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TOUR

Paris & Bordeaux
Paris & Bordeaux
Paris & Bordeaux

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Paris & Bordeaux

Rest and reflect on absolute power in Le Chateau Versailles Hall of Mirrors outside Paris and hop on a high-speed train to Bordeaux to while away the day at the Wine Museum. Also, tour the Grand Cru wine estates of Saint-Émilion and tuck into a feast of seasonal fare aboard a river boat cruise of the region. This is your fast track to the finest finds in France. 

With a country as vast and bountiful as France, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. 

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.  
 

Location

Paris, Versailles, Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion

9 Days,7 nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
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INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Paris; return from Bordeaux (if flight and tour package option is chosen)
  • Private airport and train station transfers in Paris and Bordeaux
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts; 1 dinner on the Bordeaux Cruise (transfer not included)
  • TGV train between Paris & Bordeaux (First Class)
  • 8 More Moments activities:
    • 2-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass (valid for 48 hours)
    • 1-hour cruise on the Seine (Cruise departs near the Eiffel Tower)
    • Half-day skip the line excursion to Versailles (Transfer from Central Paris, Not offered on Monday's. Bilingual guide daily, French guide on Wednesday and Sunday only)
    • Tickets to the Flyview Experience (transfer not included)
    • Dinner cruise in Bordeaux (transfer not included, offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
    • Entrance ticket to the Cité du Vin (Wine Museum) (Transfer not included, opened daily.)
    • Introduction to oenology (wine class) in Bordeaux (2 hours, introduction to oenology offered on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)
    • Half-day excursion to Saint-Émilion excursion (Transfer from Central Bordeaux included, offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Paris.

Paris & Bordeaux

Day 2

Welcome to Paris

Upon arrival in Paris, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Paris & Bordeaux

Day 3

Paris: Sightseeing

Discover Paris' main attractions with the help of your two-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass. In the afternoon, take a 1-hour cruise to view Paris from one of its best vantage points: the Seine.

More Moments Activities Included:
Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Paris Pass:

From your perch aboard a double-decker bus, watch the city's monuments roll by. Disembark at a stop that captures your attention and rejoin the tour at a time and stop convenient to you. 4 bus routes are available, each designed to make the most of your time in the city.

 

Seine River Cruise:

Cruise by the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and the Musée d’Orsay. See the historic heart of the capital from a new perspective.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Paris & Bordeaux

Day 4

Paris: Versailles Excursion & Flyview Experience

Discover the beauty and glory of Versailles on a half-day tour from Paris with an experienced guide. Later, enjoy the memorable Flyview Paris Experience.

More Moments Activities Included:
Versailles Excursion:

Travel back in time and go on a fascinating journey to discover the world-famous palace, a symbol of absolute monarchy, and its impressive and turbulent history. Follow your experienced guide through the majestic rooms, the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Queen's private apartments.

Flyview Experience:

Strap on your jetpack and take off for an unforgettable experience flying over Paris with your feet on the ground and your head in the sky. Through the magic of virtual-reality technology, you’ll feel yourself taking off for a flight over Paris. A breathtakingly realistic flight simulation that lets you explore the magnificent city of Paris from above.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Paris & Bordeaux

Day 5

Paris – Bordeaux (approx. 499 km)

Take a private transfer to the railway station to board the TGV high-speed train to Bordeaux. Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Paris & Bordeaux

Day 6

Bordeaux: Cité du Vin (Wine Museum)

When it suits your schedule, make your way to the Bordeaux wine museum.

More Moments Activities Included:
Cité du Vin (Bordeaux Wine Museum):

Discover the cultures and civilizations of wines from around the world as you embark on an immersive adventure that will take you through almost 20 interactive thematic areas. Enjoy a wine tasting as you take in the panoramic views over Bordeaux from the fabulous Belvedere wine bar on the top floor.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Paris & Bordeaux

Day 7

Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Excursion & Dinner Cruise

This morning head out to Saint-Émilion for a half-day excursion. This evening, meet up at your departure point for your dinner cruise and enjoy this fabulous city.

 

More Moments Activities Included:
Bordeaux Dinner Cruise:

Head to the quai de Chartrons to board one of they Bordeaux River Cruise boats. Set sail along the river and take time to admire the illuminated docks and buildings before settling in for for an exceptional dinner prepared with fresh seasonal products, served by the onboard restaurant, Sicambre

 

Saint-Émilion Excursion:

Meet at the departure point in the centre of Bordeaux to explore the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, known for its vineyards, hills and castle-like wine estates. Visit an estate which is classified as Grand Cru - meaning that the wines produced here are part of the most prestigious in the region. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and the cellars, while learning about the wine-making process. Conclude with a wine tasting accompanied with local bread, cheese, sausage and chocolate. 

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Paris & Bordeaux

Day 8

Bordeaux: Introduction to Oenology & At Leisure

This morning, take part in a 2-hour wine course with a local oenologist. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 

 

More Moments Activities Included:
Introduction to Oenology:

Meet with a local wine expert in a private apartment in the heart of Bordeaux. In this intimate setting, you’ll receive introduction to oenology and learn wine-tasting techniques as you sample eight different wines from France. 

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Paris & Bordeaux

Day 9

Bordeaux – Return to Canada

Take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Paris & Bordeaux

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Paris, France (CDG)
Best Western Ronceray Opera(or similar)
Bordeaux, France (BOD)
Ibis Bordeaux Centre St-Jean(or similar)
Paris, France (CDG)
Hotel Le Mareuil(or similar)
Bordeaux, France (BOD)
Mercure Bordeaux Centre(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Room occupancy: Maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

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Price per adult. Includes base fare.

Travelling as a group of 10 or more? Request a group quote.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Land portion offered daily from April 1 to October 31, 2020
Packages offered from June 14  to October 4, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Brochure correction December 6, 2019: Please note that flights displayed in brochure should be Flight to Paris; return from Bordeaux and not Flight to Paris; return from Nice .

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day. 

Hop-On Hop-Off Pass in Paris
This unlimited 2-day pass allows you to discover Paris by open tour bus at your own pace.

Includes 4 bus routes:

  • Paris Grand Tour: 2 hours
  • Montparnasse Saint-Germain: 1 hour
  • Montmartre - Grands Boulevards: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Bastille-Bercy: 1 hour

Commentary available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. Children's commentary with stories and legends about Paris (The Phantom of the Opera, Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers) available in three languages: French, English and Spanish.

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in France and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night.  Rates are subject to change without notice. 

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Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.