FR7 THE HEART OF FRANCE TOURSEARCH TOUR
Paris, Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley
Two days in Paris - Latin Quarter & Louvre; Normandy Landing Beaches; Mont-St-Michel tour; Loire Valley - Chateaux & wine tasting; Dinner every night at charming local restaurants; Expert leadership & local guides
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Tue 18 Apr 2017||Fri 28 Apr 2017||$3360 USD|
|Tue 06 Jun 2017||Fri 16 Jun 2017||$3360 USD|
|Tue 12 Sep 2017||Fri 22 Sep 2017||$3360 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $830 USD (number of singles limited).
This is a classic journey though the 'Heart of France', highlighting the cultural treasures of Paris, the compelling story of Normandy's infamous Landing Beaches, the spectacular beauty of rugged Brittany, and the salubrious and sophisticated Loire Valley, as French as France gets! We include all your breakfasts and dinners, avoiding hotel buffets and limited menus, in favour of local restaurants with a range of choices -- a major benefit of our small group! Our hotels are well-located, modern-yet-charming, and a Tour Leader manages expertly with the assistance of local guides. Road journeys are relatively short, scenic, and punctuated with regular stops of interest. This is France at its best, a perfect trip for either the first-timer or repeat visitor.
Erin C. (Etters, PA, US)
Laura is outgoing and extremely patient with confused and dithering people. She is well organized and kept us on schedule without being overbearing. Her choice in restaurants was very good.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Quality Suites Bercy Bibliotheque
This hotel is close to the Eiffel Tower, Musèe du Louvre and Bibliotheque Francois Mitterand. Conveniently located only a few ... from the RER (Réseau Express Régional), Paris’s subway, the line n14 will allow you easy access to the historic districts of Paris as well as the Musèe du Louvre, Saint Michel, Notre Dame de Paris and the Champs Elysees.
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Hotel Le Berry
This hotel is within close proximity of Bourges Cathedral and Marais de Bourges.
Make yourself at home in one ... the 65 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and hair dryers. Irons/ironing boards and cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are available on request.
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in Bourges? This hotel has facilities measuring 1076 square feet (100 square meters), including a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees (including a 2-day Paris Museum Pass) for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for driver, restaurant staff, porters (if available). Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered only in spring and fall when weather is relatively mild and peak season crowds are gone. Spring is popular for green landscapes and wildflowers; fall is popular for warm breezes and locally harvested produce. Showers can occur at any time.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport provided by private bus, +/- 24 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'); local bus & metro. Numerous walking tours on uneven / cobbled surfaces.
Mid-range (3*), well-located, hotels and inns throughout. Some smaller hotels outside of major centres are smaller properties (2-3 story) and may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though some will have shower only (no tub). Porters may be available (see 'Inclusions'), though you must be prepared to manage your own luggage from time to time.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver/s, local step-on guides at some locales.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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