Frequently Asked Questions
Who should come on this trip?
Our trips are perfect for solo travelers as everyone has his/her own room, and there's no single supplement. Our trip participants tend to be women who are traveling on their own but who don't want to be on their own all the time and who are interested in our itineraries which ensure that they'll see and experience more than they would on their own. We walk a lot here in Paris, so you'll need to be able to walk, go up and down stairs, and get on and off of public transportation like métros and buses. The most important things are that you are able to move around easily and ready to have fun.
How do I sign up?
Once you've read our Terms and Conditions and are ready to register for the trip, click on the "Register Now" button. You will receive email instructions for paying your deposit and paying the balance owed by the deadline. Be sure to register early. Space on all our trips is limited to 10 people.
Is the hotel included?
Of course! A single hotel room (all your own; no sharing with strangers) with breakfast and the daily city tax is included in the price of the trip. Please note that as we are not a travel “agency,” we cannot legally make individual reservations for hotel stays. What we do is select high quality hotel partners in prime locations and negotiate favorable packages and rates for trip participants, then include that rate as part of our overall trip price. Upon receiving your deposit for the trip, we will "block" your hotel room at our negotiated rate. We will then email you instructions for confirming your reservation with the hotel.
When we invoice you for the balance of the trip, you will notice that the amount allocated for the hotel has been deducted from the total amount of the trip, leaving the balance owed to Paris Personally. The hotel will charge you for the hotel stay 7 days before the trip's start date. The hotel will also charge you for any additional nights you decide to stay as well as any incidental charges you incur during your stay upon check-out.
Are flights included?
No. You are fully responsible for all travel to and from Paris. At our first get-together after your arrival (see itinerary), you will receive your Métro Pass for use on Paris's public transportation system. Your Métro Pass will cover zones 1 – 5 which includes travel on the Paris Métro, buses, trams, and RER for all of Paris including the airports. Taxis, Ubers, and any other travel not covered by the Métro Pass are not included.
Is trip insurance required?
We cannot require you to purchase travel insurance, but we strongly encourage you to consider it and also strongly encourage you to purchase it if you are covered by Medicare as Medicare does not cover medical expenses when outside of the US. If you are not on Medicare, check with your medical insurer to see if you are covered when outside of the US. If not, or depending on the coverage that you have, consider purchasing a special travel medical travel policy including evacuation insurance. Trip cancellation and/or interruption insurance are also worth considering; please note our cancellation/refund policy below. Check with your credit card issuer as well as yours may offer limited coverage. There are many things to consider with travel insurance, but the considerations are different for everyone. We encourage you to get all of your questions answered, and be sure that you know what you are buying.
What travel documents do I need?
If you are a US citizen, you will need a valid US passport with an expiration date at least 6 months beyond your return date. If you are not a US citizen, please check with your government to determine travel documents required to travel to France.
What are the physical requirements for this trip?
Paris is a walking city, so we walk a lot. We will take the métro and the buses as well, but you need to be able to walk up and down stairs, get onto and off of buses, walk on cobblestone streets, etc.
What is the hotel like?
We prefer boutique hotels that are charming and that feel like you’re in Europe as opposed to business hotels that look and feel like you could just as easily be in Boise. Our hotel partner is a charming 4-star hotel that has an elevator, wifi, air-conditioning, and a friendly, helpful staff. Keep in mind that European hotel rooms are often smaller than what you may be used to.
What should I wear?
Most importantly, comfortable shoes! We will be doing a lot of walking, and sneakers/tennis shoes are fine. In fact, they are quite fashionable in Paris these days. A comfortable pair of flats can also be a good choice. As for clothes, it’s best to keep an eye on the weather and pack layers and a scarf or two. And you'll want to leave the diamonds and other flashy jewelry at home.
What is the cost of the trip in my currency?
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
In the event of cancellation, deposits made more than 90 days before trip start date are refundable for 30 days from the date received, after which time the deposit becomes nonrefundable. Deposits made fewer than 90 days before the trip start date are nonrefundable. Balances paid prior to 70 days before the trip start date are refundable, minus the deposit, up to 71 days before the trip start date. All payments made within 70 days of the trip start date are nonrefundable. Cancellations must be made in writing and become effective on the date that they are received by Paris Personally.
Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information.