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Paris Explorer

8 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

With the zest of a large city and the heart of a little village, see Paris as it has never been seen before.

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    • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see WROM 'Rome Explorer' or WLON 'London Explorer'.
    • Included Parisian Brasserie voucher which gives you a choice of centrally located Parisian brasseries to visit for either lunch or dinner.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
    • Valentines: Departure 11 February 2018 will be in Paris on Valentine's Day.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. And the 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Paris. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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    Paris, France

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    Paris, France

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    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see WROM 'Rome Explorer' or WLON 'London Explorer'.
      • Included Parisian Brasserie voucher which gives you a choice of centrally located Parisian brasseries to visit for either lunch or dinner.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
      • Valentines: Departure 11 February 2018 will be in Paris on Valentine's Day.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. And the 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Paris. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      With the zest of a large city and the heart of a little village, Paris reveals its secrets to a select few. See the City of Lights as it has never been seen before - the hidden courtyards and charming 'arrondissements', each with their own distinct personality. You'll also witness the opulence of Versailles and sample French flavours fit for royalty.


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      Trip code: WPAR

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 Regional Meal lunch

      • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Insider walking tour in Paris with a Local Specialist

        • Orientation tour in Paris

        • View the Champs Élysées, Paris Opera House, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame Cathedral

        • Visit the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet "Le Petit Hameau", ascend to second floor of the Eiffel Tower, the "village" of Montmartre, the Latin Quarter and the shopping district of Paris


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher

        • 2 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Paris Explorer

      Your Itinerary

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      Paris, France

      Day 1

      Arrive Paris (7 Nights)

      Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Paris, France

      Day 3

      Paris At Leisure or Optional D-Day Beach Experience

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      Day 4

      Full-Day Excursion to the Palace and Royal Estate of Versailles

      Paris, France

      Day 5

      French Cuisine and Shopping Experience

      Montmartre, Paris, France

      Day 6

      Visit Montmartre and the Louvre

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      Day 7

      Paris Morning At Leisure, Walking Tour and Farewell Dinner

      Paris, France

      Day 8

      Depart Paris

      Day 1

      Arrive Paris (7 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Paris (7 Nights)

      Welcome to Paris, capital of France and the City of Light. After check-in to your hotel - the ideal spot for your exploration of this magnificent city, you can relax or take a stroll in the local neighbourhood. This afternoon meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to attend a Welcome Reception in the heart of the city.

      Hotel

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing and At Leisure

      This morning after a leisurely start, your Travel Director takes you on a tour of this mesmerising city for views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Your Local Specialist reveals not just where, but how real Parisians live and shop, showing you the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris' oldest historical neighbourhoods. This short insider walk finishes at one of the loveliest squares, little known to outsiders, but a real favourite of the locals. Later visit the second level of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views across the city. This evening you may decide to take an Optional Experience to the Latin Quarter for a visit inside Notre Dame and a cruise down the River Seine.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Notre Dame, Latin Quarter And Seine Cruise

      Come with us to explore the magnificent cathedral at the heart of Paris, Notre Dame. With your Local Specialist, you’ll also enjoy the Latin Quarter and have free time for a bite to eat. Then relax on our River Seine cruise, the perfect way to discover the city - don't forget your camera.

      Adult Price: €39.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Paris At Leisure or Optional D-Day Beach Experience Day 3 - Paris At Leisure or Optional D-Day Beach Experience

      Today is completely yours to explore Paris further or you may wish to experience a full-day Optional Experience and travel to the historical and poignant D-Day landing beaches. During the festive holidays experience the spectacular Christmas illuminations that light up the city this evening. Luminous arches, multi-coloured bulbs, incandescent flames and sparkling projections of light deck out the avenues of the French capital in festive splendour.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

      Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

      Adult Price: €162.00

      Guided Tour of the D-Day Beaches

      Discover the Normandy region and the D-Day beaches with our Local Specialist on this full-day tour. We'll visit the dramatic battle-scarred cliffs of Pointe du Hoc; the American cemetery at Omaha Beach and the almost-intact gun battery at Longues-sur-Mer. You'll also enjoy the superb new Operation Overlord Museum before continuing to Arromanches for views over Gold and Juno Beaches before visiting Juno Beach and the Canadian Cemetery (traffic and weather allowing).

      Adult Price: €150.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Full-Day Excursion to the Palace and Royal Estate of Versailles Day 4 - Full-Day Excursion to the Palace and Royal Estate of Versailles

      Visit the best-known and most resplendent palace in France, Versailles. Our Local Specialist guides you through the majestic palace followed by the breathtaking picturesque Royal Gardens. Later visit the Petit Trianon to see how the French Royal Family lived in private before continuing to Marie Antoinette's extraordinary hamlet. This evening you may wish to utilise your Parisian Brasserie voucher which gives you a choice of centrally located brasseries to visit for dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      French Cuisine and Shopping Experience Day 5 - French Cuisine and Shopping Experience

      Today's exploration of French culture takes on another dimension as you meet a real Parisian chef for a French cuisine experience including a light lunch. During your Cultural Insight learn some culinary secrets and get to savour your creation. The balance of the day is then yours to enjoy as you wish. Perhaps take a relaxing stroll along the River Seine or enjoy some of the great shopping in the heart of Paris. Your Travel Director will be there to give you advice. This evening you may wish to consider an Optional Experience to attend a performance of a true French cabaret at the world-famous Moulin Rouge.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Visit Montmartre and the Louvre Day 6 - Visit Montmartre and the Louvre

      This morning after a relaxing start take a private street trolley car to visit the fascinating and colourful "village" of Montmartre, the highest point in Paris. Your Local Specialist will show you the artists haunts and romantic hideaways of this most beautiful Parisian neighbourhood. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Later a unique experience awaits you; a special evening reservation to visit the renowned Louvre museum. During this Small Group Sightseeing tour your Local Specialist will show you the most important masterpieces and the stunning apartments of Napoleon III, when the museum is quieter and the crowds have disappeared.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Paris Morning At Leisure, Walking Tour and Farewell Dinner Day 7 - Paris Morning At Leisure, Walking Tour and Farewell Dinner

      Today is your last chance for last-minute souvenir shopping or alternatively participate on an Optional Experience to visit the Musée d'Orsay. During the festive holiday period, visit the Christmas markets that are held all over the capital: in Montparnasse, on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and in La Défense. Or visit the Nativity scenes in Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, the Madeleine church, and Basilique Sacré-Cœur. Whether they be traditional, baroque or modern, these veritable works of art welcome a large number of visitors. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour to a part of Paris where you will discover how the French Revolution began. Join your Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner at an iconic Parisian restaurant dating back to 1686.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Musee D'Orsay with a Local Specialist

      Housed in a former railway station, the Orsay museum is renowned the world over for its rich collection of art. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art from such acclaimed artists as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh. This optional experience is dependent upon availability.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Paris Day 8 - Depart Paris

      After breakfast, say farewell to Paris and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable week in one of the world's greatest cities. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Cultural Insights
        Discover Paris on Parisian terms as your Local Specialist reveals some of the city's hidden gems, including a behind the scenes tour of Montmartre to discover the secrets of the artists quarter. The secrets of 'la cuisine' are yours to discover and enjoy as you learn how to cook the Parisian way with a local chef

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Paris, Montmartre, the Louvre and Versailles

      • Small Group Sightseeing
        Enjoy an in-depth, intimate guided tour at the fascinating Louvre Museum in a group size of no more than 25 guests

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Insider walking tour in Paris with a Local Specialist

        • Orientation tour in Paris

        • View the Champs Élysées, Paris Opera House, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame Cathedral

        • Visit the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet "Le Petit Hameau", ascend to second floor of the Eiffel Tower, the "village" of Montmartre, the Latin Quarter and the shopping district of Paris


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher

        • 2 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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