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Paris Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,450 per person
OCT 2023 - APR 2024
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France ...more France

Locations Visited

Paris, Versailles ...more Paris, Versailles
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  1. 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 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.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Mercure Montmartre Sacre Coeur
  2. Day 2 Paris and the Eiffel Tower

    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. 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. Later, you’ll experience a true Parisian highlight. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for incredible views of the city.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Consider an Optional D-Day 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 Normandy coast to uncover the poignant history of the D-Day Landings. Spend your evening at leisure exploring the city's glittering sights at night.

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  4. Day 4 A Day to Explore Versailles

    Tread in the footsteps of French nobility and explore the opulence and splendour 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. Perhaps connect with the pageantry of a traditional cabaret performance at the world-famous Moulin Rouge.

    meals Breakfast
  5. 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, 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 or consider visiting the greatest collection of Impressionist art in the world at the famous Orsay ​museum.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day 6 Enjoy 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, 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, 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.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Paris Your Way

    Perhaps admire the exquisite collection of modern art in the Centre Georges Pompidou, or consider a visit to the incredible Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte and Museum at Les Invalides. This evening, Connect With Locals during a memorable Be My Guest experience and Farewell Dinner at Chez Paul, bringing you back to Paris of the early 1900s.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  8. 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. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Paris Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 7 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • 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
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Paris with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower, Fragonard Parfumerie, the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace, the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet 'Le Petit Hameau', the 'village' of Montmartre and the Louvre Museum
  • View the Champs-Élysées, the Paris Opera House, the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy a Be My Guest experience Farewell Dinner at Chez Paul taking you back to the Paris of yesteryear. Experience a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro, run by Daniel and his family.
  • Dive into Culture 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 of the artists' quarter.
  • Dive into Culture Create your own unique fragrance with a certified 'nose' at one of France's most famous perfumeries.
  • 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.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Reviews
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Independent Reviews
BeeBopBob
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ruth Brown Thompson
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Service
There was confusion and several incidences of being given incorrect information. The hotel information given was incorrect. The rooms are small and uncomfortable, not spacious at all.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for your disappointment. It is a fact that European hotels rooms are considerably smaller than what we are used to here in America. This trip and the hotel is advertised as First Class and that is what was provided. We do hope that despite your room situation, you were able to enjoy Paris.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Vacation
Paris is a beautiful city. It is hard not to enjoy France. If your hotel is uncomfortable, hard beds, small space, bad air conditioning, no place to place luggage for eight days, This puts a damper on the overall trip. Especially when the trip is considered or billed as a luxury vacation.
John Tyler
Monday, July 15, 2019
Service
Tess did a great job. Had to change my reservation and she did so without any problems. Everything went smoothly.
Vacation
Loved Paris and tour was great. Everything went smoothly. Tour guide was exceptional. I’ll book with GET again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Merci Beaucoup!
Monday, July 15, 2019
Trusted Customer
Monday, July 1, 2019
Service
Rob Rainwater was excellent. It was my 2nd trip booked with GET and everything went smoothly.
Vacation
They take great care of you at GET. 4-star hotels, wonderful tour directors, multi-layered experiences, you leave feeling like you have seen everything you wanted to see and with a smile on your face.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Service
EVERYONE on the tour, all 27 of them, had €40 EUR certificate to be used at a few different bistros. We never received anything and had to pay out of our own pocket. I only mention this because when the lady from GET called before the trip to check on us I had to tell her that nowhere had we received the actual flight itinerary as in times and flight numbers. Somebody dropped the ball on this trip which was our second tour with GET. Our Italian tour was flawless so we were happy to book with GET for Paris. We plan other tours for ourselves but I’m not 100% about rebooking with you.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The Dining Voucher should have been included in your final documents packet along with your flight itinerary and day by day tour itinerary. We will investigate to make sure all these items were sent and someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Vacation
The weather was not so great. Annoyed about the €40 EUR x 2 bistro certificates that we never received.
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