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Paris, Loire Valley & Bordeaux

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews
Private tour to France

Enjoy 10 days discovering France! Begin in its stunning capital Paris and see its top attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Continue to the Loire Valley that boasts fascinating castles and vineyards. Then on the world wine capital, Bordeaux, for top-notch sightseeing and wine-tastings in Saint-Emilion and Medoc.

Paris, Loire Valley & Bordeaux

10 days3 cities
France1 country
Private tour to France
From
$4,121
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews

Enjoy 10 days discovering France! Begin in its stunning capital Paris and see its top attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Continue to the Loire Valley that boasts fascinating castles and vineyards. Then on the world wine capital, Bordeaux, for top-notch sightseeing and wine-tastings in Saint-Emilion and Medoc.

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Paris, France

Paris

first destination

The French capital, Paris is the most beautiful and romantic one of all cities. Dubbed "The Capital of Fashion", it is home to the world's finest fashion designers and a breadth of iconic landmarks, paying ode to more than 15 centuries of history.

5 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Bonjour! Arrival to Paris
Transfer
Transfer

As they say, Paris is always a good idea! Bonjour and welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Exploring Crème de la Crème of Louvre & the Latin Quarter
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of the two famous districts of Paris: Latin Quarter (5th) and Marais (4th).

Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins with the UNESCO Site Heritage - Banks of Seine River. Continue to the Latin quarter and taste a Bohemian charm of the medieval narrow streets and stone-paved alleyways. Reach the Ile de la Cite where you see the world’s most famous gothic cathedral - Notre Dame. Walk through the Ile Saint Louis and get closer to more sights: Hotel de Ville (city hall), Fountain of the Innocents and Palais Royal.

You then proceed with the tour of the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s largest museums, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tickets. You see the crème de la crème collections and the most celebrated works of art, ancient artifacts, Greek sculptures, including the famous Venus di Milo, Winged Victory, and masterpieces of Michelangelo, Eugene Delacroix, Paolo Veronese and the world's most enigmatic Portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Tour of the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower Districts
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 5-hour walking tour of the Champs-Elysees (8th) and Eiffel Tower (7th) districts.

Today you start with outstanding Places Vendome and Concorde and proceed to the Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city. You get to see one of the most recognizable landmarks with its magnificent glass-domed roof - Grand Palais and smaller but similar Petit Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Step on the most ornate and extravagant bridge in the city - Pont Alexandre III and continue to the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower*.

After the tour you may return to the hotel or take an optional boat cruise along the Seine River.

  • Optional tour: Public (or Private) Boat Ride on Seine River, Paris
    Start the cruise in the very heart of Paris and discover the most wonderful city gems including Louvre Museum, Cathedral Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower and other beautiful monuments from an absolutely different perspective.​

Note: Tickets to the Eiffel Tower are not included in the city tour due to limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date if you would like to include it.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Tour of Versailles Magnifique
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Versailles - the famous residence of French kings. 

Together with your experienced guide you take a short train ride to taste what is means to be a local, and appear in the heart of Versailles in just 1 hour. You see the Palace of Versailles and admire its grandiose opulence from the inside. You get to walk through its well-known Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed and see the actual rooms of the most extravagant king of France, Louis the XIV. You also discover the world famous Le Notre gardens, see the Grand Trianon (exterior) and enjoy an inside visit to Petit Trianon - Marie-Antoinette’s estate.

After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel and have the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Leisure Time in Paris and Train to Loire Valley
Free day
Free day
Transfer
Transfer

Today you check out from the hotel and have free time to continue enjoying Paris on your own or join our carefully planned optional day tours.

  • Optional tour: French Pastry Master Class, Paris
    Join a small group of up to 8 participants for a masterclass of preparing some of the most famous French pastries: croissant, macaron, etc.
  • Optional tour: French Market tour and Cooking Class, Paris
    With a small group of up to 8 participants, enjoy a tour of the French market and pick up fresh products to cook them on the masterclass.
  • Optional tour: The Art of Fashion & Craftsmanship, Paris
    Meet a French fashion editor for a Paris based magazine to have a unique custom made behind-the-scenes tour related to fashion and design.

In the late afternoon, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby for a transfer to train station, where you take a to Amboise. Upon arrival in 2 hours, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Opera Richepanse, Paris
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The gorgeous Hotel Opera Richepanse boasts a top location right in the center of the prestigious district of Paris. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the amazing Champs Elysees and dozens of luxury shops.

train
Paris
Amboise
2 hrs

Experience the joy of train-travel while discovering some of the most charming places in France. Make sure to marvel at the beautiful sights and towns along the way, while seated comfortably on a modern train with all the necessary amenities provided.

Amboise, France

Amboise

second destination

Set in the central part of the country, Amboise is a real magnet for aesthetes as it is known for its plethora of gorgeous palaces and castles (the Loire Valley houses about 300 of them!)

1 day in the Loire Valley
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Loire Valley Touring with Chateau de Chenonceau and Chambord
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast, you have a small group tour* to the Loire Valley.

It is a region well endowed with natural and built heritage, boasting a large number of Chateaux castles and vineyards, recognized by UNESCO. The first place you visit today is the Chateau de Chenonceau. During your guided tour you learn about the chateau and stroll along gardens of Chateau, making use of your included skip-the-line entrances.

Following lunch, you continue to a local winery where you have a tour and wine tasting.

After tasting you continue to the Estate of Chambord - an outstanding masterpiece included in the UNESCO world heritage list. During a guided tour of the chateau you stroll along rooms, see the double spiral staircase, and discover a connection between the project of the chateau and ideas of Leonardo da Vinci.

After the tour you are taken back to Amboise. The rest of the day is at leisure.

*Group size is up to 8 people and is available from March to mid-December. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast, lunch and wine tasting included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Amboise
Bordeaux
2 hrs 10 min

One of the easiest and most comfortable ways to explore the beautiful sceneries of France is train-travel. On the way to Bordeaux, you can marvel at the picturesque views and numerous charming towns while comfortably seated onboard a modern train. 

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux

third destination

Beautifully set in southwestern France, Bordeaux is the capital of the world-famous wine-making region, offering much to discover.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Bordeaux & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast meet driver at the hotel lobby and have a transfer to the city of Tour where you board the direct train to Bordeaux.

In just 2 hours you arrive at the capital of Aquitaine region and have a transfer to the hotel.

Before check in you have a 2-hour walking city tour with your private guide. You see the top sights of the city of Bordeaux: the Place de la Bourse which was built by King Louis XV in the early 1700's as the Royal Plaza, the Water Mirror, Opera, Place de la Comedie, Porte Caillau, riverfront, Quinconces square and its majestic fountain, and Cathedrale Saint Andre.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Medoc Wine Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Today after breakfast prepare for a small group tour* to one of the most famous red wine districts in the world - to Medoc.

You visit a top winery in the Margaux appellation where you get to learn about the winemaking process and taste wines. Then continue to two renown wineries in Pauillac, where you have wine-tastings as well.

On the way back you ride along the Route des Chateaux, the legendary castle road, and see beautiful wineries. You are taken to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.

*Group size is up to 8 people and is available from April to October.​ This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

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Day 9
Tour to Saint-Emilion
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast you start a small group tour* to Saint-Emilion where more than 800 producers make wine.

This wine region is located on the right bank of Bordeaux’ region and today you take a chance to walk in its lavish vineyards. You visit Chateaus, dive into the heritage of Bordeaux winemaking, grape varieties, and experience wine tastings. Today you also discover the charming UNESCO-listed village of Saint-Emilion on a short walking tour.

After the tour you return to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.

*Group size is up to 8 people.​ This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

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Day 10
Departure from Paris
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your tour of France. Your driver meets you at your accommodation and takes you to Bordeaux train station for your direct 3.5-hour train to the Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight back home (1st class train tickets included).

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in 4* or boutique centrally located hotels in Paris, Amboise and Bordeaux;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfer to Paris and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Paris - Amboise, Saint-Pierre-des-Corps - Bordeaux, Bordeaux - Charles de Gaulle Airport;
  • Regular class train tickets Paris-Versailles-Paris;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord;
  • Wine tastings in the Loire Valley, Saint-Emilion and Medoc;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • A city tour of the famous districts of Paris: Marais, Latin Quarter, Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower
  • A tour to Versailles
  • An exploration of the Loire Valley & wine tasting
  • A guided tour of Chateau de Chenonceau and Estate of Chambord
  • A guided sightseeing tour of Bordeaux
  • Wine tour in Medoc
  • Group tour to Saint-Emilion with wine tastings

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • Tipping in restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way
  • Most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket
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