A Private 9 Day Luxury Tour to France including Paris and preferred wine/champagne regions

Experience France in Luxury and Style. This 9-day special private tour combines luxury hotels with guided tours to immerse you in the culture and heritage of France and taste the very best of it's traditional food and drink.

DAY 1

Private Arrival Transfer from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
On arrival at Charles De Gaulle you will be met in the arrivals hall by an English-speaking driver and privately transferred into the city. You will be dropped off at your hotel where you can check in and the rest of the day is free to settle in and relax. If your rooms are not ready for check-in, the hotel will store your luggage for you whil eyou explore.

Hotel d'Aubusson
In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hôtel d’Aubusson is a short walk from many exceptional tourist sites: the Louvre and Orsay Museums, Île de la Cité and Notre-Dame, the Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Gardens, the Odéon Theatre, etc.

DAY 2

Small Group Half Day Guided Tour of The Palace of Versailles and tour of The Louvre Museum

This morning you will be collected from your hotel to begin a small group half day tour to the Palace of Versailles. Take advantage of the 45-minute journey by luxury air-conditioned vehicle to listen to your guide's introduction to the palace's history. Stretching for more than 721,000 square feet, the Palace of Versailles has over 700 rooms. Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to tour the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms each dedicated to a different god (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.), and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the King, including the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette.  Also, marvel at the majestic "Hall of Mirrors" Versailles, a large reception room in which to see and be seen, overlooking the palace's breath-taking gardens, the second part of your visit. 

Return to your hotel in Paris and enjoy some time for an optional lunch before making your way to the Louvre where you will meet with an expert art guide and begin a private 3 Hour Tour of The Louvre including entrance to the world-famous musuem. Afterwards, you may return to your hotel at your leisure.

Louvre Museum - The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement.

DAY 3

Half Day Tour from Paris to Giverny, the Eiffel Tower and Evening Food Tour

This morning you will meet with your English-speaking driver for a half day private return transfer from Paris to Giverny. Skip the line entrances are included at Giverny. Return to Paris at lunchtime and your driver will drop you off near the Eiffel Tower where you can enjoy an optional lunch before an included visit to the Eiffel Tower (including tickets to the summit). This evening we include a small group scheduled food walking tour in the Montmartre district. Return to your hotel afterwards at your leisure.

Giverny Monet's Garden - There are two parts in Monet's garden: a flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house and a Japanese inspired water garden on the other side of the road. The two parts of Monet's garden contrast and complement one another. When Monet and his family settled in Giverny in 1883 the  piece of land sloping gently down from the house to the road was planted with an orchard and enclosed by high stone walls. A central alley bordered with pines separated it into two parts. Monet had the pines cut down, keeping only the two yews closest to the house to please Alice. From this Clos Normand of about one hectare, Monet made a garden full of perspectives, symmetries and colours. In 1893, ten years after his arrival at Giverny, Monet bought the piece of land neighbouring his property on the other side of the railway. It was crossed by a small brook, the Ru, which is a diversion of the Epte, a tributary of the Seine River. With the support of the prefecture, Monet had the first small pond dug which would be enlarged to its present day size. 

Eiffel Tower - Tickets are included to the summit of The Eiffel Tower. The tower offers three experiences: With its transparent floor and its new glass balustrades, the 1st floor offers you a brand-new experience and a breath-taking view. Walk on the glass floor, 57m from the ground, and experience the unique sensation of stepping out into the void. On the second floor, treat yourself to some modern French gastronomic cuisine and a unique visual and culinary experience, all in an immaculate and classy setting. Or simply be wowed by Paris and all her splendour with clear views to the Capital's momuments. After a spectacular ascent  in glass-walled lifts, you will reach the top of the Tower, 267m up! 

Montmartre Evening Food Tour - The Montmartre and South Pigalle areas really come alive in the evening, when the tourists are gone and the true Parisians come out to enjoy the area's secret wine bars and restaurants. The little streets and cobbled lanes are transformed at night, illuminated by the warm glow of the Paris street lamps and candles from restaurants. 

DAY 4

Full day with an English speaking driver to the wine/champagne region of your choice (Burgundy / Loire / Reims)

This morning you will be met at your hotel by an English speaking driver and depart Paris in a luxury vehicle. You can decide where you would like to visit for the next few days. You may decide to travel to the Burgundy region which is famed the world over for its wines and is one of the great historic regions of France; indeed, in the Middle Ages, Burgundy was the great dukedom which rivalled in power and prestige with the kingdom of France itself.

Alternatively you may wish to spend some time in the Loire Valley which lies to the South West of Paris and makes up the "Centre" region of France. The Loire, France's longest river (1,020 km) runs from the Massif Central to the Atlantic coast, and provides what many regard as a north-south climatic divide. The region was once France's royal and intellectual capital, and is extremely rich in both history and architecture. Picturesque villages alternate with towns rich in art and history, while Romanesque and Gothic styles dominate in the façades and decoration of the religious monuments. The Loire is lined with magnificent Châteaux which combine with the luxuriant landscape and fine food and wine to make the region one of the most attractive destinations in France.

If you are a fan of Champagne, the Champagne Region (and the city of Reims) may be the choice for you. Lying to the east of the Paris region, this is one of the great historic provinces of France. As far back as the ninth century, Champagne was one of the great regions of Europe, a rich agricultural area that was famous for its fairs. Today, thanks to a type of sparkling wine to which the region has given its name, the word Champagne is known worldwide – even if many of those who know the drink do not know exactly where it comes from.

Whatever region you prefer, we will include 3 nights in a luxury hotel. Check in this afternoon and the first evening will be at leisure.

Reims, Bergundy or Loire Valley
We include a 3 night stay in the best available hotel in the region, we will give a few options with your proposal and you can inidcate your preferred choice and location. Click design your own tour now below to make an enquiry

 

DAY 5

Private Full Day Tour with Driver / Guide, Exploring and Wine Tasting

Today we include a full day private tour with an English-speaking driver to tour local wine estates and local attractions with included tastings. We can provide a full description for touring in the region you have chosen at time of booking. You will be dropped back at your hotel in the late afternoon for an evening to relax.

DAY 6

Half Day VIP Wine Tasting with a Local Somelier, Round Trip Transfers Included

A free morning today to enjoy your hotel and surroundings, in the afternoon you will be met and privately transferred to an exlcusive wine cellar for a meeting with the Somelier. 3 wine tastings are included and paired with fresh local produce and snacks. Afterwards you will be privately transferred back to your hotel for an evening at your leisure.

DAY 7

Private Transfer to local Rail Station and Train to next destination...

You will be privately transferred from your hotel and we include first class tickets on the train to Avignon /Aix-en-Provence / Monte Carlo (or nearest rail stations)

On arrival at your rail station, you will be met and privately transferred to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the evening to settle in.

Aix En Provence, Avignon or Monte Carlo
We include a 2 night stay in the best available hotel in the region, we will give a few options with your proposal and you can inidcate your preferred choice and location. Click design your own tour now below to make an enquiry

 

DAY 8

Private Full Day Tour with Driver/Guide for local touring
This morning you will meet your local English-speaking driver for an included full day of local touring.

In Aix En Provence perhaps a day tour to discover the amazing wines of Chateauneuf du Pape, here we include VIP tasting with a Somelier plus time to explore this wonderful region with your private driver/guide

In Avigon, in the morning we include a half day with an expert local guide for a walking tour of the Old Town including the Popes Palace with Entrances Included, and the afternoon we include a half day tour to Monaco with a private driver/guide

If you choose Monte Carlo, we include a half day tour with an expert local driver/guide to discover this amazing principality and in the afternoon we include a half day of VIP wine tasting with an expert Somelier

You will be dropped back at your hotel in the late afternoon for an evening to relax.

Day 9

Private departure transfer to nearest international airport with English speaking driver

YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH LUXURY EUROPEAN TOURS INCLUDES:

  • Private Transfers with Luxury Vehicles and English-Speaking Drivers
  • 8 Nights in luxury hotels inclusive of breakfast
  • Private Tours with English Speaking Guides
  • Entrances to All of the Sites Indicated
  • The services of our professional travel experts on the ground are available to you 24/7 throughout your trip

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Flights, 
    • Gratuities and Tips to driver/guides and local guides 
    • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase cancellation/medical insurance at the time of deposit payment. Unfortunately, we are unable to advise on travel insurance.

The price for this wonderful 9 Day French Experience is from €6995 per person sharing based on 2 guests travelling. 

We can of course customise the trip for larger parties and groups. Please email us by clicking here for any special requests.  

Hotels are subject to availability and all bookings will be confirmed in 24/48 hours by email with a feasible proposal for your review and approval.  If a hotel is not available, we will offer an alternative hotel from our preferred collection.  We can make any adjustments required, and you can request a call back to discuss your trip with one of our expert travel planners.  When you are happy to proceed, we will send a payment link,  to book we require 30% deposit, which is non-refundable and the balance for your trip will be due 60 days prior to arrival in your chosen destination

Please note all of the itineraries presented are suggestions, we can customise any tour based on your own preferences and wish list.  Please email us by clicking here for any special requests.

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