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Touring holidays of France are incredibly popular, which is no surprise given the world-class architecture, delightful countryside, fantastic food and wine just waiting to be discovered. Some of the best regions of France to explore on a tour are the fairytale castles of the Loire, the colourful scenery of Provence and the glamorous towns of the French Riviera, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez and Monte Carlo.

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Highlights of Normandy, Rouen and Honfleur

5 Days - Rouen and Back from £459pp
  • 5 Days - Rouen and Back
  • Rail Tour from £459pp

William the Conqueror, D-Day, atmospheric Honfleur, medieval Rouen immortalised by Monet plus delightful Bayeux. This gorgeous region, a microcosm of France, is just delightful.

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Lille, Flanders & the Somme

4 Nights - Lille and Back from £595pp
  • 4 Nights - Lille and Back
  • Rail Tour from £595pp

A short rail journey to Lille takes us close to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, two of the most infamous and iconic sites of the First World War. We also explore the fascinating city of Lille on a guided tour which includes a traditional beer and waffle tasting.

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The Loire Valley & Fontainebleau

7 Days - Paris and Back from £699pp
  • 7 Days - Paris and Back
  • Rail Tour from £699pp

If you are looking to visit one of the most beautiful regions of France, then our tour of the Loire Valley is ideal – indeed the very name conjures up wonderful images in the mind. The châteaux, the translation of ‘castles’ does not do them justice, are magnificent, and you have the opportunity to sample the best of them: Chenonceau, Villandry, Chinon and Amboise.

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WW1 Battlefields

4 Nights - Lille and Back from £737pp
  • 4 Nights - Lille and Back
  • Tour Only from £737pp

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This WWI Battlefields tour allows visitors to see the major areas of British and Commonwealth involvement across the Western Front.

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The Plantagenets in France

4 Nights - Tours to Abbeville from £875pp
  • 4 Nights - Tours to Abbeville
  • Rail Tour from £875pp

Follow the path of the backstabbing, brave, and utterly ruthless Plantagenet family through France, exploring the tense, and often tragic battles of Agincourt and Poitiers. With your specialist Tour Manager to lead the way, you'll be transported to a time of fragile English, French relations.

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Anzacs On The Western Front

4 Nights - Lille and Back from £895pp
  • 4 Nights - Lille and Back
  • Tour Only from £895pp

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From the trenches at Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC tour maps Australian and New Zealand troops' movements in WWI.

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Nice, Monaco & the Cote d’Azur

8 Days - Nice to Menton from £899pp
  • 8 Days - Nice to Menton
  • Fly Tour from £899pp

Sun-drenched beaches, chic resorts, timeless hilltop villages, a rich historic heritage and superb Mediterranean food – it’s easy to see why the Côte d’Azur casts such a powerful spell. In the 19th century this enchanting corner of France became a retreat for European royalty, aristocracy and artists attracted by its warm climate and the quality of its light.

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Timeless Provence

8 Days - Aix-en-Provence to Cassis from £929pp
  • 8 Days - Aix-en-Provence to Cassis
  • Fly Tour from £929pp

Striking natural beauty, immortalised by Van Gogh and Cezanne, home of the Papacy and capital of Roman Gaul. Provence evokes an ambience of provincial France at its finest.

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Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva & Annecy

8 Days - Geneva or Annecy and Back from £999pp
  • 8 Days - Geneva or Annecy and Back
  • Fly Tour from £999pp

Every day a different ambience, from alpine France to sophisticated Switzerland and historic Italy. The raw beauty of Mont Blanc with its immense glaciers, serene Lake Geneva and medieval Annecy are inspirational.  Rising in a great wall of granite and schist between France, Switzerland and Italy, the glorious, awe inspiring beauty of the Alps attracted Europe’s first “tourists” almost three centuries ago.

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World War One Battlefields

3 Nights - Paris and Back from £1095pp
  • 3 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £1095pp

An emotive and poignant journey through the countryside of Northern France, dotted with war cemeteries and memorials for those who fell in 'the war to end all wars'.

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European Highlights

6 Nights - Amsterdam to London from £1116pp
  • 6 Nights - Amsterdam to London
  • Tour Only from £1116pp

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Delve into the landscapes of Europe, from Amsterdam's gabled façades and lush Burgundy vineyards, to the sophistication of Paris and the mystical White Cliffs of Dover.

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Walking in the Loire Valley

4 Nights - France and Back from £1149pp
  • 4 Nights - France and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1149pp

​​The Loire Valley is known for its fairy-tale châteaux, historic towns and exquisite local wines. Discover it all as you explore on foot on this fabulous five-day break.

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Gardens of the Loire & Versailles

7 Nights - Blois to Rambouillet from £1195pp
  • 7 Nights - Blois to Rambouillet
  • Rail Tour from £1195pp

Attend the world-famous International Garden Festival, visit the garden that inspired Claude Monet, stroll through the house Leonardo da Vinci once called home, and experience the grounds of Versailles Palace on this vivid tour of the verdant Loire Valley.

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Enchanting Towns of the Rhine

7 Nights - Dusseldorf to Basel from £1199pp
  • 7 Nights - Dusseldorf to Basel
  • Fly Tour from £1199pp

Explore the charming towns and iconic cities of the Rhine by water, cable car and foot. Glide through Koblenz, along the magnificent Lorelei Passage, and onto little Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg and Breisach before ending in Basel.

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Walking in the Loire Valley - Flight option

4 Nights - France and Back from £1249pp
  • 4 Nights - France and Back
  • Fly Tour from £1249pp

​​​The Loire Valley is known for its fairy-tale châteaux, historic towns and exquisite local wines. Discover it all as you explore on foot on this fabulous five-day break.

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Discover Paris and the Seine Valley

5 Nights - France and Back from £1249pp
  • 5 Nights - France and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1249pp

Discover the picturesque ports, ruined abbeys, historic sights and natural heritage of the Seine valley along with the world-famous landmarks of Paris on this charming river cruise.

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Five-Star Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

6 Nights - Bordeaux and Back from £1295pp
  • 6 Nights - Bordeaux and Back
  • Fly Cruise from £1295pp

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise as you make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and see the cave where he cloistered himself for so long, as well as uncover the buried secrets of Blaye. Visit a part of France that gets missed by many visitors to the country but which is highly recommended by French nationals themselves and explore the most leisurely way possible, on a river cruise sailing through the picturesque Gironde Estuary.

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Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam from £1295pp
  • 7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam
  • Fly Cruise from £1295pp

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

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European Dream

7 Nights - Rome to London from £1306pp
  • 7 Nights - Rome to London
  • Tour Only from £1306pp

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Brush up on your photographic skills - you're going to need them on this jaunt through Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and lesser-known Lucerne with its Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.

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European Traveller

7 Nights - London to Rome from £1353pp
  • 7 Nights - London to Rome
  • Tour Only from £1353pp

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Enjoy radiant Paris and the Renaissance romance of Florence, dramatic Alpine landscapes and the Eternal City of Rome where you'll toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your swift return.

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Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

7 Nights - Basel to Strasbourg from £1395pp
  • 7 Nights - Basel to Strasbourg
  • Rail Cruise from £1395pp

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

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Five-Star Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

6 Nights - Bordeaux and Back from £1395pp
  • 6 Nights - Bordeaux and Back
  • Rail Cruise from £1395pp

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise as you make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and see the cave where he cloistered himself for so long, as well as uncover the buried secrets of Blaye. Visit a part of France that gets missed by many visitors to the country but which is highly recommended by French nationals themselves and explore the most leisurely way possible, on a river cruise sailing through the picturesque Gironde Estuary.

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La Rochelle & France's Southwest Coast

6 Nights - La Rochelle and Back from £1395pp
  • 6 Nights - La Rochelle and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1395pp

Fresh seafood, sweet cognac and a seagull train, France is nothing if not surprising. Join us on our brand new tour to La Rochelle and explore a corner of the country that often gets overlooked to discover a myriad of fascinating maritime curiosities.

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Alsace & the Route des Vins

6 Nights - Colmar to Paris from £1445pp
  • 6 Nights - Colmar to Paris
  • Rail Tour from £1445pp

Discover the crooked, half-timbered town of Colmar - a quintessential Alsatian destination. Experience local hospitality, traditional cuisine and superb excursions, while enjoying the distinctive wines produced in the vineyards along the 'Route des Vins'.

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Alpine Christmas Markets

8 Nights - Munich to Zurich from £1448pp
  • 8 Nights - Munich to Zurich
  • Tour Only from £1448pp

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The lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps, is the stuff of storybooks – twinkling markets full of Yuletide delights and towering Christmas trees. Enter the realm of gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers.

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Five-Star Seine Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

6 Nights - Paris and Back from £1495pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Rail Cruise from £1495pp

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden at Giverny to the city galleries of Paris and Rouen. And with flexible shore excursions available, you can pick and mix your favourite excursions whilst enjoying the romantic scenery of what is arguably France's best-loved waterway.

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Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

6 Nights - Biarritz and Back from £1495pp
  • 6 Nights - Biarritz and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1495pp

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years. Here we see the region's lovely coastal resorts, the mighty Pyrenees and the unique Basque heritage.

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Five-Star Seine Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

6 Nights - Paris and Back from £1495pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Fly Cruise from £1495pp

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden at Giverny to the city galleries of Paris and Rouen. And with flexible shore excursions available, you can pick and mix your favourite excursions whilst enjoying the romantic scenery of what is arguably France's best-loved waterway.

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Delights of London and Paris

8 Nights - London to Paris from £1567pp
  • 8 Nights - London to Paris
  • Tour Only from £1567pp

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Two iconic European cities, one captivating cultural experience reflecting centuries of innovation, imagination and initiative as you discover such highlights as Big Ben, the Champs Élysées and a little joie de vivre.

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A Portrait of the Impressionists' Seine

6 Nights - Paris and Back from £1595pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1595pp

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden at Giverny to the city galleries of Paris and Rouen. This is a tour that delivers the very best of Northern France.

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Grand Tour of Corsica

7 Nights - Bastia and Back from £1599pp
  • 7 Nights - Bastia and Back
  • Fly Tour from £1599pp

An island can make for a pleasingly busy week of exploration, and Corsica is no exception. Join a small group of fellow travellers to experience its highlights, including enchanting Cap Corse, where villages cling to steep hillsides above sparkling bays.

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Treasures of France and Normandy

7 Nights - Paris and Back from £1628pp
  • 7 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £1628pp

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Visit Joan of Arc's Rouen, the D-Day landing beaches at Omaha and Juno and marvel at the masterpieces of France's châteaux, before visiting vibrant Paris and soaking up its joie de vivre.

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Five-Star Rhone Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

7 Nights - Lyon and Back from £1645pp
  • 7 Nights - Lyon and Back
  • Fly Cruise from £1645pp

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on a memorable cruise which takes you to ancient monuments, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more. Visit quaint Lyon, holy Avignon and charming Beaune, as well as the magnificent Ardèche Gorge as you drift down this peaceful river on a specially designed Five-Star ship.

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The Best of Rouen and Bordeaux

8 Nights - Dover and Back from £1649pp
  • 8 Nights - Dover and Back
  • Cruise Only from £1649pp

The legendary River Seine is the first highpoint of our cruise to some of France’s wonderful waterside destinations. An overnight stop in Rouen offers time to explore its fantastic museums and stunning Gothic cathedral.

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Nice & the Côte d'Azur

6 Nights - Nice and Back from £1665pp
  • 6 Nights - Nice and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1665pp

The wonderful hilltop towns of fragrant Provence combine with chic resorts and the glamorous principality of Monaco on this exciting tour of Nice and the Côte d'Azur. Join us as we discover the French Riviera, which has long been a favoured destination of the rich and famous.

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Five-Star Rhone Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

7 Nights - Lyon and Back from £1695pp
  • 7 Nights - Lyon and Back
  • Rail Cruise from £1695pp

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on a memorable cruise which takes you to ancient monuments, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more. Visit quaint Lyon, holy Avignon and charming Beaune, as well as the magnificent Ardèche Gorge as you drift down this peaceful river on a specially designed Five-Star ship.

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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence

6 Nights - Avignon and Back from £1750pp
  • 6 Nights - Avignon and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1750pp

Discover Avignon, the Rhône and Provence. Inspiration for artists including Vincent Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and atmosphere.

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Châteaux of the Loire Valley

5 Nights - Tours and Back from £1795pp
  • 5 Nights - Tours and Back
  • Rail Tour from £1795pp

Discover the alluring charms of the Loire Valley on a small groups tour to France. Relish an intimate look around one of the region's most historically significant castles, sample distinctive wines from a rising star of the French vintnery scene, and enjoy accommodation in a prestigious 5-Star hotel, which is of course another Château.

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Wonderful France

8 Nights - Paris and Back from £1870pp
  • 8 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £1870pp

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Stroll along Pont du Gard, soak up the sun-kissed charm of St. Tropez and Monaco, and meet the widow of Pierre Salinger, special advisor to John F.

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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi

6 Nights - Carcassonne to Narbonne from £1895pp
  • 6 Nights - Carcassonne to Narbonne
  • Rail Tour from £1895pp

From timeless vineyards and sundrenched, rugged hills to imposing Cathar castles and historic abbeys, join us on a remarkable tour showcasing the very best of Languedoc. We explore the iconic walled Cité of Carcassonne, enjoy an excursion to the 'Ville Rose' city of Toulouse and immerse ourselves in local market life.

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Biarritz & Five-Star Bordeaux and Dordogne Cruise

9 Nights - Biarritz to Bordeaux from £1955pp
  • 9 Nights - Biarritz to Bordeaux
  • Rail Cruise from £1955pp

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years, then swap the sea for the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, as you enjoy a relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions.

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The Loire Valley & Five-Star Seine Cruise

9 Nights - Blois to Honfleur from £1995pp
  • 9 Nights - Blois to Honfleur
  • Rail Cruise from £1995pp

Explore the some of the most famous châteaux that stud the verdant Loire Valley and relax in the charming French town of Blois, before joining a scenic cruise along the Seine which includes explorations of Monet's garden at Giverny and Rouen.

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Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam from £1995pp
  • 7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam
  • Fly Cruise from £1995pp

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

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Highlights of France and Barcelona

9 Nights - Paris to Barcelona from £2065pp
  • 9 Nights - Paris to Barcelona
  • Tour Only from £2065pp

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From Van Gogh to Gaudí, Renaissance to Gothic - visit the cities, valleys and coastlines of France and Spain that inspired great artists to create masterpieces as remarkable as the destinations you will visit.

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Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam from £2095pp
  • 7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam
  • Rail Cruise from £2095pp

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

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France's Waterways from Paris to Champagne

6 Nights - Paris to Epernay from £2095pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris to Epernay
  • Rail Tour from £2095pp

Cruising down the famous Champagne route of France on the elegant Raymonde hotel barge, with excursions to the birthplace of Dom Pérignon and Meaux, this tour is a gastronomic delight. We also enjoy a grand tour of Paris during this all inclusive journey.

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The Loire Valley Waterways

6 Nights - Briare to Nevers from £2095pp
  • 6 Nights - Briare to Nevers
  • Rail Cruise from £2095pp

Cruise serenely along the idyllic waterways of the Loire Valley and take in the historic towns and villages that have grown prosperous on the bounty of the region's world-class wine trade.

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La Belle France

8 Nights - Paris and Back from £2114pp
  • 8 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £2114pp

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Step into a land of renowned artists and royal crusaders, hilltop monasteries and valley castles.

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Delights of London and Paris

8 Nights - London to Paris from £2155pp
  • 8 Nights - London to Paris
  • Tour Only from £2155pp

Save up to 10% on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

Two iconic European cities, one captivating cultural experience reflecting centuries of innovation, imagination and initiative as you discover such highlights as Big Ben, the Champs Élysées and a little joie de vivre.

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Paris Explorer

7 Nights - Paris and Back from £2175pp
  • 7 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £2175pp

See the City of Lights, on this City Explorer holiday, as it has never been seen before - its hidden courtyards and arrondissements, each with their own distinct personality.

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European Spotlight

11 Nights - London to Rome from £2188pp
  • 11 Nights - London to Rome
  • Tour Only from £2188pp

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Enjoy the bright city lights and stylish promenades of Europe's classiest capitals where you can relax at Old Town cafés and brush shoulders with the rich and famous.

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The Loire Valley Waterways

6 Nights - Briare to  from £2195pp
  • 6 Nights - Briare to
  • Rail Cruise from £2195pp

Cruise serenely along the idyllic waterways of the Loire Valley and take in the historic towns and villages that have grown prosperous on the bounty of the region's world-class wine trade.

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European Whirl

11 Nights - London and Back from £2195pp
  • 11 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £2195pp

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The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with its medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome.

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Normandy Brittany and The Loire Valley

7 Nights - Paris and Back from £2250pp
  • 7 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £2250pp

Investigate Normandy's role in the 1066 and 1944 invasions that changed the course of history. Explore the beautiful city of St-Malo, the châteaux of the Loire and gleaming Paris.

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The French Riviera & Five-Star Rhone Cruise

10 Nights - Nice to Lyon from £2275pp
  • 10 Nights - Nice to Lyon
  • Rail Cruise from £2275pp

Discover the immaculate and enchanting charm of Nice and the French Riviera on this dazzling tour before continuing to Lyon for an exquisite 7-night cruise, uncovering the majesty of the Rhône river.

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The Secrets of Provence

6 Nights - Sete to Arles from £2295pp
  • 6 Nights - Sete to Arles
  • Rail Cruise from £2295pp

Sublime, sun-drenched towns and cities rich with history and glittering waterways await on this fabulous cruise holiday. This fabulous cruise brings you the very best of France's elegant Provence region.

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Discover the Heart of France

6 Nights - Paris and Back from £2299pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Fly Cruise from £2299pp

The longest river in France, the Loire is lined with traditional farms, valleys of vines from which world-renowned wines are created, and perfectly preserved dwellings built centuries ago. This cruise takes you right into France’s rural heartland.

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Bordeaux, Vineyards and Châteaux

7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back from £2349pp
  • 7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back
  • Fly Cruise from £2349pp

If you’re a wine connoisseur, this area of France could make for your dream river cruise. Before beginning our wine discoveries, we take a fascinating tour of the WWII enemy stronghold of Pauillac.

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Burgundy and Provence

7 Nights - Avignon to Lyon from £2349pp
  • 7 Nights - Avignon to Lyon
  • Fly Cruise from £2349pp

Indulging in fine wine and food, delving into history and gliding through glorious countryside: this is a holiday to savour. We begin by exploring your choice of two historical Provençal towns.

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European Affair and Chelsea Flower Show

8 Nights - London to Paris from £2375pp
  • 8 Nights - London to Paris
  • Tour Only from £2375pp

The Chelsea flower show collection is a selection of escorted journeys featuring the Chelsea flowers show departing May 2020.

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A Taste of Bordeaux

8 Nights - Bordeaux and Back from £2402pp
  • 8 Nights - Bordeaux and Back
  • Tour Only from £2402pp

Save up to £267 on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

Take time to savour the finer things in life in South West France. As we seek out Bordeaux’s gastronomic gems and treasured vineyards, we’ll travel over soaring mountains and along the Atlantic coast, and into enchanting castles and otherworldly caves.

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The Waterways of Alsace & Lorraine

6 Nights - Strasbourg and Back from £2445pp
  • 6 Nights - Strasbourg and Back
  • Rail Cruise from £2445pp

On this all inclusive cruise we explore the hidden gems of Alsace and Lorraine, discovering many sights that lie off the beaten tourist path. With visits to the medieval towns of Saverne and Sarrebourg and tastings of the best local produce available, join us as we travel in style down the most scenic of French waterways.

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Best of France

12 Nights - Paris and Back from £2508pp
  • 12 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £2508pp

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Journey from Carcassonne with its enchanting city walls to Biarritz and through the Loire Valley. Marvel at Avignon's famous bridge, see the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy and visit Claude Monet's home in Giverny.

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Flavours of Europe

8 Nights - Rome to London from £2545pp
  • 8 Nights - Rome to London
  • Tour Only from £2545pp

Experience the essence of Europe as you travel through bustling Rome and Paris, stopping off in Renaissance Florence, the colourful ocean-side villages of the Cinque Terre and the glittering snow-capped peaks of Switzerland.

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Vineyards and Mountains of France

8 Nights - Paris to Nice from £2549pp
  • 8 Nights - Paris to Nice
  • Tour Only from £2549pp

Glasses glinting with bubbles and rich red wines.

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European Splendour

10 Nights - Rome to London from £2575pp
  • 10 Nights - Rome to London
  • Tour Only from £2575pp

Trace the footsteps of illustrious visionaries - Explore the highlights of Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne and Paris with a few masterpieces in between, including Michelangelo's Pietà and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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WWI and WWII Battlefields

11 Nights - London to Amsterdam from £2575pp
  • 11 Nights - London to Amsterdam
  • Tour Only from £2575pp

Explore the poignant moments of the D-Day Landings, infamous Somme and the Battle of Dunkirk, immortalised forever in the museums, memorials and cemeteries that dot the French, Belgian and Dutch countrysides.

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Bordeaux, Rioja & The Pilgrim's Trail

10 Nights - Bordeaux to Madrid from £2595pp
  • 10 Nights - Bordeaux to Madrid
  • Rail Tour from £2595pp

Spain's spectacular northern shores yield a beautiful stretch of untouched coastline, rising proudly from the Atlantic Ocean. This tour takes you to some of the fantastic highlights of the region, beginning in the refined wine city of Bordeaux in France, and curling down across the border into the natural paradise of northern Spain.

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Provence and the French Riviera

8 Nights - Nice and Back from £2639pp
  • 8 Nights - Nice and Back
  • Tour Only from £2639pp

Glamour, picturesque villages and stunning mountain scenery.

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European Wonderland

10 Nights - Rome to London from £2675pp
  • 10 Nights - Rome to London
  • Tour Only from £2675pp

Embark on a family road trip from Rome to London, filled with lashings of carnival masks, chariot racing and cheesy pizza you'll learn to make yourself.

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Road to Rome

11 Nights - Paris to Rome from £2829pp
  • 11 Nights - Paris to Rome
  • Tour Only from £2829pp

Save up to £396 on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

One of our best-selling itineraries, this is an iconic journey of Europe's bucket-list favourites: Paris, Swiss mountains and lakes, Venice and Rome. You'll return home with little doubt of Europe's almighty magnificence.

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Paris and Normandy

7 Nights - Paris and Back from £2899pp
  • 7 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Fly Cruise from £2899pp

Take a river cruise through the exquisite beauty and moving history of northern France. We wander around delightful Giverny, where Monet found his Impressionist inspiration.

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European Interlude

15 Nights - London and Back from £2962pp
  • 15 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £2962pp

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Embark on a creative pilgrimage through Europe - from Amsterdam's gabled canal houses and the Cologne Cathedral to Vienna's Opera House and the Doge's Palace in Venice.

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European Dream

10 Nights - Venice to Paris from £3025pp
  • 10 Nights - Venice to Paris
  • Tour Only from £3025pp

Leisurely paced with two-night stays in each destination and plenty of time to explore, this journey allows you to live your European Dream and come face-to-face with history through memorable local interactions. Meet a gondolier in Venice and learn how the tradition of gondola navigation is being passed on to future generations and marvel at the skills of an Italian chef during a cooking demonstration where you’ll learn how to make homemade pasta.

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London, Paris and the Channel Islands

10 Nights - London to Paris from £3163pp
  • 10 Nights - London to Paris
  • Tour Only from £3163pp

Save up to £352 on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

Go from Great British culture to Gallic charm on this trip from London to Paris, immersing yourself in the Channel Islands' natural beauty and fascinating history along the way.

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Highlights of Europe

13 Nights - London to Paris from £3190pp
  • 13 Nights - London to Paris
  • Tour Only from £3190pp

Save up to £435 on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

This journey is perfect for those who want to experience the best of Europe. Explore quaint Germanic towns, appreciate the splendour of the quiet Italian Lakes and marvel at the most impressive cities on the Continent.

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Five-Star Rhone Cruise

7 Nights - Lyon and Back from £3290pp
  • 7 Nights - Lyon and Back
  • Rail Cruise from £3290pp

Let the gentle currents of the Rhône transport you through Burgundy and Provence aboard our fantastic river cruise ship. Discover the region's verdant vineyards and absorb the atmosphere of its historic towns, soaring cathedrals and half-timbered houses.

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A Week In... Paris and Provence

7 Nights - Cannes, France to Paris, France from £3396pp
  • 7 Nights - Cannes, France to Paris, France
  • Tour Only from £3396pp

Experience what makes southern France unforgettable including an adventure walk on the Pont du Gard, wine tasting, a tour and dinner at Moulin Castelas, and exploring chic Cannes, Nice, Provence, and Paris.

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Grand European

20 Nights - London and Back from £3506pp
  • 20 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £3506pp

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Wander through 17th-century Bruges, the reflective waterways of Amsterdam and medieval Rhineland as you get under the skin of Europe and discover unexpected Trafalgar Highlights.

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Impressions from the Seine

7 Nights - Paris and Back from £3618pp
  • 7 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £3618pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

NEW for 2019! An 8-day riverboat cruise from Paris along the River Seine to the coast of Normandy and back, featuring art and daily life in Paris, small river towns, and a poignant visit to the beaches of Normandy.

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Provence

7 Nights - Aix-en-Provence, France to Avignon, France from £3618pp
  • 7 Nights - Aix-en-Provence, France to Avignon, France
  • Tour Only from £3618pp

Amazing hands-on experiences from delectable wine tastings to epicurean discoveries, savory entrées al fresco, a luminous palette of warm colors that spark the imagination, the mysteries of "Starry Night," the Provençal passion for food, art and wine... all part of what you'll experience on our Culturious Provence tour.

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France Family River Cruise

7 Nights - Paris, France to Lyon, France from £3692pp
  • 7 Nights - Paris, France to Lyon, France
  • Tour Only from £3692pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

"Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! On Tauck's France family river cruise, families experience the best of France - together.... two nights in Paris and a 5-night river cruise along the historic Rhône river immerse your family in just about everything Français! Learning means "doing" and experiencing - from a scavenger hunt in the Louvre to castles, chocolat - even cooking and cowboys!

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Family Fun Along The Seine

7 Nights - Paris, France to England from £3692pp
  • 7 Nights - Paris, France to England
  • Tour Only from £3692pp

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Our newest European river cruise is designed for families and explores everything français! Spend seven amazing nights aboard our riverboat ms Sapphire exploring Paris, Monet's gardens, D-Day Beaches, Rouen, Versailles and more.

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Western Front Explorer

14 Nights - Amsterdam and Back from £3695pp
  • 14 Nights - Amsterdam and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3695pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Delve into World War I history as you explore the battlefields, shrines and memorials found along the Western Front. Lose yourself within Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges, and explore The Netherlands, where cuisine, culture and art take centre stage.

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Grand Bordeaux

7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back from £3695pp
  • 7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3695pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Over 8 days, cruise Bordeaux’s three majestic waterways –the Dordogne, Garonne and the Gironde – experience the pleasant French villages, towns and cities perched on their banks.

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French Vogue

9 Nights - Paris to Nice from £3725pp
  • 9 Nights - Paris to Nice
  • Tour Only from £3725pp

Uncover the glamour and rich heritage of France, as you journey from iconic Paris to the heart of romantic Provence and on to the dazzling French Riviera. Along the way, you’ll travel in VIP comfort, stay in luxurious hotels and be introduced to passionate foodies and historians.

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Country Roads of France

15 Nights - Paris and Back from £3750pp
  • 15 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £3750pp

Leafy vineyards, majestic mountains, Riviera sunshine, Roman remains and fortified towns, combined with great food and wine, make for an engaging ‘Tour de France.'

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Traditional Europe

18 Nights - London and Back from £4025pp
  • 18 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £4025pp

A kaleidoscope of changing scenery, from the foothills of the Dolomites to the elegance of the French Riviera. Explore Tuscany, the tragic ruins of Pompeii and beautiful Rhône Valley.

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Paris, Lyon & Provence

9 Nights - Paris, France to Lyon, France from £4136pp
  • 9 Nights - Paris, France to Lyon, France
  • Tour Only from £4136pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Savoring France: Paris, Lyon & Provence features a 7-night Rhône River cruise aboard ms Emerald through vineyard country that's home to some of the world's most exceptional wines... dinner at Fouquet's in Paris... a pastry class at Le Cordon Bleu... a high-speed TGV ride to culinary Lyon... a memorable evening at the Duchy of Uzès... a cooking school in Valence and much more!

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Majestic Switzerland

9 Nights - Zurich and Back from £4195pp
  • 9 Nights - Zurich and Back
  • Tour Only from £4195pp

Step into a world of snow-capped mountains, traditional alpine villages and warm hospitality. This idyllic journey takes you to fairy-tale castles, breathtaking peaks and storybook meadows.

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European Discovery

15 Nights - London to Paris from £4225pp
  • 15 Nights - London to Paris
  • Tour Only from £4225pp

Discover the incredible diversity of Europe's finest destinations on this beautifully-curated journey of discovery. From the romantic spires of Prague to Cinque Terre's teetering ocean-side towns and the soaring peaks of Switzerland, this is a well-paced journey offering the ideal mix of sightseeing and time to relax.

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Chelsea Flower Show Springtime in the Alps Tour

17 Nights - Amsterdam to London from £4299pp
  • 17 Nights - Amsterdam to London
  • Tour Only from £4299pp

Join us on this unique and exclusive escorted journey, including the Chelsea Flower Show and the best of springtime in the Alps. Explore the villages that dot the 'Romantic Road', visit the Palace of Versailles and Monet’s Garden, plus so much more.

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Romantic European

17 Nights - London and Back from £4520pp
  • 17 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £4520pp

One of our Travel Director's favourite itineraries, this journey is full of charm and splendour. With two nights spent in most cities, take the time to get to know each destination and uncover its secrets, whether it is mouth-watering Sachertorte over coffee in Vienna or delicious homemade pasta in Orvieto.

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Rendezvous on the Seine

9 Nights - Paris, France and Back from £4654pp
  • 9 Nights - Paris, France and Back
  • Tour Only from £4654pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Follow your Parisian rhapsody on a 10-day journey that's sure to impress, including a 7-day Paris to Normandy river cruise aboard our ms Sapphire. Discover the art of Paris for two nights before cruising to Rouen, Honfleur and Giverny, immortalized by Impressionist artists; visit D-Day beaches, sample Calvados where it is made, dine at a private château and more.

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Great European

26 Nights - London and Back from £5125pp
  • 26 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £5125pp

Tune into the Mozart melodies of Austria, admire Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies in Barcelona and visit the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes on this in-depth encounter with Europe.

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French Escapade: Paris to Monte-Carlo

13 Nights - Paris, France to Monte Carlo from £5394pp
  • 13 Nights - Paris, France to Monte Carlo
  • Tour Only from £5394pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Spend two glorious nights in Paris... then cruise from Lyon, along the Saône and Rhône rivers, through some of Europe's most beautiful wine lands and into Provence to Arles... explore Nice and glamorous Monte-Carlo on the Mediterranean... and enjoy a true taste of all things Français!

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French Escapade - Monte Carlo to Paris

13 Nights - Monte Carlo, Monaco to Paris, France from £5394pp
  • 13 Nights - Monte Carlo, Monaco to Paris, France
  • Tour Only from £5394pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

From Monte-Carlo on the Mediterranean, travel to Arles... cruise the Rhône and then the Saône rivers through Provence and into rich wine lands... and on to Lyon... and then overland to the magical city of Paris. Enjoy a true taste of all things Français on one of our most popular river cruises in France!

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Grand Bordeaux with Loire Valley

10 Nights - Bordeaux to Paris from £5395pp
  • 10 Nights - Bordeaux to Paris
  • Fly Tour from £5395pp

Embark on a seven-night cruise along the Garonne to discover the best of the Bordeaux region, before immersing yourself in the delightful chateaux and scenery of the Loire Valley.

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Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley

12 Nights - Versailles, France to Paris, France from £5468pp
  • 12 Nights - Versailles, France to Paris, France
  • Tour Only from £5468pp

Visit Normandy's poignant D-Day beaches and special hands-on exhibits, magnificent Mont-St-Michel, Monet's beloved Giverny and Chartres Cathedral. Take a private cruise on the Golfe du Morbihan; tour France's famous national riding school; see the Bayeaux and Apocalypse tapestries; dine at a private Loire Valley estate, where you'll experience a hunting hound demonstration; enjoy a Calvados tasting on a private farm; explore Musée d'Orsay and bid Paris adieu with a private farewell dinner cruise on the Seine.

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Cruising the Seine Plus London

11 Nights - London, England to Paris, France from £5616pp
  • 11 Nights - London, England to Paris, France
  • Tour Only from £5616pp

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Travel from London to Paris to experience these great cities as never before. Start with a two-night stay in London at one of the world's top hotels, then set off on a 7-night River Seine cruise aboard ms Sapphire... winding through fishing ports, medieval towns, picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters, Normandy's D-Day beaches and more...

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French Heritage

21 Nights - Paris and Back from £5695pp
  • 21 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £5695pp

A grand adventure lies ahead with famous wines and excellent food, snow-capped mountains, sun-drenched beaches, magnificent châteaux, and learning about Roman remains and fascinating battlefield history.

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European Grandeur

25 Nights - London and Back from £5995pp
  • 25 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £5995pp

An all-encompassing journey of magnificent menus, outstanding scenery and incredible cultural heritage, this itinerary brings you face-to-face with Europe’s finest attractions.

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European Supreme

28 Nights - London and Back from £6115pp
  • 28 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £6115pp

On Day 16, consider embarking on a three-day Aegean Cruise with Celestyal Cruises around the enchanting Greek Isles.

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Treasures of the Mediterranean - Southbound

10 Nights - Monte Carlo, Monaco to Valletta, Malta from £6134pp
  • 10 Nights - Monte Carlo, Monaco to Valletta, Malta
  • Tour Only from £6134pp

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Sail aboard Le Ponant on one of Tauck's most popular small ship cruises - a weeklong voyage to Corsica, Sicily, Malta and the Amalfi Coast, plus the islands of Lipari, Ponza, and Stromboli - and take in the Côte d'Azur, Provence and Monte-Carlo on a two-night land stay.

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Romantic Rhône and Seine

14 Nights - Arles to Paris from £6995pp
  • 14 Nights - Arles to Paris
  • Fly Tour from £6995pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Enjoy an in-depth journey through France. From the South, cruise north along the Rhône River for seven nights in style. Continue to Paris and join a 7 night Seine River cruise. What better way to explore the French countryside and its delights.

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French Impression

15 Nights - Paris to Nice from £7175pp
  • 15 Nights - Paris to Nice
  • Tour Only from £7175pp

Uncover the glamour and rich heritage of France, as you step aboard the timeless S.S. Joie de Vivre for a voyage into the past.

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Dordogne, Albi & Carcassonne

8 Days - Souillac to Albi from £1129pp
  • 8 Days - Souillac to Albi
  • Fly Tour from £1129pp

Immersed in France’s bucolic rural heart, see its charming honey-coloured rural villages, sophisticated prehistoric art, gorgeous gardens and timeless medieval towns bursting with market-day life. Far removed from the noise and pace of modern life, on this fascinating tour you can completely immerse yourself in deepest France.

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European Dream

7 Nights - Rome to London from £1450pp
  • 7 Nights - Rome to London
  • Tour Only from £1450pp

Brush up on your photographic skills - you're going to need them on this fast-paced jaunt through Europe's celebrity cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and lesser-known Lucerne. Get snap-happy sightseeing at such highlights as the Vatican City, Eiffel Tower and the Duomo, people watch in the piazze and marvel at a multitude of picture-perfect landscapes.

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The French Lakes, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

7 Nights - Aix-Les-Bains to Annecy from £1465pp
  • 7 Nights - Aix-Les-Bains to Annecy
  • Rail Tour from £1465pp

Glorious lakes and mountains form the backdrop of this relaxing French retreat. We combine the picturesque scenery of Lake Bourget and Lake Annecy with the Alpine charm of bustling Chamonix, travelling into the mountains by rail and enjoying a leisurely cruise.

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The Vineyards of Bordeaux

5 Nights - France and Back from £1569pp
  • 5 Nights - France and Back
  • Fly Tour from £1569pp

​​​​Discover some of the finest wine regions in France as you sail along the Garonne and Gironde Rivers, taking in historic towns, intriguing architecture and beautiful scenery along the way.

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European Highlights

6 Nights - London and Back from £1650pp
  • 6 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £1650pp

From the White Cliffs of Dover to the lush Burgundy vineyards of France, delve into the mesmerising landscapes of Europe - its rich heritage and distinctive flavours yours to share with new friends. Explore Amsterdam from its labyrinthine canals, soak up Lucerne's fresh Alpine air, and say bienvenue to the sophistication and splendour of Paris.

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Delights of London and Paris

8 Nights - London to Paris from £1725pp
  • 8 Nights - London to Paris
  • Tour Only from £1725pp

Two iconic European cities, one captivating cultural experience reflecting centuries of innovation, imagination and initiative as you discover such highlights as Big Ben, the Champs Élysées and a little joie de vivre.

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Holland & the Classic Rhine

6 Nights - France to Switzerland from £1899pp
  • 6 Nights - France to Switzerland
  • Fly Tour from £1899pp

Amsterdam's picturesque canals and historic Diamond District are just two of the gems to discover in this laid-back city. Further ports of call include Cologne and Rüdesheim as you sail along the romantic Rhine.

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France's Waterways from Paris to Champagne

6 Nights - Paris to Hautvillers from £1995pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris to Hautvillers
  • Rail Tour from £1995pp

Cruising down the famous Champagne route of France on the elegant Raymonde hotel barge, with excursions to the birthplace of Dom Pérignon and Meaux, this tour is a gastronomic delight. We also enjoy a grand tour of Paris during this all inclusive journey.

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Five-Star Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise

6 Nights - Bordeaux and Back from £2050pp
  • 6 Nights - Bordeaux and Back
  • Rail Cruise from £2050pp

Enjoy this relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions. From the handsome city of Bordeaux, we navigate the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, enjoying the unique landscapes lining their banks.

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The Waterways of Burgundy

6 Nights - Dijon and Back from £2095pp
  • 6 Nights - Dijon and Back
  • Rail Tour from £2095pp

Indulge in the scenery and produce of the famous Burgundy wine region of France along its picturesque waterways. We travel along the Grands Crus Wine Circuit for an authentic flavour of wine-rich France.

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Burgundy Cruise

6 Nights - Paris and Back from £2114pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £2114pp

Rich and refined, Burgundy is as elegant and enticing as its world-famous wines.

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European Whirl with Oberammergau

11 Nights - London and Back from £2590pp
  • 11 Nights - London and Back
  • Tour Only from £2590pp

The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route to your final stops in Paris and London, with a drive past to the infamous WWI battlefields in France en route.

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Loire Valley Cruise

6 Nights - Paris and Back from £2639pp
  • 6 Nights - Paris and Back
  • Tour Only from £2639pp

Take in some beautiful French scenery as you drift past stunning Berry and the incredible Sologne region on this magnificent Loire Valley cruise.

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Highlights of Burgundy

6 Nights - Geneva and Back from £2694pp
  • 6 Nights - Geneva and Back
  • Fly Cruise from £2694pp

Sitting prettily in France’s green heartland is the region of Burgundy. This lovely cruise aboard MS Jeanine takes you along the rivers and canals that flow through the region’s gently rolling hills and world-renowned vineyards.

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Biarritz & Five-Star All Inclusive Bordeaux Cruise

9 Nights - Biarritz to Bordeaux from £2745pp
  • 9 Nights - Biarritz to Bordeaux
  • Rail Cruise from £2745pp

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years, then swap the sea for the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, as you enjoy a relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions.

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Madrid to Rome

12 Nights - Madrid to Rome from £2750pp
  • 12 Nights - Madrid to Rome
  • Tour Only from £2750pp

Marvel at the magnificent landmarks of Madrid's Royal Palace, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum. Your Highlight will be a visit to a Spanish winery on the slopes of Montserrat.

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Chamonix, Mont Blanc & Five-Star Rhone Cruise

10 Nights - Chamonix to Lyon from £3420pp
  • 10 Nights - Chamonix to Lyon
  • Rail Cruise from £3420pp

Be whisked away to the soaring mountains of the French Alps, as you journey on the spectacular Mont Blanc express and enjoy the colourful charms of Chamonix. After your time in France, cruise down the Rhône in style as you sample the culture and way of life on this elegant waterway.

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Mediterranean Journey

15 Nights - Paris to Rome from £3480pp
  • 15 Nights - Paris to Rome
  • Tour Only from £3480pp

From Europe’s most prestigious locales to its quietest corners, this sun-kissed itinerary suits the discerning traveller who’d like to combine the excitement of Europe’s big cities with perfect relaxation.

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Rhône Treasures

7 Nights - Lyon to Arles from £3495pp
  • 7 Nights - Lyon to Arles
  • Fly Tour from £3495pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Enjoy the beauty of quaint French towns as you cruise from Lyon to Arles. Relax as you glide through picturesque countryside and enjoy delicious cuisine while cruising in luxury.

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Road to Rome with Oberammergau

11 Nights - London to Rome from £3535pp
  • 11 Nights - London to Rome
  • Tour Only from £3535pp

Proverbially, all roads lead to Rome. This one includes a gourmet walk through Paris with a foodie, meeting a Swiss Mountain Ranger and the art of Renaissance Florence.

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Rhône Treasures

7 Nights - Arles to Lyon from £3845pp
  • 7 Nights - Arles to Lyon
  • Fly Tour from £3845pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Discover a world of fascinating French towns, inspiring culture, wistful countryside and memorable cuisine while cruising in luxury between Arles and Lyon.

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Road to Rome

11 Nights - London to Rome from £4460pp
  • 11 Nights - London to Rome
  • Tour Only from £4460pp

Proverbially, all roads lead to Rome. This one includes a gourmet walk through Paris with a foodie, meeting a Swiss Mountain Ranger and the art of Renaissance Florence.

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Rhine, Rhône and Moselle Treasures

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Arles from £6295pp
  • 14 Nights - Amsterdam to Arles
  • Fly Tour from £6295pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Explore river life, scenic towns and historic cities as you cruise the Moselle, Rhine and Rhône rivers in one unique holiday. Start in Amsterdam, unpack and relax while you cruise to Arles.

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Rhine, Rhône and Moselle Treasures

14 Nights - Arles to Amsterdam from £6295pp
  • 14 Nights - Arles to Amsterdam
  • Fly Tour from £6295pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Cruise over the Moselle, Rhine and Rhône rivers in one unique holiday experience. Join two luxurious rivers ships and cruise from Arles through France, Germany and Holland to Amsterdam.

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Discover France

A touring holiday in France is the perfect way to explore the country’s diverse regions, from elegant cities to terraced vineyards and glamorous seaside resorts. Travel through tranquil landscapes full of fascinating historic sites including stone-age cave paintings, ancient troglodytic villages, extraordinary walled cities and magnificent chateaux. France’s history is intriguingly entwined with our own, from William the Conqueror to Richard the Lionheart and the D-Day landings.

Some of the greatest names in literature, art and music have been French, from Monet to Chopin, Voltaire and Molière. Art lovers will be in their element at the many world-renowned galleries and museums throughout the country, and there are countless harbour towns, pretty villages and beautiful gardens that featured in the paintings of the Impressionists who were inspired by the unique light and beauty of the country.

France offers a wide array of gastronomic delights and there is always something tasty to try, whether it is a warm croissant fresh from the boulangerie, tasting Champagne in an ancient wine cellar or enjoying the plat du jour in a traditional village bistro. Colourful local markets are perfect for the gourmet shopper, with culinary delights including foie gras, regional cheeses and black truffles. Oenophiles are spoilt for choice in France with its rich wine heritage; many of the world’s favourite grape varieties originated here and each region offers something unique, from the majestic châteaux of the Loire Valley to the stunning wine estates of Burgundy and the prestigious vineyards of the Côte de Rhone.

France’s countryside forms a colourful tapestry of vineyards, rolling green hills and medieval villages. The beautiful landscape includes Europe’s tallest sand dune, the snow-capped peaks of the French Alps and the vivid purple lavender fields of Provence. The verdant forests, deep gorges and tumbling waterfalls of the Dordogne have remained unchanged for centuries. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the remote wilderness of the Camargue with its iconic pink flamingos, famous white horses and herds of black bulls.


Highlights of France

  • Bordeaux

    Much of Bordeaux is UNESCO-listed, from its elegant palaces to its tree-lined boulevards and the graceful Palais de la Bourse, contrasting with the contemporary art at the CAPC Modern Art Museum. The city is known as the wine capital of the world; surrounded by sun-kissed vineyards, it is also home to the Cité du Vin wine museum which showcases the wineries and vineyards of Bordeaux.

  • Cannes

    The legendary seaside resort of Cannes is famous for its glittering red-carpet film festival, palm tree-lined Croisette promenade, opulent Belle Epoque buildings and fine sandy beaches. The labyrinthine streets of the quaint Le Suquet district offer an insight into the history of this former fishing village, dominated by an 11th-century watchtower and the Notre-Dame church which offers fabulous views over the city.

  • Carcasonne

    The magnificent UNESCO-listed walled town of Carcassonne dates back to the Roman Empire and enjoys stunning views of the Pyrénées from its hilltop position. The majestic medieval fortifications that encircle the city’s cobbled streets and winding alleys include 52 imposing watchtowers, a 2-mile-long double row of ramparts and a drawbridge. Carcassonne lies at the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon, France’s largest wine region, with countless vineyards surrounding the medieval citadel.

  • Lyon

    Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic capital of France, with regional specialities including saucisson de Lyon, andouillette and coq au vin. Les Halles market dates back to 1859 and is the epicentre of Lyon gastronomy with numerous specialty food shops and restaurants. Silk production brought enormous wealth to the city in the Middle Ages, which can still be seen in the impressive Renaissance buildings, prestigious residences and imposing churches.

  • Monte Carlo

    Home to the rich and famous, Monte Carlo’s dazzling marina is lined with luxurious super yachts and the streets play host to the legendary Formula 1 race. There is plenty of history to explore including the Opera House, Cathedral and famous Casino. The Prince’s Palace is the private residence of the Grimaldi family; dating back to 1215, it became one of the most opulent residences of the 17th century.

  • Nice

    Rub shoulders with the jet set on Nice’s iconic Promenade des Anglais, an esplanade lined with palm trees and pretty pastel-coloured buildings. The city has one of the longest and most famous beaches in the French Riviera and a marina lined with luxury yachts of the super-rich. Art lovers will enjoy the superb collections at the Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

  • Paris

    Romantic and inspiring, Paris is overflowing with history and culture. The Eiffel Tower and Montparnasse Tower provide stunning views over the city whose highlights include Notre-Dame Cathedral, the exquisite Tuileries Gardens and the Champs-Elysées. Art lovers will be in their element with the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, the stylish Pompidou Centre and the Musée d’Orsay’s Impressionist art collection. Atmospheric Montmartre is the traditional home of artists, dominated by the iconic white-domed Sacré-Coeur basilica.

  • St Tropez

    In glamorous St Tropez pastel-coloured houses contrast with the azure blue sea and verdant countryside of pine trees and olive groves. The cobbled streets of La Ponche quarter and the atmospheric Old Port recall the town’s past as a quiet fishing village. A walk along the beautiful coastal path on the peninsula of St Tropez leads through rugged coastline, tranquil bays and white sandy beaches.

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