Red Dragon Tour (First 3 Pools)
17 Night Package
Fly from UK and arrive in Bordeaux.
Transfer to 4* Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre for a three-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
Morning visit to the Medoc vineyards for a wine tasting, followed by lunch at a local rugby club.
Full day visit to Arcachon on the Atlantic coast, including a seafood lunch.
This evening transfer to the Stade de Bordeaux.
Depart Bordeaux for the charming city of Sarlat with time to explore.
In the afternoon go on to Cahors for a wine-tasting
Transfer to 4* Hotel Toulouse Centre Les Capitouls for a two-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day at leisure in Toulouse. We suggest a visit to the Place de Capitole.
Depart Toulouse for a visit to the medieval walled town of Carcassonne, a UNESCO site.
In the afternoon visit the vibrant and colourful port of Sete before heading for the university city of Montpellier.
Transfer to the 4* Hotel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier for a two-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
Full day visit to the Camargue, famous for its bulls and white horses.
We will visit a manade (a horse-breeding station) where we will have lunch.
Depart Montpellier and stop at Nimes, famous for its Roman arenas and historic sites before going on to Aix en Provence for lunch, in our opinion the most beautiful city in France!
Transfer to the charming town of Antibes, situated on the French Riviera, for a four-night stay at the 4* Hôtel & Spa La Villa Port d'Antibes on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day at leisure in Nice.
This afternoon transfer to the Stade de Nice.
Day trip to St Paul de Vence, a charming clifftop village with its boutiques and cafes.
Continue to Grasse, the centre of the French perfume industry.
Today we take a drive along the Route de L’Esterel - the beautiful coastal road that runs alongside the sea and through many of the Riviera villages. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
Depart Antibes and travel to Avignon with its walled old town and leafy squares.
Visit the Pope’s Palace and the medieval bridge.
Check-in to the 4* Hotel L’Horloge for a three-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
Full day trip to The Luberon - a wonderful landscape of hilltop villages, fields of lavender, and vineyards
Morning at leisure.
Afternoon visit to the spectacular Pont du Gard, the best-preserved Roman aqueduct in the world at over 50kms long.
We then take a trip to Uzes, a lovely old town overlooking the River Alzon.
Depart Avignon and head for Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France and have lunch in a typical “bouchon” restaurant.
Stay at the 4* Novotel Lyon for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Full day trip to the Beaujolais vineyards and the beautiful “Golden Stones” villages with wine tasting and lunch included.
Morning at leisure. We suggest a walk around the Old Town.
Transfer to Parc Ol for today's game.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to UK.
YOUR CHOICE OF HOTELS
4* Hôtel & Spa La Villa Port d’Antibes
4* Hotel L’Horloge
4* Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
4* Novotel Lyon Confluence
4* Hotel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier
4* Hotel Toulouse Centre Les Capitouls
- Return flights from the UK to France as indicated in the itinerary.
- Welcome Drinks on Arrival
- Airport transfers in France as indicated in the itinerary.
- Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis as indicated in the itinerary.
- Match day transfer arrangements as indicated in the itinerary.
- Guaranteed official Category 3 Match tickets for Australia & Fiji, and Category 4 Match tickets for Final Qualifier Winner (upgrades available and option to purchase additional tickets).
- Range of excursions as indicated in the itinerary.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- Official merchandise.
- Experienced Venatour Tour Managers.