Spotlight on Paris
7 days with Collette Vacations Rating:
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Paris, France.
Day 2 Paris, France - Tour Begins
Arrive in the “City of Light.” Tonight, your adventure begins with breathtaking views of the city while you enjoy dinner featuring delicious French cuisine and wine at the Eiffel Tower. Following dinner, get a different perspective of the city during a Seine River cruise. Admire Paris’ glittering skyline as you glide along. (D)
Day 3 Paris
This morning it’s your choice! Will you choose to take a panoramic locally guided coach tour of Paris that includes a stop to explore the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral -OR- for a truly local experience, will you join a local guide who will take you to some of Paris’ most iconic sights by Metro? Either way you’ll see the dramatic highlights of Paris, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome. The afternoon is at leisure. You may choose an optional tour that takes you to the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre; join a local guide on a walking tour and get to know the culture, food and history of this eclectic neighborhood, and see its crown jewel – the iconic Sacré-Coeur Basilica. (B)
Day 4 Paris - Louvre Museum
Join a local expert exploring the priceless treasures of the world-famous Louvre Museum,* with a collection of more than one million works of art. Originally a palace and now a landmark of Paris, the Louvre displays an array of works of art ranging from ancient times up to the mid-19th century. Behold some of the museum’s most famous pieces by the some of the greatest artists the world has seen including Raphael, Botticelli and Titian, and see the renowned statue of Venus de Milo and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore Paris’ many hidden treasures on your own. (B)
Day 5 Paris - Day at Leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore. You may take an optional excursion to Champagne country which includes a visit to ancient Reims for a walking tour; then stop in Epernay and visit a champagne cellar for a tour and tasting. Later tonight we gather to enjoy an authentic jazz show expressing Parisian flare. (B)
Day 6 Paris - Versailles
Explore the history, architecture and gardens of Versailles, one of the world’s most magnificent royal palaces and finest, most complete example of 17th-century architecture. Your local guide will recount the history of the palace and lead you through the various rooms of the State Apartments. Discover its immeasurable opulence and see its treasures including the Queen's bedchamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. You then have time to explore the incredible gardens, some of the most famous in the world, which took over 40 years to complete. Tonight, celebrate the end of a fabulous trip with a sumptuous dinner accompanied by French wine at one of Paris’ oldest brasseries. (B,D)
Day 7 Paris - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Head home with many wonderful memories of Paris. (B)
All This Included
Revel in the allure of captivating Paris. Come to know its world-renowned art, food, and fashion. See the dramatic highlights of Paris your way - by motor coach or by metro! Savor dinner at the Eiffel Tower featuring wonderful French cuisine and breathtaking views of Paris. Glide down the Seine River on a romantic river cruise surrounded by the glittering city skyline. Explore the priceless treasures of the Louvre Museum. Learn about the history, architecture and gardens of Versailles, one of the world’s most magnificent royal palaces and most complete example of 17th century architecture. Enjoy ample free time to explore Paris independently. Experience the City of Light.
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