Paris Explorer

5 days from $2,405 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 lavish French royals which led to 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
    • Private Transfer - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • France - Welcome Package Paris
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour of Paris (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Small Group Tour - Wine Tasting Evening in Paris (2 hrs) - Sommelier
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Paris
    Paris
    • At Leisure
    • Small Group Tour - 1/2 Day Montmartre, Eiffel Tower & Cruise (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Paris
    Paris
    • Small Group Tour - 1/2 Day Palace of Versailles (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide (AM)
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Louvre Museum by Night Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Transfer - 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

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you outside of airport customs, holding a sign with your name on it. They 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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Littre

The charming Hotel Le Littre has a unique feel to it which radiates peace and tranquility to all its guests. Located in the heart of Paris, but tucked away from the unnecessary bustle, Hotel Le Littre occupies an ideal spot between renowned Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse districts, close to the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame. Classic elegance perfectly complements the warm atmosphere; whether in the cozy bar, the new winter garden, or in your modernly furnished guestroom, the hotel is designed to make you feel at ease. When night falls, you have Paris theaters nearby, and the popular brasseries of the Left Bank to satisfy your senses with the delights of French cuisine. 

Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Paris
Paris
Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Le Littre
Hotel Le Littre

Day 2: Paris

Meet your private guide at your hotel and depart on foot for a 3-hour walking tour of Paris, the City of Light. The location of your hotel will dictate how your time is best spent, though your guide will be happy to accommodate any specific requests. Perhaps make your way to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and where you can admire the cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the most famous Catholic churches in the world. Make your way to see the courtyards of the world famous Louvre, the largest palace and museum in Europe. Learn about Paris at the time of Napoleon as you see the imposing Arc de Triomphe on the renowned Champs-Elysees, or make your way toward the icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, for a ground-level photo opportunity of this must-see monument.

Make your way to a wine cellar in the heart of Paris where you'll meet a professional sommelier and join a small group of up to 24 participants for 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- just sit back, relax, enjoy and have fun. With a unique and refreshing approach, your sommelier will take you through a variety of themes to build up your wine knowledge. Discover how Champagne is made and how to taste wine properly. Talk through the main wine regions of France – the grapes they grow, the style of wine they make, and learn how to decode a French wine label. Uncover concepts like terroir or appellation. In just two hours, you'll learn a lot, and taste great French wines, free to return to your hotel or continue with an evening out afterward.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Littre
Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Notre-Dame
Notre-Dame
Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting

Day 3: Paris

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

Meet your driver-guide and transportation at your hotel and embark on an small group tour through Paris today. With no more than 8 participants, you'll first head to Montmartre where you'll stroll the narrow streets of the famous hilltop neighborhood, discovering the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the artists and portrait painters of the Place du Tertre. Next, your driver-guide will take you to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Head up to the second level of this 19th century wonder, and marvel at the unique panorama as you gaze across Paris. Your excursion ends with a public one hour cruise on the Seine River, to admire the monuments and majestic bridges from a unique vantage point. 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 from the 56th floor observation deck of the Montparnasse Tower (690 feet up). 

Accommodation: Hotel Le Littre
Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Seine River Cruise
Seine River Cruise

Day 4: Paris

With a pickup at your hotel, embark on a half-day small group tour to Versailles, exploring the iconic palace with a driver-guide, and up to 8 total participants. One of the world's most illustrious monuments, the Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France and their courts from 1682, until the French Revolution in 1789. With priority access, follow your driver-guide straight to the front of the line, entering this UNESCO World Heritage Site to visit the most beautiful rooms inside the palace: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms dedicated to different gods, and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, which include the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others. Also, marvel at the sparkling Hall of Mirrors of Versailles, a large reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the celebrated architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Afterwards enjoy some free time to stroll through the palace's stunning grounds and formal gardens before a return transfer to your hotel.

Meet your private guide this evening out front a cafe just steps away from the world famous Louvre Museum, housed within the largest palace in all of Europe. The exterior is majestically lit once night falls. With an astonishingly rich collection of art ranging from Ancient Greece all the way to the 19th century, the Louvre is arguably unmatched. Witness Da Vinci's timeless The Mona Lisa, the statues of Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace, both over 2,000 years old dating back to ancient Greece, and the 4,600-year-old Great Sphinx of Tanis, a relic of the Egyptians. See Eugene Delacroix's iconic 17th century Liberty Leading the People representing victory by the people in the French Revolution, and check out the original Code of Hammurabi, a legal code depicted on a black basalt tablet shaped like an index finger, which dates back to a time just under 4,000 years ago. Bear witness to incredible history at the Louvre. Return to your hotel independently.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Littre
Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Versailles
Versailles
Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum

Day 5: Paris

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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 Le Littre : Paris

The charming Hotel Le Littre has a unique feel to it which radiates peace and tranquility to all its guests. Located in the heart of Paris, but tucked away from the unnecessary bustle, Hotel Le Littre occupies an ideal spot between renowned Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse districts, close to the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame. Classic elegance perfectly complements the warm atmosphere; whether in the cozy bar, the new winter garden, or in your modernly furnished guestroom, the hotel is designed to make you feel at ease. When night falls, you have Paris theaters nearby, and the popular brasseries of the Left Bank to satisfy your senses with the delights of French cuisine. 

Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Le Littre
Hotel Le Littre

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.
  • John H. — December 27, 2018 — Europe

    Outstanding tour. The guides were all great. Everything was top notch.

  • Anthony D. — October 24, 2018 — Europe

    We loved it all!

  • Bianca M. — December 26, 2018 — Europe

    The tour guides were exceptional - especially Michael, the guide for Versailles!

  • Howard K. — September 11, 2018 — Europe

    Edita Kara was outstanding! She was patient through all our changes, accommodating us and providing her professional experience at all times. The hotels as well as the tours were exceptional. We were very pleased with the Kensington package and would use them - and Edita as well - in a heartbeat.

  • Carol W. — October 09, 2018 — Europe

    Every part of the trip was perfectly planned and orchestrated. The drivers and tour guides were wonderful and so informed regarding the sites that we saw. Fabulous trip.

  • Donna Z. — October 19, 2018 — Europe

    The trips into Tuscany were lovely, the cars were clean and the drivers were accommodating. Everything went smoothly and the cooking class in Florence was so much fun. I am looking forward to my next adventure with Kensington.

  • Indira M. — November 24, 2018 — Europe

    Chantal Gouveia has done an excellent job in booking our trip. Chantal was on the top of the local contacts and made our trip as smooth as possible. Local contacts and guides were very knowledgeable and courteous.

  • Susan C. — October 11, 2018 — Europe

    Working with Danny Shanahan was a real pleasure. He was lovely, very professional and knowledgeable. Our trip was just so enjoyable and stress free. The hotels were perfect, the restaurants booked by Kensington were authentic and food was excellent. The flamenco show was so much fun and the venue was relaxing and intimate. Our guides were prompt, smart and passionate about their country. A really wonderful group of individuals. It was very reassuring to know we always had a person on the ground to call if necessary. This was an A-plus trip and we will always have wonderful memories of a beautiful country and it’s warm and welcoming citizens.

  • Marsha H. — August 29, 2018 — Europe

    Kensington gave us exactly the vacation we asked for and more. The hotels were the BEST - centrally located with all the amenities, complimentary breakfast and accommodating staff. The guides were prompt, knowledgeable and willing to bend with our requests. The Welcome Packages held everything we needed for each country.

  • James J. — October 17, 2018 — Europe

    We are very satisfied with the overall tour experience. The tours were very well organized and the guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic.

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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