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                                          TOUR 2

           PARIS + LOIRE VALLEY (5 Days, 4 Nights) 

DAY 1 – Paris city tour - Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame & Marais district, Sacrée Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysée, Place de Concorde, Opera Garnier.

DAY 2 – Visit Loire valley, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceaux, Château de Amboise.
 
DAY 3 – Paris seine river cruise, free time for shopping  followed by a French cabaret show in the night or Gala Dinner at a venue of your choice.
 
DAY 4 – Disney Land or Chateaux de Versailles.
 
DAY 5 – Departure transfer to the airport.
 
*Disneney land park can be replaced by Palace of Versailles or Tour  of  Champagne region
 
 
 
DAY 1

PARIS VISIT – DAY TOUR
After breakfast in the hotel we start our Paris tour with the visit of the magnificient “Eiffel tower”, also called “Dame de Fer –Iron Lady” Eiffel is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the most-visited monument in the world: 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall  about the same height as an 81-storey building.
After Eiffel Tower we drive to the center of Paris to visit the world famous Louvre Museum- a historic monument in Paris, France. Louvre is not only one of the world's largest museums but it is also  the world's most visited museum, receiving more than 9.26 million visitors in 2014.
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. Masterpieces like Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, The Nike of Samothrace, Raft of the Medusa" by Théodore Géricault, Sleeping Hermaphroditos and many more will make you travel through the time!!!!
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral – 800 year old church housing more than 35 sculptures of Mother Merry. Lunch in the Marais area. Later while driving through the famous Pigalle area and Sacré Coeur we arrive at the Avenue de Champs élysée – most beautiful avenue of the world. Visit Arc de triomphe , Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome and Opera Garnier.
Dinner in a chic Parisian restaurant in the heart of “ City of Lights”.

 
DAY 2

LOIRE VALLEY TOUR

Loire Valley is a french region situated in the center of France specially known for its world famous chateaux and vineyards. Situated around 2H30 hours from Paris, the central part of the Loire River Valley was added to UNESCO world heritage site in the year 2000.

 
After Breakfast we drive to Loire Valley crossing the beautiful French countryside overlooking small villages and lush farmlands. Around 09H00 we arrive at Chateau De Chambord  - the largest of all the Loire Valley châteaux surrounded by one of the largest forest parks in Europe. It was built for King Francis I of France in the 16th Century with the help of none other than the great Leonardo da Vinci. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore this spectacular château. See its extraordinary double helix staircase and panoramic terrace with a sea of monumental chimneys overlooking the château's grounds. Approximately one and a quarter hour's visiting time.

En route to Chenonceau we have our lunch in a typical restaurant with regional Loire Valley atmosphere .
Later we arrive to Chateau de Chenonceau also known as the ‘The Ladies' Castle,’- the most beautiful Chateau of Loir Valley,  was built during the 16th Century and has been home to many well-known aristocratic French ladies: Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici and the White Queen, Louise de Lorraine. History is King Henry II gave this castle to his mistress Diane de Poitiers, but when he died, his wife, the Queen Catherine de Medici threw out Diane and installed herself there. Everywhere you’ll see the symbols HDC (Henri, Diane, Catherine) , originally it was only H and D entwined and after the King’s death Catherine added her initial C.

As Chateau de Chenonceau appears over the River Cher, its fairytale architecture bears witness to a typically French style of living, with elegantly furnished floral rooms, tapestries, antique paintings and fascinating kitchens
Our final chateau of the day - The Château d’Amboise sits on a rocky outcrop surrounded by fortifications. In the late 15th and early 16th Centuries, it was the royal residence during the reigns of Kings Charles VIII and Francis I. Admire its wonderful collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture, explore the royal apartments, and marvel at the chapel that contains the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. You will also have the opportunity to stroll through the beautiful gardens overlooking the Loire River itself.

*The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the attractions according to the season of visit.
 
 
 
DAY 3  

After a late breakfast Board the the Seine River cruise to have an whole new perspective of the wonderful monuments and picturesque bridges of Paris: Pont d’arts, Conciergerie , Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower ….
Lunch at a parisian restaurant of your choice and Free time for shopping at Galleries Lafayette and Opera area.
In the evening French cabaret show with dinner or Gala Dinner at a venue of your choice with special attention various entertainment and other activities proposed.
 

DAY 4

DISNEY LAND OR CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES OR CHAMPAGNE TOUR

Disney Land – most visited tourist attraction of France with around 13 millions visitors every year. Situated around 45 minutes from central Paris, Disneyland is generally a must-see location for anyone visiting Paris, as it has something for everyone, adults and children alike. Even for the serious-minded, there are areas like the Discovery Arcade, or a chance to learn how film stunts are actually done.


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Chateau de Versailles - Majestic Palace de Versailles , royal residence of the Kings of France, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts from 1682 to 1789. The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. The site began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful.
The Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, the Museum of the History of France. The Château de Versailles, the seat of power until 1789, has continued to unfurl its splendour over the course of centuries. At first it was just a humble hunting lodge built by Louis XIII. But Louis XIV chose the site to build the palace we know today, the symbol of royal absolutism and embodiment of classical French art.


 
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CHAMPAGNE REGION
Drive to Reims, capital of Champagne Region – situated 1H30 from Paris. After a journey looking at French countryside we arrive at Eperany were is situated the World renowned Champagne House of“ Moet & Chandon” - established in 1743, their champagne became famous in the 1750s when King Louis XV demanded sparkling wine . The company holds a royal warrant to supply champagne to Elizabeth II.[2] Moët et Chandon today owns 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 28,000,000 bottles of champagne. [3]
Upon arrival a guide will take you an enriching tour of wine cellars and wine making process completed by a glass of imperial moet champagne.
Lunch in a typical regional brasserie.
From Moët & Chandon, your tour continues to the village of Hautvillers, located just north of Épernay on the banks of the bubbling river Marne. Hautvillers is where Dom Pérignon worked to improve the quality of wine and champagne in the 1670s. Dom Pérignon's tomb rests today in the chancel of the Saint-Sindulphe abbey church in Hautvillers. It is also a charming wine-producing village with houses decorated with beautiful forged iron shop signs.
Later we Drive to another world Renowned Champagne Houses situated in Reims “MMM Cordon Rouge” . Established in mid 1800 by german manufacturers,The Mumm Company is most famous for its red ribbon (Cordon Rouge) champagne. We take a guided tour of the the private wine cellars, champagne manugfacturing techniques, museum and in the end a toast of famous MMM champagne.
Later visit the Notre Dame de Reims before heading Back to Paris. Dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
 
 
DAY 5
Departure, transfer to the airport.
 
 



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