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Paris and the Loire Valley

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,029

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend 7 days exploring two of the most visited regions in France! In Paris, explore the city at your own pace with a hop on, hop off ticket, then, discover the Loire Valley, famous for its wine and royal castles. Take a private tour of Tours, visit the two most popular castles, enjoy wine tastings and local cuisine and relax in one of the most stunning regions of France.


This 7 day first-class, tailor-made tour is the ideal getaway for looking to experience some of the best France has to offer. Two nights in glittering Paris showcases the highlights of France’s gorgeous capital before heading into the countryside to drink wine and get a taste of the idyllic countryside in the Loire Valley.

Upon arrival in Paris, you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before waking up refreshed to explore Paris your own way on a hop-on-hop-off tour of the city. Spend the day visiting the sites and neighbourhoods that interest you the most. 

The next day you head into the countryside and the village of Amboise, the burial city of Leonardo DaVinci. After a day of travel enjoy the castles and chateaux of the Loire Valley and finish your tour with a wine tasting at one of the vineyards in the village, set on the banks of the Loire River. 

Your final day in the Loire is all about wine. Head to Vouvray for a wine tasting tour where you will get to see the winemaking process from the vat room to the table. Later visit the WIne Houses. Strol through the troglodyte galleries, tunnels dug below the city. 

Return to Paris for one night before transferring back to the airport for your 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$ 2,029

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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
Duration2 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

Paris Hop On/Off Bus 1 Day

Visit Paris on board an open-top double-decker bus. Enjoy exceptional views from the top deck, hop on and off as you please on our 3 tour itineraries, and visit the city at your own pace! The Open Tour bus pass lets you use any of the Open Tour lines as often as you like, hop on and off the bus and easily get to all tourist spots thanks to our network of stops, discover the history of Paris through our multilingual commentaries, let your children discover Paris in a new way through tales and legends of the city: D'Artagnan, Quasimodo, Phantom of the Opera, and get discounts on numerous tourist attractions and activities.

Duration9 Hours
Day 3

Arrive in Tours

Upon arrival in Tours at St. Pierre des Corps railway station, meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel in Tours. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Oceania L'Univers Tours

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    Hotel Oceania L'Univers Tours



    Opposite the town hall, this 4-star hotel is ready to welcome you following the creation of a spa and the complete renovation of its common areas and 91 rooms, which perfectly blend tradition, design and modernity: high ceilings, warm colours, some with hydrotherapy baths... The …

    Opposite the town hall, this 4-star hotel is ready to welcome you following the creation of a spa and the complete renovation of its common areas and 91 rooms, which perfectly blend tradition, design and modernity: high ceilings, warm colours, some with hydrotherapy baths... The restaurant has also been fully refurbished. Everything has been done with the goal of conserving and showcasing the authenticity and charm of the building, with the addition of deft touches of colour, chic and elegance. The spa and well-being area boasts a superb stainless steel swimming pool that places the accent firmly on modernity. The Jacuzzi, hammam and fitness room are perfect for a break that blends relaxation and well-being. The Oceania L'Univers Tours hotel and restaurant is one those historic hotels that's deeply marked by the illustrious figures who have stayed here, to whom the hotel pays homage with an impressive gallery of portraits overhanging the immense lobby. Thanks to the new colours, materials, furniture and facilities, our hotel will offer you a truly remarkable level of comfort during your weekend or stay in Tours.

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Day 4

Private Half-day Guided Walking Tour and Vourvray vineyards with tastings

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Tours and take you for a memorable walk to discover the interesting places of the city. Declared a "City of Art and History" more than 20 years ago, Tours stays true to its title boasting rich cultural and historical heritage dating back to the second century BC. During your walk, you will have the chance to stop and have an aperitif with local wine at a local producer. Finally, you will reach Place de la Cathedrale, which is a beautiful little square with two impressive religious landmarks. The first is the Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, a masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The second is the beautiful Cloitre de la Psalette, a cloister completed in the same architectural style as the cathedral. Your guide will take you inside the cathedral to explore the architecture and also share some stories and anecdotes about the area.

In the afternoon, you will get to visit two superb estates of the Vouvray Appellation, admire the wonderful vineyard landscapes and learn how to taste these elegant wines produced from one of the most well-known terroir of the Val de Loire area! You will get to meet a genuine French winemaker in a charming family-run estate! Visit the traditional vat room where hundreds of barrels are lined up. During this visit, you will improve your knowledge regarding wine-making and of course winetasting! After this, your guide will drive you to a grand wine house situated just along the Loire River. All along the afternoon, you will get to know and understand better the diversity of Loire Valley wines. Your guide will help you to learn the different steps of wine-tasting and train your nose to identify many wine aromas. And before saying goodbye, you will get to share an aperitif with a stunning view.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Full-day Guided tour of the Chateaux de Chambord and Chenonceau with lunch

Spend the day discovering the Loire Valley while visiting two of its most prestigious castles: the majestic Chateau de Chambord and stunning Chateau de Chenonceau. Chateau de Chambord is a glorious historic site that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley and the Renaissance era. Your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience by sharing with you various facts and anecdotes about its history. We will stop for lunch off the beaten path, in a lovely and private Loire Valley chateau that was built by Jean le Breton. Start with a tour of this unique family château, where you will meet the family and discover all the authentic rooms and lovely surroundings of this haven of peace and tranquility. Next, the Château de Chenonceau is the most visited historical monument in France after the Chateau de Versailles. You will get to admire this stunning château and its unique gallery, built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, take a stroll through the gorgeously-manicured gardens a la Francaise named after the famous ladies who lived there: "Catherine de Medicis" and "Diane de Poitiers". After this memorable visit, your tour guide will share with you a delightful aperitif with local products in a secret spot with a magnificent view.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Depart Tours

Say goodbye to the Loire Valley and take a private transfer to St Pierre des Corps railway station to your onwards journey in France or beyond.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Paris Railway Station or Pier to Paris Central Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Square Louvois

Its location in the heart of Paris' 2nd arrondissement, minutes from the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais-Royal, Opera and banks of the Seine, making it the perfect place to soak up the best of the French capital. In this 4-star hotel, contemporary design and 19th century Haussmannian influences are combined with great refinement. Discrete mouldings, copper touches and textured leather - French classicism contrasting with the noble modern materials. Its elegant style with Art Deco details have made it a number one destination in Parisian chic. The hotel's 50 rooms are influenced of bygone charm, with it's soft lighting, the softness of velvet and the simplicity of the oak flooring create a relaxed and reassuring atmosphere. The simple and comfortable forms appear side by side with the subtle Scandinavian lines, making guests feel they are at home, but also enjoying a change of scenery.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Square Louvois

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    Square Louvois



    Its location in the heart of Paris' 2nd arrondissement, minutes from the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais-Royal, Opera and banks of the Seine, making it the perfect place to soak up the best of the French capital. In this 4-star hotel, contemporary design and 19th …

    Its location in the heart of Paris' 2nd arrondissement, minutes from the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais-Royal, Opera and banks of the Seine, making it the perfect place to soak up the best of the French capital. In this 4-star hotel, contemporary design and 19th century Haussmannian influences are combined with great refinement. Discrete mouldings, copper touches and textured leather - French classicism contrasting with the noble modern materials. Its elegant style with Art Deco details have made it a number one destination in Parisian chic. The hotel's 50 rooms are influenced of bygone charm, with it's soft lighting, the softness of velvet and the simplicity of the oak flooring create a relaxed and reassuring atmosphere. The simple and comfortable forms appear side by side with the subtle Scandinavian lines, making guests feel they are at home, but also enjoying a change of scenery.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool
    • WiFi

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Day 7

Paris Hotel to Paris Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

2022: April to October: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transfers to/from train stations in Paris and Tours
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Paris
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Tours
  • Hop On, Hop Off Paris Sightseeing Tickets
  • Private Half-Day Guided Walking Tour
  • Vouvray vineyards with tastings Tour (max 8 guests)
  • Full Day Chateaux de Chambord and Chenoceau with lunch (max 8 guests)
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Train tickets between Paris and Tours
  • 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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