Discover ARLES, a world heritage city, shows us its legacy of the Roman and medieval times and reminds us of Van Gogh. Tour of 8 days visiting Paris, Amboise, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Saint Bertrand, Carcassonne, Marseilles, Arles, Les Beaux, Avignon, Lyon, Tournus, La Rochepot, Beaune, Dijon, Semur en Auxois, Vezelay, Paris.
DAY 01 SAT. Paris – Arrival.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Montmartre neighbourhood. Funicular ride.
Welcome to Paris! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. In the evening, we provide a transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets. Choose from one of the many restaurants and sit down to a relaxing dinner. We ascend to the top of the hill by funicular to admire the spectacular views of Paris. After this we will return to hotel.
DAY 02 SUN. Paris.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Boat ride along the Seine. Evening transfer.
Today we take a guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure to explore and relax! At sunset enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter, a very picturesque historic area where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. We will then return to hotel. Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different time of the day (or Monday).
DAY 03 MON. Paris- Amboise.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Amboise.
Transfer to the centre of Paris and time at leisure. Today you
have the option of visiting the Louvre Museum. At 16.30 we
leave Paris for the Loire Valley. AMBOISE, arriving in the late
afternoon, this city on the Loire River is well-known because
Leonardo Da Vinci lived and died here, and it also has a large
castle and a beautiful historic centre with narrow streets.
DAY 04 TUE. Amboise- Bordeaux- Lourdes.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Lourdes. Dinner included.
We continue on our way to the south of France. We cross lands of vineyards. BORDEAUX, time for lunch and a stroll through this city whose centre was declared a World Heritage Site. We suggest you know the Port of the Moon and the Cathedral of St Andrew. We continue towards the Pyrenees. LOURDES, arrival in the late afternoon. You can attend the candle procession (until the end of October) and visit the places of worship. We include dinner at the hotel for all our travellers!
DAY 05 WED. Lourdes – Saint Bertrand- Carcassonne– Marseilles .-
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Medieval villages of St. Bertrand or Carcassonne.
Following the Pyrenees, we stop at SAINT BERTRAND, a medieval town hung on the mountainside, dominated by its great cathedral. Time for a stroll before continuing to CARCASSONNE, a city surrounded by the most beautiful walls in Europe. Time to stroll and have lunch. In the afternoon, we continue to MARSEILLES, France’s second city, to see its vibrant “Vieux port” (old port). Note: If the group is small, the section from Carcassonne to Marseilles may be done by train (our guide will give you the tickets and inform you, and another different guide will be waiting for you upon your arrival in Marseilles).
DAY 06 THU. Marseilles- Arles- Les Beaux- Avignon- Lyon.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Provence region. Carrieres de Lumiere inLesBeaux.
Villages, landscapes, history, today we see some of the most beautiful places in Provence. ARLES, a world heritage city, shows us its legacy of the Roman and medieval times and reminds us of Van Gogh. In LES BEAUX, we have the chance to visit this small medieval village and we will include admission to the CARRIERES DE LUMIERE, an impressive show of art, image and sound underground, in some former quarries. Time for lunch and stroll in AVIGNON, with its immense Palais des Papes. We continue to LYON, where we can walk through the World Heritage Site old town and we will include the cable car to climb Notre Dame de Fourviere, a huge basilica from where we have a great view over the city.
DAY 07 FRI. Lyon- Tournus- La Rochepot- Beaune- Dijon.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Burgundy region. Rochepot Castle.
We will leave Lyon for Burgundy. We stop at TOURNUS, a nice little town with its huge stone door and large abbey. After this, on small roads we travel through beautiful vineyards and countryside to LA ROCHEPOT, we include admission to its powerful medieval castle. BEAUNE, time for lunch and stroll in the wine capital of Burgundy; you can visit the wine museum or see the historic hospice. In the early afternoon, arrival in DIJON, the capital of Burgundy, with its lively streets, magnificent urban complex and many medieval and Renaissance buildings, particularly the Ducal Palace.
DAY 08 SAT. Dijon- Semur en Auxois- Vezelay- Paris.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Burgundy region. Admission to Fontenayabbey.
We leave Dijon for FONTENAY ABBEY, a world heritage site, where we include admission to this Cistercian centre. After this, a stop in SEMUR EN AUXOIS, a medieval city surrounded by impressive walls. Still in Burgundy, we will have time for lunch and a stroll in VEZELAY, one of France’s most beautiful villages, where its immense basilica was one of the starting points of the Way of St James. In the afternoon we continue our route to PARIS. Arrival mid-afternoon. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
- Basic travel insurance.
- Hotels according to the itinerary.
- Breakfast buffet.
- Arrival transfer
- Boat: Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris
- City tour in: Paris
- Evening Transfer: Montmartre District of Paris, Latin Quarter of Paris
- Ticket admission: 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris, Carrieres de Lumiere show, La Rochepot medieval Castle, Fontenay Abbey
- Funicular: Montmartre in Paris, Lyon
- 1 Dinner included in: Lourdes
- Apr.21: 24
- May.21: 08, 22
- Jun.21: 05, 19
- Jul.21: 10, 24
- Aug.21: 07, 21
- Sep.21: 11, 25
- Oct.21: 09, 23
- Nov.21: 06
PRICES PER PERSON
SEASON DBL SINGL
High S. $1.214 $1.759
Mid S. $1.180 $1.725
Low S. $1.129 $1.674
- Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different time of the day (or Monday).
- If the group is small, the section from Carcassonne to Marseilles may be done by train (our guide will give you the tickets and inform you, and another different guide will be waiting for you upon your arrival in Marseilles).
- It is a general policy in the hotels that may request a deposit of money on arrival at each of the hotels where you will be staying. This deposit is charged at the time of check in and is refunded upon departure if you did not make any expenses at the hotel.
- The space in the holds of the coaches and in the train wagons is limited and this determines the maximum amount of luggage authorized per passenger on our circuits: one suitcase per person and one handbag. Carrying more luggage than allowed can be checked in at destination.