France holidays & tours
Seemingly familiar, yet always alluring: France is one of those countries that keeps tugging at our sleeves to visit. Somehow, it’s hard for any traveller to miss this romantic land off their list of must-see destinations.
Our France tours reveal why: this is a land of endless treasures and pleasures. From its elegant cuisine and buzzing pavement cafes to its iconic monuments, vineyard-coated hills and historic towns, its attractions are constant, countless and captivating.
Highlights of our tours in France
We’ve crafted our France holidays to encompass every taste, theme and mode of travel, from holidays in France by Eurostar to serene river cruises and multi-centre tours and even Mediterranean cruises that stop in the south of France.
At the heart of our tours of France is Paris. Nicknamed the ‘City of Lights’ this unutterably romantic capital is a sightseer’s dream, with its splendid Eiffel Tower, brooding Notre Dame, imperious Arc de Triomphe and bohemian Montmartre quarter, all imbued with inimitable Parisian joie de vivre.
Naturally, our tours in France also venture beyond Paris, unveiling many of the country’s distinctive regions, each with their own personality, landscapes and cultural heritage. Wonder at the sunflower meadows and honey-stoned towns of Provence, including Avignon and Arles, the latter once home to Van Gogh. Dive into picturesque northern France, visiting Monet’s house at Giverny and admiring the wondrous Gothic cathedral at Chartres. Or explore Bordeaux’s wine country, perhaps tracing the fabled Chateaux Route through vine-covered hills. Whether you’re flying to France or travelling by Eurostar, these France holidays offer perfect introductions to the places that most inspire you.
River cruises also feature highly in our escorted tours of France. Sail the romantic Seine, visiting medieval Rouen and perhaps the pastel-painted port of Honfleur. Glide along the tranquil Rhône to the Burgundy wine town of Beaune, perhaps branching out to see the wild Camargue. Or cruise the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers to stately Bordeaux and cobbled St. Emilion.
You can also enjoy time in France as part of our wider European tours and Mediterranean cruises. Combine our France holidays with the great cities of Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. Explore Marseilles or the ritzy French Riviera on cruises that also visit Barcelona, Rome, Florence, Naples, Sicily and Tunis – the choice is endless and the destinations enchanting.
Take a closer look at our tours of France here.