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 $2699/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.

Primary Location

France, Europe

Departures

Available from January to October 2023

Included:

  • 3 nights in Paris in 4-star accommodation
  • 3-nights in Bordeaux in 4-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Small-Group Tour of the Heart of Paris
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Small-Group Guided visit to the Louvre Museum
  • Small-Group Tour to Versailles
  • High-speed train from Paris to Bordeaux in second-class
  • Small-Group Wine & Cheese Experience in Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux City Pass (24 hours)
  • Shared Guided Walking Tour of Bordeaux
  • Small-Group Guided Medoc Wine Tour

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
  • 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:

  • Airport and Train Station Transfers
  • 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 & SEINE RIVER CRUISE

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 exploring the French capital on your own. In the afternoon, make your way to the landing stage near the Tour Eiffel and board your boat to enjoy a memorable cruise on the River Seine. Your ticket is open, so you can choose your preferred time of the day.

Accommodation at the Le Littre, Paris, or similar

DAY 2: HEART OF PARIS & VERSAILLES

Spend an attraction-filled morning exploring the old heart of Paris under the guidance of a local expert. Your Paris walking tour starts in the picturesque lanes of the Île de la Cite and Latin Quarter, where you'll see iconic buildings of the city before reaching the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. It's still being restored after the fire that hit it but can be admired from close enough to appreciate its beauty.

Today you will explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles with its luxuriant gardens. 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 Le Littre, Paris, or similar

DAY 3: LOUVRE MUSEUM

As one of the largest museums in the world, it has over 35,000 objects on display from prehistory to the 19th century, spread across more than 650,000 square feet of gallery space. Your guide will lead you through the galleries of this extraordinary French institution and explain the changing face of the Louvre through its architecture and design. Marvel at the iconic glass pyramid and admire masterpieces from various artists including the famous Mona Lisa. At the end of the small group tour, you will have the possibility to spend more time in the Louvre to visit other sections of the museum independently. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Le Littre, 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 glass of delicious wine and cheese pairing experience. Overnight in Bordeaux. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hôtel de Normandie 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 Hôtel de Normandie Hotel, Bordeaux, or similar

DAY 6: MEDOC WINES AND VILLAGE TOUR

From central Bordeaux, head northwest to the marvelous Médoc wine region located between the Atlantic coastline and the Gironde estuary to explore two of its iconic appellations, Margaux and Haut Médoc, which are both known for their complex, elegant reds. Taking the famous Route des Chateaux, lined with vineyards and impressive estates, you’ll reach the first stop on the tour, a prestigious Classified Growth Chateau, where you'll get a tour of the production facilities, learn about the local grape varieties, then sample some of their delicious wines.

After that, you’ll visit a family-owned boutique winery where the owner will show you the cellars and guide you through a tasting. Overnight in Bordeaux. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hôtel de Normandie 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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