This is a flight tour offered through Collette Vacations from the Moline, IL Quad City Airport. Please Note: Transportation to & from airport, and Trailways Host are NOT included for this tour. You will be greeted by a Collette Tour Manager upon arriving at the destination airport and join fellow travelers in your group.
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower Dinner
Parisian Food Tour
Place des Vosges
Versailles Palace & Gardens
Choice on Tour
Seine River Dinner Cruise
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Days 2-6: Le Meridien Etoile, Paris
Roundtrip Airfare - Moline or Cedar Rapids
6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
8 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Professional Tour Director
Admissions per Itinerary
Sightseeing per Itinerary
Baggage Handling at Hotels
$3949 per person Double
$5049 per person Single
BOOK BEFORE DECEMBER 24, 2022 AND RECEIVE $100 OFF PER PERSON!
Optional 4 Days/3 Night Bordeaux Post Tour Extension: $899 per person, double, land only, airfare is not included. The purchase of an additional air segment is required for this extension. Please inquire for air rate at time of booking.
May 23, 2023: Overnight Flight
Iconic skylines of picturesque towers. A trend-setting culinary scene. The inspirational muse for the world’s greatest artists. Fashion-forward haute couture. This is the “City of Light.” Feel the essence of Paris as the locals do – with its chic cosmopolitan vibe and constant energy. You’re on your way to a 5-night stay in the thriving heartbeat of France.
May 24, 2023: Paris, France - Bonjour!
Be swept off your feet as the Paris of your dreams comes alive. Make your way down the Champs-Elysees, the hotspot for Parisian fashion, and marvel at the towering Arc de Triomphe. Words can’t do justice to the view from within the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll enjoy an exclusive dinner featuring savory French cuisine.
May 25, 2023: The Louvre, the Lisa, and Paris as You Please
Step into the shoes of a local and navigate Le Métro – your main mode of transportation for the week. Get to know this underground system with a local pro, giving you the freedom to set off later as you wish. First stop – the Louvre Museum. The ethereal glass pyramid at the Louvre’s* entrance serves as your gateway into another realm, where ancient sculptures lead to 19th-century canvases. Wander past and marvel at the palette progeny of Raphael and Botticelli before making your way to Da Vinci’s renowned Mona Lisa. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Paris as you please. Perhaps you’ll take a leisurely stroll through the Tuileries Garden or elegant Place Vendôme with its glittering vitrines displaying jewelry and high-fashion designs. As your day comes to a close, make the most of an evening at leisure. Or, enjoy an optional dinner at the dynamic Paradis Latin** for a champagne-flowing, can-can kicking, music-driven night at the cabaret.
May 26, 2023: Le Marais and the Local Foodie
Your cultural lesson continues this morning with a culinary quest through Le Marais.*** Join a local foodie on the metro and venture to the neighborhood’s beloved venues, getting a taste of the cozy shops and Parisian flavors. Along the way, meander through the flourishing trees and bright grassy patches of Place des Vosges, the oldest town square in all of Paris. Try some sweets and enjoy a tasting of cheese before pausing at a local bistro for a glass of wine and the plat du jour. Take a walk down to Île de la Cité to snap a picture of the awe-inspiring Notre Dame or relax in one of Le Marais’ cozy cafés before visiting the highly acclaimed Musée D’Orsay and enjoy your included ticket to this former railroad station, which now houses some of the world’s best impressionist art.
May 27, 2023: Once Upon Versailles
Channel your inner royal at Versailles – an imperial titan located in the heart of France. There’s a reason why Versailles has served as a model for countless international abodes, which you’ll discover as you wind your way through sprawling green gardens and palace halls with a local guide. From the prominent Hall of Mirrors to the opulent bedchamber of the queen, take in the palace’s most famous sights. The evening is yours to do as you please. Perhaps you'll join an optional tour of L'Opera quarter, where you'll have time to peruse luxury Parisian retailers and visit the world-famous Fragonard Musée du Parfum to discover the art of perfume making.
May 28, 2023: Montmartre: An Artist’s Eden
It’s your last day in Paris – spend the morning exploring the hip bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre. Blending artistic roots and quirky modernity, this 18th arrondissement neighborhood is home to classical painters and cultural provocateurs. Choose how you discover the area because it’s your choice! With a local guide, venture into the Musée de Montmartre and glimpse into the roots of cabaret and the lives of Paris' most famous artists -OR- head inside Sacré-Coeur and take in the city from this iconic hilltop basilica. Tonight, say salut as you toast to the end of your Parisian getaway, admiring the city skyline as you gently float down the Seine on a dinner cruise.
May 29, 2023: Paris - Tour Ends
Au revoir! Your tour comes to a close today.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner