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Pool 3 Game Tour – France and Monaco

Follow Australia around France, experiencing the charged atmosphere of the games while also seeing some of the most iconic sites of the country and having the opportunity to sample classic French culture and incredible food and wine experiences.

Matches Included:

17 Sep: Saint-Etienne, Stade Geoffroy Guichard – Australia v Fiji
21 Sep:
Marseille, Stade Velodrome – France v Africa 1
24 Sep: Lyon, Parc OL – Wales v Australia

Tour Dates:
Friday 15 September to Monday 25 September 2023

Tour Duration:
10 nights/11 days

Tour Start City:
Nice

Tour Conclusion City:
Lyon

Tour Highlights

Australia's biggest pool game

Australia's Biggest Pool Game

Pre match dinner

Exclusive Pre-Match Dinner

Cruise the Rhone

Cruise the Rhone

Tour highlights

Monte Carlo

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2023
ARRIVE IN NICE, FRANCE

Tonight, join your Tour Director for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Tour 3 - 1

DAY 2: SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
NICE

This morning a local guide will escort you through the city. Visit the Promende des Anglais, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice, and a walk through the charming Old Town. The evening is free for you to explore all that Nice has to offer.  (B)

Tour 3 - 2

DAY 3: SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
NICE – PONT DU GARD – LYON AREA

Travel to Pont du Gard and marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in 19 BC. In the afternoon continue to Stade Geoffroy Guichard, St Etienne, for the Pool C match Australia vs Fiji. Game start time 5:45pm. After the game be transferred to your accommodation in nearby Lyon. (B)

Tour 3 - 3

DAY 4: MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
LYON AREA – AVIGNON – AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Transfer to Avignon, a walled town on the Rhone River, became the residence of the popes in the 14th century. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colourful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. You have free time for lunch. Next is the pleasant town of Aix- en-Provence. It is one of France's most elegant cities; it was the birthplace of painter Cezanne and has always attracted artists from around the world. Join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to the Market Square and wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau. (B)

Tour 3 - 4

DAY 5: TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
AIX-EN-PROVENCE – MONTE CARLO, MONACO

Turn to the glittering Mediterranean Sea and arrive in the tiny Principality of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Later, join a local guide to see the palace and royal church of Monaco town, have dinner, and try your luck at the Monte Carlo Casino. (B,D)

Tour 2 (2)

DAY 6: WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
MONTE CARLO; EXCURSION TO EZE, FRANCE

This morning enjoy a scenic drive with spectacular views which brings you to Eze, where a unique highlight awaits. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and create your own fragrance. Afterwards enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Tour 2

DAY 7: THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
MONTE CARLO – MARSEILLE

After breakfast at the hotel depart for the busy seaport of Marseilles. Upon arrival meet our local guide for a city tour which visits the neo-byzantine Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, spectacularly located on a limestone outcrop near the Old Port on the foundations of an ancient fort. This evening, transfer via coach to Stade Velodrome, Marseille for the match, France vs Africa 1. Game start time 9:00 pm. After the match, the coach will transfer you back to the hotel. (B)

Tour 2

DAY 8: FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
MARSEILLIE - CARCASSONNE

Visit the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne. Enjoy a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and city walls with your Tour director, then enjoy free time to roam in the afternoon. (B)

 

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DAY 9: SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
CARCASSONNE – LYON AREA

Today head back to Lyon to enjoy an evening Gala dinner organised by French Attitude 2023 to celebrate the Rugby World Cup. Return transfers are included. (B)

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DAY 10: SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
LYON AREA

Sit back and relax during a private cruise on the Rhone and Saone Rivers with a local guide, who will explain the sights. Time to walk through old Lyon to discover the Traboules, secret, hidden passageways winding their way through buildings and along staircases, with a history going back to the 4th century. This evening, transfer via coach to Parc OL, Lyon for the match, Wales vs Australia. Game start time 9:00 pm. After the match, the coach will transfer you back to the hotel. (B)

Tour one - Day 12

DAY 11: MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER – LYON AREA

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Prices

Retail Price

$9295 AUD On request $9065 AUD On request $11,195 AUD On request

Land Only Retail Price

$6695 AUD On request $6465 AUD On request $8595 AUD On request

Ticket Upgrade Options: All Matches

Category 3 $252 AUD
Category 2 $679 AUD
Category 1 $1252 AUD

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Importnt information

  • All escorted tour information is correct at 07 April 2021
  • ^ Compulsory pre-paid airfare taxes are subject to change until full payment has been received and airline tickets have been issued by this office. International airline tickets can only be issued a maximum eleven months prior to departure. Australia to France return taxes are correct as at 07 April 2021, estimated at $400 per person.
  • ^^ Return arrival and departure airport coach transfers are included in all Escorted Tour programs to and from the city where the first and last night's accommodation is located however flights must be booked through French Attitude 2023. There will be one arrival and departure transfer time available for each tour therefore should your flight not meet these times, you will be required to make your own way to and from the hotel. Should you choose to change your arrival or departure dates or book your own flights to and from France, airport transfers will not be provided as a part of your package.
  • Please note all escorted tour itineraries and inclusions are subject to change for reasons that may be beyond our control. Should a change to the itinerary and inclusions be required, we will endeavour to provide a replacement of similar standard and price.
  • Minimum and maximum traveller numbers apply to escorted tours. A tour may be cancelled if the number of travellers is less than the minimum number of travellers required. French Attitude 2023 reserves the right to cancel an escorted tour due to unforeseen circumstances or not meeting minimum traveller numbers. A full refund or transfer to another guaranteed escorted tour and/or package will be available.