Paris & The Loire Valley

See the iconic sights of Paris and discover the culture and heritage of the French regions
Explore the French capital and marvel at the city's famous sites with an expert guide. Skip past the crowds and gaze upon the artistic masterpieces of the Louvre Museum. Take a Seine River cruise and enjoy panoramic views of the city’s monuments and explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Travel to the Loire Valley and visit some of the most renowned castles and indulge in the delicious wine of the region
7 Days from $2959/person CAD
Family
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 April to October 2023

Included:

  • 3 nights in Paris in 4-star accommodation
  • 3-nights in Tours 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 St-Pierre-des-Corps Station
  • Private transfer from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Tours
  • Full-Day Small-Group Guided Tour to Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord
  • Small-Group Loire Valley Wine Tour to Vouvray

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
  • Prices are subject to change
  • The Louvre Museum is closed on Tuesdays and Palace of Versailles are closed on Mondays

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 TOURS

Independent transfer to the Paris train station to board your high-speed train to St-Pierre-des-Corps, where you will arrive in about 1 hour. Upon arrival, meet your driver at the train station and continue to your hotel in Tours. Meals:

Accommodation at the Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre, Tours, or similar

DAY 5: LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES

The Loire Valley is home to glorious castles, each with unique architectural features and captivating stories. On this tour, you’ll visit two of the most important estates in the region. You’ll start at Chateau Chenonceau, which will intrigue you with its marvelous Renaissance style. After a scenic drive through the French countryside, the tour continues to the Chateau of Chambord, your final stop for the day. This is the region's largest castle and one of the most beautiful, a work of art blending French tradition and Italian Renaissance. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre, Tours, or similar

DAY 6: LOIRE VALLEY WINE TOUR

Today discover this beautiful wine area full of passion-driven winegrowers. Meet a genuine French winemaker in a charming family-run estate. During this visit, you will improve your knowledge regarding wine-making and of course wine-tasting! After this, your guide will drive you to a grand wine house situated just along the Loire River. Stroll inside its impressive galleries dug in the hills. Discover all the secrets of elaboration of the wines from this ancient historical house, still using traditional methods. 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 how to identify many wine aromas. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre, Tours, or similar

DAY 7: 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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