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Provence by rail
This is only part of the truth, it is also a region that boasts some of the best preserved Roman sights in the world, beautiful cities with world class museums, galleries and restaurants, stunning scenery including rich vineyards and fragrant olive and peach groves.
- Return rail travel on Eurostar and TGV from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet via Lille to Avignon.
- 6 nights' accommodation on room and breakfast basis at 3 star Hotel Bristol, based on shared occupancy of a twin room with private facilities.
- Full coach touring programme as detailed in the itinerary conducted by experienced tour manager
- Tour manager/guide throughout
NB: All groups are confirmed at the Bristol Hotel with upgrades available at the 4-star Avignon Grand Hotel
- Holiday insurance
- Single room supplement
- Standard Premier/1st Class upgrade on Eurostar/TGV. On Eurostar this constitutes upgraded seating and light meal with complimentary drink with upgraded seating only on the French railway leg
- Avignon Grand Hotel Upgrade
- Meals other than those stated
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls
- Porterage and gratuities
PLEASE NOTE: As with most trains, passengers are responsible for carrying baggage onto and off the train. Baggage can be stored on overhead shelves or at the entrance to the carriages.Trollies are available at St Pancras and Lille, but bags do need to be carried on to the platform.
Travel Editions recommends a luggage delivery service called Carry My Luggage, where your suitcase can be picked up from your home before departure and delivered straight to your hotel; therefore removing the worry about carrying your cases onto and off the trains. Please click here for more information and a 20% discount exclusive to Travel Editions clients off the Carry My Luggage service.
PLEASE NOTE 2: Eurostar have changed their upgraded service from September 2010 from "Leisure Select" to a new service that they are branding as "Standard Premier." This service includes the upgraded seating on the train but now includes only a cold, light meal and a drink.
Day 2: Full day excursion to Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon.
Day 3: Morning excursion to Uzes and the Pont du Gard. Afternoon free.
Day 4:Full day to explore the beautiful and historic city of Avignon at your own leisure
Day 5: Full day excursion to Orange and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Day 6: Full day excursion to Arles, Baux-de-Provence and the Camargue.
Day 7: Travel by TGV from Avignon to Lille on the French Railway and onwards by Eurostar to Ebbsfleet or St Pancras
NB: Exact order of itinerary of Provence by rail may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.
Located on the main throughfare in central Avignon, the Bristol Hotel enjoys a superb location in the heart of the city. Facilities at this traditional 3-star hotel include bar and comfortable bedrooms with private bath/shower, TV and telephone. There is also a ground floor brasserie serving inexpensive meals throughout the day under separate management.
The superior 4-star Avignon Grand Hotel, is located directly opposite the old city walls and a 10 minute walk to the main square. All rooms are spacious with modern facilities. Unfortunately, the Avignon Grand does not offer a restaurant for individual guests but a room service menu is available as well as many excellent restaurants nearby. Please note that there is a supplement applicable to upgrade to the 4-star Avignon Grand.
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Brilliant! The itinerary was fantastic. We saw so much, yet we could roam freely without feeling rushed. Angela our guide was super, with practical advice when needed. Thank you.