Tour de France

 

Tour de France - 14 days

Countries

  • France

Day 1 - Depart

  • Depart Minneapolis/St. Paul on Iceland Air flight to Paris via Reykjavik

Day 2 - Bayeux Area

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Private transportation pick-up from airport
  • Visit Monet's Gardens in Giverny
  • Dinner at hostel in the Bayeux Area

Day 3 - Bayeux Area

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit at Peace Museum in Caen, including D-Day Invasion film
  • Free time in Arromanches
  • Visits to Omaha Beach, American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc
  • Visit Tapestry Museum in Bayeux (time permitting)
  • Dinner at hostel

Day 4 - Loire Valley

  • Breakfast at hostel in Bayeux
  • Visit at Mont Saint-Michel
  • Free time on island
  • Dinner at hotel or nearby restaurant in the Tours/Amboise Area

Day 5 - Loire Valley

  • Breakfast at hotel in the Tours/Amboise area
  • Visit Château d'Amboise with audio guides
  • Free time for a picnic lunch and relaxing on the grounds at Chambord
  • Visit Château Chenonceau with audio guides
  • Dinner at hotel or a nearby restaurant 

Day 6 - Brive-la-Gaillarde

  • Breakfast at hotel in the Amboise/Tours area
  • Visit the village of Oradour-sur-Glane
  • Dinner at hostel in Brive-la-Gairllarde

Day 7 - Nîmes

  • Breakfast at hostel in Brive
  • Private transportation through Provence to Nîmes, lunch and rest stops along the way
  • Dinner at hostel in Nîmes

Day 8 - Nîmes

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit the Pont du Gard
  • Sightseeing in Arles with comprehensive admission ticket, including the Roman amphitheater
  • Dinner at hostel in Nîmes

Day 9 - Nîmes

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit the Musée des Arômes et du Parfum in Graveson
  • Beach time at Saintes- Maries-de-la-Mer
  • Dinner at hostel

Day 10 - Dijon

  • Breakfast at hostel in Nîmes
  • Transfer to Dijon, making a lunch and rest stops en route
  • Free time in Dijon
  • Dinner at hostel in Dijon

Day 11 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hostel in Dijon
  • Audio-guided tour of Versailles palace; time to visit gardens & grounds
  • Dinner at hostel in Paris

Day 12 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit to top of Eiffel Tower
  • Locally guided bike tour of Paris
  • Afternoon free in Paris
  • Dinner at hostel in Paris

Day 13 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit at Musée du Louvre
  • Visit Notre Dame
  • Afternoon free
  • Dinner at hostel
  • Evening boat cruise on the Seine

Day 14 - Return

  • Private transportation to the Paris Airport for return flight

Includes

  • Round trip air transportation from Minneapolis, including current departure & security taxes
  • Prices from other departure cities available upon request
  • Land transportation via deluxe motor coach and metro
  • Multi-bedded accommodations in youth hostels and hotels
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Admissions to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Services of a full-time tour leader

Excludes

  • Meals other than indicated
  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport fees and personal spending money
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • End-of-tour gratuity to bus driver 
  • End-of-tour gratuity to tour leader
  • Airline baggage fees, if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel Insurance