Starts any day. January to December5 days from $4545.00
Arrive Paris, France
Welcome to Paris. You are met on arrival at the airport, and taken directly to your luxury accommodations in the center of the city. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore this incredible and historic city.
Paris City Sightseeing
This morning you will embark on a full day tour of this exquisite city.
Meet your driver and English-speaking guide at your hotel, and begin your tour of Paris. View the most famous monuments of this beautiful city, including I.M. Pei’s Grand Louvre, an unsurpassed art museum and national monument of France, the majestic Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Travel along the famed Champs Elysee to see the Arc de Triomphe proclaiming its position as the center of Paris, and the infamous Bastille, symbol of French freedom and liberty. Visit the Concorde, the Eglise de St. Madeleine, the Opera and many more.
Explore the historic and enchanting Montmartre district with its white-domed Basilica of Sacre Coeur, and the Ile de la Cité, an island in the center of the Seine, and considered to hold the heart of Paris. (B)
Excursion to Versailles or Reims
Today you have a choice of a private guided day tour to either enjoying to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or discovering Frances’ champagne region a private day tour to Epernay and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Reims.
The Palace of Versailles is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art. At one time, this was the seat of power, but today it is the Museum of the History of France. A highlight of your palace tour is VIP behind-the-scenes access to Marie Antoinette's and Louis XVI private chambers, off limits to the general public. Enjoy a delightful lunch on the terrace at the Trianon Palace, overlooking the park of the palace. In the afternoon, your guide walks you through the Royal Park. See the Trianons, Hamlet of the Queen, & the Petite Venise.
Begin this full day excursion touring the Champagne region and historic Reims, with a short drive north through scenic countryside and vineyards. Arrive at the Champagne Mercier estate for a cellar tour, followed by a tasting of their renowned sparkling wines. Next, drive to the picturesque village of Hautvillers, home to Dom Perignon. Enjoy another tasting and relax over lunch before proceeding to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Reims. This historic city was the site of every French king’s coronation. Visit the Palace of Tau and the St. Remi Basilica.
After your day exploring, return to Paris in the early evening. (B,L)
Paris at leisure
Today is a full day at leisure to enjoy and explore this rich and fascinating city. Visit the Louvre, stroll the artistic Left Bank, stroll the Champs Elysee – the choice is yours. (B)
Paris and Depart for home
Enjoy your day at leisure until you are privately transferred to the airport for your departing flight. (B)
Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, Paris
Situated between the Louvre and Opera, the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal is an essential Parisian address, a refined haven in the heart of Paris. It is also steps away from the Comedie Francaise theater, rue Saint-Honore, and the Tuileries Gardens. An ultra-refined neighborhood where architecture, culture, and gastronomy blend with the most exclusive boutiques. Pierre-Yves Rochon's decor, spa, restaurant, staff trained in the tradition of luxury French hotels, and the unique location in Paris make the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal the new address for Parisian chic.
Hotel Esprit St. Germain, Paris
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been designed along the lines of a private residence. Ideally situated in the heart of Paris, this is a very Parisian hotel intimate, warm, five-star and stunningly designed with real loving care put into each of its 28 rooms and lounges. Clients are welcomed as if they were guests in a friends home with a personalized and dedicated service, enjoying complimentary drinks as they sit by the fireplace in the living room. The individually designed luxurious guest rooms and suites are a combination of stylish interior, leather, rich fabrics and warm colors with modern technology. Some rooms have original 18th century beams as well as either purple or green slate bathrooms.
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
Originally built in 1896 as the home of Prince Roland Bonaparte – Napoleon’s grandnephew – Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, is situated in the elegant 16th arrondissement of Paris. Located amidst one of the highest concentrations of museums in the world, this historic residence features incredible views of the Eiffel Tower and Seine River, Les Invalides, the Louvre and Montmartre. Exclusive designer shops on the famed Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V are also within easy reach. It all begins with the elegant Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, which is sure to enchant you. A 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Hotel