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Paris with the Urban Explorers of Philadelphia!

Paris with Mahogany Philly & Urban Explorers of Philadelphia!

Dine on croissants at a small cafe, walk along the Seine river, and visit the Eiffel Tower with Mahogany Philly & the Urban Explorers of Philadelphia.  We're heading to Paris!  We're heading to Paris for 5 days and 4 nights!

About Paris

"Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region.  Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

The city's most prized museum, the Louvre, welcomes over 8 million visitors a year, being by far the world's most-visited art museum. The city's cathedrals are another main attraction: Notre Dame de Paris and the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur receive 12 million and eight million visitors, respectively.

The Eiffel Tower, by far Paris' most famous monument, averages over six million visitors per year and more than 200 million since its construction.  The Louvre is one of the world's largest and most famous museums, housing many works of art, including the Mona Lisa (La Joconde) and the Venus de Milo statue. Works by Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin are found in Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin."

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New to Paris?  We'll Guide You!

This trip is open to new and veteran travelers alike.  If this is your first time abroad or your first time in France, fear not!  Your organizers know Paris well and just returned from a visit there this month!  We will guide you through the sights and sounds!

Are you an experienced traveler looking for more independence?  All day trips are optional, so feel free to skip the Eiffel Tower if you prefer!

Anticipated Cost

$1950 payable in installations + $500 expenses.

The first payment of $150 is non-refundable.  Afterwards, a percentage of the money received will be refundable if your plans change. Please anticipate costs for food, wine, and optional excursions.

$500 should be sufficient, but Paris is a fashion Mecca, and we cannot be held responsible for uncontrollable shopping urges! In addition, please take into consideration the exchange rate for the Euro when planning how much money to bring.

Click HERE for the current exchange rate.

Payment Dates:

$150 Deposit - January 31st – Deposit is non refundable

$300 - February 15th

$300 - March 15th

$300 - April 15th  - 90% of money received up until this date is refundable

$300 - May 15th

$300 - June 15th

$300 - July 15th - 45% of money received up until this date is refundable

Please click the below button to make your initial payment:






What's Included?

A lot!

- Transportation to and from the JFK airport VIA bus

- Airfare to Paris

- Transportation in Paris via their Metro system

- Hotel stay (dual occupancy)

- Admission to :

  • The Louvre
  • Palace De Versailles
  • Musée D'Orsay
  • Nôtre-Dame
  • T Shirt

Please note that this trip is available exclusively as a package.  None of the above items listed may be purchased separately.

What's NOT Included?
Please anticipate costs for food, wine, and optional excursions... Moulin Rouge anyone?

Where Will We Stay?

We want to be in the heart of the action, so we will be staying in downtown Paris at the Holiday Inn Paris Gare Montparnasse

















Hotel Features

At the eight-story Holiday Inn, 100 non-smoking rooms decorated in bold reds and blacks have flat-panel TVs, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi.

Fill up on croissants and scrambled eggs at the generous breakfast buffet, and mingle over aperitifs in the lobby bar. Plan your itinerary in the 24-hour business center, or enjoy some quiet time in the garden. Private parking is available.

Hotel Location

The Holiday Inn is located in the 14th Arrondissement, five minutes from the Gaite Metro station and less than a mile from the Gare Montparnasse RER train station. Historic central Paris and iconic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Luxembourg Gardens are 15 minutes away by Metro.

The hotel is surrounded by cafes and bistros, and is a two-minute walk from popular theaters on the colorful Rue de la Gaite. Charles De Gaulle International Airport is about 25 miles away.

Note that hotel is subject to change, but the star rating will not go down. If we can get the Ritz for the same price... we will!


IMPORTANT: On the morning of August 1st we will meet at 30th Street Station and go to JFK airport via bus.  Precise itinerary will be specified after tickets are purchased (mid-February).

...But I Don't Speak French!

Don't worry, most Parisians speak English!  You will have no problem communicating with shop owners,  waiters, and even most pedestrians.

Further, Jamaica, the Director of Mahogany Philly, will be traveling with us and speaks French.


Can I bring a guest?

Guests are welcome.

Are men welcomed?

All are welcome. We will make sure to room you and your significant other together.

Do we have to stick to the payment plan?

In order to be a part of this trip it is mandatory to make the down payment by January 31st. This money will go towards reserving your airline seat and is non-refundable.

Subsequent payments can be made at your discretion as long as we have received $1050 by April 15th and the remaining $900 by July 15th.

Is there any chance of the price changing?

Absolutely not! We have been working with a number of airlines and hotels to provide you with the best fare possible. We can say with confidence, that $1950 is the cost of your trip.

Which airline are we traveling with?

Our airline of choice is Iceland Air. However, this can change as our seats are not reserved until all of our first down payments have been collected and paid to the airline. If an airline comes along with a better offer for us, then by all means we will accept it. Please keep in mind your spot is not guaranteed until your final payment has been made.

It is important to us that you not have any doubts in traveling with us. Therefore, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at [masked] or[masked]-1236.


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  • Paula

    How was this trip? Any pictures??

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Lawrence M.

      Sorry Paula, Pictures are coming!

      August 9, 2013

  • Lois E k.

    Hello everyone, just want to get some info, is it too late to join thr group and how much will I have to come up with at this late date?

    1 · March 5, 2013

    • Lawrence M.

      Hello Lois! Unfortunately, there are no more spots for the Paris trips. But there will be other trips abroad in the not to distant future.

      1 · March 6, 2013

  • Lawrence M.

    Travelers, please be advised that although you may select a roommate, you are not required to do so. All participants will be assigned a roommate.

    3 · January 21, 2013

    • Renay A M.

      Oh! Okay...that works for me. Thanks!

      January 21, 2013

  • Keisha W.

    Single occupancy an option? Would love to go!

    January 8, 2013

    • Keisha W.

      Got it! Will work on finding a roomy by the 31st.

      January 8, 2013

    • Lawrence M.

      Hey Keisha, did you have any luck finding a roomate?

      January 21, 2013

  • Monique

    ..will have a roommate

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would it be possible to join the group in Paris? i.e. just paying the land expenses as I will be in Europe at that time. It would be fun to be with the group there.

    1 · January 15, 2013

    • Lawrence M.

      Hello Nesrin! Unfortunately, this is a group package so I will not be able to charge you for land alone. But I can email you an itinerary of the trip so you can join us for our day trip.

      January 15, 2013

  • Sabrina

    does the cost include airfare?

    December 24, 2012

  • Renay A M.

    AWESOME! Please message me if you need a roommate. I need one too. :-D

    December 22, 2012

  • Ayana

    I just came back from paris. You will have a good time.

    3 · November 28, 2012

  • Megan

    Hmmm. Sounds interesting!

    1 · November 2, 2012

  • Shelby

    Sorry I will miss this.

    November 2, 2012

  • Gina

    Trying to get my girlfriend to be my roommate!

    August 27, 2012

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