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Auvergne by rail
This lovely tour, travelling by Eurostar and SNCF trains, is based in the town of Issoire, and visits many of the highlights of the region including Clermont Ferrand, the historic spa town of Vichy, Orcival, St Nectaire, and Puy-en-Velay.
- Return Eurostar and SNCF from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Clermont Ferrand via Paris including transfer in Paris
- 6 nights’ accommodation on dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Le Pariou Hotel, Issoire
- Transfers and full touring itinerary conducted by tour manager
- Tour manager throughout
- Holiday insurance
- Single room supplement
- Standard Premier/1st Class upgrade on Eurostar/TGV. On the Eurostar this constitutes upgraded seating and light meal with complimentary drink with upgraded seating only on the French railway leg
- Meals other than those stated
- 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 Paris, but bags do need to be carried on to the platform.
On arrival transfer to Issoire for check in to hotel for 6-night stay on dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Full day tour to Clermont Ferrand including the Puy de Dome rack railway and the medieval hilltop village of Montpeyroux, one of the "100 prettiest villages in France".
Day 3: Full day free in Issoire on market day.
Day 4: Full day tour to Puy-en-Velay and Brioude.
Day 5: Full day tour to Orcival, St Nectaire and Besse-en-Chandesse.
Day 6: Full day tour to Vichy and Thiers.
Day 7: Travel by SNCF from Clermont Ferrand to Paris and onwards by Eurostar to Ebbsfleet or St Pancras.
NB: Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.
The 3-star Le Pariou Hotel based in the charming town of Issoire offers air-conditioned, comfortable bedrooms with private bath/shower, TV, telephone, minibar and hairdryer. The hotel also has a restaurant "Le Jardin", bar, lounge area, sun terrace, garden and outdoor swimming pool (seasonally heated).
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A lovely holiday with a caring informative tour guide. What more could you want?
great holiday, thanks. especially liked the tour manager, who, unusually in my experience, has a lovely restful voice for the commentary, and managed (on the whole) to be relevant and interesting.