Beads, Bordeaux & Chateaux - Bead Embroidery Kinga Nichols (Houston)

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Triple M Tours & SocialBeadia take you on a luxurious beading tour of 2 wonderful regions of France known for their unforgettable landscapes, people, history, castles, food and wines. This tour also includes 3 days of bead embroidery classes with the talented Kinga Nichols.

Tour highlights

  • 3 days of Beading classes with our Kinga Nichols
  • 11 nights in 4 & 5-star Castles or Hotels
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Cooking class and/or wine pairing class
  • Day Trips to multiple Châteaux de la Loire, the French Atlantic Coast, the city of Bordeaux, winery tours, monuments, historic landmarks and much more
  • Golfing, cycling, sea and/or river fishing, swimming and spa services available during your free time (additional fees may apply)
  • An afternoon & evening in Paris including Eiffel Tower, Farewell dinner & evening panoramic bus tour of the City of Lights

This tour will be staffed by 2 Tour Managers, so guests not participating in the bead-related activities will have the opportunity to visit the areas with one of the Tour Managers if they wish. Suggested activities for these days will be provided prior to the tour.

12 days / 11 nights

Loire Valley / Bordeaux Region / Paris

September 12 - 23, 2018 Bead Embroidery with Kinga Nichols

*Land only, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available

Day 1 - 5: Tours, France (5 nights)

Arrive in Tours, France at the Central Train station & be transferred to our gorgeous Chateaux hotel in the Loire Valley. This will be our home base for the next few days. From here we will visit some of the stunning Chateaux of the Loire Valley, start our beading projects and experience the food & wines of the region in a cooking class with a local chef. You will also have a chance to just relax at the Chateau or have some free time to explore the city of Tours.

Day 6 - 10: Margaux, France (5 nights)

We will transfer to the Bordeaux Region by High-speed Train (included) to our second location. The wonderful Relais Chateau Margaux will be our home for this portion of the tour. From here we will continue with our beading projects, visit the beautiful Atlantic Coast, explore the city of Bordeaux and have a chance to take advantage of the recreational activities at the property. These include golfing, cycling, swimming and a lovely spa.

Day 11 - 12: Paris, France (1 night)

On day 11 we head back to Paris by High-speed Train (included). Our unforgettable time in Paris will include a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a Farewell Dinner in a wonderful Parisian Bistro and an evening panoramic bus tour of the City of Lights. The following day, the shuttle to the CDG airport will be available from the hotel at your convenience.


  • Transfers between Tours Centre Station & hotel on Day 1 and Paris hotel & CDG Paris airport on Day 12
  • Visits to Chateaux, museums & locations as outlined in itinerary
  • Access to the Eiffel Tower’s 2nd floor
  • Guided visits by professional in English where available
  • Panoramic Bus Tour in Paris
  • Transfer by coach to different locations throughout the tour, as listed in the itinerary
  • Train tickets and reservations when needed as part of the tour
  • Meals as outlined (including 1 drink - wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee or tea)
  • Beading instruction (supplies NOT included)
  • Use of a European compatible beading lamp while on tour (it must be returned after the last class)

See full details at www.triplemtours.ca/beads-bordeaux-chateaux

Prices starting at $3,190 USD based on double occupancy. Land only. Single supplements from $950 USD

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