Paris

Paris

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Paris was, is and always will be, something rather special. Sightseeing?

The list is endless: Notre Dame, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Champs Élysées, Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower and much, much more. The shops such as Galeries Lafayette and the smart arcaded rue de Rivoli are legendary. Here you are only a short walk from the Louvre - home of the most well-known painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. The grandiose Place de la Concorde, the largest square in the city, shows off 18th Century French architecture at its best and just over on the left bank you’ll find the Musée d’Orsay, home of the world’s finest Impressionist art collection. The eccentrically modern and yet stylish Pompidou Centre famous for not only its exhibits, but street entertainment of the area too. Visit the islands in the middle of the river Seine, dominated by the cathedral of Notre Dame and the delicate spire of the sublime Ste. Chapelle or take a stroll through the famous Tuileries gardens, specially spectacular during the Spring. But to see everything at once, why not try a trip up the Eiffel Tower? To get the "feel" of Paris you will visit old Montmartre, for this is the home of the artists and street entertainers. Picturesque squares where the eaves of the houses almost touch and the unmistakable smell of fresh coffee and croissants drifts from the numerous brasseries. The Latin Quarter has an atmosphere all of its own: tiny cobbled streets, crammed with restaurants and bistros. For the gourmet there can be no other country in the world quite like France for its quality of food and drink, and Paris, of course, is the capital of it all. There is so much to see and do, you will leave Paris with sore feet, but once having had a taste, you will always want to come back for more. It is everything you imagine it to be, romantic, inspiring, vibrant even outrageous, but best of all Paris is simply unique.

Highlights

  • 3 nights in Paris, the City of Lights
  • Return rail connections on selected dates from more than 30 regional stations
  • Return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St.Pancras International or Ebbsfleet International to Paris Journey time only 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Coach transfer from Paris, Gare du Nord rail station to your hotel, and return
  • Three nights bed and breakfast in an excellent quality hotel located approximately two miles from Notre Dame
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tour of Paris
  • Paris 'By Night' tour
  • Visit to the beautiful Chateau of Versailles
  • Visit to the artists’ quarter - picturesque Montmartre
  • Services of an experienced tour manager

Inclusions

  •  The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £95 per person. The price includes three nights bed and breakfast, return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar, return coach transfer from Paris, Gare du Nord rail station to your hotel, guided sightseeing tour of Paris ‘By Day,' guided sightseeing tour of Paris ‘By Night’, visit to Montmartre and the services of a Riviera tour manager.
  •  Not included: Entrance to Cháteau of Versailles €15, Bateaux Mouches optional cruise €11, approximate costs, payable locally.
  •  Please note there is a £10, £20, £25 or £50 supplement for certain regional stations
  •  Standard Premier Class Upgrade
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  •  In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class for only £139 return, subject to availability. This price includes a complimentary light meal, offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks and includes a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the spacious comfort of Standard Premier Class.

Itinerary

Day 1

You take a late morning/early afternoon Eurostar Service from London St. Pancras International to Paris (exact time will be given on travel documents), arriving at Paris, Gare du Nord approximately 2 hours later. Eurostar takes you to the heart of the city, a coach will then take you to your hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast, the coach will take you on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city, during which you will see L’Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, river Seine, the Louvre, in fact almost every famous landmark you will ever have heard of. You then leave Paris to take the short drive to Versailles where you can visit the majestic palace home of Louis XIV and the typically provincial French market town of Versailles itself. This visit will end mid afternoon after which the coach will take you back to Paris so you can spend the remainder of the afternoon as you wish, either shopping or more sightseeing. During the evening, the coach will take you on a tour of Paris by Night. The whole city is a work of art with monuments and buildings illuminated in the most tasteful manner, their reflections dancing on the river Seine with the majestic Eiffel Tower dominating the skyline. It looks so delicate it could almost be made of lace. The tour does not take up the whole evening so you also have time to perhaps sample some of the famous Parisian nightlife.

Day 3

This morning, after breakfast the coach will then take you to perhaps the most picturesque and atmospheric quarter of Paris, Montmartre, home of the artists and street entertainers, with of course the whole area dominated by the white domed basilica of the Sacre Coeur. You will have time to wander and see such sights as the Moulin Rouge, where Toulouse Lautrec found most of his models; Vincent Van Gogh  and Renoirs houses; the famous club of the Lapin Agile; the oldest vineyard in Paris and many other interesting sights. For those of us feeling a little less energetic there is a small ornamental train which will take you around the main sights. This afternoon you are free to sightsee in this beautiful city as you wish, so what is it to be? Perhaps a trip up the Eiffel Tower, a cruise on the River Seine, a browse amongst the antique shops, a wander around the picturesque gardens, window shopping or take your time to visit Paris incredible range of attractions. This evening you have the opportunity to visit one of the best cabarets in the city, the stunning Paradis Latin (full details of this excursion with your confirmation).

Day 4

After a leisurely start to the day, the coach will return you to the Gare du Nord station to take an early afternoon Eurostar service, (exact time will be given on travel documents), arriving at London St Pancras International approximately 2 hours 15 minutes later.

Accommodation

Timhotel Paris XVII bd Berthier

Three-star Timhotel Paris XVII Bd Berthier, modern with small bar and a popular buffet restaurant, with outdoor terrace. Rooms are air-conditioned and en-suite. The metro station is right outside the...

Ibis Bercy Village

Three-star Hotel Ibis, is a modern hotel with a bar and restaurant serving set price menus and à la carte. Rooms are en-suite with air conditioning. The hotel is situated approximately two...

Mercure Paris Porte De St Cloud

Four-star Mercure Paris Porte de St Cloud, modern with bar and restaurant (there is a limited service at weekends). Rooms are en-suite and air conditioned. Well situated, approximately two miles from...

Ibis

Three-star Hotel Ibis, is a modern hotel with a bar and restaurant serving set price menus and à la carte. Rooms are en-suite with air conditioning. The hotel is situated approximately two...
  Cost per person: €429pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available from: Jun 2017

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