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Best of France

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Cost/day $247
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Best of France - Trafalgar
Best of France - Trafalgar
Excellent
8 reviews
Starts
Paris
+16 Destinations
Southern France
Ends
Paris
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Highlights

  • Admire the enchanting city walls of Carcassonne
  • Ascend the Eiffel Tower where sweeping vistas await
  • Pay your respects at the D-Day beaches of Normandy
  • Visit the home of renowned artist, Monet in Giverny
  • Enjoy lunch with a local family at Château de Villandry
  • Step back in time and spend the night in a regal Château
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Operator
Trafalgar
Start and end in Paris! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of France, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Paris, France and 16 other destinations in Europe. Best of France includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Paris
  2. Day 2: Paris – Beaune – Lyon
  3. Day 3: Lyon – Avignon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: French Riviera Free Day
  5. Day 5: French Riviera – Arles – Carcassonne
  6. Day 6: Carcassonne – Lourdes – Biarritz
  7. Day 7: Biarritz – Bordeaux (2 Nights)
  8. Day 8: Dordogne Excursion
  9. Day 9: Bordeaux – Loire Valley
  10. Day 10: Loire Valley – Mont St. Michel – Normandy Beaches
  11. Day 11: Normandy Beaches – Giverny – Paris (2 Nights)
  12. Day 12: Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
  13. Day 13: Depart Paris

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

8 Reviews

Excellent
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Good
38%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
13%
Bad
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  • CT
    Written on November 6, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Included meals were poor with too often choice of main limited to salmon or chicken. The meal in Monaco which purported to be a regional specialty can only be,described as a disgrace, a view shared by many of our fellow passengers. To all appearances... Read more

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  • BR
    Written on October 21, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Really enjoyed each days iterary of events. Each day was interesting and well worth the travel time. I loved the variety of interesting things to see and explore from art, shopping, historical castles and cathederals to cafes and French Restaurants. Great... Read more

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  • J
    Written on July 1, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The places we visited were interesting and enjoyable. A few long driving days to cover the distance required to get around France, but manageable. The optional extra winery tour was a disappointment as only two very young wines made available for tasting... Read more

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  • LE
    Written on December 25, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Guiviana tour director and Francis driver were sensational. Always professional but also part of the group. The tour was great value, I would do Trafalgar tour again if the opportunity arises.

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  • M
    Written on December 25, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    Hotels were fantastic and in the best location. Got to see all the major sights.

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  • FT
    Written on December 25, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic and Martine was an amazing Tour Director

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  • TL
    Written on December 25, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was well organized, great food, great hotels with the best tour guide.

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  • EV
    Written on December 23, 2015
    2.0 - Rather poor

    "All my luggage and 3 others whilst bdingbloaddd on the bus the 1st morning. We were told to leave said luggage outside our rooms at 7 am We Fundy get informed of this theft for 4 hours. No compensation no waiting for the police in Paris. Told not Trafgar... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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

  • How many people are usually on this tour?

    You’ll find an average of 40 to 45 guests on trips throughout Europe, and a maximum of 52 guests on trips throughout the United States and Canada.

  • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

    The single supplement is not mandatory for this tour, as travellers can be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same sex for no additional cost. This is a great way to get to know your group and enrich your travel experience! If you would prefer a little more privacy, a single supplement can be paid, the additional surcharge of which can be viewed on the booking page.

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Location
Start and end in Paris.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 9 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 9 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Trafalgar. 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 50 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
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,663 km.
  • Paris (France)
  • 276 km
  • Beaune (France)
  • 140 km
  • Lyon (France)
  • 202 km
  • Avignon (France)
  • 129 km
  • Toulon (France)
  • 138 km
  • Monaco (Monaco)
  • 7 km
  • Cote D'azur (France)
  • 31 km
  • Vence (France)
  • 200 km
  • Arles (France)
  • 191 km
  • Carcassonne (France)
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