* France – Paris, Wine route, Chamonix, Geneva : Vacation Packages with French incoming

8 Days / 1.100 km
Period : March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Reference : 14IN009

Prix : 1€
Incoming travel for group on the Champagne Trail and Burgundy Fine Wines. This incoming travel will make you discover the Champagne traditions, and the Burgundy, its wine and heritage,  to finish with a cruise on the Saône river. 

D1 Paris Landmarks and the Seine (15 km)

Arrival in Paris and Transfer to the city centre. Lunch. Then a guided sightseeing tour taking in some of the city’s best known and loved monuments including the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. Take to the river to admire the graceful architecture of her bridges and riverside mansions. Check in to your hotel in Paris. Dinner. Overnight.

D2 Versailles Castle and Montmartre (80 km) or Disneyland Paris (45km)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure for Versailles Castle. Head for Versailles and a guided tour of the Château with its famous Hall of Mirrors, and the opulent Louis XIV period Royal Apartments.  Back to Paris and lunch in restaurant. Tourist train ride up Montmartre and the Place du Tertre.  Guided tour of Montmartre with its narrow streets full of painters, and bustling village atmosphere, not forgetting the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight. 
Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure for Disneyland Resort Paris. This vast park of 55 ha is divided into five zones (or «lands») each one illustrating a single theme; following the spirit of the day you can stroll down Main Street USA which will plunge you into the atmosphere of a 19 C American town to the sound of ragtime or Dixieland. Lunch during the day. Return to your hotel. Dinner. Overnight.  

D3 Paris – Dijon, home of the humble blackcurrant (320 km)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure to Dijon. Lunch. Guided tour of Dijon, ancient capitale of Burgundy’s Dukes with a rich heritage in term of Church and private hotels. Check-in to your Hotel. Dinner and Overnight. 

D4 Beaune and Lyon (205 km)

Petit déjeuner à l’Hôtel. Départ par la route des vins en direction de Nuits St Georges. Visite de la cave et l’incroyable pressoir du château du Clos de Vougeot, siège des chevaliers Tastevin. Dégustation de vins à la cave. Poursuite jusqu’à Beaune. Visite guidée de Beaune. A la fois capitale de vin prestigieux et ville d’art. Beaune, fortifiée en 1368, était la capitale de la Bourgogne avant Dijon, Elle a conservé dses remparts et les bastions maintenant caves des maisons. Visite des célèbres Hospices,  cet hôpital au toit de tuiles vernies qui est reconnu dans le monde entier. Déjeuner. Route vers Lyon. Installation à l’hôtel. Dîner et nuit. 

D5 Lyon (70 km)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Guided tour of Lyon, onetime capital of ancient France, or “Gaul”, nowadays an industrial and business centre which has nonetheless retained its past charms. Visit the Fourviere Hill with its Basilica, the peninsular between the Rhone and Saone  rivers, and Old Lyon with its inner courtyards,  shopping arcades and narrow alleyways. Lunch. Cruise along the Saone River, from Lyon’s quayside to the banks of the Barbe Island. You will then enjoy some tome at leisure in the city for shopping. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 

D6 Lyon – Annecy – Geneva (190 km)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure to Annecy. Discovery of the city by a guided tour. Annecy, known as the «Venice of Savoie» sits majestically on the side of its lake opposite one of the best water and mountain spectacles anywhere in the French Alps. The town is constantly changing with its economic importance increasing in line with its industrialisation. Then, enjoy a cruise on the Lake of Annecy. Annecy lake, the jewel of the Alps and the Savoie region has a very seductive air about it, with summits which frame its dark blue waters. Lunch. Continue to Geneva. Guided panoramic city tour of the city. Geneva is very close to the French border, being located at the south-west end of Lake Léman, in an outstanding setting which has been carefully preserved. Check in to the hotel at the end of the day. Dinner and Overnight. 

D7 Chamonix and the Ice sea (170 km)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Enjoy some time at leisure in Chamonix, the French capital of Alpinism. Lunch, Then, take the Montenvers rack railway that starts from Chamonix and, in 20 minutes and in total safety, reaches the bottom of the Mer de Glace (1,913 m), France’s largest glacier (7km long, 200 m thick). Visit the crystal gallery and its jewels. Back to the Hotel in Geneve at the end of the day. Dinner and Overnight. 

D8 Departure

Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning enjoy some time at leisure in Geneve city for shopping. Then Transfer to the Airport for your flight back. End of our services !  

Service details
Accomodation in half Twin/Double in 3* hotel as per itinerary
Full board (indian or vegetarian meals – drinks not included) from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
Lugage porterage in / out
Local Coach services for transfers and excursions as per the itinerary (maximum 8h/day)
Services of an English-speaking Guide for the duration of the itinerary
Entrance Fees : Versailles castle, Clos Vougeot Castle, Crystal gallery and its jewels
Seine river cruise (45min), Saone cruise (1h), Annecy Lake cruise (1h)
Tourist train in Montmartre (return), Montenvers rack railway
Possible supplements
April to October + 42 €
Single room supplement  (7n) : 294 €
Option Day 2 – Disneyland instead of Montmartre and Versailles : +27 €

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