I’m joining a 10 days La Petite France trip with Albatross Tours. So excited!!! 😻😻😻
Sleep in a picturesque château in the Loire Valley, walk amongst the flowers of Monet’s Gardens and Château Villandry and dine on exquisite seafood in the ‘pirate town’ of St Malo. Stand on the Normandy beaches, visit magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel and sip Benedictine in a palace! C’est magnifique…
Stay 3 nights on the verdant Normandy Coast in the classic seaside resort of Cabourg
Wander through Monet’s glorious gardens in Giverny
Explore the pretty harbourside town of Honfleur
Sip Benedictine in Fécamp where it was invented
Stay 2 nights in the ‘pirate town’ of St Malo
Explore the magnificent 11th century Mont-Saint-Michel (I always wanted to visit!!)
Enjoy time relaxing in the ‘oyster village’ of Cancale
Visit the famous city of Tours and explore the old town
Enjoy a relaxing evening in the pretty village of Langeais
Enjoy the gardens and interior of the elegant Château Chenonceau
Visit Da Vinci’s residence – Château du Clos Lucé in historical Amboise
Visit the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the largest in Western Europe
Visit the classic 16th and 18th century gardens of Château Villandry
Day 1: Arrive in the enthralling city of Budapest, where your premium river ship awaits on the Danube River. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travellers and Cruise Director before a relaxing twilight cruise following dinner.
Day 2: Awake to views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting cities this morning. Disembark and learn the vibrant history of Budapest as your local guide takes you to a host of impressive sights such as Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delightful Gala Dinner while you cruise.
Day 3: Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse this morning, taking in some of the city’s most famous buildings – the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and more. On arrival in the city centre, a walking tour will provide an insider’s view of sights such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.
I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can’t say it wasn’t interesting. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.