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The City of Light & French Wine Country

France in 7 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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From the urbane elegance of Paris to the world’s wine capital of Bordeaux, take a journey that combines France’s historical and gastronomic highlights in one incredible trip.

Trip Highlights

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    Bordeaux
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    Paris
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    Seine river

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Activities

  4. Breakfast only

Availability

  1. Departures available until May 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers available

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  1. charm included

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charm

From £ 1,299

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  • Accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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superior

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  • Accommodation in Superior category hotels.

Accommodation: 6 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your vacation to France with a stop in Paris, an elegant fashion capital filled with history and culture. See highlights of the city before taking a high-speed train south towards Bordeaux. Learn more about the strong tradition of wine production in the region–and taste some for yourself!

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Paris
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Ready to discover two of the most spectacular cities of France? Arrive at your departure airport to catch a flight to Paris*.

Touch down in the City of Light and self-transfer** to your hotel. Paris is the capital of France and is well-known for its stylish streets, romantic architecture and captivating cultural sights. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the atmospheric avenues and bucket-list sights of Paris at your leisure. Overnight stay in Paris.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

**Airport transfer in Paris is not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar
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618 Reviews

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2nd Day: Paris
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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover Paris' most treasured sights today with a panoramic bus tour and sightseeing cruise of the Seine! Head to the meeting point to begin an unforgettable city tour on board an open double-decker tour bus with audio guides included to catch a glimpse and learn more about the most emblematic sights of the city. Hop-on and off at will at any of our 10 stops including the Louvre, the enchanting Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysée and the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral among other top sites.

Following this, you will take part in a sightseeing cruise of the immortal waters of the Seine, the perfect way to experience the most beautiful monuments and historic sites of Paris from a new perspective! Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Perhaps go shopping for French couture or enjoy an evening of fine dining. Overnight stay in Paris.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar
tripadvisor rating

618 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Paris by Bus

Moderate

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included
Seine River Cruise

Light

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3rd Day: Paris
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in the eternal city of Paris. Why not visit the eclectic Montmartre neighborhood, home to the hilltop Sacré-Coeur Basilica and vintage shops, or catch a cabaret show at the legendary Moulin Rouge? Overnight stay in Paris. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar
tripadvisor rating

618 Reviews

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4th Day: Paris - Bordeaux
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Breakfast at the hotel. Self-transfer to the Gare de Lyon train station, where you will board a high-speed train bound for Bordeaux!* Situated on the Garonne river in the historic region of Aquitaine, Bordeaux is perhaps best known as the capital of wine production in France and indeed the world. The city predates even the Romans, and today is home to a rich tapestry of art and architecture.

On arrival, make the short walk to your hotel for check-in**. Spend the rest of the day exploring the old town as you please! Overnight stay in Bordeaux.

 

*Train tickets included in the program are in 2nd Class. You will have the possibility to add the 1rst class tran ticket supplement for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.


** You can book the optional transfer from Bordaux train station in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare... or similar
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938 Reviews

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5th Day: Bordeaux
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a guided walking tour of Bordeaux! Begin by meeting your guide at the pre-arranged starting point. Continue through the Port de la Lune, a UNESCO World Heritage Site named for its crescent shape. The opulent classical and neo-classical architecture is emblematic of 18th-century France, though the importance of this urban area is much older!

Once the tour is through, enjoy the rest of the day to wander through Bordeaux as you please. Overnight stay in Bordeaux.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare... or similar
tripadvisor rating

938 Reviews

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Activities

included
Guided walking tour of Bordeaux

Moderate

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6th Day: Bordeaux
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Breakfast at the hotel. After you've eaten, head into the countryside of the Gironde winegrowing region, where you will visit a family-run winery and learn about the passion, technology, and hard work that goes into producing high-quality French wines. Taste them yourself and find out more about your palette and preferences. Return to Bordeaux, where you have the evening free to explore and have dinner independently. Overnight stay in Bordeaux.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare... or similar
tripadvisor rating

938 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-day tour of Bordeaux wine country

Light

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7th Day: Bordeaux - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Self-transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK/Ireland**. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end of your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**You can book the optional transfer in the next step of the booking process.

Included activities

Included
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You can get on and off at any of its stops.

City Tour of Paris by Bus

Included activity for day 2 in Paris

City tour of Paris aboard an open double-decker bus including audio guides. Discover the main tourist sites and monuments of Paris, from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower and every other major site the City of Light has to offer.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Seine River Cruise

Included activity for day 2 in Paris

Set sail on the immortal waters of the River Seine for a 1-hour sightseeing cruise, the perfect way to experience the sights of Paris from a new perspective!

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Guided walking tour of Bordeaux

Included activity for day 5 in Bordeaux

Enjoy a 1.5 hour guided walking tour of Bordeaux including the city’s remarkable 18th century architecture plus the UNESCO World Heritage zone.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Half-day tour of Bordeaux wine country

Included activity for day 6 in Bordeaux

Set off to discover the longstanding tradition of winemaking in Bordeaux. Visit a family-run vineyard to learn more about local practices before moving on to a tasting of two spectacular varieties.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Paris, Bordeaux - UK/Ireland.*
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  • 2nd class High speed train ticket Paris – Bordeaux.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.**
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.***
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Seine River Sightseeing Cruise in Paris.
  • Sightseeing tour of Paris and walking guided tour of Bordeaux.
  • ATOL Protection.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax, meals, drinks and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Transfers are not included in the program. You will have the possibility to add them for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of between 2 and 5€ per person per day for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of French culture and customary in this line of work.

 

*Airport transfers are not included. You can book the optional transfer in the next step of the booking process.

**Important: accommodation tax in France must be paid directly to the hotel (this amount can range from 5€ to 11€ approximately per person per night and it depends on the selected category).

***Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group. As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure.

Meeting points: the included tours will depart from designated meeting points. The location of the meeting points will be included in your trip details. Transfers to the meeting points are not included.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with a minimum of six months validity.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    French.

  • Electricity

    230 V. Adapter not required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 01:00.

  • Other useful information

    Taxis do not have a particular colour, however you can spot them at the station or in the street by their luminous lettering on the roof of the car.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://ee.france.fr/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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Pay only 60% today to reserve your trip.

Rest is paid in installments according to your departure date.

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