PARIS, NORMANDY, LOIRE VALLEY, PROVENCE, AND THE FRENCH RIVIERA
Fall in love with France on this incredible air-inclusive trip featuring the country’s most beautiful sights. No trip here would be complete without a visit to Paris—you’ll see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Panthéon, and so much more. Admire the inspiring floral scenery of Giverny and Monet’s House & Gardens, and then revel in the beauty of Mont St. Michel and Normandy’s breathtaking beaches. Visit the old world villages and numerous charming castles around Loire Valley. Explore the medieval city of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, the arts capital of Provence before ending with a relaxing stay in Nice.
- 3 nights in Paris
- 2 nights in Normandy
- 2 nights in Loire Valley
- 1 night in Lyon
- 1 night in Avignon
- 2 nights in French Riviera (Nice)
- City Tour of Paris – Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe & more!
- Monet’s House & Gardens (Giverny)
- Versailles Optional Excursion
- Mont St. Michel (Normandy)
- Normandy Beaches
- Normandy American Cemetery
- Chateau de Chambord (Loire Valley)
- Chateau Chenonceau (Loire Valley)
- Wine Tasting (Civray de Touraine)
- Palais des Papes (Avignon)
- Round-trip airfare from New York
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Intra-France ground transportation and transfers
- Accommodations at first class hotels
- 18 meals: 12 full buffet breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
- Glass of wine with included dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
- Experienced English-speaking Tour Director throughout
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Your fascinating France tours begin this evening with an overnight flight to Paris.
Arrive in Paris (France)
Enjoy a guided city orientation tour of this magnificent city. See the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Latin Quarter, Pantheon, Place Vendome, and the Paris Opera and more. The tour will end with the afternoon free to explore on your own. Consider an optional foodie tour at a Parisian market or a Seine River cruise this evening!
After breakfast, travel back to Paris for your second taste of one of the world’s greatest cities. You may wish to take a stroll along the famous River Seine, where you’ll savor spectacular views or consider an optional tour to Versailles. In the evening, rejoin your group for transfer to Montmartre, a famous section of the Right Bank (“Rive Droite”) in Paris for dinner at an authentic Parisian restaurant.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Mont St. Michel
Travel to Loire Valley, famous for its old-world villages and charming chateaux (castles) and wine! En route, enjoy a wine & food tasting experience at a local winery. You’ll continue to your hotel, where you’ll enjoy an included dinner.
Novotel Amboise Hotel | Breakfast, Dinner
Chateau de Chambord/Chateau de Chenonceau/Wine Tasting
After breakfast, say “au revoir” to your France tour and head to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Your exciting journey ends as you touch down in the U.S.
|Depart||Return||Depart - Return||Best Value Pricing - Reserve by Jun 25, 2021||
Jun 25, 2021 Price Increase
|2021||2021||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|September 2||September 14||Sep 2 - Sep 14||$3,899||$3,999||$4,399||Book Now|
|September 16||September 28||Sep 16 - Sep 28||$3,799||$3,899||$4,299||Book Now|
|October 7||October 19||Oct 7 - Oct 19||$3,699||$3,799||$4,199||Book Now|
Rates are based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $999.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
To enhance your visit to France, your tour director will offer you optional tours. All rates are in Euros. Payment must be made in Euros (cash). Optional tours are subject to a minimum of 10 participants and may therefore be cancelled if this minimum is not met.
Foodie Tour at Parisian Market
- From approx. 55 EUR Per Person
Enjoy a visit to the famous Parisian Market (Marche des Enfants Rouges) for a foodie tour. Marché des Enfants Rouges houses stalls selling some of the most diverse dining you’ll find in one spot in Paris. Explore with your guide and enjoy included tastings throughout the market.
- From approx. 79 Euro (cash) Per Person
Join an optional excursion to Versailles for a fascinating visit of the Chateau and the brilliant hall filled with mirrors and chandeliers, numerous galleries, salons, and royal apartments, all lavishly decorated and fitted with ornate furnishings. The magnificent fountains, supplied by almost 100 miles of pipes, spray jets of water in a forceful dance. You will also have an opportunity to explore the palace and grounds at your own pace.
Monte Carlo Excursion
- From approx. 69 Euro (cash) Per Person
Join an optional excursion to Monte Carlo, a glittering center of international high society and home to a world-renowned casino. Enjoy a walking tour around town (one of the fanciest in the world) , and if you’re so inclined, try your hand at the casino. Note: Entrance to Casino Monte Carlo not included.
Eze & St. Paul de Vence Excursion
- From approx. 72 Euro (cash) Per Person
Crowne Plaza RepubliqueParis
10 Place de la République, 75011 Paris, France
Mercure Caen Côte de NacreCaen
2 Place Boston, Citis, 14200
Herouville Saint Clair, France
Novotel Amboise HotelLoire Valley
17 Rue des Sablonnieres
37400 Amboise, France
Hotel Charlemagne LyonLyon
23 Cours Charlemagne, 69002 Lyon, France
Novotel Avignon CentreProvence (Avignon)
20 Boulevard Saint Roch
84000 Avignon, France
Mercure Nice Centre Notre DameFrench Riviera (Nice)
28 Avenue Notre Dame
06000 Nice, France
Your flights from New York to France and back are on the following airlines with the corresponding schedules. We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 3 ½ hours before the scheduled departure.
|2021: Aug. 12||New York (JFK)||Delta Airlines||6:30PM||3:00PM|
|2021: Sep. 2, Sep. 16, Oct. 7||New York (JFK)||Swiss Airlines||9:00PM||4:00PM|
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not accept advance seat assignment. Actual seat assignment will be provided at the airport. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignments.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check in at hotel in Paris on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Land Services end after breakfast at Nice hotel on Day 14 of the itinerary listed on our tour page.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Visas are not required for American passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
You may expect daytime temperatures averaging in the 60’s and 70’s in the Summer and the 50’s and 60’s in the Spring and Fall.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shop to specialty restaurants. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in a cafe is about $25-30 per meal per person. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency. You can either exchange U.S. Dollars into local currency in advance of your trip, or you may use your debit card to withdrawal local currency from an ATM. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (no more than 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece (no more than 18”x10”x8”). We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.
Check out photos taken by smarTours travelers on this trip of a lifetime!