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Explore: Paris, Avignon, villages of Provence, Carcassonne, Dordogne Valley, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion. Experience France the same way you've experienced Italy with us: in a friendly, relaxed, authentic way. Savor fresh local cuisine, connect with locals, and explore France in a small group setting, living "la vie en rose"!                                                     11 Days/10 Nights starting at $7,050

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The Saveurs de France Tour

A luxurious journey to France's charming country towns, world-renown wineries, and breath-taking Paris.

11 Days/10 Nights (2 Nights in Paris, 4 Nights in Provence, 4 nights in Bordeaux area)*

Low Season: $7,050 per person. High Season: $7,650 per person.


Begin your journey in Paris, the "City of Lights", France's capital and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its picturesque 19th-century architecture is criss-crossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine that makes Paris an insatiable city for both first-time and frequent visitors.
Continue on to Avignon, one of Europe's most remarkable Medieval cities, located on the banks of the Rhône River, in southeastern France. You will discover the incredibly preserved 800-year-old stone battlements of Avignon and the impressive Pope’s Palace with a local guide.


Indulge in the laid-back, country-chic lifestyle of Provence.

Visit charming villages such as Roussillon, Isle sur la Sorge, Carcassonne, and many others in Provence. Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of St-Émilion, a medieval village perched above vineyards renowned for producing full-bodied, deep red wines, and easily the most alluring of the region's wine towns.
Forget all about time in the Dordogne region, tracing the ‘Route des Chateaux’ where you’ll see some of the country’s most famous estates producing wine for hundreds of years.




*Nada's Italy works with centrally-located luxury boutique hotels of the highest quality standards and amenities, which we regularly inspect and evaluate. For specific information about accommodations selected for this tour, please contact us with your travel dates.


Overview

  • Explore: Paris, Avignon, Provence (Uzès, Roussillon, Isle Sur La Sorgue, Gordes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape), Carcassonne, Dordogne Valley, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion.
  • Discover the incredibly preserved 800-year-old stone battlements of Avignon and the impressive Pope’s Palace with an expert local guide.
  • Forget all about time in the Dordogne Valley and explore fairytale-like villages such as Beynac and Sarlat-la-Canéda.
  • Wander through picturesque hilltop towns such as Gordes, Uzès, and Roussillon.
  • Breathe in the fresh scent of lavender that surrounds the beautiful Abbey of Senanque.
  • Take a cooking class with a local chef and try local specialties in traditional farmer’s markets where you can savor the fresh & vibrant cuisine of Provence.
  • Visit wineries in Provence, Bordeaux, and St. Emilion area, followed by lunch and wine pairing.
  • Visit the stunning medieval village of Carcassonne.
  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of St-Émilion, a medieval village perched above vineyards, known for its incredible underground monolithic church.
  • Trace the ‘Route des Chateaux’ in the Médoc area, where you’ll see some of the country’s most world-renown estates producing Bordeaux wines for hundreds of years.
  • See the highlights of Paris with an expert local guide, an insatiable city for both first-time and frequent visitors.


Itinerary is subject to change with or without notice. The sequence of day trips may vary. The final itinerary will be given to travelers prior to the start of the trip.)

Friday | Day 1 | Bienvenue! : Welcome to France!

Meet your guide and fellow travelers in the hotel lobby for a leisurely walking tour of Paris. Our guide will tell us about the history and culture of this fascinating European capital while discovering spellbinding neighborhoods.
Group welcome dinner with Parisian specialties.
Meals included
: dinner

Saturday | Day 2 | From the City to the Countryside

After checkout, we'll transfer to the Paris-Gare-de-Lyon train station.
Train journey from Paris to Avignon (high-speed TGV train – first class tickets)
and then transfer from train station to your sumptuous hotel in Uzes near Avignon for check-in.
After check in, enjoy an afternoon of free time for lunch on your own and to explore the quaint town of Uzes.
Meet back up with the group for a fabulous welcome dinner with local specialties.
Meals included
: breakfast, dinner

Sunday | Day 3 | Roussillon & Isle Sur La Sorgue

After breakfast, we'll head into the heart of rural Provence. The drive alone offers some of the most stunning views of the countryside. This morning we'll stop in the lovely village of Isle Sur La Sorgue for its traditional antiques market day.
After a gentle stroll through Isle Sur La Sorgue we'll head to the tiered village of Gordes, rising like a giant wedding cake over the rivers Sorgue and Cavalon, jutting spectacularly out of the white rock face of the Vaucluse plateau. While we're here we'll enjoy our tasty group lunch.
We'll then continue on to one of the most impressive villages of the Luberon, the ochre-red Roussillon where you'll have free time to explore this historic old village.
We'll return to the hotel in the early evening so you have the chance to dine at your leisure.
Meals included
: breakfast, lunch

Monday | Day 4 | Pont du Gard and Avignon

We'll start the day with an adventurous guided walk on the famous Pont du Gard, and ingenious 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct spanning the River Gardon.
We'll then continue on to Avignon for a tasty group lunch in the historical center.
After lunch, we'll enjoy a slow-paced guided walking tour through one of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities since the 14th century when it was briefly the capital of Christendom, and home of the Papacy. Graceful Avignon's turn as the seat of papal power bestowed on the city a bounty of magnificent art and architecture, none grander than the massive medieval fortress and papal palace, Palais des Papes, where our expert City Guide will reveal the treasures and lifestyles of the pontiffs who reigned in Avignon for almost 70 years.
Nearby, carpets of vineyards unfold around tiny, medieval Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the epicenter of one of the world's great wine-growing regions. Only a small ruin remains of the château, but we'll take it all in as well as enjoy a tasting at a nearby family owned vineyard. Group dinner in a family-owned local restaurant on the way back to Uzes.
Meals included
: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tuesday | Day 5 | The Essence of Provence

Departure for a morning of wine and cooking a' la francaise! Now get ready to get your hands dirty during a fun group cooking class with a local chef learning to make traditional Provencal dishes, followed by a relaxed group lunch.
Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure and dinner on your own in the enchanting village of Uzes.
Meals included
: breakfast, lunch

Wednesday | Day 6 | Charming Carcassonne

Check out of Uzes hotel, and transfer to the Bordeaux area. We'll begin our drive westward toward the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, stopping along the way in lovely medieval Carcassonne, a fortified city with spiky towers and imposing walls, which make it look like something out of a children's storybook.
We'll lunch together in a traditional spot where cassoulet or foie gras will, of course, be presented. Back on the road, we'll pass through different wine growing areas before arriving in the Bordeaux area.
Meals included: b
reakfast, lunch, dinner

Thursday | Day 7 | Magnificent Bordeaux

Our day will take us along the "Route des Château" so that you may admire some of the most famous estates for so many great photo opportunities. We'll stop to enjoy a private visit and wine tasting in a prestigious Château in the Medoc area, followed by a group lunch.
We'll spend the afternoon in Bordeaux, enjoying a guided walking tour of the central city. Once known as the Sleeping Beauty of French cities, it is no longer. Our expert City Guide will take you along the pedestrian-friendly boulevards and show you the restored, neoclassical architecture and high-tech public transport system. Since 2007 half of the entire city has been UNESCO-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage Site. Afterward, you can enjoy free time in Bordeaux to explore and have dinner on your own.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch


Friday | Day 8 | The Magical Dordogne Valley

Drive through the countryside of one of France's most fascinating provinces, the Dordogne Region. We will stop along the way, viewing breathtaking medieval wine estates and charming villages that line up along the river. Our first stop is the picturesque village of Beynac for a cruise on a traditional "Gabarre", a medieval style boat.
We continue to the beautiful Sarlat Le Caneda, known always as Sarlat. Sarlat holds a picturesque tangle of honey-colored buildings, alleyways and secret squares, boasting some of the region's best preserved medieval architecture.
Group lunch featuring a traditional meal in a local auberge (divine duck and foie gras are some typical dishes). After our mid-day meal, enjoy free time in this charming medieval town. Enjoy dinner on your own.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch


Saturday | Day 9 | Among the Vineyards

Visit a local winery in the Saint-Emilion area and enjoy a group lunch with tasting.
Enjoy free time to rest up at the hotel or explore more of the village life of Saint-Emilion.
Our local expert City Guide will take us on a unique visit of the underground monuments of Saint-Emilion, including its impressive monolithic church, dating back to the 12th Century. Return to the hotel for final group dinner.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
, dinner

Sunday | Day 10 | Return to Paris

After check out, meet your tour director and driver in the hotel lobby to transfer to the rail station in Bordeaux.
Train transfer to Paris (TGV high-speed train with first-class tickets). Transfer by minibus from train station to hotel for check in and final night. Leisurely afternoon on your own for last-minute Parisian shopping and packing.
Meals included: breakfast


Monday | Day 11 | Au revoir, France! See You Next Time!

After breakfast, the tour ends, and passionate travelers depart as friends. So, until next time, or à la prochaine! Merci, thank you for choosing Nada's Italy for your French adventure. We hope to see you again soon and explore more amazing destinations with you. A warm hug goodbye and have a safe flight! Bon voyage!
Meals included: breakfast
 



What's included in the Saveurs de France Tour:


  • 2 Nights in Paris + 4 Nights in Provence + 4 Nights in Bordeaux area. A trip totaling 11 Days/10 Nights (depart the US on Thursday and return on Monday).
  • This tour begins and ends in Paris.
  • Small group travel: maximum of 12 travelers per group!
  • Fully escorted day trips with professional private drivers and full-time service of a French Nada's Italy Tour Director Your guide will be a Guide Interpréte National (meaning licensed, experienced, English-speaking, local, and qualified).
  • Meals included: all breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners (included meals are shown at bottom of the description for each day.)
  • Beverages included: bottled water, soft drinks (in limited amounts), coffee, and 2 glasses of wine per person (choice of red or white) with included lunches and dinners.
  • Private Walking Tours by locally licensed English-speaking City Guides to: Paris, Avignon, Pont-du-Gard, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, including entry fees to historical sites.
  • Destinations included: Paris, Avignon, Provence (Uzès, Roussillon, Isle Sur La Sorgue, Gordes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape), Carcassonne, Dordogne Valley (Sarlat-la-Canéda, Beynac), Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Médoc area.
  • Unique Experiences: 3 winery tours (in Provence and Bordeaux), cooking class with local chef, tasting at olive oil farm, farmer’s market tour + picnic, culinary activities, delicious authentic meals in local family-owned restaurants, and much more!
  • Private Transportation for day trips and transfers in comfortable air-conditioned Mercedes Executive vans (does not include: transfer from and to the airport, airfare, or any other personal travel expenses). First Class tickets for TGV High-speed Train transfers as mentioned in the itinerary (Paris to Avignon, Bordeaux to Paris).
  • A+ Rated Customer Service With Nada's Italy you can rest assured that your travel experience will be completely stress-free. Your personal Journey Coordinator will assist you with any additional services you may need, provide expert packing and travel advice, and answer any questions you may have before your trip.
  • Return Traveler Program: receive up to $800 credit per person towards any future trips you take with Nada's Italy!
  • No bag limit (many tour companies have a 1-bag limit per person).
  • Taxes & Fees: Local VAT taxes and government fees, City Tax, gas, highway tolls, city access licenses and permits, parking fees.
  • Staff & restaurant tips (additional gratuities can be given at the sole discretion of each individual traveler).




What's Not Included in Tour Package

Trip price does not include airfare and anything that is not specified to be included. Price does not include any personal related expenses or travel-related expenses outside of the scheduled itineraries. The food & wine that is included is what is presented during meals.


Before you sign up, please note the following:


>     The first day of this tour is Friday (you will need to book your flight from the USA on Thursday to get to Paris on Friday). The last day of this tour is Monday (arrival in the U.S. is the same day of departure on your way back). Some tours start and end in different cities, make sure to book your flights accordingly.


>     Airfare is not included. Nada's Italy can assist with Business and First Class airfare. Please let us know if you need information about arrival and departure airport for this tour.


>     Reminders, hotel information, and arrival instructions will be sent only by email, please make sure we have your current email address.


>     Transfers to and from the airport are not included in the tour rate. Please contact us if you'd like to add transfers to your tour package.


>     You must be in good physical condition to sign-up for this trip. This is not a physically challenging trip, nonetheless, there will be a lot of walking uphill, downhill, walking over uneven pavement, and standing for extended periods of time.


>     Even though tips to staff and restaurants are included, it is suggested that you put aside approximately $100 (US) in combined gratuities for your driver & Tour Director for your trip (and any voluntary additional restaurant gratuities are at your discretion).


>     Nada's Italy strongly recommends that you purchase Travel Insurance for your trip. For suggestions on policies and a quote, please contact us.


>     You should know that air conditioning in Europe, as well as WIFI connection, are not always as reliable as they are in the United States.


>     The hotel staff assigns rooms to guests, some rooms may include stairs. A view is not guaranteed. As Nada's Italy works mainly with luxury historic inns and small upscale boutique hotels, rooms differ in size and layout. In general, European bedrooms and bathrooms are smaller compared to US standards. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom with shower and/or tub, hair-dryer, and basic toiletry set. Please contact us if you have specific requests/needs.


>     It is your responsibility to obtain the required documents to travel to Europe, please verify with your own country's travel laws and government agencies. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your return date.


>     In the unlikely event your tour does not reach the minimum participation requirement of 6 travelers, we will work with you to choose another available tour or tour date. We will do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible.


>     Add extra nights and extend your stay in this amazing country. Contact us for a quote (subject to availability).


>     Please note: while we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the  Tour Leader due to weather conditions and any other unforeseeable circumstances.

>     Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, land only, in USD, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by departure date and are subject to change without notice.  Nada’s Italy reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update rates, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.


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