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7 Days | Christmas Holiday Season in the City of Lights, Paris, France

Paris at Christmas Time

The Original Small Group Tour at Christmas Time
Discovery Walks with Journey Tour Captain
Christmas Markets in Paris

An 8 Day Adventure: Paris, France at Christmas Time.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS JOURNEY THROUGH PARIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME:

  • An Authentic Small Group up to 16 Guests
  • Christmas-themed Discovery Walks with your Tour Captain in Each City
  • Sightseeing Experiences, featuring Expert French Guides
  • Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, or the Louvre Museum
  • Champs-Élysées Christmas Market: One of the most famous in Paris
  • Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur: Christmas Market at the foot of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica
  • Le Marais and Île de la Cité: Artisanal gifts, festive decorations, and gourmet food products!
  • Versailles and Christmas Market: Wide array of artisanal goods, gourmet food, and festive entertainment.
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Left Bank: Visit the Christmas Market for unique gifts, artisanal crafts, and seasonal treats.
  • Journey's Exclusive All-included Welcome Dinner in Paris with unlimited Premium Beverages; 6 Breakfasts, 3 Journey Style Dinners in Deluxe.
  • Skip-the-Line Admissions, Special Access Sightseeing when selected
See the complete Day-by-Day Itinerary
Journey's Prime Located Hotels

Journey's hotels are in and around the heart of the cities and villages.

TOUR COMMENCES: PARIS, 7 Days/6 Nights
Paris at Christmas Time is a beauty and wonder to behold. Visit the world famous Christmas markets to find your favorite gifts and souvenirs.

 


EXPLORE PARIS & ITS CHRISTMAS MARKETS

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Consider our Flight and Early Arrival Options
Your flight to Paris should land on Day 1 of the itinerary — this means you should depart your home airport the day prior — your round-trip travel time on this Journey is 8 Days (7 Days, 6 Nights Land). Many of our travelers arrive a "full day early" to recover from their overnight flight — inquire with us about a pre-tour overnight hotel room in Paris. Airfare is not included. Inquire about our Business Class and Premium Economy Airfare.

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PARIS

Eiffel Tower in Paris

Discovery WalkDiscovery Walk: Paris at Christmas Time
Upon your arrival in Paris, you'll check into our hotel, dropping off your bags and freshening up before beginning your Parisian adventure with the Tour Captain on our Discovery Walk.

As the afternoon unfolds, the City of Light beckons you to explore its iconic landmarks. We will enjoy walking in the area around our hotel in the Saint Germain neighborhood which traverses the 5th, 6th and 7th arrondissements. We will make our way to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, where we will admire its stunning facade and intricate interior.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Paris Dinner (Deluxe and Classic)

For your evening repast, immerse yourself in the ambiance of a traditional Parisian brasserie as we indulge in classic French cuisine, savoring dishes like boeuf bourguignon or coq au vin, accompanied by a glass of fine wine. Afterwards, allow yourself to soak in the enchanting atmosphere of Paris by night, as the city comes alive with twinkling lights and bustling energy. Paris at Christmas time is truly magical!

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Paris, 6 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Hotel Dames des Arts, Hotel d'Aubusson, Relais Christine or Similar
Classic: Classic Hotel - Inquire with Us.

DAY 2: Champs-Élysées Christmas MarketParis Christmas

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Paris Christmas Traditions

We begin our day with the festive spirit of the Champs-Élysées Christmas Market. Wander through the rows of stalls adorned with twinkling lights, offering an array of artisanal crafts, holiday decorations, and mouthwatering delicacies. As you stroll down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, take in the enchanting sights of decorated storefronts and street performers, adding to the magical ambiance of the season.

Suggested for Tonight: In the evening, treat yourself to the cultural delights of Paris by attending a Christmas concert or show at one of the city's renowned theaters or concert halls. Immerse yourself in the melodies of classical music or the enchanting performances of ballet or theater, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Tonight, join the Tour Captain for an optional dinner or explore at your leisure.

 

DAY 3: Montmartre and Sacré-CœurMontmartre

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure:Venture with us to Montmartre, a picturesque neighborhood steeped in artistic history and charm. Begin your day at the Christmas Market nestled at the foot of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, where you can peruse stalls offering handmade gifts and festive treats. Climb the steps to the Sacré-Cœur for breathtaking views of Paris, whose beauty is heightened by the festive spirit of the season.

Then enjoy time at leisure.

After descending from the heights of Montmartre, lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets lined with quaint cafes and boutiques. Discover hidden gems around every corner, from local artisans' studios to vintage bookstores, immersing yourself in the bohemian allure of this iconic neighborhood.

Tonight, join the Tour Captain for an optional dinner or explore at your leisure.


DAY 4: Le Marais and Île de la Cité

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Embark on a journey through the historic streets of Le Marais, a vibrant district known for its eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, and cafes. Spend your morning leisurely wandering through its cobblestone streets, stopping to admire the unique architecture and vibrant street art.

Notre Dame in Paris Cross the Seine to Île de la Cité, the historic heart of Paris, where you'll find the Notre-Dame Cathedral standing majestically amidst the Christmas market. Explore the market's offerings, from handcrafted gifts to festive treats, before delving into the history and grandeur of Notre-Dame on a guided tour.

As the afternoon unfolds, meander through the charming streets of Île de la Cité, perhaps pausing to admire the intricate details of Sainte-Chapelle or to enjoy a scenic stroll along the banks of the Seine.

Journey Dinners IconDinner in Paris (Deluxe and Classic)
As evening descends, join your Tour Captain and indulge in a decadent dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, savoring the flavors of French cuisine.


DAY 5: Leisure or
Versailles and La Défense Christmas MarketVersailles Palace

Sightseeing IconToday's Optional Adventure: 

Optionally, take a journey to the opulent Palace of Versailles, a testament to France's royal history and grandeur. Explore its lavish halls and expansive gardens, marveling at the intricate details of its architecture and the splendor of its fountains. Inquire for pricing.

This afternoon we will make our way to La Défense, Europe's largest business district, transformed into a winter wonderland for the Christmas season. Explore the sprawling Christmas market, where you can discover unique gifts, gourmet delights, and festive entertainment against the backdrop of modern skyscrapers.

As evening falls, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the market, sampling seasonal treats and browsing the stalls for last-minute treasures.

Conclude your day with an optional dinner with the Tour Captain at one of the nearby restaurants, savoring the flavors of French cuisine in a festive setting. Or enjoy exploring at your leisure.


DAY 6: Enjoy your Day at Leisure in Paris

Saint Germain

We recommend you savor your final day in Paris with a leisurely exploration of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Left Bank. Begin your day at the Christmas Market in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where you can browse artisanal crafts, sample gourmet delicacies, and soak in the festive atmosphere.

Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Seine, crossing iconic bridges like the Pont Neuf and Pont des Arts as you admire the city's timeless beauty. Explore the charming streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, stopping to peruse its boutiques, bookstores, and art galleries, each offering a glimpse into Parisian culture and creativity.

Journey Dinners IconAurevoir! Farewell Dinner (Deluxe & Classic)

As the day draws to a close, indulge in our final farewell dinner at another favorite restaurant of ours, savoring the flavors of French cuisine one last time. Raise a toast to the memories you've made and the adventures that await, knowing that Paris will always hold a piece of your heart.

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DAY 7: Departure

Versailles Palace

Depending on your flight schedule, spend your last morning in Paris soaking up the atmosphere of the city one last time.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel or a local cafe or bakery, perhaps indulging in some freshly baked croissants or pastries.

Check out of your hotel and head to the airport on the Included Departure Transfer, taking with you memories of a magical Christmas holiday in Paris.