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Travel Package of France for 12 Night and 13 Days
Duration : 12 Nights and 13 Days
Destination : Chamonix , Lake Annecy , Lyon , Nice , Paris
Tour Id : JTB118
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Day 01:     Arrive Chamonix
Arrive at the village of Chamonix which is famous for its Mont Blanc. Check in and relax. The rest of the
day  is  free for  you  to enjoy all  this  delightful village  has to  offer  you.  Overnight  at  hotel in  Chamonix.

Day 02:     Chamonix

After breakfast, we take  an excursion from Chamonix by Montenvers train  ,  this famous rack  and  pinion
railway  brings  you  to  the  Montenvers  site  at 1913  m.  An  imposing  panorama of  the Mer  de  Glace  for a visit  to  the Ice  Grotto.  The  Mer  de  Glace, which  means  Sea of Ice, is  a  glacier  located on  the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the Alps.  Afternoon, we proceed for an excursion up the Aiguille du Midi, from the centre of Chamonix at  1035 m, the Aiguille du  Midi cable  car carries you  to  3842 m into the realm of high mountain peaks. A unique 360 degree panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain awaits you by cable  car from  where you  can  get  spectacular aerial  views  of  the  village  and the surrounding mountain ranges. Overnight at hotel in Chamonix.

Day 03:    Chamonix – Lake Annecy

After breakfast,  we  proceed  to Lake  Annecy, The 12th century old town of  Annecy,  with its picturesque canals,  buzzing  shops and  restaurants  is  also  known as the Venice  of the Alps. Lake Annecy  claims the title  of France's most beautiful lake.  It is the second largest lake in France. Arrive   in Annecy, after chec in at the hotel, walk  around the old city of Annecy and discover  Le Palais  De l Ile  (the mediaval prison – 12th  century)  presents  one  of  the  most  unusual  architecture  in  France,  today  converted  in  museum  and exposition hall Le Château & La Cathedral St Pierre (12th & 16th century) – a mix of Renaissance gothic style, the  small roads on  the  bank of  the  river,  arcade  houses,  shops and outdoor market,   Lovers  Bridge and enjoy the cruise on the Lake Annecy (duration -1 hr). Overnight at the hotel in lake Annecy.

Day 04:    Lake Annecy - Lyon

After breakfast, its time to make your way  to the train  station and board the train to the UNESCO World
heritage city of Lyon. Upon  arrival, please make your  way to the  hotel and check in. The evening is  free
for you. At nightfall,  Lyon is illuminated  with  a thousand lights!  100,000 projectors illuminate 300  sites
to truly highlight the city s heritage and create an enchanting backdrop for night-birds. At the heart of the
city,  life  does  not  stop  at  nightfall  for  those  who  are  caught  up  in  the  whirl  of  Lyon s  nightlife.  Lyon holds the number 2 place among French cities for its nightlife! Overnight in Lyon.

Day 05:     Lyon

After breakfast, explore the  city   With the  Lyon city  card,  which  enable  you to enjoy  unlimited access to all  the public transit in the  city, free entrance  to  over 20  museums  and temporary  exhibitions  and  lots of shopping discounts. Take a free ride with Lyon city tours accompanied by professional guides from Lyon
Tourism & Conventions and relax on one of Lyon city boats - daily cruises on the Saône and Rhône – the
best  way  to  experience  the  city –  Take  the  funicular  to  reach  the  top  of  the  Fourvière  hill.  Once  there, visitors can capture the spectacular panoramic views of France s second major city. So be sure to visit the basilica. Located nearby are the old Fourvière roman theatres which you can go and visit for no admission fee.    At  the  bottom  of  the  hill  there  is the  old  Renaissance  area  of  Vieux Lyon,  which  goes  from  Saint George s right up to Saint Paul, so be sure to visit Saint Jean Cathedral while discovering the area. Make your  way  through  the  traboules  (silk  workers  passageways)  while  you  admire  the  magnificent  interior courtyards,  wells and spiralling staircases. Cross the footbridge  across the Saône river to reach the Palais  de Justice.  Walk  around the Presqu île,  from  Place Bellec our  up to Place  Terreaux  passing „Carré d

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Along  the  way  for  a  luxury  shopping  venture.  The  city s  leading  buildings  are  found  throughout  the
Presqu île  area  including  Ainay  abbey,  Hôtel  Dieu,  Célestins  Theatre,  Printing  museum,  Beaux  Arts
gallery,  St  Nizier  church,  Hôtel  de  Ville  and  the  Opera  house  amongst  others  -  Few  of  our
recommendation is   City Aventure and Fourvière  Aventures acrobatic parks, Grand Lyon Aquarium  -  the
large  safari  parks  and  zoos,  and  the  Domaine de  Lacroix  -  Laval  park  are  areas particularly  for  family. Overnight in Lyon

Day 06:    Lyon

After breakfast, explore the street of Lyon for shopping. This simple pleasure is deeply rooted in the Lyon
lifestyle.  There  are  several  areas  to  choose  from,  no  matter  what  you  may  be  looking  for  Luxury,  high street  fashion,  exclusive  and  original  creations  of  up  and  coming  designers,  antique  or  modern  items, furnishings, silk, all is offered! area of Le Carré d Or, which is home to over 70 different designer labels. Be sure to go to rue Edouard Herriot, where you will see luxurious boutiques such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermès,  Mont  Blanc,  Escada,  Cartier  .  The  area  between  rue  Victor  Hugo  and  rue  de  la  République serves  as  one  of  Europe s  largest  commercial  and  pedestrian  zones  or  Excursion  from  Lyon  to  the Beaujolais  vineyards :  the  land  of  Golden  Stones  and  the  Wine  Road.  Discover  the  charming  villages: Gleize, Bagnols, Chessy les mines and Oingt..Stop and visit the cloister of Salles  Arbuissonnas (12th and 14th century). Learn all about wine in the Wine Museum in Romaneche Thorins . Discover the wine Road Saint Amour, Julienas, Moulin à vent,  Chenas, Chiroubles, Morgon… A wine grower will take  you on a guided tour of his wine cellar and offer you a wine -tasting session. Return to Lyon, Overnight at the Hotel in Lyon.

Day 07:     Lyon – Nice

After  breakfast , we proceed to  the   train station to board the train taking you  to the capital  of the French
Riviera, “Nice”  . Arrive,  make your own way to the hotel, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free to
explore on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Nice.

Day 08:     Nice

After breakfast,  we proceed for full day excursion of French Riviera  -  the tour begins  with the village of
Eze,    visit  the  artisan  shops  delight in  the  medieval  ambiance  of  this  picturesque  hillside  town,  enjoy  a guided  visit  to  the  Fragonard  Perfumery  to  discover  the  secrets  of  some  of  the  world's  best  perfume! continue  to  Monaco,  resting  high  upon  the  rocks,  some  200  feet  above  the  French  Riviera.  On  arrival, walk the town's narrow streets and witness the changing of the Palace Guard at the Prince's Palace, before visiting  the  Neo-Romanesque  cathedral  Cathedral  where  Princess  Grace  is  buried,  the  Palace  and for  a drive along the Formula One race circuit.  Of  course any  Monaco tour  would  not  be  complete  without  a stroll  around  Monte-Carlo  with  its  Casino,  superb  hotels  and  beautiful  gardens.  and  its  Princess  Grace Memorial, continue to Nice. Overnight at the hotel in Nice.

Day 09:     Nice

After  breakfast,   we recommend you make your way  to the  Promenade  des Anglais  to  board the Tourist train  which  takes you through  the the old  town and long  stone wall  along the port, flower market, Castle Hill  Park. Here  you  will  have  time  to  walk  the  narrow  streets  and  see  the  Port  Vauban,  the  largest pleasure port in the French Mediterranean. Afternoon sugest to take an optional tour of Cannes - covering - Cap d'Antibes, along  the  coast  enroute to Cannes. On arrival, enjoy a drive along the flashy Boulevard de la Croisette to see the famous Film Festival Centre. Overnight at the hotel in Nice.
 
Day 10:      Nice – Paris
It is time to head to the train station to board the TGV to Paris this morning. You are in the fashion capital
of  the  world!  Upon  arrival  make  your  way  to  the hotel.  Check  in and  relax.  Later  in  the  evening  at  an optional  cost  -  reach  Quai  De  La  Bourdonnais,  where  you  will  board  a  Bateaux  Parisiens  vessel  for  a delightful one-hour Seine River cruise. Enjoy  commentary detailing the many historic bridges of Paris as you  cruise.  When  the  cruise  terminates,  visit  the  Eiffel  Tower  and  enjoy  a  panoramic  view of  France's unforgettable  capital.  Your  guide  will  point  out  the  principal  landmarks  of  the  city  from  the  Tower's second  floor  observatory.  At  the end  of the  tour  you  may  choose  to  explore  the  city  on  your  own boat cruise along the Seine and take in Paris by night, Overnight at the hotel  in Paris.

Day 11:    Paris

After breakfast, Paris Tour Cityrama -  Discover the beauty of Paris from the comfort of a double-decker
coach. See the principal  landmarks of  this fashionable city, beginning with  the  Place  des Pyramides  and
continuing to the Opéra, Place Vendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arc de Triomphe,
Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church
and the Hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Overnight at the Hotel in Paris.

Day 12:    Paris

After breakfast, explore Paris at your own pace with the Paris one-day Hop On & Hop Off pass - visit the
Montparnasse  Tower,  visit  Grevin  Museum,  Cineaqua  are  some  of  the  must  visit  attractions  in
Paris(entrance not included), later this  afternoon you  could spend time  at any of the great shopping malls
like the Printemps or the Galleries Lafayette for the best lifestyle products that they have to offer. Evening
you  can enjoy the  dinner show at the Lido or Moulin Rouge at an optional rate.  Overnight  at the hotel in
Paris.

Day 13:    Return Home

After breakfast, check out of the hotel for your flight back home.

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