Explore some of France's best south-eastern cities and villages

This week long package is tailored for those who enjoy exploring culture in a truly traditional French manner. Explore cities all around the south-east, a section of France largely untouched by tourism. You will adore tapping into this preserved source of culture and authenticity.

Day one Lyon: Explore and visit

Your first day is spent exploring one of France's most well-kept secerets, the French metropole Lyon. Lyon is France's third largest city and has something for everyone. For those who are tired of walking the streets of Paris feeling like there are more tourists than actual Parisians, enjoy Lyon where you discover the real France. Enjoy a trip to a traditional Lyonnais Bouchon restaurant, a visit around the old city center, and a trip walking and exploring the many ancient streets. This is a must-see for any true connessieur of France.

Day two Lyon

After breakfast enjoy the morning free to explore the city as you wish at your own liberty. In the afternoon, continue to discover the city with your personal guide as you visit some of the best sites of the city. For those who decide not to tour the city for a second day, an "a la carte" package may be added to the afternoon activity. After dinner in the city center, relax on a boat tour around the Soane, reveling in beautiful night scenery of the lively city.

Day three Beaune

Your guide will pick you up in the morning after breakfast. You will drive for about one hour and 30 minutes to the heart of the Bourgogne wine country. Begin your visit with a lunch in the city center where any true amateur of french food will find many classic French dishes. After lunch enjoy a guided tour of Beaune including a visit to the famous “Hospices de Beaune”. After dinner in the city you will enjoy a night perusing the city center.

Day four Beaune: Wine tasting

In the morning enjoy a hearty breakfast and some independent time to relax or explore the city. Around 11am your guide will accompany you to a restaurant in the countryside for a peaceful lunch. After lunch, begin a visit of several different vineyards, each with the opportunity to taste and purchase wine. All purchased wine can be shipped to your home by your tour organizer. Dinner will be held in Beaune after your afternoon of wine tasting. You will remain in the same hotel as the previous night.

Day five Avignon

Enjoy breakfast and then begin the drive with your guide to Avignon. You will drive for about 4 hours and arrive in the historic citadel city. This beautiful and ancient city is most well known for being the former home of the Pope before permanently installing in the Vatican city. Enjoy lunch followed by a guided tour around the city center. Dinner will be at your liberty in the city.

Day six Avignon

Your second day of visiting Avignon will consist of a guided tour through the world famous "Palais des Papes". This is a must-do for any history lover. You will be blown away by the beauty and the fascinating history of this palace, as well as the stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the top of the hill. In the afternoon, spend the day relaxing with a glass of wine, people watching, and visiting at your own leisure. Dinner and the night will be spent in the city center.

Day seven: Depart from Lyon

Your guide/driver will accompany you to Lyon and facilitate any transport to the airport or to another connecting tour. All prices include accomadations, transport and tours. Meals are not included.