GLOBUS 2019: La France (RA)
15 days from Paris to Paris
You've seen photos of Notre Dame Cathedral-now's your time to not only see it, but to visit it. 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 country. 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 Caen, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nimes, the French Riviera, 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 in the evening, 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 Brittany, you will visit the Neolithic dolmen La Roche-aux-Fees, which dates back to 3500-3000 BC. 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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- 15 Days
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|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 at a local restaurant and an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city. (D)|
|Day 2||Paris||In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the impressive Palace and Garden of Versailles, built by the 'Sun King,' Louis XIV. Guided sightseeing features the Opera, Madeleine, Champs-Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Windows. This evening, why not join an optional cabaret show? (B)|
|Day 3||AEN||Arrive in Caen and visit the fascinating MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its great exhibits and audiovisual show about the Battle of Normandy. Continue to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces' landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Stop in Arromanches and see the Mulberry Harbor. Then, drive to OMAHA BEACH for a picture stop and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY and memorial. (B,D)|
|Day 4||MALO||Visit the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST MICHEL, with a history going back to the 8th-century and spectacularly perched on a rocky isle. Look forward to another highlight: [LF] in the corsair city of Saint-Malo ride the LITTLE TRAIN, the best way to fully discover the historic walled town with Saint Vincent's Cathedral and St. Peter's Gate. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Gulf of Saint-Malo. (B)|
|Day 5||Loire Valley||Drive through Brittany and stop in Esse to visit [LF] LA ROCHE-AUX-FEES, a dolmen dating back to 3500-3000 BC. On your way to the Loire Valley, enjoy an orientation of the beautiful town of Angers. 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 dinner at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Bordeaux||A morning at leisure offers the opportunity to join an exciting optional excursion. Later, enjoy a highlight visit to St. Emilion for an exclusive WINE TASTING at Chateau Soutard. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Lourdes||Stop in 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 join the memorable Rosary and candlelight procession this evening. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Nimes||Travel 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 and find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B,D)|
|Day 10||French Riviera||This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where [LF] an expert will give a lecture about PERFUME-MAKING. Then, enjoy spectacular views as you drive along the Mediterranean coast and the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. (B)|
|Day 11||French Riviera||A full day at leisure on the enchanting Cote d'Azur gives you a chance to visit the beach or browse through the elegant shops. To make the most of your stay, optional excursions are available to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence and to Monte Carlo. (B)|
|Day 12||Lyon||Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most elegant cities, was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour through the center of the town. Next is Lyon, the second largest city of France. Drive to FOURVIERE HILL, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins before arriving at your hotel. (B,D)|
|Day 13||Dijon||Sit back and relax during [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 and famous for mustard. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, admire the architecture, and learn about toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs). (B)|
|Day 14||Paris||Ride the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris, where an optional excursion to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a relaxing cruise on the Seine River, is available. (B)|
|Day 15||Paris||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $1,036-$1,450No triple room reduction.Extra nights per person in Paris:Pre tour: in single room $270-$618, in twin $146-$320, in triple $165-$419Post tour: in single room $192-$313, in twin $100-$160, in triple $85-$126
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