France 15 Day Tour: May 27 – June 11, 2016 = $3515**
France 15 Day Tour
15 Day Tour from Paris to Paris
May 27 – June 11, 2016 – Other dates are available.
**$3779 MRTA Member Price if booked by April 26, 2016, is $3515.*
Save on Air Fare! Save $300 per couple on Air Fare if you book by April 26, 2016!
*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.
Prices quoted are current as of the date provided by the travel supplier. Please contact Travelers Lane for the most up-to-date information. 314-223-1224. Thank you.
You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to not only see it, but to take an elevator to the second floor.
You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit one of them.
You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to participate in a wine tasting in Bordeaux.
You’ve heard of the high-speed TGV train—now’s your chance to ride on it.
All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris and has overnights also in Bayeux, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nîmes, Monte Carlo, Lyon, and Dijon.
A French vacation would not be complete without a visit to a castle and on this tour, you’ll visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers.
You’ll also visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a rocky isle that has been a pilgrimage site for centuries.
Another famous place of pilgrimage is Lourdes. Here, visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 and at night, join the rosary and candlelight procession—a memorable and special experience offered by us.
Another out-of-the-ordinary experience on this French tour is a lecture about perfume-making from an expert at one of France’s most famous perfume factories.
In Lyon, you’ll take a private river cruise with a Local Guide who will explain the sights.
All of this—plus visits to the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence—are included on this marvelous tour through France. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
Please call 314.223.1224 to complete your reservation.
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower
Visit these seaside resorts
Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry Museum
Stop at Omaha Beach and visit the American Cemetery
MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey; lunch at a local restaurant
Visit Chenonceau Castle
Walking tour, [LF] a special dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise
Wine tasting at Château Soutard
Visit the seaside resort
Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto; [LF] join the rosary and candlelight procession
Walk by the ancient battlements
Visit a perfume factory, [LF] enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making
Walk along the Promenade des Anglais
Stay two nights at the Côte d’Azur
Orientation including Fourvière Hill
Orientation, by high-speed TGV train (first-class)
Headsets throughout the tour
- For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with a drink; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special dinner in Bordeaux
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
Located on the Left Bank near the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres – Rooms feature contemporary decor.
The hotel has 77 air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, bar, 5 fully-equipped meeting rooms, terrace, swimming pool, wooded park and a large free car park.
Oceania Hotel St. Malo
Modern hotel with multilingual staff; sits near the beach facing the ocean, 5 minutes from port.
Mercure Blois Centre
Three story hotel with restaurant and facilities for children is located in the city; 1 km from the railway station.
Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons
Impressive 3-story Turn-of-Century Victorian Hotel with natural stone exterior featuring stone lions & Parisian-style windows.
Grand Gallia & Londres
Its rich past gives it the authentic character that has made its reputation. Its majestic architecture houses air-conditioned rooms beautifully decorated in Louis XVI style.
Novotel Atria Nimes Centre
The Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre is located in the center of Nimes, a stone’s throw from the train station. The hotel has 119 air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a patio, a car park and a conference center comprising a 410-seat auditorium and11 meeting rooms. This hotel is ideal for both business travel and stays as a couple or family due to its exceptional location close to the Arena of Nimes, mecca of artistic and cultural events.
Marriott Riviera La Porte de Monaco
Mediterranean and contemporary style in bar, lobby. Nautical style for rooms – Border of Monaco.
Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache
Five-story Art Nouveau Hotel located in the city center of Lyons, near the train station and the Place Bellecourt.
Oceania Le Jura
Located in the heart of Dijon with a peaceful rear garden. This hotel offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and a selection of Burgandy beers and wines can be enjoyed in the intimate setting of the hotel bar.
Pullman Paris Bercy
Contemporary hotel located east of Paris, 2 minutes from Gare de Lyon and 15 minutes from Orly Airport.
The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.
Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).
Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.
Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show and a glass of champagne completes your evening in style.
Approximate value: €170 EUR per person
Excursion to The Palace of Versailles Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.
Approximate value: €59 EUR per person
Seine Cruise and Montmartre Discover more of beautiful Paris with a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the artistic and picturesque district of Montmartre, famous for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Enjoy free time to stroll around Place du Tertre and to watch bohemian street artists at work.
Approximate value: €39 EUR per person
Wii, Atlantic Wall and Artificial Port A short drive will take you to Longues sur mer where you will see one of the best preserved parts of Hitler’s notorious Atlantic Wall: a four-strong gun battery. Completed in April 1944, this group of bunkers, armed with 152mm navy guns, was supposed to stop the Allied attack on D Day. Then on to Arromanches, a charming seaside resort famous for the remains of its artificial port: Mulberry. Constructed right after the landings, it was used to bring in over 2.5 million men and 4 million tons of supplies providing much needed reinforcements in France, a major step in the liberation of Europe. A chance to sample Normandy specialties in the local restaurants during your free time in the town before returning to Bayeux.
Approximate value: €25 EUR per person
Dinner in The Loire Valley The French Cuisine is world renowned for its refined and elegant dishes. Food is not just food in this special country it’s an experience, where local ingredients are always linked to the territory. Tonight, why not savor a 3-course French dinner with drinks and coffee at a lovely restaurant?
Approximate value: €52 EUR per person
The Great Dune of Pyla and Arcachon One of the marvels of the Aquitaine region is the Great Dune of Pyla, the tallest sand dune in Europe. It stretches its 60 million cubic meters of fine sand on nearly 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) from south to north, 0.4 miles (500 meters) from west to east, and soars as high as 384 feet (117 meters). For the most athletic visitors, climbing up this slope is a real challenge. For others, a staircase makes the ascent a little easier. At the top, the view is spectacular, showcasing the coast, the vast pine forest of Les Landes, and, when the weather is clear, the Pyrenees range. Later, visit Arcachon, one of the most relaxed and beautiful beach towns on the Côte d’Argent (Silver Coast).
Approximate value: €37 EUR per person
Excursion to St. Paul De Vence Marvel at the lovely landscapes on your way to Saint Paul de Vence, a medieval Provencal village made famous by world-renowned artists such as Chagall, Matisse and Cézanne, where you seem to travel back in time. Enjoy free time to wander through the paved historical streets lined with art galleries and craft shops, view the valley from the well-preserved cemetery ramparts, and enjoy the peace and harmony of this idyllic spot.
Approximate value: €29 EUR per person
Montecarlo By Night and Dinner Enjoy delicious French dinner, with wine, in Prince Albert’s Monte Carlo. On your walking tour of the Old Town, admire the cathedral and the royal palace. Time to gamble at the famous Grand Casino or to relax on a terrace, basking in the elegant atmosphere.
Approximate value: €58 EUR per person
Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner Take in breathtaking views of the French Riviera on your way up through the famous corniche (cliff roads). Then, proceed to delightful Eze, perched on a rock 1,400 feet above sea level, for a tasty dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Approximate value: €54 EUR per person
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Extra nights per person in Paris:
Pre tour: in single room $250-$843, in twin $137-$432, in triple $153-$569
Post tour: in single room $228-$786, in twin $122-$401, in triple $121-$307
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o The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, the tour company Group Leader in Cuba, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
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