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Luxury

France By Rail

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 7 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • A total of 18 meals
  • Expert tour director
  • Transfers, rail porterage and gratuities
  • Visit Chateau Virant, where a member of the Cheylan family will guide you around the prized vineyard and olive mill
  • Treat your taste buds to fine dining at the Michelin-starred La Barbacane
  • Enjoy a seafood lunch at Cap Ferret overlooking the waters of the Cote d’Argent

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2022 EULFT11
Lyon to Paris

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 gastronomic capital of France 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: Two Nights, Lyon, Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu

Become acquainted with this picturesque city during a guided tour of Lyon this morning. Visit Vieux Lyon, the World Heritage old town of Lyon. Explore its narrow streets and admire the medieval and Renaissance houses. You’ll also enjoy the chance to see the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere. A sight to behold, marvel at the stone facade and intricate mosaics, before turning around to take in sweeping panoramas of the entire city from the terrace. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, a first-class train journey takes you into the quintessential French town of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy time at leisure before dinner at a local restaurant.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Chateau Virant, home to a prized vineyard and olive grove. Arranged especially for you, a member of the Cheylan family will guide you around the estate where you will gain an insight on the history of the chateau. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting of the fine wines and olive oils produced on the estate.

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 in Aix-en-Provence today. Later, enjoy your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


This morning, journey to Carcassonne. En route, disembark your train in the busy port city of Marseille, situated on the Provencal coastline. Continue to the medieval town of Carcassonne. Tonight, we’ve arranged something very special.

Stay: Two Nights, Carcassonne, Hotel De La Cite

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a walking discovery of the fortified hilltop village, which is famed for its medieval fortress, the Cite de Carcassonne. Traces of humankind dating back to 6th century BC were found on the promontory where the Cite 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Carcassonne Castle, France

Travel to Toulouse and embark on a driving tour of the Airbus Factory, home of the acclaimed A380 aircraft. During your panoramic tour of the 700-hectare site, you will see the SAS Headquarters Training Centre where the pilots are trained and visit the assembly sites for the A320-A350 flight lines.

Stay: Hotel Pullman Toulouse Centre

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, 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-Theatre is a sight to behold, along with the reflecting pond in front of Place de la Bourse and 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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Cote d’Argent. Later, return to Bordeaux.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Board a high-speed train to Paris this morning. On arrival, transfer to your hotel before time at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous cabaret show at the Lido de Paris. You’ll be entertained by the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys as they take you on a glittering journey filled with incredible set designs and dynamic dancing.

Stay: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The time has come to say goodbye to the City of Lights and be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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