Thursday October 07- Sunday October 17 2021**
Autumn in Paris...an eleven-day leisurely acquaintance with the wonderful French capital by foot, coach and Metro. Delve into its history and architecture, revel in its art and cuisine. Discover its markets, hidden by-ways and back streets, quaint galleries and boutiques all with ample opportunity to pursue one’s own interests. The tour includes a seven-day subway pass, a four-day "front of the line" museum pass, five dinners or lunches in traditional restaurants, a Seine cruise and a classical music concert! Tour escorted by Michael Quinn.
The option of Land Only or Flight Included will be available. **Full details and dates subject to post COVID-19 circumstances.
Evening departure from Toronto to Paris with Air France. Dinner and breakfast will be served.
Sightseeing Theme: Monarchy. Today, we explore selected sites and monuments associated with the French Revolution; Place de la Bastille (where it all started on July 14, 1789), the Carnavale Museum with its excellent memorabilia and the Place des Vosges. Following lunch, we metro to Place de la Concorde (site of the guillotine), the Tuileries Gardens, and the little-known Mausoleum of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. An early dinner before enjoying an evening classic music concert in 13thC. church of Saint- Julien-le-Pauvre.
The D'Orsay plus personal choices. Morning set aside for the D’Orsay Museum, the great Parisian showcase of 19th-century art, with works by masters such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, etc. The remainder of the day for personal choices - an open invitation to visit any other museum or monument: ...the Cluny/Musée du Moyen Age, Picasso or Pompidou Centre. Evening at leisure.
Casual. A day to relax and savour the city. Will it be the counters and tables of Les Puces de Saint-Ouen (better known as the flea market!) or just a morning stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens with its pigeons, manicured trees, groomed pathways, serene atmosphere and Médici Fountain... or one more museum? A late lunch in chic Les Halles before a last view of Paris from the heights of the Eiffel Tower with a little retail therapy in the marvelous Grands Magasins of Printemps, Galeries Lafayette or Bon Marché before our Au Revoir dinner in a classical setting!
After breakfast, coach transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for you return flight to Toronto.
(Please note that the order of visits may have to be adjusted to allow for museums or shops being closed on certain days of the week; the time and venue of the classical music concert are TBA.)
• Airport transfers in Paris; • Accommodation with breakfast based on double occupancy; single room supplement $595 • Meals: daily buffet breakfast & five full-course dinners/lunches; • Sightseeing and visits as per itinerary; • Classical music concert; • Seine River cruise; • Metro Pass valid for 7 days: city travel is mostly by subway, but...be advised that our Parisian exploration necessarily involves some walking! • Museum Pass valid for 4 days.
• Airfare. Flights can be booked if requested once the tour is guaranteed; • Beverages (wine, beer, mineral water, tea, etc.) with dinners; • All items of a personal nature; • Travel insurance. Call Pauwels for pricing.
May 12 - 26, 2021
Land Only: (to and from Rome Airport) : $3,385 based on double occupancy
June 11 - 21, 2021
$3,895 from Toronto (including all taxes and other surcharges)
June 12 - 23, 2021
Price TBA post COVID-19