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Trace the Splendid Beauty of France

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15D/14N

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Embark on the unforgettable River Cruise tour starting in Bordeaux and concluding in Paris. Over 15 days, explore 13 captivating destinations in France, including Bordeaux and other iconic locales. This comprehensive tour package includes accommodation, expert guidance, meals, transportation, and more, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience as you traverse the majestic landscapes and cult...

Itinerary

Day 1

Jump into the Cruise

  • Dinner
  • Airport To Port
  • Stay Included

Upon arrival at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport, your journey begins. 

Depending upon your selection for a group arrival transfer or private arrival transfer, we will warmly welcome you. You'll then be smoothly transferred to the S.S. Joie de vivre Cruise Ship, where your memorable river cruise adventure awaits.

Day 2

Discover Cadillac

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

"La douceur de vivre," or the sweetness of life, perfectly encapsulates your experience in Cadillac, renowned for its delectable dessert wines. Explore the historic Château Royal de Cazeneuve, steeped in the tempestuous love story of Henry IV and Queen Margot. Savor a glass of Sauternes, and immerse in the rich history and flavors of this enchanting region.

Further, from the options provided choose one excursion. You can either opt for an exclusive private tour of the Royal Château with a Sauternes toast, or indulge, celebrating the rich history and flavors of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé. 

Day 3

Excursion to Cussac Fort Médoc

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the renowned Médoc region, home to prestigious wine châteaux in varied architectural styles and endless grapevines. Enjoy a scenic drive along the storied Médoc wine route, culminating in a wine tasting at a picturesque estate. The Fresh Médoc Oysters Tasting excursion is included in the package.

Further, there is one excursion from the following options: a private wine-tasting tour and exploring the Médoc Châteaux Route. The second option available is to get on the bike ride to Médoc Vineyards. 

Day 4

Journey to Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Embark on a picturesque drive to Blaye Fortress, passing charming hamlets along the way. Explore this UNESCO-designated citadel, which historically safeguarded Bordeaux from sea attacks, uncovering its fascinating wonders.

Marvel at the panoramic views along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie as you make your way to Blaye Fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel guarding Bordeaux against seaborne attacks.

Day 5

Journey to Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

From your base in Libourne, embark on a journey to the nearby enchanting town of Saint-Émilion. Delve deeper into the region's rich history and wine culture as you explore its medieval charm. Wander along cobblestone streets adorned with wine shops and bakeries, and marvel at the incredible rock-hewn church hidden beneath the city's streets.

Day 6

Tour to Libourne's vibrant farmers' market

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Experience the essence of France's culinary tradition at Libourne's vibrant farmers' market, where you can savor the freshest vegetables, cheeses, breads, and fruits, showcasing the region's rich agricultural heritage.

Further, at night immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of Bassins des Lumie`res.

Day 7

Make a Selection from the offered Excursions

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore Bordeaux's enchanting allure today, guided by a local expert on foot or by bike—the preferred mode of transportation for navigating the city's charming backstreets. Delight in a variety of active options to experience this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Further, you can even make a selection from the offered excursions, and they are: Bordeaux Walking Tour, and the Bike Bordeaux Backstreets.

Day 8

Make Way to Paris

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Bordeaux To Paris
  • Stay Included

Bid farewell to the spectacular S.S. Joie de vivre Cruise Ship and embark on a high-speed TGV train journey to Paris. On reaching transfer to the S.S. Bon Voyage Cruise Ship for your journey ahead.

Day 9

Tour to La Roche-Guyon, Vernon, Giverny

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, celebrate the natural beauty of northern France with an excursion to a splendid château and gardens reminiscent of Impressionist master Claude Monet's landscapes. Choose between a hike or a visit to Château de La Roche-Guyon in the morning, followed by exploring Monet's beautiful gardens, either by bike or coach.

Day 10

Discover the Wonders of Rouen

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen, with its remarkably intact historic quarter. From the cathedral depicted by Monet to the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a cultural treasure trove with a rich history intertwined with figures like Richard the Lionheart, Gustave Flaubert, and Claude Monet.

The excursions for the day include a Private Concert at the Rouen Cathedral (at night). The excursions from which you can make the selection are the Dukes of Normandy's Capital, the Rouen Walking Tour, or Camembert Cheese Farm. 

Day 11

Visit to Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

In Caudebec-en-Caux, situated on the Seine Estuary's right bank, choose between two unique excursions. Explore the charming seaside harbor of Honfleur amidst Calvados countryside, or enjoy a round of golf amidst the windy cliffs of Étretat.

The day allows you to make a selection from Honfleur Walking Tour or Golfing in Étretat. 

Day 12

A Day at Normandy Beaches

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Experience profound emotional connections at Normandy's beaches, where history comes alive. Choose to explore American, British Commonwealth, or Canadian beaches on a full-day outing. Conclude with a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach Memorial, honoring the legacy of Operation Overlord.

The Normandy Beaches offer two kinds of excursions, and they are- Discovering the American Sites or checking the British & Commonwealth Sites.

Day 13

Spend a Day at Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the opulent residence commissioned by the Sun King, to uncover its secrets and splendor. The day excursion will take you to the Versailles Palace Secret Apartments. 

Day 14

Pick an Excursion for the Day

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Experience Paris, the "City of Light," with something for everyone. Enjoy panoramic views, explore beloved neighborhoods with a local expert, or cycle along the Left Bank for a fresh perspective of the city's iconic sights. The tours from which you can make a selection are: Seine Riverbanks Bike Ride, Paris City Tour, or Paris Walking Tour of the Latin Quarter.

Day 15

Disembark the Ship!

  • Breakfast
  • Port To Airport

Upon disembarkation, guests with included group departure transfers or private transfers will be transported to Charles de Gaulle Airport for their homeward flights, ensuring a seamless end to their journey.

Have a Safe Journey Ahead!

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  • Transfer
  • Dinner as per Itinerary
  • Stay Included
  • Train
  • Tour to La Roche-Guyon, Vernon, Giverny
  • Tour of the Royal Château or Discover the wonders of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé (optional)
  • Tour to Libourne's vibrant farmers' market
  • Visit to Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)
  • Normandy Beaches
  • Spend a Day at Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

Hotels

Day 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

Bordeaux

s.s joie de vivre Cruise Ship

Day 8-9-10-11-12-13-14

Paris

S.S. Bon Voyage Cruise Ship

  • Private Transfer or Group Transfer as opted by you (To and From Port)
  • Accommodation at "S.S. Joie de vivre Cruise Ship”: 7 Nights
  • Accommodation at "S.S. Bon Voyage Cruise Ship": 7 Nights
  • Train Fare (Bordeaux-Paris)
  • Private tour of the Royal Château
  • Private tour of the Royal Château or Discover the wonders of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé (optional)
  • Fresh Médoc Oysters Tasting Excursion
  • Route de la Corniche Fleurie Excursion
  • Saint-Émilion Walking Tour with Wine Tasting
  • Libourne with Farmer's Market Excursion 
  • Château de La Roche-Guyon, or Hike on the Crests Trail (optional)
  • Bordeaux Walking Tour or Bike Bordeaux Backstreets (optional)
  • Discover the Wonders of Rouen
  • Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)
  • Breakfast: 14
  • Dinner: 14
  • Airfare & Airfare Taxes (Round-Trip)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional Activities
  • Additional/Personal Expenses
  • Visa Fees (If Applicable)
  • Meals & Beverages (Not Mentioned Above)

Hotel included in package:

Starting from:

$6899 $8279

per adult on twin sharing

Destination covered

Bordeaux & Paris

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Bordeaux Package for 14 nights and 15 days : Frequently asked questions

For a tour to Paris and Bordeaux, craft an itinerary of around 10-15 days. However, based on your preference, you can tailor the itinerary accordingly.

The average price of the package varies from $ 6,899 to $ 7,250. However, you can further enquire about your package price by connecting with the Trekhops support team.

No. Having travel insurance isn't restricted at all. However, you can add a protection shield by getting travel insurance.

Yes. Travelers are free to modify/customize their vacation packages as per their preferences or interests.

This city of France is perfect to be explored in the months of May-October. Encountering favorable weather, you can check out the attractions of this place during these months.

Pont de Pierre, Grand Théâtre, The Musée d'Aquitaine, The Place des Quinconces, The Pey-Berland Tower and the Saint-Andre Cathedral are some of the perfect attractions to be checked in Bordeaux.