Welcome to Paris (3 nights)
May 11-14, 2023
DAY 1: May 11, 2023
Upon arrival, make your own way from the Charles de Gaulle Airport to your hotel (airport transfer not included). Spend the afternoon getting to know your surrounds. Wander through the leafy boulevards and winding lanes of the French capital, stopping for a leisurely café au lait while watching sophisticated Parisians go by. This evening, enjoy a memorable experience and Welcome Dinner at Chez Paul with the owner Daniel, bringing you back to the Paris of the early 1900s with a visit to the historical ‘Balajo’ dance hall before heading to Chez Paul for more history as well as delicious traditional Parisian fare (subject to availability).
Meal(s): Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Le Meridien Etoile (or similar)
DAY 2: May 12, 2023
Sights and delights of Paris
Join your Travel Director this morning for a tour of this mesmerizing city. View the grand Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe, built by Napoleon in the 19th century. Delve into its hidden squares and secret passages, visiting one of Paris's most historic neighborhoods and a favorite local haunt that remains a secret to outsiders. Next, you’ll visit Fragonard Parfumerie with a certified ‘nose' who will guide you in the creation of your own unique fragrance. The rest of the day and evening is at your leisure.
DAY 3: May 13, 2023
The food and flavors of Paris & Free Time
Today we'll explore the Montorgueil neighborhood on a foodie walking tour with our knowledgeable guide. We'll sample some of the city's finest bread, charcuterie, cheese and pastries; meeting local vendors and artisans along the way (subject to availability, group may be split up). Spend the rest of the day soaking up the sights and sounds of this elegant European capital at your leisure.
DAY 4: May 14, 2023
Paris to Bordeaux
Au revoir Paris! Today you travel to Bordeaux by high-speed TGV train to start your cruise. On arrival in Bordeaux you will be transferred to the port to start your cruise.
Additional pre-night available upon request.