|Departing||May - October 2014|
* Price shown: 02 May 2014 - MGR
A treat for art lovers and gardeners
Giverny, former home of the Impressionist Claude Monet, is renowned for its stunning gardens. Replanted to his original designs, they include the lily-pond, the subject of many of his paintings. Discover their beauty, and explore Paris - the "city of light" - on our wonderful four-day break.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we head to France via a cross-Channel ferry or through the Channel Tunnel, arriving at our hotel in the evening.
Travel along the Seine Valley to Giverny, once home to France's most famous artist. Monet's house, with its attractive pink facade, has been restored to its original beauty. Wander the garden paths before enjoying lunch in Giverny (payable locally), visiting its galleries and shops, or stopping at the village church, where Monet is buried.
Later we'll return to Paris. Join our optional excursion to old Montmartre, the artists' quarter. Wander the cobbled streets around the Place du Tertre, take in the sights, and perhaps climb the hill up to Sacre Coeur to take in the views.
Transfer into the centre of Paris to explore at your leisure, or join our half-day optional excursion to Fontainebleau. Discover its magnificent chateau, and visit pretty Barbizon, village haunt of Impressionists Rousseau and Millet.
This evening, bid "au revoir" to Paris on a final optional excursion to the fascinating, cafe-lined streets of the Latin Quarter, and board the famous Bateau Mouche for a romantic cruise along the Seine past all the major sights.
This morning we begin our journey home, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach).
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately ten days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.