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Self-drive Champagne, Burgundy, Lyon, Provence and Riviera

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Country
France
Travel Departs
Paris
Travel Ends
Nice
Travel Periods
16 Apr 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
Experience
Food & Wine, Self-Drive
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
What better way to uncover France's gems than to take a journey in the comfort of your own rental car through the rolling hills of Champagne, tasting the famous " terroir" wine on the Grands Crus Route of Burgundy, taking in the panoramic view of lavender fields in Provence and admiring the Côte d'Azur from Nice.

Highlights

Discover Dijon and its Philippe le Bon Tower, with a plunging view on to Liberation Square!

Iconic Tour of Grand Maison of Moët & Chandon 

Enjoy a Guided tour of 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage and one of Europe's most important Gothic structures.

Scenic drive through the beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune: Pommard, Volnay, and Meursault, and through the Grands Crus roads, via Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet

Visit Pont du Gard, the largest part of a Roman aqueduct  and today it is the highest Roman bridge in the world.

Stroll down the streets of the beautiful Aix-en-Provence during your guided walking tour

Tour of the Fragonard Parfum Museum and Factory in Grasse

Explore 2 gems of French Riviera, the medieval village of Eze and the Principality of Monaco

A trip from Paris to the French Riviera stopping at the vineyards in Champagne and Burgundy! From wine tours to historic memory, people come to Champagne for its eponymous nectar, its captivating cellars, its famous dishes and simply to be swept up in its devotion to good living. Enjoy a tour and Champagne tasting at Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon.  As you drive towards Beaune, make a stop en route to visit the city of Dijon,known as the "City of hundred towers", then arrive in Beaune and you can enjoy a “Tour of the 5 Senses”, a one-of-a-kind tour that is sensorial, fun and interactive - it's exploring wines through sound, sight, smell, touch and taste.  

Your journey proceeds with a visit of Lyon Old Town, a Renaissance district at the foot of the Fourvière Hill.

As you drive south to Provence, arrive in Avignon, once the Capital of the Christian World, it still shines with its stunning architectural legacy, much of it having UNESCO's World Heritage status.
Enjoy a guided walking tour in Aix en Provence, then make your way to the French Riviera where you'll discover how perfumes are made at the Fragonard Perfume Factory and Museum in Grasse. Your journey will be ending in Nice to do as little or as much as you like!

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Included

3 nights in Reims at Hotel de La Paix - 4*
1 night in Dijon at Hotel Oceania Le Jura - 4*
2 nights in Beaune at Hotel Le Cep - 5*
2 nights in Lyon at Grand Hotel des Terreaux- 4*
3 nights in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge - 4*
3 nights in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Aquabella - 4*
3 nights in Nice at Hotel Aston La Scala - 4*
Private transfer from hotel to railway station in Paris
TGV transfer from Paris to Reims
Car rental (SUV auto Nissan Qashqai or similar) for 18 Days
Daily Breakfast
Reims & Epernay, The Bubbles Day, 2 Champagne tasting, Moet & Chandon / Taittinger
Tour and Champagne tastings at Vranken-Pommery
Divine Day Tour - Burgundy Wine Tour (Tasting 10 wines)
Guided walking tour in Lyon
Tour and Wine tasting at a local domain in Trets
Guided walking tour in Aix en Provence
Tour and Wine tasting at a local domain in Cassis
Walking tour in Nice with a local guide
Entrance and tour at the Fragonard Parfum Museum and Factory in Grasse
Eze and the Principality of Monaco half day tour
Entrance fee for Pont du Gard, Avignon Popes' Palace, Le Clos de Vougeot included
Optional Extras
Bouchard Aine & Fils

Bouchard Aine & Fils

Visit Bouchard Aine & Fils.

We invite you to the “Tour of the 5 Senses”, a one-of-a-kind tour that is sensorial, fun and interactive - it's exploring wines through sound, sight, smell, touch and taste. Then, take a guided tour and tasting of 5 wines (2 white and 3 reds - Villages, Premier Cru and Grand Cru). Lunch not included.

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Day 1
Paris → Reims

Enjoy a private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Paris. Then, board your TGV transfer to Reims.

Pick up your car at depot in Reims for 18 days,a comfortable, air conditioned automatic Nissan SUV (or similar) with GPS included!

We suggest that you stroll through the storied streets of Reims: many sites, monuments and museums evidence the rich history here, from the Gallo-Roman to modern times, including the fabulous Art Deco period. 

Overnight stay in Reims at the Hotel de la Paix.

Parking included

Paris → Reims
Day 2
Reims → Epernay → Reims

After breakfast, enjoy your Reims & Epernay, The Bubbles Day Tour with 2 Champagne tasting: Moet & Chandon and Taittinger.

Tour and Champagne tasting at Taittinger.*
Located in the great regions of wine-growing Champagne, the Champagne Taittinger vines cover 288 hectares evenly distributed over 34 different vineyards, which include some of the appellation’s finest. With varietals consisting of 50% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier and 35% Chardonnay, the Taittinger vineyard is an unsurpassed example of that House’s own style of wine , in which Chardonnay plays such a significant role. The vineyard’s own production is supplemented by contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in Champagne.

Guided tour of Cathedral of Reims. 
Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glass and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2,300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptised around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!

Dom Perignon tasting lunch included.

Hautvillers sightseeing.
On the way to Epernay, we take you to the Marne Valley on a journey through the vineyard to meet with another prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon who finalised the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.

Sightseeing of Avenue de Champagne in Epernay 
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 100km of tunnels under the pavement!

Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon.*
Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet it becomes, within 40 years, the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc…It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world.

Overnight stay in Reims at the Hotel de la Paix.

Parking included.
*Subject to availability: Taittinger could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery. Moet & Chandon could be replaced by Mercier or De Castellane.

Breakfast
Reims → Epernay  → Reims
Cathedral of Reims
Day 3
Reims

After breakfast, the day is at leisure to enjoy Reims.

Why not taking time to explore on your own:

  • Palace of Tau: The Palace of Tau was founded in the late 4th century on the site of a former Gallo-Roman house on the southern side of the cathedral:
  • G H Mumm: Explore champagne from every angle by discovering the ancestral know-how of the Mumm House, which, combined with an avant-garde spirit since its creation in 1827, never ceases to renew itself by demonstrating its exactness, constancy and audacity;
  • Maison Fossier Biscuits: Heir to a great line of gourmet makers who make the reputation of Reims, the Maison Fossier has managed to preserve and develop the creative maestria that makes its biscuitières recipes essential gourmet steps. A traditional biscuit forged by two and a half centuries of history, Fossier combines the good taste of yesteryear with the flavours of today to satisfy all gourmets and gourmets.

Then, enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the world-famous Grande Maison de Champagne Vranken-Pommery that includes a discovery tour with Champagne tastings. Vranken-Pommery has an outstanding Gallo-roman cellars still in use for Champagne making (listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Overnight stay in Reims at the Hotel de la Paix.

Parking included.

Breakfast
Reims
Day 4
Reims → Dijon

After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and drive towards Dijon.

In Roman times Dijon was a crossroads between northern Europe and the Mediterranean. In the 14th century it was here that the Valois Dukes of Burgundy founded one of the most brilliant courts in Europe. Dijon then became the seat of the order of the Golden Fleece. From the Renaissance onwards, the townhouses of the Nobles of the Robe reshaped this “City of a hundred towers”.

Dijon's pedestrian streets wind between medieval houses, churches and Renaissance townhouses. The Place de la Libération, created by Hardouin-Mansart, is one of the loveliest squares in France. In summer, its sunny café terraces are perfect for a city break.

Overnight stay in Dijon at Hotel Oceania Le Jura.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Reims → Dijon
Palace Ducal, Dijon
Day 5
Dijon → Beaune

Check out after breakfast and drive towards Beaune, in the beautiful Burgundy region.

Located in the heart of Burgundy with its world famous vineyards, Romanée-Conti, Meursault, and Pommard, Beaune is a classic Burgundy village. Also famous for the Hospices de Beaune, you will enjoy wine tastings, local cellars, restaurants and the panoramic views of the Grands Crus Road.

Alternatively, you can  add an optional tour such as a visit to the Bouchard Aine & Fils, a “Tour of the 5 Senses”, a one-of-a-kind tour that is sensorial, fun and interactive - it's exploring wines through sound, sight, smell, touch and taste. 

Overnight stay in Beaune at Hotel Le Cep.

Parking included

Breakfast
Dijon → Beaune
Day 6
Beaune → Grands Crus roads → Nuits Saint Georges→ Vougeot → Beaune

After breakfast, start your Divine Day Tour - Burgundy Wine Tour.

Your guide will pick you at your hotel. Our professional guide is an expert in Burgundy wines, gastronomy and history. With his knowledge and passion for Burgundy, he will answer all your questions. Highly personable, your guide will help you discover in a friendly, relaxing and fun way all the secrets of the region. No stone will be leaving unturned!! And, no worries, you don’t need to be an expert in wine to enjoy this tour!!

Scenic drive through the beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune: Pommard, Volnay, and Meursault, and through the Grands Crus roads, via Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Sightseeing of the famous Bâtard-Montrachet, Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. Welcome to the spirit of France.

While we are in the vineyards we will give you a clear and entertaining presentation of the difference between the appellations “Village, Premier Cru and Grand Crus”. Here the Chardonnay is at its best!

Tour and wine tasting in a local domain in Beaune
This Domaine is an important vineyard in the Côte de Beaune. The wine cellars and the winery are located in Beaune, in the Place Saint-Jacques. Its owner, Yvonnick, has extensive experience in the wine world, having worked for twenty years in sales of Burgundy wines in the French market. The area offers a wide range of different wines, classified under various names, including several 1st Crus and Grand Crus, whether white or red. He produces different appelations like Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes" and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru.

Lunch is not included.

Atter lunch, depart for the Route des Grands Crus. Sightseeing along the Grands Crus road and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered as the most prestigious name of Burgundy, this plot of 1.8 hectares produces the most expensive wine of the world. Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We will take advantage of being in those prestigious vineyards to explain the Terroir and the different steps needed along the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible. L’expression du Terroir”.

Enjoy a guided tour of the Clos Vougeot. Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the knights of the tastevin. Its wines are ones of the most famous in Burgundy with a Grand Crus: Le Clos Vougeot.

Then, continue with a tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges. Visit the cellar and share an authentic moment with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines.

Overnight stay in Beaune at Hotel Le Cep.

Parking included

Breakfast
 Beaune → Grands Crus roads → Nuits Saint Georges→ Vougeot → Beaune
Day 7
Beaune → Lyon

After breakfast, check out and drive towards Lyon.

Founded by the Romans in 43 BC, Lyon bears witness to more than 2,000 years of history. You can
also see its remains, especially on the hill of Fourvière. The history of Lyon is therefore very rich and
presents districts with a unique atmosphere.

Overnight stay in Lyon at Grand Hotel des Terreaux.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Beaune → Lyon
Hospices de Beaune
Day 8
Lyon

After enjoyed a nice breakfast, time for a walking tour with a local guide of Lyon to discover the narrow streets of the old town, Quartier de la Croix-Rousse and Notre Dame de Fourvière and many more monuments.

Overnight stay in Lyon at Grand Hotel des Terreaux.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Lyon
Day 9
Lyon → Avignon

After breakfast, check out and drive towards Avignon.

From its elaborate past when it was the Capital of the Christian world, Avignon still shines with its stunning architectural legacy, much of it having UNESCO's World Heritage status.

Overnight stay in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Lyon → Avignon
Day 10
Avignon

After breakfast, we suggest that you explore the historic city centre of Avignon. Stroll along small hidden squares where you may choose to stop for lunch at one of the restaurant or cafe terraces. Perhaps enjoy some shopping on the Rue de la République.

A visit to the Popes' Palace (entrance fees included), the largest Gothic palace in the world! Built in less than 70 years by the Popes, today there are 25 rooms open to visitors. At one point it served as military barracks and is now used regularly as a theatrical stage and a cultural setting for prestigious exhibitions. 

Overnight stay in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Avignon
Popes' Palace 
Day 11
Avignon → Pont Du Gard → Avignon

After breakfast, drive to the amazing Pont du Gard (entrance fees included). The Pont du Gard is the largest part of a Roman aqueduct that led for 50 km, and is the highest Roman bridge in the world.

Then, make a stop at Saint Remy de Provence! Do you know Saint Rémy de Provence? If not you should not miss it!  It is known as a haven for artists, writers and musicians, as the birthplace of Nostradamus and a village where Van Gogh sought refuge.

Overnight stay in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Avignon → Pont Du Gard → Avignon
Day 12
Avignon → Aix en Provence

After breakfast, leave for Aix en Provence. We recommend that you stop along the route and check out:

  • Isle sur la Sorgue... The "chineurs" - lovers of beautiful objects d'art, galleries and antique shops will be delighted as there are nearly 300 antique dealers in this small town!
  • Gordes...Rising up as a citadel and offering views of landmarks from its past: a majestic fortified castle and massive church all surrounded by unusually tall buildings (for the era) overlooking a precipice with narrow streets below, making it possible to escape assault of the Mistral winds.
  • Roussillon...Located in the very heart of the biggest deposits of ocher in the world and is consequently distinguished by a palette of vibrant colours.

Overnight in Aix-en-Provence at the Hotel Aquabella.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Avignon → Aix en Provence
the biggest deposits of ocher in the world, Roussillon
Day 13
Aix-en-Provence

After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour.

Founded by the Romans during the 1st century BC the city was a town of warmth called Aquae Sextiae. From these origins, Aix-en-Provence preserved many of its monumental fountains. Strolling the streets you'll appreciate how superbly maintained the ensemble of 17th and 18th Century buildings are, making this town one of the most distinguished in France. The St-Sauveur Cathedral and cloister offers a rich panorama of medieval architecture.

Be sure to visit one of its picturesque food markets, helping to make Aix-en-Provence the gastronomic capital of the region. Near the city centre, the Montagne Ste-Victoire perfectly evokes the memory of Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne who immortalised it on canvas numerous times.

Overnight in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Aquabella.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence
The main flower market in Aix-en-Provence
Day 14
Aix-en-Provence → Cassis → Aix-en-Provence

After breakfast, drive to Cassis. 

This lovely and classic Provençal harbour has, since the age of time, been protected by its high calcium-rich cliffs acting as a perfect to shelter for maritime vessels. In the Roman period, the city was not only known for its coral trade, but also for its links with the Middle East and Northern Africa. Nowadays Cassis is prosperous thanks to thousands of annual visitors who come in search of its cultural authenticity, glorious sunshine, and spectacular ancient architecture. So many tiny chapels, fortifications and old houses surround the harbour. 

Return to your hotel in Aix-en-Provence.

Overnight in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Aquabella.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence → Cassis → Aix-en-Provence
Day 15
Aix-en-Provence → Trets → Nice

Check-out of your hotel in Aix-en-Provence, drive towards Nice.

Make a stop at the village of Trets, an ancient medieval town that has preserved remains of its ramparts dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. Beautiful old houses with mullioned windows are to be discovered, as well as some passages under the vault. The superb and imposing 12th-century church of Notre Dame de Nazareth, with its unfinished bell tower, is a listed historical monument. Trets offers a beautiful view of the Sainte-Victoire massif.

Tour and Wine tasting at a local domain.

Overnight stay in Nice at Hotel Aston La Scala.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence → Trets → Nice
Nice
Day 16
Nice → French Riviera → Nice

After breakfast, we recommend a visit to Grasse, 15km from Cannes, and 300-400 metres above sea level, it's a breath of fresh mountain air in a setting of green forests and caves. Although the fourth largest city in the Alpes-Maritimes, Grasse and its surrounding countryside are places of real vacation and rest.

Another must see on the bucket list is Saint Paul de Vence. Medieval walls encircle narrow streets and capture the heritage going back over a thousand years. Picking out the signs of its history, either alone or with a guide, is to enter into the soul of Saint-Paul de Vence.

Visit to the Fragonard Parfumerie - Factory and Museum in Grasse (entrance fees included). Crafted here daily in the heart of the old town, this exquisite perfume and soap factory was established in a 19th century building - one of the earliest manufacturers in Grasse. 

Overnight stay in Nice at Hotel Aston la Scala.

Parking not included

Nice → French Riviera → Nice
Saint Paul de Vence
Day 17
Nice

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour in Nice with a local guide. 

The Old Town of Nice is made up of tall tenement houses lined up along narrow and shadowed streets. The ground floors are occupied by restaurants, shops, and the galleries of local artists. You can buy everything here, from Provencal spices to hand-made jewellery and cosmetics. Just go in and let yourself be carried away by the past, which is still very much present here.

Promenade des Anglais, always elegantly flowered, follows the harmonious curve of the Baie des Anges, was originally only a two-metre wide trail. It was built at his own expense in 1820 by an Englishman, the Reverend Lewis Way. It was immediately baptised by the local population the “Route of the English”. In its final form, two roads separated by a ground-floor planted with palm trees, the “Prom” was inaugurated in 1931 by the Duke of Connaught, one of the sons of Queen Victoria.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Nice at Hotel Aston La Scala.

Parking not included

Breakfast
Nice
Promenade des Anglais, Nice
Day 18
Nice →Monaco → Nice

After breakfast, check out of your hotel in Nice and enjoy a half-day tour of Eze and the Principality of Monaco,

Explore the authentic hilltop village of Eze, famous for the Fragonard Perfume Factory and cobblestone narrow streets, small squares and traditional homes. Visit quaint porcelain and tapestry workshops. Enjoy a striking view over the coastline. 

A tour of Monaco's Old Town to explore the museum of Oceanography, Prince’s Palace and the Cathedral where Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly are buried and enjoy a view on the entire country from to top of the “rock”. Free time to enjoy the lively old town of Monaco around the palace with restaurants and souvenirs shops.

Then experience the thrill of a full lap around the most famous Formula one circuit in Monte-Carlo. Free time to walk around the Casino Square, the Café de Paris, Restaurant Louis IV, luxury boutiques and Casino gardens.

Return to Nice and drop-off the car at the depot.

Breakfast
Nice →Monaco → Nice
Eze

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Hotel options

Hotel De La Paix
Hotel De La Paix

Reims
Right in the heart of Reims, magical capital of the Champagne region, you’ll find the Best Western Hôtel de la Paix. This island of calm is located just a stone’s throw from the shops and the Cathedral. Between old stones & and new design, the Best Western Hotel de la Paix welcomes you with 169 fully equipped and air-conditioned modern bedrooms full of charm.

Hotel Oceania Le Jura
Hotel Oceania Le Jura

Dijon
The 4-star Oceania Le Jura Hotel, in the centre of Dijon, welcomes you to a world of elegance and chic design, perfectly setting off the historic character of the hotel, with its Burgundy stonework and wrought iron. The hotel has 73 rooms at your disposal, offering impressive high ceilings, spacious interiors, warm and lively colours, and beautifully-appointed bathrooms with Italian-style walk-in showers. You will also be charmed by their garden, a leafy haven of peace and tranquility.

Hotel Le Cep
Hotel Le Cep

Beaune
Ideally located, the hotel is in the very heart of historic Burgundy, just a stone's throw from the center of Beaune. The Hotel is 2 mins walk from the famous Hospices de Beaune and its magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame. The hotel is part of the great hospitality tradition of Burgundy, entirely devoted to the quality of your nights and your stay. All personalised, the 62 rooms including 32 suites have an undeniable character.

Hotel De l'Horloge
Hotel De l'Horloge

Avignon
Located in the city centre of Avignon, close to the Square de l'Horloge and near the Pont d'Avignon, the Hotel de l'Horloge is a 4-star hotel, full of charm, with an ideal location for visiting Avignon centre, discover its culture and the art of Avignon. The rooms offer a decor in warm tones, where different materials come together to offer refinement, authenticity and softness. 
Wood, wrought iron, seagrass or wicker harmonize and guide us in this framework of plenitude. 
Some rooms are also equipped with a terrace. 

Hotel Aquabella
Hotel Aquabella

Aix-en-Provence
A true haven of peace, our 4-hotel in Aix-en-Provence is surrounded by a magnificent Mediterranean garden which invites tranquility. It has been designed to create a soothing atmosphere that marvelously combines the sweetness of Provence with the historical richness of the city of Aix. 
Modern and spacious, the Aquabella Hotel & Spa has 112 renovated rooms, including 4 Belvédère suites offering the choice of a view of the "Tourreluque" tower, the cathedral or the roofs of the Old Town.

Hotel Aston La Scala
Hotel Aston La Scala

Nice
Located in the centre of Nice, in the Jean-Médecin district, this upscale hotel stands out for more than one reason: imposing Art Deco style building, variety of accommodation, unique and personalised decoration of the rooms, panoramic swimming pool on the roof, complete catering services and seminar space. The service is remarkable, in unison with the elegance that prevails in all places.

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  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group