Day 2: In Paris • Eiffel Tower – 2nd level
• Guided City Tour of Paris •Visit Fragonard Perfumery • Seine River Cruise • Optional 'Paris by Night with Lido show
Paris is hardly a place to need an introduction.
After breakfast today, we begin our Paris exploration. First stop: the Eiffel Tower! Because there can be no Paris visit without this iconic landmark. The magnificent structure itself in all its gigantism is an utterly beautiful sight. Then there is the panoramic city view that you get while atop the tower which we shall be visiting right up to the 2nd level.
We proceed for lunch and thereafter a guided city tour of this French capital known for its architectural beauty and its cultural treasures. Starting our tour at the Trocadero Square, we continue to marvel at the architectural excellence of the city with structures such as the pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier's Opera (the largest opera theatre in the world), the Place de la Concorde (the site of the infamous guillotine) the Champs Élysées (one of the most fashionable streets in the world), the Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe, the Alexander Bridge and the Hotel des Invalides among others.
After the city tour visit the Visit Fragonard Perfumery.
And while the on-road tour certainly is a great way to explore the city, it's a whole different experience to absorb in the city's character while sailing on the Seine River. So, we take a cruise down the famous river that allows us to grab marvellous views of many Parisian highlights including the recently-visited Eiffel Tower, the Alexander Bridge, the National Assembly, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc.
Alight from the cruise and proceed for Dinner before heading to the hotel to wade off the day's exhaustion (B, L, D)
OR after dinner we can continue to enjoy the optional Illumination Tour, a truly wonderful experience that makes it apparent why Paris is called the City of Lights, and the optional Lido Show performed by the popular Parisian Cabaret.