Call Us Today!call:
Menu

Trip Overview

Travel directly from London to the south of France aboard Eurostar's convenient service. Journey straight to the magical port-side city of Marseille for three nights before catching a train to the majestic architecture of Avignon for three additional nights. Travel back to London without the need to change in Paris or Lille for an enhanced experience.

Highlights

  • Experience the convenience of Eurostar service direct from the UK to Marseille
  • Explore the second biggest city in France, Marseille, in the South of France
  • Shop for local delicacies at the vibrant daily markets at the Place Pie in Avignon

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Return Eurostar and onward rail travel throughout your trip
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Marseille
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Avignon
  • 3hr walking tour of Historic MarseilleEntrance tickets to Palais des Papes’ and Pont d’Avignon

 

 

 

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

  • DAY 1 - UK TO MARSEILLE
    Board the Eurostar for your comfortable and scenic journey from the UK to Marseille. Change trains in Paris or Lille, or make use of the direct service that will speed you straight to the centre of Marseille itself. Ask our Travel Consultants about which days the direct train will run. Relax in your seat and watch as the rolling French countryside passes by your window. On arrival in Marseille, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay before heading out to acquaint yourself with the beautiful port city. (Overnight in Marseille)

    DAY 2 - MARSEILLE
    After breakfast this morning, explorer the city with a small group on a walking tour led by a local guide. Marseilles is one of Europe's oldest cities, and therefore has a rich and strong heritage and history that is still apparent. It is also the second largest city in France, and a buzzing hive of activity where there is always something new to see or do! The Vieux Port (Old Harbor) is still in use, and you can watch fishermen auctioning their stock and take in some classic sightseeing. (Overnight in Marseille) B

    DAY 3 - MARSEILLE
    Perhaps visit the famous Notre Dame de la Garde church, which overlooks the city and where fishermen would go to have their boats blessed, models of which you can still see suspended. The church offers exquisite views of the city, so is well worth the trip. For wonderful cuisine, why not head to Le Cours Julien and La Plaine, which hosts an impressive market on Thursday and Saturday mornings but is also home to many trendy cafés, fountains and independent shops, making it the perfect place to eat and shop! (Overnight in Marseille) B

    DAY 4 - MARSEILLE TO AVIGNON
    Enjoy breakfast in your hotel this morning before making your way to Marseille St Charles station and taking the train directly to Avignon. Check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Avignon first rose to fame in the 14th century as the city the Popes fled to when leaving Rome. Evidence of this is still abundant in the city with the incredible, three-acre Palais des Papes, the world's largest Gothic edifice. This would be the perfect place to head to start exploring Avignon and should give you a great first impression of the beautiful city. (Overnight in Avignon) B

    DAY 5 - AVIGNON
    After breakfast this morning, spend a full day in Avignon wandering the pretty streets and exploring the city's squares. Head to the Place de l'Horloge for fantastic people watching, though the smaller squares in the surrounding area offer equal charm without the influx of tourists. Visit the colorful outdoor market on the Place Pie,or come during July when the city hums with thousands of visitors to its annual theatre festival. Explore the nearby Petit Palais and Palais du Roure museums, and experience the city's thriving street scene. (Overnight in Avignon) B

    DAY 6 - AVIGNON
    Make use of the combined tickets included for the 14th century Papel home ‘Palais des Papes’ and the ancient Pont d’Avignon, then wander the lovely streets of the old center which are full of artists' galleries.  Spend time wandering through the ancient alleys and courtyards of private mansions before relaxing with a glass of local wine in one of the fantastic restaurants Avignon has to offer. (Overnight in Avignon) B

    DAY 7 - AVIGNON TO UK
    After breakfast today, head to the station and either catch the train directly back to the UK or change trains in Paris or Lille - perhaps stopping for lunch or dinner en route. Why not upgrade to Standard Premier for a larger seat and a meal included? Talk to our Travel Consultants for details. B

     

     

    MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

    DISCLAIMER:
    Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

 

 

 

 

 

De L'Horloge Avignon

The Hotel de l'Horloge is a modern hotel with a 19th century façade. The 66 bedrooms are modern and comfortable with individually controlled air-conditioning. The hotel has a bright breakfast room and a peaceful library. It is located in the heart of historical Avignon, a short walk from the Palais de Papes, and close to the restaurants and bars in the centre of Avignon.

NH Collection Marseille

The new NH Collection Marseille is ideally located in the city’s business and leisure district – La Joliette – on one of its best shopping streets. From here you have easy access to world-class restaurants and fashionable bars, as well as conference centers “Palais du Pharo” and “World Trade Center”.

Select Your Departure Date

For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail holiday experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252
Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Loading...