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Grand Tour of France - Cosmos
Grand Tour of France - Cosmos
Peter "Very accommodating , organised , happy and helpful with a large group. One of the best guides /organisers . Only critique , 3 x small hotel rooms for 2 x single guys , no room to open 2nd suitcase ! 2 x meals also let the tour down Mr Cosmos . ON LAST NIGHT HOTEL ROOM THE PITS, we both paid 35 euros to get a single room each, it was that bad. Waiting for Cosmos to respond to their feed back form' ..."
Good
9 reviews
Starts
Paris
Destinations
+21
Ends
Paris
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Highlights

  • Step back in time and visit the D-Day landing beaches
  • Spot spires and turrets from the banks from the Loire
  • Explore the glitzy French Riviera at your own leisure
  • Sample French delicacies and sip regional wines
  • Get your heart pumping during an optional cabaret show
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Operator
Cosmos
Start and end in Paris! With the in-depth cultural tour Grand Tour of France, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Paris, France and 21 other destinations in France. Grand Tour of France includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
  2. Day 2: PARIS–ROUEN–HONFLEUR–CAEN
  3. Day 3: CAEN–NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES–BAYEUX–MONT ST. MICHEL
  4. Day 4: MONT ST. MICHEL–ANGERS–CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY
  5. Day 5: CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY
  6. Day 6: CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY–LA ROCHELLE–BORDEAUX
  7. Day 7: BORDEAUX–DORDOGNE–ROCAMADOUR–TOULOUSE
  8. Day 8: TOULOUSE–CARCASSONNE–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON
  9. Day 9: AVIGNON–ARLES–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–FRENCH RIVIERA
  10. Day 10: FRENCH RIVIERA
  11. Day 11: FRENCH RIVIERA–GRASSE–LYON AREA
  12. Day 12: LYON AREA–BEAUNE–PARIS
  13. Day 13: PARIS
  14. Day 14: PARIS

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

9 Reviews

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Good
56%
Average
11%
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  • JK
    Written on July 31, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Great tour. Camille was a fantastic guide - very knowledgeable, professional and had a great sense of humour. Absolutely loved all the places that we visited. The additional excursions were excellent and good value for money. Only thing negative was 2 or 3... Read more

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  • Written on July 5, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Wonderful tour of France! Far exceeded my expectation. Loved it! Thank you!

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  • Grand Tour of France reviewer 3
    Written on June 6, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was in general quite satisfactory. The guide Peter de Ryck was excellent. What i didn't like: 1. some hotels were really OUT OF TOWN, like the stop near LYON. We never WERE in Lyon 2. the included hotel meals were acceptable but mediocre 3. I had a... Read more

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  • Grand Tour of France reviewer 4
    Written on April 28, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very accommodating , organised , happy and helpful with a large group. One of the best guides /organisers . Only critique , 3 x small hotel rooms for 2 x single guys , no room to open 2nd suitcase ! 2 x meals also let the tour down Mr Cosmos . ON LAST NIGHT... Read more

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  • AF
    Written on November 12, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    i'm disappointed that tourradar keeps calling me michael while sending the email to me, i'm avedis thank you

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  • Grand Tour of France reviewer 6
    Written on October 23, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    I would not recommend this tour even though it is cheap. This is my first with Cosmos. I recommend Intrepid and G Adventures. I felt like I did not get to experience the culture (food, way of living, did not interact with locals). It seemed more focus on... Read more

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  • R
    Written on May 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Great way to see a broad cross section of France although it involved a lot of travelling (about 4000 km). Guide and driver worked well together and both provided excellent service. My only concern was that several days involved an early start and a very... Read more

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  • AA
    Written on September 30, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    It was very nice. Made lot of friends. Enjoyed the beautiful country of france. The tour exceeded my expectations.

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  • Grand Tour of France reviewer 9
    Written on June 15, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Good ... loved it

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • Are hotels included on this tour?

    Yes, the tour includes hotels. Here is a list of accommodations that may be included in the tour:

    PARIS Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Porte d'Orleans (F) or Novotel Paris 17 (F)
    CAEN Mercure Côte de Nacre (ST) at Herouville St. Clair
    MONT ST. MICHEL Hotel Vert (ST) or Ibis Avranches Baie du Mont St. Michel (ST) at St. Quentin sur le Homme LOIRE VALLEY Novotel (F) at Amboise or Villa Bellagio (ST) at Blois
    BORDEAUX Mercure Centre Meriadeck (ST)
    TOULOUSE Radisson Blu Toulouse Airport (F)
    AVIGNON Ibis Pont de l'Europe (ST) or Ibis Styles Sud (ST)
    FRENCH RIVIERA Park Inn (ST) at Nice or Campanile Nice Airport (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST) Nice Vieux Port or Ibis (ST) at Mouans Sartoux
    LYON AREA Lyon Ouest (ST) or Parkest (ST)
    PARIS Campanile Porte d'Italie (ST) or Novotel La Defense (F)

    All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

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Location
Start and end in Paris.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Cosmos to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 20 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 20 November 2019, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Cosmos. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Cosmos. Please familiarise yourself with the Cosmos payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Payment methods
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,532 km.
  • Paris (France)
  • 112 km
  • Rouen (France)
  • 63 km
  • Honfleur (France)
  • 51 km
  • Caen (France)
  • 26 km
  • Bayeux (France)
  • 92 km
  • Mont Saint-Michel (France)
  • 147 km
  • Angers (France)
  • 117 km
  • Amboise (France)
  • 104 km
  • Poitiers (France)
  • 124 km
  • La Rochelle (France)
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