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PARIS: CULTURE, HISTORY
ART, ARCHITECTURE,

& CUISINE
DISCOVERY TOUR

PARIS
CULTURE, HISTORY,
ART, ARCHITECTURE

& CUISINE
DISCOVERY TOUR

7 Days / 6 Nights

Springtime in Paris

May 7 - 13, 2023

Autumn in Paris

October 29 - November 4, 2023

From $6,725

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Seine River

Eiffel Tower

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Join us for a spectacular week discovering beautiful Paris... with a local art historian we'll learn about the development of French impressionism, explore the great artists and see their famous paintings and sculptures... we'll learn about French history and France's royalty & revolution, and tour Europe's grandest palace... we'll visit Paris food markets and specialty food boutiques with a local culinary expert and have delicious French cuisine meals & wines... and for fashion lovers, "oh là là", we'll visit Yves Saint Laurent's former Paris home & design studio, now a couture fashion museum... and much, much more!

 

With our art historian guide we'll visit Paris's top museums, including Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée Rodin and more, viewing and learning about works ranging from Claude Monet and Édouard Manet... Auguste Renoir and Georges Seurat... Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh... Eugene Boudin and Paul Gauguin... Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne... to Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. Plus we'll visit The Montmartre neighborhood where many artists lived and painted.

 

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.

We'll visit Musée Yves Saint Laurent, dedicated to the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest couturiers. The museum, set in the designer's former Paris home, focuses on both the couturier’s creative genius and his process of designing a haute couture collection. On display are exhibits the couturier’s body of work, alternating between retrospective displays and thematic exhibitions.

We'll go on a Paris Food Markets tour. With our local culinary expert we'll visit specialty food boutiques, from cheese & pate to pastries, chocloate & macarons... learning about French cooking and culinary products.

 

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 -- signature boutique hotel or premiere/luxury hotel. 

 

​Afternoons are free for... personal exploring, shopping and relaxing in Paris on your own... visiting museums and Paris landmarks... exploring neighborhoods and outdoor food markets... browsing boutiques, antiques shops and specialty food stores... relaxing in Jardin du Luxembourg or The Tuileries... having an aperitif at an outdoor cafe along Boulevard Saint-Germain.

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

We'll dine at personally-selected local bistros enjoying delicious traditional French cuisine.

 

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

The trip is ideal for friends, couples, and solo travelers desiring a fun and WORRY-FREE Europe vacation! ​​

 

The Paris Discovery Tour is Designed to Provide:

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

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

  • An opportunity to learn about the creative development of the French impressionism, post-impressionism & modernism movements... learn about the renowned artists... and view their famous paintings and sculptures.

  • Day trip to Palace of Versailles.

  • Paris Food Markets Tour with a local food expert

  • An insider's look of Yves Saint Laurent's design studio... and his collections.

  • Many added activities -- a French wine tasting session... Seine River evening cruise.

  • Free personal time to enjoy Paris at your own pace. ... exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

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

  • Recommended restaurants provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join local-cuisine group meals.

  • Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​ 

 

What's Included:

  • Six nights in a choice of personally-selected hotels.

    • Signature Boutique Hotel: Stay in a refined historic boutique hotel in the Saint Germain district.

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

  • Daily hotel breakfasts
  • Welcome Reception - featuring French hors d'oeuvres and wines -- an opportunity to meet fellow tour members and review the week's activities.
  • Art Appreciation & History Tours -- led by art historian guides, private tours of top Paris art museums displaying paintings and sculptures from the impressionism, post-impressionism & modernism movements  -- including visits to Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée Rodin and more!
  • Paris Food Market tour.
  • Visit to Musée Yves Saint Laurent.
  • 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.

  • Optional Morning Pleasure Walks - before breakfast group pleasure walks through Paris neighborhoods, Luxembourg Gardens & The Tuileries, along the Seine River and through Isle de St. Louis.

  • Farewell Dinner - dinner with traditional French cuisine and wines

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

Space Is Limited -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour - Limited to 15 persons

Trip Cost: 

Signature Boutique Hotel:

  • $6,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • $6,725 – Early-Bird Discount - Save $250 by signing up and full payment before January 15, 2023

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $1,475

 Upgrade Option - Premiere/Luxury Hotel:

  • $8,505 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • $8,255 – Early-Bird Discount - Save $250 by signing up and full payment before January 15, 2023

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $2,650

Space Is Limited -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour. Limited to 15 Persons.

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Please Note: WalkEurope strives to operate according to our published itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or opportunities that would enhance the itinerary, adjustments may be necessary. Hotels & itinerary are subject to changes. Tour subject to six person minimum participation.

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