Paris by Coach - 3 days
All 3 day tours are Friday to Sunday, except Bank Holiday Weekends where the tours are Saturday-Monday. Over Christmas (Thursday 24th to Friday 27th December 2013) and Easter (Friday 8th to Monday 11 April 2014) we operate a 4 day tour which includes the option of a day trip to Disneyland Paris. Click here for details of our Christmas 2013 tour
A fully guided Paris tour using good quality 3 star city-centre hotel accommodation - outstanding value
Take a cruise on the River Seine, see the Eiffel Tower, walk along the Champs Elysées, see the Arc de Triomphe, visit Montmartre and Sacre Coeur, take a photo of the Moulin Rouge (the home of the cancan) see the Cathedral of Notre Dame and explore the Louvre Museum !
Day 1 - We start our 3 day tour from your chosen UK departure point. We travel to Paris by modern executive coach with one of our friendly drivers and our experienced Paris guide. Our journey includes a short sea crossing, from where you can usually see the famous White Cliffs and Dover Castle, as we sail towards France.
On arrival in Paris we drive straight to the Eiffel Tower and begin our tour with a boat cruise on the spectacular river Seine which starts and ends at the Eiffel Tower (where we have time for a photo).
We then rejoin the coach for a guided coach panoramic tour of Paris. At the end of the coach tour our driver will take us directly to our 3 star hotel right in the centre of Paris.
On the coach tour we drive past the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysées to Place de la Concorde. The coach then takes you to see La Madeleine (the church dedicated to Mary Magdalene) before driving by the stunning Opera Garnier and on to the world famous Louvre Museum passing by the pyramids. We then drive along the Seine passing Hotel de Ville before arriving at the hotel. Photo stops will be planned by the guide where possible.
During the evening, you will have the option to join your guide for dinner in a nearby local restaurant. This is a great opportunity to try the local food, whilst getting to know your fellow travellers (food and drink is extra).
Day 2 - After breakfast, meet the guide at 9am for a full day of sightseeing. The first stop is Montmartre for the Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre and Moulin Rouge. Then on to Ille de la Cite and the world famous Notre Dame Cathedral, with time for lunch and shopping on the banks of the Seine. In the afternoon you can join the optional Half day trip to Versailles or enjoy a free afternoon in Paris. Free time for shopping in Opera in the department stores Galeries Lafayette or Printemps, see the Opera Garnier (entrance charge), visit the food shops Hediard or Fauchon, or maybe enjoy tea and macaroons at La Duree. Or perhaps return to the Eiffel Tower and climb to the top for a stunning view of this beautiful city.
Half day trip to the Palace of Versailles - £29 - A fully guided half day coach tour to the stunning Palace of Versailles. Built in the 17th century during the reign of Louis XIV to project the absolute power of the French monarchy, it served as the political capital and royal court for over 100 hundred years, until in 1789 the revolutionary mobs massacred the Palace Guard and dragged Louis XVI and Marie-Antionette to Paris to cut off their heads! Undoubtedly the grandest and most famous chateau in France. Price includes coach and entry to the Palace (please note entry to the Gardens now costs 8/9 euros extra, pay on arrival). For all customers who choose this option the coach will stop at the Eiffel Tower on the return to Paris from Versailles. You will then have free time to climb the Tower in the evening before returning to the hotel by metro.
Alternatively, you may wish to do your own sightseeing. The All Season Paris Bercy is so central sightseeing on your own is a very simple option, and our guide is there to help you.
Easter/July/August/Christmas Tours - £59 - Day trip to Disneyland Paris. Price includes transfers to and from Disneyland Paris and a one day Hopper Pass allowing entry to both parks.
Evening free to enjoy the Paris nightlife. From our hotel Bercy metro station is a one minute walk, and all areas of Paris City centre are easily accessible in minutes by metro.
Day 3 - A morning coach excursion to the Louvre Museum (entry not included, free on the first Sunday of every month) and your chance to see the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, Michelangelo's Dying Slave or to follow the trail of the Da Vinci Code! We depart Paris after lunch for the journey to Calais for our return ferry. We arrive back in Dover early evening 19:30-20:00, Kent drop offs between 20:00-20:30, in London 21:00-21:45 and Cambridge/Oxford by 23:00/23:30.
Christmas in Paris - 24th to 27th December 2013 - Over Christmas we operate a 4 day tour which includes all of the above and one extra day in Paris. There is an option to join our day trip to Disneyland Paris (£59 extra), or simply enjoy a free day in this stunning city. Click here for details.
Ibis Styles Paris Bercy-click here to see hotel's own website
77 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris - France
Your accommodation is included in the price of your tour on a bed and breakfast basis. The price you pay is based on 2 people sharing a twin or double bedded room. (Please specify at the time of booking that you require a double, otherwise a twin room will be allocated as default). If you would like a single room for 1 person we offer an upgrade for £80 extra.
Single travellers can avoid paying a single supplement by sharing a twin room with another person (of the same sex) from the tour group. We arrange this service automatically, unless you select the single upgrade option when you are making your booking.
If you wish to share a room with a specific person also booked on the tour, please make a note in the special requests box of your booking.
We always try to get your preferred room choice and if you need further help, please contact our office staff by phone or email.
- Fully guided tour of Paris with your experienced guide
- River Seine cruise - see the sights of Paris from the Seine!
- 2 nights bed and breakfast in the 3 star Ibis Styles Paris Bercy. Accommodated in twin/double bedded rooms.
- Services of a tour guide for the full duration of the tour
- Luxury Coach travel and return Dover-Calais ferry crossing
- Departure from London, Kent and Cambridge.
- Single occupancy room - (see orange box above right) - If you are a single traveller and would like to avoid this supplement, we can arrange a (male or female) room share with another member of the group.
The typical group size on our weekend breaks to Paris is 30-40 people. You will travel by 49 seater luxury air-conditioned coach in a shared experience with one of our professional guides.
- 04.15am Cambridge from outside Police Station, Parkside
- 05.45am London, Hammersmith tube station
- 06.05am London, Great Portland Street tube station
- 06.20am London, Embankment tube station
- 06.55am London, Lewisham High Street (outside Police Station)
- 07.05am Ramsgate Train Station
- 07.45am Canterbury East Train Station
- 08:30am Dover Eastern Docks Bookings Hall
This tour normally ends by 10pm in London, or 9pm in Canterbury/Ramsgate. If you are travelling onwards to Cambridge the final arrival time will vary, as the feeder service that we provide links in with our other tours. If we are unable to transfer you by our own transportation, we will provide free rail or coach transfers to Cambridge. In the event that public transport (rail or coach) does not offer a practical and convenient service, International Friends will provide travel by taxi, minibus or coach.
Before booking this tour, please check that you have a valid passport and travel visa (if your nationality requires one). The itinerary above is intended as a guide, and is subject to change.
For More information on sights you can see in Paris, take a look at the official website links below:
Thank you so much for arranging this tour, I have really enjoyed the weekend in Paris and our guide Nelson was so kind and patient.
James Redmore, New York
I would like to thank International Friends for the fabulous 3 day tour of Paris that I have just completed. The tour was very well organised and the entire trip was very professional. I cannot speak highly enough of the tour guide, Andrew, or the driver, Steve. Andrew has a great knowledge of history and facts and ensured we were well informed at all times. Steve's driving skills are very impressive and I am sure everyone on board felt safe in his capable hands. Well done guys. I will look forward to another tour on my next trip.
Lisa Fox, Australia