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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, Paris reveals its secrets to a select few.

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8 Days, 1 Country, 2 Cities

Paris Explorer

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

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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' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
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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.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: PARK

7 Nights

accommodation

11 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 2 dinners

  • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher

  • 1 Regional Meal lunch

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 Eiffel Tower, the "village" of Montmartre, the Latin Quarter and the shopping district of Paris


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 2 dinners

    • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher

    • 1 Regional Meal lunch


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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

French Cuisine and At Leisure

Montmartre, Paris, France

Day 6

Visit Montmartre and the Louvre

Paris, France

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

Meridien Paris Etoile

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Meridien Paris Etoile

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 Elysées, 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. Your Travel Director will be able to suggest other activities such as museums, shopping or sightseeing in the city.

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 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 At Leisure Day 5 - French Cuisine and At Leisure

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

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 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 hidden squares', 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 world 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 Monet's famous gardens at Giverny. 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

Giverny House And Gardens Of Claude Monet

Today, with our Local Specialist, 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

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. Perfect Combinations 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' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/usa/tours/paris-explorer 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

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

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 Eiffel Tower, the "village" of Montmartre, the Latin Quarter and the shopping district of Paris


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 2 dinners

    • 1 Parisian Brasserie voucher

    • 1 Regional Meal lunch


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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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

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Meet

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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Taste

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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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Gave it a good write up in the TripAdvisor forum. However, the accommodation was bad and one of the restaurants was terrible. I also did a review of Le Meridien in Trip advisor headed 'The good, the bad and the weird'.I am now on the London Discovery

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    yes for sure we will recommend Trafalgar Services to all our friends we had a wonderful time The tour guide was the best the hotel excellent Over all grate experience

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    Service rating : We went to the Paris Explorer and the London Explorer. We really enjoyed the Paris experience, great hotel, tour director and excursions! We loved Paris and the experience the tour director gave us. London however, the hotel was NOT a four star hotel, very dinky and poor

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    Service rating : Trip itinerary was just what we wanted and the tour guides were exceptional. Highly recommend trafalgar and looking forward to our next trip.Product : Everything we wanted and more!

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    Service rating : Great tour director Jonathan Holman. He took care of over 40 people including some with disabilities. He was amazing. We visited most of the main sites. I never imagined such a wonderful trip. I will definitely consider a tour group for future travels, especially yourd.Product

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