Cap off your adventure with a sojourn in Paris and see for yourself why
this City of Lights has inspired poets, lovers, emperors, and artists for
centuries. Visit Montmartre and its charming cafes and artist's colony. Here too
is the Moulin Rouge, made famous by Toulouse-Lautrec in his candid impressions.
Or venture to the top of Notre Dame for a gargoyle's view of the city. You'll
have plenty of time to make a stop at the Eiffel Tower or one of the magnificent
museums like Musee Picasso or the Musee d'Orsay. Take a stroll through the
Tuileries Gardens on your way to the Louvre. You can walk to many of the major
sights from your centrally located hotel.
Available only with the Air
Depart the U.S. for France. The particulars of your
arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.
Day 2 - Arrive in Paris / Begin your Pre-Trip Extension
Upon arrival at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) Airport, claim
your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form
before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the
customs area. Please note: Make sure
that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags. This helps the
representative identify you.
After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for
your VBT representative or driver, who will be holding a VBT sign. Your
representative will welcome you to France and arrange for your transfer via
taxi or van to your Paris hotel (approximately 60 minutes, depending upon
traffic). At this time, please verify with your airport representative the time
of your transfer in 2 days' time to the Paris Montparnasse train station for
your train to Libourne, where you will begin your main trip. Important: If you
are delayed in meeting your VBT representative at the CDG Airport, please call
06 72 07 59 24 or 06 15 15 15 25 from within France. Outside of France, call
+33 672 07 59 24 or +33 615 15 15 25.
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Paris
Today, see for yourself why the City of Light has inspired
poets, lovers, emperors and artists for centuries. Visit Montmartre and its
charming cafés and artists' colony, along with the Moulin Rouge, made famous by
Toulouse-Lautrec in his vivid and colorful artworks. Or venture to the top of Notre Dame for a
gargoyle's view of the city. Make a stop at the Eiffel Tower or one of the
magnificent museums, such as the Musee Picasso or the Musée d'Orsay. Take a
stroll through the Tuileries Gardens on your way to the Louvre. You can walk to
many of the major sights from your centrally located hotel.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Paris
Continue exploring the City of Light for another day.
Exchange bureaus may not be open on Saturday afternoons or Sundays in Paris.
You may want to exchange some money prior to joining the tour since ATM
availability can be intermittent once you leave Paris.
VBT Air Package guests will arrive throughout the day.
This morning we transfer to the railway station to catch our train to