PARIS "“ July 12, 2007 "“ This summer, travelers to the City of Light can explore world-famous monuments and discover unknown local treasures in an eco-friendly way with Hilton Hotels' new "Paris en Bicyclette" package. With the recent "Paris Breathes" initiative, cycling around France's capital has taken off thanks to the creation of bike routes throughout the city. Now, Hilton
guests can choose from two different guided tours and three centrally located hotels–Hilton Arc de Triomphe, Hilton Paris and Hilton Paris La DÃ©fense.
The "Paris en Bicyclette" package includes one bicycle rental per person for a guided city tour provided by Fat Tire Bike. Tours depart from the foot of the Eiffel Tower and last approximately four hours, and tour groups range in size from 3 to 25 persons. Guests can choose from one of the following itineraries:
Paris by Day: With departures at 11am and 3pm, this comprehensive tour covers the Eiffel Tower, Napoleon’s Tomb, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, LÃ©cole Militaire, the Rodin Museum, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the MusÃ©e d'Orsay, Assembly Nationale, La Madeleine and more. Ideal for first-time visitors.
Paris by Night: Departing at 7pm and lasting 4-5 hours, the evening tour includes: the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Berthillon ice cream, the CitÃ© and St. Louis islands, St. Chapelle, the Latin Quarter, AcadÃ©mie Francaise, the Pont des Arts, the Louvre, the Champs Ã‰lysÃ©es, the Arc de Triomphe and more. Guests will see Paris by both bike and boat, enjoying complimentary wine on a cruise as part of the itinerary*.
Available now through September 30, 2007, Hilton's “Paris en Bicyclette” package includes:
Hilton buffet breakfast
One bicycle rental per person for Fat Tire Bike guided city tour
The package requires a two-night minimum stay. Nightly rates start at â‚¬330 (about $435) for Hilton Arc de Triomphe, â‚¬239 ($315) at Hilton Paris and â‚¬230 at Hilton Paris La DÃ©fense. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org (Hilton Arc de Triomphe), email@example.com (Hilton Paris) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Hilton Paris La DÃ©fense) and ask for the "Original Way to Sightsee" package or visit www.hilton.com. For tour information, visit www.fattirebiketoursparis.com.
*Dinner not included in evening tour. Package subject to blackout dates and availability.