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FRANCE 11 DAY TOUR

2024 Winter Tour
Tour Code: WIN24R-SFR11
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Tour Highlights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Paris: The capital of France, especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks. Also, a global center for arts, fashion, gastronomy and culture
Bordeaux: A historical city, it became the political center since the Roman period. The Harbour, also Known as the Port of the Moon was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bordeaux is Also a world capital of wine
Albi situates in southern France on the river Tarn. The city is famous for the red bricks which dominates the medieval districts
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
Arle was ruled by the Romans in 123 BCE, there are many Roman ruins, buildings in the city. Arle was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995
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
2 domestic flights: Paris / Bordeaux and Nice to Paris
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   Paris

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

Day 2

Paris

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Upon arrival, city tour will follow, then to hotel and check-in
Paris City Tour:
◎Arc de triomphe
◎Place de Charles de Gaulle
◎Place de la Concorde
◎Eiffel Tower
◎Champs-Élysées

< Dinner> Western Cuisine 3-courses at hotel

< Hotel> Mercure Hotel Paris La Defense 5 or similar

Day 3

Paris / Bordeaux Flight Ref: CDG / BOD 10:55AM / 12NOON

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We will travel to Bordeaux by flight, upon arrival, city tour will follow
◎Église Notre Dame
◎Monument aux Girondin
◎Place de la Bourse
◎Le Miroir D’eau
◎Pont de Pierre

<Breakfast>  Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Mercure Hotel Bordeaux Centre Ville or similar

Day 4

Bordeaux-260km-Rocamadour-270km-Albi   

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This morning, depart for Rocamadour located 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.
◎Grand Escalier consist of 216 steps
◎Notre-Dame Chapel is home to the statue of the Black Madonna
◎Durandel Sword (Roland’s Sword)
◎Chemin de Croix or way of the cross, which passes fourteen stations of the Cross

<Breakfast>  Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses (Pork menu)

<Hotel> Mercure Hotel Albi Bastides or similar

Day 5

Albi-167km-Carcassonne  

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Albi is located in southern France on the river Tarn. It was built around the original cathedral and Episcopal group of buildings. Red brick and tiles are the main feature of most of the city. Albi was Added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2010. After breakfast, city tour will follow:
◎Palais de la Berbie
◎Cathedral Sainte Cecile
◎Collegiate church Saint Salvi
◎The Old Bridge
◎The Episcopal City of Albi
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 ◎The Fortress

<Breakfast>  Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine (Chicken Menu)

<Hotel>Hotel Mercure La Cite Carcassonne or similar

Day 6

Carcassonne-226km-Pont Du Gard-26km-Avignon

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This morning, depart for ★Pont Du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water, it was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985
Continue to Avignon, a medieval town often referred as the “City of Popes” because ruled by Roman Catholic popes in the 14th century, we will tour following sites:
◎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
◎Papal Palace Square
Continue to Avignon, we will tour ★St-Benezet bridge, built in the 12th century and best known for the famous children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon”

<Breakfast>  Buffet at hotel

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

<Hotel>Mercure Hotel Pont d’ Avignon or similar

Day 7

Avignon-37km-Arles-94km- Marseille

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, city tour will follow:
◎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 “
Continue to Marseille, city tour will follow:
★Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, take train to the 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>  Buffet at hotel

<Dinner>Local Cuisine (Bouillabaisse Menu)

<Hotel> Novotel Marseille Centre Prado or similar

Day 8

Marseile-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>  Buffet at hotel

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

<Hotel> NH Hotel Nice or similar

Day 9

Nice-10km- Eze Village- 9km-Monte Carlo-21km-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>  Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Local Cuisine (Chicken Menu)

<Hotel> NH Hotel Nice or similar

Day 10

Nice / Paris FLIGHT REF: NCE / CDG 11:00AM / 12:35PM   

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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>  Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Farewell dinner, 3 courses

<Hotel>Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel or similar

Day 11

Paris/USA

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

<Breakfast>  Buffet Breakfast at hotel

★ Entrance fee included ◎Photo-stop

Qty:

Pricing

Departure Date

04

NOV

2024

Adult: $3,699
Child: $2,799
Single Supplement: $900

Departure Date

23

DEC

2024

Adult: $3,999
Child: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,100

Departure Date

27

JAN

2025

Adult: $3,699
Child: $2,799
Single Supplement: $900

Departure Date

24

FEB

2025

Adult: $3,699
Child: $2,799
Single Supplement: $900

Departure Date

31

MAR

2025

Adult: $3,799
Child: $2,899
Single Supplement: $900


Tour Fare includes:
4-star hotel, Breakfast (9), Dinner (9), Transportation & Entrance Fee, Airfare from Paris / Bordeaux and 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)

** 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 **
** If tour fare paid by credit card, additional 2% service fee will apply. No service fee added if full payment by check or cash**

** Deposit: $500 per person upon registration, please make check payable: P & D Travel Agency or by Zelle Your passport copy is required upon registration, balance due by 60 days prior to departure. If register within 30 days From departure date, after your registration is confirmed, full payment is required within 2 days from your registration date

** 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
*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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