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paris christmas 2023



$3450 Double / $4325 Single

Christmas is a magical time in the “City of Lights” Paris! Imagine strolling through the quaint streets, lined with lights, sipping vin chaud to keep your fingers warm, and look up to see the Eiffel Tower sparkling. Intersperse these moments with holiday shopping, some off-the-beaten path sightseeing, gourmet meals, plenty of Christmas markets, and a day trip to a famous Christmas town, and you are set up for a fabulous time!

For more information, see our 2023 tour diary!

Day One

Overnight: Paris

Bienvenue a Paris

In the afternoon we meet in our centrally located hotel for a tour orientation. We will head out on a city walk to become familiar with the layout of our neighborhood, then get to know each other over our first dinner together as a groupThen your personal chartered bus will pick you up for a moonlit drive around Paris to view the city of lights in all its holiday season glory.

Day Two

Overnight: Paris

What better way to feel at home in Paris, than to spend your first morning walking around the Tour Eiffel and Rue Cler for sightseeing and shopping, then you will enjoy lunch on the Seine, floating along in your sightseeing boat. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your leisure.

Day Three

Overnight: Paris

After breakfast, you’ll take a walking tour of the Templars to see some parts of Paris that are not a part of the usual Paris experience and learn about the city in medieval times! After lunch and a little down time, you’ll take an outside tour at Notre Dame, learn about the tragic fire that almost burnt this historic cathedral down, and then complete the experience with an archeological tour underground.

Day Four

Overnight: Paris

Day trip on the train to a “Christmas town” not far outside of the city. Walking tour to indulge in the finest mulled wines, chocolates, and shopping before a fancy group lunch. Take a ride on the ferris wheel, if you are feeling brave! Head back into the city when all your senses have been satiated.

Day Five

Overnight: Paris

Hope you are well rested because Paris is putting you to work! A cooking school will visit the market with you to purchase the freshest ingredients for a 4 course traditional holiday meal they will instruct you in making. When it is complete, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor for lunch with a glass of wine. Then you will head back to the hotel to relax before an evening concert (if we’re able to snag tickets to this highly popular holiday tradition!).

Day Six

Overnight: Paris

This morning is open for you to make the most of your Paris Pass. Use it to get into major museums and other venues for free! In the late afternoon, the group will take a walking tour from your hotel to several of the best Christmas markets in Paris. Stock up on those gifts and souvenirs, marvel at the excitement and decorations, and enjoy some holiday treats. You will complete the day with your final dinner as a group.

Day Seven

Tour Over After Breakfast

Your guide will be available this morning to help you with your further travel plans. Merci et au revoir!

Price: $3450 (Air not included) per person for a double room. Single Supplement is $875. We welcome singles and if you do not have a travel partner, please sign up for a single spot. In the event that a roommate is found, your booking can be changed to a double before final payment is due.

What’s included: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 lunches (wine included), 6-day Paris Pass, 5-day Metro Pass, 6 nights lodging in a clean, comfortable, and centrally located hotel. All admissions and fees for group activities. Transport and private guides, tips included.

You can reserve a spot on this tour with a non-refundable deposit of $600.

The tour begins and ends in Paris, and the international airports there are CDG and ORY.

Please email with any questions

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I have been visiting friends and showing them my photos from the Piemonte tour. I was telling them how great it was to become immersed in this area and see things you would not normally have the opportunity to do or know about. Having a caring and inquisitive guide who delights in sharing where she lives brings so much to the experience. Go visit Piemonte with Lisa- you will have such an amazing time and fond memories to share and relish!

Patricia Eaganafter a tour in Piedmont, Italy with Lisa

I have had the joy of traveling with Adventures with Sarah many times, from Thailand, to Turkey, and many places in between. I choose to book with AWS because I can rely on a tour that is paced well, varied in activities, with great food and even greater guides. As a frequent traveler to Europe, I really enjoy AWS tours due to a small group size and the opportunity to go in depth into a region and really experience the culture of the area I’m visiting. And every time, with every group, I meet fellow travelers who are now friends. Adventures with Sarah is a tour company that I would recommend without hesitation. In fact, I have 3 tours booked for this year!

Betsy McGregorafter multiple tours with Adventures with Sarah

Fantastic look at more "out of the way" spots and wonderful experiences of food and wine. No crowds, just the Sicilian countryside and lovely towns. Traveling in April was fantastic with all the wildflowers. And walking on Mama Etna's shoulders was a highlight!

Barbara B.Sicily Pleasures tour

It really was a wonderful trip. This was our first group trip, and the size was just right. We all got along well which was a bonus. Everything was smooth, and Sarah had picked out some really wonderful things for us to do. I felt like we were getting "sneak peeks" of special things regular tourists don't get to do. We were willing participants for her to try out new things on this trip. The hotels were lovely, and the wine lunches perfect! There was a good balance of planned activities and free time which I appreciated. I will definitely be looking for more trips to go on with Adventures with Sarah!

Leslie P.Sicily Pleasures tour

Good accommodations in the heart of all important areas. Food experience was excellent with incentive to try new foods. Sarah is very personable and has each tour member's concerns and needs in mind. Love the small groups.

Larry C.Sicily Highlights tour

We had a great time! Perfect mix of free time and planned group excursions/tours. The food was amazing! Our accommodation was comfortable and our views were unforgettable! I would book another trip with this company.

Jen R.Dalmatian Staycation tour

My husband and I had a great time touring Dalmatia with Sarah and the local guides that joined us. A favorite activity was sailing on a traditional sail boat from the island of Vis. Lovely group of travelers and many memories made!

Dawn R.Dalmatian Staycation tour

Food and wine blitz in beautiful areas of Slovenia and Croatia. You will appreciate it most if you are a true wine lover. Meetings with young enthusiastic, creative winemakers were the highlight.

Betsy W.Harvest tour

We had a wonderful trip with no issues at all. Gorgeous area, plenty of delicious food, perfect weather and knowledgeable guide!

John G.Harvest tour

What a perfect way to get back into European travel. It was obvious from the start that Trish had put her heart and soul into the planning of the Hidden Paris tour. It was a great mix of adventures and I throughly enjoyed my travel group, who became like family, and it was obvious to see why most had traveled with adventures with Sarah before, Our local guide, Julian, was excellent and it was fun finally getting to also meet Sarah and sons. Merci beaucoup, Trish for this great time and I hope to travel with you again in the future.

Leslie A.Paris Staycation tour

A thoroughly enjoyable trip. George, our leader, was super-knowledgeable, helpful, energetic, and fun. His knowledge of people and places gave us experiences we couldn't have duplicated on our own. The itinerary was great - I thought the pace was good and we had a variety of experiences. The only thing I didn't like was that the weather in late April was rather chilly and often wet, more so than I expected. However, traveling later in the spring would have meant missing Orthodox Easter, which was the highlight of the trip for me. We spent it in a rural village, and participating in the villagers' traditions was a rare privilege that I'll never forget. So take an umbrella and some warm clothes and prepare for a special experience. Maybe you'll get the sunshine that we mostly didn't get!

Melissa M.Romania tour

Our guide Susanna was both professional and thoughtful. She cared for our health and happiness! I had some health issues and was treated with kindness and help! Our accommodations were both comfortable and clean. The bus driver was fearless and professional. I will travel with Susanna again!

Melva O.Sicily Pleasures tour

This was a wonderful trip! Susanna was such a wonderful tour guide, thoughtful, funny, informative. I can’t imagine a better guide for this trip! Our accommodations were wonderful as were all the varied activities and dining experiences. I enjoyed the other travelers in our group and felt as if we were family. I have made new friends that I will keep in touch with. Thank you!

Anne B.Sicily Pleasures tour

We had a wonderful tour with our guide Susanna and fellow travelers. The tour was well planned out touching on most all the main destinations in Sicily. Susanna was super well organized, kind and considerate and a lot of fun to travel with. She was a great communicator before, during and after the tour and was helpful with day to day needs like finding laundry service, restaurants and transport to the airport. The local guides, meals, accommodations, etc were all top notch. We had a great small group of 7 travelers that all got on very well. The spacious van we used for traveling was very comfortable and the driver Giuseppe was highly skilled at driving the chaotic streets in Sicily’s cities and towns. We highly recommend booking a tour with Adventures with Sarah and especially with Susanna Perrucchini!!

Randal D.Sicily Highlights tour

In short, we will travel with AWS again and would highly recommend them! Oh!! We also felt that we received far more in value and experience than the price for the tour.

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