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Paris: The City Experience

7 days |  10 days with Normandy & Paris extension
7 days |  10 days with Normandy & Paris extension
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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

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    5 out of 5 stars

    5/8/24 by 2nd-time traveler Terrance

    Brian was an amazing host and guide. My daughter and I had a wonderful time visiting Paris. There was the perfect amount of planned events and free time. Our additional guides were fantastic as well, Maxine and Celine if I remember correctly. Would definitely do another trip!

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/21/24

    Terrance, we are so pleased to know you loved your...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Magical time in Paris!
    5/8/24 by 1st-time traveler Rosamaria

    This was an amazing trip! It was a smaller group, which helped us get better acquainted with one another! All of us got along beautifully!!! Brian is the best guide I ever had! The local specialists and drivers were just as amazing! He was so knowledgeable, personable, caring, and patient! I returne...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    France: Paris & Normandy
    4/20/24 by 2nd-time traveler Stephanie

    Our Group Tour Director, Susanne, had lots of historical information & general information on Paris & Normandy. Susanne has a fantastic sense of humor! She could be a comedian. I just loved her personality! She is delightful! The small cozy restaurant Les petits papiers was wonderful. The hosts...

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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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