CONTRAST TOURS

TOUR OPTIONS

FROM THE FRENCH RIVIERA THROUGH THE RHÔNE VALLEY, MAY 2019
PARIS
SEE ROOM UPGRADES HERE

It is possible to extend your stay in Paris beyond the dates of the Tour, see below, and you could also go wherever you'd like on your own and come back to Paris to fly back.

* I can book for you additional nights in the hotel where we stay in Paris for $300 in double, $250 in single, including breakfast.

* You can choose the option of Room and Meet for Dinner, in which you follow your own desires all day and meet us for dinner: add $120 per person to the price of the room above.

* You may want to participate in my Paris Itinerary which I guide and is as follows:

Please note that this itinerary entails a fair amount of walking.  We will take buses mostly when people are tired or if we need to speed up of for long distances. This itinerary may evolve in function of the dynamic of the group, the weather and opportunities.


DAY 12 Thursday  May 23

Walk to Notre Dame
Notre dame (climb into the towers)
Palais Royal Lunch
Le Louvre (outside)
Petit Carrousel
Jardin des Tuileries
Place Vendôme
Grands Magasin
Apéritif on the Grands Boulevards
Dinner Chartier (a grand restaurant from the Belle Epoque for all Parisians. The food is ok, nothing more, but the style and atmosphere are unique, you will find yourself back in 1920 in no time)


DAY 13 Friday May 24
This itinerary is made that day so that we may have lunch in a rare gem of a small restaurant, very convivial, as Parisian as it gets.  It is best to go there for lunch on a weekday. Disclosure: this restaurant is so authentic that its only toilet is a turk one.  When I was growing up these were still the norm, although now they are kind of an oddity. There will be more modern bathrooms everywhere else, but you should know what to expect. Turkish toilets BTW, are supposed to be more hygienic, and other than that the restaurant meets all proper standards, in an authentic package. Their food and wine have won them the respect of most Parisians in the know.

Walk to Pont des Arts
Back to Saint Germain des Près
Saint Sulpice
Bus to restaurant
Lunch
Jardin du Luxembourg
Quartier Vavin
Montparnasse

Special Dinner at my friend's Philippe Lambert in his Montparnasse's appartment. Philippe was born in Durham, although I did not know that until I moved here, he was first a customer, then became a friend. He grew up in Montréal, and is perfectly bilingual. The dinner will be catered by a top notch south west restaurant (Basque), we will have the wines of the tour, and Philippe will treat us with some accordion, as he is a rather accomplished modern style accordion player.


DAY 14   Saturday May 25

Shopping in Saint Germain des Près
Lunch by the Canal Saint Martin
Place des Vosges
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Dinner in Saint Germain


DAY 15   Sunday May 26

Trocadéro
Tour Eiffel
Lunch Tour Eiffel
Champs Elysées
Montmartre
Diner d'Adieu.


$635 per person per day if group is of at least 4.

These prices are all inclusive like the rest of the tour, in double accommodation, and therefore include, hotel, meals, drinks , bus, entrance fees etc.
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
* Single accommodation supplement during my Paris itinerary is $110. per day (as the rest of the cost of the room is included in the normal price of the itinerary).
DELUXE ROOMS AND SUITE IN PARIS
The hotel in Paris also offers Deluxe rooms as well as suites, see photographs on right:
Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe rooms, additional $118 per night, subject to availability.
Flowers suite
  • Flowers suite, additional $285 per night, subject to availability.
Coral suite
  • Coral suite, additional $220 per night, subject to availability.
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