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Gardens of Paris & Beyond

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Explore the most gorgeous gardens of Paris, Giverny and the Royal Kitchen Garden in Versailles during this exciting, 8-day package.
Cultural
Packaged tour

Highlights

Discover the highlights of Paris with a city tour, visit to the Eiffel Tower and Seine Cruise

Admire the enchanting Monet's Garden and the Museum of Impressionism in Giverny

Visit Champs-Elysees Gardens, Luxembourg Gardens, and  Chateau de Versailles

Enjoy Champagne  tastings and a guided tour into wine cellars  in Reims

Paris may be famous for the iconic landmarks such the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Notre-Dame Cathedral, however, the French capital also offers beautiful gardens and parks where you can take a breather.  Begin your 8-day excursion in Paris with a panoramic city tour by coach. Gain insight into some of the most renowned landmarks in the world through an audio guide commentary. Highlights of this city tour include a visit to the second floor the Eiffel Tower and a one-cruise along the Seine River. Next, immerse yourself in the world of Claude Monet with a visit to Giverny. Visit Monet’s house, the stunning gardens that inspired the famous Water Lilies series, and the Museum of Impressionism. Then, make way for the historic Champs-Elysees Gardens located in the most famous avenue in the world. Your next stop is the charming wine region of Champagne. Visit the Cathedral of Reims, the famous wine cellars and enjoy some Champagne tastings. Then, discover one of the most popular gardens in Paris, the Luxembourg Garden. Located in the 6th district, the garden was commissioned by Marie de Medici, inspired by the Boboli Gardens at Pitti Palace in Florence. Finish your Paris holiday with a tour of the majestic Chateau de Versailles including the Royal Kitchen Gardens.   

This tour is available daily.

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Included

7-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
Meals as per itinerary
Private arrival transfer
Eiffel Tower visit, Paris city tour and Seine Cruise
Giverny at your leisure: Monet's Gardens and Museum of Impressionism
Tour of Champs-Elysees Gardens
Small group tour to the Reims Champagne region
Chateau de Versailles and the Royal Kitchen Gardens private tour
Tour of the Luxembourg Garden

Itinerary

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Day 1
Paris

Take your private transfer from Charles De Gaulle Airport to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own leisure.

Day 2
Paris

Breakfast at your hotel and then set off to discover Paris's most famous tourist sights and monuments on one unique tour. This tour features a visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with breathtaking views of the capital followed by a panoramic city tour by coach and an hour-long boat trip along the Seine. 

Breakfast
Day 3
Paris - Giverny - Paris

Today, you will discover Monet's house and the sumptuous gardens of Giverny at your own pace. Admire the greatest works of the Impressionists in the Museum of Impressionism. You will also enjoy a gourmet break in an authentic bakery of the village! 

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Paris

Breakfast at your hotel. After discovering the greener side of the prestigious Champs-Élysées Avenue, immerse yourself in the incredible landscaped gardens that surround this famous French street and admire the architectural perspectives of the city. Going up the Avenue from Place de la Concorde, you’ll see gardens that were once the sites of Universal Exhibitions; the unique Swiss Valley Garden; and the beautiful surroundings of the Élysée Palace. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the Champs-Élysées and enjoy this relaxing and informative garden stroll. 

Breakfast
Day 5
Paris - Reims Champagne Region - Paris

Breakfast at your hotel before leaving on a journey to discover the Region of Reims and Champagne and its wine making secrets. Accompanied by an experienced chauffeur/ guide, you will visit the majestic Cathedral of Reims followed by lunch in Epernay. You will learn everything you need to know about Champagne. You will have a guided tour of the wine cellars of the famous Moët et Chandon and also have a tour of a local producer. You will discover the mountain of Reims including a stop to take a picture and learn about wine-making in the region. Enjoy the breathtaking views looking out over the vineyards. This day will be accompanied by delicious Champagne tastings. 

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Paris

Today, you will visit the Luxembourg Garden. Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the former royal garden of Queen Marie de Medici is one of Paris’ green gems. Discover a diverse and elegant park that offers different types of European gardens. Accompanied by our guide, you’ll discover the French gardens, the English gardens, the Medici fountain, and an incredible selection of flora. You’ll also see the French Senate building from its exterior as you learn about the history of the building and its relationship with the garden. A perfect day for those who love French history and gardens. 

Breakfast
Day 7
Paris - Château de Versailles - Paris

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your excursion to the Château de Versailles. Today's tour will be focused on the culinary habits and indulgences of the royal court. Louis XIV had a deep passion for food, under his reign, a sumptuous and refined cuisine developed, paving the way for modern French gastronomy. In this tour, dedicated to the art of living under the monarchy, you will visit the Royal Kitchen Gardens accompanied by your guide, followed by a tasting. Your day continues with a guided visit inside the castle, seeing the Royal Apartments, the lavish reception halls, and the luxury pleasures of the Court. 

Breakfast
Day 8
Paris

Check out after breakfast, end of tour. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
7 nights
from AUD2,852
per person, twin share
Paris
1 January - 31 December 2020
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Important notes

To see the flowers in bloom, best time to visit is European spring and early summer, April - September.

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