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2014 Tour de France | Parish Finishing Package

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2014 Tour de France | Parish Finishing Package

Witness the Grand Finale in Paris

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The world has always looked to Paris for the best in fashion, food, culture and art, but once a year, it looks to the City of Lights for the ultimate in bike racing.

Now is your chance to tour Paris in style with Trek Travel at your service. We handle it all, from hotels and activities to superb world-class dining. We bring you closer to Le Tour than ever before - with our unique VIP access to the race, and insider, exclusive access to the new Trek Factory Racing Team you're guaranteed an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. Visit Paris and experience the Tour de France with Trek Travel for a true behind-the-scenes celebration of the world's greatest annual sporting event!

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Paris, France

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2014
Jul

Daily Itinerary

Paris Finishing Package


Day

1

Welcome to Paris


Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

Live TV Viewing of the Stage Finish and Cocktail Hour:

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré (221 rue Saint-Honoré) at 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM on the first day of the trip. Arrive in Paris at your leisure today, and if you arrive before 12:00 PM, please feel free to leave your luggage at the hotel to take full advantage of the shopping and activities that lie a few short steps outside your hotel’s front door along the world’s most famous avenue, the Champs-Elysées. This afternoon, equipped with a hop-on, hop-off bus pass and museum pass, today is an excellent day to venture out to Versailles or maybe visit some of the amazing museums and galleries in the city before meeting your Grand Finale companions this evening to enjoy a welcome cocktail and catch the conclusion of today’s race action on TV. Later, led by your Trek Travel guide, you and your newfound friends will stroll the wide avenues near the hotel to a charming brasserie for a delicious welcome dinner in true Parisian style!

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Hotel:

Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré
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Day

2

Parisian cooking class


Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

Paris Museum Pass

Description:

This morning you are invited to join your traveling companions for a French cooking class—an experience to savor, as after the class finishes lunch will consist of the results of your efforts! After lunch you’ll have some time to continue your exploration of Paris using your museum pass and hop-on, hop-off bus tour pass which will allow you to visit the Parisian landmarks of your choice. This evening, enjoy dramatic live race action on TV as you sip cocktails and watch as the teams battle for supremacy in this year’s only time trial, and 2014’s penultimate stage. This is potentially the riders’ last opportunity to influence final rankings before the race’s finale on the streets of Paris. Tonight the delights of Paris lie before you to discover, equipped with a list of recommended restaurants hand-picked by our guides, or maybe just strike out on your own to explore the city’s many unique and delicious offerings for yourself. Whatever you choose, be sure to save some energy for tomorrow’s exciting race viewing at our exclusive Trek Travel venue.

Hotel:

Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré
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Day

3

Exclusive Trek Travel Paris Finish Viewing


Explore Paris

Description:

Sleep in or take a morning stroll along the magnificent Champs-Elysées to watch as Paris prepares to honor cycling’s elite and the triumphant arrival home of the peloton. Race day in Paris offers a unique opportunity to savor the passion of this beautiful city, as its vibrant charismatic neighborhoods come alive and its proud historic landmarks become the background for the greatest race on earth! Savor the wonderful sights and sounds of this romantic city and discover for yourself some of the cuisine which has made it internationally famous. Later this afternoon, your Trek Travel guides will escort you past the security lines to the prestigious Automobile Club de France for your exclusive Trek Travel gala viewing event. In this elegant venue on the magnificent Place de la Concorde, savor a celebratory glass of champagne and a lavish buffet while watching the final ceremonial laps. Feel the ripples of anticipation as the racers arrive on the streets of Paris and cheer with the crowds as the passion of the race fills the heart of the city. Witness the energy of the peloton as it sweeps past at over 30 miles per hour, catapulting another champion toward the podium. The fanfare, excitement and energy of the 101st edition of the Tour de France is yours as you celebrate the glory of this epic race, the camraderie of newfound friends and the cycling vacation of a lifetime in the glow of the City of Lights. C’est magnifique!

Hotel:

Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré
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4

Au Revoir


Description:

Choose to sleep in today or enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before bidding farewell to your fellow travel companions and guides. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré. Check out by 12:00 PM. Please make your own travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.

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Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré

Paris, France

Located in historic Paris near the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre, the Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré is within easy walking distance of the Champs-Elysées, Place de la Concorde and many other city attactions, as well as being close to many of the capital’s foremost museums, art galleries and some of Europe’s most exclusive shops and boutiques. The hotel itself offers an oasis of peace and tranquility from the hustle and bustle of city life where guests can relax, unwind and enjoy it’s quintessential charm, elegant rooms and refined atmosphere. The perfect base from which to explore the romance, history and culture of this beautiful European capital.

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  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunches, some social hours, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • On our Tour de France trip, enjoy the refined flavors of Parisian cuisine. It is almost impossible to fully describe the range and quality of dining options available in Paris – other than to say it is truly fantastic! Whether you are in a quaint bistro or a restaurant featuring haute gastronomie, you’ll enjoy unique flavors, age-old techniques and attention to detail that are to be savored slowly, accompanied by French wine, of course!
  • 5 nights unique accommodations during the Tour de France trip
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Tour de France trip, you will stay in a welcoming hotel oozing charm, offering magnificent views from its terrace, and perfectly situated between Alpe d’Huez and Col du Lautaret.
  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • Comprehensive trip literature

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

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Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Paris has a mild to warm climate. July temperatures range from the low 50s to high 70s. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with the proper rain gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. For historical temperature and precipitation statistics visit www.WeatherBase.com

  • Walking tour of Paris
  • Visit the Musée du Louvre
  • Tour Notre Dame
  • Bus trip to Versailles
  • Walk the rampart near Sacré-Coeur
  • Spend time people-watching at the city's cafés

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

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How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Paris (CDG). Once at the airport in Paris you have the choice of a taxi, local train or bus shuttle into the city center. Visit www.Cars-AirFrance.com for more information on shuttles. Prices range from 16-25 euros and take between 45 minutes and 1 hour depending on pick-up and drop-off points.

Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré | Paris, France

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré (221 rue Saint- Honoré) between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM on the first day of the trip. Your Trek Travel host will be in the lobby between 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM to greet you and provide you with more information abot your trip.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call, Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré (+33 01 42 60 32 79), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré | Paris, France

You will say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hôtel Royal Saint-Honoré. Check out by 12:00 PM. Please make your own travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.

Before & After: PARIS, FRANCE


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Hôtel Lancaster

Hôtel Lancaster is a boutique hotel which dates to 1889, situated just 100 yards from the Champs-Elysées, offering fantastic access to many of the cities sights as well as a classic elegant atmosphere and its own Michelin star restaurant. Rooms and suites at Lancaster are furnished in luxury fabrics and grouped around a central Zen garden. Some rooms have a separate lounge, a private patio or views of the Eiffel Tower. Additional facilities include a 24-hour front desk with free Wi-Fi and a fitness center with a sauna. The hotel also offers a car rental service and private parking on site. George V Metro Station is a 3 minute walk away and provides direct access to the Louvre museum and the chic Marais district.

7 Rue de Berri Paris | +33 01 40 76 40 76 | www.Hotel-Lancaster.com | ~$400

Hôtel du Louvre

Located in the heart of historic Paris, on a quiet street in a prominent neighborhood, this stylish hotel is where Oscar Wilde lived in 1899. The hotel’s website has some useful information and also some excellent links to local activities.

13, Rue Marsollier | +33 (0) 1 42 96 68 14 | www.Louvre-Paris-Hotel.com | ~$130

Hôtel de l’Abbaye Saint-Germain

In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, an area renowned for its abundant cafés, restaurants, clubs and cinemas, the peaceful Hôtel de l’Abbaye offers a pleasant contrast to this famously lively part of Paris. A rare treat in the city centre, the enchanting, peaceful atmosphere is an invitation to daydream in the sunshine, far away from the bustling streets of Paris.

10 rue Cassette | +33 (0) 1 43 59 35 45 | www. HotelAbbayeParis.com | ~$275


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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