Grand Duchy to the Cote d’Azur

6th May to 3rd June 2021(28 nights)pdfdownload

 




From Luxembourg’s Forests & Nature Parks, through Switzerland’s Lakes & Mountains to France’s Glamorous Beach Resorts

Enjoy the natural beauty of Luxembourg’s Forests and Nature Parks, Switzerland’s Lakes and Mountains and the Glamorous Beaches of the French Riviera (Cote d’Azur). All brought together in this 28-day tour, you will enjoy the wide and varied range of scenery, cuisine and cultures. Throughout the tour there is a comprehensive programme of organised events interspersed with time for relaxation or individual exploration.

Be captivated by a stay in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a cosmopolitan country in the heart of Europe. Luxembourg is mostly rural with the dense Ardennes forest and nature parks of the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on the sheer cliffs.

The tour takes us through the Alsace region of France where we have a stopover in Strasbourg, the capital of the region and formal seat of the European Parliament. Moving on from Strasbourg we head into Switzerland and Lauterbrunnen. Located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. Our campsite is ideally located with easy access to the many cable cars and mountain railways, which afford you the opportunity to experience the amazing scenery of this mountain region.

 

Leaving Switzerland, we return to France and Lake Annecy before passing through the Vercors Regional Nature Parc on route to the city of Avignon for a visit to its famous massive Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace). 

From Avignon we continue south to our final destinations at Port Grimaud and Villeneuve Loubet Plage on the world famous Cote d’Azur. From here we will soak up the atmosphere of the glamorous towns and beaches of St Tropez, Port Grimaud, Cannes, Nice, Antibes and Monte Carlo.

Day One – Thursday 6th May
The tour starts close to Heiderschied in the Sauer region of Luxembourg. Our campsite is well equipped with its own bar and restaurant. Tonight we meet for introductions and a short tour briefing before making our way to the campsite restaurant for dinner.

Day Two – Friday 7th May
This morning we are collected by coach for a full day escorted tour to the most picturesque parts of the region. We visit the beautiful castle of Vianden where our guide will explain the history and later continue our journey through the beautiful countryside to Heringer Millen where will have lunch. In the afternoon there is time to take the short stroll to the delightful waterfalls at Schiessentumpel before we are returned to the campsite by coach.

Day Three – Saturday 8th May
A free day. You may consider a visit to the local town of Ettlebruck or to Luxembourg City. There are regular public transport links from outside the campsite to both.

Day Four – Sunday 9th May
We move on to Strasbourg. Our campsite is located close to the centre of Strasbourg and only a short walk from the public transport system. (166 Miles)

Day Five – Monday 10th May
This morning we take the tram (transport tickets provided) into the city and make our way to the Cathedral area where we board the “Little Tourist Train” for a tour of the historical parts of the city, with English commentary. After our train tour there will be some free time for independent exploration before we meet at the “Quai des Pecheurs” and board our boat for a river cruise with lunch on-board.

Day Six – Tuesday 11th May
You have a free day today enabling you to further enjoy the numerous opportunities for sightseeing in the city. Alternatively take it easy at our well facilitated campsite.

Day Seven – Wednesday 12th May
Leaving France this morning we head to Switzerland and our campsite at Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland. Lauterbrunnen being situated in the valley offers excellent transport (train, cog-railway and cable car) links to the spectacular Jungfraujoch, with the highest railway station in Europe, and to the famous James Bond associated Schiltorn. This evening we meet for dinner in the campsite restaurant. (184 Miles)

Day Eight – Thursday 13th May
A free day so you may choose for yourself which of the numerous sightseeing opportunities you will visit. Walk to the Trummelbach Falls, take the cable car to Grutschalp or for the ultimate mountain experience take the train to the Jungfrau or the Cable Car to the Schilthorn.  Your Tour Directors will be on hand to help you organise your day.

Day Nine – Friday 14th May
A group excursion today to Interlaken and Harder Kulm. The Harder Kulm is a spectacular viewpoint located at 1,321 metres in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, overlooking the towns of Interlaken and Unterseen and offers unbelievable scenery. During our time at the top we will enjoy a group lunch in the restaurant. After lunch there will be time to return to Interlaken for further sightseeing and exploration.

Day Ten – Saturday 15th May
A free day, this time maybe for relaxation at the campsite in wonderful surroundings, alternatively further exploration of this amazing area is possible.  This evening will all meet for dinner in the campsite restaurant and can re-count our experiences of the past few days.

Day Eleven – Sunday 16th May
Leaving Switzerland today we return to France for our next stop at Neydens, close to Geneva. Our campsite boasts excellent facilities and there is time for relaxation or to make use of the good transport links available close to the site into Geneva. (149 Miles)

Day Twelve – Monday 17th May
Today we enjoy a guided visit of the campsite’s own vineyard where we will have tastings of the local wines. There will also be an option of a guided visit of the campsites interesting sustainable energy system. Later we meet for a “Savoyard” evening in the campsite restaurant.

Day Thirteen – Tuesday 18th May
A free day, an opportunity for relaxing or to visit Geneva.

Day Fourteen – Wednesday 19th May
A short journey today to our next campsite on the shores of Lake Annecy. Located just a few kilometers from the centre of Annecy, the site affords easy access to the town with its medieval area, bridges and canals. (28 Miles)

Day Fifteen – Thursday 20th May
Today we meet at the lakeside and board our boat for a leisurely cruise whilst enjoying lunch on board.

Day Sixteen – Friday 21st May
An opportunity for lakeside walks or cycling along the shores of the crystal-clear water.

Day Seventeen – Saturday 22nd May
A morning drive to our next campsite at Saint-Romans in the Vercors region of France. The campsite is located in a rural location on the shores of a small lake. This evening we will meet at the lakeside for drinks. (112 Miles)

Day Eighteen – Sunday 23rd May
Continuing our journey south we drive today to Avignon and our campsite is located just a few hundred metres from the historical centre of the city. (128 Miles)

Day Nineteen – Monday 24th May
A guided tour of Avignon including a visit to the impressive “Palais des Papes” (Popes Palace). At the end of the tour we have a group lunch in the town centre following which there will be free time for your own exploration before making your way back to the campsite.

Day Twenty – Tuesday 25th May
Enjoy your time relaxing on site or wishing to see more then return to this wonderful city for further sightseeing.

Day Twenty-One – Wednesday 26th May
We continue south to arrive on the Cote d’Azure and our well-appointed campsite on the outskirts of Port Grimaud. (131 Miles)

Day Twenty-Two – Thursday 27th May
This morning you can enjoy an optional visit to the local Market and later spend time in Port Grimaud, a unique village designed with the boat as the main mode of transport. Here the houses do not have car parking – they have instead “boat parking”. This evening we meet in the campsite’s restaurant for dinner.

Day Twenty-Three – Friday 28th May
Why not join the Tour Directors on a round trip (optional) to St Tropez today?  Take the bus to St Tropez in the morning and enjoy your time investigating the town. Popular for many years with artists, the town attracted the International “Jet Set” in the sixties and remains popular for its beaches and night life. At the end of your visit return by boat back to Port Grimaud.

Day Twenty-Four – Saturday 29th May
Drive to our final campsite at Villeneuve Loubet Plage located just a few kilometers from Nice and within easy reach of both the beach and good transport links. (55 Miles)

Day Twenty-Five – Sunday 30th May
We are taken by coach to the tiny Mediterranean Principality of Monaco. Although it is the second smallest country, it boasts the highest number of millionaires and billionaires per head of population in the world. We have a guided tour of the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo (out of gaming hours). A magnificent fusion of Belle Époque style, the building retains its gildings, chandeliers and sumptuous decor. It is perhaps salutary to note that citizens of Monaco are not permitted to enter. After lunch there will be free time to visit the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco or further explore the town at your leisure.

Day Twenty-Six– Monday 31st May
Free Day – Options to visit Antibes, Nice, Ventimiglia etc

Day Twenty-Seven – Tuesday 1st June
An excursion into some of the most beautiful Provencal countryside today taking in the Loup Gorge and the ancient village of Gourdon perched on its promontory overlooking the Mediterranean. On the way we visit the little village of Tourettes-sur-Loup, and “Confisierie Florian” famed for the manufacture of traditional, floral-scented crystallised flowers and fruit, which are specialities of the region

Day Twenty-Eight – Wednesday 2nd June
Free Morning – Enjoy your time in the sunshine!
Evening/Afternoon visit to Nice with final Group Dinner in a local harbour-side restaurant

Day Twenty-Nine– Thursday 3rd June
Tour Ends

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £1999 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £2499

DEPOSIT £400

INCLUDED IN PRICE

    • 28 Campsite nights with hook-up
    • Transport for Excursions/Events as per the Itinerary
    • Entrance Fees as per the itinerary
    • Tour information pack with suggested routes + GPS Co-ordinates
    • Services of Tour Director’s travelling in their own motorhome

Excursions, Events & Meals

    • Welcome Reception, Introductions & Tour Briefing followed by Group Dinner
    • Guided Excursion to Vianden and Mullerthal in Luxmbourg with Lunch
    • Little Tourist Train tour plus Boat Cruise and Lunch in Strasbourg
    • Excursion to Interlaken & Harder Kulm – Lunch included
    • 2 X Group Dinners with Wine in Lauterbrunnen
    • Vineyard Visit with Tasting plus Group Dinner in Neydens
    • Lake Annecy Boat Cruise with Lunch
    • Guided Tour of Avignon with visit to Popes Palace – Lunch included.
    • Group Dinner with Wine in Port Grimaud
    • Excursion to Monaco with visit to Monte Carlo Casino – Lunch included.
    • Excursion to Gourdon with Lunch
    • Excursion to Nice with Farewell Gourmet Dinner.

This tour starts in Heiderscheid, Luxembourg but if you would like to travel from the UK at the same time as the Tour Director on the outward journey, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behal

OPTIONAL EXTRA PACKAGE

    • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
    • 2 X additional Campsites with electric hook-up starting in Kent on Tuesday 4th May followed by 1 in Belgium on Wednesday 5th May
    • Tour information pack with suggested routes + GPS Co-ordinates
    • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £170 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £299