|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
|13 Jun 2019||07 Jul 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $14,145|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to France and the beautiful city of Paris! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.
This morning we’ll begin to discover this grand city. Our sightseeing includes the quintessential Parisian sights - the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Panthéon in the Latin Quarter. We’ll travel along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde and end the morning with a visit the Montparnasse Tower for incredible panoramic views over Paris. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]
A full day at leisure in enchanting Paris. Why not explore the character-filled Left Bank, visit one of the museums or sample the delights of the many delicious pâtisseries? [B]
This morning we depart for Amiens. Along the way we’ll stop in the town of Giverny to visit the stunning gardens of Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. [B]
Special Experience: We’ll then continue to Villers-Bretonneux, close to the hearts of many Australians, where we’ll pay tribute to the many lives lost during WWI at the Australian War Memorial and Museum.
From Amiens we travel towards the coast, stopping in Etretat to admire the incredible white chalk cliffs. [B]
Special Experience: This afternoon we’ll visit a local cheese factory and one of the famous calvados distilleries to try the Normandy cider and apple brandy.
Today we visit the promontory of Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches in Arromanches-les-Bains. On our way we’ll also stop in Bayeux to see the famous ancient tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings in 1066. [B]
Our journey continues to Brittany via Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed settlement on a tiny island just off the coast, topped by a magical medieval monastery. [B]
This morning we discover the medieval town of Vannes before venturing to the scenic Gulf of Morbihan. We’ll explore l’Ile aux Moines on a walking tour after some free time for lunch. [B]
Today we depart for the picturesque Loire Valley. Along the way we’ll stop in the troglodyte village of Rochemenier, one of the last remaining examples of an underground cave village. Later we’ll continue to Amboise and visit Le Clos-Lucé, a château that was once Da Vinci’s official residence. [B]
Special Experience: Fairytale castles, towers, turrets, moats, drawbridges and landscaped gardens - the Loire Valley is perhaps the most romantic region in France. Today we visit two of the famous châteaux - Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau. [B,L]
Special Experience: As we travel south, we’ll stop in Cognac to enjoy a tasting at the famous Les Caves Remy Martin.
This afternoon we'll continue to the town of Périgueux, boasting a long and fascinating history dating back to prehistoric times and a host of medieval and renaissance architecture. [B]
We spend the day discovering some of the tiny villages that make up The Dordogne and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed prehistoric Caves of Lascaux. [B]
Special Experience: We'll stop in the ‘Pink City’ of Toulouse today. Visiting the Airbus factory for a fascinating look at the production of these incredible machines.
We then continue to Carcassonne. Here we’ll explore the narrow streets and laneways of the fortified town. [B]
After breakfast this morning we will depart on a relaxing boat cruise, seeing some of the highlights of this charming town. We then take a leisurely stroll to a nearby Parisian café where we will enjoy a delicious group lunch. [B,L]
As we make our way west to the Camargue, we’ll stop in Aigues Mortes to see the brilliant pink salt marsh and enjoy lunch and a wine tasting. [B,L]
Heading into the heart of Provence, we’ll stop in the town of Arles to visit the local market. [B,D]
Special Experience: The Camargue is famous for its wild horses and flamingos and this morning we’ll discover some of the area’s stunning flora and fauna.
On today’s journey, we stop to see Avignon’s famous Pont du Gard and the Palais de Papes, then have some free time for lunch. Leafy Aix is a unique blend of Provençal charm and Parisian chic. We’ll explore the town on a walking tour this afternoon. Later we’ll continue south to Marseille. [B]
We’ll spend the morning discovering the port city of Marseille, before continuing to Cannes on the stunning Côte d’Azur, home of the illustrious Cannes Film Festival. [B]
Just a short ride along the coast, we’ll make our first stop in the seaside city of Nice, an appealing mix of 19th century opulence, café culture and sunshine. We then visit glamorous Monte Carlo in the tiny Principality of Monaco, known for its casino, Grand Prix and royal family. [B]
Today we venture north through the countryside to heritage-listed Lyon. [B]
We start our sightseeing tour today from the Hill of Fourviere, we then make our way down to Old Lyon. Next we go across to the Presqu'ile and up to Croix-Rousse Hill. The afternoon is at leisure. [B]
This afternoon we transfer to the train station to board the famous TGV back to ever-romantic Paris. We’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner this evening. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]