Paris and French Countryside – Tour 2A (18 Days)

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Paris, France to Civitavecchia, Italy
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Paris, France

Arrive in spectacular Paris, France, and enjoy a seamless transfer by motorcoach to your comfortable hotel accommodations. Meet your tour director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at one of Parisian lively restaurants and enjoy an orientation drive to get a first impression of the "City of Light". (D)

Paris, France

Wake up and satisfy your appetite with breakfast on us, then embark on a guided morning tour of Paris. Catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and the renowned Champs-Élysées. Your tour also includes a visit to the legendary Notre Dame Cathedral. The remainder of your afternoon and evening are yours to do as you please, whether you would like to explore more of Paris or simply rest your feet for another memorable day ahead. (B)

Paris, France
Versailles, France
Paris, France

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before visiting the palace of Versailles. Just a short distance from Paris is the palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Marvel at the sumptuous decor of this most regal of residences, particularly the ornate royal chapel and the lavish Hall of Mirrors. Your local guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then you'll have time at your leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Another afternoon at leisure back in Paris awaits. (B)

Paris, France
Avignon, France
Domaines Mousset, France
Avignon, France

Relax in first-class seats aboard the high-speed TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) as you travel south through the heartland of France to Avignon, "great city of the popes" and each July host to one of the world's largest arts festivals. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before a panoramic tour of Avignon. Visit the impressive Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. At the end of the day you'll be treated to dinner and wine tasting in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region at the Domaines Mousset chateau. (B,L,D)

Avignon, France
Pont du Gard, France
Nîmes, France
Château L'Hospitalet, France
Carcassonne, France

Venture through the French countryside steeped in ancient Roman history. Your first stop is in Pont du Gard to see the largest remaining Roman Aqueduct in France. In Nîmes visit the Roman Ampitheater and see the Maison Carrée, France's best preserved Roman temple. Continue past Montpellier and arrive in Narbonne for lunch and a wine tasting at the Château L'Hospitalet. Reach the medieval walled town of Carcassonne in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and evening at leisure. (B,L)

Carcassonne, France
Barcelona, Spain

Cross the border into Spain and arrive in Barcelona, Spain's second-largest city. Tonight features a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant featuring paella. You may also choose to join an optional flamenco show after dinner. (B,D)

Barcelona, Spain
7:00 PM

There's so much more ahead of you on your journey, so enjoy your final breakfast on land. Sightseeing today features the Columbus Monument, the elegant tree-lined Ramblas, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gracia. Admire the spectacular Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's masterpiece, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Montjuïc hill. Visit the Gothic Quarter before making your way to meet Royal Princess in the harbor. (B)

Marseille, France
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Livorno, Italy
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
DAY 11
Katákolon, Greece
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 12
Mykonos, Greece
9:00 AM 9:00 PM
DAY 13
Santorini, Greece
7:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 14
DAY 15
Kotor, Montenegro
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 16
DAY 17
Naples, Italy
7:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 18
Civitavecchia, Italy
5:00 AM
Paris and French Countryside – Tour 2A map

What's Included


  • Accommodations | All on-board meals and entertainment | Port charges

Not Included

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