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

"Saw everything we wanted and more!"

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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'.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
    • Included Parisian Brasserie voucher which gives you a choice of centrally located Parisian brasseries to visit for either lunch or dinner.
    • Valentines: Departure 10 February 2019 will be in Paris on Valentine's Day.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. And the 30 December 2018 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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    • 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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      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'.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
      • Included Parisian Brasserie voucher which gives you a choice of centrally located Parisian brasseries to visit for either lunch or dinner.
      • Valentines: Departure 10 February 2019 will be in Paris on Valentine's Day.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. And the 30 December 2018 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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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 Light on this At Leisure holiday 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 with local wine

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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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
          with local wine


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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)

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      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

      Walking Tour in the Marais and French Cuisine Experience

      Montmartre, Paris, France

      Day 6

      Visit Montmartre and the Louvre

      Paris, France

      Day 7

      Paris Morning At Leisure and Farewell Dinner

      Paris, France

      Day 8

      Depart Paris

      Day 1

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

      Embrace the romance of one of the world's most visited cities. Paris is well deserving of its title - the City of Light - and it is yours to explore At Leisure in depth over the next few days. Check-in to your centrally located hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know your picturesque surrounds. Wander through the leafy boulevards and winding cobblestone lanes of the French capital, stopping for a leisurely café au lait while watching sophisticated Parisians go by their day-to-day. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a quintessentially Parisian Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

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      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

      Join your Travel Director this morning for a fascinating 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' most historic neighbourhoods and a favourite local haunt that remains a secret to outsiders. Gaze from the second level of the Eiffel Tower to the boulevards below - the Seine snakes its way through the city centre lined with such icons as the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Louvre. Spend the evening at leisure, or take an Optional Experience to the Latin Quarter for a visit inside the medieval Notre-Dame and a scenic 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      Spend the day soaking up the sights and sounds of this elegant European capital. Admire the great works of the Impressionists at Musée d'Orsay, shop for designer brands on Rue Saint-Honoré or saunter through the charming streets of the Marais - 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 northern coast of France to uncover the poignant history of the D-Day Landing and remember the brave souls who lost their lives in the fight to free Europe. Spend your evening at leisure exploring the city's glittering sights at night.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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

      Tread in the footsteps of French nobility and explore the opulence and splendour of Versailles - its majestic palace once the site of lavish parties and home to the Sun King, Louis XIV. Join a Local Specialist as you wander through the palace's extraordinary Hall of Mirrors and Battles Gallery. Meander through the picturesque Royal Gardens and visit Petit Trianon to see first-hand how the French Royal Family lived in private before discovering Marie Antoinette's rustic retreat, a fantasy hamlet where she could escape from the formality of court. Spend your evening at leisure and use your Brasserie voucher to dine at one of the nearby brasseries.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Eatwith Experience

      Eatwith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals in over 130 countries. Choose between our hand-selected hosts and dine like a local with a local. Fully immerse yourself in food and culture while meeting other travelers at your table and experience the magic of social dining. Transport is not included in this optional experience. Note: Bookings cancelled within 48 hours will not be refunded. €45 - €65

      Adult Price: €0.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Walking Tour in the Marais and French Cuisine Experience Day 5 - Walking Tour in the Marais and French Cuisine Experience

      Explore the beautiful Marais district on a walking tour. See the mansions and courtyards of this delightful corner of Paris. Then, enjoy a Cultural Insight savouring the exquisite flavours of French cuisine as you meet a real Parisian chef for an unforgettable gourmet lunch experience, delving into local culinary secrets, delicious flavours and aromas that you will have an opportunity to create yourself and enjoy afterwards. Spend the rest of the day at leisure stretching your legs along the picturesque Seine or fitting in some last-minute shopping in the heart of Paris. This evening perhaps discover the pageantry and French flair of a traditional cabaret performance at the world-famous Moulin Rouge.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

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

      A leisurely start to our morning sees us take a private street trolley car back in time to the colourful hillside "village" of Montmartre and home to the picturesque Sacré-Coeur. Join your Local Specialist and tread in the footsteps of Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh as you meander through hidden squares, artists' haunts and romantic hideaways. Spend the rest of the day at leisure embracing your inner bon vivant before embarking on a special evening experience at the renowned Louvre museum. Enjoy the quiet atmopshere of the museum during this Small Group Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist to see some of the world's most extraordinary masterpieces, including da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Paris Morning At Leisure and Farewell Dinner Day 7 - Paris Morning At Leisure 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 season, 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: €54.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Paris Day 8 - Depart Paris

      After breakfast, it's time to bid Paris au revoir as you prepare to return home after a memorable At Leisure break in one of the world's greatest cities. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-ca/tours/paris-explorer?tripcode=wpar for the latest discounts & departure information.

      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
          with local wine


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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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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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