Paris, Air, Cooking Classes, Tours, 6 Nights, From $1,499
On this trip for the ultimate Francophile foodie, make—and eat—your own delicious souvenirs with the help of a Parisian host.
The Real Deal Airfare from New York City to Paris on Air France; six nights at Comfort Hotel Lamarck, close to the Moulin Rouge, the Louvre, Montmartre, and most major attractions; airport transfers; a gourmet walking tour of Paris; a hands-on French cooking class; your choice of either a French dessert class or chocolate class with a French host; daily continental breakfast; hotel taxes and service charges; and airline fuel surcharges; from $1,499 per person—plus up to $127 in airport taxes and fees.
When Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 2011, Jan. 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, Feb. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, Mar. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 2012 ($1,499).
Gateways New York City ($1,499). Other gateway cities available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost about $127 extra per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $148. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Air France Holidays, 800/2-FRANCE, airfrance-holidays.com.
Why It’s a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare from New York City to Paris starts from $763 in mid-November (British Airways). Add to that $692 per person including taxes for six nights at the Comfort Hotel Lamarck, and you're spending $1,455 on airfare and accommodations alone. For $171 more, this package gives you airfare, six nights' accommodations in Paris, daily continental breakfast, a gourmet walking tour, French cooking classes, and all taxes and fees.
More Several hotel upgrades are available, including the Comfort Hotel Mouffetard—close to the Latin Quarter—for from an extra $100 per person, the Best Western Ronceray Opera—within walking distance of the most famous theaters in Paris—for from $150 per person, or the Spanish-Moroccan–themed Villa Royale Montsouris for from $200 per person. Splurge for a stay in the boutique-style K+K Hotel Cayré or the luxurious Hôtel Mayfair for an extra $450 per person, or upgrade to the Hotel Westminster or Hôtel François 1er for an extra $550 per person.
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