WALKS of WONDER™ and WALKS of WELL-BEING™ are Gary Lee Kraut’s one-of-a-kind explorations of Paris that help you rediscover the joyful spirit of travel that first enabled you to leave home.
Collectively known as WoW, these unique guided city walks and unstructured tours are especially designed for fit and curious travelers seeking to connect with the city and its surroundings on free-flowing explorations.
This page describes 3-hour WALKS of WONDER. For details about WALKS of WELL-BEING, which are best for one-on-one exploration, click here.
Though akin to highly personalized Paris walking tours these are not private sightseeing tours in the classic sense (the best of those are here) se but rather uncommon ways of experiencing Paris while fine-tuning your spirit of discovery and engaging in your surroundings in unexpected ways.
Part tour, part adventure, part urban hike, WALKS of WONDER are original, upbeat explorations that cross swaths of Paris and the surrounding region with an eye toward to discovering your own special connections with foreign surroundings.
WoW combine exercise, dialogue, discovery, experience, connection, and an appreciation for those moments of magic—the right place at the right time—encountered.
Each WoW is different, so you can take one or several during the course of your stay in Paris.
Why would I want the WoW?
Fit, venturesome, open for discovery, you don’t want lines or museums today. You and your friends, your spouse or your family want to be out and about, secure in the knowledge that you’re been guided but an expert who’s been pounding the pavement and paths for over 20 years yet free to discover your own connections with the beauty and joy of its scenes and scents and tastes of Paris and the surrounding region.
Culinary and wine tours are deliciously fun, culture tours are insightful, history tours are fascinating, sightseeing tours are full of discovery, shopping tours are colorful, and biking tours are exhilarating. We know; we’ve customized all of them, and you can take advantage of those, too.
But sometimes you want to approach Paris and the surrounding region with a more free-flowing spirit. Sometimes you don’t want a tour so much as a knowing conductor or companion as you explore the essence of your own travel spirit.
If that travel spirit includes an interest in wine then consider a late afternoon/early evening Wine & WoW, Gary’s unique brand of a Paris wine walk, or a Midnight WoW for late-night travelers.
WALKS of WONDER last about three hours and are best for 2-5 travelers (a couple, two couples, a family, friends).
Tired of touring but energy for travel? Go for the WoW!
Sounds fun, but what will I see? What will I do? What will I visit? What will I eat and drink?
If there are specific aspects of Paris (historical, cultural, architectural, culinary, neighborhoods) that you’d like to explore on a WoW then you should certainly mention them when making an appointment. However, WALKs of WONDER are not itinerary-based Paris walks but rather explorations in which you let yourselves be surprised.
If you would prefer a more structured tour for which a list of sights can be provided in advance, other types of private and semi-private tours are best for you. Ideally, your time in Paris will a bit of both.
Your WoW will have elements that are both structured and unstructured. Remember, WoW should be approached as an upbeat adventure for fit travelers open to surprise.
What does it cost?
WALKS of WONDER For a Paris walk of 3 hours.
80 euros (about $100) per person for 2 people, 65 euros (about $82) per person for 3 people. 50 euros (about $67) per person for 4. Three WoWs = 30% off for the third walk. Any of the walks indicated below can be included in a multiple-WoW, however only the basic price is discounted on the third WoW.
Wine Bar WALKS of WONDER, a.k.a. Wine WoW
A late afternoon/early evening WoW, with well-timed wine bar stops. Must be 18 or older. Add 25 euros (about $33) per person.
Midnight WALKS of WONDER, a.k.a Midnight WoW
Walk into the night with this Walk of Wonder especially designed for late-nighters and night-travelers in the City of Light, beginning at 11 pm and ending at 1:30/2 am or later. Includes café/bar stops. Must be 18 or older. Add 30 euros (about $40) per person.
Full-day and Daytrip WoWs
Inquire about extended WoWs that include a variety of surprises and encounters in and near Paris.
If interested in going for the WoW, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate your available dates and times and any pertinent information about your interests.