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2019: The Treasures of France – A True Small Group Tour

France's Treasures spring to life with the St. Paul de Vence and Cote d'Azur, beautiful Provence including Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Beaux, and finalé in Paris!

Story's Treasures of France Tour: Discover Slow Travel through France with a perfect balance of sightseeing and time at leisure. No Rush and No Big Buses on this True Small Group Tour through France.


Treasures of France
The Story of the French Riviera, Provence with Avignon, and Finalé in Paris - the City of Lights!

"I am in love with this itinerary." Our Treasures of France Tour is exceptional and features truly unique experiences like cruising the French Riviera, dinner at Paris's Le Grand Colbert, Story's unique perspective experiences in petite bistros complete with caviar and champagne. Avignon and Provence moved me so deeply, it left me speechless. I ache to return!"

Below enjoy a video of one of our recent Treasures of France Tours. Oui!

Get ready for a true small group Story experience from the Cote D'Azur to Paris.


The Journey – Your Daily Itinerary

  • Paris, France
  • Avignon, St. Benetez Bridge
  • Le Arc De Triomphe
  • Monte Carlo
  • Pope Palace, Avignon

Begin in the South of France.
Relish the time in Provence.
Finalé in Paris.

Day 1: Bound for Nice and the French Riviera

Your international flight is not included in your tour package, however, we can arrange your air travel through our Story® Air Service Department. We'll work with you to get the absolutely lowest fare available based on your travel preferences. We utilize both our own air department and online agencies to find the best rate. 

Visit Air Service department by clicking here. 

This itinerary features our Deluxe Style inclusions, accommodations and other Story Exclusives. See the What's Included tab for inclusions for our styles of touring (Deluxe and Classic).

Might we suggest extending your vacation to experience The Story of the Loire Valley? Normandy's Coast & Battlefields? Burgundy? Champagne? See the many options here.

 



Welcome to the Treasured French Riviera

Day 2: "The Cote d'Azur or Blue Coast "is the gateway to the Heart of France."

 

   Story Way® Dining: Join your Tour Captain for our included Welcome Dinner in St. Paul de Vence.
   Story Exclusives®: Tonight, join in our Reception and Welcome from your Tour Captain.

WELCOME TO TREASURES OF FRANCE FROM THE COTE D'AZUR TO PROVENCE TO PARIS
One of Story Land & Sea®
's most exclusive and popular True Small-Group tour vacations commences today at our hotel in St. Paul de Vence. 

ORIENTATION WALKABOUT
Join your Tour Captain for our Orientation Walkabout on your arrival day. Learn all about St. Paul de Vence, our beautiful and quaint village the French Riviera and home for the first 2 days and nights. 

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Light

ST. PAUL DE VENCE: History & Heritage
Medieval walls encircle narrow streets and capture the heritage of more than 1000 years of the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence located in the Alpes-Maritimes 'department.' One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght which is located nearby.

Story Way® Dining
Tonight, you will enjoy our included dining at a delightful and typical restaurant in the village. It's fully authentic complete with excellent cuisine and premium wine. The Riviera welcomes us with a variety of regional culinary tastes, beverages and ample portions of fine local wines from around the region and the provinces.

Free-choice dining means you select what you'd like from the menu ~ the Tour Captain is available to help you interpret the menu. Your Tour Captain will provide the appetizers featuring regional cuisine and will select your wine for the evening ~ a variety of red and white wine from the regions in France.

Accommodation on the Coast, 2 Nights
Deluxe Hotels include Hotel Le Saint Paul in the magical city of Vence or Similar.
Classic Hotels include Auberge des Seigneurs, Villa Elise or Simlar.

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Exploring the Cote d'Azur

Day 3: Panorama Eze: Stunning!

 

Today enjoy a morning visit to the beautiful village of Eze.

City: Eze
Region: Provence-Alpes-Cõte d'Azur
Paris
One of the oldest medieval villages on the French Riviera, Eze, in the Alpes-Maritimes was first populated around the year 2000BC as a community situated near Mount Bastide.

The earliest occurrence of the name Èze was found in the maritime books of Antonin as a bay called the St. Laurent of Èze. A hoard of ancient Greek silver phialae dating from the 3rd Century BC was discovered in Èze in the late nineteenth century and is now featured at the British Museum.

 

Eze the Eagle's Nest

The area around Eze was subsequently occupied by the Romans but also the Moors who held the area for approximately 80 years until they were driven out by William of Provence in 973. By 1388 Èze fell under the jurisdiction of the House of Savoy, who built up the town as a fortified stronghold because of its proximity to Nice and other key ports.

Excquisite views from Eze

In April of 1860 Eze was designated as part of France by unanimous decision by its inhabitants. Èze has been described as an eagle's nest because of its prime location on a cliff set some 1,401 feet above sea level. Great restaurants and shoppes abound including at least two Michelin starred venues.

Story Exclusives®
We make our way to the coast to commence our 'sea' portion of the day: Enjoy with your Tour Captain onboard our cruise via yacht along the beautiful Cote d'Azur. These are the experiences life-time memories are made of ~ enjoy our special onboard aperitif experience. Magical!

We return to St. Paul de Vence for a free evening.

   Optional Dinner Tonight:  Tonight, join your Tour Captain for an optional dinner at a unique restaurant or explore on your own.



Riviera to Provence

Day 4: The Road Less Taken

 

   Included Dining: Tonight enjoy a special included welcome dinner. 
   Exclusives: Our Chef prepares and entertains on our exclusive dining experience.

This morning we board our chariot and make our way to Avignon.

We arrive mid-day to Avignon, our home for the next 3 days and nights.

City: Avignon
Region: Provence

Avignon is the Préfecture or Capital of the Vaucluse département in Provence

AVIGNON –  THE TREASURE OF PROVENCE
Our experience in Avignon begins with a walking tour through its heart on the way to the Palace of the Popes or Palais des Papes. Our local expert guide will provide commentary as we tour the historical palace that was home to the Popes during the 14th century. The Palais des Papes is one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in all of Europe. Our guide will describe the fascinating story of its life here in the heart of Avignon.

Following the tour of the palace, we'll continue our walk through the historic center of town.

We return to the hotel afterwards for the balance of the day at leisure, to explore or relax before tonight's welcome dinner.

 

St. Benezet Bridge
"On the Bridge at Avignon..."

Sur le Pont d'Avignon ~ The construction and location of the medieval St. Bénezet Bridge was inspired by a shepherd's religious vision. Explore Avignon and discover all that she has to offer. 

 
Story Way®  Dining: 
Enjoy a welcome dinner in the heart of Avignon tonight with your Tour Captain. 

Accommodation in the Heart of Avignon, 3 Nights
Deluxe Hotels include Hotel d'Europe, Hotel La Mirande, Hotel L'Horologe or Similar.
Classic Hotels include Hotel Kyriad or Similar.

 
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"unspeakably imposing, and nothing could well be more Roman."
—  Novelist Henry James, 1884


Day 5: Day of Provencal Discovery

 

Pont-du-Gard, Chateauneuf-du-Pape – A magnificent day of discovery and tastes!

Sightseeing Immersion Experience 
After breakfast, we make our way to one of the most well-preserved aqueduct "bridges" in the entire world. Pont du Gard, crosses the Gardon River near the village of Vers-Pont-du-Gard. It is part of the 31 mile Nimes aqueduct which was constructed during the first century AD to carry water from a spring near Uzes to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nimes).

After the collapse of the Roman Empire the aqueduct fell into disuse but remained largely intact due to its important location serving as a toll bridge. This true treasure of France is a picturesque and enduring symbol of the strength the Roman Empire had throughout the world.

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE

Begin your journey into Chateauneuf-du-Pape located just north of Avignon for an exploration of this beautiful region. It is located in the Vaucluse "department" in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is both a village and an area of land that features a ruined medieval castle set atop the village. The castle was built in the 14th century for Pope John XXII, the second of the popes who resided in Avignon. The commune is famous for the production of red wine and almost all the cultivable land is planted with grapevines.








Story Exclusive®
Today we take in all that is the region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape with wine tastings and morsels to delight your palate.

We return to our hotel late afternoon for balance of the day free. Enjoy an optional dinner tonight with the Tour Captain in Avignon or explore at leisure. 

 
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Day 6: Treasure of France: Les Beaux

 

City: Les Beaux de Provence
Region: Provence-Alpes-Cõte d'Azur

The Story today is all about this quaint village in Provence.

The village of Les Beaux de Provence is the epitome of spectacular scenery. Located south of Avignon on a rocky outcrop in the middle of the Alpilles mountain range, the village boasts a spectacular view of the valley. The ruin of a castle makes up much of the village, and with a population of around 400 the village is filled with more picturesque ruins of houses. The castle ruins provide a great opportunity to see the enormous siege engine demonstrations including a trebuchet.

We return to Avignon in the afternoon for time at your leisure.

Story Exclusive®: Tonight enjoy our special and included farewell to Avignon dinner which features an exclusive culinary dining experience in the heart of Provence. We enjoy great wine and dining while we learn some of the chef's secrets in our Story Exclusive® culinary experience. 



Don't like to cook? No worries, just sit back with wine in hand, relax and enjoy the fruit of the labor!
 Note: Tonight's special dining experience may be moved to one of the other evenings.

 
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Welcome to Paris
Day 7: "Paris is always a good idea – Audrey Hepburn


   Story Way® Dining: 
Join your Tour Captain for our included Welcome Dinner in Paris. 
   Story Exclusives®: Tonight, join in our Reception and Welcome from your Tour Captain.

This morning we board the high-speed TGV Train bound for the City of Lights and Love: Paris (remember your bags are portaged for you via our Magic Portage).

The Chunnel - Train

The journey on board the TGV has us arriving in Paris mid-day. We will make our way to our hotel upon arrival.

City: Paris
District: Ile-De-France

ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: Join your Tour Captain for our Orientation Walkabout on your arrival day in Paris. Find out where some of the major landmarks are located, ATM machines and other helpful sites and information as you orient to Paris. 

Story Exclusive®
Another surprise experience awaits you during our walkabout.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Light

PARISIAN WELCOME DINNER —  Oh the Ecstasy

Tonight, you will enjoy our included dining at a delightful and typical Parisian restaurant. It's fully authentic Parisian complete with excellent cuisine and premium wine. Paris welcomes us with a variety of regional culinary tastes, beverages and ample portions of fine local wines from around the city and the provinces.

Free-choice dining means you select what you'd like from the menu ~ the Tour Captain is available to help you interpret the menu. Your Tour Captain will provide the appetizers featuring regional cuisine and will select your wine for the evening ~ a variety of red and white wine from the regions in France.

Accommodation in the Heart of Paris, 3 Nights
Deluxe Hotels include Hotel d'Aubusson, Hotel Eduard VII, Hotel Montalembert Paris or Similar.
Classic Hotels include Hotel Louvre, Hotel Saint Anne or Similar.

  




 
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The Authentic Paris
Day 8: Panorama Paris ~ Of Architecture, History & Love

   Optional Dinner Tonight:  Tonight, join your Tour Captain for an optional dinner at a unique restaurant in Paris or explore on your own.

Today, the Story is all about walking the streets of Paris and discovering her treasures.

We set out on our sightseeing immersion tour along with our Expert Local Guide. At times, we'll utilize our comfortable vehicle but mostly we'll use our preferred method of exploring Paris: walking. 

 

Paris

 

The architectural wonders are many in Paris with a visit to the Cathedral of Notre Dame, views of the Louvre, the Seine River and the list goes on as we walk and explore the city of lights and love.

Story Way®: Slow Travel
In addition to our Slow Travel approach to exploring Paris by walking. We will enjoy a historical narrative as we learn about the City of Light and Love, Paris.

Our sightseeing immersion experience will include:

  • Visit to Pont Neuf and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame
  • Admission and tour of Sainte-Chapelle
  • See the amazing Seine River
  • Views of the Place des la Bastille
  • Views of the Arc de Triopmphe
  • Walk through the Marai District including Place des Voges and the Jewish District
  • Walk by and view the Centre Pompidou and Les Halles
  • Walk along Rue Montorgueil - a wonderful street in the 1st arrondissement and 2nd arrondissement of Paris featuring restaurants, cafés, historic bakeries, fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops. It's a place for Parisians to socialize while doing their daily shopping.
  • Views of the Louvre and other major sites in Paris
  • Visit and walkabout to Sacre Coeur and delightful Montmartre

 

Then you have time at leisure to explore Paris. We return to our hotel for the balance of day at leisure.

Consider joining the Tour Captain tonight for an optional dining experience in Paris or explore at leisure.

Have you ever done the Moulin Rouge? Inquire about this amazing show.

Why Not Moulin? 
Tonight, why not take in an optional but spectacular VIP experience at the Moulin Rouge in Paris including round-trip transfer from the hotel.

CABARET MOULIN ROUGE - REVUE "FÉERIE" (VIP Privilege Access Pass, dinner and show)
Option: 7PM VIP Show with Prestige Dinner - $555 (430 Euro Per Person - prefer to not be in VIP? Inquire)
Option: 9PM VIP Show with Prestige Dinner - $273

VIP DINNER AND SHOW
Lights, music, on stage!
At nightfall, follow your maitre d’ by the little door of the VIP balcony (and avoid the line).

At the top of a private balcony (24 seats only), be our special guests in the effervescent spirit of a real Parisian party.
The stage is already set for the big night: champagne prestige bubbles, culinary creations, macarons’thrill, shimmering feathers, and… most of all, you.

Below the wings of the Moulin Rouge, our celebrated Féerie show will enchant you.

PS (but do not tell anyone): Do not forget your Moulin Rouge present as you leave.

or

CABARET MOULIN ROUGE - REVUE "FÉERIE" (VIP Privilege Access Pass, show only)
Includes Show with Drinks (1/2 Bottle Champagne and other drinks)
Option: 7PM VIP Show Only - $270
Option: 9PM VIP Show Only - $155

The VIP Privilege Access Pass includes:

  • Free Cloak room
  • Premium seating
  • One bottle of champagne per couple (1/2 bottle for individuals)
  • Macaroons
  • Gift
  • Performance of the show, Féerie

In the mood for something else? Inquire with us for other experiences or just explore tonight at leisure. 





Paris
Day 9: Treasures of Paris

   Included Dining Tonight:  Tonight, join your Tour Captain for a true Story Exclusive® experience for dinner at a unique restaurant in Paris and then a surprise after!

Enjoy included sightseeing to the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower — Note: If you've already done these venues then you may opt out with a refund —  just inquire.

Our Tour of the Eiffel Tower - The architectural wonders are many in Paris but if you've never been then a visit to the Eiffel Tower is essential. Our tour includes skip-the-line access, 1.5 hour guided tour of the 2nd floor, after the tour you may continue to the summit on your own. As you approach the tower, skip the long waiting lines and proceed by elevator directly to the second level. Look around the second floor, which includes panoramic maps of of Paris and a 1/50th scale model of the tower's original architecture. Enjoy views of famous landmarks like Les Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Notre Dame as you listen to your guide's engaging commentary. Once your guided tour has concluded, you may continue to explore on your own. Ascend a second elevator for access to the Eiffel Tower's summit, where you can get fantastic views from 1,063 feet. —  Prefer to opt out of the Eiffel Tower? You'll be refunded $89 per person.

Note: The Eiffel Tower Experience may operate on Day 8 or Day 9. See your Final Tour Brief for your included tour. Yes, you may opt out of the Eiffel Tower if you so desire for a refund — inquire with reservations.

Our Tour of the Musée du Louvre - Our Local Expert Giuide walks you to the Louvre entrance (pyramid) to begin your tour of this amazing museum. After entering the museum with skip-the-line access, our guide shows the top pieces of art, including Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, and Nike of Samothrace, as well as other works such as paintings by Delacroix, sculptures by Michelangelo, and The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David. In addition to artwork, you'll also have the chance to see valuable artifacts like the French crown jewels. At the end of the tour, you may stay at the museum as long as you wish to continue exploring independently. You may make your way back to the hotel at leisure. This tour runs about 2.5 hours. — Prefer to opt out of the Musée du Louvre? You'll be refunded $129 per person.

 

Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure until our special Story Exclusive® tonight.

Story Exclusive®: How do we effectively describe tonight's experience? Start with some homework and watch the film, Something's Gotta Give, starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Then, prepare yourself for a wonderful feast in a fascinating setting at Le Grand Colbert.

Le Grand Colbert Awaits

Story Way® Dining: Your consummate host is your Tour Captain for the included farewell to Paris dinner tonight at this magical venue. Hint: Watch Somethings Gotta Give to see this restaurant star on the big screen. We celebrate new friends and an amazing journey tonight!

Story Exclusive®: After dinner, your Tour Captain has more Story 'magic' as Paris continues to delight this evening. Later, we'll return to our hotel.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Light


Paris
Day 10: Au Revoir (Or add a day in Paris - see below)!

 

   Included Dining: Breakfast.

We admit: we want to make it hard for you to leave without adding this extra day in Paris! Just check with our reservations team and see how affordable one more night might just be!

Breakfast is included this morning. Opt for our departure transfer bound for the Paris CDG airport where you may connect to your flights (flights not included). Departure Transfer is $69 per person, 2 guest minimum.

Idea: Stay at Home in Paris Another Day!
Day 10: Exploring Paris

 

"Il n'y a que deux endroits au monde où l'on puisse vivre heureux: chez soi et à Paris."
There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris. ~ Hemingway



 

May we suggest extending your journey to include a day at leisure in Paris —  always a good idea – inquire with reservations!

And here's a great Optional Excursion to consider: Visit Claude Monet's estate at Giverny today. Delve into the creative mind of impressionist master Claude Monet on this our visit to beautiful Giverny. Take a day trip to Giverny to see the garden depicted in so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces. Tour the artist’s former home, now a museum, and explore his beautiful gardens at your leisure — the water lily garden is particularly famous. Visit the nearby Musée des Impressionnismes to see more great works from the Impressionists. This half-day, small-group tour from Paris is unguided, which means you get to see Giverny’s attractions at your own pace. Pickup and drop-off from your central Paris hotel is included. Prefer to add a Guide? Just inquire for pricing. 

Why Not Moulin? 
Tonight, why not take in an optional but spectacular VIP experience at the Moulin Rouge in Paris including round-trip transfer from the hotel.

CABARET MOULIN ROUGE - REVUE "FÉERIE" (VIP Privilege Access Pass, dinner and show)
Option: 7PM VIP Show with Prestige Dinner - $555 (430 Euro Per Person - prefer to not be in VIP? Inquire)
Option: 9PM VIP Show with Prestige Dinner - $273

VIP DINNER AND SHOW
Lights, music, on stage!
At nightfall, follow your maitre d’ by the little door of the VIP balcony (and avoid the line).

At the top of a private balcony (24 seats only), be our special guests in the effervescent spirit of a real Parisian party.
The stage is already set for the big night: champagne prestige bubbles, culinary creations, macarons’thrill, shimmering feathers, and… most of all, you.

Below the wings of the Moulin Rouge, our celebrated Féerie show will enchant you.

PS (but do not tell anyone): Do not forget your Moulin Rouge present as you leave.

or

CABARET MOULIN ROUGE - REVUE "FÉERIE" (VIP Privilege Access Pass, show only)
Includes Show with Drinks (1/2 Bottle Champagne and other drinks)
Option: 7PM VIP Show Only - $270
Option: 9PM VIP Show Only - $155

The VIP Privilege Access Pass includes:

  • Free Cloak room
  • Premium seating
  • One bottle of champagne per couple (1/2 bottle for individuals)
  • Macaroons
  • Gift
  • Performance of the show, Féerie



Do you want to visit the Palace of Versailles? Easy to do! Inquire with us for this excursion.

 
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Heart of City Hotels mean your experience is like none other in the travel industry.

There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story's Heart of City hotels. No taxis or shuttles required when you're in the historical heart of the cities and villages.

Our style of touring and our quality hotels make all the difference:

Deluxe, featuring all Story Exclusives® and inclusions per itinerary along with 4- and 5-Star hotels with all of the amenities including a full, hot American breakfast, air-conditioning (in season), and private ensuite bathrooms.

Classic, featuring select Story Exclusives® and inclusions along with 3- and some 4-Star hotels with continental breakfast, air-conditioning (in season) and private ensuite bathrooms with showers.

Remember, availability in tour hotels may be affected based on seasonal demand. Alternate hotel properties of equal quality will be used when the following hotels are not available.

 

Story Hotels on the French Riviera Hotels - 2 Nights

Story Hotels in the Heart of Avignon - 3 Nights

Story Hotels in the Heart of Paris - 3 Nights

 




Treasures of France Tour

A true small group of 16 travelers on one of our most requested itineraries discovering the real treasures of France.
  • Enjoy a True Small Group Tour. 
    No waiting on big groups or big buses.
  • Hotels in the heart of the cities and towns
    Not on the outskirts of town so no shuttles or special transfers needed.
  • We Never Upsell while On Tour.
    See any of the mainstream tour operator itineraries and you will see very quickly how their "tour directors" make extra revenue.

COTE D'AZUR FEATURES

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star Classic Hotels
  • Story Way® Dining Welcome Dinner: Dining in unique, off-the-beaten-path restaurants.
  • Story Exclusive® Aperitif on the Sea
  • Sightseeing Walking Tour of St. Paul de Vence
  • Eze: Amazing Village on the Riviera
  • French Riviera Exploration

PROVENCE FEATURES

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star Classic Hotels
  • Story Way® Dining Welcome Dinner: Dining in unique, off-the-beaten-path restaurants.
  • Sightseeing immersion tour of Palais des Papes in Avignon
  • Pont du Gard sightseeing immersion walk
  • Story Exclusive® Wine-tasting with Chef-prepared small plates for included lunch at Chateauneuf-du-Pape Estate
  • Story Exclusives®: Stunning and delicious Underground Avignon Chef-Prepared & Hosted Culinary Experience
  • Sightseeing immersion to Les Beaux
    • Olive Oil Experience

PARIS FEATURES

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star Classic Hotels
  • Story Exclusives®: Welcome Aperitif
  • Story Way® Dining Exclusive Farewell Dinner at Le Grand Colbert
  • Sightseeing Immersion Walk
  • Visit to Pont Neuf and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame
  • Admission and tour of Sainte-Chapelle
  • See the amazing Seine River
  • Views of the Place des la Bastille
  • Walk through the Marai District including Place des Voges and the Jewish District
  • Walk by and view the Centre Pompidou and Les Halles
  • Walk along Rue Montorgueil - a wonderful street in the 1st arrondissement and 2nd arrondissement of Paris featuring restaurants, cafés, historic bakeries, fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops. It's a place for Parisians to socialize while doing their daily shopping.
  • Views of the Louvre and other major sites in Paris
  • Visit and walkabout to delightful Montmartre

Enjoy small group touring from 6 to 16 guests. 

Deluxe Hotels: Enjoy 4- and 5-Star luxury hotel properties with everything you would expect in a deluxe hotel. Full, hot American breakfast, air-conditioned guest rooms with private bathrooms ensuite.

Classic Hotels: Enjoy 3- and 4-Star Classic hotel properties with continental breakfast, air-conditioning (during season), and private bathroom with shower ensuite.

  • Dining the Story Way®  feature unique restaurants (not buffets at the hotels) with premium beverages included.
  • Services of professional Tour Director called a Tour Captain
    The Tour Captain serves as your host throughout the trip to ensure everything goes according to the journey's plan.
  • Services of Professional, Local Tour Guides
    We use professional, certified guides for our sightseeing at select venues and sites throughout the European Tour.

    Story's Treasures of France Tour presents this epic European Tour Package. Story's European Tours are among the most popular ways to vacation in Europe.

TOUR CONDITIONS:

Services of a full-time, experienced guide and professional Tour Captain.

SIGHTSEEING
Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary via private transportation with experienced, local driver. Admission & entrance fees to all sightseeing as detailed per itinerary.

DAILY BREAKFAST, SOME LUNCHES AND DINNERS
Full, hot breakfast daily in deluxe. Lunches and dinner included per itinerary.  

INTERNAL TRANSPORTATION
Arrival and departure airport/hotel transfers are not included for all styles of touring.

PORTAGE - Please read.
Portage (one suitcase per person) and all tipping (driver, restaurant, hotel and guide staff) included. Extra bag portaged for $USD150 per bag. Story luggage tags upon arrival at first hotel. Budget style does not include hotel portage. Budget guests are responsible for movement of their bags (including suitcases and carry-ons and other bags) to and from the drop-off and pick-up points as per detailed in the final documents' itinerary.

SOLO TRAVELERS 
Single Supplement applies. See Dates & Rates Tab.

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

PASSPORTS & VISAS
Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs regulations. PASSPORTS: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS
Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded room with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and at an additional cost (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge).

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES
All departure, tourist and accommodation taxes are included unless otherwise stated. 

Airfare is not included but it can be quoted here. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of your small group Italy tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if Story Land & Sea® made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your land tour vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

Travel Protection is not included. Story Land and Sea® recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. A Protection Plan can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For more information on available plans or to enroll, go to travelexinsurance.com or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9297 and reference location number 06-0051.


 

Treasures of France Tour

 

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2019 Small Group Tour Prices

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

Published Date Deluxe Hotels Classic Hotels
Departures in May 2019
May 12
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in June 2019
June 16
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in July 2019
June 30
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in September 2019
Sep 15
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in October 2019
Oct 6
$7,579 $6,579
2020 Small Group Tour Prices

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

Published Date Deluxe Hotels Classic Hotels
Departures in May 2020
May 17
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in June 2020
June 14
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in July 2020
June 14
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in September 2020
Sep 13
$7,579 $6,579
Departures in October 2020
Oct 4
$7,579 $6,579

 

 


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