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9 Days | Walk the romantic streets of Paris, explore the Loire Valley and discover Normandy

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Discover the romance, lavish architecture, vast gardens and cultural history of France with this nine-day Premium adventure through Paris, the Loire Valley and Normandy. You’ll wander through historic chateaus, indulge in a wine tasting on a boat on the Loire River and enjoy a luxurious Feature Stay in La Borde en Sologne Chateau and Spa – a castle surrounded by woodlands. Discover the D-Day beaches, Mont St Michel, the Monmousseau Caves, Chambord’s gardens (and interiors) and romantic Montmartre and if you can’t get enough – why not extend your stay in Paris and watch the Eiffel Tower lights up the night’s skyline?

Trip overview

Map of Premium Paris, Loire Valley & Normandy including France
Start
Paris, France
Finish
Paris, France
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
France
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
AMPF
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Soak in riverside views (and plenty of local wine) on a Premium Exclusive experience – a wine tasting on a boat in the Loire River, by the Chateau Gaudrelle winery.
  • See and stay in all the best chateaux through France – including a visit to Chateau de Chenonceau, a picnic lunch on the grounds of Chambord, and your Feature Stay at La Borde en Sologne Chateau and Spa (cheeky massage at the castle, anyone?)
  • Take a day trip to picturesque Mont St Michel – a tidal island in Normandy at the mouth of the Couesnon River. This is an unforgettable sight when travelling Normandy, so make sure you don’t forget your camera!
  • Tour the D-Day beaches and learn about the history of the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 with a local guide.
  • Experience art, culture and medieval architecture with a visit to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry, a tour of a local distillery and an exploration of the colourful walls of the Caves Monmousseau.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes, plus suitable luggage for navigating cobblestone streets.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme (over 40°C), so it's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider your suitability to the season you are travelling in.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Paris, Loire Valley & Normandy including France

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Train, Public Transit

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Feature Stay (2 Nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Paris - Welcome Meeting
  • Paris - Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Paris - Welcome Dinner
  • Paris - Hidden Monmartre Tour
  • Loire Valley - Winery Tour
  • Vieux Tours - Walking Tour
  • Loire Valley - Wine Tasting Boat Ride
  • Loire Valley - Chateau de Chenonceau Private GuideTour
  • Loire Valley - Monmousseau Caves tour
  • Loire - Chambord Visit and Picnic
  • Le Mans - Stop
  • Mont-Saint-Michel Abbaye - Visit
  • Normandy - D-Day Tour with Local Guide
  • Bayeux - Bayeux Tapestry Museum Entrance
  • Normandy - Distillery Visit with Calvados Tasting
  • Paris - Farewell dinner

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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