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Paris Interlude

Highlights

  • Experience Paris on River Cruise
  • French Cheese Tastings
  • Guided tour of Versailles
  • Paris City tour
  • Tour Code: FRVI421

Known both as the “City of Love” and the “City of Lights”, the French capital is the perfect destination for those looking for a spot of romance. On this tour, you’ll be able to experience the delights of Paris’ copious winding boulevards and charming cafes by meandering the picture-perfect city with a local expert, who will imbue you with knowledge as you visit the city’s endless historic landmarks. You’ll even get the chance to experience Paris from the water as you take an idyllic boat trip along the tranquil River Seine. Follow up your Parisian adventure by visiting the splendour and opulence of Versailles to learn more about France’s infamous “Sun King,” before heading back to the city for an indulgent day of sampling sumptuous wine and cheese from all over the country.

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Day 1: Paris Arrival
Independent arrival in Paris. Overnight in Paris. Check in, time to relax balance of day at leisure.  Overnight in the heart of the city.

Day 2: Discover Paris, Louvre & River Cruise                    
This Paris walking tour allows you to spend an attraction-filled half day exploring the old heart of Paris under the guidance of a local expert. You’ll meet your guide in front of the fountain at Place Saint-Michel. From there your guide will take you to the site of Notre Dame explaining it’s fascinating 850 years of history, secrets and mysteries. See how this historic structure still stands proud after the recent fire and discover what the future holds for this magnificent building. Your Paris walking tour continues in the picturesque lanes of the Île de la Cite and Latin Quarter, where you’ll see iconic buildings, like the Conciergerie, and learn about some of the historic personalities that strolled these streets before you. Visit the impressive church of St. Germain l’Auxerrois built in the 13th century. Arriving at the crowded entrance to the Louvre, you’ll skip the entrance lines and head straight inside for a full Louvre tour with your expert guide, including all the highlights of the world-famous collection. At the end of the walking tour, you will board a Seine river cruise to enjoy a relaxing ride and enjoy the city from the water. Overnight in Paris. (B)

Day 3: Versaille
Today you will explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles with its luxuriant gardens.
King Louis XIV, known as “the Sun” was the creative force of Versailles. He turned Versailles into a sumptuous estate and the symbol of absolute monarchy in the 17th century.
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 Opera, then you will explore the Gardens and the Park. Overnight in Paris. (B)
Day 4: Wine and Cheese France Workshop

When thinking of France, you cannot avoid thinking to wines and cheese! Today, join a small group workshop to explore the world of French cheese and wine as we taste our way around France. We’ll start our workshop with a visit to the historic Ile Saint Louis just minutes from the school, where our favourite local ‘fromager affineur’ awaits. There, your chef will help you navigate a classic Fromagerie in France and you’ll select some fantastic fromages to enjoy with wine back at the school. You will learn all about…

  • The history of cheese- and wine-making in the different regions of France
  • The importance of French food labels and how to understand them
  • Tasting and serving tips for a variety of wines and cheeses

The wonderful world of cheese and wine pairings, and what to look for when pairing them with other foods.
During this Tour and Tasting, you’ll savour a selection of 8-12* of France’s finest cheeses! Naturally, your Fromage adventure will be accompanied by wines from various regions in France. We wouldn’t dream of having a Fromage and Wine experience without fresh baguettes, so expect plenty of accompaniments from our favourite local boulangerie. Overnight in Paris.  

Day 5: Departure
After breakfast independent departure.

Included

  • Four Nights Hotel with daily breakfast
  • Small group tour of the Heart of Paris with Louvre
  • Wine and cheese (lunch) workshop in Paris
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Small group tour of Versailles with guide end entrance fee skip the line, with pick-up and drop off at hotel
  • Vat Taxes

Not Included

  • Arrival and Departure Transfer
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the inclusions;
  • Entrance to monuments and archaeological sites not listed in the program
  • Porterage service
  • City Tax to be paid on the spot
  • Gratuities and extra items of personal nature and Items not listed in the inclusions

Hotels or Similar

  • Hotel in Paris: Balmoral / Le Littre / Curio
Please Note
Tour Type: Private Journey
Private arrival and departure transfers on request
Grade level moderate
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory

2021 Dates & Rates

Rates 2021 Rate Each Dbl/Twin/TripleRate Single
$1890$2990
  • This Itinerary can be modified according to your wishes and needs both in its duration and in its content.

The CAD ($) rate is indicative of Euro price and subject to change.
Price per person in CAD $ Dollars.

 

 

 


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