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4 Day Itinerary for New Travelers

The beautiful streets of montmartre are a must visit for new travelers on a 4 day Paris Itinerary

Paris Itinerary for 4 days

Day 1: Arrive in Paris

Morning: Airport Pickup & Orientation
A view of Paris from inside a dimly lit airplane

After completing your long flight, one of our guides will meet you to start you off answering any of your questions about Paris and making recommendations. Your concierge will be outside baggage claim with croissants to take you to your hotel by private car, train, or taxi through Gare du Nord. You’ll have sights explained to you along the way, or you can learn the metro system if you decided to go by train. Once at your destination, your concierge will also give you information about the neighborhood.

 

Afternoon: Montmartre: Art, Culture, Cobblestone Streets

After meeting your concierge will walk with you to the top of Montmartre for a breathtaking view of Paris. On this privately guided tour, you’ll visit the beautiful Sacré-Coeur Basilica to see the artists who are there to sell their wares in the Place du Tertre. Stroll through cobblestone streets where Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir, and Picasso painted their famous works. Don’t miss La Maison Rose and the Cabaret Lapin Agile, which are the only working vineyard in Paris. [This 2-hour private tour includes hotel pickup]

Dinner Reservation in Montmartre

You’ll be dropped off at an excellent restaurant in Montmartre by your concierge after completing your private tour.

Evening: Paris Night Lights – an Evening Drive through Historic Paris 

Your concierge will pick you up from dinner to begin this tour. Paris is called the city of lights, and what better way to experience it than at night. You’ll start your dazzling tour ride through Paris with your concierge to see all the iconic sights and views from the best vantage points. At Trocadero, experience the most striking scene of the Eiffel Tower illuminating in the night sky. After, we’ll pass by the great Pantheon in the Latin Quarter, then on to the Ile de la Cité to see Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pont-Neuf. You’ll drive down the Champs-Elysees to view majestic Arc de Triomphe, along the way to the highest point in Paris, Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre. We’ll see the beautiful Opera Garnier and the elegant Place Vendôme while passing by the Tuileries Garden and the Place de la Concorde. The historical Invalides and the stunning Pont Alexandre III are also on our route, along with the Grand Palais. Your final destination will be your hotel for a night’s rest or somewhere else if you prefer. [ Read More about the tour in our blog here ]

Day 2: The Louvre and Angelina’s Hot Chocolate

Morning: Reservation at Angelina 
Visiting the louvre is a must on a quick 4 day paris itinerary

We recommend beginning your day at the Belle Époque teahouse Angelina, for their world famous hot chocolate and delicious French pastries! Your concierge will meet you outside the famous Angelina’s at 10 am to begin your private tour.

 

Musée du Louvre – Privately Guided Tour 

To begin the tour, your Concierge will pick you up from Angelinas or a location of your choice if their world famous hot chocolate wasn’t tempting enough. You’ll go on a short walk accompanied by your concierge, through the Tuileries Garden to the Louvre for this private tour where you will skip the line to see the highlights. We’ll see the medieval passageway, the Great Sphinx of Tanis, Venus de Milo, the Renaissance ballroom, Winged Victory, and the Apollo Gallery; masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance by Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Raphael, da Vinci, and Michelangelo; key works by 19th century French masters Delacroix, Gericault and Ingres. If there is something you know you want to see – let us know! [This 2-hour private tour includes pickup from Angelina’s]

 

Afternoon: No Planned Activities

 

Evening: Wine Tasting

Make your own way to meet your guide for this tour. Be an urban explorer and indulge in the authentic taste of Paris on this 2-hour wine and walking tour. Led by a French wine scholar, our very own bubbly Tanisha, travel through the streets of a trendy arrondissement and stop at haunts that are off the beaten path, but filled with Parisian character. Tanisha will guide you through wines you might think of as ‘pas cher,’ explain the French wine regions, different types of grapes, and the award labels on wine bottles mean. Good wine is available everywhere in France—we’ll help you discover your favorites!

 

Day 3: Marais and The Eiffel Tower

Morning: History of Le Marais
Seeing the beautiful garden and building of Le Marais is the perfect addition to a 4 day paris itinerary

Your concierge will meet you in the lobby of your hotel for this tour. After meeting you at your hotel, our concierge will travel with you via metro to guide you through one of the oldest and hippest sections of Paris. You’ll learn the history of the Marais from the 6th Century to the present day. Stops will include the medieval wall of Philippe Auguste, the lovely Place des Vosges, and the Rue des Rosiers the lively Jewish quarter. The final stop will be at the Picasso Museum where you can wander through at your own leisure. [This 3-hour private tour includes hotel pickup]

 

Afternoon: Eiffel Tower [Small Group Tour]

Make your way to the Eiffel Tower for this tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access into the Eiffel Tower, as well as lift tickets that will take you up to the summit. Once inside you’ll enjoy an entertaining guided tour that will teach the fascinating history of this iconic monument. You’ll also learn about many other famous Parisian landmarks seen from the Eiffel Tower, such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. After the guided tour is over, you’ll be free to use your ticket to access the second lift, which goes directly to the summit: the highest observation deck in Europe that is open to the public. There you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views over Paris, and, if you like, purchase a flute of Champagne to toast your adventure!

Evening: No Planned Activity

 

Day 4: Cooking Class & Dinner Cruise

Morning: Market & Private Cooking Class
On a 4 day Paris itinerary experiencing the Parisian Markets is absolutely necessary.

Make your way to this cooking class. Learn to make an authentic French home-cooked meal in a Parisian chief’s home kitchen! Your private chef will walk you through the steps of creating an appetizer (such as salmon tartare or creamy vegetable soup) and a classic entrée (like boeuf bourguignon)—from fresh, local ingredients picked up at the market across the street! After cooking, sit down to enjoy your meal together, complete with a cheese course and dessert in their home, at their table. [ Check out our blog with our chef Veronique ]

 

Evening: Le Calife VIP Dinner Cruise

Make your way to Le Calife for dinner. Dine on Le Calife, a 5-star restaurant cruising on the Seine through the heart of historical Paris. In a warm and unique setting, view some of the most famous monuments in Paris from the Seine: Notre Dame, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Grand Palais, Les Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower. At sunset, the cruise (which lasts 2 hours) starts at the sound of the “Kromhout”, the original twin engine from 1939. The welcoming crew offers a wide range of cocktails to start the party. After, enjoy either a traditional French menu worthy of the gastronomic reputation of the capital or menus inspired by India, South Africa, Greece, and the Middle East.

 

Day 5: Depart Paris Return to Airport for a flight home

 

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