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3 days of Beading classes with our Guests Instructors
11 nights in 4 &5-star Castles or Hotels
11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 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
City / City / City
August 21 - September 1, 2018 Bead Weaving with Sabine Lippert
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 realxe 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.
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*Subject to change due to events beyond our control
Meet The Teachers
August 21 - September 1, 2018
Officially Sabine Lippert was a physician in her former life, but actually she was a crafter, a long time before she ever entered the university. So it was only a matter of time before her love for many kinds of crafting and needlework one day took over her life again. In 2006 she gathered her first quality beads and quickly started to create her own designs. After teaching some workshops locally, she had the opportunity to publish her first book in Germany (Beaders Cookbook 2009). Two other books followed in the USA (Beaded Fantasies 2012 and Beadwork Evolution 2014).
For years now she has been teaching internationally in Europe, the USA and Japan. Her designs are based on a multitude of techniques and she loves to fade one technique into another, to use the strength of each of them which leads to the intended structure of her jewelry. Her designs also have a wide range in style and structure, some are rather “everyday wearable”, others are made for the red carpet. Some are based on lots of crystals, others more subtle, playing with the multiple colors that seed beads offer, but all of them are made to enhance the little princess in you.
September 13 - 23, 2018
Kinga Nichols was born in 1980, in Hungary. At 19, she packed up her life in a backpack and moved to the US where she has been residing since, albeit not at the same place. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Paul Nichols and fur-baby Samantha Regina Nichols. Samantha Regina is not only her muse but her model as well. Many of Kinga's best known pieces were popularized by the canine model.
One way or another Kinga has been always making things, which started turning into a career when she was painting murals at the time she lived in New York. The murals were fun, but she did not feel like painting was her calling. Eventually she picked up a bead and Button magazine in 2007, found a bead embroidery project, and slowly but surely the obsession took over.
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)
Starting from $3,499* USD (single supplement from $800)
*Based on double occupancy & standard room
Triple M Tours is happy to offer Monthly, Bi-Monthly and Lump-Sum payment plans to all of our customers. We will send you details once you have registered and your deposit has been received.
*Tour pricing is based on 2 people sharing a Standard room. Single Supplement is +$800USD. If requested, we will TRY to pair single travelers with a roommate (of the same sex), but successful pairing is not guaranteed. Upgraded rooms may also be available at an additional charge. Please inquire at the time of booking. Note that a single supplement guarantees a private room — not a larger room, in fact they are often smaller.
Additional hotel room nights before or after the official tour dates
Additional paid activities such as golf, bicycle rentals, spa services etc.
Upgraded hotel rooms where available upon request
Transfers to and from the airport or train station if you arrive or depart outside of the dates & times outlined above
What's Not Included
Transportation/Airfare to Tours, France & from Paris, France
Travel & Medical Insurance
Gratuities for tour guides, golf caddies, spa services etc.
Bead Class Supplies
Entrance or activity fees on Free Days may be an additional cost
Trip "gift" registry service
Triple M Tours offers a no-charge registry service, much like a bridal registry. Once you register for a tour, give us a call and we can setup a "Trip Registry" for you. You can then give the link to your friends and family. This way, rather than giving gifts for birthday, Christmas or other occasions, they can contribute to your trip fund instead. They are free to contribute any amount they like, and we will keep track of it for you. It's all done through PayPal but they don't need an account to use it. Every two weeks, we'll send you a list of who has contributed to your registry so that you can send out Thank-You notes.