LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois - What could be more romantic than a visit to the âCity of Light?â How about Paris plus a driving trip through the Loire Valley and its chĂąteaux, the most beautiful landscape in France? TourCrafters has put it all together in an 8-day/7-night, land-only package that includes 3 nights' accommodation in Paris, 3 in Tours, 1 in Chartres, daily breakfast in Paris, and 6 days' car rental for US$1,270 in July and August, US$1,299 in May and September.
Upgrades to luxury hotels and chĂąteau hotels are available for an extra charge.
In Paris, there are dozens of famous sights to see: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe. You can book an optional tour or just wander through the boutiques on the Left Bank, have a coffee in a sidewalk cafĂ© and dine in an atmospheric bistro, before relaxing in the modern 3-star Hotel Kyriad Bercy.
Pick up the rental car and head for Orleans to see Joan of Arc's half-timbered house, then on to the huge ChĂąteau de Chambord, with its amazing towers and turrets, ending up in the charming Hotel L'Univers in Tours. Other days you can visit the photogenic ChĂąteau de Chenonceau, with its arches spanning the River Cher, the chĂąteaux of Blois, Amboise, and Saumur,Villandry with its Renaissance garden and Azay-le-Rideau, the most beautiful chĂąteau of all. Other atrractions include the medieval center of tours, wine towns like Vouvray, and even restaurants cut out of the rock cliffs along the Loire. Then it's back to Paris, with an overnight stop at the Timhotel Chartres Chatelet to see Chartres' famed Gothic cathedral.
All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability, and do not include transatlantic airfare or airport transfers. For more information, visit http://www.tourcrafters.it/tour.lasso?ID=111 . For reservations, call 800-482-5995