to some of the heartiest and hautest French cuisine (think fondue), let's just say you won't go hungry.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Lake Annecy cruise

Day 13 Annecy to Lyon

You'll want your camera charged for today's drive through the French Alps. This afternoon: get acquainted with the city famed as the culinary capital of France. You're looking out for Rosette de Lyon, quenelle and marron glace.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Lyon

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 14 Lyon to Paris

Like all good things, your trip has come to an end (though your waistline will thank you). Stick around for one last selfie. Teary goodbyes optional.

Meals:
-Breakfast

what’s included
  • 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) & 1 night in a Chateau
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Paris are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Discover France 2017 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18-39 yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Paris, France/Paris, France
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A deposit of 85 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 10 August 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Discover France 2017 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 Discover France 2017 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover France 2017 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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