Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France.

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Zicasso tours of France offer a unique opportunity to explore the iconic destination known worldwide for its culture and cuisine. Through the 15,000 itineraries planned already, from iconic monuments to charming countryside villages, you can uncover the real France through your own personalized itinerary. Discover what this marvelous country has to offer through the sample itineraries below and visit our France Travel Guide to get inspired and informed about the country.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

View of Paris at night.

Highlights of France Tour: Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, and Nice

Highlights of France Tour: Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, and...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,845

Witness a side of France that is often missed by hasty travelers on this 14-day tour of Paris, Bordeaux, and Provence. During this tour, the rich culture and historic legacy of each region you visit will be yours to enjoy. From the banks of the Seine River to the sunbaked Mediterranean, this tour will ensure your complete immersion and enjoyment of the places you visit.

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A river cruise on the Seine passing by the Eiffel Tower.

Perfect France Family Vacation with Teens

Perfect France Family Vacation with Teens

11 Day Custom Tour

From $3,185

The scenic beauty and rich culture of Provence and Paris are yours to enjoy on this 11-day tour through some of France's most breathtaking regions. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the scenic banks of the Rhone River, a blend of small-town charm and urban thrills will ensure a balanced exploration of each community you visit.

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Chateau and vineyards in Provence, France

Opulent Visions of France Tour: Endless Cultural Delight

Opulent Visions of France Tour: Endless Cultural Delight...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $8,993

French culture embodies richness, and you can indulge in opulence during your 11-day luxury France tour designed for travel in 2021. This sample itinerary brings private guides to introduce you to unforgettable treasures from the Louvre to Versailles. Whether you want Michelin-starred restaurants, private cooking demonstrations, or luxuriant accommodations, you will find endless delight from Paris to the Côte d’Azur.

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Pastry shop in Paris, France.

Luxurious Couple's Retreat Tour to France

Luxurious Couple's Retreat Tour to France

11 Day Custom Tour

From $6,595

France offers visitors an unparalleled blend of European history, delicious cuisine, and stunning natural beauty, all of which appear throughout this 11-day tour of scenic Paris and the country's southern regions. From the regal elegance of the French capital to the vibrant French Riviera, this tour ensures your full immersion into what is best in each community you visit.

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Enjoying an evening glass of wine at Château de Gilly near Dijon in the Burgundy region of France.

Ultimate French Wine Tour: Burgundy and Alsace

Ultimate French Wine Tour: Burgundy and Alsace

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,495

Sample breathtaking wines and indulge in mouthwatering cuisine during this 10-day wine and food tour of France. This tour focuses on the ultimate wine road through the Burgundy and Alsace regions. Picturesque villages, dramatic castles, and inspiring cooking classes will capture your imagination, while wine cellars, half-timbered homes, and Michelin-starred restaurants will enrich your experience. During this tour, you will experience the essence of France.

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Beautiful sunset in Procida island, Italy.

Ultimate European Explorer Tour: Italy, France, Greece

Ultimate European Explorer Tour: Italy, France, Greece...

28 Day Custom Tour

Ancient marvels, classic culture, and divine cuisine will immerse you in the splendors France, Italy, and Greece on your 28-day trip. Bask in extravagance as you witness the castles of the Loire Valley and the charming villages of Santorini. Venice will enchant you, and the charisma of Tuscany will welcome you with a glass of celebrated wine. From the chic ambiance of Paris to the Renaissance grandeur of Florence, the Colosseum in Rome to the Parthenon in Athens, you will experience wonder, discover the beauty, and embrace your unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

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Sailboat on lake in Annecy, France.

Unique France Itinerary for Second-Timers

Unique France Itinerary for Second-Timers

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Staggering snow-capped alps soar toward the clouds, mountainous landscapes surround golden castles, and gingerbread-esque houses await your discovery on this 8-day French getaway from Annecy to Alsace. You will find so much to enjoy when exploring the cultural nuances and culinary delights that compose the traditional villages and towns among the breathtaking Alps of France.

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The Château de Chambord in Loire Valley.

Best of France Tour: Starry City to Countryside Chateaux

Best of France Tour: Starry City to Countryside Chateaux...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $3,020

The French countryside will beckon you to discover its breathtaking landscapes and royal Chateaus on this 11-day tour across its bucolic pastures. In addition to being enchanted by the ornate architecture of these captivating Chateaus, this tour has been tailored to immerse you in French culture through experiences within its honored heritage sites, delectable cuisine, and brilliant topography.

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Lavender fields by the Abbey of Senanque in Gordes.

Fabulous France Tour: Roman Remains to Countryside Discoveries

Fabulous France Tour: Roman Remains to Countryside...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,965

Venture across the immaculate French countryside to witness stellar landscapes to explore endearing destinations with this thrilling 11-day tour. From the astonishing Roman origins in Avignon to the history of perfume in Grasse, your experiences during this tour will be as beautiful as they are culturally rewarding.

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Coastal village and fortification of Antibes on the French Riviera in France.

Fabulous Paris, Provence, and French Riviera Tour

Fabulous Paris, Provence, and French Riviera Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $3,020

From the sparkling skyline of Paris to the fabulous landscapes of the French Riviera, your 11-day tour through France will allow you to create unforgettable memories within breathtaking sceneries. During this memorable tour, you will explore the culture and heritage of France in addition to discovering the centuries-old influences that dominate its towns, communes, and villages along the countryside and Mediterranean coast.

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The Mona Lisa on display at the Louvre.

Spring Family Getaway in Paris and Loire Valley

Spring Family Getaway in Paris and Loire Valley

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,235

From cuisine to shopping and artistic treasures to iconic architecture, this 8-day family trip to France will immerse you in cultural splendor and regal grandeur. Sample famous Parisian chocolates and pastries, ride horses through the gorgeous landscapes of the Loire Valley, marvel at the masterpieces in the Louvre Museum, and glide down the Seine River on a scenic cruise. Your family will discover and delight in French castles, cuisine, and culture.

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Quaint storefront in Saint Paul de Vence, France.

Decidedly Different Vision of France: The Path Less Traveled Tour

Decidedly Different Vision of France: The Path Less...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $3,075

On this exquisite 11-day road trip through the luxuriant landscape, from the pink city of Toulouse to the sprawling vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, you will indulge your senses during this enchanting escape among the bucolic evergreen pastures of the French countryside. The French countryside is breathtaking, and its communes are captivating. They each showcase the distinct cultural qualities of traditional French heritage, and you will experience it all as well as France's renowned cuisine and culture.

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Vineyards of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France.

Luxury Bordeaux and Northern Spain Tour

Luxury Bordeaux and Northern Spain Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $8,395

Enjoy one of Europe's most undiscovered regions on this 14-day tour of Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Bilbao, and Santiago de Compostela. This transnational tour is customized for those who enjoy leisurely time as well as an active exploration of each destination they visit. By the time your trip concludes, you will be well-versed in the national charm of France, Spain, and the Basque Country.

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Statue and ornate architecture of Versailles in France.

French Immersion: History, Cuisine, City, and Countryside Tour

French Immersion: History, Cuisine, City, and Countryside...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,470

From the wartime history along the sandy beaches of Normandy to the breathtaking royal Chateaus in the French countryside, this handcrafted 9-day tour immerses you in the heritage and allure of France. From Paris to Amboise, moments will prove rewarding as you visit iconic art galleries, appreciate unique architecture, and treasure important history throughout this immersive French experience.

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An evening view of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Enchanting In-Depth Tour of Paris

Enchanting In-Depth Tour of Paris

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

The city of lights Paris will bewitch and seduce your senses during this handcrafted 8-days tour, encouraging you to explore the best that this iconic destination has to offer. From scenes of the twinkling skyline from the Eiffel Tower and visions of Monet’s masterpieces in The Louvre to the history that emanates from Versailles, Paris is a culturally rich place waiting to be discovered.

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The town of Bayeux.

Unique Charms of France and Switzerland Tour

Unique Charms of France and Switzerland Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,835

France and Switzerland will be yours to enjoy on this 12-day tour of Normandy, Paris, and the Alps. This incredible tour of two illustrious French cities provides a balanced exploration that will immerse you in the local culture, storied heritage, and world-renowned cuisine. From the lowlands of Mont-Saint-Michel to the lofty heights of the Swiss Alps, this tour will provide you with a close look at the rich culture and history in each destination.

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Palace of Versailles in France.

Luxury France Tour from Paris to Normandy

Luxury France Tour from Paris to Normandy

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

From historic ports to World War II battlements and opulent palaces to elegant bohemian gardens, this 10-day luxury France tour will reveal the alluring history and fascinating scenery of France, from Paris to Normandy. Witness the works of master artists at the Louvre, discover the power of German armaments on the coastline, wander preserved medieval lanes, and bask in Parisian prestige and Norman charm while experiencing France in ultimate luxury.

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Aerial view of the beach strand in San Sebastian, Spain.

Culinary Beacons of Europe: Bordeaux and Northern Spain Tour

Culinary Beacons of Europe: Bordeaux and Northern Spain...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $4,055

The best part of European travel is the abundance of beauty wherever you look, and this 14-day tour of Southern France and Northern Spain is designed to introduce you to both region's endless beauty and charm. From the fertile vineyards of the Bordeaux wine region to the tasty tapas of Santiago de Compostela, this unique tour will ensure your enjoyment of each destination.

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Traditional houses in the town of Colmar.

Charming Cultural Tour of Northeastern France

Charming Cultural Tour of Northeastern France

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,895

Well off the beaten path of major European cities, this 13-day tour of Colmar, Nancy, Strasbourg, and Reims will show you a side of France that is missed by those who never leave the capital. This tour offers guided explorations of the cuisine, history, and architecture in each region you visit. You will also enjoy an abundance of leisure time to ensure your ability to chart your own course through each stunning setting.

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The Sacré Cœur in Montmartre, France.

Divinity Tour of France: Paris, Lisieux, and Lourdes

Divinity Tour of France: Paris, Lisieux, and Lourdes...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,695

It takes visitors little time to realize the seamless interaction of past and present in France, and this 9-day tour of the country provides you with a front-row seat for this interaction, especially in regard to the country's religious sites. With Paris as your basecamp, trips to Lourdes and Lisieux will tell the holy story of France and why so many of the pious return here.

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Buckingham Palace and the Queen's Garden in London, England.

Legendary London and Paris Tour

Legendary London and Paris Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,145

Tailored for those seeking to discover the best of London and Paris, this 8-day tour highlights the reasons these destinations must be visited. Uncover the origins of Rome in London in addition to visiting its royal palaces and the English countryside. Savor authentic French cuisine and make memories within France's fabled heritage sites of Versailles and the Eiffel Tower.

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the lush green garden and building of versailles

A Perfect France Tour for Families

A Perfect France Tour for Families

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,470

France is filled with a world of wonder that will inspire the entire family on your custom tailored France Tour for families. The gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris decorate the rooftops and watch over the banks of the Seine River. Parisians lounge at café tables, enjoying the small pleasures of the day. The gardens at Giverny erupt with colors, immaculately captured by Monet. Turquoise water brushes against the shores of Omaha Beach in Normandy. The sensational history of France created a world famous culture that decorates the streets of Paris and the natural beauty of Normandy.

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Breathtaking South of France Tour

Breathtaking South of France Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,295

Follow in the footsteps of van Gogh, Dali, Cezanne, and Toulouse-Lautrec, and celebrate the splendor of the finest attractions of France on your 12-day South of France tour. Explore the banks of tranquil waterways, both natural and manmade. Immerse yourself in the scenery and indulge in the flavors of the different cities, each offering a new twist on the French culture you thought you knew. Experience how the wealth of history has shaped and enriched the South of France, from the rolling mountaintops of Pyrenees to the canals of Languedoc, and the lavender fields of Provence.

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Southwest of France Luxury Tour: An Idyllic Getaway

Southwest of France Luxury Tour: An Idyllic Getaway...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

From the most elegant châteaux to the perfect glass of red wine, the luxuries of Southwest France invite you to indulge and enjoy the moment. On this customized Southwest of France Tour, you’ll visit the region’s highlights: sunny Toulouse, charming Provence, regal Biarritz and the beautiful Bordeaux wine country. Step back in time and into the scene of storybook castles, medieval villages, seaside resorts and the idyllic vineyards. You’ll enjoy guided France tours of the monumental churches and châteaux and wander through hidden streets of historic towns. Visit prestigious wineries of the Médoc and Saint-Émilion while sampling world-renowned wines. 

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France at a Glance

Must-See Destinations in France

Alongside our France travel specialists, we have organized suggestions for the must-see places to visit along with a list of things to do in France. A custom Zicasso tour designs your trip around your goals, desires, and needs, but the following list is a brief guideline for highlights to consider when planning your France trip.

Paris | Normandy | Loire Valley | Burgundy | Bordeaux | Provance | French Riviera | Lyon | Avignon

  • Discover the monuments of Paris like the Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and Sacré Coeur
  • Shop the streets of Paris, including the Champs-Elysees
  • WItness the marvels of history and master artists in the Louvre Museum and the Musee d’Orsay
  • Explore the majestic colors and unique textures of Impressionists and post-Impressionists
  • Appreciate the beauty of the Tuileries Garden and the Luxembourg Gardens
  • Wander the grounds of the Palace of Versailles
  • Experience the authentic flavors of Paris and greater France with a culinary tour
  • Visit the regal estates and lavish palaces of the valley that embody famous designs
  • Trace the life of the famous French general, Joan of Arc, inside the city of Orleans
  • Wander through the Forteresse Royale de Chinon
  • Indulge in the true culture of the Loire Valley
  • Visit the stunning Abbey of Saint-Michel to view the mythical Gothic spires
  • Stroll along the battlefields that are connected to the invasion of Normandy
  • Witness the fascinating Bayeux Tapestry and explore the shores of Normandy

Best Time to Visit France

The best time to visit France is in May and June or again in September and October. These months represent the shoulder season of travel, which offers great weather and smaller crowds.

The months you might choose to travel to France will also depend on your goals. For example, months like January and February offer the best opportunity for snow sports. June and early September are great for visiting the French Riviera, especially if you wish to lounge on the sand and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. July and August are also great times to enjoy the warm weather, but are also the region’s peak season with pricing and crowds.

Modes of Transportation in France

The best way to see France is with a combination of fast trains and private transfers. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) trains are high-speed and quickly connect travelers to large cities across the country, such as Paris to Bordeaux or Lyon.

When traveling beyond destinations accessible by the TGV, private transfers are reliable, fast, and designed around your schedule, especially when traveling to the countryside. A private transfer also helps with carrying luggage, which can be challenging when traveling with large, heavy bags on a variety of trains.

What to Consider When Traveling Through France

When traveling on a France tour, you must consider certain aspects of travel, such as logistics, accessibility, and safety. The following information covers important travel considerations so that you can enjoy a stress-free experience in France.

Is France Safe for Travel?

France is safe for travelers. As with many major cities around the world, there is a risk of petty theft, such as pickpockets or scammers when in crowded areas. You should remain vigilant and keep an eye on your belongings, and stay aware of your broader surroundings.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The best airport to fly in and out of when visiting France is Paris’s Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). The majority of flights from North America will fly directly to Paris, but flights from major airports on the East Coast of the United States often fly directly to Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE).

The busiest airports in France are:

  • Paris (CDG)
  • Nice (NCE)
  • Lyon (LYS)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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