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The French Rail Cruises
The French Rail Cruises offers two new and exciting fully escorted tours designed to unveil the beauty of France’s Toulouse, Bordeaux and Dordogne regions. Clients will be treated to the best of French cuisine in the most luxurious settings. • Valid from: March through November, subject to change

Departure Dates Bordeaux to Toulouse Mar: 24 Apr: 14 Jun: 9* Jul: 7* Sep: 15* Oct: 6* *High season departures Toulouse to Bordeaux Mar: 27 Apr: 17 Jun: 12* Jul: 10* Sep: 18* Oct: 9* May: 15* Aug: 28 Nov: 6 May: 12* Aug: 25 Nov : 3

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Roundtrip air or rail, Paris-Bordeaux/ Toulouse/Paris Travel aboard the French Rail Cruises train Transfers by luxury motor-coach 3 nights in exclusive luxury hotel accommodation Breakfast, lunch and dinner (as per program). All beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) and meals served aboard the train Admission to places of interest specified in program. • Expert bilingual guides for all tours in the program. • VAT (local tax) • • Michelin guide & travel guides for all tours as specified. Price does not include: Bar and room service bills & staff gratuities • Beverages not specified in menu / itinerary • Communication & laundry charges • • Excess luggage (flight): Max 20kg (44lbs.) per person. Exclusive/Luxury Hotels:( Please click for links ) Chateau Cordellian-Bages/Le Vieux Logis/ Hostellerie de plaissance/La Reserve / Hotel de la cité / Domaine d’Auriac To view train configuration: click here Originally conceived to accommodate 140 people, it has been restored and redesigned to welcome a maximum of 22 guests in greatest comfort. • The Team: 2 attendants / 1 train conductor / 2 luggage porters / 1 purser (24 hrs) / 1 chauffeur/ 1 guide. (7-12 employees/22 guests) • On Board Services: Large variety of beverages, snacks, wines, coffee, tea and regional specialties. • Clothing- Formal attire is customary for dinner. • Smoking- Smoking area available in the bar of French Rail Cruises train, hotels and restaurants.

*High season departures
Pre and Post tour extensions Extensions Biarritz Hotel du palais Bordeaux Burdigala hôtel Saint-Emilion(3) Hostellerie de Plaisance Carcassonne Hôtel de la cité Twin* Single

$259(1) $180 $408 $259

$403(2) $339 N/A $403 (2)

(1)Ocean view. (2) Garden view. (3) Also includes lunch or dinner.
*Price per person based on double occupancy

Cancellation policy • • More than 15 days prior to departure Within 15 days prior to departure

Fee 15% 100%

French Rail Cruises High Season( May, Jun., Jul., Sep., Oct.) Low Season( Mar., Apr., Aug., Nov.)

Double* $4,645 $ 4,335

Single $ 5,250 $ 4, 908

*Price per person based on double occupancy. Prices in US$ Valid from 08/01/03 to 12/31/03, subject to change

Program
Bordeaux to Toulouse (4 days, 3 nights)
Day 1, Monday
Bordeaux, Grand Cru Classe Chateau, and St. Emilion.

Day 1, Monday:
Bordeaux. Pauillac, and Grand Cru Classé Chateau. Valid for the following departures: June 9, July 7 and Aug. 25 Morning • Greeting at Bordeaux airport or train station.

Valid for the following departures: Mar. 24, Apr. 14 May 12, Sept. 15, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 Morning • • • • • • Greeting at Bordeaux Airport or train station. Visit Old town of Bordeaux. Presentation of French Rail Cruises Team. Lunch in a typical southwestern style bistro. Transfer to Grand Cru Classé Chateau in St Emilion, for a private guided tour and wine tasting. Guided walking tour of the historic center of St. Emilion.

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Presentation of French Rail Cruises Team. Lunch in a typical Southwestern style bistro. Transfer to a Grand Cru Classé Chateau in Medoc, for a private guided tour and wine tasting.

Afternoon • Visit Pauillac’s Lynch-Bages Chateau for a guided tour and wine tasting. • Transfer to hotel (Chateau Cordeillans-Bages) • Free time to relax or do some independent sightseeing. Evening • Gastronomic dinner and overnight at the hotel

Afternoon • • Transfer to hotel ( Hostellerie de Plaisance) Free time to relax or do some independent sightseeing.

Day 2 /Tuesday:
Sarlat, La Roque–Gageac, Bastide de Domme, Beyac Cazenac and Tremolat. Morning • After breakfast, transfer by French Rail Cruises train to Sarlat. • Entertainment and snacks on board the train. Upon arrival in Sarlat, transfer to the old town • center for a guided walking tour. Afternoon
• • Guided tour of the medieval village of Bastide de Domme. Transfer to La Roque-Gageac for a private cruise (for April through October departures only) and lunch on the Dordogne River.

Evening • Gastronomic dinner and overnight at the hotel.

OR In case of inclement weather, transfer to Beyrac et • Cazenac for a guided tour of the village and its impressive castle. Transfer to Bastide and guided walking tour of the • village.

Evening • • • Transfer to hotel ‘Le Vieux Logis’ at Tremolat. Free time to relax or so some more sightseeing. Gastronomic dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3/ Wednesday:
Cordes–sur- Ciel, Toulouse Lautrec Museum, Albi, Sainte Cecile Cathedrale.

Morning • After breakfast, transfer by French Rail Cruises train to the village of Cordes-sur-Ciel. • Entertainment and lunch on board the train during transfer. • Visit of medieval Bastide village and local craftsmanship upon arrival in Cordes-sur-Ciel. Free time for sightseeing. • Transfer to Hotel La Reserve in Albi where clients will be spending the night. Afternoon • Guided tour of ‘Toulouse Lautrec’ Museum in the heart of Albi. • Stroll to the heart of the old town. • Organ concert and private guided tour of the “Sainte-Cecile” Cathedral. Evening • Return to hotel for dinner.

Program
Toulouse to Bordeaux (4 days/ 3 nights)
Day 1/ Thursday:
Toulouse, Carcassonne, ‘Comtal’ Chateau

Morning • • • • • Greeting at Toulouse airport or train station. Presentation of French Rail Cruises Team. Transfer to hotel d’Azzézat. Guided tour of the Bemberg Foundation collection located in the hotel Welcome lunch in a private lounge at the hotel.

Afternoon • • • Transfer to Carcassonne (Hotel de La Cité). Guided walking tour of Carcassonne and the Comtal Chateau. Free time and clients can walk back to the hotel

Day 4 / Thursday:
Carcassonne Morning • Transfer by French Rail Cruise train to Carcassonne. • Entertainment and snacks and wine tasting on board train during transfer. Afternoon • • • • • Gastronomic fare well lunch at “Hotel de la Cite” Guided walking tour of the city of Carcassonne, which is the greatest fortress in Europe. Free time for shopping. Transfer to Toulouse for return flights/train to Paris Arrival in Paris around 8:30pm

Evening • Gastronomic dinner and overnight at Hotel de La Cité.

Day Two/ Friday:
Cordes-sur-Ciel, Albi, St Cecile Cathedral, Toulouse Lautrec museum. Morning • • • • After breakfast, transfer to Cordes-sur-Ciel by French Rail Cruises Train. Entertainment and lunch on board the train during transfer. Visit of medieval Bastide village and local craftsmanship upon arrival in Cordes-sur-Ciel. Transfer to Hotel ‘La Reserve’. BACK

Afternoon • • Guided tour of the Toulouse Lautrec museum in Albi. Walk to the Sainte Cecile Cathedral for a guided tour and private organ concert.

Evening • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight • Dinner at L’Esprit du Vin restaurant-in the city- for March, April and November departures.

Day 3/ Saturday:
Sarlat, La Roque-Gageac, Beyrac Cazenac Morning • After breakfast, transfer to the village of Sarlat. • Entertainment and lunch on board the train during transfer. • Guided walking tour of the old town in Sarlat. Afternoon • • Transfer to La Rogue-Gageac for a private cruise on the Dordogne river (Mar-Oct departures). Incase of inclement weather, clients instead will be transferred to Beyrac et Cazenac for a guided walking tour of the village.

Day 4/ Sunday
St. Emilion, Bordeaux, Grand Cru Classé Chateau, Bordeaux.

Morning • • • • • Evening • Transfer to Le ‘Vieux Logis’ hotel. • Free time for clients to relax and prepare for dinner. • Gastronomic dinner and overnight at the hotel After breakfast, depart for St Emilion by French Rail Cruises train, enjoy entertainment and wine tasting en-route. Transfer to Grand Cru Classé Chateau for a guided visit, farewell lunch and wine tasting.
After lunch you’ll be individually transferred to Bordeaux airport or rail station. Free time for shopping. Transfer to the airport or train station for return trip to Paris.

Afternoon • • Transfer to the heart of Bordeaux’s Old town for a guided walking tour . Free time for shopping

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Hotel information
Hostellerie de Plaisance

Included in program on the following departure dates: March: 24 April: 14 May:12 September: 15 October: 06 and November: 03 Hotel rating: 4 stars
Member of Relais & Chateau.

Address:
Place du Clocher - 33330 Saint Emilion Tel: 33 (0) 5 57 55 07 55 Fax: 33 (0) 5 57 74 41 11 Email : HostelleriePlaisance@saintemilion.org www.hostellerie-plaisance.com Check in time: 14:00 pm Check out time: 12:00 noon Total number of rooms: 16 The French Rail Cruises type of rooms: double or twin Description Hostellerie de Plaisance is situated in the upper part of Saint-Emilion under the shadow of the beautiful steeple. Once a monastery, this superbly appointed hotel offers excellent quality accommodation in an elegant and refined environment. Hotel & Room amenities Direct dial telephone Air-conditioned rooms Safe Number of Restaurants: 1 Hair dryer Bar/café television

Its restaurant serves exquisite cuisine based on local produce and is complemented by excellent vintage wines. (1* Michelin) BACK

Château Cordeillan- Bages

Inside courtyard

Bedroom

Included in our program of the following departure dates: June 09, July 07 and August 25 Hotel rating: 4 stars.
Member of Relais & Châteaux

Address:
Route des Châteaux, 33250 Pauillac Tel: 33 (0) 5 56 59 24 24 Fax: 33 (0) 5 56 59 01 89 Email; cordeillan@relaischateaux.com www.cordeillanbages.com Check in time: 12:00 noon Checkout time: 12:00 noon Total number of rooms: 25 The French Rail Cruises rooms: double and twin room

Description

In the heart of the Medoc vineyards, the château dates from the 17th century and is built in the pure style of that period. Its bright, tastefully decorated rooms, and its lounges, adorned with bouquets and old paintings, are a feast to the eyes.

Hotel & Room amenities
Direct dial telephone Individual safe deposit box Laundry & Dry Cleaning Mini Bar Hair Dryer Color TV with cable Computer link Air-conditionned rooms Swimming pool

Number of Restaurants: 1

The chef combines the best produce from the Medoc vineyards and estuary, including Pauillac Lamb, shad or game, according to the season. A point of honor is made to find the best possible combinations of creative cuisine with the most famous Bordeaux wines from an impressive cellar. (2 star Michelin). BACK

Le Vieux Logis

Included in our program on Tuesday for Bordeaux – Toulouse itinerary & on Saturday for Toulouse– Bordeaux itinerary from Mar-Nov 03 Hotel Rating: 4 stars
Member of the Relais & Châteaux chain of hotels

Address:
24510 Trémolat Tel: 00 33 (0) 5 53 22 80 06 Fax: 00 33 (0) 5 53 22 84 89 Email: vieuxlogis@relaischateaux.fr www.levieuxlogis.com Check in time: 2:00 pm Checkout time: 12 noon Total number of rooms: 24 French Rail Cruises rooms: Double or twin

Description
Le "Vieux Logis" is more than a restaurant hotel, it is a friendly place enclosed in the rampart of the medieval village of Yvoire, with its castle, which was constructed in 1306. The Jacquier-Durand family has been working for four generations to offer a warm welcome…

Hotel and room amenities
Air conditiong laundry services swimming pool hotel safe open fireplace direct dial phone fax Luggage storage

multilingual staff postal services desk in room

Park bathrooms,

Number of Restaurants: 2
They both serve fresh fish specialties from the lake and creative dishes prepared by a talented chef.

Number of Bars: 1 Other features: gift shop, hairdresser, and foreign currency exchange.

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La Réserve

Included in our program on Wednesday for Bordeaux –Toulouse itinerary & on Friday for Toulouse– Bordeaux itinerary from Mar-Nov 03. Hotel rating: 4 stars
Member of the Relais & Chateau chain

Address:
Route de Cordes, 81000 Albi Tel: 33(0) 5 63 60 80 80 Fax: 33 (0) 5 63 47 63 60 Email: reservealbi@relaischateaux.com Check in time: 2:00pm Check out time: 12:00 noon Total number of rooms: 23 French Rail Cruises rooms: double or twin

Description
This lovely residence near Albi, on the Tarn river, is a haven for greenery. Air-conditioned and tastefully decorated guestrooms overlook a park, pond, and swimming pool.

Hotel & room amenities
Air conditioning Bar/café Restaurant swimming pool telephone laundry

Satellite TV

Sauna

Number of Restaurants: 1
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Hôtel de la Cité

Included in our program on Thursday for Toulouse - Bordeaux itinerary
Hotel rating: 4 stars
Member of Relais & Chateau

Address:
Place de l’Eglise, 11000 Carcasonne Tel: 33 (0) 4 68 71 98 71 Fax: 33 (0) 4 68 71 50 15 Email: reservations@hoteldelacit.com www.lhw.com/delacite Check in time: 2:00 pm Check out time: 12:00 noon Total number of rooms: 42 & 19 suites French Rail Cruises rooms: double or twin

Description:
This hotel is built inside the walls of Carcassonne, Europe’s largest fortified citadel, where each stone is a mute witness to its romantic past. Set between two historic landmarks, the Château Comtal and the gothic Saint-Nazaire Basilica, the hotel is surrounded by glorious gardens. The hotel ground floor is listed by the French National Conservation Trust.

Hotel & room amenities:
air conditioning mini bar Hair dryer laundry service

satellite

swimming pool

Number of Restaurants: 3
La Barbaccane Restaurant represents French culinary excellence at its best. The brasserie Chez Saskia offers a more relaxed atmosphere. Le jardin de l’Evêque for dining al fresco, is open during summer only.BACK

Hotel Burdigala

Available for Bordeaux extension tour
Hotel rating: 4 stars
Member of concorde hotels

Address:
115, rue Georges Bonnac 33000 Bordeaux - FRANCE Tel. : (33) 05.56.90.16.16 Fax : (33) 05.56.93.15.06 Web: www.burdigala.com Email: burgigala@burdigala.com

Total number of rooms: 83 rooms French Rail Cruises rooms: double or twin

Description:
Hotel Burdigala in the heart of the city of Bordeaux bears a name that resonates with history. The Hôtel Burdigala is just a short walk from the Place Gambetta and, thanks to its lovely decor and atmosphere, is the ideal setting for a leisure stay in the heart of Bordeaux.

Hotel & room amenities:
air conditioning mini bar satellite Hair dryer laundry service swimming pool

Number of Restaurants: 1
Le “Jardin de Burdigala” restaurant serves country cuisine and a variety of seasonal specialties BACK

Hotel du Palais

Available for Biarritz extension tour. Hotel rating: 4 star
Member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, associated with Hotels Concorde Group.

Address:
1 avenue de l’Imperatrice 64200 Biarritz, France Tel: 33 5 59 41 64 00 Fax: 33 5 59 41 67 99

Description
Overlooking the far stretching Biarritz beach, the Hotel du Palais is a hundred meters from the city center, the Casino and the Louison Bobet Thalassotherapie Center. Formally the summer mansion of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenia, Hotel du Palais is now among the most beautiful hotels in the world. Total number of rooms: 156

Hotel & Room amenities
Air-conditioning Color TV 34 channels Mini bar Direct dial phone Radio Laundry and dry cleaning within 24 hours Sauna, UVA and Solarium Golf course Direct access to the beach

Sport and leisure activities
Heated sea-water swimming pool Fitness center Playground and swimming pool for the children

Additional features:
Private cabanas around the pool.

Hair dresser boutiques.

Restaurants: 3
La Rotonde: Traditional restaurant facing the ocean Villa Eugénie: Gastronomic restaurant (1* Michelin) L’Hippocampe: Restaurant around the swimming pool
Bar: 1

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The French Rail Cruises train configuration

The Train: The lounge carraige;
12 feet long, 22 leather reclining seats, Extendable tables, Individual shelving space next to the seat, Power outlets, 2 video screens

The Bar Carraige:
2 sofas, library, bar, Restrooms, Powder room, Cloak room, Service and storage areas

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