L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy

10 days from $7,980 per person*
  • Sample Burgundy’s wines on private vineyard tours.
  • Gaze out across Paris from the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 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 discovering an often unseen side of Paris with a private guide: the historic covered passages, offering unique and cute photo opportunities. 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
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • France - Welcome Package Paris & North
    • Champagne in your Room
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Eiffel Tower (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - The Covered Passages of Paris Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Paris to Amboise
    Paris to Amboise
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Paris - Amboise [1-2.5 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Bike Tour (4 hrs) - Bike/Guide
  • Day 5 Amboise
    Amboise
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Sailing the Loire Valley (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
  • Day 6 Amboise to Beaune
    Amboise to Beaune
    • Private Transfer - Amboise - Beaune [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 7 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Villages of the Wine Route (with Wine Tasting, 3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 8 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Private Tour - 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
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Beaune - Paris [3.5 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour of Montmartre (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Transfer - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Paris

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you outside of airport customs, holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

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

Accommodation: Le Saint

A haven of peace, intimacy is the sole identity of Le Saint, a deluxe hotel in Paris' peaceful Saint-Germain-des-Pre´s quarter, combining classic Parisian style and discretion, with the charming surroundings of this legendary neighborhood. Behind the fine Haussmanian facade of a private mansion, Hotel Le Saint is hidden away on the quiet sunny street of Prés-aux-Clercs, harbored from the city bustle. Neither a boutique hotel nor a palace, Le Saint is simply a place where every detail inspires comfort. Each of the 54 rooms and suites create an environment where classic meets modern, and where one immediately feels at home. An on-site restaurant and bar, and a spa and wellness center provide additional comforts for discerning guests.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Paris
Paris
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Le Saint
Hotel Le Saint

Day 2: Paris

With your private guide and driver, embark on a half-day exploration into the history of Paris, while bearing witness to all of the must-see highlights in the City of Lights. Make your way to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and where you can admire the cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the most famous Catholic churches in the world. In Le Marais district, a chic quarter known for its food, you can see the stunning Place des Vosges, a historic planned square formerly populated by Parisian nobility. After, make your way to see the courtyards of the world famous Louvre, the largest palace and museum in Europe. Admire breathtaking architecture while your guide stimulates the imagination with tales and legends from the palace's past. Continue on to learn about Paris at the time of Napoleon as you see the imposing Arc de Triomphe on the renowned Champs-Elysees, then learn about the World's Fair held in 1900 as you head over towards the Eiffel Tower, and Trocadéro – which boasts the best view of the Tower in the entire city! Head up the Eiffel Tower with your guide, and see the city's true beauty from the third floor observation deck, where the views are remarkable.

Accommodation: Le Saint
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Day 3: Paris

Meet your private guide at your hotel and depart on foot for a half-day walking tour to discover the old covered passages of Paris. Many of these 'hidden' arcades date back to the early 1800's, and are registered historic monuments. Easily missed for their unassuming locations and entrances away from the likes of prominent streets like the Champs-Elysees, the passages have kept their picturesque charm of old Paris with their glass roofs and vintage wood molding store fronts. Your guide will aim to bring you through 5 or 6 of the covered passages, where you'll find specialty boutiques, antique shops, old tea rooms and hidden staircases that are a paradise for unusual photos away from the main Parisian sites. This is a quaint and lovely side of Paris not many visitors ever see.

Accommodation: Le Saint
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Covered Passages of Paris
Covered Passages of Paris

Day 4: Paris - Amboise

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Paris to Amboise. Approximate travel times range between 1 hour to 2.5 hours, depending on scheduled departures.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Meet up with a specialized guide in the city center and get outfitted with a bicycle and helmet for your private half-day cycling tour of serene Amboise. Today you'll take in the sights of the town where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years, and in doing so, you'll surely spot the Clos Lucé manor house where Da Vinci lived out his final days. Make your way through charming narrow streets with historic timbered housing, contrasted by an image of splendor that washes over the town. Such splendor comes from none other than King Charles VII's grand 15th century Chateau d'Amboise, imposing in its position as it looms over the town below, reflecting in the Loire. Easily recognized in nearly every iconic image of Amboise, you'll catch several views of the castle from various distances around town, offering up chances to create your own perfect photograph. Discover the pedestrian shopping areas as well as the esplanades located along the Loire, the best place to take in fantastic views of the river. Let the freedom of your bicycles allow for endless possibilities of your day.

Accommodation: Chateau de Pray (4*)

Perfectly located on the south bank of the Loire, Chateau de Pray has watched over the valley for centuries and holds the secrets of some of the finest chapters in French history. A stone’s throw from Amboise, the castle, now an upscale hotel and Michelin starred restaurant, is nestled in a wooded 5-acre park that's home to traditional French gardens, patios, a market garden and heated pool. Inside, the cozy lounges, refined guestrooms featuring 16th-18th century furniture, and gastronomic restaurant, invite you to enjoy a charming stay next to the Loire.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Chateau d`Amboise
Chateau d`Amboise
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Amboise
Amboise

Day 5: Amboise

Meet your private driver for a transfer to a boat launch along the Loire where you'll meet your private Captain to embark on a cruise through the Loire River Valley, discovering the last truly wild river in France aboard a basic, yet charming, traditional wooden boat. 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. Watch the beautiful countryside and enjoy the ride with a glass of local wine as you leisurely sail back toward Amboise.

Accommodation: Chateau de Pray (4*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sailing Along the Loire Valley
Sailing Along the Loire Valley

Day 6: Amboise - Beaune

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Beaune. Approximate travel time is 3.5 hours.

Set out on foot with a private guide to explore the medieval town of Beaune. Two hours will give you a brilliant overview, spotting the signature Burgundian tile roofs of the old town most prominently featured on the 15th century Hospices de Beaune, also known as the Hotel-Dieu. Stroll past the old market and the clock tower, see the intact half of the town's medieval ramparts, and admire the church of Notre Dame. While the town is surrounded by some of the most famous vineyards in the world, the historic core of Beaune is its own unique treasure.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste (4*)

The charming Najeti Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of Beaune, gateway to the wine-growing region of Burgundy. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, offers 36 individually styled rooms and suites, and a restaurant which perpetuates the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food, and great wines. Located near the cobbled streets, traditional houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city center, as well as the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, Najeti Hotel de la Poste is ideally situated for a discovery of Beaune and the surrounding wine region of Burgundy. 

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hospices de Beaune
Hospices de Beaune
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Beaune
Beaune

Day 7: Beaune

Today you will head out with a private driver-guide with extensive wine knowledge to discover the Burgundy Wine Route, which extends through 38 picturesque, vineyard-lined villages between Beaune and Dijon. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you pass through these typical villages, from Pommard and Volnay to Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. See wine-producing communes of Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Saint-Romain, and Auxey-Duresses. With your wine-specialist guide, you'll make visits to a few of the renowned vineyards along the trail, learning of the specifics of each estate's specialties, in addition to relaxing with an enjoyable wine tasting at one of the wineries - examining flavor notes and the terroir of the region. A perfect way to explore the winelands of Burgundy.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste (4*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Wine Trail
Wine Trail

Day 8: Beaune

Meet your private driver-guide and depart on a half-day tour through some of Burgundy's most prestigious wine areas, like Romanée Conti, Clos de Vougeot, and Chambertin. Follow the Wine Route to Nuits-Saint-Georges, where you'll stop for a private guide visit at Château de Clos Vougeot, the largest individual vineyard in the Cote de Nuits. Also discover the Domaine Romanee-Conti vineyard, producer of the most expensive wine in the world, some of which has sold at auction for approximately $10,000 per bottle. Follow the Wine Route to Gevrey-Chambertin where you'll be treated to a wine tasting with a small producer of the prestigious Cote de Nuits. 

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste (4*)
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Domaine Romanée-Conti Cellar
Domaine Romanée-Conti Cellar

Day 9: Beaune - Paris

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Beaune to Paris. Approximate travel time is 3.5 hours.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Meet your private guide at your hotel and depart on foot for a half-day walking tour of the chic hill-top neighborhood, Montmartre. Topped by the stunning 19th century white Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Montmartre is the highest hill in Paris, at 425 feet. An artists haven, formerly adopted by the likes of Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso and Van Gogh, the tradition remains to this day, as you'll witness the numerous artists and portrait painters of the Place du Tertre. Stroll the narrow streets of this famous neighborhood, admiring the Sacre Coeur Basilica, discovering lovely gardens, and taking in incredible views over the sloping city below. 

Accommodation: Le Saint
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Montmartre
Montmartre

Day 10: Paris

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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.

Le Saint: Paris

A haven of peace, intimacy is the sole identity of Le Saint, a deluxe hotel in Paris' peaceful Saint-Germain-des-Pre´s quarter, combining classic Parisian style and discretion, with the charming surroundings of this legendary neighborhood. Behind the fine Haussmanian facade of a private mansion, Hotel Le Saint is hidden away on the quiet sunny street of Prés-aux-Clercs, harbored from the city bustle. Neither a boutique hotel nor a palace, Le Saint is simply a place where every detail inspires comfort. Each of the 54 rooms and suites create an environment where classic meets modern, and where one immediately feels at home. An on-site restaurant and bar, and a spa and wellness center provide additional comforts for discerning guests.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Le Saint
Hotel Le Saint
L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Reception
Reception

Chateau de Pray (4*): Amboise

Perfectly located on the south bank of the Loire, Chateau de Pray has watched over the valley for centuries and holds the secrets of some of the finest chapters in French history. A stone’s throw from Amboise, the castle, now an upscale hotel and Michelin starred restaurant, is nestled in a wooded 5-acre park that's home to traditional French gardens, patios, a market garden and heated pool. Inside, the cozy lounges, refined guestrooms featuring 16th-18th century furniture, and gastronomic restaurant, invite you to enjoy a charming stay next to the Loire.

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Chateau de Pray (4*)
Chateau de Pray (4*)

Najeti Hotel de la Poste (4*): Beaune

The charming Najeti Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of Beaune, gateway to the wine-growing region of Burgundy. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, offers 36 individually styled rooms and suites, and a restaurant which perpetuates the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food, and great wines. Located near the cobbled streets, traditional houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city center, as well as the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, Najeti Hotel de la Poste is ideally situated for a discovery of Beaune and the surrounding wine region of Burgundy. 

L'Amour en France: Paris, Loire & Burgundy Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Najeti 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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