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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Fly-drive touring holidays in France

    Fly-drive touring holidays in France

    A fly-drive touring holiday with French Expressions allows you to explore this beautiful country by car without having to drive large distances. Travelling by air and collecting a hire-car in France is an excellent way of making the most of your holiday time, discovering regions further afield without driving all the way from the UK. Having organised tailor-made holidays to France since 1989, we have a great wealth of experience in creating fly-drive holidays and have put together a range of suggested itineraries that combine luxury hotels in popular destinations. We work with Avis in France as they offer an excellent selection of cars and a good range of offices throughout the country - at airports, railway stations and in city centre locations.
    Browse our suggested fly-drive itineraries which can all be modified according to your requirements, click here to download a pdf with information. You have the freedom to choose where you would like to travel and how long you would like to stay in each place - please contact us for advice and ideas.

    All the hotels that we feature in France can be reached by air and hire-car, so if you are looking for a fly-drive holiday where you are based in one location then click here to find out more about the full range of destinations that we offer.

    Travel information
    We will tailor-make your fly-drive holiday to suit your preferences, allowing you to choose which airports you wish to fly to and from and which hotels you wish to stay in. From the golden beaches of the Cote d’Azur to the rugged coastline of the Basque Country, from the vineyards of Bordeaux to the chateaux of the Loire Valley, the choice is yours.
    On arrival in France, collect your hire-car from the nearest Avis office and drive between the hotels in your itinerary using the directions that we provide.

    Other types of touring holiday in France
    We have also created a selection of suggested touring itineraries for self-drive holidays where you travel to France by ferry or Eurotunnel with your own car, and rail-drive holidays where you travel by train and then collect a hire-car. Our range of rail holidays to France allow you to relax in comfort as you travel southwards to your final destination.

     A holiday to France by air and a subsequent hire-car is an excellent option that allows you to make the most of your holiday time, to concentrate on exploring regions further afield and to avoid driving all the way. This option offers all the benefits of travelling independently and gives you the opportunity to explore as you want. We have put together a number of suggested itineraries for fly-drive touring holidays which can be amended according to your wishes.
    Flight time from London is approximately one hour to Paris and 90 minutes to the main southern airports in Lyon and Bordeaux. France’s extensive network of airports is served by a variety of airlines from the UK, including British Airways, Air France, KLM.
    We work with Avis as they offer a variety of cars at a good range of offices throughout France, at airports and railway stations as well as in city centre locations. We have negotiated a number of benefits such as theft protection now being included automatically in all car rentals, and no one-way drop off charge within France for the majority of car types.

    Benefits of a fly-drive holiday with French Expressions include:
    • Choose your flight route and operator. We work with the scheduled services of British Airways to give you maximum choice, convenient flight times and quality of service. However, we are also happy to book a charter flight or one of the 'No frills' airlines who might have a departure from a local airport.
    • Collect your hire-car in one place and return it to another at no additional cost with the vast majority of car types.
    • Upgrade your hire car if required. We include a basic hire-car which is adequate for just two people, a short break or if you don’t intend to do much driving. However, you might want to up-grade to something larger and more powerful.
    • We provide directions from the airport to each hotel that you are visiting, as well as our own suggestions for sightseeing and local visits.

    Accommodation in France
    Our self-drive holidays include accommodation at one or more of the luxury hotels that are featured in the French Expressions programme. Sample prices in suggested itineraries are based on two people sharing a double or twin room and usually include bed and breakfast or half board. For the descriptions of the exact meal arrangements please refer to the itineraries and hotel information.

    French Expressions is an independent specialist tour operator which was established in 1989 and offers tailor-made holidays to France with flexible, personal service. We pride ourselves on interpreting your demands and requirements to provide you with the holiday that you want, ensuring a successful match between client and holiday.

    Flexible Arrangements
    In order for you to receive the holiday you want, we provide as much flexibility as possible. You choose the departure day, the duration, the type of hotel, the number of hotels, the room type, the board basis, method of travel and class of travel. Our arrangements, whilst inclusive of travel and accommodation, allow you ‘time-off’ in between, for example, if you want to visit friends or explore on your own for a while. We can quote you for accommodation only but you will find that the more arrangements we can include for you, the better value the holiday will be.

    How we price your holiday
    All our holiday arrangements have been designed to afford you maximum flexibility and freedom of choice. We include travel arrangements, whether it be flight, ferry or tunnel crossing or rail travel as well as many nights' hotel accommodation as you want, in as many different places.

    Our Price Guarantee
    We guarantee that once you have made a firm booking with a deposit payment, there will be no increases in the price of your holiday due to currency movements. If, for any reason, there have been changes in the price of the holiday you want, you will be advised at the time of booking.

    Full Financial Protection
    Full financial protection is offered when you book a holiday with us. Our air holidays are ATOL protected, and we are a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited to protect non-flight packages. We are also members of ABTA and AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators), an organisation of some of Britain’s best specialist tour operators.

  • A tour of Provence

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    An 8 night tour which allows you to discover rural scenery with hill-top villages, vineyards and lavender beds as well as Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.
  • Valleys, fortresses and mountains of south-west France

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    A 10 night tour through Tarn and Languedoc Roussillon, both with beautiful countryside as well as charming villages and imposing fortresses.
  • Lavender and sunflower fields of Provence

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    A 7 night tour through Provence, where in summertime fields are filled with fragrant lavender and dazzling sunflowers.
  • Gastronomic tour of Tarn and the Auvergne

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    An 8 night tour through the heartland of France, promising indulgence with marvellous views and Michelin-starred cuisine.
  • Bordeaux, the Basque Country & Albi

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    A 9 night tour through south-west France, including the vineyards of Bordeaux, the dramatic Basque coastline and the history of Tarn and Lot.
  • Gastronomic tour of south-west France

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    An 8 night tour which allows you to discover the regional cuisine and world-class wines of Aquitaine, Tarn and Lot and the Basque Country.
  • Burgundy, Beaujolais and the Rhone Valley to Provence

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    An 8 night tour through south-east France, allowing you to discover undulating hills, extensive vineyards, royal chateaux and mediaeval cities.
  • Dordogne, Basque Country & Massif Central

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    A 9 night tour in south-west France which includes vineyards, beaches, rural landscapes and historical attractions.
  • Historic south-west of France

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    A 10 night tour for lovers of history and architecture, travelling from Albi to Carcassonne, on to Le Boulou then back to Toulouse.
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