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Paris: The City Experience

7 days |  10 days with Normandy & Paris extension
7 days |  10 days with Normandy & Paris extension
Group size1538 travelers

4.8 out of 5 stars

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    This is the time to discover your Paris.

    Whether for romance, history, indulgence, or artistic inspiration, Paris is the destination for experiences you’ll never forget. Unpack only once, then marvel at soaring landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and stroll through the many charming arrondissements. Browse some of the world’s richest collections of art and recall the Belle Époque, then seat yourself at a sidewalk cafe and watch the Parisians do their thing.

    Special departures of this itinerary

    New Year’s Eve

    Your tour package includes

    • 5 nights in a well-located hotel
    • 5 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners with beer or wine
    • Signature farewell experience at the Montparnasse Tower
    • Sightseeing tour with a local guide
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    Included highlights

    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Views of the Seine River
    • Eiffel Tower photo stop
    • Place de la Concorde
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    Day-by-day itinerary

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    Overnight Flight1 night
    Day 1: Travel day

    Board your overnight flight to Paris today.

    Paris5 nights
    Day 2: Arrival in Paris
    Included meal: Welcome 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.

    Tonight, enjoy free time in Paris or add an excursion.

    Paris Home-Hosted Dinner

    From $95 per person

    Day 4: Free day in Paris
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Get to know Paris at your leisure or add an excursion.

    Food of Paris Walking Tour

    From $109 per person

    Day 5: Free day in Paris
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend a free day in Paris or add excursions.

    (Please note: Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny excursion may be offered on day 6, depending on the day of the week.)

    Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny

    From $109 per person

    Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise

    From $129 per person

    Day 6: Free day in Paris & signature farewell dinner
    Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

    Explore Paris at your leisure or add an excursion.

    (Please note: Versailles Palace & Gardens excursion may be offered on day 5, depending on the day of the week. Please call for more information.)

    Head to the Le Ciel de Paris restaurant in Montparnasse Tower, located over 650 feet above Paris.

    • Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and the Eiffel Tower’s light show.
    • Sit down to celebrate your trip during a three-course farewell dinner with drinks while taking in panoramic views of the city.

    Versailles Palace & Gardens

    From $139 per person

    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 visit Normandy and continue exploring Paris.

    Extension to Normandy & Paris
    Head north to the Normandy Coast, where you’ll see that history isn’t just found inside a dusty old textbook. Stories about the Allied soldiers take on a whole new meaning as you walk along the shores where they once fought. After your on-the-ground history lesson, head back to Paris to board your flight home.
    Normandy Coast2 nights
    Day 7: Normandy Coast via Rouen & Honfleur
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Travel through historic cities and pristine port towns on your way to the Normandy coast.

    • Visit Rouen, home to a large 16th-century clock and the Gothic, two-towered Rouen Cathedral.
    • Walk through the Old Market Square where Joan of Arc was executed.
    • See the untouched Honfleur harbor, once an important port.
    • Sample cheeses, including Camembert, Pont-l’Évêque, and Livarot, paired with cider and Calvados, the region’s distinctive apple brandy.
    Day 8: Sightseeing tour of the Normandy Beaches
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Dive into World War II history during a full-day visit to the beaches of Normandy, where the Allied troops landed in June 1944.

    • Stop at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, the burial place for more than 9,000 American soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy.
    • Walk along Omaha Beach, the landing site of American troops on D-Day.
    • Visit Pointe du Hoc to view the granite monument that honors the American 2nd Ranger Battalion, which seized German cannons here before they could be used to fire on American troops.

    Continue on to Arromanches where you’ll have free time to explore and eat lunch.

    Paris1 night
    Day 9: Transfer to Paris
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Travel back to Paris and raise a glass to toast to your trip with a farewell drink this evening.

    Flight Home
    Day 10: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    4.8 out of 5 stars

    Overall rating 4.8 out of 5

    Based on 430 authentic traveler reviews
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      Paris and Normandy
      5/15/24 by 1st-time traveler Virginia

      5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding Trip
      5/8/24 by 1st-time traveler Scott

      My tour director made the whole trip. He was outstanding. Well planned and directed. Very good time. Hotel and meals were excellent. Overall an A+ experience in Paris!

      5 out of 5 stars

      5/15/24 by 4th-time traveler Jennifer

      Holes a wonderful time and the tour director was very knowledgeable. Can’t wait for my next adventure.

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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.


      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.
      Novotel Paris Porte de Versailles
      Novotel Paris Porte de Versailles

      This stylish hotel is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. Guests enjoy the rooftop restaurant with views of the Eiffel Tower, in room digital...

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      Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome
      Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome

      This contemporary hotel is located in downtown Cabourg. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and bar. Nearby you’ll find the Hippodrome de Cabourg, Pl...

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