Paris & Bordeaux Explorer

Immerse yourself with the splendours of Paris and taste France's finest wines at charming estates in Bordeaux!
See the iconic sights of Paris, including skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum. With an expert guide, tour Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. Take a Seine River cruise and enjoy panoramic views of the city’s monuments. Explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles with its luxuriant gardens and travel to Bordeaux, and taste world-class wine, visit medieval castles, stunning coastline, and rich gastronomy which make Bordeaux one of France’s most beautiful cities. Visit a local wine producer, tour the estate, and taste delicious wine from the region
7 Days from $2039/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Premium
Romantic
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Departures

Friday, Saturday & Sunday departures from March to October 2022

Included:

  • 3 nights in Paris in 4-star accommodation
  • 3-nights in Bordeaux in 4-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Small-Group driver-guided exploration of Paris by van
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Small-Group guided visit of the Louvre Museum with skip-the-line access
  • Palace of Versailles Excursion with skip-the-line access
  • High-speed train from Paris to Bordeaux
  • Afternoon Wine & Cheese experience in Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux City Pass
  • Guided walking tour of Bordeaux
  • Full-Day Small-Group guided tour of Medoc and St. Emilion with wine tastings

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • Single occupancy rate is available on request
  • Surcharges may apply during fairs and holidays
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • The Louvre Museum is closed on Tuesdays and the Palace of Versailles is closed on Mondays
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transfers from/to meeting point for excursions, when not indicated
  • Transfers from/to train stations
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • With many touring options in France, we can mix and match activity options to your liking!

Custom Itinerary

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PARIS

Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival at the airport make your way to your hotel in the heart of Paris. An optional private transfer is available. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the French capital on your own.

Accommodation at the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche, Paris, or similar

DAY 2: BEST OF PARIS WITH RIVER CRUISE & LOUVRE MUSEUM

Spend an attraction-filled morning exploring the old heart of Paris under the guidance of a local expert. You'll meet your guide in front of the fountain at Place Saint-Michel. From there your guide will take you to the site of Notre Dame explaining its fascinating 850 years of history, secrets,Notre Dame and mysteries. See how this historic structure still stands proud after the recent fire and discover what the future holds for this magnificent building.

Your Paris walking tour continues in the picturesque lanes of the Île de la Cite and Latin Quarter, where you'll see iconic buildings, like the Conciergerie, and learn about some of the historic personalities that strolled these streets before you. Visit the impressive church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois built in the 13th century. At the end of the tour, you will board a Seine river cruise to enjoy a relaxing ride and enjoy the city from the water.

You will have free time for lunch, before reaching the Louvre Museum and meeting your guide. You'll skip the entrance lines and head straight inside for an amazing Louvre tour with your expert guide, including all the highlights of the world-famous collection. In the end, return to your hotel on your own. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche, Paris, or similar

DAY 3: VERSAILLES

Today you will explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles with its luxuriant gardens. King Louis XIV, known as “the Sun” was the creative force of Versailles. He turned Versailles into a sumptuous estate and the symbol of absolute monarchy in the 17th century. Your guide will introduce to you the State Apartments with its 8 rooms, the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queens’ apartments and since July 2006 some new rooms recently renovated, the Royal Chapel and the Royal Opera, then you will explore the Gardens and the Park. Overnight in Paris. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche, Paris, or similar

DAY 4: TRAIN TO BORDEAUX & WINE AND CHEESE EXPERIENCE

Independent transfer to Paris Station to board your high-speed train to Bordeaux, where you will arrive in about 2 hours. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel. In the afternoon, meet your guide in the heart of Bordeaux for a delicious wine & cheese pairing experience. Overnight in Bordeaux. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Mercure Bordeaux Château Chartrons Hotel, Bordeaux, or similar

DAY 5: HIGHLIGHTS OF BORDEAUX

Start your day with a fantastic 2-hour walking tour of the city. Discovering Bordeaux on foot is the best way to experience the city’s diversity. The afternoon is free to continue your exploration of the city with your exclusive City Pass. You will be able to explore the city without any limit thanks to your pass, which includes access to La Cité du Vin (before 12 pm), Les Bassins de Lumières, unlimited access to tram, bus, river shuttle, and 20 museums and monuments. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Mercure Bordeaux Château Chartrons Hotel, Bordeaux, or similar

DAY 6: MEDOC & ST. EMILION WINES AND VILLAGE TOUR

Today is dedicated to explore one of the most celebrated wine regions in the world and taste its great wines. Meet your driver-guide in the morning and transfer to the village of Saint Émilion. Begin the tour with a visit to a carefully selected Grand Cru winery that elaborates complex Merlot-based red wines. Then follow your guide on a walking tour of the village.

After free time for lunch, transfer to the Medoc wine region where some of the most famous wineries of Bordeaux are located. Travel along the Château Route through famous appellations such as Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, or Saint Estephe. You will get an introduction to the wines and blends of the left bank in which Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Your day consists of visits and wine tastings in 2 carefully selected wineries that produce delicious wines. Overnight in Bordeaux. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Mercure Bordeaux Château Chartrons Hotel, Bordeaux, or similar

DAY 7: BORDEAUX DEPARTURE

After breakfast, make your own way to the airport or train station for your departing flight or train for your onward journey. An optional private transfer is available. Au revoir! Meals: B


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