Delights of the Cote d'Azur, Provence and Burgundy

9 days from £899pp.


Cassis

Visit: Cassis, France

Saint Tropez

Visit: Saint Tropez, France

About the Tour

Based in the charming coastal resort of Sanary-sur-Mer in France, you will find a holiday full of excursions exploring the delightful Provençal towns and villages along this beautiful coastline. See the bustling harbour of Bandol and experience the old world charm of the small fishing village of Cassis. Visit Aix-en-Provence, known as ‘the city of fountains’ and explore the medieval centre that was once home to the famous artist, Paul Cezanne. Relax in Sanary-sur-Mer and bask in the beautiful architecture of the pink and white buildings. You also have the chance to visit the stylish holiday resort of St.Tropez before heading to Hyères, one of the oldest resorts of the Cote d'Azur.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 2 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

    We head south to reach the Provençal resort town of Sanary-sur Mer for four nights. This charming little seaside town boasts a pretty, colourful harbour, lined with cafés, restaurants and bars.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cassis

    Cassis

    Included excursion, taking us first to Bandol, famed for its fine red wines, often served cold. Wander the tree-lined promenade and admire the yachts in the bustling harbour. We continue to Cassis, which has managed to retain the old-world charm of a small fishing village – perfect for sitting with a coffee watching the world go by. The area is famous for the impressive inlets and white cliffs of the Calanques, standing high above the beautiful turquoise sea.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Aix-en-Provence

    Aix-en-Provence

    Included excursion to the delightful former capital of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, known as the ‘city of a thousand fountains’. Explore the medieval centre with its charming streets and lanes, leading to squares lined with grand buildings. This was the home to the artist, Paul Cezanne, and his legacy can be found throughout the city. Watch the world go by from a pavement café on the elegant tree-lined Cours Mirabeau.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Saint Tropez

    Saint Tropez

    Join our optional excursion as we visit the playground of the rich. We head first to Saint Tropez, favoured resort and inspiration for so many artists. The town has managed to retain a charming ambience, despite its popularity. See the pretty Quai Jean-Jaurès, lined with pretty painted houses. For a contrast, we later visit Bormes-les-Mimosas, a medieval hill-top village, offering magnificent views across the coast. Explore the streets of the picturesque old town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We leave Sanary-sur-Mer and head north into Burgundy to Dijon for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Vineyards, Burgundy

    Vineyards, Burgundy

    Spend the morning in Dijon. Explore the charming streets lined with glazed rooftops and half-timbered houses, view the former ducal palace or take time to sample the local specialities, which alongside the famous wine also includes delicacies such as the world-renowned ginger bread, mustard and the blackcurrant liqueur, Cassis. Later, we head to Marsannay-la-Cote, where we include a tasting of some of the local wines of the Cote de Nuits region.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Dijon and head north to our overnight hotel in the Paris area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Sanary-sur-Mer – Delightful Provencal harbour town
    • Bandol & Cassis – Beautiful resosrts
    • Aix-en-Provence – City of a thousand fountains
    • Dijon – Capital of Burgundy
    • Burgundy Wine Tasting – Sample the wines

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Saint Tropez – Glamorous resort

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £329.00 (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 Soleil et Jardin Hotel in the beautiful coastal town of Sanary-sur-Mer. The hotel is situated only a five minute walk from the heart of the resort and the pretty restaurant-lined harbour. The hotel has a bar and all rooms are well-appointed with T.V., air-conditioning and hairdryer. The hotel does not have a restaurant but there are endless dining options in the resort. You will then stay for two nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn Dijon Toison d'Or.

    Overnight stays in northern France will be in city-style hotels.

    France

    Best Western Soleil Et Jardin

    Best Western Soleil Et Jardin

    Best Western Soleil Et Jardin


    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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    Travel Information

    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 £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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