Storybook towns and dramatic mountain peaks, indulgent cuisine and ancient history create an unforgettable panorama on your custom Eastern France tour. Breathtaking cathedrals forge Gothic skylines. Battlefields of the Great War stir the emotions of locals and visitors alike. Tunnels carved into glaciers change colors with the passing sunlight. Experience the majesty of mountains. Indulge in the local village charm. Discover the contagious enthusiasm locals have for their regional wines. The alluring...
Champagne - A Grand Opening
Reims is a small town with a considerable history. Beautiful pedestrian boulevards wind alongside art deco cafes and fine dining establishments cast in candlelight. The dazzling spire of the Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame towers over the cobblestone plaza. You arrive at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris and continue east into the region of Champagne. The beauty of the city emanates from tranquil trees shading elegant squares. The grandeur emanates from Reims’ history as the coronation site of French kings. The Musee des Beaux-Arts houses a permanent collection, featuring works spanning from Antiquity to the 19th century; it possesses a display of the evolution of paintings, drawings, and tapestries. The building was erected in the late 18th century and continues to introduce locals and visitors alike to the variety of Flemish, Dutch, German, and French artists.
Reims - Radiant History
Verdun - Finding the Fields
Colmar - Calming Canals
Colmar - Passions of the Route du Vin
Burgundy - Immersing Yourself in Beaune
Chamonix - Into the Alpine Peaks
Chamonix - Splendor of the Alps
Annecy - Colorful Glaciers to Scented Lavender
Annecy - In with the Old
Marseille - Pleasures of the Port
Marseille - Farewell France
- Immerse yourself in the medieval town of Alsace, seemingly taken out of a fairytale
- Explore the colorful frozen tunnels of the Mar de Glace, an elaborate network of glacial caves in the French Alps
- Discover the magnificent Roman ruins and medieval architecture of Provence in the town of Vaison-la-Romaine
- Indulge in the jovial market of Beaune to experience the local life and flavors of Burgundy
- Witness the exceptional architecture of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims where French royalty was once crowned
- Visit a former World War I battlefield at Verdun, where the scars of the Great War are still visible
Eastern France is an amalgamation of mystique, beauty, and enchantment. Your 12-day Eastern France tour immerses you in a culture containing elements of French, Germanic, and Flemish history, and following the foothills of the French Alps into the fields of Provence. Your journey begins with your arrival in Paris. You make your way to the charming city of Reims, located in the famous region of Champagne, the birthplace of sparkling wine. Follow your guide on an introductory walking tour of the city.
The following morning, you discover the history of Reims emanating from grand cathedrals and unique palaces. Travel to the town of Verdun. Monuments dedicated to the soldiers of World War I decorate the countryside and mark former battlefields. In the afternoon, you continue to the Alsatian town of Colmar. Your guide takes you on a tour of the delightful storybook town. Stroll along the narrow lanes and visit the Unterlinden Museum. Next, you traverse the celebrated Route du Vin.
The wine route contains more than vineyards. Enchanting villages, such as Kaysersberg, pepper the route and provide magnificent places to explore the culture and landscape of the region. Your guide leads you into the heart of Burgundy in the town of Beaune. Visit the market and explore the historic architecture. You venture into the French Alps at Chamonix and settle into the majestic town. Indulge a day of leisure in the endless walking trails or visit the local museums. You have time to ride the ski lifts that connect peaking mountaintops across the Alps and visit the stunning Mar de Glace.
You relish the alpine lake beauty of the town of Annecy before taking a scenic drive through Provence. Discover the tremendous Roman ruins of Vaison-la-Romaine, the largest ancient archeological site in France. The medieval town perches on the cliff above the Roman remains. Next, you make your way to the seaside city of Marseilles for a guided tour of the historic neighborhoods including the marvelous Old Port. Our tours to France are guaranteed to produce memories that you will cherish for many years to come. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel on your final day and escorts you to Marseille Provence Airport for your flight home.
$3,295 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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