Paris Escape

 

Paris Escape - 10 days

Countries

  • France

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

  • Depart Minneapolis/St. Paul on Iceland Air flight to Paris via Reykjavik

Day 2 - Bayeux Area

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Private transportation pick-up from airport
  • Visit Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny
  • Dinner at hostel in Bayeux area

Day 3 - Bayeux Area

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit Le Mémorial de Caen, including viewing of a film on the D-Day Invasion
  • Free time in Arromanches
  • Driving tour of the Normandy coast, including Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc
  • Visit the Bayeux Tapestry Museum (time permitting)
  • Dinner at hostel 

Day 4 - Loire Valley

  • Breakfast at hostel in Bayeux
  • Excursion to Mont Saint-Michel
  • Travel to the Loire valley
  • Dinner at hotel or nearby restaurant in the Loire Valley

Day 5 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hotel in the Loire Valley
  • Visit the Château d'Amboise with 
  • Tour the Château de Chenonceau on the River Cher
  • Late picnic lunch on the grounds of the Château de Chambord
  • Travel to Paris
  • Dinner at hostel in Paris

Day 6 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Locally guided bike tour of Paris, including a lunch stop in Tuileries Gardens
  • Afternoon visit to the Île Saint-Louis area
  • Dinner at hostel

Day 7 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit the Musée d'Orsay
  • Guided tour of the Palais Garnier opera house
  • Dinner at hostel

Day 8 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Excursion via public transportation (RER) to Versailles
  • Audioguided tour of the Château de Versailles, time to explore grounds and gardens
  • Dinner at hostel in Paris

Day 9 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Visit the Musée du Louvre
  • Visit Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur Basilica
  • Dinner at hostel
  • Evening boat cruise on the Seine River

Day 10 - Return Flight

  • Private transportation to the Charles de Gaulle Airport for return flight

Includes

  • Round trip air transportation from Minneapolis, including current departure & security taxes
  • Prices from other departure cities available upon request
  • Land transportation via deluxe motor coach and public metro
  • Multi-bedded accommodations in youth hostels and hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Admissions to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Services of a full-time tour leader

Excludes

  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport fees and personal spending money
  • End-of-tour gratuity to bus driver 
  • End-of-tour gratuity to tour leader
  • Airline baggage fees, if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel Insurance