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One Week in Paris

8 Days / 7 Nights

Paris

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Called the City of Lights for a reason, Paris is abundant in amazing things to see and do. Spending one week in the French capital means that you have enough time not only to check out the city's famous sights, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, but also to delve into the essence of the real city, explore the secrets of French cuisine, and see more of France on easy day trips. From standing in awe before masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo at the Louvre Museum to walking along the elegant Champs-Elysees, the romantic banks of the Seine River, or the narrow alleys of Montmartre to stepping inside the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral or the lavish Palace of Versailles, this one-week Paris itinerary has it all. Apart from exploring the heart of Paris, you will also visit the charming village of Giverny where Monet spent most of his life, and Champagne where you will learn the secrets of - and taste - the world-renowned bubbly nectar.

One of our team members in France will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, a valuable source of information on the best Paris has to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips, from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3 to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Paris tour

7 Nights in Paris

7 Nights in Paris

8 days in Paris
8 days in Paris

7 Nights in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and drive you to your centrally located accommodation. The journey time to the city center is about one hour.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Seine Boat Group Cruise Experience Including Dinner (Privilège Service)

Welcome To The City of Light

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

When in Paris, you shouldn't miss any chance to see the city in the evening, with its iconic landmarks and monuments illuminated to perfection. For your first evening in Paris, we recommend a cruise along the Seine River at the magical moment when the day gives way to the night. Enjoy enchanting views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville (City Hall), Pont Neuf (New Bridge), Pont Alexandre, and many more while savoring a delicious dinner paired with French wine onboard an all-glass boat.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Paris

Introduction to Paris Private Tour

Introduction to Paris Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This tour is the perfect introduction to Paris, an overview of the city to help you find your bearings and feel confident enough to explore Paris further on your own. In the company of your knowledgeable guide, get ready to marvel at the French capital's most iconic landmarks along the Seine.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Enjoying Paris Like a Local

Suggestion to explore on your own

There's no doubt that a trip to Paris must include visits to the city's most iconic attractions. That said, it's always a great idea to take some time to explore the lesser-known districts, the ones that mostly locals frequent. Cour du Commerce St-André and Canal Saint-Martin are two of the most authentic parts of Paris, offering a glimpse into the life of real Parisians. However, the most off-the-beaten-path neighborhood is probably Belleville, a district where locals hang out over a glass of wine or a meal consisting of mouthwatering local food. For that reason, Belleville is the best place for travelers to mingle with locals to their heart's content.

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Paris

The Village of Montmartre Private Tour

The Village of Montmartre Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

With the magnificent Sacré Coeur Basilica overlooking the almost unbearably pretty Montmartre, this neighborhood feels like a painting coming to life. Quaint cobblestone alleys, the romantic Place du Tertre, and the legendary Moulin Rouge are only a few of Montmartre’s charms to discover during this 2-hour tour. A must for fans of the film Amelie.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

The Original Flavors of Paris Private Tour

A Taste of Paris

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The best way to get to know a destination is through its distinct tastes. When in Paris, we recommend taking a private tour of the French capital's original flavors. During this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the quaint Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in the company of a knowledgeable local guide, while eating your way through the iconic streets of Paris. The tour includes various tastings, from croissants, cheese, and baguettes to wine, chocolates, and jams.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Your Third Full Day in Paris

Louvre Museum Tickets

Louvre Museum Tickets

Included in your vacation package price.

Explore the work famous Louvre at your own pace with your timed-entrance ticket. See unmissable and iconic artwork such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and get lost in the galleries of this magnificent palace.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : Unlimited within the opening hours

Shopping in Paris

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

In Paris, fashion and shopping are at the core of the city's culture. During your trip to the French capital, we recommend spending at least a few hours roaming around the city's main shopping districts to feel what it's like to be a true Parisian. From luxury shopping at high-end fashion brand stores along the Champs-Élysées or window shopping at the shiny department stores that line Boulevard Haussmann, such as the famous Galeries Lafayette, to mingling with locals at the small boutiques of the most off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, like Canal Saint-Martin, Paris offers endless opportunities to indulge in this favorite French pastime. For a more immersive experience, consider combining shopping with a private tour of one of the city's most picturesque neighborhoods; either Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Le Marais, probably the best neighborhood for shopping in Paris.

Marais District Private Tour

Marais District Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A three-hour-long tour takes you to the fashionable quarter of Le Marais, known for the hip boutiques, galleries, and museums. One of the oldest parts of Paris reveals its charm on every corner. Our local expert will share many intriguing stories about Le Marais to render your overall experience all the more memorable.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Saint Germain des Pres Private Tour

Saint Germain des Pres Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Get acquainted with one of the loveliest Paris neighborhoods. A favorite among artists and writers in the 1920s, St. Germain des Prés offers a quintessentially Parisian experience with beautiful 19th-century buildings, unique art galleries, and iconic cafés. During the tour, you will also visit the Luxembourg Gardens, St. Sulpice Church, and a picturesque street lined with cafés and food shops.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Your Fourth Full Day in Paris

Versailles Castle Half Day Private Guided Tour

Versailles Castle Half Day Private Guided Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

If you have limited time but still want to make the most of your visit to Versailles, a half-day trip to this magnificent palace might be the perfect choice for you. During this four-hour guided tour of Versailles, your guide will walk you through the most important parts of the Palace, including the King and Queen's apartments, the Royal Chapel, and the famous hall of mirrors. In the end, you will visit the gardens of Versailles, known as the most refined French-style gardens.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Paris By Night

Suggestion to explore on your own

Whether inspired by Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris or not, your trip to Paris would never be complete without a night out in the glittering City of Light. From sipping on exquisite wine at a low-key bar to dancing the night away in a trendy club, Paris nightlife has it all. One of the things not to miss in Paris at night is a cabaret show. A tradition that dates back to the late 19th century, cabaret shows are an integral part of Parisian culture, and you can enjoy them in places like Moulin Rouge and Lido de Paris. For a more down-to-earth experience among locals, head to the neighborhood of Bastille, which turns into the liveliest party scene when the night falls in Paris.

Paris By Night

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Fifth Full Day in Paris

Giverny Half Day Private Tour

Giverny Half Day Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Get out of Paris to the countryside to visit the charming village Giverny, where Monet, the father of Impressionism, lived for 43 years. See the winding alleys and flower beds and learn about Monet's life and his passion for flowers and nature.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Paris Tunes

Suggestion to explore on your own

For music lovers, Paris is a city of wonders. The French capital is dotted with live music bars for all tastes. From jazz, blues, and folk to rock, hip hop, and electro tunes, the city's live music scene has something for everyone. Music bars aside, Paris is also renowned for its brilliant street performers. The charming neighborhood of Le Marais is a favorite among singers and bands. In Place des Vosges in particular, you may come across an opera singer or two filling the air with their heavenly voices. Probably the most unexpected places to enjoy live music in Paris are the city's metro stations, where performers of all music genres and ages make the daily commute a bit more pleasant.

Paris Tunes

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Sixth Full Day in Paris

Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience

Learning The Secrets of Champagne

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

During your trip to Paris, we recommend taking an easy day trip to nearby Champagne, the capital of everyone's favorite sparkling wine. This full-day trip across the birthplace of champagne will initiate you to the secrets of bubbly wine-making, while you sip on exquisite champagne from various local producers.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 11 hours

Musee d'Orsay Group Tour

Musee d'Orsay Group Tour

During the visit of one of the most famous museums of France - Musee d'Orsay (the Orsay Museum) you will be able to mingle among the world famous artists’ iconic paintings of Impressionism. With your local art-enthusiast guide, you will hear delightful stories of world’s brilliant Impressionists such as Van Gogh, Manet, Cezanne, Monet, Renoir and others. Whether you're an art lover or have never entered a museum, your guide will grab your attention while narrating diverse stories, pointing out the main highlights, following it also with some anecdotes. This way, your guide will bring you closer to the world of these glorious artists.

An extra benefit that this tour brings is that the tickets for the Musee d'Orsay Group Tour will allow you to skip the line and enter the museum straight away!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

It's time to leave France behind. On your day of departure, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to the airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Paris

After the Crowds Versailles Group Tour
Light4 hours
Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau, Full Day Private Tour to Loire Valley
Moderate11 hours
Giverny Monet's House and Versailles Group Day Tour
Light9 hours
Heart of Paris Group Tour
Light2 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Paris

7 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrival Transfer
Introduction to Paris Private Tour
The Village of Montmartre Private Tour
Louvre Museum Tickets
Versailles Castle Half Day Private Guided Tour
Giverny Half Day Private Tour
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Departure Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

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Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Vincent & Norrie
Vincent & Norrie
Virginia

I love that all the logistics are handled and that I know I always have someone for support during the trip.

I love that all the logistics are handled and that I know I always have someone for support during the trip.

Year : 2022
Visited : France
Itinerary : Paris, Amboise, Paris
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : France
Itinerary : Paris, Amboise, Paris
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Review by Kristen & Tara
Kristen & Tara
Maine

JayWay Travel is an excellent concierge company. From planning through the actual trip, everything was taken care of and our trip to France a memorable and enjoyed trip. I would highly recommend them to family and friends.

JayWay Travel is an excellent concierge company. From planning through the actual trip, everything was taken care of and our trip to France a memorable and enjoyed trip. I would highly recommend them to family and friends.

Year : 2022
Visited : France
Itinerary : Paris, Avignon, Nice
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : France
Itinerary : Paris, Avignon, Nice
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Anna, Eric, Lauren & Riley
Anna, Eric, Lauren & Riley
California

JayWay Travel was so helpful in planning our trip. They worked around my pre-planned biking trip and everything was seamless!

JayWay Travel was so helpful in planning our trip. They worked around my pre-planned biking trip and everything was seamless!

Year : 2022
Visited : France, Belgium, Netherlands
Itinerary : Paris, Tours, Bike Tour, Tours, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : France, Belgium, Netherlands
Itinerary : Paris, Tours, Bike Tour, Tours, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam
Rating :
5 / 5
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