I've been to Paris several times, but always felt that the experience would have been better with a 'Full Time Guide' to help me with the language and culture. After 3 years of searching, I've finally found the perfect guide. This weekend away has it all: It's a combination of sight seeing and lessons in French, Food and Wine. We will be guided from London on the Eurostar by our charming French Guide. Our lessons will begin with role-play on the train and continue throughout the weekend whilst we eat, drink, shop and sightsee with a FUN professional language teacher.
Urgent booking note:
I'm very keen to book at this hotel as it is excellent value for the quality and location - right next to the Eiffel Tower. With most tourist spots within walking distance it means you can have some free time, without negotiating trains and buses on your own. BUT They only have a few rooms left. It has a good deal with the Eurostar as well, which means we can keep the price low, by booking together. I need to have the names of the people travelling asap to secure the price. I know it's asking you to act on impulse, but I wondered if 4 people would be keen by Sunday?
If you can't commit now, as long as we have a few people, we will still go ahead, but if the hotel has space those booking later may have to pay an additional charge.
Please RSVP, even if you're a maybe, with your thoughts in the comments.
This trip requires 1 day of annual leave.
SAMPLE DAY 1:
On the train lesson: Greetings, How to Check into Hotel, How to Order Lunch
Lunch: How to make purchases in boutique shops (How the sizes vary and How to ask for different sizes, in different colours and make payments)
After Lunch: Free time to shop with our guide or rest
Meet for Pre-Dinner Lesson: How to make a Restaurant Reservation & How to Order Dinner and Beverages (Cocktails, Wine and Coffee)
Dinner: Wine Tasting & Review of the day
After dinner: A Parisian Wine Bar
SAMPLE DAY 2:
Breakfast: Review of Day
Site Seeing Morning and Afternoon*, mixed with topical lessons.
Lunch: At the market, with lesson
Dinner: Review of previous lessons
A tour of the best Wine Bars in Paris (optional nightclub)
DAY 3: Breakfast with Lesson, Morning of Free Time*
Lunch: Tour of Parisian Food Shops
Afternoon: Louvre Museum* or Free time
*Itinerary of group 'free time' (with the guide) to be decided jointly. Our guide will email a list of options to the group and those destinations with the most votes will be included in the tour. This is one of the benefit of being a small group.
To book: please email [masked] for booking form.
Non-Refundable deposit of £300 due to complete booking. Balance due by the 1st January.
This trip is limited to 6 people (including myself and the guide)
Non Members £595
Save £20, if booked by 7th October
Includes 3 full days and 2 night hotel at central location, and return Eurostar. Food, drink and travel in Paris paid in cash during trip based on expenditure. Although the restaurants will be of good value, we will be booking high quality restaurants. We have not included the restaurant food to allow people to be flexible with what they spend on the tour.
Guide & Tutor fee: £250 (Includes over 10 hours of French Lessons, plus a personal and friendly French Tour guide, and language assistant throughout your stay. Also includes wine tastings by an award-winning wine educator. This is a great price as you'd pay this much to have 10 lessons in London.)
Booking fee: £25
- Departs: Fri 25 Jan 13 07:55
Arrives in London Sun 27 Jan 13 20:45
Hotel Waldorf Trocadero
CLICK HERE FOR TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS - 4 out of 5 stars
Located so close to the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower, this boutique hotel is a privileged place well suiting visitors of any kind. The refined classical rooms of the Waldorf Trocadero Paris all feature individually styled furniture and the well-trained personnel offer a personal service. This is a first class hotel with attention given to every detail to ensure a luxurious stay.