Welcome to France
On arrival at Paris International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
The Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Overnight in Paris.
Breakfast at the hotel. Revel in the romance, enjoy the elegance and behold the beauty of Paris on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that endeavours to show you the most well-known spots in the city. Explore the curious cobbled streets of the city’s left bank, take in the Napoleonic splendour of the École Militaire and visit what has become the emblem of Paris: The world famous Eiffel Tower! There’s absolutely no need to hurry as you can mosey around as you wish hopping on and off as much as you like! See the many faces of Paris in terms of its historical side, its romantic side as well as its fashionable, fun and super shopper-friendly side. Get off at the Champ de Mars, a massive park jam packed with wide walking paths that zigzag across immaculate lawns. The borders of this park are lined with trees and flowering shrubs; colourful flower beds are dotted around too! Of course, what really brings the park to life is the impressive Eiffel Tower which is by far the most iconic monument of Paris. At a staggering 324 metres high, it’s the highest building in Paris and one of the most visited monuments in the world. Head on up to the viewing platform for mind blowing views of the city, which get even more exceptional as the sun begins to set. Be sure not to miss The Musee du Louvre which began as a royal fortress and is now a most magical museum made up of a whopping 35,000 works of art. You can easily spend hours upon hours strolling around here without even noticing the time go by. Meander around The Montmartre zone of the city, pass by the remarkable Moulin Rouge and feel free to catch a show if you’re up for it. All of this and much more is just waiting to be discovered in the pretty city of Paris.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today make your dreams come true! Spend the day in the magical world of Disney!
Discover the magical world of Disneyland Paris and spend an unforgettable time of your life meeting all the well known and loved Disney characters to experiencing the thrill of the rides! This ticket gives access to Disneyland Park AND Walt Disney Studios Park for one day. Five enchanting Lands, each one in its own unique setting. Embark on a truly magical adventure, where classic attractions and colorful shows bring limitless imaginations to life. The streets are filled with wonder as beloved Disney Characters glide past whilst singing and dancing in the parade! And when the sun sets, fireworks and lasers illuminate the night sky - the perfect end to a family trip that will never, ever be forgotten. Disney Village is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France. Originally named Festival Disney, it opened April 12, 1992 with what was then the Euro Disney Resort and originally covered an area of approximately 18,000 square metres (190,000 sq ft). Based on Walt Disney World's Disney Springs, it was designed by architect Frank Gehry with towers of oxidized silver and bronze-coloured stainless steel
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and make your way to the train station. Board the 2nd class train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes. On arrival in Lourdes station make your way to the hotel and check-in.
The day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Lourdes is a town in southwestern France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known for the Sanctuaries Notre-Dame de Lourdes, or the Domain, a major Catholic pilgrimage site. Each year, millions visit the Grotto of Massabielle (Grotto of the Apparitions) where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local woman. In the grotto, pilgrims can drink or bathe in water flowing from a spring.
Overnight in Lourdes.
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, one of the top pilgrimage and religious attractions in the world, on this walking tour with a guide. You'll learn about the history of the site and why it attracts 350,000 pilgrims each year as you check out features such as the grotto and baths. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes Learn about the Christian significance of this religious site from a guide. Hear about the apparitions of the Virgin Mary that a peasant girl claimed to see in 1858.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and make your way to the train station. Board the 2nd class train from Lourdes to Bordeaux St. Jean. On arrival in Bordeaux St. Jean station make your way to the hotel and check in.
Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.
Overnight in Bordeaux.
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the full Bordeaux countryside while discovering the Atlantic coast and the famous vineyards of the Medoc region. Discover the magnificent Arcachon Bay, famous for its oyster production as well as the renowned Medoc wine region where the majority of Bordeaux wines come from. Climb the tallest sand dune in Europe. Marvel at panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean, the Landes Forest, and more, taste a local production of fresh oysters from Arcachon Bay, with wine, Picnic lunch in Bordeaux city center, visit of 2 chateaux, tasting of 4 wines (2 per château), aperitif with French products.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and make your way to the train station. Board the 2nd class train from Bordeaux St. Jean to Toulouse Matabiau. On arrival in Toulouse Matabiau station make your way to the hotel and check in.
Toulouse, capital of France’s southern Occitanie region, is bisected by the Garonne River and sits near the Spanish border. It’s known as La Ville Rose (‘The Pink City’) due to the terra-cotta bricks used in many of its buildings. Its 17th-century Canal du Midi links the Garonne to the Mediterranean Sea, and can be traveled by boat, bike or on foot.
Overnight in Toulouse.
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning or afternoon on a historical journey through Toulouse’s past. Explore the city’s landmarks, architecture, and monuments on a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour with a historian guide. Visit the Romanesque style Basilica of Saint-Sernin, a UNESCO World Heritage site, see the Capitole of Toulouse, with its impressive marble façade, and stop at many other sites to learn about the city's fascinating history and significance in France. Embark on a 2.5-hour historic walking tour of Toulouse with a guide See the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, and explore the banks of the Garonne River Hear stories about the Counts of Toulouse and crusade against the Cathars Admire the southern Gothic architecture of the Church of the Jacobins
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and make your way to the train station. Board the 2nd class train from Toulouse Matabiau to Marseille St. Charles. On arrival in Marseille St. Charles station make your way to the hotel and check in.
Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a Romanesque-Byzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s influential Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower.
Overnight in Marseille.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today morning enjoy the Colorbus Marseille Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
A hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Marseille is a great way to get a flavor of this beautiful french city steeped in history. Take part of the tour and soak up the charm of Marseille life with its many restaurants, fishermen's stalls and daily fish market. Explore the pretty fishing port, Vallon des Auffes and stroll alongside small, brightly colored boats and numerous seashore cabins before wandering through the picturesque narrow streets. This unique, peaceful place sheltered by cliffs has inspired many poets, painters and writers.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and make your way to the train station. Board the 2nd class train from Marseille St. Charles to Lyon Part Dieu. On arrival in Lyon Part Dieu station make your way to the hotel and check in.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its center reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu'île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.
Overnight in Lyon.
Breakfast at the hotel. Get your passport to culture with the Lyon City Card!
Unlimited and free access to public transportation including the Metro and buses for easy exploration, Discounts on tours, excursions and cruises. Save time and money with the Lyon City Card, giving you more than 40 of Lyon’s top attractions, museums, shows and tours at your fingertips. Museums and their temporary exhibitions: Fine Art Museum, Print Museum, Textile and Decorative Museum, Miniature & Cinema Museum, Cinema Lumière Museum, Car Museum, Historical Museum, World Puppet Museum, Automates Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Contemporary Art Institute, Gallo-Roman Museum, Religious Art Museum, Resistance and Deportation Museum, African Museum, Urban Tony Garnier Museum, St Romain en Gal Museum, Electricity Museum, Olympique Lyonnais Museum. Discounts on tours and activities: Fourvière Basilica Rooftop Tours, Guided Walking Tours, Cruises on Rhône and Saône Rivers, Visit of silk workshops, Vaporetto (taxi boat), Mini world. Discounts on Shows: Le Guignol Theater, House of Guignol, Un Gone de Lyon, Planetarium, Guignol Parc Tête d’Or theater. Discounts on hop on - hop off buses, the Lyon city tram, electric taxi tricycle, guided excursion and other activities! (subject to availability)
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 9,490/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights.
Destinations: Paris, Lourdes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille & Lyon.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to an increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
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Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Paris-Lyon / Dubai.
3 nights in Paris based on twin sharing basis.
2 nights in Lourdes based on twin sharing basis.
2 nights in Bordeaux based on twin sharing basis.
2 nights in Toulouse based on twin sharing basis.
2 nights in Marseille based on twin sharing basis.
2 nights in Lyon based on twin sharing basis.
Arrival airport transfer in Paris on private car.
Departure airport transfer in Lyon on private car.
2nd class train from Paris-Lourdes-Bordeaux-Marseille-Lyon.
City tours in Paris, Lourdes, Toulouse & Marseille on seat in coach.
1 day ticket to Disneyland Park & 1 day Lyon card.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.
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France-Wine, cheese, the Eiffel Tower, castles, beautiful beaches, snooty waiters – France is famous for a lot of things.
It’s beautiful with stunning coastlines, valleys, wine country, forests, and beaches; has some of the best food and wine in the world; historic towns and chateaus, and a long and rich history. And, despite what you might hear, the French are a wonderful people who love to stop and smell the roses. There’s nothing like a picnic along the Seine or a day through the French countryside to make life seem beautiful. France is everything that people make it out to be and then some. Its long history lends itself to beautiful ruins, castles, architecture, and culture.
Paris-Paris has everything – the Louvre, impressionist museums, the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, magnificent parks, jazz, and great food. It’s as magical as people say and, while it would take a lifetime to see it all, 4-5 days can give you a good idea.
Explore the Loire Valley. The Loire is lovely and picturesque, with tons of vineyards and chateaus. You will find some of the best wine in the world, beautiful small towns, and great food.
Marseille-is a metropolitan city that also has a rich history filled with nightlife, great restaurants, theaters, museums, and even an international soccer stadium. While the city is a bit gritty and industrial, it’s worth a visit for its beautiful waterfront and exciting mix of cultures.
Nice-This seaside town in the south is a popular destination for budget travelers who want to soak up some sun but might not be able to afford Cannes or Monaco. I don’t think the beach here is that great, but the central location makes it easy to explore the rest of the coast.
Bordeaux-Some of the best wine in the world is made in Bordeaux. While an expensive destination, it’s beautiful and worth all the Euros you’ll spend! Bordeaux has one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, amazing seafood (eat at Le Petit Commerce), a historic center, and of course, wine. Next to Paris, it’s my favorite place in France.
Day beaches, Normandy-Learn about the WWII Allied forces D-Day landings along the beaches of northern France. There are memorials and museums detailing the history of the event. You can still see some of the old bunkers and fortifications.
The Palace of Versailles-Located very close to Paris, the old palace of the French kings was built by Louis XIV. This palace was constructed during the height of French power and seeks to show off the monarch’s tremendous wealth. It’s as awe-inspiring today as it was back then. It was used by the French Kings until the French Revolution in 1789.
Explore history in Lyon-The area around Lyon has wonderful castles and small villages. It’s great for those looking to explore the French countryside. If you want a look at medieval France, this is where you should go. The whole place is a UNESCO World Heritage site and truly feels like you have stepped back into the past.
Monaco-This tiny kingdom is home to tiny streets, beautiful buildings, a world famous casino, and gigantic modern yachts. Hang out with society’s well-heeled, those who flock to the Cote D’Azur from other parts of France during the summer.
St. Tropez-If life in Marseilles is too mundane for you, catch a boat out to St. Tropez where you can relax in beautiful hillside towns, swim in azure blue water, and bump shoulders with the rich and famous.
Alsace-This northeast region of France is a beautiful place to visit. Colmar is an old town and the main attraction. Some of the buildings date back to the 1300s. It’s as picturesque a French town as one could ever want!
Wander through Parc de la Villette-This park is host to a science museum and some other odd attractions. There is a large collection of architectural follies, theme gardens, and open space for activity and exploration. It was designed for children as well as adults and is a neat place to check out.
Return to the trenches-France was ground zero during the First World War, and there are still many indicators of the damage caused during those years around the country. For example, two important battles took place at Vimy Ridge (which marked a huge success for Canadian forces) and Verdun. Both sites have set up excellent tourist centers and visiting facilities. It’s a moving and educational experience.
Explore Roman ruins-France has some of the best Roman ruins outside of Italy. Orange, Nimes, and Arles all have beautiful Roman theaters, and Nimes also contains a well-preserved temple (I loved Nimes a lot). It’s certainly a surprise to see so many indicators of Roman rule in the south of France, and these sites are definitely worth a visit.
Medieval town of Carcassonne-a medieval walled city. Legend has it that the town survived a siege when one of the townswomen had the bright idea of feeding the remaining food to a pig. Once they fattened it up, they threw it over the fortifications so that it appeared that they were so well-fed that they were being wasteful and gluttonous. The attacking troops gave up and went home. That’s probably not true but, no matter, this town still retains a lot of medieval character and offers plenty of interesting shops and alleys to explore.
Go skiing-The French Alps offer some of the best ski slopes in Europe. If you’re in Europe in the winter months and at a loss for what to do, consider getting a group together and renting a ski chalet, or staying at one of the slope-side hotels or hostels. Bring plenty of beer and wine to warm you up after a long day on the hills! Note that skiing in France is not that cheap!