Last Days of Summer in France

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September 17, 2019
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“France has the only two things towards which we drift as we get older – intelligence and manners.”  
 — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tour Details
Last Days of Summer in France
Paris    Lyon  •  Provence    Marseille
12 days 11 nights from $8500 Limited to 20 Travelers October 06-17, 2019

Join and discover France from north to south: Experience the glamour of Paris, the culinary delights of Lyon, the charm of Provence, the artistic and luminescent extravaganza of the Carrières de Lumières, the mystery of Marseille, the azure beauty of Cassis, and time to relax on the Grande Terrasse of Marseille’s spectacular Hôtel Dieu.

Your journey includes 5-star luxury and historically important hotels, delectable dining, deluxe motor coaches, private guided explorations, and personal attention that all make a once-in-a-lifetime journey through France.

Reserve your journey to France now and celebrate the last days of summer in style!

Included meals:

 All Breakfasts 6 of 11 Lunches 10 of 11 Dinners

Journey Price Includes

  • Personal Concierge-Level will attend to your every need on your journey.
  • $50 Comfort believes in the glamour of travel — so have a glass of champagne on us!
  • 8 Nights in a Luxury / 5-Star Hotel only chooses 5-star luxury hotels with charm and history.
  • All Transportation in Destination chooses only the best, safest, and most comfortable transportation.
  • All Tours, Guides, and Entry journeys include private tours with professional, licensed guides.
  • All covers all gratuities on your journey. (Though you're free to give more if you choose to those who shine!)
  • Breakfast Plus Lunch or Dinner Each journeys include breakfast each morning plus lunch and/or dinner.
  • 3 Cocktails Per Day (Minimum) journeys include a least 1 cocktail and 2 glasses of wine a day.

Journey Extras

  • The intelli.tour Welcome journeys begin with an elegant dinner of local delicacies.
  • Mid-trip Laundry and journeys include mid-trip laundry and dry-cleaning services.
  • The Journey includes a mobile app to keep you up-to-date and connected before and during your journey.
  • Hands-free handles your baggage every single step of the way.
  • After-dinner CocktailsJoin your Intelligence Officer each evening for a nightcap on us!
  • Unexpected journeys include local delicacies and treats on us while you tour!
  • Breakfast in offers you the option of room-service breakfast on select days.
  • The Farewell journeys end with an elegant farewell dinner with local specialties.

Journey Price Excludes

  • Passport and/or Visa recommends that your passport have 6-months' validity from your return date. U.S. passport holders do not require visas.
  • Travel Protection recommends that you consider a travel protection plan.
  • Additional Food and journeys include all food and beverages per the itinerary.
  • Souvenirs and Personal does not cover all the great souvenirs you'll buy or any personal purchases.
  • Internet, Data-Roaming & Telecommunications suggests that you verify your international mobile coverage. Complimentary Wi-Fi in all hotels.
  • International journeys do not include international airfare.

Day 1Welcome to Paris!

Once you’ve cleared customs and immigration you’ll find your chauffeur waiting to whisk you into Paris and to the InterContinental Le Grand — your home during your stay in Paris!

Today’s highlights:

• Meet your Intelligence Officer.
• Breakfast and/or lunch at the hotel depending on your arrival time.
• Mid-afternoon and late-afternoon Discovery Walks.
• Welcome Dinner at the famous Café de la Paix.
• After-dinner Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2A Lasting Impression thinks mornings — especially after long flights — should be relaxing. So enjoy a leisurely start in your luxurious accommodations.

You may choose to either enjoy a Parisian continental breakfast brought to your room or experience the sumptuous buffet breakfast in the splendor of the legendary Café de la Paix.

Today’s highlights:

• A private guided visit to the Musée d’Orsay.
• A 3-course lunch at the spectacular restaurant in the Musée d’Orsay.
• An Discovery Walk of one of the famous neighborhoods of Paris.
• Dinner will be at one of our local favorites spots in the vicinity of the hotel.
• After-dinner Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3A Palace Fit for a Queen

After this morning’s breakfast, we make it all about royalty with a visit to the Château de Versailles.

Today’s highlights:

• A private tour of the incomparable Châteaux de Versailles.
• Lunch is on your own at Versailles — your Intelligence Officer can suggest the perfect place.
• An afternoon Discovery Walk of the famous Saint-Germain-des Prés.
• Tonight’s Easter dinner takes place at a very special spot. (It’s a secret!)
• After-dinner Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4The Lady with the Mythic Smile

Today, after breakfast, we will visit the Musée du Louvre, the world’s largest art museum.

Today’s highlights:

• A private guided tour of the Musée du Louvre.
• Lunch is on your own at the Musée du Louvre — ask your Intelligence Officer for suggestions.
• An Discovery Walk of another legendary neighborhood of Paris.
• A little late-afternoon rest & relaxation at the hotel — because tonight will be a late one.
• Pre-dinner cocktails at the hotel bar.
• Au Revoir Paris dinner cruise along the Seine.
• Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5Don't Be Blue

Relax a little this morning because last night was a late one!

We suggest a light breakfast this morning because before departure for Lyon we’ll lunch at one of the world’s most opulent dining rooms — Le Train Bleu in the Gare de Lyon.

Today’s highlights:

• 4-course lunch at the magnificent Train Bleu.
• 1st-class high-speed TGV to Marseille.
• Champagne and cocktails on board the train.
• Check-in at the InterContinental Hôtel Dieu Lyon.
• Dinner is a credit to your hotel account for you to choose where you wish to dine.
• Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Ooh La La Lyon!

Today enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the new 5-Star InterContinental Hôtel Dieu Lyon in advance of and exciting Discovery Walk and Exploration of Lyon including Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse with a delicious traditional Lyonnaise lunch in this grand city billed as France’s gastronomic capital.

Today’s highlights:

• Discover Lyon tour.
• Multi-course lunch at a Lyon “bouchon” restaurant.
• Dinner tonight is on your own with plenty of options in and near the hotel complex.
• Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7Lyon Redux

Today is all about food! You’re in France’s gastronomic capital, after all. A light continental breakfast in your room is good way to start this culinary extravaganza.

Today’s highlights:

• Private guided tour of Lyon’s famous gourmet market Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.
• Lunch at the market along the way with tasty samples of almost everything you see!
• Small group purchases of food items for the Potluck Dinner.
• Macaron-making class or a leisurely afternoon to explore Lyon, shop, or relax.
• The Potluck Dinner — where you’ll also learn how to make the perfect crepe.
• Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Market Purchases, Dinner

Day 8The Beauty of Provence

Today after breakfast we continue our journey south on the TGV toward the Mediterranean and Marseille with a stop in Aix-en-Provence, a classic Provençal town and home to Cézanne.

Today’s highlights:

• 1st-class TGV high-speed train to Aix-en-Provence.
• Discovery Walk of Aix-en-Provence.
• Visit Paul Cézanne’s art studio.
• Lunch is on your own, with your Intelligence Officer on hand for suggestions.
• Check-in at the 5-star InterContinental Hôtel Dieu Marseille.
• Dinner at the hotel via credit to your account.
• Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Snacks on TGV, Dinner

Day 9Under the Mediterranean Sun

Today, enjoy a leisurely morning. This is your day to relax and savor Marseille and the luxuries of the Hôtel Dieu Marseille. We suggest you enjoy a nice breakfast on the hotel’s grand terrace with its spectacular views.

Today’s schedule is up to you. You’ll have a Museum Pass for entry to some truly amazing museums. In addition, we’ll offer the following options:

• An Discovery Walk of the Panier — Marseille’s fascinating historic district.
• Lunch is on your own, with your Intelligence Officer on hand for advice and guidance.
• An Discovery Walk of the exotic Noailles market — shop for spices and colorful fabrics and ceramics.
• Dinner tonight is at a welcoming and authentic Algerian restaurant — enjoy the best couscous you’ve ever tasted!
• Nightcap at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10Following in Van Gogh's Footsteps

Today, after breakfast, you will discover Provence! This is a good day to order a continental breakfast to you room.

Today’s highlights:

• Discovery Walk of Arles — see a Roman amphitheater, circa 90 C.E., and sites that inspired Van Gogh masterpieces.
• Lunch in Arles.
• Les Baux de Provence — considered Provence’s most charming hillside village.
• Le Carrières de Lumières — a don’t-miss immersive art and light spectacle set in a former quarry.
• Dinner tonight in the charming Panier district.
• Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11It Doesn't Get More Picturesque than This!

Today you’ll explore one of the gems of the French Mediterranean coast — the picturesque seaside town of Cassis.

Today’s highlights:

• Discovery Walk of Cassis.
• Cape Canaille — a breath-taking visit to France’s highest sea cliff (weather permitting).
• Wine tasting and vineyard tour.
• Calanques boat tour — cruise the fjord-like hidden coves below dramatic sea cliffs.
• Lunch on your own with beautiful views of the Mediterranean.
• Visit to Palais Longchamp and its spectacular fountains on your return to Marseille.
• Gala Farewell Dinner.
• Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12Au revoir France!

Today your chauffeur will transfer you the airport for your journey home. Depending on the time of your flight, we invite you to enjoy breakfast in the hotel.


At we believe that where you stay is as important as what you see!

In Paris you’ll call the InterContinental Le Grand Paris home. This 5-star hotel was inaugurated by Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, and officially opened on June 30, 1862. The hotel’s construction was part of the complete reconstruction of Paris supervised by Baron Haussmann.

The InterContinental Hôtel Dieu Lyon will take your breath away — and that’s before you even enter beneath its soaring dome. This magnificent building, which for many years served as a hospital, has been meticulously restored and staffed to provide the highest levels of comfort and service.

Marseille is a city of views and the InterContinental Hôtel Dieu Marseille commands one of the most spectacular of views in addition to being at the vital center of France’s second-largest city. The hotel’s terrace offers magnificent views — as well as the perfect setting for sipping a pastis, the local aperitif of choice.

Come join us on an journey to France and experience these unforgettable hotels.