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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, and a river cruise in the City of Light with WSA! Together, we’ll skip the line into the Louvre and take fast passes into the Eiffel Tower.

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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 the Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame & Latin Quarter
  • Sleep like royalty in Paris' top-rated hostel
  • Fun & witty local Parisian guides

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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This is a weekend you'll never forget

INCLUDED:

  • Climb the Eiffel Tower
  • Skip the line into the Louvre Museum
  • Entry into Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur
  • Walking tours of Latin Quarter and Montamarte
  • 2 nights included at Paris' top-rated hostel with option to arrive early and stay late
  • Fun, young, professional local guides
  • Strolling & shopping on the Champs Elysees
  • All local group transportation around Paris
  • Young, dynamic group of fellow travelers
  • Full-time service and expertise with WSA's authentic local Parisian guides
  • Discounts on all other WSA Adventures!

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation from your home city
  • Food and drink when not included

 

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FLIGHTS

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.

 

PARIS 3 Days, 2 Nights

Day 0 - Wednesday/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. The local WSA guide will stop by to show you some great nearby cafes and bars, as well as any recommendations and information for free time activities.



Day 1 - Thursday/Friday : Bienvenue! Exploring the ‘Left Bank’
WSA's passionate Parisian guide will kick off the tour at 10:00am on Friday, where he’ll break down the itinerary for the weekend. Spend Friday morning walking through historic heart of the city: the Latin Quarter, St. Germain, Isle de la Cite and to go inside the Cathedral of Notre Dame. You'll zip across town on the Parisian metro to climb the Eiffel Tower, entry included!

Rendezvous at 6:30 PM for dinner: enjoy a traditional Parisian dining experience—duck, escargot and red wine!—in the super typical Rue Cler neighborhood, run by an eccentric one-man show chef. We'll head out on the town afterwards to explore another beautiful neighborhood of Paris.

 

Day 2 - Friday/Saturday: The Royal Right
Today's your chance to explore the Louvre and the Champs Elysees, Paris’ most famous boulevard. The group will head to the museum at 9:45am to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and some of WSA's favorite large-scale French paintings. Take some free time to see anything else of interest in the museum, then hop on the tube to take a stroll down the Champs Elysees.

At 5:00pm, WSA’s local guide will take you up to the Bohemian and offbeat neighborhood, Monmartre. Montmartre is also home to the notorious Red Light district of Paris and the Moulin Rouge Theater. You'll make your way to the top of the hill for an unforgettable sunset panorama of Paris, and go inside the beautiful Sacre Coeur church.

 

Day 3 - Saturday/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.

 

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Unguided WSA DetourBook Now

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:

  • Evening boat cruise along the Seine
  • Sleep like royalty in the city’s newest and best-rated hostel in town
  • Discover the best Parisian bistros, parties, shopping districts, and viewpoints for that million-dollar photo
  • Skip-the-line entry into the iconic Louvre Museum
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Inclusions:

Your WSA Paris Detour includes:

- Skip-the-line entry into the Eiffel Tower (pending availability of tickets- if tickets are unavailable we will refund you the entrance fee
- Evening boat cruise along the Seine

- 2 nights in our favorite Parisian hostel
- WSA Destination Pocket Guide with recommended 3-day itinerary and city information
- 24 hour hotline for emergency service
- Optional add-on activities

Paris is always a good idea! Come explore the city of light and take in the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and delicious cuisine. The Paris Detour is a fantastic way to get the most out of the city with no constraints. Here's what your recommended 3-day itinerary will look like:

Day 1 - Bienvenue!

Following the step-by-step directions provided in your Detour package, arrive and check into the hostel to get settled/relax for a bit while reviewing your WSA Detour itinerary and tips packet. Head to the historic heart of Paris, the Latin Quarter and hop on a free walking tour put on by our friends daily. Pop into the Notre Dame Cathedral before it closes.

Day 2 - The Big Sights

Make your way to the Louvre as soon as possilbe to avoid the crowds. Take the metro to the top of the Champs Elysees and stroll down hill taking in the world's most famous shopping boulevard. Zip on over to the Eiffel Tower for an afternoon entry, and catch the evening bike tour through the city. Cap off your full day with a cruise on the River Seinne!

Day 3 - Market Day

Make your way to any one of Paris' fine farmer's markets. If you've got the time, head out to the Palace of Versailles outside of town. Catch your flight or train as necessary, directions to/from hostel are included and easy to do with Paris public transport.

If you've got any other questions, get in touch at info@wsaeurope.com!

 

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I went to Rome with a few of my friends. Before we got there, our tour guide, Rhianne, sent us plenty of information regarding how to arrive at the hostel, and what our Itinerary would be like. She also made it a point to meet up with people the night before if their flight got in early so students would have something to do. Having a tour guide that lived in the city was amazing. It made me not have to stress about getting lost, and provided many opportunities to eat at the best restaurants, and, most importantly, the best Gelato places. By the end of the tour, I was good friends with each of the 14 members of the tour group, including our tour guide. I definitely recommend taking a tour through WSA because the guides make you feel like they actually care about each person on the trip. I knew that I could just relax, and enjoy my trip.

Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College ~ Kingston University, London, Fall 2015

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