Lazing in The Loire Valley

11 days from £3,495pp

Where else could your trip to France start but the capital? Here you’ll tour Paris best kept secrets and most famous landmarks on private tours, dine at the oldest restaurant in the city and explore the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay with a private guide. From here it’s on to Honfleur, by way of the home and gardens of Claude Monet, Château Gaillard and the ruins of Jumièges Abbey. Your last destination is Tours, where you’ll discover its famous Châteaux and wineries.  

Highlights

  • Explore Paris’ secret spots on a vintage Citroen car tour

  • Enjoy a two-course dinner at the oldest restaurant in Paris  

  • Visit the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay with a private guide 

  • Check out the home and gardens of Claude Monet 

  • Visit Château Gaillard and the ruins of Jumièges Abbey 

  • Go on a two-hour walking tour of Honfleur 

  • Spend time exploring the famous Châteaux and wineries in Tours 

  • Adventure around Château d’Amboise, and Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise

Itinerary

This exciting trip to France includes international flights, private transfers, excursions, accommodation and some meals.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-4

Paris

City

Ready to see some of France's most fascinating spots? When you arrive in the capital, you'll be met by a guide and taken to your hotel to settle in. The next day you’ll be setting off on a three-hour long vintage Citroen car tour of the city.  You'll be picked up wherever you request and spend the morning exploring the city from a different perspective. As you make your way along the cobbled streets, you'll discover plenty of secret spots along the way. The tour finishes in Montmartre, where you'll arrive just in time for lunch.  

After a restful evening, the following day you’ll enjoy a private tour of Paris with a car and driver at your disposal for eight hours! Over the course of the dayyou can explore the Tomb of Napoleon, Invalides, Dome Church Tour, Saint Chapelle and Conciergerie. There's a one hour stop for lunch and in the evening, you’ll head out for dinner at Le Procope in the Latin Quarter. Here you can tuck into a classic French two course meal at the oldest restaurant in Paris.  

Your last full day in Paris is dedicated to two of the best spots in the city: The Louvre and Musée d'Orsay, Enjoy both with a private guide who will be able to provide you with history and facts as you explore. 

5-6

Honfleur

General Tour

Bid farewell to Paris, and head on to Giverny where you'll beat the crowds with skip the line tickets. Here you'll visit the home of Claude Monet and see for yourself the Japanese Gardens that inspired his artwork. Continue on to Château Gaillard and the ruins of Jumièges Abbey for a further look into the country’s history, before arriving at your hotel in Honfleur. The next day you will get to know Honfleur better on a two-hour walking tour. Once you're done exploring, the afternoon is yours to spend as you please. 

7-11

Tours

General Tour

All aboard! Today you'll take the train Saint-Pierre-des-Corps in Tours. After a relaxing evening, it's time for a day exploring some of the most famous Châteaux - large manor houses and castles - of the Loire Valley. Over the course of the day, you'll visit Château de Chenonceau, Château de Chambord and Château de Cheverny 

The next day you'll spend some time discovering the local wineries in Chinon. During this excursion, there's plenty of chance to taste some of the wines and products of the region. In the morning you'll be picked up by your private driver and then spend the day touring Amboise. You will be exploring both Château d'Amboise and Château du Clos Lucé, and soaking up their beauty and charm. On the last morning, your private driver will take you to the train station where you'll depart for Paris, before heading home. 

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