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Highlights of Loire Valley & Bordeaux

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,632

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Embark on a 10-day tour of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux and discover France’s celebrated history and main sites of interest. Starting in Paris, cruise the Seine, climb the Eiffel Tower, and Skip the Line at the Louvre. In Tours and Bordeaux, visit wineries, see chateaux, and enjoy local delicacies.


This 10-day French vacation takes you to Paris as well as the Loire Valley and Bordeaux to explore French history and culture. It features first-class and deluxe accommodations, small group tours, and is a great introduction to France.

Your journey begins in Paris, the French capital and one of the most beloved cities in the world. A Paris Seinorama tour will introduce you to many of its most famous landmarks. Travel through the city in an air-conditioned panoramic bus and see the sites, including the Pantheon, Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, Arc de Triomphe, and Les Invalides. Disembark at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and board an hour-long cruise along the Seine to see Notre Dame and the Louvre from the water. Return to dock and ride up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the best views of the city. The next day, you’ll skip the line at the Louvre to see some of the world’s greatest artistic masterworks, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

From Paris, ride the train to Tours, where you’ll be based for a few days in the Loire Valley. One day, travel back in time at two lovely chateaux in the Loire Valley. Explore the Chateau de Chambord and the Chateau de Chenonceau in the company of a local guide, who will explain the fascinating history behind these gorgeous Renaissance buildings. The next day, head on a half-day wine tour to Vouvray to visit a traditional vat room, learn about the region’s specific terroir, and enjoy a wine tasting in some troglodyte galleries carved into the earth.

Ride the train to Bordeaux and discover the secrets behind a city that captures the French “Art de vivre” like few others. Head on a gourmet small group tour of the city to visit local bakers, chocolatiers, and cheesemakers, tasting some delicacies as you go. End the tour with a chic lunch at Bordovino’s Apartment in a stunning 18th-century building. The next day, tour the famous wine region of Saint Emilion, exploring the UNESCO-listed village and tasting some local vintages at Classified Growth Chateaus.

At the end of your stay, you’ll depart Bordeaux to connect to your onward destination.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,632

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Day 1

Paris Airport to Paris Central Hotels

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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    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

Paris City Tour with Histopad and Cruise

This excursion will give you the opportunity to discover Paris, its history and great buildings with a tour of the city by coach followed by a commented cruise the Seine. Departure from the Eiffel Tower, the crew will welcome you on board one of the three trimarans belonging to the "Bateaux Parisiens", for a one hour cruise. Entirely glass fitted, with a terrace behind and gangways all round, these boats are perfectly designed to discover and admire the rich architecture of the city. A clear and vivid commentary accompanied by lyrics and music evoking the various places and times, is broadcast through individual handsets.

Duration2 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
Day 4

Paris Hotel to Paris Train Station/Port

Duration1 Hour

Saint Pierre des Corps Train Station to Tours City Centre

Duration0 Minutes

Chateau Belmont by The Crest Collection

World Heritage of Unesco - Tours - ancient Gallo-Roman city - is classified as a city of art and history. Its proximity to Paris - its location in the center of the famous Loire Valley - its rich heritage tourism - and its quality of life - gastronomy - entertainment and events make this city of Touraine an ideal holiday destination.
Guests staying at Chateau Belmont can choose between cleverly designed Residence Rooms and Suites ideal for business travellers and famillies and romantic Rooms in the castle for couples.

Meal Plan ROOM and ONLY
Duration3 Nights
Day 5

Chenonceau, Amboise Castle, and Clos Luce Chateau with Wine tasting

Enjoy a small group guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau, the Royal Chateau of Amboise and the Chateau of the Clos Luce. Take advantage of skip the line entrance into the three Chateaux where you will enjoy a tour of the cellar caves followed by a wine tasting at a village winery.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Must-see in Loire Valley: Chambord and Chenonceau

Meet your driver-guide in front of the tourism office and jump into the heart of French history in a group of no more than 8 guests. Your first visit will be the unique Château de Chenonceau. Admire the most visited historical monument in France after Château de Versailles! This stunning chateau was built like a bridge on one of the Loire's main tributaries : the Cher river. Follow your guide through the amazing gardens à la Française. Then, admire the beautiful furniture coating each room of the chateau as well as the amazing fresh floral decorations. Your tour guide will take you to the kitchens, the Queen's bedroom, the Gallery... and will share with you all his anecdotes and funny stories linked to this unique place. After this exceptional visit, your tour-guide will drive you to Château de Villesavin. At your arrival, he/she will offer you to share a glass of local wine paired with a local delicacy in the park of this intimate chateau. Then, for lunch, you will enjoy a free-time to picnic in the park of this family-owned chateau where the owners still live. It's time to head in direction of Château de Chambord. With its extraordinary architecture and its immoderate size, it is impossible to feel indifferent about this spectacular construction. Listen to your guide who will tell you the enthralling stories about this major historical building full of mysteries and its creator: King Francis 1st. Follow him/her through the building and admire the King's apartment's, the double helix staircase inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, the terrace with its great view on the magnificent gardens and hunting grounds of the Chateau. (entrance fees, tastings and French apéritif included as mentioned in the itinerary)

Duration9 Hours
Day 7

Tours City Centre to Saint Pierre des Corps Train Station

Duration0 Minutes

Saint Jean Train Station to Bordeaux City Centre

Duration0 Minutes

Best Western Premier Bayonne Etche-Ona

Our hotel is in the Golden Triangle of Bordeaux, made of two beautiful houses of the XVIIIth century, the Bayonne and the Etche-Ona began an important comprehensive renovation program that was 11 months long.
Today we are sincerely delighted to invite you to discover a new story told with elegance, harmony and detail.
The Bayonne located 4 rue Martignac welcomes you in an atmosphere Art Deco 1925-1930.
The Etche-Ona located 11 rue Mautrec (at 40 meters far away) offer cabinet de curiosity – travel souvenirs atmosphere.
Rooms and suites, just like the public areas offer exclusive services top of the range where comfort and latest technology go hand in hand.
All the decoration, furniture, lighting, choice of materials, designs…have been done by us and for us.
The color palettes are soft and shimmering through fine fabrics, the walls are punctuated with different wall patterns extremely elegant.
Bathrooms are made in Corian (marble) and welcome you in a unique and exclusive setting.
Our lounges of reception-bar welcome you for relaxation, but also to organize your working appointments. Wi-Fi is offered.
In rooms: soundproofing, air conditioning, 40-inch TV with international channels, radio, alarm clock, telephone, mini-bar, coffee and tea facilities offer, professional Nespresso® in all of our rooms, personal safe, Wi-Fi offer, office stationery, deluxe bedding and duvet very comfortable made with vegetable/plant fiber, two sizes of pillow, totally obscuring curtains, bath or rain shower, cosmetic mirror, hair dryer, clothes line, handkerchief, NUXE® toiletries without paraben in essential oils. Bathrobe in suite, slippers in deluxe and suite.
Services: Breakfast buffet or served in room, bar, meeting room, room service, laundry and pressing service, 24-hour reception desk, complimentary newspapers, business corner, shoe-shine machine, rooms for guests with limited mobility.

Meal Plan ROOM and ONLY
Duration3 Nights
Day 8

Gourmet City Tour with Lunch

Welcome to Bordeaux, a city that enjoys the French "Art de vivre" - history, traditions, architecture, wine, and food. This small-group excursion is a gourmet city tour that will take you to the most distinctive producers of local delicacies. You will enjoy visits and tastings in a bakery, a chocolate shop, and a cheese shop. You will end the tour by having a casual and chic lunch at Bordovino's Apartment in an 18th-century building.

Duration4 Hours
Day 9

Saint Emilion Wine Tour Full day

Today, enjoy a full day exploring the Saint-Emilion wine region. This wine tour is a perfect introduction to both the wines of the right bank and to the charming village of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Your tour will include visits and tastings to three carefully selected Classified Growth Chateaus/wineries known for the quality of the wine they craft as well as a walking tour of the village with your guide.

Duration8 Hours
Day 10

Bordeaux City Centre to Saint Jean Train Station

Duration0 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Tuesday, Friday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers 
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Paris 
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Tours 
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Bordeaux 
  • Private transfer services between train stations and hotels 
  • Shared Paris Seinorama: City Tour, Seine Cruise, Eiffel Tower 
  • Shared Guided Louvre Museum with Skip the Line Access 
  • Small Group Must-see Loire Valley: Chambord and Chenoceau (max 8 guests) 
  • Small Group Wine Tour to Vouvray (max 8 guests) 
  • Small Group Gourmet City Tour, including lunch (max 8 guests) 
  • Small Group Saint Emilion Wine Tour (max 19 guests) 
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Train tickets between cities
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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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12 Aug 2022
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