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Five Ways to Experience Paris, the #1 Destination in the World, with Insight Vacations

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Discover this multi-faceted destination this summer on a stylish small-group journey



RYE, N.Y., May 23, 2018 – Paris is such an iconic city that it’s the standard by which all others are measured – Buenos Aires is known as “the Paris of South America,” and Jaipur is often called “the Paris of India.” So it’s no wonder that the City of Light has officially been voted the #1 visitor destination in the world, according to the TripAdvisor 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Visitors can’t get enough of its soaring monuments, stylish cafes, sumptuous palaces, and stunning museums.


Insight Vacations, the award-winning global leader in premium escorted journeys, can show you the many magnificent sides of Paris and France this summer on our spectacular European itineraries. As with all Insight journeys, you’ll have immersive Insight Experiences, move from city to city on luxury coaches with extra legroom, stay in elegant hotels in stunning locations, and know that all the logistical details are taken care of by an expertly trained Travel Director.


Here are five of the immersive cultural excursions and authentic dining experiences that guests will enjoy in Paris on these remarkable journeys:

1. Gourmet walking tour with a local foodie: There’s no point in calorie-counting in the city known for its rich, fragrant food. On this off-the-beaten-track tour, a local foodie guides guests through a variety of patisseries, boulangeries, fromageries and chocolateries, where they’ll savor Parisian delicacies with all their senses.

2. Highlight Dinner at La Coupole: One of the most famous restaurants in Montparnasse, the Art Deco-style La Coupole has been delighting diners since 1927. Guests can try one of the delectable seafood platters or the legendary lamb curry, and wash it all down with a fine French wine.

3. Cabaret! Guests have the option to attend a rollicking cabaret show with dinner at a legendary venue such as the Moulin Rouge or Nouvelle Eve. In some venues they’ll even get to meet two of the cast members before they perform the famous Can-Can dance.

4. Paris by Night: If you think the City of Light is magical by day, wait until you see what it looks like after the sun goes down! On this excursion guests take a leisurely drive around the city and admire the gorgeous buildings that adorn the banks of the River Seine, stopping periodically to capture some of the sparkling sights on camera, such as the flood-lit Eiffel Tower.

5. Eat with Locals: On select itineraries guests are invited into a Parisian home, where they’ll enjoy a home-cooked meal prepared by a local chef and eat with other visitors from around the world. This experience, which is possible through Insight’s partnership with EatWith, the global meal-sharing platform, lets guests immerse themselves in the food and culture of Paris while experiencing the magic of social dining.


Some of Insight’s most popular Paris-inclusive itineraries for 2018 include:

French Heritage: On this all-encompassing 23-day journey guests visit Paris, as well as the famed wine regions of Chablis, Burgundy, and Champagne, the mountains of Chamonix, the glamorous French Riviera, and the picturesque villages of Provence, Languedoc and the Dordogne Valley. Departures from May 11-October 5, 2018; prices start at $7150 pp.


Country Roads of France: Starting and ending in Paris, this 17-day circuit of France also visits the leafy vineyards of Chablis, the majestic mountains around Chamonix, the sunny French Riviera town of Nice, the Roman ruins of Arles, and fortified towns such as Carcasonne. Guests also explore the pre-historic cave of Lascaux, and drive along the Grand Prix circuit of Monaco. Departures from May 11-October 5, 2018; prices start at $4795 pp.


Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley: This magical nine-day journey lets guests fall in love with the French countryside as they travel from Paris along the River Seine through northwesternern France. They’ll admire the ancient cathedral of Rouen, explore the charming fishing town of Honfleur, see Saint-Malo, the City of the Corsairs, and marvel at the châteaux of the Loire. On the beaches where the D-Day invasion took place, they’ll hear stories of the landings from a Local Expert. In Villandry, they’ll savor a delicious farm-to-table meal with locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by wines from the region. Departures from May 11-October 19, 2018; prices start at $2825 pp.


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About Insight Vacations

As a global leader in premium guided vacations, Insight Vacations® has been crafting magical journeys that embody The Art of Traveling in Style™ for 40 years. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcase the most outstanding destinations and curated experiences in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to traveling in smaller groups, savoring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences. To find out more, visit