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With the zest of a large city and the heart of a little village, Paris reveals its secrets to a select few.

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    • Departure 14 July will be in Paris on Bastille Day. Celebrations will be taking place throughout Paris on your first evening.
    • 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.
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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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      • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see ROMK 'Rome Explorer', LONK 'London Explorer', MADK 'Madrid Explorer', or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
      • Departure 14 July will be in Paris on Bastille Day. Celebrations will be taking place throughout Paris on your first evening.
      • 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.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      See the City of Lights, on this City Explorer holiday, as it has never been seen before - its hidden courtyards and arrondissements, each with their own distinct personality.


      Trip type: City Explorer i

      Trip code: PARK

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 Regional Meal lunch

      • 2 dinners with local wine

      • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • WALKING TOUR in Paris with a Local Specialist

        • ORIENTATION tour in Paris

        • VISIT the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet "Le Petit Hameau" and the "village" of Montmartre

        • Take part in Trafalgar’s fragrance La Belle Vie workshop with a behind the scenes discovery at the Fragonard Museum

        • VIEW the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Paris Opera House, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral

        • 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.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 2 dinners
          with local wine

        • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher


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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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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


      1. Arrive Paris (7 Nights)

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Le Méridien Etoile

      2. Paris Sightseeing and At Leisure

      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. 'Dive Into Culture' this afternoon when we visit Fragonard Parfumerie for a visit with a certified 'nose' who will guide you in the creation of your own unique fragrance.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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

      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 northern coast of France to uncover the poignant history of the D-Day Landings. Spend your evening at leisure exploring the city's glittering sights at night.

      Meal(s)
      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

      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. Join a Local Specialist as you wander 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. Spend your evening at leisure and use your Brasserie voucher to dine at one of the nearby brasseries.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      5. Walking Tour in the Marais and French Cuisine Experience

      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.

      Meal(s)
      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: €165.00

      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

      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 'Dive Into Culture' as we tread in the footsteps of Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh, as you wander through hidden squares, artists' haunts and romantic hideaways. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      7. Paris Morning At Leisure and Farewell Dinner

      Perhaps, admire the exquisite collection of modern art in the Centre George Pompidou or enjoy an Optional Experience to explore the inspirational gardens of Monet at Giverny. This evening, join your Travel Director and companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Giverny House And Gardens Of Claude Monet

      Today we'll visit the charming former home of the greatest Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, which inspired his magnificent water lily paintings. Our coach will take us to the village of Giverny where we’ll enjoy a tour of the delightful house, gardens and famous Japanese bridge.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      8. Depart Paris

      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. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-za/tours/paris-explorer?season=Winter%202018%202019 for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Dive into Culture
        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 the lasting memory of travel through La Belle Vie, the world’s first travel fragrance, by Trafalgar. This exclusive experience will get you behind the scenes of one of France’s oldest perfume houses, Fragonard. With the help of an expert ‘nose’, take part in a perfume workshop and create a version of La Belle Vie while discovering the power of travel memories and scent.

        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. (Day 6)

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

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • WALKING TOUR in Paris with a Local Specialist

        • ORIENTATION tour in Paris

        • VISIT the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet "Le Petit Hameau" and the "village" of Montmartre

        • Take part in Trafalgar’s fragrance La Belle Vie workshop with a behind the scenes discovery at the Fragonard Museum

        • VIEW the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Paris Opera House, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral

        • 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.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 2 dinners
          with local wine

        • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher


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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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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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