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An Edible Exploration Through The City of Light!

(This tour has a 1 person minimum and 12 person maximum)

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$3,998 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
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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 HIGHLIGHTS
Please note: Our tours are designed with flexible itineraries to accommodate seasonality and desired dates of travel.
6 Nights Boutique Accommodations
Round-Trip Airport Transfers
Breakfast Buffet Each Morning
Food Market Tour & Cooking Class
French Baking Class
Legendary Ritz Paris Pastry 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
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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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.
French Croissant Class For those that are purveyors of France's famous pastries, this will be a perfect experience for your Paris visit. Whether an experienced baker, or a complete novice, this class welcomes all levels of experience. Taught in English in the heart of Paris, you will enjoy learning some of the most classical of French pastry recipes, options ranging from the exciting and colorful Macarons to the famous Croissant. From start to finish, you will learn the techniques of some of France's famous pastries, and of course finish off every experience with eating the fruits of your hard labor! You'll even take home your classic French pastry recipes, along with a box of these special treats to enjoy later.
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.
Flavors of Paris Cultural & Culinary Walking Tour You’ll stroll around the Latin quarter of Paris and visit local shops, markets and cafés sampling the finest in French fare, from the simplest crisp-crusted baguettes and velvety chocolates to exquisite olive oils, and (of course!) memorable variations on the age-old theme of great wine and fabulous cheeses. At each stop, you’ll be both fascinate and delighted with what you’re tasting, as your guide shares wonderful stories about the local cuisine and lively historical anecdotes about the quarter’s restaurants, cafés and points of interest. Tours vary depending upon the season.
Legendary Ritz Paris Pastry Class The Chefs and culinary experts at Ecole Ritz Escoffier are dedicated to sharing, in a convivial atmosphere, their expertise and tips within classes and workshops which are accessible to all. For this unique pastry making experience inside the Ritz Paris, you will benefit from the optimal conditions offered by three new kitchens and state-of-the-art equipment. You will be welcomed in the foyer of the hotel then escorted to the Ecole Ritz Escoffier, located at the heart of the kitchens of the Ritz Paris. Discover the secrets of “Macaroons”, “Chocolate”, or “Pastry choux” and learn how to make two recipes with the help and advice of a Chef; an expert who possesses experience acquired in top French or international restaurants. The service, which lasts a total of 2 hours, includes the preparation and tasting of two recipes. You will be able to take home some of the pastries you made in class.
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?
The Currency Code is listed directly after the published amount. If it states USD, then the quoted price is in United States Dollars. If it states CAD, then the quoted price is in Canadian Dollars. If it states EUR, then the quoted price is in European Union Dollars…etc. However, please note that all charges are processed in USD, and Epitourean’s Merchant Bank automatically calculates the currency conversion on the day of the charge.
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.
Are Transfers included in the Itinerary?
Round-trip transfers from the airport or train station are normally included in our international tours. Transfers to the destination (for both international and domestic tours) are not included in the tour price. Please see the Sample Itinerary. If it mentions that transfers are included, then yes, transfers are included at no additional cost.
What meals and excursions are included in the tour?
The Sample Itinerary should be your reference. If the meal or excursion is described in the Sample Itinerary, then it is included at no additional charge. For those days where it expressly notes Free time, then any optional activities you elect to participate in might have an additional cost. In addition, if the itinerary states "evening on your own," it would imply that you have the opportunity to visit a restaurant of your own choosing, and at your own expense. If you have any question about inclusions, please submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button under the price section.
Is it possible to book pre or post tours or stays through Edible Destinations?
Yes, we often do have optional 2 and 3 night excursions that are priced separately from the tour. We can also assist with pre and post night stays in a hotel if you choose to come in early before the tour starts, or stay on after a tour ends. The price of those hotel stays are not included in the price of the tour, but we would be happy to provide a quote. Simply ask your Culinary Travel Specialist, or submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button.
Are Guide or Host Gratuities included in the price of the tour?
Since tipping guidelines and customs vary widely between countries, we do not include gratuities in the price of the tour. Your Culinary Travel Specialist can provide you with recommendations. But the general rule is to tip modestly when you are pleased with a guide’s services, either at the end of the tour, or at the conclusion of a specialty day excursion where you will only be with that guide (or chef) on that day.
Should we plan on any personal expenses during the tour?
All lodging, meals, transfers, classes and excursions mentioned in the Sample Itinerary and Vacation Highlights are included in the price of the tour. However, we highly recommend taking local currency for purchasing personal items, souvenirs, tipping, etc. You can either get the local currency at an airport exchange service, ATM or from your local bank prior to travel. However, you should note that many hosted destinations do not accept credit cards for personal purchases.
Do you recommend Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0248. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102. 11.17 E7N
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