Opening Ceremony Tours
Opening Ceremony 25 July - 01 August 2024

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Paris, France

26 July 2024

For the first time in history, the Parade of Nations at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris will take place on water. Оnly a few thousand seats will get high on premium upfront views from the bridges and barges. As your travel concierge we can assist you in navigating through all the details of booking and purchasing tickets for the Paris Summer Games 2024. Our tours are your hassle-free way to experience all the delights of Paris and include best accommodation, transportation and exciting tours.


Make the most of the Games

25 July | Day 1: Arrival in Paris & Welcome Party

25 July | Day 1: Arrival in Paris & Welcome Party

Meet and greet in airport. Take your private transfer from the airport to the hotel in the downtown and check in. Tonight at the RoofTop SkyBar, join us for an unparalleled Parisian experience. With the Eiffel Tower as our backdrop, we promise an evening of exquisite live entertainment, curated cocktails, and gourmet snacks. This exclusive event is your gateway to the Paris Summer Games, set in a venue where luxury meets the timeless charm of Paris. Don't miss out on a night of elegance and excitement.

26 July | Day 2: Paris Summer Games 2024 Opening Ceremony

26 July | Day 2: Paris Summer Games 2024 Opening Ceremony

Dozens of boats with teams aboard, decorated with national flags, will sail along Seine River in a stunning, incredible ceremony and celebration of the Games spirit, featuring breathtaking performances, music, and fireworks. Over 600 000 viewers on the both banks will enjoy the colorful spectacle of sport - 10 times more than it could be even at a huge stadium. The Seine will also play host to a number of stunning performances, featuring some of France's most talented artists and musicians. From aerial acrobatics to fireworks displays, the opening ceremony promises to be a feast for the senses. This unique setting promises to make the opening ceremony of the 2024 Summer Games a truly unforgettable event, and a fitting start to an exciting and historic games.

27 July | Day 3: Choose your events

27 July | Day 3: Choose your events

Choose your favorite sports, teams, and athletes, and come experience an unforgettable spectacle at the greatest games in the history of France and the world. Whether you prefer swimming, artistic gymnastics, diving, basketball, tennis, or any other sport, you'll find an exciting event to attend and cheer on your favorites. From the opening ceremony to the final medal ceremonies, the atmosphere will be electric as the best athletes from around the globe compete for gold. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness history in the making and celebrate the power of sports to unite us all.

28 July | Day 4: Exclusive Champagne Tour: Where the world’s best bubbly was born

28 July | Day 4: Exclusive Champagne Tour: Where the world’s best bubbly was born

The Champagne region in France is home to some of the world's finest vineyards, producing the famous bubbly drink known as champagne. Among the top champagne brands are Veuve Clicquot, Moët, and MUMM, all of which offer tours and tastings. Set off for an exciting and delicious wine and foody adventure to one of the most famous regions of France, Champagne.

28 July | Day 4: Sabrage

28 July | Day 4: Sabrage

Sabrage, the traditional French technique for opening a champagne bottle with a saber, is an impressive way to kick off your champagne tour. Learn the art of sabrage from experts, who will teach you how to remove the bottles' cork with the swift flick of a sword. This traditional technique is both thrilling and elegant and will certainly impress your friends. After the sabrage master class, a gastronomic lunch awaits you at the winery's open-air park overlooking the vineyards.

28 July | Day 4: Reims

28 July | Day 4: Reims

Reims is a city in the Champagne region that is steeped in history and home to one of the world's most beautiful cathedrals. The Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece that was completed in the 13th century. It has seen numerous royal coronations, including that of King Charles VII, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to this magnificent cathedral is a must-do for anyone visiting the Champagne region. In the evening you will witness a unique light show when the walls of Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral come to life before your eyes and the sky lights up with colorful fireworks. End your magical day in Champagne by enjoying the evening lights of Reims with a glass of sparkling wine in one of the city's famous champagne bars. Return to Paris.

29 July | Day 5: Departure from Paris

29 July | Day 5: Departure from Paris

After breakfast, take your private transfer to the airport. Want to explore more? Ask our travel specialist about the various pre- and post-tour options available – Normandy (Landing Beaches), Provence, Bordeaux, Alsace, and more offer fabulous vacations in France alone. We also service other European destinations.

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329 Sport Events, 726 Sessions across France

329 Sport Events, 726 Sessions across France

Tell us which events you'd like to attend, and we will tailor the best itinerary to cover them all. In Paris, you may attend the amazing Seine River Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony and the majority of the competitions: track & field (athletics), tennis, basketball, artistic gymnastics, trampoline, badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, skateboarding, BMX freestyle, breakdance, basketball (3x3), fencing, taekwondo, volleyball and beach volleyball, wrestling, judo, swimming in open water, cycling, archery. Other gorgeous French cities will host football (Nantes & Lyon), sailing (Marseille), Lille (handball).

Accommodation

Accommodation

Securing accommodation in Paris might be, surprisingly, the trickiest part of planning your journey. Most of the hotels are already booked for the Games officials, sponsors and supporters. World of Discoveries is happy to inform we have secured access to accommodation across multiple locations to guarantee your attendance at the world's biggest sporting event. We have handpicked best rated and centrally located hotels with wonderful set of amenities to enlighten your travel experience in France.

Sightseeing adventures

Sightseeing adventures

Enhance your stay in France with delightful sightseeing tours included. Why not indulge in marveling at iconic cultural and historical treasures, immersing yourself in the rich heritage of this enchanting country?

Pre and post tour planning available

Pre and post tour planning available

Ask us about adding a pre- or post-addition to your trip to make the most of your travel to many locations around the world. We can build customized tours in Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Switzerland and more, upon request specially for you and your travelling party before meeting for the Games in France or as an extra experience after the event. Or, why not to join a big soccer party nearby? Euro 2024 Germany kicks of on June, 14 and lasts for the entire month.

Airfares

Airfares

We are here to help, for all your needs. Flights to and from France will be released approximately 11 months prior to the event. You can rest assured that your manager will notify you as soon as tickets are released and work with you to find you the most suitable option and the best deal. This is all included as part of our service to give you the best possible experience from the moment you depart until you arrive safely back home.

Food & Beverages

Food & Beverages

Our hospitality packages include awesome French-style welcome party.

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Welcome party at the Musée des Arts Forains

Welcome party at the Musée des Arts Forains

Join us for a magical Parisian evening at the Musée des Arts Forains, hosted by a maître de cérémonie. Immerse yourself in the world of fairs and attractions, and be entertained by various artists while you try your hand at 19th-century gambling attractions and ride old merry-go-rounds. Enjoy drinks and snacks throughout the night. This is the perfect way to celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games in Paris.

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Imagine... An extraordinary garden, a crystal chandelier hanging from a green roof. A magic fountain, an elephant-shaped balloon or a unicorn playing the piano. The Belle Epoque fair and its centennial carousels. Little Venice with its lagoon and baroque palace. This fabulous world exists ... and all this is in Paris itself. Among the bustle of the city, the ever-sleeping city of lights, an oasis of celebration and fun hides a Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of fairground arts) where you have not been before and who takes you off the beaten track.

Through the centuries

Through the centuries

Discover a unique collection of objects from the performing arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a timeless getaway into the themes of curiosity cabinets, carnivals, incredible gardens and Belle Epoque funfairs. One of the singular aspects of this site that combines culture, conviviality and curiosity is the possibility to play with centenary attractions or ride old merry-go-rounds.

History

History

The Musée des Arts Forains settled in 1996 in an ancient wine storage facility in Bercy, the “Chais Lheureux”. In the 19th century, the Bercy neighborhood was known as a festive area. The Joyeux-Bercy, which was at the time beyond the borders of Paris, benefited from the privilege of tax removal on wine. Naturally, “guinguettes” were established there, along with the main wine traders. Wine was thus actively sold and drunk. Now called Pavillons de Bercy, the site brings back to life past festivities by being a lively place full of memories of the most traditional performing arts. As soon as you step into the Pavillons de Bercy, you will forget everything that belongs to your daily life.

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Deluxe Package - 5* Nolinski

Deluxe Package - 5* Nolinski

Superior double room | 24 m² | Just a stone throw away from the Comédie Française and the Louvre, ideally based between the Opéra Garnier and famous rue Saint Honoré | Wide soundproofed windows with balcony overlooking the Avenue de l’Opéra | Air conditioning | High ceilings and sliding mirrors | Flat-screen TV | No smoking

Premium Package - 5* Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery

Premium Package - 5* Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery

Superior Twin or Double Room with Pool Access | 18 m² | 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed | City view | Air conditioning | Private Bathroom | Flat-screen TV | Coffee machine | Free WiFi | No smoking

Comfort Package - 4* Hôtel Thérèse

Comfort Package - 4* Hôtel Thérèse

Tradition Double Room | 15 m2 | Desk | Individually controlled air conditioning | Personal safe | Bluetooth speakers | Mini bar | Slippers | Bathrobes | Fragonard hospitality products | TV with integrated chromecast | Free high-speed Wi-Fi | No smoking

Comfort Package - 4* Hôtel Thérèse

Comfort Package - 4* Hôtel Thérèse

Superior Double Room | 15 m2 | Desk | Individually controlled air conditioning | Personal safe | Bluetooth speakers | Mini bar | Slippers | Bathrobes | Fragonard hospitality products | TV with integrated chromecast | Free high-speed Wi-Fi | No smoking Deluxe Double Room | 19 m² | Desk | Individually controlled air conditioning | Personal safe | Bluetooth speakers | Mini bar | Slippers | Bathrobes | Fragonard hospitality products | TV with integrated chromecast | Free high-speed Wi-Fi | No smoking

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Champagne: Where the world’s best bubbly was born

Champagne: Where the world’s best bubbly was born

Champagne is one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world. It is here that they create the benchmark sparkling wines. Here you will find beautiful vineyards, medieval towns and castles, and, of course, lots of great bars and cellars to taste the best of the best: Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, MUMM, Cristal to name a few and enjoy countless bubbles in every glass. The Montagne de Reims slopes, stretching from northwest Reims to Épernay, are home to many Grand Cru and Premier Cru champagne houses. What else would you need for a perfect day out in France? Tour duration: 11 hours

Sabrage master class

Sabrage master class

Our first stop is one of the famous Champagne House and visit famous cellars and learn about the production of champagne. You will get to try Sabrage, a tradition which dates back to the time of French generals and Napoleon's hussars. You'll try learn how to open the bottle with the help of a golden-handled authentic sabre. Please do you best as we need wine for the brunch which is following.

Champagne brunch in the vineyard

Champagne brunch in the vineyard

Enjoy gastronomic brunch outdoors. Surrounded by beautiful nature, with the stunning views of the Montagne de Reims vineyards and with plenty of bubbles to accompany your meal, what's more to wish for for a real French summer?

Champagne House in Reims

Champagne House in Reims

Relaxed and cheerful, we travel further to Reims. A city with inspiring architecture and rich cultural heritage, an abundance of spectacular sights, three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Reims headquarters literally all world most famous Champagne brands. There are 250 km of underground vaults under your feet here and making Avenue de Champagne the most expensive street in the world. We will visit one of these iconic Champagne houses, learn about of of the top brands, walk through the cellars of the house and of course taste several kinds of champagne. Lifehack: it's cold in the cellars, take your jacket today.

Reims Cathedral

Reims Cathedral

Once in Reims, you can't miss a visit to its famous cathedral. Reims Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in France, coronation place of French kings and witness to the most important events of European history. It is especially famous for the mind-boggling number of statues adorning its walls: 2,303! In fact, it's the only religious building in the world with so many statues. One of them is especially famous: the Smiling Angel, the emblem of Reims.

Dinner

Dinner

After a long day of exploring the sights and sounds of Reims, there's nothing quite like a relaxing and delicious dinner to cap off the experience. And what better place to unwind and indulge in some French cuisine than at the charming Brasserie, nestled amidst the lush greenery and away from the hustle and bustle of the Place d'Erlon. At Brasserie, you'll savor the flavors of traditional French cuisine, expertly prepared by skilled chefs using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy your meal in the warm and welcoming ambiance of cozy dining room, or choose to dine al fresco on terrace, surrounded by the serene beauty of green.

Evening cocktail and light show

Evening cocktail and light show

In the evening you will witness a unique light show when the walls of Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral come to life before your eyes and the sky lights up with colorful fireworks. End your magical day in Champagne by enjoying the evening lights of Reims with a glass of sparkling wine in one of the city's famous champagne bars. Return to Paris. Overnight at the hotel.

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Payment plan available

50% - to confirm your reservation 50% - before 15.06.2024 We accept Bank Transfers and Credit card payments

Payment plan available

Payment plan available

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Travel in a group with like-minded people and make lifetime friends

Mingle at the party with Eiffel Tower view, enjoy the open bar and taste the French cuisine

Mingle at the party with Eiffel Tower view, enjoy the open bar and taste the French cuisine

We are experts at the world's biggest sporting events. Save your time and stress on planning

We are experts at the world's biggest sporting events. Save your time and stress on planning

Attend the Exclusive tour to Champagne region & custom travel itineraries

Attend the Exclusive tour to Champagne region & custom travel itineraries

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The term Summer Games 2024 is used only to describe certain events without the specific permission of The PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, International Olympic Committee and On Location Evens LLC. World of Discoveries is not affiliated with The PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, International Olympic Committee and On Location Events LLC. Travel packages and services provided by World of Discoveries are independent from The PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, International Olympic Committee and On Location Events LLC. The official website that offers tickets for Summer Olympic Games 2024 in Paris is https://www.paris2024.org