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Paris - The City of Light

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Come with WSA to connect with a local Parisian and enjoy world-class sightseeing, authentic French cuisine in the City of Light with WSA! Together, we’ll skip the line into the Louvre and climb the Eiffel Tower PLUS see the great cathedrals of Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur and the Pantheon.


Tour Features:

  • Climb the Eiffel Tower
  • Skip the line into the Louvre to see Mona Lisa
  • Explore Paris' best nightlife: St. Martin Canal District & Belleville
  • Walking tours of Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame & the Pantheon
  • 2 nights in our favorite top-rated hostel or book your own accommodation

Upcoming Dates:

If your date isn't included, email us
and we'll try to squeeze you in!

Meet Your Tour Guide:

Alex Kaiser

In 2013, I found my calling by starting to work as a tour guide to reconcile my passion for talking endlessly about Paris and my need to constantly uncover the hidden secrets of the City of Lights.  Ask me about the latest techno event or where to find the best falafel in Paris; you won't regret it.

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Our BYO Accommodation option means you get to book your own accomodation and join in on all of our epic activities for the weekend with the rest of the group!  Its the perfect option for people who have already booked accomodation in a city or a group of friends who might want to share an airbnb or a hotel room.  


Day 0 - Thursday (early optional arrival):

WSA recommends getting into the City of Light on Thursday for more time to explore the many incredible neighborhoods of Paris. We will be happy to make plenty of recomendations for neighborhoods, museums, and sights to check out.

Day 1 -Friday : Bienvenue! Exploring the Louvre
WSA's passionate Parisian guide will kick off the tour at 5:00pm on Friday, where he’ll break down the itinerary for the weekend.  Then its for to the Louvre where you can catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the crown jewels . Take some free time to see anything else of interest in the museum before heading to our group dinner at our guide's favorite Paisian restaurant where you can find great food without breaking the bank.

Day 2 - Saturday: Eiffel, Notre Dame, and Sacre Coeur

We'll meet in the hostel lobby at 9:00am and head straight to the Eiffel tower.  After climbing to the 2nd level and snapping plenty of photos it's on to the Latin Quarter for a stroll through its charming streets, a group lunch, and tour of the absolutely stunning Cathedral of Notre Dame.  

Next its off to the Bohemian and offbeat neighborhood, Monmartre which also boasts the most gorgeous views of the city.  After visiting the Basilica of Sacre Coeur we'll make our way down the hill learning about all the drama of this former red light district, and stopping at Paris' only surviving vinyard.  You'll get the chance to see the famous windmill of Moulin Rouge and grab a group dinner in the heart of Paris' food district.  Your local guide will have plenty of nightlife recomendations for you whether you want to enjoy Paris' hottest clubs or sip some wine at a cozy bar.

Day 3 - Sunday: So Long, Au Revoir!
Sunday morning is yours to explore local farmers’ markets selling cheeses, produce and souvenirs not far from the hostel. Otherwise, talk to your WSA guide for tips on getting out to Disneyland Paris or the Versailles Palace via the RER metro. Tour members are free catch their train or flight out of town at any time of course.


HEADS UP: Paris Beauvais Airport (The RyanAir airport) is two hours from the hostel, so please be aware if you arrive Friday morning, the hostel will be happy to help catch you up with the group after check in.

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Live like the rich, famous, and fabulous in beautiful Paris! Explore centuries-old churches, gaze at priceless artwork, and snap selfies with a flute of champagne on the Eiffel Tower* at sunset!

Tour Features:

  • Skip-the-line entry into the iconic Louvre Museum
  • Skip-the-line entry into the Eiffel Tower*
  • Entry into Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur
  • Discover the best Parisian bistros, parties, shopping districts, and viewpoints for that million-dollar photo
  • Sleep like royalty in our favorite top-rated hostel
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Your WSA Paris Detour includes:

- Skip-the-line entry into the Louvre
- Skip-the-line entry into the Eiffel Tower*
- Evening boat cruise along the Seine (optional add on)
- 2 nights in our favorite top-rated Parisian hostel
- WSA Destination Pocket Guide with recommended 3-day itinerary and city information
- 24 hour hotline for emergency service
- Optional add-on activities


*Eiffel tower tickets are included pending availability.  If no tickets are available we will refund the cost of entry and give you our insider tickets to minimize time in line. 

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Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame

Happy Backpackers

Great mix between learning and leisure. Our tour guide, Lauren, was extremely knowledgable and also very well connected. The weekend was a blast!

Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame ~ Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, Summer Break 2016

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