LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois - If you've dreamed of spending the holidays in Paris, here's your chance.
TourCrafters has put together an affordable package that costs only US$984 from December 20 to 27. (The package is valid from November 1 to March 17 and prices are higher in November, early December, and from January to March.)
The package includes 6 nights in the 3-star Relais Monceau, a charming little hotel near the Parc Monceau, or the Standard Design, a smart modern hostelry in the hip Bastille neighborhood; daily breakfasts; round-trip airport transfers; a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River; a quayside lunch beside the Seine; a 5-day Visit Paris Pass; a 2-day Paris Museum Pass; and a 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass.
TourCrafters offers additional hotels for an additional price: the stylish 4-star Concorde Opera, near the Opera Garnier, and the very grand 5-star Hotel du Louvre, near the celebrated museum. Still more hotels are available on request.
Late November into December is a lovely time to be in Paris, with spectacular lighting displays on the Champs-Elysees, the major shopping streets, and the big department stores. There's an enormous Christmas tree on the plaza at Notre Dame Cathedral and traditional Christmas markets all over the city. You can choose to have lunch or dinner at a cozy Left Bank bistro, a brasserie like Bofinger, or even the Michelin-starred Violin d'Ingres. Remember that restaurants always post their menu and prices outside, and that lunch is almost always less expensive than dinner.
The prices quoted are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability, which cannot be guaranteed on December 24, 25, 31, or January 1. Air fare is not included, but TourCrafters reservation agents can arrange the best fares available at the time of booking.
For more information on this and other winter-time packages (Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Istanbul, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague), visit www.tourcrafters.it and click âDeal of the Week.â For reservations, call 800-482-5995.