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BEST OF PARIS

CULTURE & ART

DISCOVERY TOUR

BEST OF PARIS
CULTURE & ART
DISCOVERY TOUR

7 Days / 6 Nights

June 2 - 8, 2019

$4,950

Seine River

Eiffle Tower

Arc de Triomphe

Join us for a spectacular week in the "City of Light"... whether it is your first or fifteenth visit, there’s so much to see and enjoy in Paris!

 

For six nights we’ll stay in Paris's Saint-Germain district on the Left Bank, close to major landmarks, shopping, restaurants and famous sidewalk cafes. You have a choice of personally selected boutique hotels to stay -- charming boutique hotel or premiere signature/luxury hotel. 

 

We'll take tours with local historian guides to see Paris's world-renowned art museums and famous landmarks.

We'll take a tour of The Louvre, the world's most famed art museum, to see Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting, and Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace sculptures.... and take a tour Musée d'Orsay, the former Beaux-Arts railway station, now home of French impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces by Bousin, Boudin, Cézanne, Degas,   Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renior, Seurat, Sisley, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.

With our local historian guide we'll visit Notre-Dame Cathedral, the specatulcular medieval French Gothic cathedral set along The Seine, and we'll visit Sainte-Chapelle with its stunning stained glass windows.

We'll see the Eiffel Tower... Arc de Triomphe... Champs-Élysées... Place de Concorde... The Opera... Tuileries Garden... Jardin du Luxembourg... Les Invalides... Latin Quarter... Saint Germain District... The Seine and Isle de Saint Louis.

We'll take a day trip to the Palace of Versailles, Europe's most grand palace and the former home of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. The palace is one of the most beautiful achievements in 18th century art and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll have a private tour with a local historian guide.

 

​​Afternoons are free for exploring, shopping and relaxing in Paris on your own... to visit other prominent Paris musuems -- Musée Picasso, Musée Rodin or Centre George Pompidou... see Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Montmartre Artist District... tour Les Invalides, home of France's military museum and tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte… visit Rue Cler Street Market, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Louis Vuitton Foundation or Promenade Plantée... shop in Paris's fashion flagship stores along Rue Saint-Honoré or visit the grand department stores: Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, and Le Bon March... browse through Paris's boutiques, antiques shops and specialty food stores... relax in Jardin du Luxembourg or have an aperitif at an outdoor cafe along Boulevard Saint-Germain.

One evening we'll take a river cruise on The Seine to view the "City of Light" at night traveling past Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and Pont Neuf... one afternoon we'll have a French wine tasting session with a local expert.

 

You'll have a ticket to ride on an hop-on hop-off open-air double-decker bus to relax and view Paris sites unobstructed.

 

We'll have a farewell dinner with traditional French cuisine and wines.

The trip is ideal for friends, couples, families and single travelers desiring a fun and worry-free Paris vacation! ​​

 

The Best of Paris Discovery Tour is Designed to Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation experience in Europe's most beautiful city... Paris!

  • A friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities -- including private tours with local guides and visits to Paris' most famous landmarks and sites... French cooking class... wine tasting session... Seine River evening cruise.

  • Morning pleasure walks - optional before breakfast pleasure walks through Paris neighborhoods, Luxembourg Gardens & Tuileries Garden, along the Seine River and through Isle de St. Louis.

  • Tour of The Louvre with local art historian guide.

  • Tour of Musee d'Orsay with local historian guide.

  • Tour Notre Dame Cathedral & Sainte Chapelle with local historian guide.

  • Day trip to Palace of Versailles with local historian guide. 

  • See top Paris landmarks -- Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs de Elysee,  Rue de Honroe, Latin Quarter, Saint Germain District, The Opera, Concorde, Isle de Saint Louis

  • Evening cruise on the Seine River to view the "City of Light" at night.

  • Free personal time to discover and enjoy Paris at your own pace.

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by Tom Harter, WalkEurope president.

  • Recommendations of local restaurants, bistros and cafes to explore on your own... yet everyone is invited to join local cuisine group meals each evening at personal selected restaurants.

  • Connoisseur servicesupport – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and worry-free vacation!​ 

 

What's Included:

  • Six nights in a choice of personally selected hotels.

    • Charming Boutique Hotel: Stay in a refined historic boutique hotel in the Saint Germain District.

    • Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotel: Upgrade Option -- Stay in an elegant Parisan-style luxury boutique hotel on a quiet street in the lovely 6th Arrondessment.

  • Daily hotel breakfasts
  • Welcome Reception - featuring French wines and cheeses -- an opportunity to meet fellow tour members and review the week's activities.
  • Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast escorted group pleasure walks through Paris  neighborhoods, parks and gardens... along The Seine... past famous city landmarks.
  • Tour of The Louvre with local art historian guide.
  • Tour of Musee d'Orsay with local art historian local guide. 
  • Tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral with local historian guide.
  • Tour of Sainte-Chapelle with local historian guide.
  • Visits to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee and Arc de Triomphe.
  • Day trip to Palace of Versailles with local historian guide
  • Optional afternoon city walks to see... Tuileries Garden and Jardin du Luxembourg…  Place de la Concorde... The Opera... La Madeleine... Place Vendome… Boulevard Saint-Michele and the Latin Quarter… Boulevard Saint-Germain and Saint-Germain-des-Pres.
  • Evening River Cruise on The Seine - - view the "City of Light" at night.
  • French Wine Tasting Session - tasting an assortment of French wines with a local expert.

  • Farewell Dinner - dinner with traditional French cuisine and wines

  • Ticket for Paris hop-on hop-off open-air double-decker sightseeing bus.

  • Morning pleasure walks - optional before breakfast group walks.

  • Palace, cathedral, museum & garden entrance fees - for all group activities and day trips.
  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including day trip to Versailles. 

 

Trip Cost:  

Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

  • $4,950 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $1,375

 Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotel -- Upgrade Option:

  • $5,950 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $2,345

 

Space Is Limited -- Available on 1st Reserve Basis -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour - Limited to 15 persons

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Note: Trips are subject to meeting six person participation; itinerary subject to changes.

WALKEUROPE

Call: 626.616.3448

Email: tomharter@walkeurope.com

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