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Secret Garden Tea Tours: Tea Tour of British Columbia

A very famous french shop (4)Join us as we explore many sides of this beautiful Canadian province.  Our adventures will take us to the metropolitan city of Vancouver and of course the elegant and lovely Victoria, the closest thing to England this side of the Atlantic.

Tour museums, gardens, markets while enjoying afternoon tea each day.
(see itinerary below)

This tour will be a uniquely casual, family-style experience as we travel together as a small group enjoying various modes of local transportation. A luxury passenger van, ferry and a horse-drawn carriage.  

There will be free time in the schedule for independent excursions or relaxation too, as most evenings are free to enjoy any way you wish.

What is included in tour price

  • Lodging
  • All group travel in Canada
  • All group tour entries
  • All group transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon Tea

What Is NOT included 

  • Most dinners 
  • Lunches and Snacks
  • Optional tours and events

Tour Dates and Cost
Monday, September 8, to
September 12, 2019

Price   $1595
Based on double occupancy
Plus airfare or transportation to Sumner, WA

We will meet very early on Monday, September 8th.  

There are luggage limitations on this tour:  one medium-sized suitcase and one day bag or large handbag for your wallet, iPad.

 



Day 1
Travel to Anacortes, WA
Ferry through San Juan Islands
Cream Tea on the ferry
Tea at The Empress Hotel
Arrive in Victoria (2 nights)

Day 2
Double Decker Bus Tour
Craigdarroch Castle
Royal BC Museum
Afternoon Tea

Day 3
The Sunken Garden at Butchart Gardens — at Kelowna. (3)Butchart Gardens
Tea at Butchart Gardens
Ferry to Vancouver (2 nights)

Day 4
Granville Island
Carriage ride thru Stanley Park
Afternoon Tea

Day 5
Fort Langley
Afternoon Tea
Travel to Kamloops (1 night)

Additional details about our tour can be found here and meals and lodging here.

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Tour de thé de France

Jparisoin a  Secret Garden Tea Tour and discover the most charming, romantic areas of France. Explore enchanting chateaus and gardens, watch Limoges china being made inside the factories, shop china outlets, antique shops and famous flea markets. All this and afternoon tea too!

 

You will feel like a true Parisian as we navigate the city like locals, hopping the Metro (subway) in Paris and joining our tour guide and driver for our journey through France.

We have chosen our 3 and 4 star accommodations for their location, exquisite charm and grace.

You don’t speak French? No problem!
You need not be fluent in French, as the tour will be a uniquely casual, family style experience as we travel together as a small group, working in unison to overcome the language barrier.

Independent Excursions
There will be free time in the schedule for independent excursions or relaxation, as most evenings free to enjoy however you please.

Tour Price Includes

  • Lodging  
  • All group travel in France
  • All group tour entries
  • All group transportation
  • Breakfast    
  • Afternoon Tea

 

What Is NOT included

  • Most dinners
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Optional tours and events

Tour Dates and Costs

Dates    Tuesday, June 25 to Monday,  July 8, 2019

Price    $4995 plus airfare
(based on double occupancy)

Payment Schedule

Upon Application    $1500
February 1  $1500
April 1   balance due

The tour begins in Paris on Tuesday, June 25th.  In most cases, you will fly from the US on Monday, June 24th  The tour ends on Monday, July 8th in Paris.


Day 1  Tuesday

Arrive in Paris
Make your way to hotel  (4 nights)
Hop on Hop off bus tour
Evening Welcome Tea

Day 2 Wednesday

Breakfast
Parisian Lifestyle Course
Mid-day Afternoon Tea (Paris Ritz)
Eiffel Tower

Day 3 Thursday

Breakfast
Guided tour of Isle de la Cite
And *Notre Dame
Guided Tour of *Louvre
Late Afternoon Tea (Hotel)

Day 4 Friday

Breakfast
Walk the Champs Elysee
*Musee d’Orsay
Mid-Day Afternoon Tea at Lauduree
Shop at Nina’s and Mariage Frères
Evening:  guided tour of Montmartre

Day 5 Saturday

Breakfast
Check out of hotel/Pick up by mini bus
*Versailles
Mid-Day Afternoon Tea at Angelina’s
*Giverny (Monet’s house and gardens)
Overnight (Rouen)

Day 6 Sunday

Breakfast
Mont St Michel (1 night)
Group Dinner

Day 7  Monday

Breakfast
Travel to Limoges (2 nights)
Limoges china factory tour and outlet

Day 8 Tuesday

Breakfast
Limoges china factory tour
Porcelain Kiln Museum
Shop china factory outlets

Day 9 Wednesday

Breakfast
Travel to Loire Valley
Chateau Villandry
Group Dinner
Amboise (2 nights)

Paris IIDay 10 Thursday

Breakfast
Chateau Chambord
Chateau Chenonceau
Mid-Day Afternoon Tea (Chenonceau)

Day 11 Friday

Breakfast
Return to Paris (3 nights)
Late Afternoon Tea (Hotel)

Day 12 Saturday

Breakfast
Guided tour of Les Puces de Saint-Ouen (Flea Market at Clingancourt)
Late Afternoon Tea (Hotel)

 Day 13 Sunday

Breakfast
Marché Aux Puces de Vanves (another flea market)
Free time
Dinner Cruise on the Seine

Day 14 Monday

Breakfast
Tour ends
* Skip the Line tickets

Itinerary subject to minor changes

 

Meals

Breakfast 
Each day will begin with breakfast in our hotel.

Lunch 
There will be several days where lunch  will be on your own and you may want to keep it light or simply have a snack as more often than not  we will be enjoying afternoon tea later as a group. 

While in Paris, we will enjoy several famous tea salons and 5 star hotel teas, but once we are outside the city, there are few places that serve a traditional afternoon tea.  

Dinner
Three dinners will be included in the tour, including a dinner cruise of the Seine on our last night in Paris.  The itinerary shows all included meals.

Transportation
Be prepared for a lot of walking, as it is truly the only way to experience each place on the itinerary. We will use the Metro in Paris to move about the city, and will have a small bus and driver for our travels outside the city.

Accommodations

All rooms have en suite bathrooms.
Tour prices are based on double occupancy.  If you do not have a roommate accompanying you on the trip, you will be paired with another un-paired traveler of the same sex.

Most accommodations will have two twin beds in the room however occasionally the only choice available is a queen sized bed.

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