September 23 – 30, 2022
Private Guided Tours
8 Days

Paris to Versailles

We have slightly scaled back our offerings for 2022, so the Prague Marathon tour is not available.  However, if you have a group of 6 or more, we can organize this running tour for you!  Schedule a no-obligation zoom call with us, and we can chat about your options!

Please Note: Dates are tentative until we receive confirmation from the race organizers of the race date.  Please do not make flight arrangements until the date is confirmed!

We love Paris!  Paris has many must-see sights, but it also has so much more for those of us who like to immerse ourselves in the neighborhood culture.

If this is your first visit to Paris, we will give you time to visit some of the iconic landmarks: impressionist art at the Musee d’Orsay, Monet’s Water Lilies at the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre… the list goes on and on.

But, we will also slow down and give you a feel of the “real” Paris – cute neighborhood shops, the many parks and gardens where you can just relax with a baguette for lunch, or the outdoor cafe where you can sit with a glass of rosé and just watch Parisian life go by.

Some of the highlights of this tour*:

We will be spending a fantastic day touring the castles of the Loire Valley with some curated private experiences.

We have a delicious, private wine-tasting dinner planned.  We will be pairing French wine with a multi-course meal, all while picking the brain of our host and sommelier!

We have two “neighborhood tours” on tap.  We’ll explore the “locals” Paris with our guide and learn the history and “hidden gems” of each neighborhood.  We will find delightful shops, quaint restaurants and open-air markets which will make Paris feel like your local hangout.

The Race

This race is a Parisian classic!  Start your run from under the Eiffel Tower and wind your way through Paris to the Palace of Versailles.  Without a doubt, there is nothing like it this race!

View the full itinerary here!




What’s Included:

An intimate group of 8 – 16 active travelers 4 dinners
 Meet & Greet Happy Hour upon arrival “Welcome to Paris” dinner
2 Private guided tours in Paris Post-race celebratory dinner
Private transfer to and from Champagne * Private wine-tasting dinner
Private Champagne tour and tastings * Farewell dinner
Airport transfers 6-day Paris Metro pass
6-day museum pass All gratuities
Race entrance fee Breakfast each day

What’s Not Included:

Air transportation from the U.S. 3 Dinners on your own
Sightseeing on your own All lunches (except where noted)

(* – Subject to change.)

Price based on double-occupancy.  Contact us about the single-occupancy supplemental charge.

Additional information

AccommodationsLuxury 4 or 5 Star Hotel

Please Note: Dates are tentative until we receive confirmation from the race organizers of the race date.  Please do not make flight arrangements until the date is confirmed!


September 23: Arrival

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Private transfer to hotel
  • Our tour officially begins at 4 pm with a meet and greet “happy hour” to get to know your tour operators and fellow guests.
    • We will be providing you with some information about your tour.
    • Our private tour guide will be giving you an introduction to Paris
  • “Welcome to Paris” Dinner

September 24

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Private guided “Introduction to Paris” tour
  • Lunch on your own
  • The afternoon is free for you to pick up your race packet, explore Paris or relax before your big race!
  • Dinner on your own

September 25: Race Day!

  • Transfer to race start location
  • Paris to Versailles 16k (10 miles)
    • Start: 10:00 a.m.
    • (Above times are subject to change)
  • Transfer back to hotel
  • Afternoon on your own to relax with a World-Class French wine or visit the local sights
  • Post-Race Celebratory Dinner

September 26

  • Optional morning run/walk (or, just sleep in and eat pastries!)
  • Your day is free to explore Paris!

Check out everything to do in Paris!

  • Private wine-tasting dinner

September 27

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Private tour
    • We will visit a quaint Parisian neighborhood to discover some hidden gems!
    • We’ll stop by a neighborhood market and sample some local cuisine (and, take some home for dinner, if you like!)
  • Your afternoon is free to explore Paris!
  • Dinner on your own – or you can snack on your Parisian market goodies!

September 28

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Day trip to the Loire Valley
    • Private Loire Chateaux Experience*
    • Lunch included
  • Dinner on your own

September 29

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Free day to explore Paris!

Check out everything to do in Paris!

  • Complimentary farewell dinner

September 30 - Departure

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Transfer to Paris Airport / Train station for the next leg of your journey

(* – Subject to change.  More details coming soon.)

Paris – Versailles – La Grande Classique

This is a Parisian classic!  Start your run from under the Eiffel Tower and wind your way through Paris to the Palace of Versailles!  There’s nothing like it!

Race date30 September 2018
Distance16.2 kilometers – about 10 miles
Withdrawal of bibs and T-shirts“Palais des Sports Robert Charpentier”, in Issy-les-Moulineaux, September 28th and 29th
Start time10am
Start zone access“Pont d’Iéna” via RER C : “Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel” / Metro : “Bir Hakeim” (M6) or “Trocadéro” (M6 and M9)
Start lineQuai Branly, at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower
Finish line“Avenue de Paris”, in front of “Château de Versailles”
Finish zone access for accompanying personsStations “Versailles Chantiers” or “Versailles Rive Gauche” or “Versailles Rive Droite”
CloakroomsDeposit on the “Pont d’Iéna” in Paris before 9.30am, recovery in the finish zone at Versailles
Refreshment stationsKM5.5, KM8.5, KM13 and finish
Medical aid stationsPresence of the Red Cross and / or SAMU every 2 km
AnimationsOrchestras along the race
TimingB-Tag on the bib. Detection at the start, at the top of the “Côtes des Gardes” and on finish.
Time limitsDeparture at 11am, KM5 at 11.50am, KM8 at 12.20, KM13 at 1pm and finish at 1.30pm
AwardsPodium for the first 3 women and 3 first men, medals and diplomas for all finishers
Registration feesNot decided yet
End of registrationsOnce the number of 25000 is reached (10th June in 2017)
OrganiserParis Versailles Association

  • Visit some of the world-class museums and sights
  • Visit the Palace of Versailles
  • Visit Montmartre
  • Shop!
  • Relax in a cafe
  • Visit a few more museums or sights
  • Shop!
  • Sip some wine and watch Paris life pass by…
  • Or, we can help you organize a private tour to match your interests!

What you need to know about this tour:

  • Book your flight into and out of Paris, France. (Most flights from the US will arrive at Airport Code: CDG — Charles De Gaulle.  If your flight is arriving at ORY — Orly Airport, please contact us.)
  • If you wish to begin or end your tour in a different city, please contact us!
  • Your flight will depart the USA on Thursday, September 22, 2022! (It will arrive in Paris, France on Friday, September 23, 2022.) 
  • You should plan your flight to arrive in Paris before 1pm, local time in France.  That will allow you clear customs, meet your private driver for the drive to Paris, and give you ample time before our happy hour meet-and-greet at 5pm.  (If your flight will arrive later, please contact us.)
  • Driving time from our Paris hotel to the the CDG airport is approximately 45 minutes – 2 hours (or more!  Paris traffic can be very busy!)
  • Your return flight to the USA should depart Paris, France (Either Airport Code: CDG or ORY) on Friday, September 30, 2022.  If you wish to extend your stay, or if you are continuing your journey to other parts of Europe, please contact us.  
  • We will provide you with lunch and dinner restaurant recommendations for any meals on your own.  We have personally visited these establishments and can personally vouch for them!  Unlike some hotel concierge desks, these are our unbiased and uncompensated recommendations.
  • If you do not feel comfortable on your own with language differences (even though our recommended restaurants all speak English) or going out on your own in a foreign place, you are more then welcome to join us for meals.  We are your hosts – we won’t ever leave you to fend for yourself!
  • We have many suggestions for things to do on your free days.  We will chat about your preferences and give you ideas of activities you will enjoy.
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