8 Days in Paris
A holistic immersion into The City of Lights
September 20-28, 2024
Paris to me is truly eternal.
Leading small groups through this exquisite city since 2006, I find that every visit retains its wonder and magic. She is one of my favorite cities in the world. But it’s not enough for me to just go there. The fun part is sharing it. And nothing beats sharing it from an insider’s perspective.
Imagine yourself saying “bonjour” to your French neighbors as you come and go each morning from your Paris apartment.
One can certainly travel alone in a place like Paris, where it’s easy to walk everywhere, and public transport brims at every turn. But there is only so much one can do on one’s own.
Traveling with me affords exclusive experiences to which one doesn’t otherwise have access. My love of entertaining, for instance, led me to curate a special highlight ~ a dinner party inside the home of a stylish Parisian who takes pride in setting an exquisite table, and where a French chef arrives for the evening to prepare an elegant meal just for us. Curious about the holistic aspect? Read more here.
Join us as we explore Paris with our heart, mind, body, and spirit.
Paris tour highlights
reside 8 nights in a beautiful Parisian apartment in the Marais district, Paris’ oldest and most historic quarter
four mornings of gentle yoga
privately escorted walk + orientation tour of our neighborhood
privately guided chocolate walking tour + tasting
outdoor market tour + picnic in historic Place des Vosges park
hands-on cooking dinner party with chef Karen
hidden corners of Montmartre
Paris’ oldest vineyard, the former grist mills (moulins) that became dance halls, Belle Epoque mansions, quaint alleys + picturesque parks
Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverny ~ travel by train to rural Normandy
privately guided bespoke tour of the majestic Louvre + Impressionist Orsay museums
privately guided Versailles picnic + palace bike tour
Château de Versailles, Royal Inner Gardens + Fountains, Marie Antoinette’s Private Hamlet, visit to Versailles’ award winning outdoor food market for picnic supplies, privately guided bike tour of the Royal Grounds (e-bikes available)
exclusive dinner party in a chic Parisian home with esteemed French chef
Trip price + what it includes
The trip price of $4,500 per person based on shared occupancy includes 8 nights lodging in high-quality, centrally-located apartments, airport pick-up + return, 4 yoga classes, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners, entrance fees to Louvre, Orsay, Château de Versailles + Gardens, Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, Monet’s House + Gardens, train transportation to Normandy + Versailles, metro/bus tickets within Paris, bike rental and helmets at Versailles, privately guided walks + tours, all highlights above, and my services as full-time trip escort and assistance with travel planning. LAND PACKAGE ONLY. Trip cost excludes international flights to/from the US or other city, transportation/taxi/uber other than specified above, tips for guides, and mandatory travel insurance. I am happy to advise on the travel insurance.
MODERATE – This tour involves biking (though e-bikes are available) and a lot of walking, standing, climbing stairs, and navigating uneven terrain, cobblestone alleys, and gravel pathways. This tour is does not provide accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
This tour is open to a maximum of 9 and a minimum of 6 travelers.
Allow 10 days total travel time. You are responsible for arranging your flight; however, I am happy to advise you. When booking your flight, please note the following:
Outbound flight – Due to overnight flight to Europe, you will need to depart the US one day prior to desired arrival date.
Inbound flight – departs France and arrives the US the same day.
Your destination airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
Please, if you can, select flights that arrive in the morning before 10:00am if possible so that you will arrive into the city in time for our group lunch at 1:00pm.
If you wish to arrive a day early, you are welcome to do so.
Departure – Checkout time in the apartments is 10:00am. Keep in mind it is best to allow 4 to 4.5 hours from the time you leave the apartment until your flight departure (1 to 1.5 hours drive + 3 hours minimum at airport to get through security). Most flights depart for the US in the morning, however there are a few that depart in the afternoon.
Please include the flight insurance offered by the airline carrier.