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 Randi W. describes her recent family trip to Paris and Germany as “the best vacation of our lives.”   Here’s what she had to say about sightseeing in Paris and driving Germany’s Romantic Road.  

Eiffel tower-statue of liberyIt was the perfect balance for us, from staying the first 5 nights in Paris to get over jet lag and get to know that fabulous city, to renting the car and meandering through Germany’s Romantic Road, everything was wonderful. The two Paris tours we booked before going were perfect.  The first one was supposed to be a two-hour overview of Paris, but the driver had one other family in the van, so it ended up being a 5-hour tour, where we hit on so many places that we felt like we didn’t need to return to. We got out of the van to look around at Notre Dame and at a great viewing spot for the Monet's water gardenEiffel Tower, and at Montmartre . It was great. The tour of Giverny was better than expected, as we got the seats straight across the top front of the double-decker bus, and it was a nice chance to see the surrounding countryside of Paris.   (more…)

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100_5165Paris – Ooh-la-la, what a delightful city!  With over 100 museums, historical buildings and monuments located within a block or two of the Seine, this is a wonderful, walkable city.  First time visitors will want to do Paris’  Hop-on/Hop-off bus tour.  It is a great way to orient yourself to all that Paris has to offer and chances are that you will still be fatigued from your less than perfect international flight.  Your body will appreciate an easy touring day.  This bus tour can be booked prior to your arrival for seamless hop-on and go use. *Tip – The Paris Museum Pass is available for 2, 4, or 6 days.  Use the Pass with your Hop-on and off bus to maximize your experience.  The best feature of the Pass is the ability to skip the often very long lines at the most popular sights.  Your time in Paris is precious.  Don’t waste it. (more…)

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