FOOD. WINE. CULTURE.
Nourish your soul with a taste of Italy
May 29-June 7th 2019
See Paris through the eyes of a local
You'll be treated to a very unique exploration of Paris and see the things most tourists don't, the true Paris.
Enjoy typical french culinary specialties, culture and tales of interesting history as we wander together through the streets
of Paris for 4 fabulous nights with our amazing guide Pascale.
Then we head off to Bordeaux stopping for an overnight visit at a
beautiful chateau in the Loire Valley.
*See below for optional Masquerade ball at the Palace of Versailles
Indulge in the best of Bordeaux from divine French Pastries, exquisite Cheeses, a visit to the oldest Chocolate shop and of course the most coveted red wine in the world... Bordeaux. We'll explore the city with its Roman ruins, Medieval houses, 17th & 18th century architecture and modern infrastructure. Discover places loved by locals and visit France’s premier wine museum, La Cité du Vin. This interactive wine museum is a must for wine enthusiasts and ends with a wine tasting on the top floor with a panoramic view over Bordeaux.
Our 4 days in Bordeaux will be filled with fun historical facts and excursions to some truly memorable places.
Total of 9 nights accommodations:
4 nights Paris, 1 night Loire Valley, 4 nights Bordeaux
All transportation during excursions (train, van & subway)
Daily breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Unique walking tour of Paris, lunch and fun treats included along with a cool surprise under the city of lights
Fondue dinner experience in Paris
Fun casual photo shoot in Paris
Visit to a Chateau in the Loire Valley
Food and wine pairing dinner in Bordeaux with local host
Visit to La Cute des Vins, the Bordeaux wine museum
Wine tasting in quaint town of Saint Emilion, lunch included
Entrance fees during the excursions in Paris, Loire Valley and Bordeaux
What's not Included:
Your round-trip airfare from home
Airport transfers (Taxi or train recommended)
Dinners and lunches not mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Alcoholic beverages, other than whats provided in itinerary
Any expenses during your Free day in Paris
Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
*Please inquire if you'd like to book extra nights before or after our week together, I can help you arrange it!
**Masquerade Ball at the Palace of Versailles on May 27th can be added for 3 nights beginning May 26th- rooms are limited and ball tickets selling out please book asap if you'd like to join us.
Add-on package starts at $1299 (email for details)
Meet your hosts
Ann Marie Packard
Your Host, and event planner
I'm so excited to explore the true Paris and experience Bordeaux with you! I started this journey after my father passed away in 2007 without ever having realized his dream of traveling. It was then that I realized life is for living and experiencing now and it has become my mission to share the gift of travel and help people to live their dreams. There is so much beauty and culture to be explored, why not give yourself permission to enjoy it? I love sharing this beautiful gift of creating amazing trips so you don't have to stress about details. Come awaken your wanderlust spirit, this is your one life... I invite you to come live it!
Co-Host, tour guide
Pascale grew up in Bordeaux France and lived in Paris for several years before moving to New York in 1987. Though San Francisco has been her home since 2006, she never misses an opportunity to travel and visits France every year. Pascale is very passionate about life, culture and travel. She has a love for the unexpected, is very spontaneous yet grounded with her daily yoga practice and says all the fun adventures are what made her who she is today. I love her positive energy and know you will too. Her infectious enthusiasm for interesting & fun historical facts is a true gift and will no doubt be a pleasure to experience as she guides us through the mysteries and culture she knows so well. To see Paris through her eyes is a tantalizingly intimate way to get to know the real Paris that only locals know.
PARIS & BORDEAUX FRANCE 2019
per person dbl occupancy
(airfare not included)
Space is limited to 10 participants
A non-refundable deposit of $695 is due at the time of registration to secure your space
Deposits can be made through PayPal, Visa, Check or Cash
All remaining balances due by March 15th 2019
There is a 3% fee for credit card and PayPal payments, payment plan options available
For general questions about this trip please email
Reservation/Refund and Cancellation Policy:
A $695 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Your spot is not reserved until we receive your deposit. Second payment of $1500 due by January 25th, 2019. All remaining balances due in full by March 15, 2019. If you need to cancel anytime between 30 days to 60 days prior to the trip 50% of the payment, less the deposit, will be refunded. We are not able to provide refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the trip. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do your deposit is refunded in full). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans, a "cancel for any reason" policy is highly recommended. Insure my trip online insurance is one company we know and trust, you can choose from several policy options.