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Get in the holiday spirit on a Christmas tour through cozy Parisian neighborhoods. The 2-hour itinerary includes boutiques loved by locals, the Opera Garnier, a gourmet food store, and the famous Christmas tree in Galeries Lafayette, one of the oldest department stores in Paris. In addition to navigating, your guide offers tips and recommendations for your holiday shopping needs.
Lunch Seine River Cruise with 3-Course Gourmet Meal
VERY uncoordinated but good view of the city
, Jan 2020
When we arrived, there were two boats on the dock. We asked the lady in the booth which boat we were going to ride and she told us which Boat 1 (forgot actual name) so we lined up for Boat 1 then when we got in, the maitre d’ said we were in Boat 2 so we lined up again for Boat 2 but were told that we were supposed to be in Boat 1. We went again to the lady in the booth and she wrote something that she told us we should give to Boat 2 this time (remember how she initially said we were supposed to be in Boat 1?). When we got to Boat 2 AGAIN, we were taken by a crew member to Boat 1 AGAIN. The maitre d’ did not seat us immediately when we got there nor did they at least offer us to stand in the warmer atmosphere of the boat. We eventually were given a seat in Boat 1. The view of the city from the Seine was good and the food is all right. Would definitely have been a better experience if my family and I were not passed back and forth between the boats repeatedly and left to line up and stand in the cold for so long.
My mom and I were the only two African Americans on the cruise and no one approached us to take our orders. We had to flag someone down to take our orders which made be the last group to be served when we were one of the first ones to get on. It felt like we were being ignored when we had made reservations a month in advance. Once we were served the experience became better, but would have Been much better if we were acknowledged in a timely manner.
A Seine River cruise—plus a gourmet lunch—is not to be missed during a stay in Paris. Board a glass-enclosed boat conveniently located in central Paris, and float past attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral. You’re served a 3-course meal while you savor the views. Upgrade to include a glass of French wine or Champagne to pair with exquisite cuisine on board.
On July 14, join in the Bastille Day festivities as Paris celebrates the event that helped spark the French Revolution. Cruise along the Seine River while savoring a sumptuous 6-course dinner, complete with wine and Champagne. See illuminated landmarks like the Grand Palais, the Louvre and Ile de la Cité, and watch the sky light up with a dazzling fireworks display over the Eiffel Tower. The celebration continues into the night with live onboard music and dancing.
During the Holiday season, experience the festive magic of Paris by going on this private tour. Accompanied by your guide, explore diverse sites and Christmas-spirited neighborhoods as you navigate on foot and by private transportation. Discover top landmarks at their most festive including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs Elysees. Observe Galeries Lafayette’s famed Christmas window display and creative Christmas tree, a ride on the Ferris wheel at a Holiday market and relax as you indulge in seasonal snacks and mulled wine or some rich hot chocolate.
An experienced guide will acompany and show you around the most beautiful places and corners of Strasbourg as you hear about and tune in to various stories and legends about the city.
soon begin a guided walking tour through the scenic & legendary streets and Christmas market area. Get insights and tips about the best places to eat and drink the local delights and other tips to becoming a genuine Strasbourger.
After the Strasbourg tour there will be a 90 minute pause in which you are free to discover on your own or rest as you prefer.
The guide will inform you about the meeting point from where you will depart to Colmar.
The city center of Colmar is a delight for pedestrians with no vehicles allowed. Its major architectural buildings and monuments dates from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. .
Everyone will gather at the meeting point provided by the guide.
The tour will end after everyone is transported back to Strasbourg.
Celebrate the holiday season in true French fashion with this gourmet walking tour through Paris. Visit a traditional European Christmas market to sample seasonal treats, and stop at festively decorated sweet shops to taste holiday favorites such as gingerbread, chocolate Yule logs, and spiced wine. Learn about the regional tradition of the 13 Desserts of Christmas, and warm up with a hot beverage at a cozy Parisian tearoom. Numbers are limited to eight for an intimate, small-group experience.
This tour is for families who want to make sure everyone - kids and parents alike - enjoys their visit to Paris.
Your guide will be young and dynamic, and will interact well with each member of the family.
Your tour will include kid breaks that you choose: ice cream at Berthillon, or miniature sailing boats at Luxembourg gardens, or merry-go-round rides, or a Harry Potter stop etc.
Our Paris icons - Notre Dame, Eiffel the tower, Louvre, Montmartre etc. - all have great stories behind them that can speak to children as well as for adults.
And to put your program together, we will first ask you: how old are your kids? boys or girls? what do they like to do? what do they not like to do? and so on.
This is a custom-made tour, tailored to your (and your kids') interests.
With a city as large as Paris, it can be overwhelming to know where to find the best Christmas lights and decorations. This tour will save you hours researching your trip by having a local host to take you to a variety of magical festive sites. Learn about Parisian festive traditions as you stroll along the romantic streets with your guide. You’ll see the markets of Le Marais, stop by patisseries and sweet shops, and enjoy a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate too.
Celebrate the festive season in style with a private 4.5-hour Christmas tour of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris. Enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the 17th-century château, peeking into the lavish state rooms and hearing about the château’s fascinating history and how it served as the inspiration for the Palace of Versailles. With Christmas just around the corner, Vaux-le-Vicomte will be at its fairy-tale best, with festive decorations, a glittering Christmas tree and tables heaped with seasonal treats.
See the City of Lights in all of its illuminated splendor on a 2-hour small-group walking tour along the Champs Elysées. Follow your guide down the iconic avenue and discover the history of the fashionable area of Paris. The tour also includes skip-the-line admission to the Arc de Triomphe. Once you reach the top, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Christmas lights over the French capital.
Christmas in Paris: The Louvre, Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe
Christmas in Paris: The Louvre, Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe
, Jan 2020
Patricia, our guide, made the Louvre come alive! The depth of her knowledge is phenomenal. She could answer ANY question we had. Our three hours in the Louvre went SO fast and I left with a wealth of information. To bad that I didn't have Patricia as my prof in my college Intro to Art class. Highly recommend this trip.
Paris is particularly magical at Christmastime and with this tour, you'll get to blend visits to some of the city's most important attractions in all of their illuminated glory. You'll start with a visit to the Louvre to take in some art before heading to the Champs Elysées, home to one of the city's most incredible light displays. It's then on to the Arc de Triomphe to take in great views from atop the arch!
Celebrate the holiday season in France and enjoy plenty of Christmas cheer on this 3-hour walking tour in Paris. Marvel at Galeries Lafayette’s magnificent festive decorations, take in panoramic views over the twinkling lights of Paris and delve into boutique shops to search for presents for loved ones back home. Taste traditional French festive delicacies like oysters, fois gras and macarons with Champagne, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
- All-inclusive excursion (visits, accommodation, catering, transport) from Paris. Special offers for families with kids.
- Explore the Alsace region off the beaten track and its Christmas markets : Strasbourg, Colmar and Eguisheim, a medieval village ranked as one of the "most beautiful villages in France".
- Discover Reims, its cathedral or its wine cellars (Champagne)
- Take a boat ride along the canals and guided tours of the holiday illuminations
- Learn from exclusive encounters with several artisans: glassmakers, winemakers, gingerbread and pretzel bakers, for instance
- Visit the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg and soak in the breathtaking views of the region
- Enjoy meals in traditional restaurants
- Nights in charmant gB&B or hotel (depending on the period)
Each trip is unique! It is built around your preferences, and of course, the opportunities that the calendar allows.
The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic in Paris. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere of the "city of love" which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Paris. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Paris.
Saint Therese of Lisieux was beatified in 1923 and canonized in 1925. It was decided to build a large basilica dedicated to the pilgrimage in the city where she lived and where she died. Visit this very special Xmas two-day pilgrimage tour in the life of Saint Therese, follow into her footsteps, attend a mass at the Carmel, the midnight and Christmas mass at The Basilica and spend time with the Sisters of the Hermitage; while you have some time of recollection and contemplation.
- R/T Flights: Paris CDG - Moscow (SVO) - Saint Petersburg (LED) - Paris CDG
- Cheaper compare to others but 100% more luxurious vacation package with Flights included from Paris CDG (France)
- Russian tour operator with licensed multilingual guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg
- Deluxe 5 Star superior Hotels, not close to the city center but located on Red Square and Nevski Prospect.
- Full board, and not a simple breakfast included in 4 * hotel and excluding flights like others.
- VIP transport
- An Opera or Ballet at the Bolshoi or Mariinski theatre (upon availabilities)
- Excellent Russian folk show to complement your Russian experience
- The "ONLY 40 VIP PLACES" available on the market offered at the Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir with views of the Neva, Peter and Paul fortress and fireworks during the celebration of the New Year's gala in the upper room (Not to be confused with the event that occurs at the Palais restaurant, in the annex rooms of the Palais).
Paris would not be Paris without its many romantic corners where many love stories have emerged, in reality as in the cinema.
Montmartre is one of these neighborhoods. If it is best known for its artistic past, it is also full of charming alleys conducive to romance.
During this romantic photoshoot, highlight yourself and discover the stories and anecdotes that have shaped one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Paris: from a discreet message carved in stone to the house that has known the passion of a famous couple, through the legend of a fountain with a strange power, at the end of the course, the Parisian romance will have no secret for you!
First, you will have a french breakfast with your guide in a café. There, you can talk about the Parisian lifestyle.
Then, you will start walking together through several romantic places where you will be photographed as a souvenir of your Parisian escapade.
You will receive your edited pictures within 10 days after the tour.