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Immerse yourself in the beauty of France in a 10-day exploration of top France attractions! Spend time in the capital city, Paris, and see the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and take a day trip to royal Versailles. Continue to the Provence region, famous for its lavender fields that bloom in the summer, and discover the best of Avignon and its iconic Popes Palace, go on a trip to Marseille and Cassis, learn all about the Roman heritage in Provence and admire the authentic French countryside.
City:
Paris, Avignon, Marseille
Duration:
10 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$4,841
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival to Paris

Welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a sign with your name on it. The rest of the day is free.

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Day 2
Paris City Tour

After breakfast your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of main Paris attractions, including Notre Dame, Tuileries Gardens, Triumphal Arc and the Eiffel Tower.

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Day 3
Exploring the Louvre and Orsay Museums

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide at the hotel and go on a 4 and a half hour walking tour of two of the most famous museums in Paris, the Louvre and Orsay, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tour.

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Day 4
Tour of Versailles

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Versailles - the famous residence of French kings. You see the castle of Versailles, walk through its well-known Hall of Mirrors and Le Notre gardens.

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Day 5
Train to Avignon and City Tour

After breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your driver who transfers you to the train station, where you board your train to Avignon in the South of France (1st class train tickets included).

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Day 6
Discovering the Roman Heritage of Provence

Today after breakfast in the hotel meet your driver-guide for a day trip devoted to the incredible Roman heritage of Provence. One of the places you see today is the ancient UNESCO-listed Roman Theatre of Orange.

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Day 7
Countryside of Provence Tour

In the morning after breakfast prepare for a tour of countryside Provence coupled with delicious wine tastings. As a trip highlight you then continue to Luberon, characterized by a series of strikingly picturesque perched, hill-top villages.

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Day 8
Free Day in Avignon

In the morning following breakfast you have the day free to continue exploring Avignon on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

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Day 9
Tour of Marseille and Cassis

Following breakfast meet your driver-guide for yet another day of touring beautiful France. Today you make your way to Marseille and Cassis to see their best sights. First you go to Marseille - a famous port on the Mediterranean.

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Day 10
Departure from Paris

This is the last day of your tour of France. Your driver meets you at your accommodation and takes you to Avignon train station for your direct 3,5-hour train to the Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight back home (1st class train tickets included).

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Price

$4,841
Deposit $969
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$7,941
Deposit $1,589
Single traveler

What's included

  • Accommodation in 4* centrally located hotels in Paris and Avignon;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfer in Paris and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Paris - Avignon, Avignon - Charles de Gaulle Airport;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Palace of Versailles, Pope's Palace;
  • Provence wine tastings;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: flights, visas, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Paris

Welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris!  Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a sign with your name on it.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2: Paris City Tour

After breakfast your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of main Paris attractions.

Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins on the Cite Island where you see the world’s most famous gothic cathedral - Notre Dame from outside and stroll the glorious Luxembourg Gardens where famous French philosophers looked for inspiration. Among other sights you see today are the outstanding Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city, the iconic French symbol - the Triumphal Arc and the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower.

Note: private transportation for the tour can be added at extra cost.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

*Note: Tickets to the Eiffel Tower are not included in the city tour due to limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Exploring the Louvre and Orsay Museums

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide at the hotel and go on a 4 and a half hour walking tour of two of the most famous museums in Paris, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tour.

Your tour begins with one of the world’s largest museums, a former royal residence and a central historical landmark of Paris - the Louvre Museum. You see the most celebrated works of art, ancient artifacts, Greek sculptures, including the famous Venus di Milo, masterpieces of Raphael, Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, and the world’s most enigmatic portrait - Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Then you continue to the famous Orsay Museum - one of Paris' most popular art galleries home to the world's richest collection of masterpieces of Impressionism. Here you get to admire the works of great artists such as: Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Cezanne, Garnier, Courbet, Carpeaux, Nadar or Guimard.

Note: private transportation for the tour can be added at extra cost.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Tour of Versailles

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Versailles - the famous residence of French kings.

Together with your experienced guide and private driver you set off on a 6-hour tour and make use of the privilege to skip-the-line entrance to the Palace. You see the castle of Versailles and admire its grandiose opulence from the inside. You get to walk through its well-known Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed and see the actual rooms of the most extravagant king of France, Louis the XIV.

You also discover the world famous Le Notre gardens, see the Grand Trianon, Hameau de la Reine and take a stroll around the endless lavish gardens of Versailles.

After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel and have the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Train to Avignon and City Tour

After breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your driver who transfers you to the train station, where you board your train to Avignon in the South of France (1st class train tickets included). Upon arrival in 2 hours and 40 minutes, you are met by your driver and taken to your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

Then meet your private guide and go on a 3-hour walking tour of Avignon, which was the seat of the papacy in the 14th century. Together you go to the famous Pont de Avignon Saint Benezet bridge dating back from the 12th century and the museum. Then continue to the Place de l'Horloge or “clock square” and see its elegant Town Hall and stage theatre. You pass nice cobblestone shopping streets and have an inside visit to the Popes’ Palace where the popes lived in the 14th century, taking advantage of your skip-the-line entrance. The Popes' Palace is the largest gothic building in the world and you get to learn about the everyday life of the nine popes who lived there in splendor and luxury.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Discovering the Roman Heritage of Provence

Today after breakfast in the hotel meet your driver-guide for a day trip devoted to the incredible Roman heritage of Provence. In the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar and his Legionnaires defeated the Celts in Gaul, and the land they conquered became Roman Provincia. The region still boasts rich Roman presence, which lasted for about 500 years, and today you get to tour the best-preserved Roman monuments in the south of France.

One of the places you see today is the ancient UNESCO-listed Roman Theatre of Orange, you enter this great antique theatre built in the 1st century AD and admire its amazing acoustics. Then continue to Pont du Gard which is the highest aqueduct ever built in Roman times. As a highlight of the tour you go to Nimes, one of the major cities in Roman times, to visit the well-preserved Nimes Amphitheatre (entrance tickets included).

After the tour you are taken back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Countryside of Provence Tour

In the morning after breakfast prepare for a tour of countryside Provence coupled with delicious wine tastings.

Together with your driver-guide you first travel to Gigondas, a region renowned for the quality of its wines since Roman times. You see the unique protected natural site, with hillsides carved by the hands of men into terrain suitable for vineyards, learn about and taste the wines of the region, renown for its reds.

As a trip highlight you then continue to Luberon, characterized by a series of strikingly picturesque perched, hill-top villages, dating back 1000 years or more. The Luberon is an area of lush vegetation and exceptional wildlife and a place where vineyards and cherry orchards dot the hillsides.

After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

Day 8: Free Day in Avignon

In the morning following breakfast you have the day free to continue exploring Avignon on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Tour of Marseille and Cassis

Following breakfast meet your driver-guide for yet another day of touring beautiful France. Today you make your way to Marseille and Cassis to see their best sights.

First you go to Marseille - a famous port on the Mediterranean and 2nd largest city in France. You see the Old Port and the Notre Dame de la Garde, a unique basilica with a stunning viewpoint of the whole city.

Then you continue to Cassis, a picturesque little village and fishing port. Overlooked by a centuries-old chateau, it’s known for pebbly beaches and its calanques, narrow inlets framed by steep, limestone cliffs, and is noted for its indescribable authentic atmosphere.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10: Departure from Paris

This is the last day of your tour of France. Your driver meets you at your accommodation and takes you to Avignon train station for your direct 3,5-hour train to the Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight back home (1st class train tickets included).

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation in 4* centrally located hotels in Paris and Avignon;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfer in Paris and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Paris - Avignon, Avignon - Charles de Gaulle Airport;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Palace of Versailles, Pope's Palace;
  • Provence wine tastings;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: flights, visas, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

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Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,841
Deposit $969
Single traveler
$7,941
Deposit $1,589