L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy

10 days from $8,770 per person*
  • Enjoy a candlelit dinner cruise down the Seine with your own chanteuse.
  • Sample Burgundy’s wines on private vineyard tours.
  • Ride through the picturesque town of Amboise on a private bicycle tour.
  • Watch Montmartre, Paris’ artisan quarter, come alive on a private evening walking tour.
  • Enjoy private rides and a handpicked selection of luxury accommodations.
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Paris comes by its nickname “The City of Love” honestly. But there’s plenty more romance to be found beyond the city limits. Bring your beau or belle and embark on a charm-filled adventure that blends the joys of Paris, the charm of the Loire Valley and the bucolic splendor of Burgundy.

Raise a champagne toast upon arrival to your five-star suite, then awake for a half-day private tour through the streets of Paris — with a stop at the Eiffel Tower, of course — before embarking on a sunset cruise down the Seine complete with romantic candlelit dinner and song provided by your own personal chanteuse. Later, discover the medieval charms of the Loire Valley — home to fairytale castles, stately manors and rolling hills — by bike and sailboat. Then, discover the viticultural pleasures of the renowned Burgundy wine region through guided tours of the region’s medieval villages and top vineyards, exclusive Grand Cru tastings and a walking tour of Beaune, the spiritual homeland of French wine. France is a special place. Share it with someone special.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Paris
    Paris
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • France - Welcome Package Paris & North
    • Champagne in your Room
  • Day 2 Paris
    Paris
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Eiffel Tower (with Guide) (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner Cruise with Music & Singer (4 hrs) - Unescorted Cruise/Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 3 Paris
    Paris
    • Tour - Private - The Hidden Passages of Paris (3 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 4 Paris to Amboise
    Paris to Amboise
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Paris - Amboise [1 - 2.5 hrs (depending on train)] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 d Bike Tour (4hrs) - Bike/Guide
  • Day 5 Amboise
    Amboise
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Sailing along the Loire Valley (with Wine Tasting) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
  • Day 6 Amboise to Beaune
    Amboise to Beaune
    • Amboise - Beaune [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(7)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 7 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Beautiful Villages and Wine Trail (with wine tasting) (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 8 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Côte de Nuits and Grands Crus (with wine tasting) (3.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 9 Beaune to Paris
    Beaune to Paris
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Beaune - Paris [3.5 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour of Montmartre (3 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 10 Paris
    Paris
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Paris

Relax on a private airport transfer in Paris in a private vehicle with a professional driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer, this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistant waiting for you outside of customs.  This assistant will have a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

As a warm welcome, a complimentary bottle of champagne will be in your room upon arrival.

Accommodation: Hotel d`Aubusson (5*)

In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Aubusson Hotel boasts the sheer ambiance with its historic elegance. This genuine townhouse is located in a short walk from many exceptional cultural and historic sites, the Louvre and Orsay Museums, Ile de la Cite and Notre-Dame, the Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Gardens and the Odeon Theatre. This 17th century stately home the origins of which date back to the 17th century has been entirely re-designed to meet the requirements of the modern day traveler and reflects a unique atmosphere of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. All of the suites are decadently designed with attention to detail, with some even featuring the original structural beams and canopied four-poster beds. All of the suites are spacious and offer an array of modern amenities. Dining at the Aubusson Hotel is a sure treat, from the hot breakfast buffet served beneath the towering salon ceiling to the friendly staff and elegant atmosphere of the renowned Café Laurent, all within footsteps of your room.  A pleasing room service menu is also made available for guests. In the morning and afternoon hours, guests are sure to enjoy the serenity of the hotel’s inner courtyard, with its faint echoes of the onsite babbling water feature. On those brisk Parisian evenings, guests can enjoy the cozy comforts of the Grand Salon, featuring antique furniture, genuine Aubusson tapestries, and a classic stone fireplace.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paris
Paris
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Aubusson Hotel
Aubusson Hotel

Day 2: Paris

After being picked up at your hotel, enjoy exploring Paris with your private luxury vehicle and English speaking Guide. The origin of Paris began at the Cite Island (Ile de la Cite) some 2000 years ago. Here is a suggestion on how to spend the time; discover the Marais District and the Latin Quarter before heading to the Notre Dame Cathedral with your guide. Then explore the Place de la Concorde, Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe amongst other main sites within the city. Ensure enough time remains for a visit to the Eiffel tower, the highlight of your day today. At the end of your tour, you will be either dropped at your hotel or left in a central location within the city, depending on your schedule. Includes entrance tickets to the third floor of the Eiffel tower.

Enjoy a top class dinner while discovering the beauty of Paris by night on board one of the famous deluxe 'Bateaux Parisiens' boats with a 'Service Select' menu over the course of 2 ½ hours. The 'Bateaux Parisiens' cruises are renowned as some of the most sophisticated and luxurious cruises on the River Seine. Savour traditional French cuisine, elegant and refined, freshly prepared on board each day by Chef Yves Gras, a member of the Academy Culinaire de France, while an orchestra and singer add a romantic touch to this candlelight dinner. A 'Service Select' menu will be served, which includes a glass of Champagne, a choice of 4 starters, a selection of 4 main courses and a choice of 5 tasty desserts from the 'A La Carte' menu, as well as a coffee and selected Chablis wines. This evening includes a round-trip hotel transfers by a professional driver-guide, an unescorted cruise on the River Seine, 3-course dinner, pre-dinner aperitif, coffee, 1/3 bottle of white wine, and 1/3 bottle of red wine per person.

Accommodation: Hotel d`Aubusson (5*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cruise on the Seine
Cruise on the Seine

Day 3: Paris

Enjoy your tour today of the hidden passages of Paris. The passages have kept their picturesque charm of old Paris with their glass roofs and vintage wood molding store fronts. You will also find specialty boutiques, antique shops, old tea rooms and hidden staircases that are a paradise for unusual photos away from the main Parisian sites. Please meet your guide in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before departure.

Accommodation: Hotel d`Aubusson (5*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paris Passage
Paris Passage

Day 4: Paris - Amboise

Take a private train station transfer with a private vehicle and driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Today you will take the train from Paris to Amboise in the heart of the Loire valley. There are usually plenty of trains throughout the day including high-speed trains. The trip duration is typically between one hour (high-speed train) and two and a half hours (regional train).

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Meet your guide and grab your bike in the city center to enjoy a 4 hour bike tour in Amboise. The city is famous for the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived (and ultimately died) at the invitation of King Francis I of France, whose Château d'Amboise, which dominates the town, is located just 500 metres away. The narrow streets contain some good examples of timbered housing.

Accommodation: Chateau de Pray (4*)

Chateau de Pray lies in the heart of the prestigious Loire Chateaux Region tucked away a 12-acre park, with a lovely kitchen garden. Situated about 2 km west of the town center, this chateau from 1224 resembles a tower-flanked castle on the Rhine. Inside, you will find antlers, hunting trophies, and a paneled drawing room with a fireplace and a collection of antique oils. The guestrooms at Chateau de Pray are ideally suited to the spirit of the place with four-poster beds, looped curtains, 16th and 18th-century furniture, and bathrooms decorated with marble and wood. The swimming pool and vast terrace are ideal places to relax.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Amboise
Amboise
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Chateau de Pray (4*)
Chateau de Pray (4*)

Day 5: Amboise

Days in the Loire Valley can be very busy, packed with amazing castle visits and other adventures. This is the perfect way to take a wistful break in the area and to let yourself be carried along at the gentle pace of the river’s ebb and flow. Discover the last truly wild river in France, the Loire, aboard a private, traditional wooden boat. While on board, delight in a wine tasting to set the mood.

Accommodation: Chateau de Pray (4*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sailing along the Loire Valley
Sailing along the Loire Valley

Day 6: Amboise - Beaune

Meet your driver for a private transfer from Amboise to Beaune.

Explore the medieval town of Beaune with an English speaking Guide. With it's remarkably entact remparts, Notre Dame church, main square and Hotel Dieu with signature Burgundian tiles dating back to 1443, there is certainly plenty to see. (no entrances included).

Accommodation: Hotel de la Poste (4*)

Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of the wine-growing country of Burgundy, loved by professional oenologists and wine amateurs alike. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, is located very close to the cobbled streets, typical houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city centre. The hotel also has the advantage of being close to the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, with its multicolored tiled roofs, the venue for the famous annual auctions. The hotel has restaurants which perpetuate the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food and great wines. You are at this ideal start point for the discovery of the legendary Burgundy vintages, listed by UNESCO as world heritage appellation, and the architectural jewels of one of France's most beautiful regions.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Beaune
Beaune
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste

Day 7: Beaune

Today you will head out to explore a variety of vineyards during this 3-hour private 'wine trail' tour accompanied by an English speaking driver-guide. The journey begins as you pass through typical and picturesque villages until you've reached the vineyard lined wine trail. This unique area consists of the following locations; Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Saint-Romain, Auxey-Duresses, Meursault, and Beaune.  The tour makes stops at a few of the renowned vineyards for exploration before returning to your hotel.  The tour includes wine tasting and entrance fees to the vineyards.

Accommodation: Hotel de la Poste (4*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wine Trail
Wine Trail

Day 8: Beaune

You will be picked up from hotel to visit some of the prestigious wine areas like Romanée Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin accompanied by an English speaking driver specialized in wines. Wine road to Nuits-Saint-Georges, stop in Château de Clos Vougeot with a visit, discovering the Romanee-Conti vinyard, the most expensive wine in the world, wine tasting in Chambolle-Musigny at Caveau des Musignys. Wine road to Gevrey-Chambertin with a wine tasting in a small producer of the village. Return to Beaune at your hotel. Includes one wine tasting, and entrance fees.

Accommodation: Hotel de la Poste (4*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wine barrels at Domanine Romanée-Conti
Wine barrels at Domanine Romanée-Conti

Day 9: Beaune - Paris

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer today.

Take the direct regional train to Paris. Journey takes approx. 3.5hrs

Take a private train station transfer with a private vehicle and driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Enjoy your walking tour of Montmartre with your private English-speaking guide. Topped by 19th century Sacre-Coeur white basilica, Montmartre is the highest Paris hill at 130 meters. You will discover gardens and steep streets with beautiful Paris views.  Please note, transfers to and from your accommodation are not included.  

Accommodation: Hotel d`Aubusson (5*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Montmartre
Montmartre

Day 10: Paris

Relax on a private airport transfer in Paris in a private vehicle with a professional driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer, this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel d`Aubusson (5*): Paris

In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Aubusson Hotel boasts the sheer ambiance with its historic elegance. This genuine townhouse is located in a short walk from many exceptional cultural and historic sites, the Louvre and Orsay Museums, Ile de la Cite and Notre-Dame, the Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Gardens and the Odeon Theatre. This 17th century stately home the origins of which date back to the 17th century has been entirely re-designed to meet the requirements of the modern day traveler and reflects a unique atmosphere of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. All of the suites are decadently designed with attention to detail, with some even featuring the original structural beams and canopied four-poster beds. All of the suites are spacious and offer an array of modern amenities. Dining at the Aubusson Hotel is a sure treat, from the hot breakfast buffet served beneath the towering salon ceiling to the friendly staff and elegant atmosphere of the renowned Café Laurent, all within footsteps of your room.  A pleasing room service menu is also made available for guests. In the morning and afternoon hours, guests are sure to enjoy the serenity of the hotel’s inner courtyard, with its faint echoes of the onsite babbling water feature. On those brisk Parisian evenings, guests can enjoy the cozy comforts of the Grand Salon, featuring antique furniture, genuine Aubusson tapestries, and a classic stone fireplace.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Aubusson Hotel
Aubusson Hotel
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Snacks on the Patio
Snacks on the Patio

Chateau de Pray (4*): Amboise

Chateau de Pray lies in the heart of the prestigious Loire Chateaux Region tucked away a 12-acre park, with a lovely kitchen garden. Situated about 2 km west of the town center, this chateau from 1224 resembles a tower-flanked castle on the Rhine. Inside, you will find antlers, hunting trophies, and a paneled drawing room with a fireplace and a collection of antique oils. The guestrooms at Chateau de Pray are ideally suited to the spirit of the place with four-poster beds, looped curtains, 16th and 18th-century furniture, and bathrooms decorated with marble and wood. The swimming pool and vast terrace are ideal places to relax.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Chateau de Pray (4*)
Chateau de Pray (4*)

Hotel de la Poste (4*): Beaune

Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of the wine-growing country of Burgundy, loved by professional oenologists and wine amateurs alike. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, is located very close to the cobbled streets, typical houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city centre. The hotel also has the advantage of being close to the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, with its multicolored tiled roofs, the venue for the famous annual auctions. The hotel has restaurants which perpetuate the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food and great wines. You are at this ideal start point for the discovery of the legendary Burgundy vintages, listed by UNESCO as world heritage appellation, and the architectural jewels of one of France's most beautiful regions.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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