France Paris Explorer Cityscape Of Paris
8 Days
1 Country

France

4 Cities

Paris, Normandy Beaches, Versailles, Giverny

11 Meals

2 Dinners, 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunchs

Leisurely

3 or more nights in 1 destination. Requires 1-2 miles of walking per day to participate in top sites primarily flat surfaces and with some stairs.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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If you like hassle free travel with everything handled for you – looking to meet great people, eat great food, enjoy great sightseeing, and have immersive experiences, Trafalgar is for you.  From the iconic not-to-be-missed to one-of-a-kind local experiences, including Be-my-Guest dining and stays with stories, you’ll connect deeper to your destination, and every tour has at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER immersive impact experience included advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community. As the world’s leading tour company and trusted by more than 5 million guests, Trafalgar tours are simply the best value for your vacation dollar.

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Our City Explorer vacations are designed to offer an immersive experience in some of the world's most celebrated destinations. Gain a deeper insight into diverse cultures and traditions, with ample opportunities to discover and explore. Meet friendly locals keen to share their hometown's iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and authentic flavors.

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Remember why you love to travel on this in-depth Paris trip. You’ll learn the art of French cuisine, 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.

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Day 1

Welcome to Paris

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 surroundings. Wander along the grand boulevards and admire the elegant architecture of the French capital, stopping for a leisurely café au lait while watching sophisticated Parisians go by. This evening, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a quintessentially Parisian Welcome Reception.

Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France
Accommodation Courtyard Paris Porte de Versailles
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

Paris

Join your Travel Director this morning for a tour of this mesmerizing city. View the grand Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, built for Napoleon in the 19th century and sitting at the heart of the Place de l'Étoile. Enjoy aerial views of the city today when you embrace Paris on a different level as you rise from the base to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower for a memorable lunch with Paris at your feet, a truly iconic event. 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.

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Accommodation Courtyard Paris Porte de Versailles
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Iconic Experience Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris, France
See the Top Sights of Paris

Explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris on an orientation drive this evening. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Dive Into Culture Create your own unique fragrance at one of France's most famous perfumeries in Paris
Explore one of France's most famous perfumeries

Create your own unique fragrance with a certified 'nose' at one of France's most famous perfumeries.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Optional Experiences Cruise River Seine in Paris, France
Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations

To truly see Paris in all its glory, you need to see it from the Seine. Enjoy a cruise along this famous river and take in unmatched views of the N...

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Optional Experiences

Day 3

Consider an Optional Experience to the D-Day Landing Beaches

You may wish to experience a full-day Optional Experience on the Normandy coast to uncover the poignant history of the D-Day Landings. Alternatively, 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.  Spend your evening at leisure exploring the city's glittering sights at night. 

Arromanches Gold Beach in Normandy, France
Accommodation Courtyard Paris Porte de Versailles
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Guided Tour of the D-Day Beaches in Paris, France
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 ...

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Day 4

A Day to Explore Versailles

Tread in the footsteps of French nobility and explore the opulence and splendor 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. Immerse yourself in Parisian culture on the Optional Experience to a traditional cabaret performance.

Versailles Garden in Paris, France
Accommodation Courtyard Paris Porte de Versailles
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Versailles Garden in Paris, France
Château de Versailles

Visit the Château de Versailles, one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. This former royal residence is world renowned f...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Cabaret and dinner in Paris, France
Moulin Rouge Cabaret and Dinner

It’s world famous for a reason, and this is your chance to see the real-life inspiration behind the award-winning movie. This Parisian institution ...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a cabaret and dinner in Paris, France
La Nouvelle Eve Cabaret and Dinner

Nestled in the heart of Montmartre, Nouvelle Eve has been spotlighted by ‘Emily in Paris’ and has hosted events for high-fashion icons like Dolce &...

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Optional Experiences

Day 5

Experience the Marais and French Cuisine

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, savoring the exquisite flavors of French cuisine as you meet a Parisian chef for an unforgettable lunch experience. Delve into local culinary secrets, and delicious flavors and aromas, which you will have an opportunity to create yourself and then to enjoy. Later, the included guided museum visit will either be the Louvre Museum or the Orsay Museum depending on availability. Before your tour begins, your Travel Director will send you a welcome email and confirm the included museum visit. They will also advise you how to book the other museum if you wish to visit it during your time in Paris.

Café Bistro in Paris, France
Accommodation Courtyard Paris Porte de Versailles
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Dive Into Culture Learn how to cook the Parisian way with a local chef in Paris, France
Discover how to cook the Parisian way

The secrets of la cuisine are yours to discover and enjoy as you learn how to cook the Parisian way with a local chef.

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Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience
Tour the Marais District

Explore the romantic and trendy Marais district with your Travel Director and admire the beautiful garden at Sully’s Mansion.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Visit Musee D'Orsay with a Local Specialist in Paris, France
World-Renowned Museum Visit

Visit a world-renowned museum today - the iconic Louvre Museum or the Orsay Museum which houses the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Im...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Bakery Visit

Visit an organic Boulangerie for a classic French Experience. Your experience supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. 

Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Day 6

Enjoy Montmartre

A leisurely start to our morning sees us take a quaint little train back in time to the colorful hillside 'village' of Montmartre, home to the picturesque Sacré-Cœur. 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.

Montmartre Village and Artists Square in Paris, France
Accommodation Courtyard Paris Porte de Versailles
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Tour Montmartre the artists quarter, Paris
Discover some of Paris' hidden gems

Discover Paris on Parisian terms and see some of the city's hidden gems, including a behind the scenes tour of Montmartre to discover the secrets o...

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Dive Into Culture

Day 7

Paris Your Way

Perhaps admire the exquisite collection of modern art in the Centers 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. 

Monets Garden in Giverny, France
Accommodation Courtyard Paris Porte de Versailles
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Dinner at Chez Paul a Parisian Bistro, run by Daniel and his family in Paris
Private Visit to Chez Paul

Celebrate the glamour and style of 1950s Paris when you visit Chez Paul on an exclusive Be My Guest experience with your hosts and owners, Daniel a...

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Be My Guest

Optional Experiences Visit Giverny, France
Giverny House and Gardens of Claude Monet

Step into the enchanting world of Giverny – Claude Monet’s carefully-crafted paradise. The gardens and home of the Impressionist master were the in...

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Day 8

Au Revoir 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.

Croissants and Coffee in Paris, France
Included Meals Breakfast

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Iconic Experience
See the Top Sights of Paris

Explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris on an orientation drive this evening. 

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Explore one of France's most famous perfumeries

Create your own unique fragrance with a certified 'nose' at one of France's most famous perfumeries.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Château de Versailles

Visit the Château de Versailles, one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. This former royal residence is world renowned f...

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Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover how to cook the Parisian way

The secrets of la cuisine are yours to discover and enjoy as you learn how to cook the Parisian way with a local chef.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Tour the Marais District

Explore the romantic and trendy Marais district with your Travel Director and admire the beautiful garden at Sully’s Mansion.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
World-Renowned Museum Visit

Visit a world-renowned museum today - the iconic Louvre Museum or the Orsay Museum which houses the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Im...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Bakery Visit

Visit an organic Boulangerie for a classic French Experience. Your experience supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. 

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover some of Paris' hidden gems

Discover Paris on Parisian terms and see some of the city's hidden gems, including a behind the scenes tour of Montmartre to discover the secrets o...

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Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Private Visit to Chez Paul

Celebrate the glamour and style of 1950s Paris when you visit Chez Paul on an exclusive Be My Guest experience with your hosts and owners, Daniel a...

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About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace, the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet 'Le Petit Hameau'.
Visit the Eiffel Tower and the 'village' of Montmartre.
View Champs-Élysées, the Paris Opera House, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations

To truly see Paris in all its glory, you need to see it from the Seine. Enjoy a cruise along this famous river and take in unmatched views of the N...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Moulin Rouge Cabaret and Dinner

It’s world famous for a reason, and this is your chance to see the real-life inspiration behind the award-winning movie. This Parisian institution ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
La Nouvelle Eve Cabaret and Dinner

Nestled in the heart of Montmartre, Nouvelle Eve has been spotlighted by ‘Emily in Paris’ and has hosted events for high-fashion icons like Dolce &...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Giverny House and Gardens of Claude Monet

Step into the enchanting world of Giverny – Claude Monet’s carefully-crafted paradise. The gardens and home of the Impressionist master were the in...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Language in France: French
  • Currency used in France: Euro (€)
  • Capital of France: Paris
  • Time Zone(s) in France: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

France passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter France
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

France has a varied climate due to its size and geographical diversity. The northern regions, including Paris, have a temperate climate with mild summers and cool winters. Coastal areas along the Mediterranean, such as Nice and Marseille, have a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot summers and mild winters. The mountainous regions, like the French Alps, experience alpine climate conditions with cold winters and heavy snowfall, making them popular for winter sports. Western France, including cities like Bordeaux and Nantes, has an oceanic climate with mild, damp winters and mild summers. Overall, France experiences regional variations in temperature, precipitation, and sunshine hours throughout the year.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Review date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Service
Overall the experience was fine. The initial booking agent seemed a bit confused on our airline needs but once that was settled things seemed to go smoothly. They were helpful when we decided to extend our trip a few days.
Vacation
The Trafalgar tour director and bus driver were very helpful and informative which made for a pleasant experience.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We apologize for the initial confusion with your flights but so happy it was all sorted out and that you enjoyed your trip and extended your stay. Thank you!
Friday, October 20, 2023
Elizabeth Hess
Review date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Service
I have traveled with GET before, and will again. Always helpful, especially during Covid cancellations, etc.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We so appreciate you being part of our travel family and look forward to helping you plan that next trip. Lovely to see how much you enjoyed Paris.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Vacation
What a wonderful trip to Paris! it was all the I wanted, and more. Did all the optional trips, and Jonathan, our tour guide, was great. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Daniel Chaisson
Review date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Service
The Paris experience was very good.. the specialists were very knowledgeable of Paris and the surrounding areas. The hotel accommodations could have been better.
Vacation
I enjoyed all the trips. The specialist where extremely knowledgeable of the surrounding areas. The hotel accommodations could have been better
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your honest feedback about the hotels and will be sure to share this with the Tour Opeartor. Thank you.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
BeeBopBob
Review date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Service
Lisa did a great job answering our questions and booked our trip very well. We had our return trip cancelled by the airlines. The airlines provided no help at all getting us rebooked. We called GET and had our return trips rebooked. A special thanks to Randy and Dee for resolving our problems.
Vacation
Everything was wonderful and was a trip to be remembered for a lifetime. Sarah our Tour Director was great. Everything doesn’t always go according to plan (Paris traffic, COVID, participants walking issues) and Sarah handled each issue professionally. Sarah provided lots of information during our travel times and the local experts were very knowledgeable about their areas. Because of the COVID issue, we had to switch coaches. Both coach drivers, Marc and Jo Jo were excellent. Glad they were driving in the Paris traffic. Three suggestions. 1)The Montparnasse high rise views were great, but in our opinion, the Eiffel Tower tour (booked individually) was better as most of the tourist sites are closer. 2)The tour should highlight that the Paris Explorer tour is reasonably active, walking some rather long distances. Some participants had difficulty covering these distances. 3) Participants should know ahead of time that they will not be able to see everything and the times allowed at the attractions only cover the highlights. The Paris metro is inexpensive and easy to use. The hotel location was close to a stop and we used the metro to see other attractions when we had “time to explore”. We have bragged about our trip since we’ve been back and have recommended the trip. This was our second trip arranged by GET and we’re sure we’ll be doing more in the future.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Service
For the most part the experience was very good. All my questios were answered. I would have liked first time customers to be given extra attention especially with the COVID-19 requirements.
Vacation
Out Tour Director, Jonathan, was excellent! His knowledge, helpfulness and sense of humor was what made the trip extraordinary!
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Service
Too many problems. When confirming details regarding the trip, I encountered frustration on both sides. I’ll arrange my trips on my own as I did before.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your frustration and disappointment. We understand your group of friends had other outside activities planned that conflicted with our included itinerary and it did cause some confusion and stress and for that we do apologize..
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Vacation
The trip was good, but not enough time to experience Paris. Also not enough down time.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
It was pretty straight forward to book a tour and the agent was helpful in suggesting a non-stop flight both to and from France. The service was good but not particularly outstanding.
Vacation
The Paris Explorer is a fabulous trip--very comprehensive and one definitely sees the highlights of Paris. The Louvre trip was ridiculously rushed so either more time needs to be considered or make it an optional trip. Choice of hotel was excellent, optional trips great and our tour director was outstanding. Somewhere in the materials there should be a frank discussion of how much walking is required for this tour. Someone on the tour had a fitbit and said that the walking ranged from 3-7 miles every day. For much older travelers, this much walking was impossible and those travelers missed some of the sites because there was so much walking. This is not the tour for anyone with ANY physical limitations. That should be emphasized in the materials.
Saul Greenhut
Review date: Friday, October 4, 2019
Service
Easy registration.
Vacation
Our tour guide Jonathan was fantastic. Very professional. Very knowledgeable. The tour guide in training, Marcus, was also fantastic. They put in very long hours, and always went above and beyond our expectations. We were in Paris 1 week and felt like we did all of the highlights we wanted to do. We were kept busy but not too much. The only day I did not enjoy was to the Louvre. There were too many steps and the lines were too long to see the Mona Lisa. I would go only if it were not to see her, but to see statues and other artist's work.
Sharon Kirby-White
Review date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Service
i didn’t make it personally. My traveling partner made them.
Vacation
The pick up location was more then a mlle walk. If I’d known that I would have ordered a wheel chair. The hotel accommodations were highly overrated, we had to change the room. Wednesday’s 2 events were poorly thought out, considering the average age had to be 65 and older. (I’m 70 years). Both tours were four hour walking excursions. That was the most exhausting day of my life. Please don’t do that again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear that the included activities proved to be too much for you. All of our trips do require a great deal of walking and we try to be up front about that in all of our descriptions, however, we can make arrangements for wheelchair assistance ahead of time when given notice. We do hope that there were some happy memories made on your trip and appreciate your feedback.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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