A WEEK IN PARIS
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8 Days | 7 Nights
7 nights hotel accommodation
Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
Self guided tour of the Louvre Museum, home to the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon among thousands more
City tour of Paris: Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triumph, the Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower
An hour of cruising along the River Seine
Gourmet wine, cheese and charcuterie tasting in a historic 17th-century cellar
Learn the tricks to make perfect French Macroons in a small group macroon class
Entrance fees to museums and sites as outlined in the program
Visit the greatest symbols of France’s monarchy at the Palace of Versailles
Lunch Cruise on the Ducasse Sur Seine
Day 1: Bonjour Paris / Louvre Museum
Your Sky Vacations ambassador will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a “Skip the Line” self guided tour of the Louvre Museum, the world’s more famous art museum home to the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon among thousands more. This is a self-guided
tour at your own pace. Stay as long as you like. Museum hours are from 9 am to 6 pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and from 9:00 am to 9:45 pm on
Wednesdays and Fridays.
Day 2: Paris City Tour
Today discover Paris’s most famous sites with an expert guide. Travel in style and comfort aboard a chauffeured luxury minibus and set off to see the most beautiful
city in the world! Stop for a photo in front of the majestic Hôtel des Invalides before heading down the Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triumph to the Place de la
Concorde. Marvel at the Palais Garnier Opera house and admire the impressive architecture of the Place Vendôme. Enjoy a visit at the 1st and 2nd floor of the Eiffel
Tower with skip-the-line entrance. Your tour ends with an hour-long river cruise. Sit back, relax, and enjoy iconic views of Paris while learning about its monuments’ history and architecture.
Day 3: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting
Today is an incredible opportunity to taste French cheeses in a historic 17th-century cheese maturing cellar in Paris’s chic le Marais neighborhood. Learn the subtlety of tasting exceptional cheeses and pairing them with wonderful wines. Lunch begins with a food tour and a visit to the cheese cave. Your cheese specialist points you towards the best places to find the gourmet French food and ingredients in Paris including bread, pastries, fruit, wine, and charcuterie, etc. You will never
taste cheese and wine the same way ever again! Your tasting includes a generous selection of cheeses and charcuterie, 3 glasses of wine, homemade desserts, coffee
Day 4: Claude Monet’s Garden & Macaroon Class
Escape Paris for a half-day excursion to the home and gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet, with a guide. Immerse yourself in the world of the painter,
famous for his landscapes of water lilies, the Japanese bridge, and irises. See the beautiful water lily pond and Monet’s legendary Japanese-inspired bridge for
yourself. Admire the lush green landscapes of the Normand countryside as you travel by luxury air-conditioned coach to the village of Giverny. Take the opportunity to explore Monet’s pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked for many years. At the end of your visit, see the village. The gift and bookshop is housed in what was once the studio where Monet painted the huge Water Lilies canvases.
Afternoon Small Group Macaroon Class
Chefs and home cooks know that macaroons require a few steps and tricks to make perfectly. This exciting class shows you the techniques and gives you the practice need to feel confident making these in your own kitchen. Learn about Italian meringue, adding color the right way, the macaronade, and making tasty fillings between two shells. Your class ends with time to enjoy your creations and afternoon tea.
Day 5: Palace of Versailles
A stone’s throw from Paris, Versailles is perhaps the greatest symbols of France’s monarchy. Depart your hotel accommodation at 8:00 am for a journey to Versailles,
(The number of participants is limited to a maximum of eight to allow you to enjoy a tailor-made excursion with your driver-guide.) The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts from 1682 to 1789. The Palace has more than 700 rooms and stretches for over 721,000 square feet. Marvel at the palace’s most beautiful rooms: the King’s Grand Apartments, the Queen’s Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, which include the Coronation Room and the Queen’s Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the gardens and admire the 386 works of art (including more than 200 statues), fountains, flowerbeds, ponds, and trees.
Day 6: Experience Paris on a Luxury Restaurant Bus
The “Bustronome” offers a unique fusion of sightseeing and fine dining. Admire the City of Light’s best views while indulging in a refined four-course meal at this luxury restaurant on a double-decker bus. The glass-ceilinged roof makes for fabulous panoramic views (the kitchen is below!). Ready for a truly out of the ordinary and memorable dining experience? You’ve found it.
Day 7: Lunch Cruise on the Ducasse Sur Seine
Enjoy a unique experience at lunch, cruising on the first 100% electric boat on the Seine river. Delight in spectacular views over the most beautiful landmarks of the
capital along the journey. Chef Francis Fauvel presents a modern and refined French cuisine, entirely prepared on board. A 100-reference wine list of exceptional, environmentally sustainable terroirs, ranging from the great classics to the new wave winemakers, complements the menu.
Day 8: Au revoir Paris
You Sky Vacations ambassador will meet you for a private transfer to the airport.
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