You’ll begin your first day in Paris with a bus tour. From the top of the double-decker bus you can gaze at Paris from above as you pass by the Parisian streets. With all the different circuits you can take, you can see the most famous monuments and landmarks across all of Paris. Get out and wander around Paris’ unique neighborhoods by hopping off and hopping back on the bus at many different bus stops, whenever you want.
After lunch, discover the historical center of Paris around the Notre Dame Cathedral with a self-guided walking tour. We will provide you with your walking itinerary so that you can navigate and discover the remarkable buildings and the area that was the birthplace of the city. You’ll learn some facts about each one too.
Towards evening, you will enjoy a 1-hour discovery cruise on the Seine River. Be amazed by all the famous bridges and buildings you’ll float past on this cruise. As Paris was built up around the Seine, many of its landmarks can be seen along the banks of the river. Admire the lights and atmosphere of the city from your comfortable spot on the boat.
Begin your second day off by viewing some of the world’s artistic masterpieces at the Louvre Museum. You’ll avoid waiting in long lines by using your fast-track entrance ticket to get in. Choose to see either the main masterpieces (think Mona Lisa, Venus of Milo, etc.) or you can get lost in discovering the amazing Louvre.
After lunch take your second self-guided walking tour of the Champs-Elysées neighborhood. You’ll get to experience the bustling shopping avenue and you’ll also get to discover the area around this main touristic destination. If you see a store you want to stop in, of course take advantage of this time to shop.
As you end your walking tour you’ll be right near the Arc de Triomphe. Take the time to snap all your photos of this beauty and then climb up the Arc de Triomphe with your provided tickets. You will have one of the most spectacular views of all of Paris from the roof of this monument. If you time it right you can be up there just as the sun sets.
On your third day, experience the Orsay Museum, another one of Paris’ most celebrated museums. Skip the line with your fast-track ticket. You’ll be able to admire the masterpieces of Degas, Renoir, and Monet with the wonderful impressionist collection at this museum. Don’t forget to admire the architecture of this former train station turned museum.
In the early afternoon, take a self-guided walking tour through the upscale Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood. See the cafés that the intellectuals of Paris used to frequent. See the St. Germain church and Abbey and the location of Paris’ money mint.
In the later afternoon and into the evening, you’ll discover all that the Montmartre neighborhood has to offer. Your self-guided walking tour will take you through this artistic neighborhood to discover the character and heart of the neighborhood.
On the morning of your fourth day in Paris, you’ll take a self-guided walking tour of the Père Lachaise cemetery. It may sound odd at first, but this cemetery is very famous for its tombs of celebrities. This huge cemetery holds the aboveground, beautifully decorated tombs of France’s legends and also celebrities like Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. Take your stroll through this unique area of Paris and your walking itinerary will direct you past some of the most famous tombs.
After lunch you’ll depart on your half-day excursion to the luxurious and ornate Versailles Castle. Your transportation to Versailles and admission are all included to make the trip hassle-free. An audio guide is also included so that you can learn more about the history of each room and the castle’s famous inhabitants including King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
You can enter the traditionally kept French gardens of Versailles as well (included in price, except for days with special events in the gardens). You can stroll among the manicured gardens where former Kings and nobles also wandered.
This hotel is located mere minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the world-famous Champs-Élysées avenue. This hotel also has comfortable accommodations and great service according to international standards.
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This hotel is conveniently located near the Louvre and Opéra Garnier. The metro is nearby from which you can access all of Paris. This step up in hotel standard can be seen in its more elegant rooms and services. The hotel also has an upscale restaurant.
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Enjoy this luxurious hotel and its sumptuous and spacious accommodations. This hotel is located in Saint Germain area nearby to Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, and the Orsay Museum. You will receive top of the line service and have access to the elegant café.
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Note: the name of the hotel selected will be confirmed once the payment is processed. You will be accommodated in hotels equivalent to the ones listed above, according to availability at the time of booking.
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✓ Climb the Arc de Triomphe a little before sunset. If the weather’s good, you will be able to have the best view over the city.
✓ Plan for around 2 to 3 hours for the Orsay Museum to see most of the museum.
✓ Consider at least 2 hours to visit the Louvre museum to focus on the main masterpieces. (Masterpieces itinerary is provided in our package.) If you want to see some other specific pieces, you should plan your visit in advance with the museum map provided in your package so that you do not waste time or get lost in the museum.
✓ For the cruise: if you are wishing to stay on the deck, be sure to wear some warm clothes as the wind might be very chilly.
✓ Prepare meal times: either “on the go”, or for more upscale meals, reservations are recommended. Peak time for lunch is 12 to 2pm, for dinner it’s 8 to 10pm.
✓ For your self-guided walking tours, wear good shoes. High heels are not recommended, specifically as some streets have cobblestones…
✓ For Versailles: Heels are not recommended. Also, the gardens are big so keep an eye on the time; otherwise you’ll have to run to come back to the meeting point to take the shuttle.