Did you hear did you hear!?
My friends Whitney, Rebecca and I are organizing a READER trip to Paris this Spring! If you’ve been following on IG stories, you already heard the big news, but I realized I haven’t shared anything about it on the blog!
YOU GUYS. DID YOU GET THAT!? WE’RE DOING A READER TRIP TO PARIS!! MAY 9TH-15TH. EEEEEEEEEE!
Spots open up for purchase TONIGHT at 8pm, so I wanted to make sure you had all the details at the ready in case you were interested in joining us!
PARIS!? WHAT? GIVE ME THE RUNDOWN!
Okay, so if you missed it, here is the quick back story:
Whitney and I have been “friends” for a while now on Instagram. (Technicallyyyyy we’ve never met in person. ????BUT I GET TO MEET HER ON THURSDAY!!!)
She is a travel influencer and planner over @Blonde_Atlas_, and she launched her new group trip company called Atlas Adventures last year. Her first trip was to Tuscany in the Fall with Heather McMahan! Well, we started talking about planning one together to Paris (one of my favorite places in the worlddddd) and I didn’t really know if she was serious but…
TURNS OUT SHE WAS!
As soon as we decided to move on this, I said, “OHHH we have to loop in my friend Rebecca!” (As you know, my friend Rebecca of Everyday Parisian, who is also a Chicago based influencer but also splits her time between Paris).
Thus–our Atlas Adventures Paris trip was born, and have secured an INCREDIBLE lineup.
More about Atlas Adventures (Whitney’s company!)
Atlas Adventures is Whitney’s travel company, which she created last year as a way to facilitate meaningful travel while connecting with like-minded women. Not only do these trips eliminate the stress or planning typically required on your end, they also provide access to incredibly unique experiences that you couldn’t just plan on your own.
Simply put, these trips show you the absolute best of a destination, guided by experts, all while making authentic friendships with the other amazing women on the trip.
Still not convinced? Read the testimonials from the girls who came on her last trip to see what they had to say!
Atlas Adventures Paris Trip
Rough Trip Itinerary:
SATURDAY, MAY 9TH
Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Private transfer to Hotel Adèle & Jules (included). We will have three different shuttles that run from CDG to our hotel, so flights should be booked to arrive between 7am and 3pm (unless you want to arrange your own transportation. Spend your day settling in and exploring at leisure. At 6pm we’ll all come together for welcome drinks, followed by dinner (both included at a surprise location).
SUNDAY, MAY 10TH
Breakfast at the hotel (included). We’ll all head off together for a guided walking tour of The Marais (included), which is one of the hippest neighborhoods in Paris and loved by locals. We’ll take our time exploring (lunch can be with the group or on your own, but this meal is not included). We will have add-on activity options available to book for this evening— otherwise you are free to explore on your own!
MONDAY, MAY 11TH
Breakfast at the hotel (included). Spend your morning and afternoon exploring at leisure (you can follow us to a local neighborhood or book one of our add-on activities. That evening, Sézane will be opening their store exclusively to our group for a private dinner + shopping event! (included)
TUESDAY, MAY 12TH
Breakfast at the hotel (included). Transfer to Versaille with Fat Tire for a VIP Bike Tour. This experience includes your transfer, bike/helmet, local guide, tour of the town, and a guided tour of the grounds with skip-the-line access. We’ll also go to a market for a picnic lunch (everything in this experience is included except for your picnic supplies. That evening when we arrive back in Paris, we’ll do dinner at leisure (not included).
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH
Breakfast at the hotel (included). We’ll head to Le Cuisine cooking school for our own private macaron making class (included). That afternoon, you’re free to explore at leisure (add-on activities available). In the evening, we’ll all head to the Eiffel Tower for a sunset wine tasting + picnic dinner (included).
THURSDAY, MAY 14TH
Breakfast at the hotel (included). Spend your morning and afternoon exploring at leisure (you can follow us to a local neighborhood or book one of our add-on activities.) That evening, we’ll all come together for a farewell dinner at a surprise location!
FRIDAY, MAY 15TH
Breakfast at the hotel (included). Depart hotel for Charles de Gaulle airport. We will have three shuttles that run from the hotel to CDG between 7am and 12pm, so book your flight accordingly!
FAQ’s about the Paris trip:
ALL DETAILS can be found on the trip web page right here! But here are some common FAQ’s I’ve been getting that I thought would be helpful to answer:
Can I come by myself?
YES! Absolutely! We expect it to be a good mix of gals traveling solo and in pairs! If you’re coming solo, we’ll match you up with a roommate. After the trip spots have been secured, we’ll get everyone in a group chat and give everyone a survey so we can match roommates up based on what they have in common! (Basically, we play Paris BFF matchmaker).
How many girls are coming on the trip?
There are twenty spots in total, plus the three of us, and our group photographer–so about 24 total!
What are the age ranges?
We have an age minimum of 21 (I know the minimum drinking age is 18 in Europe, but under 21 year olds tend to go crazy when they get to Europe and can drink legally, so we aren’t being liable for that). Aside from that, we welcome all ages and would love to get a diverse group––it’s more fun that way!!
However, if we had to guess, based on the average age of our followers, we’d say the majority will be late twenties + thirties.
Your morning view from our hotel–this photo was taken by Rebecca–see her full hotel review here!
Where are we staying?
An adorable hotel called Hotel Adele + Jules. It’s one of Rebecca’s favorite hotels and she has a great relationship with them already, and they are SO thrilled to be welcoming us! It’s in a fantastic location and each room will be a Superior Room.
Your room access includes breakfast included daily, as well as access to the gym, concierge, laundry services, honesty bar, room service and a complimentary tea time every day from 4pm to 6pm.
*Rooms are priced at double occupancy (2 travelers per room), however single rooms are available for an additional $800 for the 6 nights.
What all is included?
Luxury Accommodation at Hotel Adèle & Jules
Private Airport Transfers
French Macaron-Making Class
Sunset Eiffel Tower Picnic Dinner + Wine Tasting
Versaille Day Trip, Bike Tour + Picnic Lunch
Private Sézane Shopping + Dinner Experience
Group Photographer to capture memories for you (so you can put down your phone and be in the moment!)
Other Fun Surprises you won’t want to miss!
Is this trip only for women?
Yes, this trip is open to all who identify as women! We’re leaving the boys at home for this one. ????(However, you can always meet them before or after! I’ll be meeting Neal in London!)
A group dinner from the last Atlas Adventures Tuscany Trip!
What am I responsible for?
Travel Insurance (required)
Daily Optional Add On Activities
Optional Individual Photo Shoots w/ our group Photographer
How much does it cost? Do you have payment plans?
Total cost per traveler: $3,950 (assuming double occupancy room. Single room is $800 additional).
Here is the payment schedule:
Registration (Jan 28th): $750 non refundable deposit
Second payment (Feb 14th): $1600
Final payment (March 13): $1600
Will you be doing this again?
We hope so! But we don’t know! We’re taking it one step at a time, haha!
Will you help me pack?
Yes. OF COURSE! We’re coming on the trip with you, so you’ll have direct access to us to help you with all your trip preparations!
Want to come? Here’s what you need to know!
How do I secure my spot?
TONIGHT at 8pm CST, we’ll open up applications for the trip. Sign up for our email list here so we can email you the link!
Spots are first come, first serve––don’t worry, we just ask for the application to make sure you’re not, you know, a psycho killer and to ensure we’ve got a fantastic group of like-minded, kind, respectful, and fun-loving ladies! Self-identifying women of ALL ages 21+, ethnicities and orientations, are welcome on this trip!
We will approve applications and email you a confirmation and link to pay your deposit no later than Wednesday night. By applying, you are committing to the trip and will be expected to pay the deposit by noon CST on Thursday.
Those who are waitlisted will also get an email and we will make sure to update the waitlist should something change.
**If you are unable to apply at 8pm CST tomorrow night I suggest you have someone else do it for you! We will not hold spots on the list!
How fast will spots go?
Whitney’s last Atlast Adventure trip to Tuscany received 100 applications in 10 minutes, so we’re guessing this one will go pretty fast! If you’re serious about wanting to attend, make sure you’re ready to apply at 8pm CST/9pmEST.
What if I want to come with a friend?
There will be a spot on the application to enter your friends name. You both need to fill out applications, but whoever’s application we receive first will secure that place in line.
What happens if I pay my deposit and change my mind?
Your deposit of $750 is non-refundable, so make sure you’re serious when you apply!!