July 25 to August 6, 2023

Includes travel protection, flights, transfers, hotels, activities & some meals

Review information below for details.


Combine the glamorous French capital with centuries of history and glorious sunsets on the French Riviera. This custom curated French tour package delivers it all in just twelve days, from a tour of the Champagne region, The Louvre, Palace of Versailles and strolling the Pont du Gard to soaking up the sun-kissed charm of St. Tropez and Monaco in France’s glorious south.


Important: This is an active trip. You will be changing hotels, walking around, sightseeing, etc. Please make sure you are physically capable of keeping up and that you pack in a way that makes it possible for you to move around from place to place.

July 25 to July 26, 2023
Travel from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Paris

Your flight is a red eye flight. Be sure to arrive at the airport at least THREE (3) hours prior to your flight time to allow ample time to find parking (and catch the shuttle over if necessary), get thru security, and make it to your gate.



COVID-19 Related Information

As of August 1, there are no Covid-19 related travel restrictions for France. This means travelers are no longer required to present proof of vaccination, complete a sworn statement before arrival or show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, regardless of their vaccination status.


Some businesses may require the use of face masks, however, so it is advised you bring some with you for your travels.

You will be flying Air France in your choice of Economy or Premium Economy. Premium Economy is a reclining seat with footrest. To view additional details about this class of travel, visit

Outbound Flight: Air France AF0159A/Premium Economy
Air FranceTue 25-Jul-23Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) to
Paris, France (CDG)
departs 3:40 PM
arrives 8:05 AM
+1 Day
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9
Stop: 0

Your package includes transfer from the airport to the hotel. Specific transfer information will be provided after booking.

You’ll be staying at Holiday Inn Paris – Gare de Lyon Bastille from July 26 to July 29.


Accommodation types to choose from are 1 King bed or 2 Twin beds.


Breakfast is included for up to two adults per room. Breakfast for children and/or additional adults is additional and will be paid directly to the hotel. Breakfast inclusions vary by hotel.


A city tax of 1-4 Euros per person per night is not included and is paid directly to the hotel. The city tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

After landing and checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore! Grab a bite to eat, experience the Parisian nightlife – the possibilities are endless!

Breakfast (at the hotel)

July 27, 2023
The Louvre and Versailles

Beat the crowds at two of Paris’ most popular attractions during this 8-hour tour, combining skip-the-line access to the Louvre and Versailles. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from a central Paris meeting point included.

Begin this morning on a tour of the Louvre. Head straight into the home of the Mona Lisa with this skip-the-line tour of the world’s largest art museum. Once inside, your local art historian guide will provide you with background about some of the Louvre’s most stunning pieces of art. Expect to see masterpieces by the likes of Da Vinci, Raphael, Veronese, Titian, and Botticelli, not to mention the French Crown Jewels. Next, embark on a private tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. On this private day trip from Paris, discover the magnificence of Versailles around Paris. Your guide meets you at your hotel in Paris. Take aboard a luxury vehicle for a ride around about one hour to Versailles. Return to your hotel in Paris where the evening is yours to do as you see fit.

This tour includes round-trip transportation from a Central Paris location. It is suggested to take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to this meeting point. 

After your tour, the rest of the evening is yours to do as you see fit! You are still at the Holiday Inn Paris Bastille.

Breakfast (at the hotel)

July 28, 2023
Paris to Champagne

Discover the pleasures and history of Champagne on this full-day winery tour from Paris. In the Champagne wine region, visit the house of Moët & Chandon or Nicolas Feuillatte, and meet a local producer. Learn about the growing, harvesting, and bottling process, and sample different types of Champagne. See the resting place of Dom Perignon, the monk who developed the French bubbly wine. Travel by comfortable van and come away knowing how to properly taste Champagne.


Stop At:   Champagne-Ardenne

See the Chardonnay and Pinot Noire grapes on the beautiful rolling hills of Champagne. You’ll walk through a vineyard and learn about the different techniques for growing and harvesting Champagne suitable grapes from your friendly and knowledgeable guide!

Duration: 1 hour

Admission Ticket Free


Stop At:   Moet et Chandon

Tour the impressive cellars filled with millions of bottles of Champagne and do a Champagne tasting at the end of your visit.

Please note: While we do have a special partnership with Moet and Chandon, they reserve the right to cancel our visit if they are unable to welcome us into their cellars on a specific date. In the rare event that this happens, we will replace the visit at Moet and Chandon with a visit to Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, which is the favorite Champagne of the French people.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Admission Ticket Included


Stop At:   Abbaye Saint-Pierre d’Hautvillers

This Abbey and its Church are part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Benedictine friar named Dom Perignon lived here in the 1600s. Your guide will take you to the Abbey Church to hear his history. Then you’ll visit the graveside of Dom Perignon and thank Dom for the bubbles!

Duration: 30 minutes

Admission Ticket Free


Stop At:   Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims

More than 800 years old this cathedral is a Gothic gem! It is covered in gorgeous stone carvings on the inside and outside. Your guide will explain its fascinating history and then give you 20-30 minutes to explore on your own and take the souvenir photos that you are craving.

Duration: 30 minutes

Admission Ticket Free


Stop At:   Champagne DOMI

Here you’ll meet Stéphane an authentic, and charming, vintner (winemaker) of Champagne. He’ll walk you through the entire process of making Champagne and let you get up close to the wine press and racks of champagne bottles in his cellars. Then you’ll taste 3-4 different Champagne wines with him. You might go to an other small producer of Champagne on the day of your visit, we’ve got few partners and they are all very nice to visit and taste !

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Admission Ticket Included


Stop At:   Epernay

Epernay is known as the capital of Champagne. Your guide will take you to the heart of the old town and point out several of its most notable aspects. Then you’ll have a full hour of free time to explore the town and eat lunch wherever you like. Your lunch is not included in the tour price.

Duration: 1 hour

Admission Ticket Free

Departure Point

Le Départ Saint-Michel , 1 Pl. Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France Open in Google Maps Meet with your driver-guide outside of 1 Place Saint-Michel, 15 minutes before your tour starts. A café called Le Départ Saint-Michel is located at that address.


Departure Time

7:30 AM


Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

After your tour, the rest of the evening is yours to do as you see fit! You are still at the Holiday Inn Paris Bastille.

Breakfast (at the hotel)

July 29, 2023
Bienvenue en France

Today begins the fully guided portion of your trip! Discover romance, sophistication and French joie de vivre in Paris – the launch pad to a memorable journey through the French countryside.

Today you’ll be checking out of the Holiday Inn Paris Bastille before connecting with your Welcome Director. Be sure to take advantage of the free breakfast at the hotel before you head out!

For the next two nights you will reside at Renaissance La Défense.

Explore the grand boulevards and winding lanes of the ‘City of Lights’, before meeting your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception (dinner). We take to the streets this evening to see some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, standing in all its glorious splendour for you to admire.

You may head to the hotel right after checking out of the former hotel. Additional information will be shared as the travel dates near.

After the Welcome Reception, the rest of the evening is yours to do as you see fit!

-Breakfast (at the hotel)

-Welcome Reception (dinner)

July 30, 2023
Discover the Delights of Paris

Today begins by meeting with a Local Specialist and immersing yourself in local culture. End the evening as you please!

Join a Local Specialist to explore the Latin Quarter, a vibrant student hotspot and home to the Sorbonne University. Visit the remarkable church of Saint-Sulpice, then soak up the authentic atmosphere and local day-to-day life of the Parisians as you stroll through historic neighbourhoods.

Spend your evening embracing the pageantry of Paris and perhaps experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret.


July 31, 2023
Burgundy to Lyon

Travel through the picture-perfect Burgundy wine region and stop in its walled regional capital, Beaune – most famous for the colourful geometric-tiled Hôtel-Dieu. We continue to the gastronomic capital of Lyon, where we spend the night.

Discover the historic treasures of its well-preserved Old Town or perhaps indulge in delicious Beaujolais flavours in a local bouchon – the choice is yours.

Travel to the next location is included in the tour. Additional information will be provided as tour dates near.


This evening you will be resting at the Hôtel Charlemagne.

After your tour, the rest of the night is yours to do as you see fit!


August 1, 2023
Monaco and the French Riviera

Follow the Rhône Valley south where you will spend the next two days in Monaco and the French Riviera!

Enjoy some free time in Aix-en-Provence for a delicious lunch and the sweet flavours of Calissons, then stop in the glamorous Principality of Monaco bound for the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera. View the Palace, which has been the home of the Grimaldis since the 13th century, and the cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Dinner together in Monaco before arriving at our hotel, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Travel to the next location is included in the tour. Additional information will be provided as tour dates near.


Your hotel for the next two nights is Hôtel Montaigne & Spa.

After your tour, the rest of the night is yours to do as you see fit!

– Breakfast

– Regional Dinner


August 2, 2023
The French Riviera Your Way

The sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera are yours to explore today. Consider relaxing on the beach with your fellow sun-worshippers or an Optional Experience could see you visit the hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a popular haunt for actors seeking a relaxing retreat. In your free time, you have the opportunity to soak up the fresh sea air and perhaps indulge in a delicious Salade Niçoise.

St Paul de Vence and Nice

A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights bring us to the quaint walled hilltown of St Paul de Vence. Our walk through the village’s winding streets with a Local Specialist reveals elegant fountains,vine-covered ramparts and interesting galleries. Then, because no visit to the Riviera is complete without it, we continue to glorious Nice to enjoy the city, its old town and colourful provençale markets.


Adult Price: EUR43.0*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change. The price of this is NOT included in your package and may be added on later.


August 3, 2023​
Saint-Tropez and Avignon

Arrive in style (by boat!) to sunny Saint-Tropez, the pretty peninsula renowned for exclusive beach clubs, megabucks yachts and exquisite restaurants as well as olive groves, a cobblestoned old town and rugged coastal hikes. Continue on to historical Avignon where you will spend the next two nights.

We arrive by boat in glitzy Saint-Tropez for a leisurely morning sojourn to soak up our fashionable surrounds. Continue on to the ancient city of Avignon, once the seat of the Papacy, where we will spend the next two nights. Our orientation of this extraordinary historic city includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the famous ruined bridge straddling the Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, Sur le Pont d’Avignon.

Travel to the next location is included in the tour. Additional information will be provided as tour dates near.


Your hotel for the next two nights is Hôtel Mercure Pont d’Avignon Centre

After your tour, the rest of the night is yours to do as you see fit!

– Breakfast

– Regional Dinner


August 4, 2023​
Explore Ancient History in Pont du Gard and Arles

Today is all about history and connecting with locals – included lunch with a local innkeeper!

This morning we visit the impressive Pont du Gard – an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge, still standing since the 1st century AD, before continuing to Western Europe’s largest river delta region – the Camargue. Here we will Connect With Locals as we join innkeeper Patrick for a home-cooked Be My Guest lunch of original, regional dishes made with produce from local farmers and markets. After lunch, we make our way to Arles to admire its Romanesque Cathedral and Roman amphitheatre, once the site of bloody battles and exhilarating chariot races. Tread in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh with your Local Specialist, exploring the heritage of a city that was once an important Phoenician trading port. Back in Avignon, the evening is at your leisure.

After your tour, the rest of the night is yours to do as you see fit!

– Breakfast

– Be My Guest (lunch)

August 5, 2023​
High-Speed Train to Paris

Today you make your journey back to Paris, in anticipation of your trip back home.

The picture-perfect French countryside is our constant companion as we take the high-speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy, back to Paris where you have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city on your own terms. This evening we celebrate an unforgettable sojourn through France at a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends.

Travel to the next location is included in the tour. Additional information will be provided as tour dates near.

Your hotel for tonight is Evergreen Laurel.

This is your last evening in Paris! Take tonight to make sure you are packed and ready to head to the airport early in the morning.

– Breakfast

– Farewell Dinner

August 6, 2023​
Travel from Paris to Dallas/Ft. Worth

Unfortunately it is time to leave! Make sure you have all your belongings before heading to the airport.


Return Flight: Air France AF0146A/Premium Economy
Air FranceSun 6-Aug-23Paris, France (CDG) to
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
departs 10:20 AM
arrives 1:40 PM
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9
Stop: 0

Transfer to the airport is INCLUDED in your package. Pickup details will be provided later, however prepare yourself to be dropped off at least THREE hours before departure.

Welcome back to Texas! I hope your trip was everything you expected (and more!). 

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Pricing Details

Economy Package – $4,500 per person*


Round-trip, nonstop Economy class airfare

Round-trip transfers from and to CDG

Hotels indicated above

Tours indicated above

Meals as indicated above

Travel protection

Premium Package – $4,950 per person*


Round-trip, nonstop Premium Economy class airfare

Round-trip transfers from and to CDG

Hotels indicated above

Tours indicated above

Meals as indicated above

Travel protection

Things to note:

• *Pricing is subject to fluctuate until trip is booked AND deposited. Final trip amount will be determined at booking date and will be confirmed on your initial invoice. To receive the price quoted above, majority of the payment must be made by March 21, 2023. If additional time is needed, the overall package price increases by $250 and that gets pushed to May 20, 2023.

• Pricing based on double occupancy. If a solo traveler would like single accommodations, the single supplement fee is $1,000.

• Double occupancy requires both room occupants to book and deposit at the same time.
• Bedding types are one single bed (double, queen or king depending on hotel) or two twin beds and can be indicated at booking.


Deposit and Payment Information:

• A minimum of $500 per person is due to book and hold your reservation.

• Must have at least $3,200 paid by March 21, 2023 to receive the discounted price OR $3,500 by May 20, 2023 (see ‘Things to Note’ section for clarification). Remaining Balance due by June 1, 2023.

• For your safety and to secure your trust, I do NOT collect funds directly from travelers. As such, you may see charges from multiple vendors due to the nature of the package I have put together for this tour. Rest assured, you will not be charged more than the total amount presented to you at booking confirmation. All payments and transactions will be recorded and sent to you as they are made.

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