If you’re ready to experience France’s enduring allure, this rail vacation is sure to do just that! The Grand Tour of France is a 14-day adventure that will introduce you to the beauty and excitement of Paris, the fairy tale town of Strasbourg—with its German and French influences, and the charming mis of cobblestone alleyways, boutique shops, and restaurants in gorgeous Lyon. From there, you’ll travel directly to the Provençal town of Avignon to explore its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historic bridges. And that’s just the beginning! From Avignon, you’ll take a highspeed train to the glamorous French Riviera. Once in Nice, enjoy strolling through prestigious art galleries, dining at fancy restaurants, and sun bathing on incredible beaches. Then, visit Marseille for amazing French-Mediterranean cuisine and sample some of the world’s finest wine in Bordeaux. Your Grand Tour of France rail vacations wraps up with a train ride from Bordeaux to Paris.
Welcome to Paris! When you arrive, check into your hotel and begin exploring this unforgettable metropolis using your Hop on Hop off Pass. Perhaps pop into the Louvre museum for a glipse of the Mona Lisa. A couple more places you should visit on your first day is the Champs-Élysées and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the Roman Catholic church perched atop Montmartre. In the evening, why not find an authentic Parisian restaurant to enjoy dinner? (Overnight in Paris)