May 26 - June 3, 2020
From $3,245 plus air
Celebrate the soul of France on a seven-night journey in the country’s southwest region, home to ancient villages, glorious vineyards, and beloved 19th-century painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. A warren of half-timbered homes and cobbled lanes, Albi serves as our base for excursions to Musée Toulouse-Lautrec and nearby sites. Visit the city of Toulouse and lose yourself in the warmth of its pink stone landmarks, vast plaza and glorious St. Sernin Basilica. Embrace the quaint town of Castres. Venture to the beautiful walled city of Carcassonne, the largest fortress in Europe, and see the Château Comtal and Saint-Nazaire Basilica, known for its brilliant stained glass. Witness the storied Canal du Midi, a centuries-old engineering marvel that connects the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Relax each evening in first-class accommodations, gain insight from local experts, and enjoy an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner. No single supplement!