|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
|10 May 2018||03 Jun 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $13,160|
|14 Jun 2018||08 Jul 2018||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $13,160|
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 Panth on in the Latin Quarter. We'll travel along the Champs- lys es to the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde and end the morning looking out over the city from the Eiffel Tower's second level. 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 p tisseries? [B]
This morning we depart for Amiens. Along the way we'll stop in the town of Giverny to visit the former home and stunning gardens of the late Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. [B]
Special Experience: We'll then continue to Villers-Bretonneux 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. We'll also stop in Bayeux to see the famous ancient tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings in 1066. [B]
A day close to the hearts of many Australians - we visit the promontory of Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches in Arromanches-les-Bains, where over 160,000 troops landed across 80 kilometres of Normandy beaches on 6 June 1944. [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.
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-Luc , a ch teau 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 ch teaux - Ch teau Chambord and Ch teau Chenonceau. [B]
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 P rigueux, 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]
Continuing south, we stop in the 'Pink City' of Toulouse. We'll visit the Airbus factory before arriving in Carcassonne. Here we'll explore the narrow streets and laneways of this incredible fortified town, one of the best-preserved medieval citadels in Europe. [B]
This region of France offers a diverse range of incredible natural scenery. [B,L]
Optional Walking Discovery: Discover its beauty on one of the many walking options in the national park. Learn more
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]
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.
As we make our way into the heart of Provence this afternoon, we'll stop in the town of Arles to visit the local market. [B,D]
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 before continuing to Aix-en-Provence. Leafy Aix is a unique blend of Proven al 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 C te 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, caf 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 mountainous countryside to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lyon. [B]
Our sightseeing tour of the city includes the Roman District, Vieux Lyon, the silk district, the Presqu' le and the huge market of Les Halles de Lyon. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore at your own pace. [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]