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FRANCE 15 DAY TOUR

2023 Summer Tour
Tour Code: SUM23-FRA15
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Itinerary
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Tour Highlights

Itinerary features:

Paris, the City of Lights, the leading center of arts, fashion, gastronomy.  Paris is the most Visited city in the world
Etretat, its cliffs, rock formation and extraordinary arches attracted many Impressionist painters to capture the natural landscape on canvas. Claude Monet had created numerous paintings here, Arsène Lupin is a popular fictional story created by French writer Maurice Leblanc  
Honfleur: A port town with old charm beauty, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages. 
Beuvron is located in Normandy region of north-western France.  Beuvron is one of the most beautiful villages Of France
Bayeux is located in Normandy in northwestern France. It is known for the first major town secured by the Allies during the Battle of the Normandy. The building was untouched during the battle
Mont Saint Michel: Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks, a UNESCO World Heritage 
Sarlat:  Listed as a town of Art and History. It draws many tourists for its delicious local specialties
Carcassonne: A fortified medieval walled city perched on a rocky hill. The castle is laid out in a concentric design with double walls and defensive towers
Avignon, a medieval walled town. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1955
Gordes, a very beautiful old village, perched on the southern edge of high Plateau de Vaucluse

Aix en Provence is located in the south of France. It is often referred to as the city of a thousand fountains. Among the most famous are: Fontaine des Quatre Dauphines. Les Deux Garçon was frequented by 
Paul Cézanne and Ernest Hemingway

Marseille is located on the coast of Gulf of Lion, near the mouth of the Rhône river. Marseille is the Third-largest metropolitan area in France and an important port city.  Because of its pre-eminence as a Mediterranean port, Marseille has always been one of the main gateways into France and attracted many  Immigrants, therefore, made Marseille a cosmopolitan melting pot
Canne is located on the French Riviera and host the annual Cannes Film Festival
Monaco is the second-smallest sovereign state in the world.  Major attractions are: Princes’s Palace, the Cathedral, Grand Casino and many luxury boutiques, restaurants
Travel from Nice to Paris by domestic flight 
Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group

Itinerary

Day 1

USA / Paris, France 

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Today, we will take overnight flight to Paris, arrive the next day.。

Day 2

Paris

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◎Eiffel Tower
◎Arc de Triomphe
◎Champs-Élysées
◎Place de la Concorde

★The Louvre, where you will be amazed by many great masterpieces and timeless treasures that include Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Winged Victory.

<Dinner> Western Cuisine at Hotel

<Hotel>Evergreen Laurel Hotel Levallois Perret Paris or similar

Day 3

Paris-92km-Giverny-143km- Etretat -45km-Honfleur

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★Claude Monet’s House & Garden in Giverny. Claude Monet was the leading light of the Impressionist movement. Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting “Impression, Sunrise”. Monet had painted many famous paintings such as” Water Lilies”.
◎Étretat–best known for its cliffs, including three natural arches and the pointed "needle". These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Claude Monet. It was featured prominently in the 1909 Arsene Lupin novel “The Hollow Needle.

Honfleur City Tour:
◎ Old Port
◎Saint Catherine Church

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel>Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre or similar

Day 4

Honfleur-47km-Beuvron En Auge-83km-Omaha Beach -21km-Bayeux-123km-Mont Saint Michel

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After breakfast, depart for Beuvron–the most beautiful village in France. We will tour the oval central square surrounded by glorious ensemble of multicolored half-timbered houses. Continue to Omaha Beach, where the allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings during World War II.

Bayeux City Tour:
★Bayeux Tapestry–a 70-yard-long embroidered art that brings to life William the Conqueror’s victory over the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings in 1066

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Local Cuisine

<Hotel> Mercure Hotel Mont Saint Michel or similar

Day 5

Mont Saint Michel -282km-Tours

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Mont Saint Michel—Timeless, picture-perfect island
★ the Abbey–a Romanesque church, whose gilded statue decorates the top of the abbey’s spire, was the patron saint of many French kings

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine

<Hotel>Mercure Nord Hotel Tours or similar

Day 6

Tours-78km-Chambord Castle-55km-Chenonceaux Castle-292kim-Brive La Gaillarde

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After breakfast, scenic drive to Loire Valley, the land of thousand castles.
★ magnificent Chambord Castle, one of the most recognizable chateaux in the Loire region. It was built to serve as a hunting lodge for King Louis XIV and Napoleon. There are many distinctive architectural characters: The roofs cape, towers, chimneys and spectacular double helix open staircase
★ Chenonceaux, the beloved home of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medics

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses at hotel

<Hotel>Mercure Hotel Brive or similar

Day 7

Brive La Gaillarde-51km-Sarlat-La-Cańeda-14km-La-Roque-Gageac-53km-Rocamadour-

               165km-Tulouse 

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◎ Sarlat-La-Cańeda is a city in Dordogne, Southwestern France. Its historic center with medieval and Renaissance styles, which classified Sarlat as “city of art and history”. Agriculture has long been importance in Sarlat. The famous commodities are: foie gras, walnuts, truffles and wine.We will travel to 1001 castle region in Dordogne Valley, from fairytale castles to mighty fortresses,
many stunning and prettiest castles in France. Continu to ◎La Roque-Gageac in the Dordogne region, perched above the Dordogne River. Then to ◎Rocamadour in the Occidanie region, southwestern France. Its setting in a gorge above the Dordogne River. It has attracted visitors for its historical monuments and sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a popular pilgrimage site for centuries.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses 

<Hotel>Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Hotel or similar

Day 8

Toulouse-93km-Carcassonne-225km-Arles 

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◎Toulouse is in the south of France. Known as “City of Art and History”, Toulouse has a very rich architectural heritage range from Romanesque and Gothic churches to neo-classical facades. Almost All the buildings of the historical center were made with traditional material of foraine brick, which earned the nickname of Pink City. Continue to Carcassonne, a fortified medieval walled city perched on a rocky hill top. Its medieval atmosphere and ancient monuments attract millions of tourists year-round. We will tour ◎St. Nazaire Basilica, ◎ Carcassonne Fortress

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel>Arles Hotel Plaza or similar

Day 9

Arles-40km-Pont Du Gard-26km-Avignon

 

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Arles is a coastal city in the south of France.
Arles City Tour:
◎ Place de la Republique
◎ L’Espace Van Gogh, the hospital where he was taken after he cut off a portion of his ear
◎ Roman Arena
◎ Place de Forum, where Van Gogh painted “Cafe Terrace at night “
★Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water To Nimes. It was added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1985

<Breakfast>American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner>Chinese Cuisine (8 dishes and 1 soup)

<Hotel>Mercure Hotel Pont d Avignon or similar

Day 10

Avignon-40km-Gordes-77km- Aix en Provence 

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Avignon, a medieval town often referred as the “City of Popes” because ruled by Roman Catholic popes in the 14th century.

Avignon City Tour:
◎Papal Palace is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Once a Fortress and palace. Six papal conclaves were held in the Palais. Palais. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1995
◎St-Benezet bridge, built in the 12th century and best known for the famous children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon”
◎Notre Dame des Doms d’Avignon (Avignon Cathedral)
◎Fountaine de Vaucluse, also known for its karst, a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of layer of soluble bedrock

★Senanque Abbey, established in 1148 under the patronage of Alfant and impoverished monks. One of The best areas to see Lavender field (June – Early Aug annually)

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine

<Hotel> Mercure Aix en Provence Saint Victoire Hotel or similar

Day 11

Aix en Provence-32km-Marseille 

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Aix-en-Provence, a city known for its arts and architecture & fountains. After breakfast, city tour will follow.
◎Stroll along cours Mirabeau, where many cafes, restaurants and grand mansions are located. Paul Cézanne used to spend time at Les Deux Garçon Café
◎Fontaine de la Rotonde
◎Fontaine des Neuf-Canons Continue to Marseille, upon arrival, city tour will follow:
★Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, a Neo-Byzantine church, ornamented with colorful marble, murals. It offers panoramic city view
◎ Chateau d’If, built on a small island. Best known for its place in the novel “The Count of Monte-Cristo “by Alexandre Dumas

<Breakfast>American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Bouillabaisse Menu

<Hotel>Mercure Hotel Marseille Centre Prado or similar

Day 12

Marseille-181km-Cannes-33km-St. Paul De Vence-26km-Nice   

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Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera and host the annual Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes City Tour:
◎Palais des Festivals
◎Old Town
◎The Port
◎La Crosette
Continue to St. Paul De Vence, a beautiful medieval fortified village perched on a narrow cliff between two deep valleys. Then to Nice, city tour will follow:
◎stroll along Promenade des Anglais for stunning sunset view
◎La Baie des Anges
◎Place Massena

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner>Local Cuisine 

<Hotel> Hotel Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice or similar

Day 13

Nice-10km- Eze Village -9km- Monte Carlo-21km-Nice

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After breakfast, depart for Eze Village.
◎Eze village, also known as “eagle’s nest” because of its location overlooking high cliff above sea level on French Mediterranean
Continue to Monaco, upon arrival, city tour will follow:
◎Palais Princier (Prince’s Palace), it offers breathtaking panoramic view of the harbor and city
◎Casino Square
◎Cathedrale de Monaco

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Local Cuisine

<Hotel> Hotel Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice or similar

Day 14

NiceParis

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★We will travel to Paris by air.
★ Château de Fontainebleau–one of the most beautiful castles in France. You can enter the Château through the stately Courtyard of the White Horse, the famous horseshoe-shaped staircase dates from the reign of Louis XIII. This sprawling palace is a veritable showcase of French Renaissance architecture from 12th to 19th century. UNESCO declared the castle a World Heritage Site in 1981

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Farewell dinner, 3 courses

<Hotel> Mercure Paris 17 Batignolles or similar

Day 15

ParisUSA

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Today, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

<Breakfast>American Breakfast at hotel

Entrance fee included      ◎Photo-stop



Pricing

Departure Date

26

APR

2023

Adult: $4,199
Child: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,200

Departure Date

24

MAY

2023

Adult: $4,199
Child: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,200

Departure Date

28

JUN

2023

Adult: $4,199
Child: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,200

Departure Date

19

JUL

2023

Adult: $4,299
Child: $3,199
Single Supplement: $1,400

Departure Date

23

AUG

2023

Adult: $4,299
Child: $3,199
Single Supplement: $1,400

Departure Date

09

SEPT

Pre-Tour Cruise available
Adult: $4,199
Child: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,200

Departure Date

04

OCT

2023

Adult: $4,199
Child: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,200

* Minimum group size: 15 people and more

Tour Fare includes:
4-star hotel, Breakfast (13), Dinner (13), Transportation, Entrance Fee & Airfare from Nice to Paris

Tour Fare excludes:
International Airfare, Personal Expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips: Euro 12 per day for Tour Leader, Guide & Bus Driver, Visa Fee, Travel Insurance (if full payment paid 60 days prior, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

**Registration and reservation must also pay a deposit of USD $ 500 per person(Once the group is confirmed, the deposit becomes non-refundable, it can be used for future credit for tour group.

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to airport on the last day **

** Cancellations will only be accepted in writing; cancellation penalty is as following:
120 days prior to departure: US$100 per person
119 days to 60 days prior to departure: US$200 per person
59 days to 30 days prior to departure: 35% of total tour fare
29 days to 15 days prior to departure: 50% of total tour fare
14 days to 3 days prior to departure: 80% of total tour fare
2 days or less prior to departure and/or cancelled during the touring period: 100% of cost
(Tour fare is Non-Transferable to other names and/or other services)
For any train tickets, ferry tickets and admission reserved, if you cancel, we will check with local suppliers for cancellation penalty
For Airline tickets that is purchased and issued, if you cancel, airfare is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable, we will check with airline for cancellation penalty
Hotel Twin Room Cancellation Policy: If your roommate cancelled, the share with party will occupy a single room, the cancelled party is responsible for single supplement incurred
The above term and policy will not apply to any special tours and/or customized tours, all special tours and customized tours will base on its own term and conditions
Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

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