Paris Off the Beaten Path in Luxury and Style

This tour is for those looking for the crème de la crème of luxury Parisian experiences. Enjoy a private guided tour of Paris and the Château of Versailles. Eat your way through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood and find out just what makes French bread, pastries, and chocolate so good. Catch dinner and a show at the famed Lido cabaret. The next day is packed with a market tour and cooking class with a local chef, a romantic evening river cruise, and dinner at the footsteps of the Eiffel Tower. Of course, there’s free time built in to go shopping at the boutiques along the Champs-Élysées or to visit Paris's world-class museums.

Charm and Luxury,
5 Days
from 3299 €

Map

DAY BY DAY

DAY
1

Paris

Private Transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between the airport and your lodging.

VIP Arrival Assistance

Your personal greeter/porter will escort you from your plane to your chauffeured ride.

Night and breakfast in the superior room of a 5-star hotel near the The Louvre

DAY
2

Paris - Versailles

Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Paris and the Château of Versailles

Your licensed driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in a private vehicle for a visit to the famous sites on the banks of the Seine River.

Pass by the Garnier Opera House and the Place Vendôme containing jewelers, fashion houses, and hotels. See the Place de la Bastille, the original site of the Bastille Fortress, which was stormed and destroyed during the French Revolution. Admire the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, a fabulous example of Gothic architecture made famous by Victor Hugo’s novel. Next are the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde, where Marie-Antoinette was executed. The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is remarkable for its Byzantine architecture. The circuit ends with a ride down the enchanting Champs-Élysées boulevard to the Trocadéro for a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower.

Finally, you are off to the Palace of Versailles. A stone's throw from Paris, Versailles is perhaps the greatest symbols of France's monarchy. It is a lavish, extravagant place. The skip-the-line pass lets you avoid the long lines in the high season, gain some time, and avoid stress.

Visit the unrivaled Hall of Mirrors, stop in the Royal Chapel, and visit the King and Queen's Royal Apartments. The Royal Opera, constructed entirely from wood, is a sight to behold. It features some spectacular acoustics and is still in use to this day. The fountains and gardens, Europe's largest royal gardens, are particularly impressive. 

Following the tour, your driver-guide will return you to your lodging in Paris.

Your tour includes:

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Skip-the-line entry

Professional guide

Lunch is at your own expense.

Duration: 8 hours

Night and breakfast in the superior room of a 5-star hotel near the The Louvre

DAY
3

Paris - Paris

Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and your tour.

3-Hour Private Walking Food Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Près has established quite a reputation. It's long attracted intellectual elites and artists, both French and expats. Think Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Oscar Wilde, and Sydney Bechet. Today it's a thriving place with bookstores, boutiques, jazz clubs, restaurants, and cafés.

Saint-Germain-des-Près is also considered the Parisian capital of chocolate making it the ideal neighborhood for a chocolate and bakery walking tour!

Indulge as your guide introduces you to its best chocolate shops and bakeries! Learn about cacao beans and how the secrets of Paris's finest chocolate makers. Sampling the famous bakeries to find out why French bread and pastries are the reference!

Learn about Paris too. Besides sweets, you will fill up on historical facts and anecdotes!

A piece of advice, have a light breakfast and save some space if you take this tour in the morning.

The tour does not include hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Meeting point is in Saint-Germain-les-Prés district.

Duration: 3 hours

Free Afternoon 

Suggestion: Shopping the Champs-Elysées

Walk through the Jardin des Tuileries, a large park with extensive gardens in central Paris between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde.

On the other side of Place de la Concorde is the famous Champs-Elysées, the famous tree-lined boulevard features some of the city’s best shopping and dining. Window shop the world’s most prestigious fashion labels. Don’t just confine your shopping trip to the main strip, as there are many fine boutiques in the streets around the Champs-Elysées.

Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and your tour and back.

Dinner and Show at the Lido - "Soirée Étoile"

 

The Lido will have you seeing stars! Enjoy dinner to the rhythm of a live band. You can even try out a few dance moves yourself on the legendary Lido stage. The Paris Merveilles show dazzles with amazing choreography, the beautiful dancing Bluebell Girls, extravagant costumes, and technological wizardry!

 

Menu "Etoile"

 

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Choice of Starter:

 

Prawns marinated in olive oil with beetroot and horseradish tartare

 

Fine cream of green lentils, pistachio pannacotta, and smoked duck breast

 

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Choice of Entrée Main course at choice:

 

Pike and salmon mousseline topped with a tarragon crisp, wild mushroom and leek fondant with lobster sauce

 

Farmhouse chicken supreme, foie gras jus, and polenta with dried fruit and chestnuts

 

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Dessert at choice:

 

Guanaja chocolate square and tonka bean cream

 

Coffee, mascarpone and walnut dessert cake

 

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Drinks:

 

1/2 bottle of wine

 

A glass of Champagne

 

 

 

The Paris Merveilles show begins at 9:00 pm. Enjoy a show featuring over 70 artists including the beautiful Bluebell Girls, dreamy costumes, breathtaking scenery, and a flurry of feathers!

 

You will be able to dance before the show. The show ends around 10:45vpm.

 

 

The tour includes :

 

Dinner with a 1/2 bottle of wine per person

 

Lido first show

 

 

 

The tour does not include:

 

Hotel pick-up/drop-off

 

 

 

Please note:

 

Guests should dress elegantly. No shorts, jeans or sneakers.

 

Coat check is compulsory and offered free of charge.

Night and breakfast in the superior room of a 5-star hotel near the The Louvre

DAY
4

Paris - Paris

Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and your tour.

Private Morning Walking Tour of a Local Market followed by a French Cooking Class

Start your tour in the heart of the Latin Quarter with croissants, coffee, and tea.

You head to a local market to buy fresh ingredients while learning about French market culture, French cheese, and the neighborhood. Shopping for ingredients may be the least-covered topic about cooking in classes or books. Yet, it is the most critical for professional cooking. This class will make you a better cook and a smarter shopper.

Back in the kitchen, you will learn basic and advanced French cooking techniques during a 2 1/2 hour class. Create a three-course meal while covering fundamental cooking techniques and theory. These basic techniques are the foundation of any great French meal and French professional cooking certification.

Finally its time for lunch, with some white wine, red wine, and cheese joining the meal you just learned how to make. Your host shares stories on each of the dishes to help illustrate different aspects of French culture. With a bit of history, a touch of sociology, tongue-in-cheek humor, and quite a bit of gastronomy this Parisian experience is unique.

The tour does not include hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Departure point: the Latin Quarter district

Duration: 6 hours

Suggestion: Self-Guided Visit of the Latin Quarter



The Latin Quarter is one of Paris' best-known areas. It was once the center of the Roman city Lutetia, which became the metropolis we know today.

It contains the famous Sorbonne University and the concentration of students means lots of bookshops and a lively intellectual scene. Students have been here seemingly forever. Since the Middle Ages, France's finest universities were here. It was at the heart of the infamous May 1968 student protests.

Opposite the Sorbonne, the Hôtel de Cluny houses the Museum of the Middle Ages with the famous The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. Nearby you can see the Gallo-Roman baths, dating from the first to the third centuries. At the summit of the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon offers a fascinating blend of the past and present. France’s luminaries are immortalized here, but it’s a meeting place for young people.

On sunny days students study and gather in the neighboring Luxembourg Garden.

By day or night, the Latin Quarter is one of Paris's liveliest districts. Visit the booksellers along the river banks, wander the historic little streets, and admire the mansions. This is where to go to be a part of authentic Parisian life. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the area. The Les Deux Magots Café dates to 1812. It’s worth having a drink here to follow in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir for whom it was a favorite. Cinephiles will enjoy exploring here, as the Latin Quarter features prominently in many films.

Private Guided Romantic Tour of Paris by Night with River Cruise and Dinner in a fine Restaurant

 

Your first stop will be a 1-hour cruise on the Seine River accompanied by a glass of Champagne. Glide past the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and under the famous Pont Neuf. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the most iconic landmarks in Paris including the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden, the Orsay Museum, the Grand Palais, the Trocadero, and the Conciergerie.

Continue on with an authentic French dinner including a glass of Champagne, a choice of starters, main courses, desserts, wine, mineral water, and coffee. Your fine dining restaurant offers an unrivaled view of the Eiffel Tower. "Les Ombres", is a rooftop restaurant housed within the Branly Museum.

After dinner, your driver-guide takes you for a tour of Paris by night when the monuments are wonderfully illuminated!

A small bottle of fine Champagne is a parting gift to so that you can finish your romantic night together back at your hotel.

Your tour includes:

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

1-hour cruise on the Seine river with champagne

Full course dinner

After-dinner tour of Paris

Small bottle of Champagne

Duration: 5 ½ hours

Night and breakfast in the superior room of a 5-star hotel near the The Louvre

DAY
5

Paris

Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and the airport.