Cities and Places - Paris / Dubai / Bangkok etc from Mon 11th June to Sun 17th June
Mon 11th June - Arrive Paris 7am. Check in Hotel Paris Saint Honore. Tour from 9.30am to 12pm "Lourve' Museum" to see Mona Lisa, amongst other things.... Rest of Day / Night in Paris to explore. To do's: Sainte Chapelle Church (located within Palais de Justice Compound), Luxembourg Gardens for lunch, La Grande Arche - de la Defense = top of building for view and down rest of street, "Spectacle of Light When Sun Goes Out", River Seine and Eifel Tower to see night lights, Dinner on River Seine, Arc de Triompte 10pm to 11pm for evening flame lit for forgotten Solider (story states, died on front line in WW1, never identified, hence "forgotten Soldier").
Tue 12th - Tour from 8.30am to 4.30pm "A Paris Full Day": Notre Dame Cathredral, Garnier's, Vendome Square, Concorde Square, Champs Elysees Ave, Arc de Triomphe, Lunch at "Le 58 Tour Eiffel", free time to take in views from Eiffel Tower, Boat Cruise along River Seine, Montmarte Hill, Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmarte Church, Artists Square, Place du Tertre. Then back to hotel, make myself beauuutiful ; ) then back out for Dinner somewhere in Paris. Not sure about the snails or frog legs as of yet though. Snails, I think slugs on footpath, frogs, I think BNE toads. Will try to overcome those visions and do my best, but not promises, lol : )
Wed 13th - Whole day in Paris to wander around, shop, buy perfume (need to restock some that I've run out of too), explore etc.... Leave Paris at 9.50pm. BTW - have booked (well, Nina did. Again, a BIG thanks sweetness! If you need a travel agent.... Nina / great friend is the BEST!) all hotel/airport (and vice-versa) transfers.
Thurs 14th - Arrive Dubai at 6.20am. Check in Ibis Hotel Al barsha (located in their MASSIVE Shopping Centre). Wander Dubai Shops, then Tour at 3.30pm to 9.30pm: "Sundowner - Dune Dinner Safari", same as Sex in the City Tour! As per their itinerary: The Mysterious desert beckons you for a magical evening out - an adventure you will never forget. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, our safari guides will transport you by 4WD for a thrilling (all good, have great travel insurance, also covers hijacking...) journey over rolling dunes through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Enroute you will stop to see camels resting at their camp and then from the crest of the high dune, watch the sun cast its orange glow over the vast expanse of rippling sand all around you as it sets. Like a shimmering mirage in the distance you will see the flickering lights of your camp where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. Relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedu tents and quench your thirst, have your hands painted with henna designs, experience a camel ride. Enjoy the aromatic shisha (aka okka pipe or hubbly bubbly!), a feast of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arab sweets served under a galaxy of stars, you will be entertained by belly dancers to Arabian music. Back to hotel, then head to downstairs bar for drinks.
Fri 15th - Whole day in Dubai - if 40deg - not heading outside, humidity is shocking! Ski in Shopping Centre, Shopping (mostly window). Leave Dubai at 11pm.
Sat 16th - Arrive Bangkok at 8.20am. Have the whole day to explore Bangkok (well those parts close to the airport / City), head to markets, shops, local tourist attractions etc. Can't do efalent (yes, elephant, for those of you who thought that was a really bad typo) ride as too far out : ( And, Wherever The Beat of My Own Drum Takes Me for my Final Day of o/s hols.... Leave Bangkok at 7.50pm.
Sun 17th - Arrive / Back in Sydney at 7.45am.... Then home sweet home.....