You may think you’ve done Paris, but our delightful guide, Ellen Williams, knows Paris like the back of her hand and takes us into the neighborhoods where locals live and play. You’ll come away with wider knowledge of the terrain and a deeper understanding of what makes Paris arguably the most fascinating city in the world.
Click here to watch a video that will introduce you to your guides, give you a feel for the trip and fill you in on the full itinerary.
The itinerary for this Next Tribe Paris adventure is carefully designed to provide a balance of walking through a variety of particularly lovely quartiers, visiting small, lesser-known museums, exploring specially recommended boutiques, and enjoying a select group of cafés, bistros, and brasseries. While this is not a typical sightseeing trip, notable landmarks, and places of interest will be pointed out on all our outings.
NOTE: NextTribe members receive a $100 discount on price.
We will profit from being in the French capital when there’s daylight until almost 10pm, and when the many gardens we’ll pass through will be in full bloom.
We’re mindful that some of you will want more time on your own to wander, while others are more comfortable sticking with the group. We will happily help you arrange visits to any additional sites of particular interest or with tracking down items you may hope to buy.
We’ll provide you with pre-paid transit cards for all our metro and bus travel within the city. You’ll also receive a special Next Tribe Google map for your phone, so that you can easily locate any of the locations we’ll be visiting or share it later with Paris-bound friends. We’ll help you translate menus and speak with the locals, although many of them speak English. Our goal is to transform any Paris anxiety into Paris excitement. If our last 2 trips are any indication, we’re going to have a terrific time together in one of the best places in the world.
We've included a visit on the first afternoon to Monoprix, like a French Target that died and went to heaven. You can stock up here on any Parisian toiletries for your stay, for wonderful snacks for your room, extra socks, whatever.
NextTribe offers a safe travel environment that through the energy and alchemy of adventurous women turns into a real community in a short amount of time.
On every trip, you will be led by a friendly and fun woman of our own age, who has deep local knowledge and/or roots. She has proved to us that she is responsible, flexible, and truly cares about every traveler, nurturing new friendships and making sure no one feels left out. Other tour companies drop in a local guide who remains apart from the group. Our leader is the glue among the travelers--the person who ensures that this is more than a trip; it's a community of curious, like-minded women on the move.
We are known for group travel for women over 45 who don't normally like group travel. We keep our groups small and know that our guests are curious explorers who can take care of themselves. We allow them space to make the trip their own. You will not be in lockstep on a tight schedule behind a guide. You can roam on your own if you want (with a good GPS and an understanding of how to meet up with the group later) or you can take full advantage of the guide's knowledge of the city.
We do expect our travelers to have a level of self-sufficiency, being able to carry their own bags if need be, and to be respectful of others in the group and open to new experiences and friendships.
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Full payment for your retreat is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip. At 60 days prior to your trip, there are no refunds for any reason. If you must cancel within this 60-day period, you will need to contact your travel insurance company for reimbursement.
IF YOU CANCEL:
Up until 60 days prior to your trip, you can receive a refund for all but the deposit, which, as stated above, can be transferred to another trip through 2024.
At 60 days prior to retreat, there are no refunds or credits. Your room and tour has already been paid to our vendors. NextTribe cannot offer refunds for any reason (Covid, injury, illness, death, etc). For this reason, we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance.
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IF WE CANCEL:
If we are forced to postpone or cancel your trip due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the trip as planned (including, but not limited to, natural disasters, manmade disasters, Covid, disease, travel restrictions, etc.) NextTribe will offer credit for another trip (with a $100 discount on the next trip) or refund all of your payments. California travelers please note that NextTribe's Seller of Travel license number is 2153726-70 and we do not participate in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF).
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CHANGES TO TRAVEL:
We will make every effort to operate all trips as advertised, however all itineraries are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter or make reasonable substitutions as deemed necessary.
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We don't require it, but we strongly encourage all of our travelers to purchase travel insurance.
If you buy it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you'll get a better deal than if you wait.
There is trip protection insurance and travel insurance.
Trip Protection style travel insurance plans are designed to provide coverage for Trip Cancellation if you are prevented from taking your trip due to a covered reason listed in the plan certificate; most notably - illness, injury, or death to the traveler, a traveling companion, and/or an immediate family member not traveling, unforecasted inclement weather, and much more. Also included are benefits for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects, Travel Medical Expenses, and Emergency Medical Evacuation. Included:
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planned travel, including one or more of the following...
● Cancellation or interruption of a trip or a vacation package
● Accident, sickness, disability, or death occurring during travel
● Delay of an arrival to your trip destination or a return to home
● Loss of baggage/personal effects
● Damage to accommodations or rental vehicles
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● Major medical plans that provide comprehensive medical protection for
travelers on trips that last six (6) months or longer (ie working abroad,
deployed military personnel, missions and volunteering abroad, and more)
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When you purchase it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you can get better coverage
Several people have had to cancel trips because of a death in the family, an injury (one women broke her foot on the way out the door to the airport!) or COVID, and once we enter the non-refundable stage of your booking, we CANNOT refund your trip for any reason.
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We'll meet our guide for the week, Ellen Williams, above. Once we’ve all arrived at the Hotel des Saints-Peres , we’ll gather in the hotel lobby for a welcome lunch while we get acquainted and talk a bit about our legendary quarter, St-Germain-des-Près.
We’ll walk to the nearby Faubourg St-Germain, once the neighborhood of choice for the French aristocracy in elegantly grand city mansions, and tour the Rue du Bac, a super-picturesque Left Bank rue commerçante (commercial street) brimming with gourmet food shops, boutiques, and the amazing Le Bon Marché, one of the oldest (and finest) department stores and food halls, and a detour to Musée Rodin, for the scores of blooming rose bushes in the celebrated sculpture garden.
Our first dinner will be at La Cigalle, a stylish soufflé restaurant near our hotel.