Grand Tour of France

  • 14 Day Tour
  • 14 to 15 Sights Visited
  • 2 to 4 Star Rating

Please note entrance fees to the châteaux on days 3 and 4 are at additional cost, usually around €12 per château.

Day 1

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

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Honfleur, Mont St. Michel and St. Malo

Included excursion exploring the beautiful Normandy and Brittany coastline. Honfleur, with its 17th century Old Dock, is always a favourite. Next, we visit the picturesque island site of Le Mont St. Michel with its impressive abbey, then the fortified town of St. Malo, with its splendid city walls. Overnight in the St. Malo area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Mont St Michel

Honfleur

St Malo

Day 3 - Tours, Azay-le-Rideau

We head to the Loire Valley for a two-night stay in Chinon, a smart ‘bourgeois’ town. Enjoy an included visit to the leafy village of Azay-le- Rideau, with its small but incredibly beautiful château.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Azay-Le-Rideau

Day 4 - Loire Valley Châteaux

Included full day exploring the lovely Loire Valley and its châteaux. We travel first to the picturesque town of Blois. We continue to Amboise on the banks of the Loire River. We end the day at the village of Chenonceaux, home to the Château de Chenonceau built over the river Cher.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Amboise

Day 5 - Oradour-sur-Glane

En route to Rocamadour in the Dordogne for a two-night stay, we visit the Remembrance village of Oradour-sur-Glane, scene of a German SS massacre of the villagers. The ruined village has been left exactly as it was during the war.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Rocamadour

Full day at leisure in Rocamadour, perched high on a limestone cliff in the heart of the Dordogne.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rocamadour

Day 7 - Carcassonne

We drive through the beautiful Dordogne countryside to Carcassonne for an overnight stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring Carcassonne, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from the walls of the old city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Carcassonne

Day 8 - Béziers and the Grotte de Clamouse

This morning we travel to the medieval town of Béziers, then to the famous Grotte de Clamouse to see the calcite and aragonite formations. Continue to Aix-en-Provence for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Béziers

Grotte De Clamouse

Day 9 - Bormes les Mimosas, Fréjus and St. Raphael

Our included excursion to the Côte d’Azur begins at the pretty floral village of Bormes les Mimosas, considered to be one of the prettiest in France. We continue to Fréjus and St. Raphael, two striking riviera resorts, both with charming old centres, fine beaches and homes of the rich and famous.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Bormes Les Mimosas

Fréjus

St. Raphael

Day 10 - Gorges du Verdon

Free time in Aix-en-Provence or join our optional tour to one of the most impressive natural sights in Europe, the Gorges du Verdon. This dramatic gorge is a sight not to miss as the pretty River Verdon flows through this precipitous valley.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Gorges Du Verdon

Day 11 - Ardèche

En route to the Lyon/Macon area for an overnight stay we explore the wild, rugged, yet intensely beautiful scenery of the Ardèche, seeing quaint villages clinging to the hillsides, as well as the famous Gorges de l’Ardèche and the Pont d’Arc, a spectacular arch carved out by the Ardèche river.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ardèche

Day 12

To the Paris area for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Paris

Included full day in the ‘city of lights’. Join our optional, guided sightseeing tour to see all the major sights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Paris

Day 14

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Please note entrance fees to the châteaux on days 3 and 4 are at additional cost, usually around €12 per château.

Day 1

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

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Honfleur, Mont St. Michel and St. Malo

Included excursion exploring the beautiful Normandy and Brittany coastline. Honfleur, with its 17th century Old Dock, is always a favourite. Next, we visit the picturesque island site of Le Mont St. Michel with its impressive abbey, then the fortified town of St. Malo, with its splendid city walls. Overnight in the St. Malo area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Mont St Michel

Honfleur

St Malo

Day 3 - Tours, Azay-le-Rideau

We head to the Loire Valley for a two-night stay in Chinon, a smart ‘bourgeois’ town. Enjoy an included visit to the leafy village of Azay-le- Rideau, with its small but incredibly beautiful château.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Azay-Le-Rideau

Day 4 - Loire Valley

ncluded full day exploring the lovely Loire Valley rich in châteaux. We travel first to the picturesque town of Blois. We continue to Amboise on the banks of the Loire River. We end the day at the village of Chenonceaux, home to the Château de Chenonceau built over the river Cher.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Amboise

Day 5 - Oradour-sur-Glane

En route to Rocamadour in the Dordogne for a two-night stay, we visit the Remembrance village of Oradour-sur-Glane, scene of a German SS massacre of the villagers. The ruined village has been left exactly as it was during the war.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Rocamadour

Full day at leisure in Rocamadour, perched high on a limestone cliff in the heart of the Dordogne.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rocamadour

Day 7 - Carcassonne

We drive through the beautiful Dordogne countryside to Carcassonne for an overnight stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring Carcassonne, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from the walls of the old city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Carcassonne

Day 8 - Béziers and the Grotte de Clamouse

This morning we travel to the medieval town of Béziers, then to the famous Grotte de Clamouse to see the calcite and aragonite formations. Continue to Aix-en-Provence for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Béziers

Grotte De Clamouse

Day 9 - Bormes les Mimosas and St. Raphael

Our included excursion to the Côte d’Azur begins at the pretty floral village of Bormes les Mimosas, considered to be one of the prettiest in France. We continue to St. Raphael a striking riviera resort, with a charming old centre, fine beach and home to the rich and famous.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Bormes Les Mimosas

St. Raphael

Day 10 - Gorges du Verdon

Free time in Aix-en-Provence or join our optional tour to one of the most impressive natural sights in Europe, the Gorges du Verdon. This dramatic gorge is a sight not to miss as the pretty River Verdon flows through this precipitous valley.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Gorges Du Verdon

Day 11 - Ardèche

En route to the Lyon/Macon area for an overnight stay we explore the wild, rugged, yet intensely beautiful scenery of the Ardèche, seeing quaint villages clinging to the hillsides, as well as the famous Gorges de l’Ardèche and the Pont d’Arc, a spectacular arch carved out by the Ardèche river.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ardèche

Day 12

To the Paris area for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Paris

Included full day in the ‘city of lights’. Join our optional, guided sightseeing tour to see all the major sights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Paris

Day 14

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £369; travel insurance from £49.95.



FAQ's about our tours

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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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.