Paris Explorer

5 days from $2,365 per person*
  • Meet da Vinci’s Mona Lisa on a private 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 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
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • 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 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

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.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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 winter garden, or in your modernly furnished guestroom with a classic-contemporary decor, 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 stroll to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and home 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 -  Louvre Courtyard
Louvre Courtyard
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 out front a cafe just steps away from the world famous Louvre Museum, housed within the largest palace in all of Europe. 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 winter garden, or in your modernly furnished guestroom with a classic-contemporary decor, 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
Paris Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Veranda
Veranda

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.
  • Mary W — May 05, 2019 — Europe

    My Kensington Tours Destination Expert, Jessica Clements, was so helpful and patient as we planned our trip. She was so helpful in recommending things based on her experience and so patient as our dates changed, and we had more ideas about what we wanted to see. Once we got to Greece, our pickups and transfers were seamless. Our tour guides, drivers and destination greeters were all so warm and welcoming. The hotels were fantastic in terms of service and location. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I have already recommended Kensington to several friends.

  • Rita B — April 24, 2019 — Europe

    Our entire visit to Poland was outstanding, first-class. Booking the tour with Karolina Stringer made it so easy. All I did was tell her the places we needed to visit and what was the feel we wanted for the visit. Not only did we want to see the landmarks of Poland, but we also wanted time to walk the squares, sit in the cafes, take public transportation. Everyone we encountered in Poland was top-notch. Our guide for Gdansk was Ewelina Danecka. This amazing woman enchanted us with her knowledge and her joy in sharing her country with us. On our first day, I requested we reverse the first two days of our plan and she was totally flexible. I gave her the name of a very obscure town and she and the driver found it! Ewelina acted as my interpreter with the parish priests of the two towns we specifically needed to visit for our family research. She and our driver stayed with us an extra two hours after they were scheduled to be done for the evening and because of their generosity we saw Wawel Castle, which wasn't on our schedule, we loved it! Our three days with Ewelina were so intense and emotional that we felt we were leaving family when we said goodbye to her. The Hanza Hotel was wonderful, overlooking the riverfront. Warsaw was waiting for us and so was Agnieszka Tomazuk. Agnieszka was wonderful. We were specifically interested to visit the Warsaw ghetto and the war monuments commemorating the valor of the Poles during the WW2. And we were very interested to know about the Polish life under communism. I specifically requested a "good" Chopin concert. We didn't get good, we got a brilliant concert given by Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryla, in the Szuster Palace, not some impersonal concert hall. Her passion for the music combined with her technical ability made that evening unforgettable. The Polonia Palace Hotel was very nice, though not quite within walking distance to the Warsaw town square. On the way to Krakow we stopped at Jasna Gora to see the Madonna. We were guided and educated by one of the nuns of the Monastery. Totally awesome. We could not have done Krakow without our guide, Marta Bochenek. She made sure we knew not just what we were getting into when we went into the Wieliczka Salt Mine, but how to get out and meet up with her, since there were not one, but two exits from the mine. And when we went to Auschwitz, Marta very wisely said that she would be waiting if we decided not to go to the Birkenau portion of the concentration camp visit. Respectfully and reverently done as it was, Auschwitz was so powerful, we decided not to go on to Birkenau. I'm so glad we did go to Auschwitz. The Sheraton Krakow was very fine. Our first cup of "real" coffee in Poland. Most of the hotels' coffee is made from Nescafe or some instant coffee. The coffee at the Sheraton Krakow was really whole roasted coffee. Kensington Tours is contracting with the first class tour agency in Poland. We could not be more satisfied with our entire experience. The mood of our tour exactly matched the attitude I relayed to Karolina at the very beginning of our planning. This trip felt like it was planned just for us. This is our second time using Kensington Tours. Like the first trip, this was OUR tour.

  • Marilyn R — April 22, 2019 — Europe

    The absolute best trip to Europe we have ever taken. The entire process was flawless: best hotels, best guides, etc. This experience was new to us, but now it’s the only when I will travel! Kensington tours was the best. A truly 5-star experience from beginning to the end!

  • Sharayu T — May 13, 2019 — Europe

    The Eastern Europe trip was fabulous. Everything went smoothly. The guides and drivers were excellent. We enjoyed the trip immensely. To begin with, our arrival at Budapest train station and meeting up with Mr. Sandor went flawlessly. We were a little anxious as the main train station was closed, but when we got down at Budapest Kelenfold, it was such a relief to see Mr. Sandor waiting for us. All our guides, Sandor, Bozena, Agnieszka, and Sandra were very knowledgeable, friendly, and adaptable. They intermixed personal stories and anecdotes that made understanding the history and culture at each place very gratifying. The accommodations were comfortable, and the locations were perfect. Eastern Europe with its old traditions and architecture, and the suppressed existence during Nazi and Russian occupations offers a very different and distinctive experience. Thanks to Jessica Clements for facilitating a unique travel itinerary.

  • Mary Ann C — April 09, 2019 — Europe

    Courtney was wonderful. She worked through all of my concerns and was very flexible when Delta caused a plan change. Her responses to my requests were promptly answered and her communication with me was excellent. Petur, our guide, was a delight. We enjoyed Iceland and his thorough knowledge helped us to experience all the country had to offer.

  • John C — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    Jiri, our driver/guide in Slovenia, really made our trip. He is knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive. Even has a university degree in art history! He connected many of the dots between Slovenia and what has been going on in the rest of Europe over the past centuries!

  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    The itinerary was perfect, considering we only had 5 days to fit in this extension of our 22 day Transatlantic Cruise. Hope did a great job in coordinating for us the highlights of Sicily. All the guides and drivers are always helpful and knowledgeable from Kensington. In Agrigento, our guide was an archaeologist who teaches at universities. He had notebooks with diagrams and maps to show us exactly what we were looking at. He answered questions so thoroughly, we felt that we had a tour and a history lesson. It was amazing and the pace of all the tou

  • Kathleen K — May 15, 2019 — Europe

    We enjoyed working with Jamie Boar. She was knowledgeable, communicated well, friendly, and professional. We got all we wanted from the personal tours planned and were impressed with the high quality of the guide. We will certainly use Kensington Tours again.

  • Cynthia D — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    I found Kensington Tours on Google. At my first visit to the site, I was contacted immediately by Julie Couturier. She made my inquiry seem like we were having coffee, and she just happened to know everything I needed to make me choose her as my representative and travel expert. I was recommended to other tour companies, by friends, but it was Julie that made me realize Kensington was the best choice. We started our discovery in 2018 and because I was traveling with my grandchildren, I wanted to ensure the trip was perfect. We had to make changes as we went along, first because we were able to confirm a suite at the Marriott Grand Residence on Park St. with reward points. Julie was quick to make all the necessary changes in our tours. We felt privileged to have had the tour guides that Julie set for us, each one was so very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which kept our 13 and 11 years old interested. Julie suggested a play and what child can say the saw “Matilda” in London. We certainly would not have enjoyed our trip as much if we had tried to do this on our own. Julie suggested a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter and it was worth every moment. I would have never gone there, so congrats again to Julie. She was also able to advise us as to where to purchase groceries for our room, having lived in London previously. I have had many friends travel around the world and I don’t know of one that speaks as highly of their tour company or their travel expert the way my family has. Thank you Kensington Tours and especially Julie.

  • Rena K — April 06, 2019 — Europe

    We were extremely impressed with every aspect of our trip. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Chantal, our Destination Expert, worked with us to make sure that my physical limitations were not a problem. Each guide and driver took such good care of us. They were so knowledgeable and helpful. We plan on booking with Kensington again in the future. The service and amazing itinerary could not have been better. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

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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