Eiffel Tower From The Seine
Grandmother and Granddaughter Adventure in Paris
There’s something very special about sharing a week in Paris, the most
beautiful of cities, with your granddaughter. The excitement is electric.
There’s nothing that equals the boulevards, the monuments, the cafes, the
museums, the majestic Seine, the ambiance of Paris.
in Paris. Transfer on your own to our hotel, the Hotel Lindbergh, in the 6th
arrondisement, the best location, in my opinion, in Paris. It is an easy walk
to the Louvre, the Musee D’Orsay and, of course, great shopping.
found that it is a mistake to plan any rigorous activities on arrival day.
Wander the area on your own or I will lead you on a walking tour of this
fashionable St. Germain-des-Pres area.
a.m.: The Paris Chocolate Tour…learn the history of chocolate and taste
the finest chocolate from Paris’ best chocolatiers. As we walk, we will learn
the history and architecture of the area.
Art Is All Around
p.m.: Orientation tour by big bus of all the grand monuments of Paris:
Notre Dame, Champs Elysee, Arc de Triomphe, Invalides and more. We don’t
get off the bus, which is a good thing, and a great way to get your Paris
bearings. The big bus is better than the private mini-bus we took on
former trips. There is better visibility on the bus and the narration is
Highlights of the Louvre…See the major highlights including the Mona Lisa,
Winged Victory, Venus de Milo and more. The evening is the best time to
a.m.: Montmartre walking tour. This is the neighborhood where many famous
artists worked: Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh and many others. We also
visit the famous Place du Tertre, the square where many artists set up their
easels. Plus the magnificent church, Sacre-Coeur.
Afternoon: Cooking demo at the famous Escoffier Cooking School at the Ritz
Hotel, the most beautiful hotel in Paris, a favorite of Hemingway. The class is
informal and fun and we get to taste everything. A plus…we usually can have
access to the Ritz lobby with its block long vitrines filled with beautiful
expensive things we probably can’t afford. But looking is fun, too.
Fashion show at Galeries Lafayette. After the show, there will be time to
shop. We think it’s the best place for one stop shopping with boutiques of all
the best shops in Paris. Some free time before our cruise on the Seine.
p.m.: Cruise the Seine on the famous Bateaux Mouches. You’ll love your river
view of most of Paris’ famous monuments.
at Altitude 95, one of two restaurants at the Eiffel Tower. The advantage of
eating here. obviously a big tourist attraction, is getting into the lower
floors of the Eiffel Tower without a long wait.
a.m.: Walking tour of the Marais, my favorite Paris neighborhood.
Afternoon free to visit museums on your own in the Marais: Picasso, Carnavalet
(museum on Paris history), Jewish Museum, or shopping in a vast array of
On The Way To Giverny
a.m.: Leave for all day tour of Giverny, Monet’s home and gardens, and
Versailles. Transportation is by mini-bus. Lunch at a lovely inn. At
Versailles, you’ll have time to walk around the lovely fountains that are only
operative on Saturday and Sunday.
optional day to do just as you wish. We’ll help you plan your day: museums,
shopping, or just relaxing at a café and watching Paris stroll by.
Grandmother $4,000 (USD),
granddaughter $3,620 (USD). includes 7 nights hotel room, 4 dinners, all
activities as detailed in itinerary. Transportation by bus, metro or the
occasional taxi. Price does not include airfare, transfer to and from
airports, breakfasts (8 euros or $13 at the hotel, or there are many less
expensive alternatives close to our hotel), lunches (usually inexpensive quick
stops), coffee stops, alcoholic beverages.
based on dollar value on May 21, 2008 (1.61 equals 1 euro) and 5 participants.
Final costs will depend on currency at time of trip, up or down. Tours are not
private to keep costs down.
Itinerary subject to minor changes.