Paris Explorer

5 days from $2,155 per person*
  • Meet da Vinci’s Mona Lisa on a private nighttime tour of the Louvre.
  • Gaze upon the opulent splendor of the Palace of Versailles.
  • Discover France’s top wines with an expert sommelier.
  • See the city’s monuments and beautiful bridges on a cruise down the Seine.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations.
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Paris is famous for the Eiffel Tower, its postcard-perfect streets, and its seemingly infinite list of landmarks and attractions. But the French capital is so much more than the sum of its many wondrous parts. Paris has allure; a special magnetism that speaks to every visitor in a unique way. Romantics are drawn to the cobblestone streets of Montmartre, long a shelter for artists. Couples come for the sight of the world’s most romantic city lit up at dusk. Still others are lured here by their favorite pursuits: great wine, fine food, fascinating history, and legendary art. What brings you to Paris isn’t what matters; what matters is that you let it bring you.

This compact adventure begins with a privately guided half-day walking tour of the city and its most famous landmarks, followed by an evening tasting wine from six of the country’s top wine regions under the guidance of an expert sommelier and dinner on your own. The next day, explore the quintessentially Parisian streets of Montmartre and get an unbeatable view of the city from the Eiffel Tower before embarking on a cruise down the Seine. Later, explore Louis XIV’s extravagant Palace of Versailles, a symbol of the ancien régime and the French Revolution, then wander the famous galleries of the Louvre at night with a private guide. Paris is a treasure. Uncover it. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Paris
    Paris
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • France - Welcome Package Paris & North
  • Day 2 Paris
    Paris
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour of Paris (3hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Wine Tasting Evening in Paris (2hrs) - Sommelier
    • Self-Guided - Optional Dinner: Le Grand Cafe
  • Day 3 Paris
    Paris
    • At Leisure
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Montmartre, Eiffel Tower & Cruise (5 hrs) - Coach/Guide/Cruise
    • Self-Guided - Optional Dinner: Flora Danica
  • Day 4 Paris
    Paris
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Versailles (4 hrs) - Coach/Guide (AM)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Louvre Museum by Night Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Self-Guided - Optional Dinner: La Loraine
  • Day 5 Paris
    Paris
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Paris

Relax on a private airport transfer in Paris in a private vehicle with a professional driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer, this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistant waiting for you outside of customs.  This assistant will have a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Londres & New York (3*)

Hotel Londres & New York is ideally situated in the heart of Paris and puts you within easy reach of major Paris attractions, near Opera and Madeleine, and a short walk from the main department stores and the famous Louvre Museum.  Stylish and contemporary, all guest rooms at the Londres et New York hotel are air-conditioned, soundproofed and feature satellite TV, a work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms overlook either the city or hotel courtyard, and some of them have a balcony. They are serviced by an elevator. A generous buffet breakfast is served every morning in the Londres et New York breakfast room. If you prefer to eat in your room, Hotel staff are happy to bring breakfast to you, upon request. The hotel’s spacious lobby bar is a relaxing spot overlooking vibrant Place du Havre, where guests are invited to relax with a drink. The Hotel Londres et New York is perfect for business or holidays.

Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paris
Paris
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Londres et New York
Hotel Londres et New York

Day 2: Paris

Your English speaking professional guide will meet you at your hotel for a tour of the local's Paris. As well as showing you the highlights of Paris (the city is very accessible on foot) your guide will tell you the history of the city and show you the city from a local's point of view.
NB: If you have, a specific area of Paris you would be interested to explore let us know and we can request a specialist guide, along with adding a Metro Pass where necessary.

While in Paris, why not enjoy something so typically French- wine! At 5pm today you’ll start a fun, interactive and informative wine tasting activity, where you’ll taste six different wines, coming from 6 different regions of France. From Champagne to Bordeaux, from Sancerre to the Rhone…all you have to do is sit back and enjoy a fun and truly informative wine experience! With a unique and refreshing approach, your sommelier will take you through a variety of themes to build up your wine knowledge. He will teach you how Champagne is made and how to taste wine properly. We’ll go together through the main wine regions of France – the grapes they grow, the style of wine they make. We’ll learn how to decode a French wine label. We’ll clarify concepts like terroir or appellation… This tasting class is both informative and fun. In just two hours, you will learn a lot, and will taste good French wines. Then at 7pm or so, we’ll let you go – vaguely tipsy maybe – for the rest of your Parisian evening! At the end of the event, you will be presented with a list of the wines that you have tasted. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if you would like a return transfer arranged for you to get to and from this event.

Optional:
Just a few yards from the Opéra Garnier, l'Olympia, cinemas and department stores, the Grand Café Capucines stands in a magical spot. This institution of Parisian life never closes its doors and draws patrons in with its luxurious and romantic décor (signed by Garcia) and its magnificent Art Deco glass ceiling. Whether it is midday or midnight, allow yourself to be enticed by the wide selection of seafood or one of the chef’s specialities.  Dining options include the house terrine of duck foie gras, lightly spiced golden langoustines or veal kidneys flambéed in Port... not forgetting the fine patisseries which can be enjoyed after your meal or at tea time. Meal not included, and paid locally.

Accommodation: Hotel Londres & New York (3*)
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting

Day 3: Paris

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Enjoy an afternoon in Paris visiting Montmartre, the Eiffel tower and a cruise down the Seine on a shared tour. Stroll on your own through the narrow streets of Montmartre and discover the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the artists and portrait painters of the Place du Tertre. Next, your driver-guide will take you to the Eiffel Tower; from the 2nd level you can marvel at the unique panorama. Your excursion ends with a one hour Seine river cruise to admire the monuments and majestic bridges. In an instance where ascending the Eiffel Tower is not possible, your visit to the second floor will be replaced by a view of Paris of the Montparnasse Tower (56th floor as height as 210 meters). Alternative arrangements can be made so please speak to your Destination Expert for further details. Includes hotel pick up and drop off after the tour concludes.

Optional:
Flora Danica, patronised since 1973 by fans of Danish cuisine and exotic Northern flavours, has been honoured with numerous prizes. In 2000, it received the Marianne "flavours of France" award for best foreign restaurant. Traditional Scandinavian dishes prepared with subtlety and the mélange of Danish and French flavours can now be enjoyed in an original setting with a choice of ambiances: the winter garden, the main dining room with its cosy benches (ideal for revealing secrets!), and the hanging gardens with their harmonious white and green tones. Meal not included, and paid locally.

Accommodation: Hotel Londres & New York (3*)
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Seine River Cruise
Seine River Cruise
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Flora Danica
Flora Danica

Day 4: Paris

Discover Versailles Palace, the symbol of France's grandeur during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV.  Leave Paris by the western districts of the city and follow the Normandy motorway as far as Versailles in a luxury air conditioned coach. Your guide will take you straight in without standing in line and lead you through the most beautiful rooms including the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private Apartment. Then enjoy some free time to explore the palace gardens. This tour has a central pick up and drop off point in the centre of Paris and hotel pick up and/or drop off is not provided. This tour includes entrance to Versailles Palace, authorisation fees for guided visits, and a multilingual guide with individual earphones. Please note that shared tours can have up to approximately 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day, and are carried out in a number of languages). Note: from April 1st to October 28th, the entrance fees to the gardens are NOT INCLUDED: - On "MUSICAL FOUNTAIN DISPLAY" days ( Saturdays and Sundays from April 5th to October 26th + April 18th, May 8th, May 29th, August 15th)- On "MUSICAL GARDENS" days (Tuesdays from April 1st to May 13th and from July 1st to October 28th), on bank holidays.

This evening, meet your English speaking guide for a tour of the world-renowned museum, the Louvre. Your guide will accompany you throughout the museum showing you the highlights of the gallery including the timeless work of Da Vinci's 'The Mona Lisa'. Entrance fee is included.

Optional:
This true bastion of Parisian dining located at Place des Ternes is as flamboyant as it was in the 1930s, and has managed to remain youthful, vibrant and warm. Its refined Art Nouveau decor boasts century-old mosaics and chandeliers of St Louis crystal. La Lorraine is also synonymous with one of the most impressive seafood tables in Paris, and a wonderful menu prepared from the best produce the French countryside has to offer. Meal not included, and paid locally.

Accommodation: Hotel Londres & New York (3*)
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Versailles
Versailles
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum

Day 5: Paris

Relax on a private airport transfer in Paris in a private vehicle with a professional driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer, this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Londres & New York (3*): Paris

Hotel Londres & New York is ideally situated in the heart of Paris and puts you within easy reach of major Paris attractions, near Opera and Madeleine, and a short walk from the main department stores and the famous Louvre Museum.  Stylish and contemporary, all guest rooms at the Londres et New York hotel are air-conditioned, soundproofed and feature satellite TV, a work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms overlook either the city or hotel courtyard, and some of them have a balcony. They are serviced by an elevator. A generous buffet breakfast is served every morning in the Londres et New York breakfast room. If you prefer to eat in your room, Hotel staff are happy to bring breakfast to you, upon request. The hotel’s spacious lobby bar is a relaxing spot overlooking vibrant Place du Havre, where guests are invited to relax with a drink. The Hotel Londres et New York is perfect for business or holidays.

Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Londres et New York
Hotel Londres et New York
Paris Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Guestroom
Guestroom

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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