Chateau Weekend & Monet's Garden by Rail

Leisurely Touring

3 Days from $949

Apr 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

​Discover the beauty of Château de Chantilly, the charm of artist Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny and the glamour of Paris by night on this short break just a stone's throw from France's premier city.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Game of boules & glass of wine one evening
  • Farewell drink
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Monet's Garden including entrance​

Optional excursions

  • Château de Chantilly
  • Paris by night with dinner​

Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package.

Itinerary

Get to know your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner this evening. During your stay your Tour Manager will arrange a game of boules and a glass of beer or wine one evening in the grounds of your hotel.​

​Château de Chantilly is one of France's finest 18th century buildings. Located in the heart of a large forest on the outskirts of Paris, it comprises two attached buildings, the Petit Château and the Grand Château, which was destroyed in the French Revolution and rebuilt in the 1870s.

One of the owners of the château was in exile in London for more than 20 years, and during that time, he built up an art collection which he brought here on his return. In the gallery, the Musée Condé, discover one of the best art collections in France with a particularly fine selection of French paintings, as well as an impressive library.

Step inside for a tour and enjoy a stroll around the magnificent gardens on today's optional three-quarterday excursion.
With its exceptional architecture and delicious gastronomic delights, Paris is a seductive city. Sit back and enjoy the sights as they are wonderfully illuminated on an optional coach tour of the French capital this evening, with dinner included.​

​It is said that the history of France is written in her gardens, and this is reflected in the many different horticultural styles found across the country.
Particularly delightful are the gardens of the famous French Impressionist Claude Monet in Giverny. He planted and painted here from 1883 until his death in 1926, gaining inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounded him.
Explore the artist's flower garden, Clos Normand, as well as the Japanese-style water garden. These two areas are a beautiful contrast to one another, yet are equally wonderful to explore.
The most famous feature is the lily pond, from which Monet gained so much inspiration, and his series of water lily paintings is revered throughout the world.
As you stroll through the enchanting gardens don't miss the exquisite Japanese bridge which is covered with wisteria - it too is depicted in many of Monet's greatest works of art.
In the evening we will gather as a group to enjoy a farewell drink.​

Your Just You vacation comes to an end today.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Paris by Night with dinner included

Paris by Night with dinner included

from $144

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We take the opportunity to visit the city of Romance and begin our evening with a meal in a Parisian restaurant. Surrounded by friends, now is the time to relax and soak up the atmosphere of this magical and romantic city over a glass of chilled wine before re-joining our coach for a tour of this amazing City. Paris is an unforgettable experience and what better way to marvel at so many of the fabulous landmarks. See Napoleon’s Triumphal Arc, the magnificent Opera House, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and much, much more. The night is still young, so cameras poised and to the ready as you experience this living museum, and are dazzled by the architecture and the beauty which is simply – Paris.

Evening Excursion - Dinner Included - Not to be missed

Prebookable Package – Gardens of Chateau de Versailles / Paris by Night including dinner

Prebookable Package – Gardens of Chateau de Versailles / Paris by Night including dinner

from $199

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Gardens of Chateau de Versailles -The history of the Palace of Versailles starts at the 17th century. It was first a hunting lodge, then a seat of power, and finally, from the 19th century onwards, a museum. Composed of the Palace, the gardens, the Park, the Trianon estate and several buildings in town, today the Estate of Versailles spreads over more than 800 hectares.

In 1661 Louis XIV entrusted André Le Nôtre with the creation and renovation of the gardens, which he considered just as important as the Palace. Work on the gardens was started at the same time as the work on the palace and lasted for nearly 40 years with each project being reviewed by the King himself, who was keen to see “every detail”. The gardens have now been fully replanted and now boast an appearance similar to how it would have looked to Louis XIV.
3/4 Day - Moderate Walking - Not to be missed

We take the opportunity to visit the city of Romance and begin our evening with a meal in a Parisian restaurant. Surrounded by friends, now is the time to relax and soak up the atmosphere of this magical and romantic city over a glass of chilled wine before re-joining our coach for a tour of this amazing City. Paris is an unforgettable experience and what better way to marvel at so many of the fabulous landmarks. See Napoleon’s Triumphal Arc, the magnificent Opera House, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and much, much more. The night is still young, so cameras poised and to the ready as you experience this living museum, and are dazzled by the architecture and the beauty which is simply – Paris.

Evening Excursion - Dinner Included - Not to be missed

Accommodation

You will stay at the 4-star Novotel Chateau de Maffliers, located in a beautiful rural setting just 15 miles north of Paris. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, sun terrace, indoor swimming pool and lift. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Chateau de Maffliers Novotel

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Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 26 Apr 2019

3 Days

$949

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 10 May 2019

3 Days

$999

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 14 Jun 2019

3 Days

$999

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 02 Aug 2019

3 Days

$999

Available

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 13 Sep 2019

3 Days

$999

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795