Paris, France

Grand Masked Ball

June 3-10, 2024

$7,500

Not the sort to watch the world go by? Tour is perfect if you enjoy getting out in the world and being on-the-go! Enjoy longer walking tours and days full of fun activities punctuated with time to rest.

Join WTA on a ONCE IN A LIFETIME trip to the City of Lights! Paris, the capital of France, is undeniably one of the most famous cities in the entire world. Known best for the Louvre Museum and the magnificent Eiffel Tower, Paris offers tree-lined boulevards sprawling with quaint cafes and stunning views on every corner. This incredible trip to Paris will be centered around the Grand Masked Ball that happens each June at the Palace of Versailles and you are invited!

Imagine a summer evening in June, in Paris, France, at the iconic Château de Versailles. You and five other WTA travelers are dressed to the nines in breathtaking ball gowns and fantastical masks. The evening begins with a dazzling fountain show and a lavish buffet dinner and unlimited champagne. As the night progresses, you’ll dance the night away to the sounds of live music. The party doesn’t end until 4 AM, so you’ll have plenty of time to make lasting memories with your new friends.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – June 3 – Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), and private transportation will take you to your accommodations in central Paris. After settling into your hotel, meet your fellow travel companions over a fabulous Parisian welcome dinner.

Note: We recommend leaving the US on June 2 so that your flight arrives the morning of June 9– early enough to participate in Day 1’s activities. Should you wish to arrive on June 2 instead, pre-trip hotel charges will be added to your final bill.

DAY 2 – June 4 – On today’s day tour of Paris, you will visit Sacre Coeur, the Sacred Heart of Montmartre (a Roman Catholic Church and a famous landmark with rich religious and political history), and the Arc de Triomphe, which stands at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle. This massive triumphal arch in Paris is one of the world’s best-known commemorative monuments. Last, on your tour, you will experience the world’s most beautiful avenue, Champ Elysees Avenue, full of sightseeing and shopping.

DAY 3 – June 5 – Explore the high-end fashion of Paris’s renowned shopping district. Whether you want to browse or buy, enjoy Paris in style with visits to designer labels. On this day you will try on your costume for the upcoming event to ensure it fits like perfection, and join your fellow divas for a delectable lunch on the streets of Paris.

DAY 4 – June 6 – Today is your opportunity to visit the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre Museum. For more than two centuries, the Louvre was a royal palace before it opened to the public as a museum by the French Revolutionary government in 1793. In the present day, the Louvre’s collection is one of the richest in the world, containing artifacts and artwork representing 11,000 years of human culture and civilization.

DAY 5 – June 7 – FREE Day in Paris. Enjoy a day of shopping, relax at the hotel, or venture into the city for wonderful photo opportunities.

DAY 6 – June 8 – Time to shift gears and get ready for the wonderful night that awaits. Head to the new hotel near the Palace of Versailles. Get pampered for the evening ahead as your hair and makeup artist will doll you up ahead of your costume delivery. Feel the full glam as your pose for your photo opportunities before you make your appearance at the palace ahead of the fountain show. Indulge in a buffet of food and champagne as your prepare to dance the night away!

DAY 7 – June 9 – Rest up from our night of opulence. In the afternoon, explore the historic town of Versailles, grab a Parisian bite to eat, and reminisce about the whirlwind night prior. This evening you will say your final goodbyes to a group of women whom you shared incredible epic memories with.

DAY 8 – June 10 – Private transfer will take you back to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) for your connecting flight to the US.

*Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and it is subject to change. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 8 days & 7 nights accommodations
  • Single occupancy, boutique hotels
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transportation
  • Eiffel Tower Visit
  • Louvre Museum Tour
  • Extravagant Access to the Grand Masked Ball in Versailles
    ▪️ Baroque Ball Gown
    ▪️ Wig from the time of King George
    ▪️ Professional makeup for the ball
    ▪️ Video recording of our time at the ball
    ▪️ Full buffet meal and unlimited Champagne
    ▪️ Palace of Versailles ticket with Fountain Show
    ▪️ A party like NO OTHER PARTY ON EARTH!
  • FREE DAY to explore
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily group lunch (excluding FREE DAY)
  • Daily group dinner
  • COVID antigen testing for USA re-entry, if applicable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional excursions and tours not listed above
  • Gratuities and tips for personal services

Karamel Mccoy

Host

What can I say…I love the world! Not just some of it, ALL OF IT. I travel because I’m curious, thrive in new cultures, and need a change of scenery more than the average person. The creation of WTA is the product of the faith I had to create a space for women just like me. When we travel together, I feel whole and in bliss being with my tribe. I’m inspired every day by the extraordinary women that travel with WTA. I’m a better person because of Women Travel Abroad. And I thank each and every one of my travelers for having faith like me and believing that world travel together is possible. Cheers to 23 trips and 154 WTA travelers and to 100 more trips and 1,000 more WTA travelers in the future!

Travel Insurance

Your trip is a BIG investment. If you cannot afford to lose the money you have invested to travel, for whatever reason, WTA strongly recommends you consider travel insurance. We encourage you to do your due diligence by researching and finding the best plan for YOU.

Suggested Travel Insurance companies are below. Ensure you inquire about a “Cancel for Any Reason” plan.

 

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Additional Information

  • Traveler must make a NONREFUNDABLE deposit payment of $400 at time of registration to secure her spot.
  • Monthly minimum payment of $600 is required on the first of every month until paid in full to keep your reservations current.
  • Final payment must be made 90 days before the trip date.
  • A 25% refund can be requested prior to 6 months before the trip start date found in your invoice.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 6 months of the trip date found in your invoice.
  • A $250 penalty will be charged for any outstanding balance after the final payment date found in your invoice.
  • For inquiries, contact wtaadmin@womentravelabroad.com