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FRANCE 15 DAY TOUR (Promotion)

5/22, 6/26/2024
Tour Code: SUM24-FRA15BF
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Tour Highlights

Itinerary features:

Paris: The capital of France, and especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks. Also, a global center for arts, fashion, gastronomy and culture
Étretat: Located on the coast of the Pays de Caux area. Best known for its cliffs, including three natural arches and the pointed "needle".  Claude Monet did several paintings here, also it was featured prominently in the 1909 Arsene Lupin novel “The Hollow Needle. 
Honfleur: A port town with old charm beauty, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages. 
Bayeux is located in the Normandy region; it is one of the towns that have survived WWII 
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 is an ancient town enclosed by its medieval walls, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gordes is a village built on the foothills of the Monts of Vaucluse and one of the most beautiful towns in France
Aix en Provence is located in the south of France. The birthplace of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. It is also known as the city of thousand fountains  
Marseille: A port city in southern France, and the second largest city, also, the third-largest Metropolitan area in France
Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera and best known for its international film festival
Monaco is a sovereign city-state, country on the French Rivera in Western Europe. It is second-Smallest country in the world. The capital, Monte Carlo, has been a symbol of glamor
Travel from Nice to Paris by air     
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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Paris City Tour:
◎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-89km-Giverny-140km- Etretat -59km-Honfleur - 64km - Caen

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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 at hotel

<Hotel>Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre or similar

Day 4

Caen-33km-Bayeux-24km-Omaha Beach--165km-Mont Saint Michel

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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
◎Omaha Beach, where the allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings during World War II.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner>  Western Cuisine, 3 courses at hotel

<Hotel> Mercure Hotel Mont Saint Michel or similar

Day 5

Mont Saint Michel -280km-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
Continue to our next city--Tours

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Local Cuisine, 3 courses (Fish Menu)

<Hotel>Mercure Nord Hotel Tours or similar

Day 6

Tours-78km-Chambord Castle-55km-Chenonceaux Castle-293kim-Brive La Gaillarde

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After breakfast, scenic drive to Loire Valley, the land of thousand castles.
★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-68km-Sarlat-La-Cańeda-15km-La-Roque-Gageac-172km-Tulouse 

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This morning, depart for Sarlat-La-Canéda, it has remained preserved and one of the town’s most Representative of 14th century France. Agriculture also plays an importance part, the major commodities
Are corn, walnuts, truffles, cheeses, wine and foie gras. Continue to Dordogne region that covers more than a thousand castles and one of the major attractions Of Périgord.
La-Roque-Gageac is located in southwestern France, perched above the river Dordogne, one of the Most beautiful villages of France.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses 

<Hotel>Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Hotel or similar

Day 8

Toulouse-96km-Carcassonne-223km-Arles 

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Toulouse is located in south of France. Most of the buildings of the historical center were made with the traditional building material of the region: the foraine brick that has earned the nickname of Pink City. City Tour will follow:
◎Basilica of Saint-Serni
◎The City Hall
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 ◎Basilica of Saints Nazarius and Celsus and ◎The Fortress

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine (Pork Menu)

<Hotel>Arles Hotel Plaza or similar

Day 9

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

 

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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, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water To Nimes.
Later, to Avignon, a medieval town often referred as the “City of Popes” because ruled by Roman Catholic popes in the 14th century

<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-97km- Aix en Provence 

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Avignon City Tour:
◎Papal Palace is one of the largest medieval Gothic Palace in Europe, once a fortress and palace, six Papal conclaves were held in the Palace
◎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 Dom D’Avignon
◎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. It is the must-see destination for Lavender viewing (Lavender season: end of June – early Aug)
◎Gordes, a very beautiful old village, perched on the southern edge of high Plateau de Vaucluse.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine (Beef Menu)

<Hotel>Novotel Aix en Provence Beaumanoirl 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

Marseille City Tour:
★Notre Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine church, ornamented with colorful marble, murals. It offers panoramic city view
★boat excursion to ★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> Local Cuisine (Bouillabaisse Menu)

<Hotel>Novotel Marseille Centre Prado or similar

Day 12

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

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Cannes City Tour:
◎Palais des Festivals
◎Old Town
◎The Harbor
◎La Crosette
◎To St Paul, a beautiful medieval fortified village perched on a narrow cliff between two deep valleys

Nice City Tour:
◎stroll along Promenade des Anglais
◎La Baie des Anglais
◎Place Massena

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner>Local Cuisine, 3 courses (Fish Menu)  

<Hotel> Hotel Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice or similar

Day 13

Nice-10km- Eze Village -9km- Monte Carlo-19km-Nice

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Eze village, also known as “eagle’s nest” because of its location overlooking high cliff above sea level On French Mediterranean

Monaco City Tour:
◎Palais Princier (Prince’s Palace), it offers breathtaking panoramic view of the harbor and city
◎Casino Square
◎Monaco Cathedral

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Local Cuisine (Escalope Menu)

<Hotel>Hotel Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice or similar

Day 14

NiceParis

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After breakfast, we will travel to Paris by air. Upon arrival, we will visit:
★Palace of Versailles, this is a palace built on the basis of Louis XIII's hunting lodge in 1668, with sunlight and royal garden outside the window

<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

22

MAY

2024

Adult: $4,599
Child: $3,599
Single Supplement: $1,200

Departure Date

26

JUN

2024

Adult: $4,699
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,300

* 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:
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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