9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

THE TREASURES OF FRANCE

Amboise - Bayeux - Chambord - Chartres - Loire Valle - Mont St. Michel - Paris - Rouen
Starting from $2,475 (Land Only)

THE TREASURES OF FRANCE

France boasts an extravagant collection of culture, sites, and sounds for your traveling needs. Explore France’s hidden gems on your 9 day excursion visiting the cities of Paris, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel and Amboise. Highlights of your stay include a tour of Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Notere Dame Cathedral and the infamous Eiffel Tower. Vacation highlights include: Paris, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, Amboise. Countries visited: France

INCLUDES
  • Airport transfers in Paris on days 2 and 9
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • 1 night accommodation at Courtyard By Marriott Hotel Paris Neuilly
  • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Novotel Bayeux
  • 1 night accommodation at La Relais du Roy in Mont St. Michel
  • 2 nights accommodation at Novotel Hotel Amboise
  • 2 nights accommodation at Hilton La Defense in Paris
  • Welcome Reception (WR) with snacks and drinks
  • 7 hot Breakfasts (B), 1 You’re Personally Invited (PI) wine tasting and snacks, and 4 three-course Dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and emergency restroom
  • Sightseeing with Local Guides: Paris, the Loire Valley Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents
EXCLUDES
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - DEPART FROM THE USA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).


Day 2 - ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to France! After checking in, there is time to relax or start exploring on your own. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception followed by a drive through the city. (Welcome Reception)


Day 3 - PARIS / ROUEN / BAYEUX

A tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. Then drive to the artist’s district of Montmartre and ride the funicular to the Place du Tertre. Take a walking tour of the area around the Sacre Coeur Basilica. Next, travel to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. On to Honfleur, and finally arrive in Bayeux. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 4 - BAYEUX / D-DAY LANDING BEACHES / MONT ST. MICHEL

Make a somber visit to the D-Day landing beaches and the Omaha military cemetery. Then, at the Tapestry Museum, see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The rest of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 5 - MONT ST. MICHEL / LOIRE VALLEY / AMBOISE

Stop in Mont St. Michel for a visit to the Benedictine Abbey. Then travel to the Loire Valley, renowned for its châteaux and fine wines. In the town of Azay-le-Rideau enjoy a You’re Personally Invited experience at a wine château. Meet the family who have lived here for generations and taste their wine along with delicious snacks. Later on to Amboise. (Breakfast, Personally Invited, Dinner)


Day 6 - CHÂTEAUX EXCURSION

Visit fairytale Chenonceau on the River Cher. The beauty of its architecture is reflected in the water and complemented by magnificent gardens. The château also houses fine collections of Renaissance furniture, priceless tapestries and works of art. Return to Amboise to visit the château where King François I spent much of his childhood. As a guest of the King, Leonardo da Vinci came to Château Amboise in December 1515, and lived and worked in the nearby Clos Lucé. (Breakfast)


Day 7 - AMBOISE / CHAMBORD / CHARTRES / PARIS

This morning, visit Chambord, the most recognizable castle in the Loire Valley. Then drive to Chartres to visit the cathedral and marvel at its stained glass rose window. Continue to the glittering city of Paris. (Breakfast)


Day 8 - PARIS AT LEISURE

Start the morning with an ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and take in the splendid views of the city. The rest of the day is free. Perhaps browse around the Left Bank, take a Seine cruise to view the beauty of Paris from a different perspective or visit the vast Louvre Museum. Later, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner with wine. (Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)


Day 9 - DEPART PARIS

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. (Breakfast)


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2017 $2475
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2017 $550
Notes
  • Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Your TPT Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

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