Paris And France Tour
- A small, friendly group of 24–28 people — half the size of most tour groups
- Full-time services of a professional Rick Steves guide and local experts who will make the fascinating history, art, and culture of France come alive for you
- All tours and admissions — at no extra cost — covering at least 14 group sightseeing events • 2-day Paris Museum Pass, allowing free admission throughout the city • Paris neighborhood walk • Louvre Museum • Historic Paris walking tour • Notre-Dame Cathedral • Sainte-Chapelle • Guédelon Castle • Bourges walking tour and Cathédrale St-Étienne • Château de Chambord • Château de Chenonceau • Mont St-Michel and abbey tour • Bayeux Tapestry • D-Day tour (American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, and Ste-Mère Eglise) • Monet’s Gardens at Giverny…and more
- All group transportation from Paris to Paris
- 10 nights’ accommodations in memorable, centrally located hotels
- All breakfasts and half your dinners
- All tips for guides and driver
- Rick Steves Travel Store credit to use toward guidebooks for your trip
- Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit
- Optional single supplements — this tour has a limited number of private rooms for solo travelers for an additional fee
- Tour alum discount of $50 for each tour you’ve taken prior to 2018
- 50% discount on a consulting appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans
- Flexibility should you need to transfer, or cancel/interrupt your tour
- Return Economy Class Airfare
- Trade fairs surcharges will be applicable on specific departure dates
- Any other expenses of personal nature
- Portages at hotels, airport and sea ports
- Standard Check-in:1500hrs Check-out: 1100 hrs (early check-in is subject to availability)
- Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusions list, such as currency fluctuation i.e. currently taken as 01 EUR = INR 75. ROE: Rate of Exchange as on the date of final payment will be applicable
- GST OF 5.0% ON TOTAL PACKAGE
- As hotels/flights/itinerary/route are subject to change without notice, no compensation will be paid for changes you may need to make in your domestic travel. Subject to RBI/GOI approval for BTQ passengers
- City Tax To be Paid Directly to Hotels Upon check out by Guests
- All Sightseeings are from Particular Point and Transfefs from Hotel to Departure Point are not included in the Package
- Train Ticket from Paris Lyon to Nice Ville
- Train Tickets from Nice Riquier to Milano Centrale
- Train Tickets from Milan Centrale to Zurich HB
- Shenegan Tourist Visa
- Travel Insurance
Day 1: Welcome to Paris
We’ll meet at 5 p.m. at our inn for a short “bienvenue à Paris” meeting. At that point we’ll take an introduction stroll through our neighborhood, trailed by time to acclimate over supper together. Rest in Paris (3 evenings). No transport. Strolling: light.
Day 2: Historic Paris and Sainte-Chapelle
We should start where Paris did, on the Ile de la Cité. Your guide will lead a mobile voyage through the city’s initial history, including visits to a couple of Europe’s most critical medieval Gothic places of worship: the incredible Notre-Dame Cathedral and the choice Sainte-Chapelle, alongside a walk around the bohemian Latin Quarter. This evening, furnished with your Paris Museum Pass, you’ll be allowed to investigate a greater amount of Paris, including the world’s most prominent gathering of Impressionist craftsmanship — from Monet and Degas to Cézanne and Gauguin and that’s just the beginning — at the Orsay Museum. No transport. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 3: Neighborhood Paris and the Louver
Today we’ll investigate Paris and what gives the French their joie de vivre with a promenade through one of your guide’s most loved Parisian neighborhoods. Your walk will end with an introduction to the Louver historical center, where you’ll encounter immortal fortunes that incorporate Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo, and hundreds more. Your evening will be liberated to be propelled by Monet’s fantastic Water Lilies at the Orangerie, bewildered by capricious drinking fountains and present day craftsmanship at the Pompidou, or constrained to move to the highest point of the Arc de Triomphe, trailed by a tasteful walk around the Champs-Elysées. No transport. Strolling: direct.
Day 4: Medieval Guédelon and Bourges
Today we’ll leave Paris and set out toward the Château de Guédelon — a medieval mansion being fabricated today utilizing thirteenth century materials and methods. Nearby specialists may surrender us a nearby take a gander at bricklayers cutting limestone, sheep being sheared, and smithies at work. At that point we’ll drive past homesteads, woods, and vineyards to the neglected town of Bourges. When we arrive we’ll meander along the cobbled paths and medieval half-timbered houses on a mobile visit with a nearby guide. Our visit will come full circle with a visit of Bourges’ Cathédrale St-Étienne, where we will figure out how to peruse a portion of France’s most striking and unique medieval recolored glass before eating together tonight. Rest in Bourges (1 night). Transport: 5 hours. Strolling: direct.
Day 5: The Loire and Chambord
Today we’ll set out toward the greatest and brightest of the Loire Valley châteaux — Chambord — where 365 chimneys warmed illustrious chasing parties for over 500 years. We’ll have adequate time to visit this heavenly château, its sweeping grounds, and discover some lunch. Somewhat more distant up the street, our own particular Loire Valley facilities will be just as French, yet somewhat more sensible. Supper together today around evening time. Rest in the Loire Valley (2 evenings). Transport: 4 hours. Strolling: direct.
Day 6: Chenonceau and Amboise
Toward the beginning of today we’ll visit the rich, stream straddling, sixteenth century Château de Chenonceau. We’ll take in more about regal life in France and have a lot of leisure time to meander through its lavish inside and gardens. This evening you’ll have time alone in Amboise to discover lunch and tour. You can visit Leonardo da Vinci’s home, Clos-Lucé, and wonder about the working models of the Renaissance Man’s cleverest developments, visit Amboise’s bluff hanging château, or meander the charming person on foot neighborly avenues. Transport: 60 minutes. Strolling: direct.
Day 7: Brittany and Mont St-Michel
We’ll leave the Loire Valley toward the beginning of today and make a direct path to Brittany. We’ll stop for lunch and a stroll through a quintessential Breton town, where we’ll find out about the Bretons’ Celtic beginnings. Later this evening, we’ll take a short drive to the ageless, picture-idealize island of Mont St-Michel. We’ll touch base as the vacationer tide subsides, guaranteeing a less swarmed involvement here. We’ll share supper together and consider the Mont itself (1 night). Transport: 5 hours. Strolling: direct.
Day 8: Treasure of Bayeux
At the beginning of today we’ll take a mobile voyage through Mont St-Michel’s town and its transcending convent to find out about nearby legends, devout life, and the sweeping impacts applied by monasteries in French history. At that point we’ll crash into the core of Normandy to examine the 1,000-year-old Bayeux Tapestry — a 70-yard-since quite a while ago weaved toon/masterpiece that enlivens William the Conqueror’s triumph over the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Rest in Normandy (2 evenings). Transport: 2 hours. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 9: Normandy’s D-Day Beaches
We’ll go through the day with a neighborhood master who will give us an intense voyage through the Normandy shorelines where, in June of 1944, the Allied D-Day arrivals occurred via ocean and air. We’ll visit Pointe du Hoc, where Army Rangers scaled the precipices in pre-first light haziness, and the American Cemetery, where 10,000 obvious white markers memorialize the Americans who gave their lives on the shorelines underneath. We’ll additionally visit the key town of Ste-Mère Eglise, the airborne drop site made celebrated by The Longest Day and Band of Brothers. We’ll come back to our Normandy home construct in time for supper in light of your own. Transport: 2 hours. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 10: Monet’s Gardens at Giverny
We’ll leave early toward the beginning of today to visit Monet’s wonderfully saved, magnum opus rousing patio nurseries in the town of Giverny. Notwithstanding the quiet lakes made acclaimed by Monet’s sketches, we’ll likewise observe his home, studio, and Japanese garden. After extra time for lunch, we’ll advance back to Paris and a goodbye devour together this evening, where we’ll share travel recollections and toast new companions. Salut! Rest in Paris (1 night). Transport: 4 hours. Strolling: direct.