For the purposes of background, I will be signing up for a Best of Europe tour soon, choosing either the departure leaving 10/3/15 or 10/5/15. I'll be a solo traveler (among couples/pairs, as the staff reports), which doesn't bother me too much. Is anyone else slated to go on either trip?
My question is: would you have any preference between starting the tour on a Saturday or a Monday? Sure, the Monday start allows for easier pre-tour sightseeing in Paris, but would result in landing home at home on a late Sunday night, staring down a full work-week! I will be flying PIT-CDG, FCO-PIT on Delta. If I do the Saturday start, I will definitely give myself an extra day in Paris, pre-tour.
Finally, what might be some good "free time" activities during the short stay in Beaune, France? The RS Best of Europe guidebook gives me a lot of suggestions for Paris, Venice, and Rome, (and I want to visit BMW with my free time in Munich), but I really don't know that much about the 1-day Beaune stop.
Any feedback is appreciated, and hope to see some of you on the tours!