Paris Explorer

Paris Explorer

Start: Paris Finish: Paris

Visiting: Paris, Versailles


Duration: 7 Nights

Tour code: SPARKFN17

Tour operator: Trafalgar


From: $3465 $3396

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Tour Overview

Remember why you love to travel on this in-depth Paris trip. You'll blend your very own unique fragrance, go behind the scenes and uncover the secrets of Montmartre's artists' quarter and imagine the charmed life of the 'Sun King' as you explore Versailles.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Paris with a Local Specialist
  • iconView the Champs Élysées, the Paris Opera House, the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • iconVisit the Eiffel Tower, Fragonard Parfumerie, the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace, the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet 'Le Petit Hameau', the 'village' of Montmartre and the Louvre Museum
  • iconDive into Culture Create your own unique fragrance with a certified 'nose' at one of France's most famous perfumeries. (Day 2) The secrets of la cuisine are yours to discover and enjoy as you learn how to cook the Parisian way with a local chef. (Day 5) Discover Paris on Parisian terms and see some of the city's hidden gems in Montmartre including the colourful artists' quarter. (Day 6)
  • iconConnect with Locals Enjoy a Be My Guest experience Farewell Dinner at Chez Paul taking you back to the Paris of yesteryear (Day 7)

Places You'll See

Cities & Attractions:

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Welcome to Paris

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Le Méridien Etoile

Meals: Welcome Reception

Paris is yours to explore on this in-depth City Explorer. Check in to your centrally located hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know your surrounds. Wander through the leafy boulevards and winding lanes of the French capital, stopping for a leisurely café au lait while watching sophisticated Parisians go by. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a quintessentially Parisian Welcome Reception.

icon Day 2: Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Location: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

Join your Travel Director this morning for a tour of this mesmerising city. View the grand Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe, built by Napoleon in the 19th century. Delve into its hidden squares and secret passages, visiting one of Paris's most historic neighbourhoods and a favourite local haunt that remains a secret to outsiders. Next you'll Dive Into Culture at Fragonard Parfumerie for a visit with a certified 'nose' who will guide you in the creation of your own unique fragrance. Later, you'll experience a true Parisian highlight. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for incredible views of the city, then enjoy an afternoon tea at the Tower's restaurant.

icon Day 3: Consider an Optional D-Day Experience

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the day soaking up the sights and sounds of this elegant European capital. Your Travel Director will suggest activities and attractions that will ensure a memorable day spent discovering Paris. You may wish to experience a full-day Optional Experience on the Normandy coast to uncover the poignant history of the D-Day Landings. Spend your evening at leisure exploring the city's glittering sights at night.

icon Day 4: A Day to Explore Versailles

Location: Paris, Versailles

Meals: Breakfast

Tread in the footsteps of French nobility and explore the opulence and splendour of Versailles. Join a Local Specialist who will guide you through the palace's extraordinary Hall of Mirrors and Battles Gallery. Stroll through the picturesque Royal Gardens and visit the Petit Trianon to see first-hand how the French Royal Family lived in private, before discovering Marie Antoinette's Hamlet. Return to Paris later for an evening at leisure.

icon Day 5: Experience the Marais and French Cuisine

Location: Paris

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore the intriguing and beautiful Marais district on a walking tour. See the mansions and courtyards of this delightful corner of Paris. Then, Dive Into Culture, savouring the exquisite flavours of French cuisine as you meet a Parisian chef for an unforgettable lunch experience. Delve into local culinary secrets, and delicious flavours and aromas, which you will have an opportunity to create yourself and enjoy afterwards. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, perhaps connect with the pageantry of a traditional cabaret performance at the world-famous Moulin Rouge.

icon Day 6: Enjoy Montmartre and the Louvre

Location: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

A leisurely start to our morning sees us take a private street trolley car back in time to the colourful hillside 'village' of Montmartre, home to the picturesque Sacré-Coeur. Dive Into Culture as we tread in the footsteps of Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh, as you discover the hidden squares, artists' haunts and romantic hideaways along with ample time for shopping. Spend the rest of the day on your own embracing your inner bon vivant, before embarking on a special evening experience at the renowned Louvre museum. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the museum during this Small Group Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist.

icon Day 7: Paris Your Way

Location: Paris

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Perhaps admire the exquisite collection of modern art in the Centres George Pompidou or enjoy an Optional Experience to the inspirational gardens of Monet at Giverny. This evening, Connect With Locals during a memorable Be My Guest experience and Farewell Dinner at Chez Paul, bringing you back to the Paris of the early 1900s.

icon Day 8: Au Revoir Paris

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, it's time to bid Paris au revoir as you prepare to return home after a memorable break in one of the world's greatest cities. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    1 lunches

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    2 dinners (Be My Guest)

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    7 breakfasts

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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Jul 31, 2022

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