Monet’s Garden, Paris, the Loire Valley & the Splendours of France’s Châteaux & Gardens

  • 5 & 7 Day Tours
  • 9 to 12 Sights Visited
  • 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to the Paris area to our 4-star hotel for a four-night stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Paris and Paris Latin Quarter

Included full day in Paris. Join our optional, guided sightseeing tour to see the major sights and why not take an optional River Seine cruise. This evening an optional visit into the Latin Quarter where you can enjoy the atmosphere and sample the local bars and restaurants.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Eiffel Tower

Champs Élysées

Place De La Concorde

Cathedral Of Notre Dame

Paris

Day 3 - Versailles and Monet’s Garden

Today’s included excursion begins at the impressive Château and Gardens of Versailles (admission is extra). Next, we visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet at Giverny in Normandy. The artist lived here from 1883 until his death in 1926 and the house and gardens, made famous by his ‘Water Lilies’ paintings, have been restored to Monet’s original designs, the gardens being considered by many to be his greatest work. This evening, our optional ‘Paris by Night’ tour includes a three-course meal in a typical restaurant, with house wine included.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Versailles

Monets Garden

Day 4 - Fontainebleau and Vaux Le Vicomte

Included excursion to two splendid châteaux (admission included). Firstly, we visit the Château de Fontainebleau with its impressive gardens then Château de Vaux Le Vicomté, created by French masters, including architect and landscape gardener André Le Nôtre.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Château De Fontainebleau

Château De Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Day 5

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Please Note: Entrance fees to the châteaux on day 5 are at additional cost.

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area to our 4-star hotel for a three-night stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Versailles and Monet’s Garden

Today’s included excursion begins at the impressive Château and Gardens of Versailles (admission is extra). Next, we visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet at Giverny in Normandy. The artist lived here from 1883 until his death in 1926 and the house and gardens, made famous by his ‘Water Lilies’ paintings, have been restored to Monet’s original designs, the gardens being considered by many to be his greatest work.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Eiffel Tower

Champs Élysées

Place De La Concorde

Cathedral Of Notre Dame

Montparnasse Tower

Paris

Day 3 - Paris and Paris Latin Quarter

Included full day in Paris. Join our optional, guided sightseeing tour to see the major sights and why not take an optional River Seine cruise. This evening an optional visit into the Latin Quarter where you can enjoy the atmosphere and sample the local bars and restaurants.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Versailles

Monets Garden

Day 4 - Chambord and Blois

We head to the Loire Valley, with a visit to Château Chambord and the pretty town of Blois. Chambord is a marvel of the French Renaissance, and is the largest château in the Loire Valley, whilst Blois enjoys a picturesque setting spanning the Loire. We stay in Chinon or Tours for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Blois

Day 5 - Loire Valley Châteaux

Included full day exploring the lovely Loire Valley and its châteaux. We begin at the magnificent Château Chenonceau, which spans the River Cher, ending the day in Amboise with its château set high on a hill overlooking the river.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Loire Valley

Day 6 - Fontainebleau

We leave the Loire and head north to Château de Fontainebleau. Delightfully situated in the heart of a beautiful forest and surrounded by an impressive garden, this was once a hunting residence of the former French monarchy. Continue to our hotel in northern France.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Château De Fontainebleau

Day 7

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £145 (5 days), £229 (7 days); travel insurance from £35.50 (5 days), £44.95 (7 days). 

 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.