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New Year's Eve in Paris: The City Experience

with Paris extension
  • Duration: 7 or 9 days
  • Group size: 15-38
  • Reviews: 6
Celebrate the new year amid the sparkling lights of Paris.

Whether for romance, history, indulgence, or artistic inspiration, Paris is the destination for experiences you’ll never forget. Explore soaring landmarks like the Eiffel Tower. Stroll along the iconic Champs-Élysées. Browse some of the world’s richest collections of art. Then, ring in the new year from high atop Montmartre, watching as the entire city lights up around you.

Your tour package includes
  • 5 nights in a well-located hotel
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine, including a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner with Champagne toast
  • Signature farewell experience in Montparnasse
  • Sightseeing tour with a local guide
Included highlights
  • New Year’s Eve in Montmartre
  • Eiffel Tower photo stop
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Champs-Élysées
  • Montparnasse Tower
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Day-by-day itinerary
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Paris today.

Paris5 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Paris
Included meal: Dinner

Welcome to France! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

A guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery, and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.

• Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe

• Pass Pont Neuf and the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River

• See the Eiffel Tower, the Palais Garnier opera house, and Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square

• Marvel at the iconic architecture of the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides

Get to know Paris on your own or add an excursion.

Paris Home-Hosted Dinner
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 4: Free day in Paris & New Year’s Eve celebration
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Get to know Paris on your own today or add an excursion.

Tonight, head to the Montmartre neighborhood to ring in the new year with the locals. Raise a Champagne toast with your fellow travelers during a special dinner. Then, choose to join the crowds of merrymakers and continue your New Year’s Eve celebration atop Montmartre.

Eiffel Tower Lunch
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 5: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Paris or add an excursion.

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 6: Free day in Paris & signature farewell dinner
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Paris on your own today or add an excursion.

This evening, toast to your trip from the top of Montparnasse Tower while enjoying incredible panoramic views of the city's skyline. Then, say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte & Afternoon Tea
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 7: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to continue exploring Paris.

Extension to Paris

Paris-the city of life, love and light. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the mysterious Mona Lisa, from the bustling Champs-Élysées to the winding streets of Montmartre, you'll find romance, history and beauty. Browse boutiques, stroll manicured parks, take a seat at a sidewalk cafe and watch the sun set over the Seine.

Paris2 nights
Day 7: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Paris.

Spend a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Paris Theatre Show
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 8: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day to discover Paris at your own pace. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Flight Home
Day 9: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews
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Loved Paris!
by 2nd time traveler 

What a great way to spend New Year! Great accommodations in a great location. Planned time is well balanced with free time, and the tour guide was easily accessible and very helpful. Would definitely plan a NY trip with Go Ahead again.

by 2nd time traveler 

Amazing!!! Linda was sweet tour guide. The tour went above my expectations! I would use this travel agency again.

Exceptional
by 2nd time traveler 

What a blast we had! From transportation to meals, we were very satisfied with what Go Ahead arranged for us during the week. I will note the hotel beds were not comfortable at all. Hopefully that's something they can fix in the future, because otherwise the place was beautiful and the staff very he...

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Fabulous time with Fabulous people!
by 1st time traveler 

I went on this tour with my mom and a few friends. We had a wonderful time! Our hotel was well located (literally around the corner from the Moulin Rouge!). It was about a 30 minute to Sacre Coeur. There was a bus and metro station within a couple blocks of the hotel. Everything was so great! ...

Amazing
by 2nd time traveler 

So Lovely! I LOVED the cold weather & snow - here in Texas we don't have it, so that was an extra treat. The French People were so nice everwhere we went, which was quite a bit! Our tour guide was WONDERFUL - He gave us a LOT of extra options, and told us about things to do we would haven't thought ...

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Hotels, flights, & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.

Hotel Ampere

Just 100 yards from Pereire Metro Station, this hotel features an elegant interior garden and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. Arc de Triomphe and the Ch...

Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur

This trendy hotel is located in Montmartre. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a fitness room, and bar. Nearby, you'll find Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Moulin Rouge, a...

Flights

Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.

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  • Round-trip flight for your tour
  • Airport transfers at your destination
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  • 24/7 support from our dedicated service team
  • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
  • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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FAQ
Passport & visa requirements
  • In order to enter France, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Tour pace
  • You will walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with some hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive and depart from Paris. When you first arrive at the airport, a representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you after clearing customs and will escort you via private motor coach to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. For more details, please reference the Paris transfer information included in your Go Kit.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
Baggage allowance
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
Clothing & packing tips
  • Winters in France are generally mild. However, to ensure you’re comfortable for outdoor sightseeing and celebrations, we recommend packing a warm coat, hat and gloves, as well as rainwear.
  • We also suggest packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can easily be layered.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or boots is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or special performance.
Health
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
Cuisine
  • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, pâtés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread, and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.
Electricity
  • France operates on the European standard 220 volts and uses Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.* We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
Time zones
  • France is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm in Paris.
Currency
  • You will use the euro in France.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.
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2 Departures
Tour prices are per person, before flights, and based on two travelers per hotel room.
Dec 28, 2019–Jan 3, 2020
Extension available
$2,299$1,999
Dec 28, 2020–Jan 3, 2021
Extension available
$2,299$2,199
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