Paris, Alsace & Champagne Regions, Strasbourg, Reims

France

Destination
Paris, Alsace & Champagne Regions, Strasbourg, Reims
Dates From
12/08/2019
Duration
11 Nights
12 Days
Price From
$12,999
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Paris, the city of lights, love, fashion, music and fabulous food, it’s no wonder this beautiful capital of France has more visitors than any other city in the World. Enjoy dinner in the Eiffel Tower, whizz around the streets in a 2CV Citreon with your Parisian driver, explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles and be dazzled by magnificent costumes at Lido’s dinner show and more….

Alsace is a historical region in northeastern France bordering Germany and Switzerland. Its capital Strasbourg alternated between German and French control over the centuries and reflects a mix of those cultures. Bordered by canals and home to the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, with its animated astronomical clock, you will love exploring and dining in this delightful town.

Champagne is only Champagne when it’s French!  You will visit this region with tastings at Moët & Chandon or Grande Maison de Champagne with lunch at a family Champagne estate with local specialties and an assortment of three styles of Champagne. Explore Dom Pérignon & Hautvillers village with a Champagne tastings. Don’t worry, we will drive you back to your hotel!

Inclusions

  • 11 nights in a Double room for single use in 4 star quality hotels
  • 4 x Dinners, 1 x Lunch, breakfast daily
  • English speaking guides throughout
  • Cabaret and burlesque show entrance
  • Transfers as shown
  • Train tickets for rail as shown
  • Sightseeing tours as shown
  • Hotel bar is open almost daily between 5.30pm and 6.30pm with beer, wine & soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers
  • Porterage
  • 24 hour assistance during your trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Paris!

You will be met on arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport for a luxury car transfer to your Hotel.

Tonight you will meet our local representative at the Hotel and proceed by minivan to enjoy a 4 course welcome dinner at Restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel with a selection of high-quality wines, dessert miniatures served with coffee and mineral water included. Here you will enjoy a welcome glass of French champagne in the premium seating area near the window, admire the chefs at work in the open kitchen and have the best views of Paris at night. Return to your Hotel by minivan.

Hotel Westminster, Paris (or similar) D

Day 2

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

The rest of the morning and lunch at your leisure

This afternoon you will meet your local guide for an unforgettable 2CV Tour in vintage cars with your private driver. (3 people per car). You will discover Paris in a truly original and personalised manner aboard your very own 2CV, a quintessential symbol of the “French touch” thanks to its convertible soft top roof which offers a magnificent panoramic view. During your nocturnal Paris trip you’ll be able to see the main highlights of illuminated central Paris. Duration: 1.5 hours

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Hotel Westminster, Paris (or similar) B

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your local representative at your hotel for a half day tour to Palace of Versailles and its magical gardens. A superb Baroque palace known to the World as a symbol of civilization and pleasure, the Palace of Versailles dates back to 1038, and was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. Entry tickets included. Duration: 4 hours

Lunch and the rest of the day is at your leisure

Tonight you will enjoy a cabaret and burlesque show with a 3 course dinner with wine and coffee included at Le Lido located on the Champs-Élysées. Whilst seated in premium seats enjoying your welcome glass of champagne prepare to be dazzled by legendary director, Franco Dragone’s, Paris Merveilles, inspired by the City of Lights itself, making for the perfect evening in the city. Magnificent costumes are decorated with beautiful feathers and sparkle with a thousand lights. Return Luxury minivan transfers from/to your Hotel included.

Hotel Westminster, Paris (or similar) B, D

Day 4

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet by your local English speaking guide at your hotel for a half day Montmartre Discover Tour. By the end of the 19th century Montmartre was a Mecca for artists, writers, poets ad their disciples who gathered to sample the cabarets and revues which made Montmartre’s reputation. The hill of Montmartre still has its charms and the village atmosphere remains remarkably intact. There is the old village square and the World famous Place du Tertre with its cafes and artists where quick portrait artists and souvenir sellers thrive. The tour concludes at Montmartre where you are free for lunch and to explore at your leisure.

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Hotel Westminster, Paris (or similar) B

Day 5

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

Today is a free day at your leisure to explore and shop in Paris

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Hotel Westminster, Paris (or similar) B

Day 6

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel

This morning you will met at your Hotel for a minivan transfer to the Paris train station for your direct train 1st class service to Strasbourg and check into your Hotel.

Lunch is at your leisure

This afternoon you will meet your local English speaking guide for a half day walking tour of Cathedral Strasbourg, an outstanding example of Gothic art. The first stone was laid in 1015 and the spire was completed in 1439. Described as a “skillful combination of monumental size and delicateness” by Victor Hugo, its facade offers a fantastic wealth of ornamental features, Inside the building, the long nave provides the perfect setting for spiritual contemplation. Duration: 2 hours

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Hotel Regent Contandes, Strasbourg (or similar) B

Day 7

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your local representative at your hotel for a half day Petite France tour. The district on the waters is the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this part of town where the streets have been built level with the waterways. The magnificent half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Their sloping roofs open out onto lofts where hides were once dried. Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy lunch and the rest of the day at your leisure

Tonight you will enjoy a 2 course set dinner of Strasbourgeoise (Sauerkraut) and Kirsch flavoured ice-cream dessert  at Chez Yvonne, a traditional Alsatian restaurant with an Apéritif, wine, tea or coffee included

Hotel Regent Contandes, Strasbourg (or similar) B, D

Day 8

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your local English speaking guide at your hotel for a full day Colmar & Wine Tour. Colmar is a charming and attractive town and the capital of the Alsacian wine producing area. Colmar boasts all the intimacy and comfort of a medium-sized town combined with a rich heritage and a remarkably uniform and attractive architectural style. This exceptional private tour is dedicated to the most famous wines of Alsace, those that belong to the Grands Crus classification. The Grand Cru’s of Alsace are wines intimately linked to exceptional micro-terroirs (the set of all environmental factors) that make them rich, honeyed and age-worthy. We will take you to carefully selected wineries of the area and participate in 3 commented tastings of high quality Grands Crus wines. Wine tastings included. Lunch is available at your leisure. Return to your Hotel by minivan. Duration: 8 hours

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Hotel Regent Contandes, Strasbourg (or similar) B

Day 9

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will have a minibus transfer to Strasbourg Train station and rail to Reims in 2nd class. On arrival you will be met at the station and transferred to your hotel.

This afternoon you will meet your English speaking guide for a 2 hour walking tour of Reims city centre. Historic places that have been central to its citizens activities are unmatched for plunging us into a city’s past. Playing hide-and-seek among the different eras will delight you during this transversal itinerary. Ancient, medieval, classical and modern. Take a seat for a journey through two thousand years of the history of Reims. A journey which culminates with the grand finale: the discovery of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

L’Assiette Champenoise, Reims (or similar) B

Day 10

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

Meet your English-speaking driver-guide at the hotel and enjoy the scenic route of Champagne through picturesque Grand Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Vernezay, and much more. Enjoy a shared visit and tasting at Moët & Chandon et Grande Maison de Champagne and continue with Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, which is known as the “Capital of Champagne”. Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions, including Perrier-Jouet, and Mercier among its many tenants. You will have time for a Champagne tasting lunch at a family Champagne estate with local specialties  and an assortment of three styles of Champagne. After lunch, explore Dom Pérignon & Hautvillers village with Champagne tastings at a family estate. Among the Grandes Maisons de Champagne, more than 1,000 family wine makers contribute to the prestige of Champagne.  Return to your Hotel by minivan.

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

L’Assiette Champenoise, Reims (or similar) B, L

Day 11

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

After breakfast you will have a private minibus transfer to Paris. Duration: 2.5 hour drive.

Lunch and the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Tonight you will enjoy a farewell 5 course Degustation farewell dinner with wine pairing on board a high-end double-decker bus “Bustronome” with its panoramic glass roof so you can admire the City of Lights at night. Enjoy a glass of champagne, 2 glasses of wine, mineral or sparkling water, tea & coffee included.  Return private minivan transfers from/to your Hotel are included.

Hotel Westminster, Paris (or similar) B, D

Day 12

Enjoy breakfast in your Hotel

You will have a luxury car transfer from your Hotel to Charles de Gaulle Airport

Au revoir!

 

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Exclusions

International air fares
Travel Insurance
Gratuities at your discretion
Meals (other than those stated in itinerary)
Items of a personal nature