Day 1 - Depart for Paris, France
Arrive at Boston Logan International Airport and check-in for your overnight flight to France.
Day 2 - Arrive Parus
Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel (on own). The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin to discover this first class world city.
Day 3 - Paris
A day trip to Versailles is a great way to experience the grandeur and opulence of the Palace of Versailles, which was once the residence of the French kings. Here are some things you can do during your day trip:
1) Visit the Palace of Versailles: The palace is the main attraction of the town and offers visitors the chance to explore the grandeur and extravagance of the French monarchy. Highlights include the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Apartments, and the Chapel.
2) Stroll through the Gardens: The gardens of Versailles are extensive and breathtaking, with perfectly manicured lawns, sculptures, fountains, and flower beds. You can spend hours exploring the gardens and taking in the beautiful scenery.
3) Watch the Musical Fountains Show: If you visit during the summer months, you can catch the Musical Fountains Show, which is a display of water features, synchronized to classical music. The show takes place on certain days and times, so be sure to check the schedule in advance.
4) Explore the Grand Trianon: This smaller palace was built as a retreat for the French king and features beautiful gardens and elegant architecture.
5) Enjoy a Picnic: The grounds of Versailles are the perfect place for a picnic. Bring some snacks and a blanket and enjoy a relaxing break in the beautiful surroundings.
To make the most of your day trip, it’s a good idea to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds and give yourself plenty of time to explore. You can reach Versailles easily by train from Paris, with regular services departing from several stations throughout the city.
Day 4 - Paris
Spend the day experiencing Paris at your leisure or take in the Louvre. The Grand Louvre Museum, also known as the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre, is one of the world’s largest and most famous museums, located in Paris, France. The museum was originally a royal palace, but was converted into a public museum in 1793, and has been open to the public ever since. The Louvre houses over 35,000 works of art, including famous pieces such as the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo.
Here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit to the Louvre:
1) Plan ahead: The Louvre is massive and it’s impossible to see everything in one visit. Before you go, research which exhibits and pieces you want to see the most, and plan your route accordingly. You can also purchase your tickets online in advance to avoid long lines.
2) Use a map or audio guide: The Louvre is a complex maze of rooms and galleries, so it’s helpful to use a map or an audio guide to help you navigate the museum and find the pieces you want to see.
3) Wear comfortable shoes: The Louvre is enormous, and you’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
4) Visit during off-peak hours: The Louvre is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, so it can get very crowded. To avoid the crowds, try to visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
5) Take breaks: The Louvre can be overwhelming, so take breaks when you need to. There are cafes and restaurants throughout the museum where you can rest and recharge.
Visiting the Louvre is an incredible experience that you’ll never forget. Just be prepared for a lot of walking and a lot of art!
Day 5 - Paris
On your last full day in Paris a hop-on hop-off bus tour in Paris is a great way to see the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions at your own pace. Here’s how it works:
1) Purchase your ticket: You can purchase your ticket online or at one of the many kiosks around the city. Tickets are typically valid for one or two days, and you can use the service as much as you like during that time.
2) Hop on the bus: The hop-on-hop-off buses typically run on several routes that cover the main tourist attractions and landmarks of Paris. When you board the bus, you’ll receive a map and headphones that provide audio commentary in several languages.
3) Hop off at the sights you want to see: The buses stop at designated points near the main tourist attractions, so you can hop off and explore at your leisure. When you’re ready to move on, simply wait at the designated stop for the next bus to come along.
4) Hop back on when you’re ready: The hop-on-hop-off buses run on a continuous loop, so you can hop back on when you’re ready to move on to the next sight.
A great way to cap-off the day is a trip to Montmartre for stunning views of Paris.
Day 6 - Depart Paris
Transfer to Charles de Gaulle International Airport (on own) for your departure flight back to the USA.