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Travel Update: COVID-19
Luxury

France By Rail

Paris Return
11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULFT11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 7 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 18 meals
  • 10 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Expert APT tour director
  • Treat your taste buds to fine dining at the Michelin-starred La Barbacane

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULFT11 2021
Paris Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

The romantic city of Paris is ready to embrace you with open arms. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, attend a welcome reception.

Stay: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

Flood lit trees along the Champs-Élysées leading to the monument Arc de Triomphe

Board your high-speed train to Tours this morning. You will then be whisked away to the charming Fontevraud L’Hôtel, set in a sprawling 12th-century abbey complex in the beautiful Loire Valley. This evening, come together to share a welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Tours, Fontevraud L’Hôtel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today’s exploration takes you to some of the finest châteaux the Loire Valley has to offer. Call into Château de Chenonceau. Here, a private tour takes you through its rooms adorned with a rich art collection. Later, pay a visit to Château de Villandry, where you will wander its unique Sun Garden. A visit to a winery for a tasting is the perfect way to end the day. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning to relax at your hotel. Afterwards, it’s on to Bordeaux. Upon arrival, take in the city sights on a walking discovery that includes neoclassical neighbourhoods surrounding the Place des Quinconces. The 18th-century Grand-Théâtre is a sight to behold, as well as the reflecting pond in front of Place de la Bourse plus the narrow lanes of the Saint Pierre district. This evening, taste for yourself why Bordeaux has earned its reputation as a gastronomic haven as you sit down to dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Bordeaux, Le Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Bordeaux Place de la Bourse Pink clouds

Another train transports you with ease to the seaside town of Arcachon, renowned for its oyster harvesting. There’s nothing better than freshly shucked oysters caught that day, so we’ve arranged a tasting just for you. Afterwards, lunch at Cap Ferret puts you in the prime setting on a headland overlooking the waters of the Côte d’Argent.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps hop in an authentic open-roofed Citroën 2CV vintage car and enjoy a guided discovery through Bordeaux. Snake your way along the Garonne and through the city centre to admire World Heritage-listed wonders. Otherwise, tuck into some gourmet delights, including specialty dunes blanches filled with chantilly cream at a local patisserie.


Today, you will be able to choose the sightseeing activity that’s right for you. Later, board your first-class train journey to Toulouse.

Stay: Hotel Pullman Toulouse Centre

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dinner is served at La Barbacane, a fine Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the city.


Embark on a tour of the Aeroscopia Museum. Devoted to the history of aviation, it houses an exceptional collection of legendary aircraft, scale models and a large historic mural. Later, it’s first-class rail travel all the way to the medieval town of Carcassonne. Tonight, we’ve arranged something very special.

Stay: Two Nights, Carcassonne, Hôtel De La Cité

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a walking discovery of the fortified hilltop village, which is famed for its medieval fortress, the Cité de Carcassonne. Traces of humankind dating back to 6th century BC were found on the promontory where the Cité lies today. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps explore more of Carcassonne’s medieval wonders or take it easy and relax at your hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, a first-class train journey takes you into the quintessential French town of Aix-en-Provence. En route, disembark your train in the busy port city of Marseille, situated on the Provençal coastline. Re-board your train to your hotel in Aix-en-Provence.

Stay: Two Nights, Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Purple lavender flowers in a field, France

FREEDOM-OF-CHOICE™

Join a culinary walking tour at a local market, or art lovers may wish to explore Paul Cezanne’s studio.


You have the choice between two experiences here today. Enjoy dinner with your griup this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, you will be transferred to the train station for your return TGV rail journey to Paris, where your tour ends.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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