Revel in the magic of Paris during Christmastime. Come to know its famous art, food, decorations, Christmas markets and world-class shopping. Savor dinner at the Eiffel Tower featuring wonderful French cuisine and breathtaking views of Paris decked out in holiday lights. Glide down the Seine River on a romantic river cruise surrounded by the glittering city skyline. Get acquainted with Paris' fascinating history on an included locally guided tour of the city - you choose: see it by bus or by Metro. Shop at the grand Christmas Market on the Champs-Elysees. Revel in your visits to Paris' most famous department stores with dozens of elegant window displays. Enjoy ample free time to explore the city independently from your centrally located hotel. Spend a day in Reims discovering this ancient city and its provincial Christmas market, followed by a Champagne tasting and tour of a famous cellar. Be immersed in French Christmas culture with a traditional Parisian holiday dinner and music.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 6 Days
|Day 1||Paris||Overnight Flight: Set out for captivating Paris during the most magical time of the year: Christmastime. Come to know this city famous for its world-renowned shopping, art, food and fashion. Its rich history and holiday splendor will astound you while its style dazzles.|
|Day 2||Paris||Paris, France - Tour Begins: Arrive in the 'City of Light' with over 130 streets and multiple public squares decked out with festive illuminations. Tonight, your adventure begins with breathtaking views of the city's sparkling holiday lights while you enjoy dinner featuring delicious French cuisine at the Eiffel Tower. Following dinner, get a different perspective of the city during the holidays with a Seine River cruise. Admire Paris' glittering skyline, adorned with holiday cheer.|
|Day 3||Paris||Paris: Come to know the dramatic highlights of Paris your way - by coach or by Metro! You may choose to take a splendid panoramic coach tour that includes a stop to explore the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral. Or, for a truly local experience, you may prefer to join a local guide who will take you to some of Paris' most iconic sights by Metro. Either way you'll see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome with a local guide. Watch for the lavishly decorated tree on the main plaza. Conclude along the Champs-Elysees with time to meander through the beautiful Christmas market, adorned with over 150,000 Christmas lights. Take some time to sample tasty Parisian holiday treats. Write your own story during a free afternoon. Perhaps you'll visit some of Paris' most famous shopping districts. You also may choose to partake in an optional guided tour at the famous Louvre.|
|Day 4||Paris||Paris: After a relaxing morning, make your way through festively decorated streets before arriving at Paris' two most famous holiday department stores: Galerie Lafayette and Printemps. Take in the beauty and magic of the dozens of window displays featuring animated figures and enchanting decor. Then, head to the most significant Christmas market in Paris - La Defense. This magical market has over 300 wooden chalets full of gifts, food and art. Later you may choose an optional excursion to discover Saint-Germain-des-Pres, known for its artisanal chocolate and specialty pastry shops; your local guide will lead you on foot through this luxurious and artistic neighborhood set along the Seine River, pausing along the way to taste some holiday treats.|
|Day 5||Paris||Paris - Reims - Paris: Today our journey takes us to Champagne country. Experience the holiday magic of the French countryside. Arrive in ancient Reims to visit its towering centerpiece, the Notre-Dame de Reims. This UNESCO World Heritage site was once the place where many of the first French kings were crowned. During a walking tour, discover Reims' main square and pedestrian streets lined with art galleries, cafes, and a provincial Christmas market different than any you have seen in Paris. After free time to enjoy this city, head to one of the world's leading champagne makers located in an impressive Elizabethan-style estate. An expert will lead you on a tour of the estate and to one of the cellars dug between the 14th and 15th centuries. Then, indulge in a tasting of the notable champagne varieties.|
|Day 6||Paris||Paris: Today, relax and take some time to explore on your own or simply do as the Parisians do and sit at a sidewalk cafe and watch the people go by. You may choose an optional tour that takes you to a local market to meet a chef who will introduce you to popular French ingredients and the culture of fresh food in France; then partake in an exclusive cooking class and learn about the wonderful world of French cuisine before dining on a delicious 3-course lunch and local wine. This evening we gather for dinner at a traditional restaurant tucked away in the medieval streets of the Latin Quarter, delightfully decorated for the holidays. Here you'll enjoy a traditional French Christmas feast with local wine and musicians playing Christmas carols. Sit back, relax and soak up some truly authentic French culture and holiday spirit.|
|Day 7||Paris||Paris - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today. Head home with many wonderful memories of your Parisian holiday adventure.|
- Le Meridien Etoile Paris, France
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.