A small, friendly group of 24–28 people — half the size of most tour groups
Full-time services of a professional Rick Steves guide and local experts who will make the fascinating history, art, and culture of Paris come alive for you
All tours and admissions — at no extra cost — covering at least 14 group sightseeing events • 7-day Métro subway and bus transportation pass • Paris panoramic bus tour • 6-day Paris Museum Pass, allowing free admission throughout the city • Seine River cruise • Louvre Museum • Orangerie Museum • Orsay Museum • Panthéon or Cluny Museum • Montmartre walking tour • Historic Paris walking tour • Notre-Dame Cathedral • Sainte-Chapelle • Marais walking tour • Versailles…and more
All group transportation during the week in and around Paris
6 nights’ accommodations in a memorable, centrally located hotel
All breakfasts and half your dinners
All tips for guides and driver
A tour kit including a guidebook (or books) and a moneybelt
Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit
Optional single supplements — this tour has a limited number of private rooms for solo travelers for an additional fee
Day 1: Welcome to Paris (France Tour)
France Tour We’ll accumulate at our lodging in Paris at 3 p.m. for a short gathering and introduction walk around our neighborhood, trailed by an all encompassing voyage through the City of Light on board a private transport. At that point we’ll get to know each other over a delightful “Welcome to Paris” supper together. Rest in Paris (6 evenings). Transport: 2 hours. Strolling: light.
Day 2: The Historic Heart of Paris
We should start where Paris did, on the Ile de la Cité. Your guide will lead a mobile voyage through the city’s initial history, including visits to a couple of the world’s most critical medieval Gothic temples: the incredible Notre-Dame Cathedral and the stunning Sainte-Chapelle. At that point we’ll go for a walk through the bohemian Latin Quarter, with available time for lunch without anyone else. Contingent upon the season, we’ll end our evening at the Panthéon (spring/summer), the Neoclassical landmark to France’s history and individuals, or the Cluny National Museum of the Middle Ages (fall/winter), home to the glorious Lady and the Unicorn embroidered artwork. Strolling: direct.
Day 3: Montmartre and a Seine Cruise (France Tour)
Toward the beginning of today we’ll bounce on the Métro, at that point climb up Montmartre to visit the beautiful neighborhood that was the frequent of masterful prodigies a century prior — including Van Gogh, Picasso, and Renoir — and ages of confident craftsmen since. We’ll end our stroll with fantastic perspectives of Paris from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. You’ll be free for lunch and have room schedule-wise to investigate a greater amount of the city all alone this evening. We’ll regroup tonight to appreciate supper together before setting out on a fantastic Seine River journey. Watercraft: 60 minutes. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 4: The Marais District and the Louver
We’ll start our day with a mobile visit through Paris’ differing, history-layered Marais region. As we walk we’ll find out about illuminated seventeenth century urban arranging at the wonderful Place des Vosges, the social foundations of the Jewish Quarter, and how the French Revolution developed from this area. Tonight, Europe’s most noteworthy historical center — the Louver — is open late, and we’ll take full preferred standpoint of that. You’ll encounter crafted by Raphael, Delacroix, and Leonardo, and immortal fortunes that incorporate Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo, and hundreds more. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 5: All Day at Château de Versailles (France Tour)
Today we’ll investigate the intricate royal residence that Louis XIV, XV, and XVI called home. We’ll influence the 30-minute prepare to excursion to Versailles, where we’ll have a guided voyage through the stunning Hall of Mirrors and different rich rooms of the castle. You’ll at that point have leisure time to meander through the extensive gardens and visit the ranch creatures at Marie Antoinette’s village — or flash back to Paris early by means of one of the regular trains. Prepare: 60 minutes. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 6: Masterpieces of Paris
Early today we’ll visit the Orangerie Museum, including Monet’s grand water lilies and home to a fine accumulation of different works by Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. You’ll be all around situated and have time this evening to see the world’s most noteworthy gathering of Impressionist workmanship — relatively adjacent — at the Orsay Museum, with craftsmanship from Monet and Degas to Cézanne and Gauguin, and past. Or then again visit other adjacent spots secured by your included 6-Day Paris Museum Pass, for example, the Rodin Museum, or the military exhibition hall of Les Invalides. This evening we’ll appreciate a goodbye devour together, sharing travel recollections and toasting new companions. Salut! Strolling: direct.
Day 7: Tour Over After Breakfast (France Tour)
Breakfast is given, however there are no gathering exercises today. It’s a breeze to achieve Paris’ airplane terminals by taxi, transport, or open transportation. Your guide will assist you with any post-visit arranging, abandoning you all around arranged for the street ahead.