A Mesmerizing Fusion: Paris and Bordeaux
3 nights in Paris, 3 nights in Bordeaux
Combine two worlds on an extraordinary journey through the heart of France! Begin by rediscovering the enchanting allure of Paris, often hailed as the “City of Love” and the “City of Lights.” Immerse yourself in the romantic ambiance as you stroll hand-in-hand through charming streets adorned with iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Delight in the city’s rich cultural heritage, artistic splendor, and world-class cuisine, savoring the finest croissants, macarons, and delectable French delights.
Next, venture to Bordeaux, a captivating destination nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes. Situated between the Ocean and surrounded by lush vineyards and majestic castles, Bordeaux promises an unparalleled blend of natural beauty and historical grandeur. Embark on an unforgettable wine-tasting journey, as this region is renowned for producing some of the world’s most exquisite vintages. Explore prestigious châteaux, where passionate winemakers have perfected their craft for generations, and savor the complexity of flavors that tell the story of Bordeaux’s rich heritage.
This mesmerizing fusion of Paris and Bordeaux offers an extraordinary experience, combining the timeless romance of the City of Love with the captivating allure of a wine lover’s paradise. Indulge in cultural delights, embrace culinary treasures, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let the magic of these two captivating worlds envelop you as you embark on this unforgettable journey through France’s most cherished destinations.
Day 1 – Arrival & Private River Cruise
Upon arrival meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Paris.
This afternoon, reach on your own the landing stage near the Tour Eiffel and board your private boat to enjoy a memorable cruise on the River Seine, surrounded by iconic Parisian landmarks. Relax in luxury, savoring breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in the city’s romantic ambiance. A truly unforgettable experience.
The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Paris.
Day 2 – The heart of Paris tour & afternoon Versailles
This tour centers around Ile de la Cité, the tiny island on the Seine River that’s considered the birthplace of modern-day Paris. It’s here that a small Celtic settlement created over 2000 years ago grew to become one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You’ll start the tour with a delightful stroll along the Seine, seeing lovely sights and learning about Paris’ history. Along the way, you’ll see the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, and the enchanting Place Dauphine. You’ll also explore the atmospheric streets of the Latin Quarter before reaching the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. It’s still being restored after the fire that hit it but can be admired from close enough to appreciate its beauty. Among the highlights of this tour is Sainte Chappelle, the sacred building erected by Louis IX to house his relic collection and widely regarded as Paris’ most stunning church. Your skip-the-line ticket will quickly get you inside, where grand vaulted ceilings and mesmerising stained glass windows depicting biblical stories await you. After the visit, the tour ends with a scenic river cruise to admire Paris from a unique angle. In the afternoon, reach a designated meeting point. The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage, and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. Overnight in Paris.
Day 3 – Louvre Museum
As one of the largest museums in the world, it has over 35,000 objects on display from prehistory to the 19th century, spread across more than 650,000 square feet of gallery space. Your guide will lead you through the galleries of this extraordinary French institution and explain the changing face of the Louvre through its architecture and design . You will marvel at the iconic glass pyramid and admire masterpieces from artists such as David, Géricault, Delacroix and Leonardo da Vinci himself. You will see the most famous artworks: the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa, painted by da Vinci at the beginning of the 16th century. At the end of the small group tour, you will have the possibility to spend more time in the Louvre to visit other sections of the museum independently. Overnight in Paris.
Day 4 – Train to Bordeaux & Wine & Cheese Experience
Independent transfer to Paris Station to board your high-speed train to Bordeaux, where you will arrive in about 2 hours.
Upon arrival, reach your hotel independently.
n the afternoon, rendezvous with your guide in the charming heart of Bordeaux to embark on a delightful wine and cheese pairing experience. Indulge in the region’s finest vintages while savoring a carefully curated selection of artisanal cheeses, creating an unforgettable gastronomic journey through the renowned Bordeaux wine country.
Overnight in Bordeaux.
Day 5 – 100% Bordeaux
Between its history, gastronomy, the right bank, the left bank, the many neighbourhoods with diverse atmospheres, the Garonne, the quays… even without getting started on the vineyards. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide what to do. Start your day with a fantastic 2-hour walking tour of the city. Discovering Bordeaux on foot is the best way to experience the city’s diversity. The ‘City of The Lumières’, drawn up with a compass by 18th-century architects and town planners, is synonymous with harmony: hôtels particuliers, beautiful squares and avenues are spread all along this route that takes you through picturesque areas like Saint Rémi and Saint Pierre quarters. Some of the winding streets have not changed since the Middle Ages. “Blondstone” is present everywhere, including in the sculpted faces that sit atop the city centre doorways, the mascarons. These stand as remarkable examples of art and masonry.
The afternoon is free to continue your exploration of the city with your exclusive City Pass. You will be able to explore the city without any limit thanks to your City Pass, which includes access to La Cité du Vin (before 12 pm), Les Bassins de Lumières, Unlimited access to tram, bus, river shuttle and 20 museums and monuments. Overnight in Bordeaux.
Day 6 – Hal Day Medoc wine tour
From central Bordeaux, head northwest to the marvelous Médoc wine region located between the Atlantic coastline and the Gironde estuary to explore two of its iconic appellations, Margaux and Haut Médoc, which are both known for their complex, elegant reds. Taking the famous Route des Chateaux, lined with vineyards and impressive estates, you’ll reach the first stop on the tour, a prestigious Classified Growth Chateau, where you’ll get a tour of the production facilities, learn about the local grape varieties, then sample some of their delicious wines. After that, you’ll visit a family-owned boutique winery where the owner will show you the cellars and guide you through a tasting. Overnight in Bordeaux.
Day 7 – Bordeaux
Private departure transfer to Bordeaux Airport.