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Luxury

France by Rail

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

Romance Of Rail Travel

Admire the beauty of the French countryside on a high-speed rail journey.

Loire Valley Splendours

Pay a visit to Château de Villandry and wander the exquisite gardens and lovingly restored castle

Explore Cité de Carcassonne

In the French town of Carcassone, wander the cobbled streets to the medieval Cité de Carcassonne castle.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 10 destinations
  • Finest dining - a total of 16 meals
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Bordeaux
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • 10 nights luxury land accommodation

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULFT11 2019

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™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in the romantic city of Paris and be transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the 'City of Light' as you board a special Citroën 2CV vintage car to gain a unique perspective of this glamorous city. Afterwards, board your included high-speed train to Tours. You will then be transferred to the stunning Château de Beauvois, whose Renaissance Tower dates back to the 15th century. This evening, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Loire Valley, Château de Beauvois

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Chenonceau and here, stop by Château de Chenonceau, a delightful and intriguing castle built during the 16th century, where you will embark on a tour. Later, pay a visit to Château de Villandry, where you will explore its exquisite gardens, including the unique Sun Garden. Afterwards, visit a winery for a tasting. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore independently.

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  • Breakfast

Enjoy the morning at leisure to perhaps take in the wonderful surrounds of your stunning château. Afterwards, board your first-class train to Bordeaux. Upon arrival, take in the sights of the city on a walking tour that includes neo-classical neighbourhoods surrounding the Place des Quinconces. See the 18th-century Grand-Théâtre, as well as the reflecting pond in front of Place de la Bourse plus the narrow lanes of the Saint Pierre district.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Bordeaux, Le Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, board a train for the seaside town of Arcachon, renowned for its oyster harvesting. Here, you will enjoy a delicious tasting of fresh oysters. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Cap Ferret, a beautiful headland situated on the Côte d'Argent which takes the form of a spit.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a wine tasting at the fine wine merchant of Millesima, which contains 2,500,000 bottles from the Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône Valley, Alsace and Champagne regions. Otherwise, sample some gourmet delights, including specialty dunes blanches at a local patisserie.


Today, you will be able to choose the sightseeing activity that best suits your interests. Later, board your first-class train to Toulouse, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner.

Stay: Hotel Pullman Toulouse Centre

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, savour dinner at La Barbacane, a fine Michelin-star restaurant in the heart of this medieval fortified city.


After breakfast, you will embark on a driving tour of the Airbus Factory. During your panoramic tour of the 700-hectare site, you will see the SAS Headquarters, training centre where the pilots are trained and the assembly sites for the A320-A350 flight lines. Later, board your first-class train to the medieval town of Carcassonne.

Stay: Two Nights, Carcassonne, Hôtel De La Cité

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a walking tour 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. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to further explore this wondrous medieval village on your own.

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  • Breakfast

This morning, embark on another fantastic first-class train journey to the picturesque village of Aix-en-Provence. En route, disembark your train in the busy port city of Marseille, a fascinating city situated on the Provençal coastline. Continue by train to your accommodation in Aix-en-Provence.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Delight in a visit to Château Virant, which houses an exceptional vineyard and olive oil mill. A member of the Cheylan family will guide you around the estate including its cave and mill, then savour fine wines and olive oils during a tasting.


This evening, say goodbye newfound friends during a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to the railway station, where you will board your included TGV train to Paris. Your tour ends on arrival in Paris.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Luxury In The Heart Of Paris

The Hotel du Collectionneur Paris is just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Château de Beauvois

Experience the French art of living with two memorable evenings at Château de Beauvois in the Loire Valley countryside.

InterContinental Le Grand Hotel

Open your curtains to views of the Opéra Garnier building during your stay amid the leafy Parisian streets.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary