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Best of Paris & Bordeaux

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,850

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the best of two beloved French cities on this vacation. In Paris, head to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views, cruise along the Seine River, and enjoy a guided tour of the Louvre. In Bordeaux, explore the charming city streets, taste the local gastronomy, and enjoy the world-class wine experience.


This 7-day French vacation showcases the landmarks and culture of Paris and Bordeaux. It features first-class accommodations and a mix of shared and private tours. 

Your journey through France begins in Paris, the City of Light, where you’ll enjoy the sights, sounds, and effervescent atmosphere of the world’s most popular city. A guided coach tour will ensure that you see some of the highlights, from the Musee d’Orsay to the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Stop at the Eiffel Tower and board a river vessel for a cruise along the Seine to see the best views of the Louvre and the flying buttresses of Notre Dame from the water. Back at the Eiffel Tower, skip the line and ride up to the second floor for some of the best views of the city skyline. The next day, enjoy a guided tour of the Louvre, one of the world’s greatest museums. See popular favourites such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, as well as little-known masterworks in this collection of artistic treasures. That evening, board a river vessel for a three-course dinner on the river. Enjoy magnificent views of the city lit up at night as you dine and sip a glass of champagne.

Connect onwards to Bordeaux by train, a city synonymous with wine. A walking tour will introduce you to the city’s many flavours, from baguette to the sweet pastry canelé to aged cheeses. Based in Bordeaux, you’ll also visit Saint-Emilion, one of the prettiest villages in the region, and head to a nearby chateau to sample local wines. Later, follow the Route des Chateaux in Medoc to reach some legendary wine estates renowned around the world. 

At the end of your stay, connect to the train station for onward travels. 


 

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Accommodation in Paris

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    Elysees Bassano



    The Elysees Bassano hotel is located right in the heart of the capital, midway between the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elyees and the iconic landmark of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a stroll along the Avenue Montaigne and the Avenue Victor-Hugo, just a 5-minute walk from the …

    The Elysees Bassano hotel is located right in the heart of the capital, midway between the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elyees and the iconic landmark of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a stroll along the Avenue Montaigne and the Avenue Victor-Hugo, just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The building, constructed in the 19th century as a private mansion, has been fully renovated and now offers 40 comfortable air-conditioned rooms in soothing shades of beige.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Business Corner
    • Room Service
    • Snack Bar
    • Turn down service
    • WiFi

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,850

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Day 1

Paris Airport to Paris Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Elysees Bassano

The Elysees Bassano hotel is located right in the heart of the capital, midway between the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elyees and the iconic landmark of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a stroll along the Avenue Montaigne and the Avenue Victor-Hugo, just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The building, constructed in the 19th century as a private mansion, has been fully renovated and now offers 40 comfortable air-conditioned rooms in soothing shades of beige.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Elysees Bassano

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    Elysees Bassano



    The Elysees Bassano hotel is located right in the heart of the capital, midway between the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elyees and the iconic landmark of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a stroll along the Avenue Montaigne and the Avenue Victor-Hugo, just a 5-minute walk from the …

    The Elysees Bassano hotel is located right in the heart of the capital, midway between the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elyees and the iconic landmark of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a stroll along the Avenue Montaigne and the Avenue Victor-Hugo, just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The building, constructed in the 19th century as a private mansion, has been fully renovated and now offers 40 comfortable air-conditioned rooms in soothing shades of beige.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Business Corner
    • Room Service
    • Snack Bar
    • Turn down service
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Eiffel Tower 2nd Fl + Cruise + Paris City Tour

Take a tour by air-conditioned panoramic coach and enjoy the opportunity to see Paris and learn about its history and most famous sights through an audio guide commentary. Marvel at Paris's best-known sights: Place Vendome Square, the Opera House, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, the Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe (Arc of Triumph), and the Invalides.

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, step aboard for an hour-long musical cruise along the Seine with an audio guide. Marvel at the amazing architecture of the heart of Paris's most prestigious monuments lining the banks of the Seine: the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay Museum, the Conciergerie. Then, with your priority access, skip the line and speed up by elevator to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, Paris's most unmissable monument.

This tour ends at Place de Sydney.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Guided Tour of Louvre Museum

Your priority access ticket will allow you to follow your guide straight into the world's largest museum. No need to stand in line! This guided tour offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the museum's huge collection and its greatest works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon.

Before it became a museum in 1793, the Louvre had long been one of the principle palaces of the Kings of France. Located right in the heart of Paris, the Louvre's galleries stretch for 786,000 square feet. It is home to the world's largest collection of art works, spanning more than 7,000 years from ancient civilizations to the 19th Century. The museum's collections are split into eight different departments: Egyptian antiquities, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Islamic art, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, and Prints & Drawings.

Spend time discovering these collections with your guide, who will show you some of the museum's most famous works and tell you about the stories that lie behind them. Marvel at the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506, one of the most famous female portraits in the world; the Venus de Milo, a celebrated Greek sculpture dating from 100 BC depicting the goddess Aphrodite; or the giant 33-foot-long painting of the Coronation of Napoleon, painted in 1807 by Jacques-Louis David to commemorate the crowning of Napoleon Bonaparte in Notre Dame Cathedral.

After your guided tour, spend time exploring other parts of the museum at your own pace.

Duration2 Hours

Dinner Cruise - Etoile Service

Enjoy a wonderful evening on board a Bateaux Parisiens. We advise you to arrive at around 8:15pm at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Port de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris to board your boat on the Seine. Bateaux Pariseiens crew will greet you and sit you at your table for an unforgettable 2.5-hour dinner cruise.

The Etoile Service menu allows guests to discover the essence of Paris. Enjoy a menu including a choice of a starter, a main dish, a dessert, welcome glass of Kir au Blanc de Blancs, selection of wines, mineral water and coffee. You will be accommodated in a table of 2 to 10 people at the centre of the boat.

Admire a magnificent view of the illuminated monuments along the Seine and the bridges of Paris that lie across it. From the boat's large bay windows, you will see the Musee d'Orsay, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and the Conciergerie located on the Ile de la Cite, as well as the Louvre. This exceptional view will also include a chance to observe the illuminated Eiffel Tower as the boat passes by. In the boat's cozy and intimate surroundings, enjoy a romantic or relaxed dinner in a warm atmosphere.

Duration2 Hours
Day 4

Paris Hotel to Paris Train Station/Port

Duration1 Hour

Arrive in Bordeaux

Upon arrival in Bordeaux at the main train station, meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel in Bordeaux. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel La Maison Bord'eaux

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    Hotel La Maison Bord'eaux



    It is in a former coaching inn in the 18th century that was created La Maison Bordeaux. Located in the heart of town, this intimate space is the combination of a contemporary and an old architecture. Decoration based on simplicity and comfort. The game of …

    It is in a former coaching inn in the 18th century that was created La Maison Bordeaux. Located in the heart of town, this intimate space is the combination of a contemporary and an old architecture. Decoration based on simplicity and comfort. The game of colour will amaze guests with it's daring and originality. We leave voluntarily try an unique place that will make the stay even more memorable. Built around an Italian garden, the house consists of a main building, with the austere facade that looks like a Southeast building of 18th century and an old barn decorated with a horse's head stone, mane deployed. Guests can enjoy books available to them in the library.

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Day 5

Bordeaux Gourmet City Walking Tour

You will start your day in the city center of Bordeaux nearby the cathedral at a bakery, where you can smell the flavors of the fresh bread just coming out of the oven and share this moment with the baker. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a canelé, the traditional sweet pastry from the area of Bordeaux. Your next stop is a "Tour de France of Cheese and Charcuterie" at a cheese store, where you will receive a detailed explanation of the production and character of famous cheeses and charcuterie.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Full Day Saint Emilion and Medoc Wine Region Tour with tastings

Today you'll visit the charming village of Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a historic city dating back to the 9th century. The village is located on a hill and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards. Just outside of town, you'll get to sample the region's famous wines at a chateau that produces grand cru classé vintages. Walk through the vineyards and tour the cellars to learn about the winemaking process. The visit includes two tastings and is accompanied by hors d'oeuvres.

A picnic lunch is served at the chateau. Next, explore Médoc's famous Route des Chateaux and pass by legendary Bordeaux appellations. This specific terroir is known for its powerful reds. A visit is to an intimate estate. It's been owned and run by the same passionate family for generations. Walk in the vineyards, tour the traditional vat room, and learn the steps of a proper wine tasting in the cellars. You'll get to practice training your nose to identify wine aromas. The final visit of the day is to an estate that produces grand cru classé. Learn about winemaking from the grape through to the bottle. End the visit with a tasting paired with local specialties.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Depart Bordeaux

Say goodbye to the Bordeaux and take a private transfer to the train station to your onwards journey in France or beyond.

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Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2022: April to October: Sundays, Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private transfers between hotel and train stations
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Paris
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Bordeaux
  • Paris Eiffel Tower tour including Seine Cruise and City Tour
  • Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum
  • Dinner Cruise including Etoile Menu
  • Bordeaux Gourmet City Walking Tour (max 8 guests)
  • Full Day Saint Emilion and Medoc Wine Region Tour with tastings (max 8 guests)
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1), 1 dinner, tastings as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Train tickets between cities
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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