Tour Departs – 22 June 2017.
Tour Length – 32 Days.
In this new tour for 2017, we devote the entire tour to exploring La Belle France. Starting with a 4 night stay in Paris, perhaps the most romantic and alluring city on earth, our journey encompasses the Loire Valley with its magnificent chateaux; Lyon, the gastronomic capital; the Cote d’Azur and French Riviera; and Provence with its lavender fields, perfumeries and vineyards.
We conclude our travels with 7 nights aboard our river ship cruising the rivers of the Bordeaux Region including the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers and the Gironde Estuary. The area showcases Mother Nature at her best with varied waterways and estuaries, the city of Bordeaux itself and the surrounding towns and villages with their rich heritage and history, and not least, the endless expanse of vineyards. A wonderful conclusion to a great tour.
- Romantic Paris for a 4-night stay
- Loire Valley and Chateau Country
- Lyon, Grenoble and Grasse
- Nice including Monte Carlo
- Aix-en-Provence and Avignon
- Carcassonne and Lourdes
BORDEAUX REGION RIVER CRUISE:
Our home for the 7 nights is the Croisi River Ship “MS Cyrano de Bergerac”. Launched in 2013, the ship accommodates 170 people over 3 decks with our en-suite cabins located on the Upper and Middle Deck. Enjoy French cuisine in the elegant dining room with complimentary local wines served at dinner. A full programme of on-shore sightseeing is included and when cruising, enjoy the passing scenery from the large sundeck. A lovely way to explore this very special region of France.