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Arrive Paris - Champagne

Welcome to Fashion capital of the world! From the airport we directly recommend you to continue to Champagne Region for an overnight. You will be driven to Reims, the Capital of Champagne. Have an enjoyable date with the bubbly at the Perching Bar - a trendy tree house champagne bar – 30 mins car ride away!  Relax & Overnight near Epernay / Reims.

Champagne

Day to experience the Champagne Region including a Cathedral visit designated world heritage site by UNESCO.  Notre-Dame Cathedral is a masterpiece of gothic art from the 13th century.  As a reminder of the christening of Clovis, 30 coronations took place in the Cathedral. The Cathedral adorned with over 2 300 statues, including the famous Smiling Angel. Visit of Pommery cellars including one flute of champagne. Moet & Chandon visit.

Dom Perignon (1638-1715), who is buried in the old abbey church in Hautvilliers, was in charge of the cellars of the Benedictine abbey. The monk was the first to blend various wines to produce Champagne. He also supervised the double fermentation process and initiated the use of cork. Dom Perignon invented the science of Champagne and personifies the spirit of the Champagne people, a mix of method and audacity.

Epernay is with Reims, the main wine-growing center of the Champagne region and the meeting point of three major wine-growing areas: the Montagne de Reims, the Côte des Blanc and the Marne Valley. Visit a famous Champagne house on the avenue de Champagne. Overnight near Epernay / Reims.

Champagne - Paris

Today you will board your train which takes around 45 mins to reach Paris. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel. Check in and relax. Later in the evening you could opt for a boat cruise along the Seine and take in Paris by night, where all the monuments are lit up and the scene is nothing short of being magical. The evening terminates with you visiting the Moulin Rouge, the original cabaret of Paris. Overnight in Paris.

Paris

Following breakfast its time for you to see and explore Paris at your pace armed with the Paris one day Hop On Hop Off pass.  A ticket for you to visit to the Montparnasse Tower is included as it is at one of the stops of the Hop On Hop Off route and the view from here will definitely blow you off your fee ! Later in the afternoon spend your time shopping at any of the great shopping malls like the Galeries Lafayette for the best in haute couture and places that give the word shopping a completely new meaning. Overnight in Paris.

Paris

Wake up to an early breakfast to experience two unforgettable locations to visit in one day: Giverny and Versailles. Start off with crossing the River Seine at Vernon and you arrive in Giverny - Claude Monet impressionism inspiration, which is located approx. one and a half hours from Paris. This tour includes a visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny along with Claude Monet’s house and Studio (on your own). Have lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant which is a lovely place near the Epte river. And continue your tour to visit of the Palace of Versailles where you are taken for a guided visit of the State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors and you have free time to spend in the lovely gardens of Versailles. This full day trip comes to an end at around 6pm where you are back in Paris. Overnight in Paris

Paris – Annecy

Post breakfast this morning its time for you to make your way to the train station to board the train taking you to Annecy - known as the ‘Savoyard Venice' or ‘ Venice of the Alps’. This train journey takes approximately 4 hours. Check In And Relax. The Town Is Really Quaint And A Perfect Place To Bond And Unwind. Walking Along The Lake And The cobbled streets of the town sure has a charm that is unparalleled. You could also take a cruise on Lake Annecy that rests at the foot of the Alps created 18,000 years ago from thawing glaciers. Overnight in Annecy

Annecy

Day is free for you to explore the town on your own. Besides the famous Lake Annecy and the River Thiou, Annecy offers nature lovers plenty of beautiful sights including the Semnoz forest, expansive Fins plain, Annecy-le-Vieux hillside and an assortment of mountains. Surround the area are the Veyrier (1,299 metres), the Semnoz (1,699 metres), the Tournette (2,351 metres) and the Parmelan (1,856 metres) mountains. This is a perfect place to take a nature walk.

You could also opt to visit the Le Palais de I’lle or Musée Château d' Annecy .  Musée Château d' Annecy castle was built between the 12th and 16th centuries. It served as the residence of the Counts of Geneva and the Dukes of Genevois-Nemours. The Tour de la Reine (Queen's Tower) is the oldest part of the castle. Other notable parts of the castle are: the Vieux Logis, the Logis Nemours, and the Logis Neuf. From the castle terrace there is a view over the old town with its narrow streets and decorated roofs. The museum is installed in the Logis Vieux and the Logis Nemours. The observatory is in the Tower and the Logis Perrière.

Images of Le Palais de I’lle have become the symbol of Annecy. This dank prison resembles a small chateau surrounded by water. It was constructed in the 17th century and is connected to mainland of Annecy by a bridge.

Annecy – Chamonix

After a sumptuous breakfast, check out from the hotel and this morning you take a train from Annecy to Chamonix – Roof of Europe. This train journey takes approximately 3 hours. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel in Chamonix -famous for its Mont Blanc. Check in and relax. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy this delightful village and all that it has to offer you. You can opt to hop on the mini train (Petit Train de Chamonix) which is a touristic attraction that takes you on an exciting tour of the city of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It is the ideal way to ensure that you don’t miss anything and is best suited for exploring the town of Chamonix (its origins, history, historic monuments and buildings, architecture, sports, activities, panoramic views, etc.)

Discover the dogsledding or "cani-hike" activity with beautiful huskies - a nice leisurely 1 hour walk – bookable on the spot! The cani-hiking is an ideal activity especially for children… because of the relationship with the animal which represents a real motivation for walking. Overnight in Chamonix.

Chamonix

Wake up to breakfast in the crisp air of Chamonix following which you are taken on an excursion up the Aiguille du Midi by cable car from where you can get some spectacular aerial views of the village and the surrounding mountain ranges. On a clear day you can see the most renowned peaks of Europe, the French Alps (Mont-Blanc, Grandes Jorasses, Aiguille verte, Drus, Aiguilles de Chamonix), the Italian peaks (Dent du Géant, Pointe Helbronner, MonteRosa) as well as the Swiss peaks of (Matterhorn ou Cervin, Oberland,...). The new attraction which shouldn’t be skipped is the Skywalk - a unique overhanging glazed floor from which visitors can soak in stunning views of the panorama that surrounds them. Return back to your hotel later in the afternoon for some well-deserved rest. For Indian food lovers ‘Restaurant Annapurna’ offers you an Indian cuisine unique to Chamonix in an authentic setting, with curry, tandoori and naan specialties, plus different vegetarian dishes. Overnight in Chamonix

Chamonix

Post breakfast this morning you are taken for an excursion to the Mer de Glace - one of the biggest and best known glaciers in Europe by train and also for a visit to the Ice Grotto there which takes you into the very heart of the glacier. Glaciorium is a new space entirely dedicated to the glaciers from their birth, to present and through to the future. The “Galerie des cristaux” (Crystals Gallery) with its collection of curios from Mont Blanc and the “Musée de la faune alpine” (Alpine Wildlife Museum) is also included. Enroute at the peak there is also a restaurant that is more than 100 yrs old and still functional. You could stop there for your lunch.

Later in the afternoon the time is free for you to stroll around the village and explore more here  where in a must visit is the Chamonix Luge and Chamonix Amusement Park which is just 5 -10mins drive from the city centre. Not only the new track of the Chamonix Luge Alpine Coaster, slides, trampolines, electric bikes, rides, boat splash, but also the outdoor

playgrounds, giant swing, indoor playground, rope mechanics, mechanical excavators ... all are in store for a family day out. Overnight in Chamonix

Depart Chamonix

There is no better way to discover the splendor of the majestic Mont Blanc massif than a scenic helicopter ride which is something we highly recommend you. It’s time to soar like an eagle over Chamonix's mystical summits. By afternoon its time to head to the train station in Chamonix  to board the train to Paris for your onward journey or Geneva Airport. Hope you had a wonderful time in paradise – Chamonix!

  • 2 nights in Reims
  • 3 nights in Paris
  • 2 nights in Annecy
  • 3 nights in Chamonix
  • 1st Show at Moulin Rouge at 21:00 hrs
  • 01 Day Paris L'Open Hop On Hop Off Tour
  • Montparnasse Ticket
  • Full-Day Excursion to Giverny and Versailles
  • Mont Blass Pass - 4 Days
  • Champagne - Paris (Train)
  • Paris - Annecy (Train)
  • Annecy - Chamonix (Train)
  • Chamonix - Paris (Train)
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