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Small Group Tours of Paris: Costs and Activities
For both Paris Arts & Pleasures in May and Paris & Cathedrals in October the cost is $2500 per person, including 8 nights in a comfortable, modern clean, bright, elegant, perfectly situated (in the 6th Arr. on the Left Bank) 3 star hotel with an impressive breakfast, all ground transportation in Paris, and all events and activities (private tastings, cooking classes, visits to museums and art studios, concerts, etc., etc.) Other meals are at your discretion, specifically to allow freedom of choice - we won't have to all eat together as one does with a big tour group. We'll want to try local cafes and restaurants, often together, but people can also, for instance, opt for a 3 star Michelin adventure or wander off for exploring away from the group. I can suggest special restaurants and help with reservations. Lunches will be where we find ourselves for the day - neighborhood spots and small cafes. Airfare is not included - the tour starts and ends at the hotel.
The beauty of a small group (limit 10 for Paris Arts & Pleasures, 12 for Cathedrals) is the ability to be flexible - I have lots of great things planned and then, as on my Paris & Cathedrals trip in October 2012, many more wonderful moments appear - at a morning market, or during a stroll through an old neighborhood, etc. My deep love for and knowledge of Paris art and history means that I'll be sharing lots of interesting information to give extra dimension and enjoyment to our explorations!
Paris & Cathedrals includes the same great hotel and wonderful daily breakfast, museum admissions in Paris, ground transportation in Paris, and travel excursions outside the city for day trips visiting several of the great Gothic Cathedrals (each trip about 1 hour out of Paris) and fascinating side activities in the towns we visit - including a tour of a Champagne House and Cellar and a canal boat ride through ancient, pre-Roman islands and gardens. Activities in Paris are also planned and included, for example a boat ride on the Seine, a concert and a very special breakfast at a famous historic cafe.
Payments are scheduled in 3 stages. A $500 deposit is required to hold your place. The second payment of $1000 is due 2 months before the start date of the tour, the final payment of $1000 is due 1 month before the start date of the tour. Use the convenient PayPal button on this page. If you prefer to pay by check or bank transfer I will provide address or routing information on request.)