Wintertime in the City of Lights

5 Days | Wine & Food

Enjoy the Christmas markets, seasonal foods and drinks, and holiday shopping in the French capital.

from $2,999 pp

Paris, City of Light, is never more stunning than at night when she truly lives up to her name. With illuminated avenues and spot-lit monuments, Paris takes on a fairy-tale dimension. The city becomes extra magical during the holiday season! Enjoy Christmas in Paris in luxury and style with private guided tours.  From VIP skip-the-line assistance at the airport to private chauffeurs throughout your stay, and a 5-star hotel, you’ll be completely pampered. Visit the Marchés de Noël to taste some of the authentic seasonal foods and drinks. Enjoy private tours through the secret passages and shopping arcades on a wonderful walk.

Day by Day

Day 1: Paris

VIP Arrival Assistance

Your personal greeter will escort you from your plane through skip-the-line immigration to your chauffeured ride while assisting you with your bags.

Private Transfer

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

Paris Orientation Private Tour

Your licensed guide will meet you at your hotel. He will give a presentation of Paris and provide useful information such as historical sites to visit, how to get around, events not to be missed during your stay, itinerary proposals and the do’s and don’ts.

Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your Paris trip and also give you some tips that will make your stay a memorable one. This presentation is followed by an orientation tour around the hotel to help you locate yourself and give you some ideas and independence for your stay. The tour will end in the vicinity of your hotel.

Day 2: Paris - Luxury Christmas Food & Decoration

Luxury Private Transfer in Paris

A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you safely to your tour in a luxury vehicle.

Luxury Christmas Food & Decoration Private Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide

Get into Christmas magic with this exceptional 3-hour walking tour. Your itinerary will start at Grands Magasins, where you will discover what makes Christmas in Paris so special: food, wine, and decorations. You’ll enter into the paradise of gourmet connoisseurs for an oyster & white wine tasting, and will discover all the Christmas products you have never imagined finding in the same place (cheese, salmon, caviar, foie gras, chocolate, gingerbread, and more).

For sugar lovers, you will also taste either the Christmas special macarons or eclairs. After the first tasting, you will admire the Christmas lights, decorations, and trees in Grands Magasins.

Afterwards, you’ll go on the roofs of Paris for an amazing panoramic view and stop at a decoration shop. You’ll continue the walk to the Madeleine area with its church, gourmet, and tableware shops. Then, you will take the little streets and passages, full of Christmas lights and decorations until you reach one of Paris’s best wine bars for a foie gras and champagne tasting.

Day 3: Paris - Christmas Markets in the City of Lights

Enjoy the Parisian Christmas Markets

Some of our favorite Christmas Markets in Paris can be found in the following locations: the Tuileries Garden (formerly along the Champs-Élysées), Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Saint-Sulpice, Place de la Nation, Place des Abesses in Montmartre, Gare de l’Est and Trocadero.

Illumination Tour of Paris with Champagne in a Legendary Citroën 2CV

Paris, City of Light, is never more stunning than at night, when she truly lives up to her name, with her illuminated avenues and spot-lit monuments taking on a fairy-tale dimension.

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of champagne and visit Paris in a classic, open-topped Citroën 2CV with an English-speaking guide. See the highlights of central Paris including the Avenue des Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, Pont Alexandre III, the Petit and Grand Palais, the Place de la Concorde, the Garnier Opera, the Place Vendôme, the Louvre Pyramide, the Île de la Cité, and the Notre Dame Cathedral and more of an overview of Paris from her balcony in Montmartre.

You will love the chiaroscuro contrast brought up by the Capital and the unique splendor of the City of Light at night.

Day 4: Paris - Private Walking Tour

Luxury Private Transfer in Paris

A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you safely to your tour in a luxury vehicle.

Paris’ Wonderful Covered Passages Private Walking Tour

Your guide will take you through these secret passages and shopping arcades on a wonderful walk. The covered passages are a set of arcades constructed between buildings to improve traffic flow and to also create shopping galleries.

Located on the Rive Droite and near the main boulevards, these structures were created for wealthy clients. The passages had their heyday in the first half of the 19th century and were numbered to be more than 130 at that time.

They were abandoned following the construction of Hausmann’s great works and the emergence of department stores.

You will get to enjoy the beauty of these passages that have been finely preserved over the years while preserving their authentic side. During your walk, you will cross the 2nd and 9th arrondissement, explore and discover many emblematic passages among those still open and accessible to the public.

You will experience many places which you would probably have not known existed while listening to historical anecdotes related by your guide, about people who marked the history of France.

Day 5: Paris

Private Transfer from your Accommodation to Paris Airport

A private driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you safely to Paris airport in a Mercedes Class E or Mercedes Viano Deluxe Minivan.

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About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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