Arrival in Munich (Bavaria)
Welcome to Germany! Upon arriving in Bavaria’s capital city, your experience begins straightaway with a sightseeing tour to highlight the city’s most famous landmarks. Indulge in local beer and wine, then savor a complimentary dinner in the Old Town of the city.
Travel through the Bavarian countryside to the medieval village of Hohenschwangau to visit the real-life inspiration for Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty Castles” around the world. Often known as, “Germany’s Cinderella Castle”, Neuschwanstein Castle was commissioned in the 19th century by "Mad" King Ludwig II as a palace and retreat in honor of Richard Wagner. Your guide will share interesting details about the palace’s storied past and romantic design.
Arrival in Paris
Indulge, pamper and shop! Discover the true meaning of “joie de vivre” in The City of Love and set out on a full day of sightseeing to admire firsthand the many wonders of Paris including its iconic Champs-Élysées, historic Notre-Dame Cathedral, monumental Arc De Triomphe and tantalizing Moulin Rouge. Conclude the day with a tour of the former royal palace and world's most-visited museum, The Louvre.
Loire Valley Châteaux
Traverse the rolling hills of France to The Loire Valley, a region synonymous with indulgence and magnificent Renaissance architecture for a tour of its most awe-inspiring châteaux. Marvel at the largest château in the area and visual inspiration for Disney's “Beauty and the Beast”, Château de Chambord; the prestigious fortress of Louis XII, Château de Blois; and the elegant riverside Château de Chenonceau. Afterward, wind down and enjoy an optional tasting of locally-grown wines.
Indulge with an optional journey to the towering Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island and mainland commune located one kilometer off the shores of Normandy. Wander through the town at a leisurely pace and absorb the culture. Along the way, feast on the local cuisine of galettes (buckwheat pancakes) and Normandy cider. Finally, ascend to the hilltop UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Abbey for a bird's-eye view of the island.
Versailles & Farewell Dinner
Revel in the splendor of the world’s most recognizable château, Château de Versailles. The palace is the opulent former royal residence of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette, the apex of French indulgence. Appreciate its gilded facade, grandiose gardens and dazzling “Hall of Mirrors” which showcases the epitome of architectural grandeur and France’s tainted legacy. Your week-long experience culminates with reflection and fellowship at an introspective farewell dinner and EBST’s Signature All-Black Extravaganza.
Return to the airport for your flight home.
Your Experience Includes
24/7 Virtual Concierge & Support Services
Dedicated Onsite Host
EBST Swag Bag with Travel Extras
Roundtrip Flight & Airport Transfers
First Class Rail Travel Between Cities
Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
4-night Accommodations in France
2-night Accommodations in Germany
Versailles Palace Tour
Louvre Museum Tour
Day Trip to The Loire Valley
Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle
Additional Sightseeing Tours
Day Trip to Mont Saint-Michel (Optional)
Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show (Optional)
Perfume Making Workshop (Optional)
Private Photoshoot (Optional)
Day Trip to Amsterdam (Optional)
Day Trip to Belgium (Optional)
London Add-on (Optional)
Ireland Add-on (Optional)
Italy Add-on (Optional)
Switzerland Add-on (Optional)
The Castles & Châteaux's of France & Germany
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This itinerary is completely customizable and can be modified in any way to create a tailor-made experience to suit your travel needs.
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