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Trip Overview

Discover grand Roman monuments and stunning Provençal countryside on this five-night vacation by rail. Start with a three-night stay in Nimes with the chance to visit nearby Avignon or Montpellier, then head down to Arles and see Roman ruins and discover the wild, beautiful landscapes of the Camargue.

Highlights

  • Explore Roman landmarks of Pont du Gard, Maison Carree, Jardin De La Fontaine, and Tour Magne in the city of Nimes
  • Have the opportunity to take a daytrip to Avignon, Orange or Aix en Provence from Nimes


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class as specified in the itinerary
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Nimes
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Arles

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. 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. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN NIMES
Upon arrival in Nimes, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Nimes became a Roman colony at some time before 28BC and evidence still remains today of the colony's heyday when an aqueduct was built to bring water from the hills and fortifications were made around the city. Two gates have survived from these original ramparts and the spectacular Pont du Gard outside the city is testament to Roman ingenuity. (Overnight in Nimes)

DAY 2 - NIMES
Spend two more full days enjoying the sights of Nimes. Visit Roman monuments such as the Maison Carrée, a small Roman temple built in 19 BC, and France's best preserved amphitheatre which is still used as a venue for outdoor events. More recent structures such as the Gothic Cathedral and lovely 18th century Jardins de la Fontaine are also well worth a visit. (Overnight in Nimes) B

DAY 3 - NIMES
After breakfast in your hotel this morning, continue to discover Nimes. During your stay, you may want to take the opportunity to explore outside the city. Discover the stunning countryside and hilltop villages of Provence or head for a daytrip to Avignon, Orange or Aix en Provence. (Overnight in Nimes) B

DAY 4 - NIMES TO ARLES
Spend another morning in Nimes before heading back to the station for your train to Arles. Upon arrival in Arles, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the afternoon and evening wandering around the narrow streets of this beautiful, historic city. Discover where painter Vincent Van Gogh drew his inspiration and perhaps spend the evening in a restaurant not unlike that in his famous work, ‘Café Terrace at Night,' which was painted here. (Overnight in Arles) B

DAY 5 - ARLES
Enjoy another a full day exploring the city and surrounding area. Arles was an important Roman settlement and there are still plenty of monuments from the period to see, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage listed. You can also see some of Van Gogh's works at the Espace Van Gogh, a former hospital where the artist stayed on a couple of occasions. Out of Arles, the Camargue National Park is a stunning wetland area stretching to the coast where you can spot flamingos and wild white horses. (Overnight in Arles) B

DAY 6 - DEPART ARLES
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

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

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. 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. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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