Paris & Loire Valley | Exclusive!
All-in Price: $2,169CAD
*Price is Per Person based on twin/double share accommodation.
- Private arrival and departure airport transfers
- Transfers to/from train stations in Paris and Tours
- 3-nights moderate and first-class accommodations in Paris
- 3-nights first-class accommodations in Tours
- Hop On, Hop Off Paris Sightseeing Tickets
- Small Group Chenonceau, Amboise Castle, and Clos Luce Chateau with Wine tasting (max 8 guests)
- Small Group Wine Tour to Vouvray (max 8 guests)
- Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1)
MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Spend 7-days exploring two of the most visited regions in France! In Paris, explore the city at your own pace on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Then, discover the Loire Valley as you stay in a Chateau, visit the three most important castles and enjoy wine tastings.
Day 1 - Paris Airport to Paris Central Hotels: Renovated in modern style and continually renewed, the Tourisme Avenue Hotel has 55 rooms and 3 suites. At the heart of the 15th arrondissement, the Hotel welcomes guests in one of the city's quietest districts. This central location is just a 5-minute walk from the Champ de Mars and 10 minutes away from the Eiffel Tower.
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.
Day 3 - Paris Central Hotels to Paris Railway Station or Pier. Saint Pierre des Corps Train Station to Tours City Centre. 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 families and romantic Rooms in the castle for couples.
Photo: Royal Chateau in Amboise in the Indre et Loire departement of the Loire Valley in France
Day 4 - 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.
Day 5 - Half Day Wine Tour to Vouvray: Start this half day tour with meeting a genuine French winemaker in a charming family-run estate. Visit the traditional vat room where hundreds of barrels are lined up (bring your coat, it is freezing in the vat room). You will improve your knowledge regarding wine-making and of course wine-tasting. The terroir of this wine area and its main grape variety of Chenin blanc allows the production of elegant white wines, dry, sweet or sparkling. After this, your guide will drive you to a grand wine house situated just along the Loire River. Stroll inside its impressive troglodyte galleries. Dug in the hills, these underground tunnels are part of Loire Valley's historical heritage. Discover all the secrets of elaboration of the wines from this ancient historical house, still using the "methode traditionnelle". Have a lovely French aperitif paired with local food to complete your half day tour to Vouvray.
Photo: Vinyards on the hill of the Vouvray village in the Loire valley
Day 6 - Tours City Centre to Saint Pierre des Corps Train Station. Paris Railway Station or Pier to Paris Central Hotels. Square Louvois: Located 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.
Day 7 - Paris Central Hotels to Paris Airport: Depart Paris for onward travel.