Highlights of Provence & the Dordogne

9 days from £799pp.


Pont du Gard

Visit: Pont du Gard, France

Pont St. Bénézet

Visit: Pont St. Bénézet, France

Cassis

Visit: Cassis, France

Nimes

Visit: Nimes, France

Discover the splendour and lifestyle attracts so many Britons to these beautiful regions of France.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

    Continue south to Orange, Provence, for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Aix-en-Provence

    Aix-En-Provence

    Included visit to the delightful former capital of Provence, known as ‘the city of a thousand fountains’.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Pont du Gard

    Pont Du Gard

    Optional excursion, first to see the Pont du Gard, an impressive aqueduct dating back to 19BC, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, then the walled city of Avignon, whose Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) dates back to when Avignon was the residence of the Pope. See also the Pont St. Bénézet, the famous broken bridge referred to as the ‘Pont d’Avignon’.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cassis

    Cassis

    Optional excursion, to the lovely seaside resort of Cassis, with its picturesque fishing port and town square where you will have free time to explore and maybe enjoy a relaxing drink in one of the cafés overlooking the pretty harbour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Nîmes

    Nimes

    En route to the Dordogne region, we make a short visit to Nîmes, founded by Emperor Augustus in the 2nd century AD. Some call Nîmes the ‘Rome of France’, on account of its arena, similar to the Colosseum. Continue to Rocamadour for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rocamadour

    Rocamadour

    Included excursion to the charming town of Sarlat in the Perigord-Noir, a fascinating town with some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in France. In the afternoon, we return to Rocamadour for time at leisure. Spectacularly perched on a limestone cliff overlooking the gorge of the River Alzou, Rocamadour is an important pilgrimage site for the French.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To the Paris area for an overnight stay. Tonight, you can enjoy an optional evening excursion, visiting the Latin Quarter with its vibrant atmosphere.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 8 nights' acommodation with continental breakfast
    • 6 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Aix-en-Provence - City of a thousand fountains
    • Nîmes - The 'Rome of France'
    • Sarlat - Medieval buildings
    • Rocamadour - Spectacular setting

    Optional Excursions

    • Pont du Gard & Avignon - Impressive aqueduct, walled city and former papel centre
    • Cassis - Traditional old town

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £47.95 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £189.00 (9 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Mercure Orange, just over a mile from the centre of Orange, offering a bar, restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool (open subject to season). The hotel has two floors, but does not have a lift.

    You will then stay at the 2-star Hotel du Lion d’Or in Rocamadour for two nights. The main building, restaurant and bar are close to the gates of the medieval centre of Rocamadour and there is a second building approximately 60 metres away. Both buildings are serviced by a lift (there are some steps to the entrance of the second building).

    Due to demand, we may also use the Hotel Relais Amadourian in Rocamadour. 

    Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.

    France

    Hotel Du Lion D'or

    Hotel Du Lion D'or

    France

    Mercure Orange

    Mercure Orange

    Hotel Du Lion D'or


    This family run hotel is steeped incharacter and tradition,and enjoys an exceptional setting in the heart of medieval city of Rocamadour. The hotel offers 75 bedrooms across two buildings that are situated 50 metres apart, with some rooms having amazing views over the Alzou Canyon or the city. The reception and restaurant can be found in the main building where a warm and friendly welcome awaits each guest. The restaurant has an excellent reputation and serves fine cuisine and local specialities, together with excellent levels of service. Wifi is free of charge in the public areas. All bedrooms are en-suite with T.V.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Mercure Orange


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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