Thanksgiving in Paris

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“They say that when good Americans die, they go Paris.” 
— Oscar Wilde

Tour Details
Thanksgiving in France
And a Festive Start to the Christmas Season
Paris    Lyon  •  Strasbourg  •  Provence    Marseille
14 days 12 nights from $8950 Limited to 20 Travelers Nov. 25 – Dec. 8, 2019

Join intelli.tours for Thanksgiving in Paris and then kick off the Christmas season with visits to the famous Christmas markets of Strasbourg and the Alsace region.

We’ll follow the festive season down to Lyon, Provence, and Marseille with more holiday festivities.

Your journey includes 5-star luxury hotels, delectable dining, deluxe motor coaches, and personalized attention.

You’ll enjoy private guided tours of both the famous and little-known treasures of Paris, as well as delicious moments in Lyon, then on to the South for sun-drenched excursions in Provence, seaside relaxation in Cassis, and explorations of France’s oldest city of Marseille.

Reserve your intelli.tours journey today and start Christmas 2019 in style!

Included meals:

All Breakfasts 9 of 13 Lunches 11 of 13 Dinners

Journey Price Includes

  • Personal Concierge-level serviceintelli.tours will attend to your every need on your journey.
  • $50 intelli.tours Comfort Cardintelli.tours believes in the glamour of travel so have a glass of champagne on us as you travel.
  • 11 Nights in Luxury / 5-Star hotels intelli.tours only chooses 5-star luxury hotels of historic and architectural importance.
  • All Transportation in Destination Locationintelli,tours choose only the best, safest and most comfortable transportation.
  • All Tours, Guides, and Entry Feesintelli.tours journeys include private tours with licensed, professional guides.
  • All Gratuitiesintelli.tours covers all gratuities on your journey. (Though you're free to give more if you choose to those who shine!)
  • Breakfast Plus Lunch or Dinner Each Dayintelli.tours journeys include breakfast each morning plus lunch and/or dinner.
  • 3 Cocktails per Day (minimum)intelli.tours journeys include a least 1 cocktail and 2 glasses of wine a day,

intelli.tour Extras

  • The intelli.tour Welcome Dinnerintelli.tours journeys begin with an elegant dinner of local delicacies.
  • Mid-trip Laundry and Dry-cleaningintelli.tours journey include mid-trip laundry and dry-cleaning.
  • The intelli.tours Journey Appintelli.tours includes a mobile app to keep you up-to-date and connected before and during your journey.
  • Hands-free Baggageintelli.tours handles your baggage every single step of the way,
  • After-dinner CocktailsJoin your intelli.tours Intelligence Officer each evening for a night cap on us!
  • Unexpected Tastesintelli.tours journeys include local delicacies and treats on us while you tour!
  • Breakfast in Bedintelli.tours offers you the option of room-service breakfast on select days.
  • The intelli.tours Farewell Dinnerintelli.tours journeys end with an elegant farewell dinner with local delicacies.

Journey Price Excludes

  • Passport and/or Visa costsintelli.tours recommends that your passport have 6-months validity from your return date. US passport holders do not require visas.
  • Travel Protection Planintelli.tours recommends that you consider a travel protection plan.
  • Additional Food and Beverageintelli.tours journeys include all food and beverage per the itinerary.
  • Souvenirs and Personal Expensesintelli.tours doesn't cover all the great souvenirs you'll buy or personal purchases.
  • Internet, Data-Roaming & Telecommunications chargesintelli.tours suggests that you verify your international mobile coverage. Complimentary Wi-Fi in all hotels.
  • International Airfareintelli.tours journeys do not include international airfare.

Day 1Welcome to Paris!

Once you’ve cleared customs and immigration, you’ll find your intelli.tours chauffeur waiting to whisk you into Paris and to the InterContinental Le Grand — your home in Paris during your visit to the City of Lights.

Today’s highlights:

• Meet your intelli.tours Intelligence Officer.
• Breakfast and/or lunch at the hotel depending on your arrival time.
• Mid-afternoon and late-afternoon intelli.tours Discovery Walks.
• intelli.tours Bienvenue Dinner at the famous Café de la Paix.
• After dinner intelli.tours Nightcaps in the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2A Lasting Impression

At intelli.tours we think mornings should relaxing. Today, why not sleep in a little and start refreshed?

You may choose to either start your day with a Parisian continental breakfast served to your room or enjoy the sumptuous buffet breakfast in the splendor of the Café de la Paix.

Today’s nightlights are:

• A private guided visit of the Musée d’Orsay.
• A 3-course lunch at the spectacular Le Restaurant in the Musée d’Orsay.
• An intelli.tours Discovery Walk a famous neighborhood of Paris.
• Possibly the best hot chocolate you’ve ever had in your life.
• Dinner tonight will be simple, very French, and fun!
• After dinner intelli.tours Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Let Them Eat Cake

Today is all about royalty as we visit the Chateau of Versailles and then enjoy an intelli.tours Discovery Walk of the quintessential Parisian Left-Bank neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Today’s highlights are:

•A private tour of the incomparable Chateaux de Versailles.
• Lunch is on your own at the Chateaux de Versailles with your intelli.tours Intelligence Officer’s suggestions.
• An afternoon intelli.tours Discovery Walk of Saint-Germain-des Prés.
• An afternoon coffee or tea at the famous Café Flore or Café Deux Maggots.
• A special Easter dinner tonight is at a special spot. (It’s a secret!)
• intelli.tours Nightcaps at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4The Lady With The Mystic Smile

We have saved the most important of the great Parisian art museums for last- the Musée du Louvre- because we believe it’s a fitting choice for your last day in Paris.

Today’s highlights are:

•A private guided tour of the Musée du Louvre.
• Lunch is on your own at the Musée du Louvre. There are ample choices.
• An intelli.tours Discovery Walk of yet another famous neighborhood of Paris.
• A bit of late afternoon rest and relaxation at the hotel.
• Pre-dinner cocktails at the hotel bar.
• A farewell to Paris dinner cruise along the Seine at 8:30 pm.
• intelli.tours Nightcaps at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5The Sun Rises in the East

Today we head east on the TGV high-speed train to Strasbourg — the Capital of Christmas! After our arrival into Strasbourg and time to get settled in your room, the fun will begin!

Today’s highlights: 

• 1st-class TGV high-speed train from Paris to Strabourg.
• Lunch onboard the train.
• An intelli.tours Discovery Walk of Strasbourg.
• Christmas market in Strasbourg — stroll hundreds of stalls for original gifts and ornaments and holiday delicacies.
• Dinner is own your own so you can peruse the markets at your own pace. Consult your intelli.tours Intelligence Officer for ideas.
• Plenty of fun dining options in the Christmas market.
• intelli.tours Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6The Little Venice of Alsace

Relax this morning! You have the morning at your leisure. Chill, or pop down to the Strasbourg Christmas market again if you wish.

Today’s highlights:

• The Christmas market in Colmar — cobblestone streets packed with stalls and holiday decor twinkling magically at night.
• Enjoy dinner on your own while you peruse the charming Colmar Christmas market.
• intelli.tours Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7Decorations in the Countryside

Today we take a jaunt on a luxury motor coach to some of the quaint villages in Alsace to experience even more of the charming Christmas markets. Who knows, we might even pop over to Germany!

Mid-journey Laundry: Don’t forget to turn your complimentary laundry and/or dry-cleaning in the morning.

Today’s highlights:

• The lovely countryside of Alsace.
• Alsatian villages decked out in their Christmas market glory.
• intelli.tours Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Heading South to Lyon

Today after breakfast, we board the TGV for Lyon.

Today’s highlights:

• 1st-class TGV high-speed train from Strasbourg to Lyon.
• Lunch onboard the train as you’re whisked southward to France’s gastronomic capital.
• Dinner is your choice with a hotel credit to dine where and when you choose.
• intelli.tours Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Exploring Lyon

Today is all about food! (We are in Lyon, after all.) We suggest that you start this gourmet day off with a great breakfast in the spectacular Hôtel Dieu Lyon!

Today’s highlights are:

• Private guided tour of Lyon’s famous Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.
• Lunch at the market along the way with samples of almost everything you see!
• Small group purchases of food items for the intelli.tours Potluck Dinner.*
• An afternoon intelli.tours Discovery Walk of Vieux Lyon
• The intelli.tours Potluck Dinner. Learn how to make crêpes .
• intelli.tours Nightcaps, our cheers to you.

(* The intelli.tours Potluck is our way of letting you experience shopping for food in France and bringing it to a party. You small-group’s selections will be delivered to the hotel to be plated and shared at our dinner tonight.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Market Purchases, Dinner

Day 10Provence, Here We Come!

Today, after breakfast, we continue our journey south on the TGV toward the Mediterranean and Provence with a stop in Aix-en-Provence.

• 1st-class TGV high-speed train from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence.
• Private tour of Aix, including Cézanne’s art studio.
• Lunch in Aix.
• Private transport to Marseille.
• Check-in and dinner at the 5-star Hôtel Dieu Marseille.
• intelli.tours Nightcap at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Snacks on TGV, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11Under The Mediterranean Sun

This is your day to relax and to savor Marseille and the spectacular Hotel Dieu. We suggest that you enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the hotel’s terrace- it’s spectacular and oh the views!

Today’s schedule is based you as you will have a Museum pass with entry to some truly amazing museums. In addition we will offer you the following options:

• An intelli.tours Discovery Walk of the Panier – Marseille’s historic district.
• Lunch is on your own but, as always, your intelli.tours Intelligence office is there to help.
• An intelli.tours Discovery Walk of the Nogales market- if you like spices and wonder what North Africa is like, this is the place to go!
• Dinner tonight is at an amazing Algerian restaurant- it may be the best cous-cous you’ve ever had.
• intelli.tours Nightcaps at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12Vincent? Is That You?

Today you will discover Provence! Maybe a room-service continental breakfast is the way to go since we have an earlier start today.

Today’s highlights are:

• Van Gogh’s Arles.
• Lunch in Arles.
• Les Baux de Provence
• Le Carrières de Lumières
• Other interesting stops along the way.
• Dinner tonight will be in the Panier district.
• intelli.tours Nightcaps at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13It Doesn't Get More Picturesque Than This!

Today, after breakfast, you will discover and explore one of the gems of the French Mediterranean coast- the picturesque seaside town of Cassis.

• Cassis exploration.
• Cape Canille visit -France’s tallest seacliff.
• Wine tasting and vineyard tour.
• Calanque tour.
• Visit to Palais Longchamp on the return.
• Gala Farewell Dinner.
• intelli.tours Nightcaps at the hotel bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14Au revoir France!

Your intelli.tours journey has come to an end.

Today your chauffeur will transfer you the airport for your journey home.

Depending on the time of your flight, we invite you to enjoy breakfast in the hotel.

Au revoir et à la prochaine!


At  intelli.tours we believe that where you stay is as important as all you see!

In Paris you will call the Intercontinental Le Grand Hotel home. This 5-star  hotel was inaugurated on 5 May 1862 by Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, before officially opening on 30 June 1862. The hotel’s construction was part of the complete reconstruction of Paris supervised by Baron Haussmann

The  Intercontinental Hôtel Dieu Lyon will take your breathe away- and that before you even enter and see the soaring dome. This magnificent building that once served as a hospital has been meticulously restored and staffed to provide the highest levels of comfort and service.

Marseille is a city of views and the Intercontinental Hôtel Dieu Marseille commands one the greatest of the many views of Marseille. Also, once a hospital this grand 5-star hotel is close all that matters in Marseille and, what it is not close to you sip a pastis on it’s magnificent terrace and take in the view.

Come join us on an intelli.tours journey to France  and experience these great hotels.