Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Call IN U.S.A TECHNICAL SETUP : AOL Mail CONTACT 1:800:681:7208 AOL
  2. 2 How Best to spend 13 days in Italy
  3. 3 Sicily Beach Resort
  4. 4 Why do you visit X or Y?
  5. 5 International drivers permit
  6. 6 Languedoc, Dordogne & Bordeaux Itinerary Expert Help Please
  7. 7 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine tours and Luberon Wine Producers
  8. 8 Trip Report Two days in Rome
  9. 9 Trip Report Classical Tour of Albania
  10. 10 First visit to London
  11. 11 One day in Berchtesgaden - what should we see
  12. 12 Trip Report Anniversary trip to France
  13. 13 First family holiday to Europe & wanting advice
  14. 14 Austria + Italy 10 Days places to visit in July
  15. 15 Our recent CDG experience (Delta)
  16. 16 Where to stay - Honeymoon in Southern Tuscany
  17. 17 London is it worth it?
  18. 18 Ideas on our first Europe holiday
  19. 19 transportation from De Gaulle airport
  20. 20 NO Luggage Storage at Padua train station?
  21. 21 First Timers Traveling to Italy - Help!
  22. 22 Driving Bruges to Paris. Is it worth the drive?
  23. 23 Seeking Scenic Route from Bath to Devon
  24. 24 Early morning flight Venice/VCE
  25. 25 Day Trip Suggestions from Munich
View next 25 » Back to the top

Vintage Shopping and an Unplanned 8th Day in Paris: Itinerary Help?

Jump to last reply

Here's the situation: I've been planning a trip to Europe for a while now, however this year I got outvoted and we went to explore the streets and scenery of South America. If Dad is able to get time off next summer (would be in June), I've been told we'll explore Europe. However, since he finds out he gets time off late-notice (around February), I am planning this in advance so I can book everything as soon as I find out. Currently crossing my fingers the stars will align so we can go! Hopefully I didn't bore anyone with that little disclaimer there.

About us: I will be 16, almost 17 when we take the trip. My brother will be 15, and my parents are in there late 50s, however we are all very fit and love activities like biking, hiking, skiing, etc. My dad has visited most places in Europe multiple times, as has my mum. All of us are avid history fans and enjoy art (although we don't want to spend the entire trip in art museums). Versailles is a must for me- I love French history and Marie Antoinette! We would love to experience good food while in Paris, however don't constantly want to be spending an arm and a leg at every meal.

As such, I've planned the following "rough" itinerary:)

Day One
Segway or bike tour around Paris
Notre Dame
Shakespeare and Co
Dinner at a nearby restaurant (staying the St.Germain)

Day Two
Louvre
Eiffel Tower
Champs Elysees
Dinner at?

Day Three
Girls day
- Stroll the Marais
- Vintage shopping
- Cooking class
Boys Day
- See the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Day Four
Versailles (still need to plan logistics)
Dinner at? Cook in?

Day Five
Musee Rodin
Luxembourg Gardens
Stroll St. Germain
Dinner at Les Papilles

Day Six
- Take the 8 AM train to Giverny, arrive at 9 AM, opens at 9:30
- Visit the lily pond, then the gardens, then the house
- Lunch at Hotel Baudy
- Take the train back when done
- Dinner at Reed (make reservations)

Day Seven
Musee de Orsay
Grand Palais
Cruise along the Seine or stroll the Latin Quarter

Day Eight
Unplanned

A few questions...
- Any restaurant recs? We like places that serve good food but don't want to spend 200E at every meal.
- Should I do a bike tour while we are in Giverny?
- After this we will have a little under 2 weeks in the rest of Europe. I have been playing with going to Prague and Rome as well, although am considering ditching Prague and spending time in Provence. However, my mum has never been to Prague but she has been to Provence...

Not including the flight to and from Europe, our budget is around 20,000-25,000 USD.
Thanks for the help!

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement