Join us on another TurnKey exclusive group tour!
In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings this June, as well as the Paris Summer Olympics, France just seemed like a natural choice for 2024.....and who doesn't love to visit Paris in the Fall
As always, I personally curate & host these 10-day tours and they include A LOT so the pricing is very reasonable, especially for Europe. We always have lots of fun & there is a mix of people from grandfathers w/ grandsons, solo ladies, couples & newcomers! Here is my testimonial page with some of the comments from last year's tour of Portugal.
You can book the full package with air included or just the land tour so you can add a pre or post stay if you're interested in seeing other parts of Europe. You can decide about this later since the $500/pp deposit is only needed at this time to secure your spot. And if you're looking to have your own room, then a single supplement is available.
I hosted a webinar on Wed. Jan. 31st to review the itinerary & answer any questions. Please VIEW RECORDING HERE and use the passcode p1Jg^+Bq
|$4989/pp CAD with Economy air included (from YYZ)
|$3899/pp CAD land only
|$1599/pp CAD single supplement
|$500/pp CAD deposit (non-refundable) with final payment due by May 25, 2024
|* includes all taxes & fees
** travel insurance is recommended & additional; a quote by Manulife can be provided
Earlybird discount of $100/pp savings will end on February 29th! To secure your spots, complete the easy booking form HERE. If you have any questions, please let me know.
DAY 01: CANADA
Make your own way to Toronto Pearson airport for your international
flight to Paris. Enjoy inflight meals and services.
Overnight Onboard Flight.
DAY 02: PARIS ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Bienvenue to Paris! Upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport, you will be
met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. After
check-in, spend the rest of the day at leisure to settle down or explore
the city on your own.
Overnight in Paris.
DAY 03: PARIS (B/-/-)
After breakfast, dive into the heart of Paris with a guided city tour,
unveiling the iconic landmarks and vibrant atmosphere that make this
city truly special. Continue your exploration with a delightful walking
tour through the enchanting Montmartre district, known for its artistic
charm and bohemian spirit. Late afternoon embark on Sine River cruise.
Soak up Paris from the river on a Seine cruise. Enjoy views of Paris’
famous attractions as you glide along the water, passing by the Eiffel
Tower, Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Indulge in
shopping and self-discovery during your leisure time. You'll have ample
time to savour a dinner experience on your own terms, creating
memories that align with your personal preferences in the City of Lights.
Overnight in Paris.
DAY 04: PARIS – VERSAILLES – PARIS (B/-/-)
Today, gear up for an exciting venture from Paris to the regal city of
Versailles. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the opulent Versailles
Palace, where you'll have exclusive access to the magnificent gardens.
With the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, unlock the secrets of this
historical masterpiece during an enriching four-hour exploration. Wander
through Versailles at your own pace, whether you choose to indulge in
retail therapy or simply savor the ambiance of this iconic destination.
Maximize your enjoyment and exploration in the charming surroundings
of Versailles. The coach will return to the hotel before dinner.
Overnight in Paris.
DAY 05: PARIS – NORMANDY (B/-/D)
Prepare for an early morning departure from Paris. A coach awaits your
command, ready to facilitate your journey as you venture towards the
historically rich region of Normandy. Along the way, make a captivating
stop at Giverny, where you'll have the privilege of visiting the iconic
Claude Monet's house and enchanting gardens, a true haven for art
enthusiasts. Continue your odyssey through the charming town of Rouen
steeped in its own unique character and history. Finally, your expedition
culminates in the city of Caen, where our dedicated tour escort stands
ready to assist, ensuring your day of discovery unfolds seamlessly. From
the serene landscapes of Giverny to the allure of Rouen, this day
promises a kaleidoscope of experiences, all made effortlessly accessible
with the convenience of a coach at your disposal. For people interested
in Caen Memorial Museum you can visit before 7 PM. Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Caen.
DAY 06: CAEN–D-DAY BEACHES (B/-/D)
Embark on a poignant journey today as you delve into the historical
tapestry of Normandy. Your day is dedicated to exploring significant sites
under the guidance of our knowledgeable tour escort. Visit Juno beach
centre, the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, where the intricate scenes narrate
tales of the past. Move on to the solemnity of the Caen Memorial, a
tribute to the events that unfolded during crucial moments in history. The
echoes of bravery continue as you visit the iconic D-day landing beaches,
with a special stop at Omaha Beach, forever etched in the annals of
World War II. Pay your respects at the solemn American Cemetery at
Colleville sur Mer, a poignant reminder of sacrifice and valor. Throughout
this emotional expedition, you will gain insights into the significance of
each site. As the day concludes, return to Caen with a heart full of
historical resonance and gratitude for the stories unveiled on this
transformative journey. Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Caen.
DAY 07: CAEN – RENNES (B/-/D)
Today you embark on a journey to the iconic Mont St Michel, a marvel of
medieval architecture rising from the tides. (Note: demanding physical
walk) Delve into the history and grandeur of this breathtaking site with a
guided visit to the Mont Saint Michel Abbey, where centuries of stories
are etched into its walls. Next, the enchanting coastal town of Saint Malo
beckons, where you will explore its historic charm, fortified walls, and captivating maritime ambiance. A stroll through the medieval town of Dinan awaits, inviting you to wander through cobbled streets, discover
half-timbered houses, and feel the echoes of the past. As the day's
adventures draw to a close, your journey continues to Rennes, where
you'll have free time adding a touch of personal exploration to the day's
cultural treasures. Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Rennes.
DAY 08: RENNES – AMBOISE (B/-/D)
Start the day filled with cultural richness as you set out to explore two
magnificent châteaux in the Loire Valley. Begin your day at Angers Castle,
where the storied past and architectural grandeur come to life during a
guided tour. Immerse yourself in the tales of royalty and history that echo
through its halls. Continue your journey to the enchanting Château de
Villandry, renowned for its exquisite gardens, where meticulously
manicured designs unfold like a living tapestry. With the guidance of your
local expert, absorb the beauty and significance of these historical
As midday approaches, enjoy some free time to savour the local flavors
or explor the charming surroundings at your own pace. Finish the
afternoon in Amboise, where a local dinner awaits at a charming
restaurant. As you delve into the rich tapestry of French history and
gastronomy, rest assured that our escort is there to enhance the overall
enjoyment of your cultural sojourn in the Loire Valley. Delight in a
three-course menu featuring regional specialties, creating a culinary
experience that complements the day's cultural explorations.
Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Amboise.
DAY 09: AMBOISE - PARIS (B/-/D)
Begin your final touring day with a satisfying breakfast as you prepare to
conclude your journey. Step into the charming city of Amboise for a
delightful walking tour, discovering its hidden gems, quaint streets, and
perhaps uncovering some local treasures. The adventure continues with
guided visits to two iconic castles: the graceful Chenonceau and the
majestic Chambord. Marvel at the architectural splendor and historical
significance of these renowned landmarks, each telling a unique tale of
France's rich heritage. As the day concludes, board the coach for a
comfortable journey back to Paris, where the City of Lights awaits with
its timeless allure. bid adieu to the captivating landscapes and cultural
treasures of France. Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Paris.
DAY 10: PARIS – CANADA (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to the CDG international airport in Paris to
prepare for your flight back home.
I can't wait to see many of your smiling faces again and perhaps some new ones - space is limited on my group tours so it's best to secure your spots early.