One Week In Paris

Public Tours / by Air and Land
8 Day
  • Itinerary

    Spring (especially April and May) and autumn are ideal for visiting Paris, as crowds will be thinner, but the weather will be nice. The temperature in May: 20° / 11°
     
    Date: May 7-15, 2023 (9 days/7 nights)
    Fixed Departure – this is a tour package with a fixed departure date, and fixed inclusions.
    Group size: Maximum 16 participants
    NOTE: This tour is NOT recommended for those with mobility issues. We will walk for about 4 hours a day.
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    What is Paris like in May? May is a wonderful month to visit Paris. If you are looking to find a balance between good weather and crowds, you will not find it any better than Paris in May. In May, spring is in full flow, days are longer, and you will find plenty to do in and out. May in Paris is a great time to stroll through the city, enjoy the numerous parks’ colors, and have a drink in a sunny café. Overall, Paris in May is a combination of city perfection & good weather with busy crowds (but not like in the summer).

     
    ****** One Week In Paris  (ITINERARY) ******
     
    Day 1 – SUN 7 MAY 2023)Flight from Toronto to Paris  
    Departure flight: (Nonstop) Flight from Toronto to Paris by Air Transat @ 9:10 PM - 10:35 AM+1 Flight duration is 7h 25m 
     
    Day 2 – MON 8 MAY 2023) Paris 
    Arrive in Paris @ 10.35 AM. Transfer from the airport to the hotel (Hôtel André Latin 3*) in the heart of the Latin Quarter, very close to Luxembourg Gardens. We will stay there for 7 nights. 
    4 to 8 PM: Half-day Guided Walking Tour to visit: Notre Dame + Sainte Chapelle (inside) + Seine River cruise West of Ile de la Cite.  
     
    Day 3 – TUE 9 MAY 2023) Paris 
    9 AM to 1 PM: Half-day Guided Walking Tour to visit: Palais-Royal, Musée du Louvre (outside), Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe  
     
    Day 4 – WED 10 MAY 2023) Paris 
    9 AM to 1 PM: Half-day Guided Walking Tour to visit: Panthéon (inside), Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Latin Quarter   
     
    Day 5 – THU 11 MAY 2023) Paris 
    9 AM to 1 PM: Half-day Guided Walking Tour to visit: Eiffel Tower (outside); Champ de Mars, Palais Garnier, and Galeries Lafayette Haussmann.   
     
    Day 6 – FRI 12 MAY 2023) Paris 
    9 AM to 12 PM: Half-day Guided Walking Tour to visit: Montmartre and the Sacre-Coeur Basilica (inside)
     
    Day 7 – SAT 13 MAY 2023) Paris 
    FULL DAY FREE TO DO OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES  (listed at the bottom of this page)
     
    Day 8 – SUN 14 MAY 2023) Paris 
    FULL DAY FREE TO DO OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (listed at the bottom of this page)
     
    Day 9 – MON 15 MAY 2023) Flight from Paris to Toronto 
    Transfer from the hotel to the airport. 
    Return flight: (Nonstop) Flight from Paris to Toronto by Air Transat @ 12:20 PM - 2:45 PM. Flight duration is 8h 25m (Nonstop) 
     

    Price & Inclusions

    PRICE: 
    * Double room: CA$3250 (taxes are included) per person in double occupancy SOLD OUT
    * Single room: CA$3950 (taxes are included) per person in single occupancy (the single supplement is CA$700) SOLD OUT
     
    NOTE: 
    >> If you need a roommate, please ask. Not guaranteed.
    >> In European cities like Paris, the rooms are typically smaller than standard rooms in North America. Therefore, in their double rooms, they offer either 1 Double bed (140 cm) /OR/ 2 Single beds (80 cm each). And in their single rooms, they offer 1 single bed (80 cm). A double bed is 12 cm narrower than a queen bed. You can see the details of the hotel's rooms on this page: https://www.hotelandrelatin.fr/en/the

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    Payment Schedules:
    * A deposit of CA$300 is due at the time of booking (which is non-refundable).
    * The balance is due 90 days prior to departure (by 6 FEB 2023)
    * The tour will be 100% non-refundable after the final payment is done. 
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    What’s included:
    • * Round-trip flight on Air Transat-direct flight, (includes 1st checked bag FREE, 23kg)- Standard seat
    • * Round-trip Airport/Hotel Transfers by minibus
    • * 7 nights in a centrally located Hotel in Paris (Hôtel André Latin 3*) in the heart of the Latin Quarter, very close to Luxembourg Gardens
    • * Daily Breakfast at Hotel
    • * Seine River Cruise
    • * 5 Half-Day Guided Walking Tours of Paris (covering all of the attractions mentioned in the itinerary including Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, Palais-Royal, Musée du Louvre (outside) Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Panthéon, Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Latin Quarter,  Eiffel Tower (outside); Champ de Mars, Palais Garnier, and Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Montmartre and the Sacre-Coeur Basilica
    • * Admission to Sainte Chapelle
    • * Admission to Palais Garnier
    • * Admission to Panthéon
    • * Guided city tours are a combination of walking and Paris Métro (metro tickets are included in this package)
    • * Your tour conductor will travel with you from Toronto
    • * All Taxes/Service Charges
    What’s NOT Included:
    • * Lunch and dinner
    • * OPTIONAL Tours and activities (List of optional tours will be published later) 
    • * Gratuity to our local guides in Paris
    ******************* FLIGHT INFORMATION *********************
    Direct flights on Air Transat 
    Departure: Sun, May 7, 2023: (Nonstop) Flight from Toronto to Paris by Air Transat - TS188 @ 9:10 PM - 10:35 AM+1 Flight duration is 7h 25m - Arrives Mon, May 8.
    Return: Mon, May 15, 2023: (Nonstop) Flight from Paris to Toronto by Air Transat - TS189 @ 12:20 PM - 2:45 PM. Flight duration is 8h 25m (Nonstop)
    THE AIRCRAFT IS: Airbus A321LR - SEATING PLAN
     
    Our Group booking includes 1st Checked bag FREE
    Max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)
    Max. linear dimensions per bag: 158 cm (62in)
    If you have any questions about baggage allowance (Fees, Weight, and Dimensions), please check Air Transat’s baggage allowance

    **We need the following information from each participant. BASED ON PASSPORT DETAILS.
    Please email the information to: info@FunTours.ca
    LAST NAME // FIRST NAME // MIDDLE NAME // TITLE (Mr. Ms, Mrs...) // GENDER // DATE OF BIRTH
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    CHECK-IN: You will be able to check in individually 24 hours before the departure.
    Wearing a mask: 
    As of October 1, 2022, masks are no longer mandatory at the airport, throughout the flight, during transfers, and on excursions.
    The choice to wear a mask or not is at your discretion.
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    NOTE: A STANDARD SEAT WILL BE ASSIGNED AUTOMATICALLY FOR EVERYONE IN OUR GROUP 45 days before the tour. It means we do not know what type of standard seat you will be getting (Aisle/Middle/Window) now. BUT (ONLY if you need to upgrade your seat/choose in advance), please see the following fees and information.
     
    AIR TRANSAT - Advance seat selection 
    If you would like to select/upgrade your seat, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
    IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT UPGRADING YOUR SEAT
    • o A standard seat will be assigned for you automatically by Air Transat 45 days prior to departure. It means we don't know what seat you will get until that time. Therefore, if you would like to guarantee a specific seat (Aisle/Window/more Legroom or Exit row), you must let us know ASAP and be ready to pay up-front. Please refer to the above link/table for the rates 
    • o The Group seat block is located in the middle to the back of the aircraft typically over the wing. The block does not include any exit row or special request seating.   
    • o Changes can be made within the assigned block to families that are not seated together (for free), but all other changes will incur a charge.  
    • o 45 days prior to departure you will know what type of standard seat you will be getting (Aisle/Middle/Window). But you may not be able to upgrade it at that time since your preferred seats may not be available at that time. That's why we suggest upgrading ASAP if you really like to guarantee a specific seat (Aisle/Window/more Legroom or Exit row). 
    • o If you decided to upgrade/choose your seat in advance, **We need the following information from you immediately BASED ON PASSPORT DETAILS. LAST NAME // FIRST NAME // MIDDLE NAME // TITLE (Mr. Ms, Mrs...) // GENDER // DATE OF BIRTH. We also need your credit card details to give to Air Transat since they charge you directly for the seat selection.
    • o As part of a group, the seat selection process will take between 10 to 20 days. Please be patient.

    Pickup

    You will see "Noushin" (your tour conductor) at Pearson Airport, at the departure gate, one hour before the flight. She will travel with you from Toronto.  

    Tour Attractions

    Eiffel Tower (Tour d'Eiffel)
     
    Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries)
     
    Luxembourg Gardens (Le Jardin du Luxembourg)
     
    Palais Garnier
     
    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
     
    Palais-Royal
     
    Seine River Cruise
     
    Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre)
     
    Montmartre and the Sacre-Coeur Basilica
     
    Arc de Triomphe - Champs-Élysées 
     
    Panthéon
     
    Sainte-Chapelle
     

    Note

    • * Please READ the itinerary and make sure it suits your interests and ability before making any booking
    • * Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of leaving Europe.
    • * We recommend Travel Insurance.
    TRAVEL PROTECTION PLANS
    For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance with Emergency Medical, Trip Cancellation, and interruption (and ask them about their COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plans). Here is a list of some Travel Insurance companies for Canadian Travellers:
     
    Travel Insurance Coverage on your credit card
    If you have travel insurance on your credit card, please make sure about the details of their insurance coverage.
     
    OPTIONAL TOURS/ACTIVITIES: 
    • * Half-day Guided tour to the Palace of Versailles with priority access (4.5 hours)
    • * Carbaret Show at Moulin Rouge
    • * 1 Day E-Ticket "Big Bus" Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
    • * Summit Eifel Tower Ticket with priority access and audio guide (2 hours)
    • * Skip-the-Line Guided tour of the Louvre Museum (2 hours)
    • * Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour (2 hours)
    • * Full-day Guided tour to Mont-Saint-Michel (14 hours)
    • * Full-day Guided tour to Loire Valley Castles (13 hours)
    • * Full-day Guided tour to Bruges (14 hours)
    NOTE:
    • * We will create a What's app group chat 2 months before the trip. We will discuss the optional tours/activities that you are interested in. Some of which can be done as a group. For example, many people are interested to do the Guided Tour of Versailles. We will probably make it a group visit. Let's discuss this later.
    • * We have contracts with some local suppliers such as PARISCityVISIONOur discount level on their published rate is 7 to 13% (depending on the tour/activity). We also have other local suppliers through which we make group bookings.
    • * Just keep in mind that some waiting/lineups are always involved. "Skip the line" is often a simple marketing trick!
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