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An Edible Exploration Through The City of Light!

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$3,598 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Rates based on availability
7 days | 6 nights

A Foodie’s Palate on Parade
in the Culinary Center of the World!

Paris, “City of Light,” is a place where cuisine and culture come together. A charming boutique hotel in the center of Paris (next to the famous Champs-Élysées Avenue) serves as your home base for 7 days and 6 nights. You’ll learn why Paris overwhelms every food lover with delight as you discover Paris through all of your senses. Your four English-speaking cooking classes are hands-on and led by international chefs, who will explain not only the cooking techniques but also the history and culture of this refined French cuisine. Your chef will take you shopping in the open-air market in search of the perfect ingredients to create a memorable culinary experience. You’ll create a four-course dinner that combines technique and gastronomy where you’ll learn to cook like a local, including how to make the famous French croissant. Appreciate breathtaking views of Paris from the Seine River Lunch Cruise while relishing fine French cuisine and wines. And to finish off your memorable stay in the City of Light, an elegant champagne dinner inside the Eiffel Tower.

An Edible Exploration Through The City of Light!

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VACATION INCLUSIONS
6 Nights Boutique Accommodations
Round-Trip Airport Transfers
Breakfast Buffet Each Morning
Food Market Tour & Cooking Class
Croissant Baking Class
Pastry Baking Class
Scenic Seine River Lunch Cruise
Hands-on Cooking Class
Gourmet Dinner with Wine
Culinary & Historical Walking Tour
Special Eiffel Tower Dinner
AVAILABLE DATES
Year-Round Based On Your Travel Dates
SAMPLE ITINERARY
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Day 1
Round-Trip Airport Transfers You will be met at the airport by your private chauffeur who will take you directly to the hotel so that you may settle in for your week of culinary discovery in Paris. Your hotel is in the center of Paris; a few steps away from the famous Champs-Élysées Avenue. After arrival and check in at your boutique hotel, you’ll want to stretch your legs, discover the neighborhood and get ready for a very exciting adventure!
Check into Hotel Hôtel Du Bois is a charming hotel, located in the center of Paris, which puts everything at your doorstep. Situated in a quiet pedestrian street just a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel du Bois offers easy access to the world-famous Eiffel Tower, the prestigious Champs-Elysées for shopping and the Louvre Museum, to name but a few nearby landmarks.
Day 2
European Breakfast Buffet You will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast buffet each morning. Croissants, baguette, cold meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, yogurts and a selection of hot drinks and juices are all on the menu. If you prefer extra privacy, you can also enjoy your breakfast in your room at no extra charge.
Famous French Croissant Baking Class Discover the famous croissant - the King of the French breakfast table - during your special baking class, where you will learn to make your own buttery, homemade French croissants! Master technical applications, including hand kneading and folding the light, flaky pâte feuilletée levée (a yeast-based puff pastry dough). Your instructor will break down the many-stepped process so that you will feel confident when you try this on your own back home. Finally, you will leave with a box full of authentic French croissants that you helped bake!
Day 3
European Breakfast Buffet You will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast buffet each morning. Croissants, baguette, cold meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, yogurts and a selection of hot drinks and juices are all on the menu. If you prefer extra privacy, you can also enjoy your breakfast in your room at no extra charge.
Scenic Seine River Lunch Cruise A highlight of your Paris visit, your Seine River Lunch Cruise showcases a splendid panorama of live musical entertainment, refined cuisine, and delicate and attentive service. Board at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for a host of sensations on the finest thoroughfare in Paris - the Seine. The glass-encased restaurant has an all-inclusive menu, where dishes are made from fresh products selected each morning and cooked to order, served with fabulous wines.
Day 4
European Breakfast Buffet You will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast buffet each morning. Croissants, baguette, cold meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, yogurts and a selection of hot drinks and juices are all on the menu. If you prefer extra privacy, you can also enjoy your breakfast in your room at no extra charge.
Gastronomy Les Halles: Paris Food Tour You’ll discover culture and culinary magic in one of the most historic parts of Paris, Les Halles, where the world’s largest food market was once located. At the market, retrace mysteries and hidden culinary secrets, and visit the foundations of the French culinary scene. Visit the famous cooking equipment store, and behold some of the oldest French delicacies you can imagine: from cheese, to fois gras, from sweets to meats! Along the tour, you’ll collect delicacies from each store that you’ll sample and enjoy with a glass of wine back at the cooking school.
Hands-On Pastry Class You will head back to the cooking school for your afternoon pastry class where you’ll discover one of the most popular French desserts – the flaky, light, buttery Mille Feuille - similar to Le Napoleon. From creating those perfectly flaky layers, to the light and rich crème fillings, to working with, and making tasty fondant decorations, you learn each step in this three-hour Puff Pastry Class. You’ll learn all the technical aspects of making the perfect Pâte Feuilletée (puff pastry), the flakiest pastry dough. At the end of the class, celebrate your hard work and indulge in the Chef’s Mille Feuille!
Day 5
European Breakfast Buffet You will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast buffet each morning. Croissants, baguette, cold meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, yogurts and a selection of hot drinks and juices are all on the menu. If you prefer extra privacy, you can also enjoy your breakfast in your room at no extra charge.
Hands On Cooking Class | Gourmet Dinner and Wine If you’ve ever sat down to a meal and wished you could recreate it at home, this gourmet soirée might just be the thing. In a mélange of gastronomy and technique, your chef will guide you from the essential mise-en-place through to the preparation, and onward to the plating and presentation of the final dishes. After all your hard work, you’ll sit down with your fellow classmates to enjoy the fruits of your labors (with wine!) in the dining area overlooking Notre Dame and La Seine.
Day 6
European Breakfast Buffet You will enjoy a full buffet breakfast that is included every morning in a bright breakfast room or on the terrace. You will find a variety of breads, croissants, yogurts, cheese, cereals, juices, coffee, tea and much more. An early morning petit déjeuner is a great way to start your culinary adventures in Paris.
Food Market Tour & Cooking Class | Gourmet Lunch & Wine Visit an open-air food market in a nearby Parisian neighborhood where your guide/chef will explain the different types of produce and ingredients available for your gourmet lunch. Back at the cooking school, you will learn to prepare a fabulous lunch – a four-course meal with two wines and a local host, who will share surprising tales of how the food you’ve prepared relates to the local culture, making this a truly special adventure.
Eiffel Tower Dinner As a finale to your week in Paris, view the City of Lights from the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Starting with an aperitif and Champagne, followed by a full 3-course dinner with complementary wines, enjoy the incredible scenery and beauty overlooking the City of Light after dark from your perch in this iconic Parisian landmark.
Day 7
European Breakfast Buffet You will enjoy a full buffet breakfast that is included every morning in a bright breakfast room or on the terrace. You will find a variety of breads, croissants, yogurts, cheese, cereals, juices, coffee, tea and much more. An early morning petit déjeuner is a great way to start your culinary adventures in Paris.
Check-Out and Departure | Transfers to Paris Airport Time flies when you’re having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, “Edible Destination.” Your private chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel on your departure day, and transfer you back to the Paris Airport. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Hotel Du Bois
Location, Location, Location. This hotel's prime attraction is its central location near the prestigious Champs-Elysées, which puts the best of Paris at your doorstep. Situated in a quiet pedestrian street just a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel du Bois offers easy access to Porte Maillot Congress Centre and to the world-famous Eiffel Tower, along with many other famous landmarks! This chic and elegant refuge offers guests a peaceful environment with 39 rooms, all beautifully decorated by designer Michel Jouannet.
Paris, France
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Currency is being quoted?
All prices are quoted in USD. The price quoted on the first page of a tour is always per person, double occupancy.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Is a Deposit required to book a tour or getaway?
Yes. We require a 30% refundable deposit for all our domestic (USA and Canada) getaways and tours, and a 50% refundable deposit for international destinations outside of the USA and Canada. Reservations made for destinations within the USA and Canada must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Reservations made for destinations outside of the USA and Canada must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or customerservice@epitourean.com to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Our full cancellation policy is stated in the Terms and Conditions when making your reservation. Cancellations with a full refund are allowed up to 31 days or more prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or up to 61 days or more prior to departure for international tours. No refund is allowed 30 days or less prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or 60 days or less prior to departure for international tours.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Should I Purchase Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228- 9792 and reference location number 06-0248.

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