Take to the ancient streets of Montpellier on a walking tour of top city sights while staying at a modern, centrally located hotel.
About Your Trip
Fall in love with the charming coastal city of Montpellier set on the Mediterranean Sea in southern France. A cosmopolitan city, it has it all — from wide-open pedestrian squares and historic buildings to delectable cuisine and lively nightlife. Its old town, Ecusson, features cobblestone lanes, staircases and stone archways, and its inviting seaside beaches offers white sand and crashing waves.
On this DreamTrip, embark on a fun and informative walking tour of the city’s highlights that gives you an excellent glimpse into times gone by. You’ll follow medieval streets to important sites including Place de la Comedie — the central town square — along with Place de la Canourgue and Promenade du Peyrou. Along the way, see a 12th-century mikvah (ritual bath) in the ancient Jewish Quarter, the courtyard of a private mansion and St. Peter’s Cathedral. Then, go to the top of Porte du Peyrou for picturesque city, sea and mountain views before returning to Place de la Comedie for the end of the tour.
You’ll also have ample leisure time to discover the delights of Montpellier at your own pace. Some popular attractions include the botanical garden, opera house, cathedral and 19th-century Musee Fabre. What we love: • You can’t miss Three Graces in Place de la Comedie — the iconic fountain was built in 1790 by French sculptor Etienne d’Antoine. • Feeling inspired to roam further? You can rent a bike any time of day using the popular bicycle sharing program and hit the many paths in and around the city. Montpellier boasts 93 miles (150 kilometers) of paths you can choose, including one that goes to the beaches at Palavas-les-Flots. • Dating to 1825, Musee Fabre houses an enviable collection of European art through the centuries, both paintings and sculptures.
Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in Montpellier, France, as well as: • Half-day walking tour of Montpellier. • Welcome reception at the hotel. • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner. •
An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip.
Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from
landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend
scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary
updates and more
is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to
the hotel is Montpellier–Mediterranee Airport (MPL), approximately 5
miles (8 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel
insurance for any trip.
Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.
Montpellier was never occupied by the Romans or Greeks, making it quite unlike many other cities in southern France. After it was established in the 10th century, in fact, Montpellier was instead ruled by the Guilhem family dynasty until 1349 when it was sold to the Kingdom of France. The population grew exponentially in the 1960s, thanks to an influx of immigrants, making it one of the fastest-growing regions in France.
With the Mediterranean Sea on one side and mountains on the other, Montpellier offers something for everyone. Those seeking fun in the sun can head south to the beaches, while nature enthusiasts go north for hiking trails and summit views. It’s known for its youthful energy, thanks to the abundance of students attending three universities, including one established in 1289. A notable attendee of the medical school in 1529 was the legendary seer Nostradamus.
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m. 1-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby. 6 p.m.: Welcome reception at the hotel. The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
6:30-9 a.m.: Hot buffet breakfast at the hotel. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Half-day walking tour of Montpellier. • 9:30 a.m.: Meet your guide at the hotel and depart on foot. • Embark on a walking tour of Montpellier. • See the beautiful, historic town squares: Places de la Comedie; Place de la Canourgue; and Place du Peyrou. • See an ancient mikvah, the courtyard of an elaborate mansion, St. Peter’s Cathedral and more. • Climb to Porte du Peyrou for views of the city. • 12:30 p.m.: End the tour back at Place de la Comedie. • Make your way back to the hotel or stop in the nearby old quarter for lunch. Lunch is at your own expense. The rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
6:30-9 a.m.: Hot buffet breakfast at the hotel. A day at your leisure. Lunch is at your own expense. 7 p.m.: 3-course farewell dinner with complimentary 8.5-ounce (25CL) glass of wine, mineral water and coffee at the hotel.
6:30-9 a.m.: Hot buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel by noon.
Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Crowne Plaza® Montpellier-Corum is recognizable by its Japanese-inspired tiered pavilions. Within walking distance are world-renowned Fabre Museum and Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle, a park with a tranquil lake and lawns for picnicking.
Hotel features: • 1 restaurant and 1 bar. • Seasonal outdoor pool. • Fitness center. • Walking distance to Corum tramway stop. • Bike sharing station at Corum. • Nearby Saint-Roch railway station, offering high-speed service to and from Paris. • Self-parking: 15 euros per car, per day.
Standard Double Room or Standard Triple Room accommodations with: • 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available. • Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 1 adult and 1 child. • City view. • Air conditioning and heating. • Private bathroom with luxury toiletries. • Iron and ironing board. • Safe deposit box. • Flat-screen television with satellite and cable channels. • Electric kettle and tea- and coffee-making facilities. • Minibar (consumption at an additional cost). • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Check-in: 3 p.m. Checkout: noon. Minimum check-in age is 18.
Crowne Plaza Montpellier-Corum 190 Rue d’Argencourt Montpellier 34000, France
Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.
Hotel Check-in Requirements
By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.
Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
Walking tour: • This activity involves extensive walking outdoors, and over uneven ground. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or certain health conditions. Please consult your physician prior to booking travel. • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. • We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing.
Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.
*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.
Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than November 5 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value. Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.