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Europe | Pre- or Post-Cruise Stay in Paris, France

Sample Itinerary


Paris, France

Trip Duration

3 nights / 4 days

Before or after your enchanting sea voyage, enhance your vacation further with an enriching pre- or post cruise stay in Paris. The celebrated capital of France, experience world-class cuisine and haute couture, iconic landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomph and a distinctive, welcoming cultural potpourri to complement your exciting European cruise.

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Day 1: Paris |

Upon arrival in Paris, meet your private transfer bound for The Westin Paris Vendome, where you will stay for three nights in a Prestige Suite. Located in the first arrondissement close to shopping, the Louvre Museum and Tuileries Gardens, bask in spacious sophistication with signature bedding, contemporary amenities and breathtaking city views. Unwind with a transformative therapy at Six Senses or maintain your routine at the WestinWORKOUT Gym, followed by refreshing cocktails in Tuileries Bar and traditional Brasserie cuisine in Le First restaurant.

Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring Paris at your leisure. Experience the Place Vendome, the Louvre Museum, Place de la Concorde and the 25-acre Tuileries Garden, just minutes away. Delight in a four-course dinner at Le First or discover a magical cafe or restaurant along the twinkling streets for your first taste of authentic French fare.

Day 2: Paris |

Enjoy a delightful buffet breakfast before your full day around the city on the Paris in a Day with The Louvre Museum Excursion. An unforgettable day full of monuments, discover the Sacre-Coeur Basilica and Ile de la Cite, Paris's oldest district. Cross the river into the Latin Quarter to visit La Conciergerie, Place Dauphine and Pont Neuf bridge. Then, enjoy the Louvre with its incredible artwork and sculptures, the Eiffel Tower and a Seine River cruise.

Days 3 - 4: Paris |

Following your buffet breakfast, depart for a full day to exploration and tastings in the famous Champagne region on the Champagne Day Trip Experience. Visit Benedictine Abbey to learn how Don Perignon helped create champagne, then continue to the town of Epernay to explore the excavated chalk caves. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on your one before heading to a century old mansion to taste champagne.

In the afternoon, peruse the Champs-Elysees and its many boutiques, shops and cafes, or be inspired with a visit to the Chateau de Versailles and Fontainbleau, less than an hour outside the city on your own.

Celebrate your last day in the Paris an afternoon JING tea at the Tuileries Bar, followed by delectable French cuisine classics at Le First or your choice of countless area dining venues for dinner, basking in the glow of the City of Lights as the sun sets on your final evening. The next day, following your delicious buffet breakfast, bid adieu to this remarkable capital city as you board your private transfer and head to your cruise or homebound flight. Au Revoir!

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