A fully guided 4 day Paris by Eurostar tour over the Easter Holiday weekend, with optional excursions to the stunning Palace of Versailles and Disneyland® Resort Paris.
Take a cruise on the river Seine, see the Eiffel Tower, shopping on the Champs Elysées, see the Arc de Triomphe, visit Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge (the home of the cancan) see the Cathedral of Notre Dame and explore the Louvre Museum!
Fully guided tour of Paris with your experienced guide
River Seine cruise - see the sights of Paris from the Seine!
3 nights accommmodation in the Ibis Styles Bercy, in twin/double bedded rooms.
Breakfast included each morning in Paris
Services of a tour guide for the full duration of the tour
High speed Eurostar return train London to Paris
Departure from London, Cambridge and Kent (Cambridge & Kent with coach/train transfers to London)
We start our 4 day tour on Friday from St.Pancras International station in London (if you are starting in Kent or Cambridge you will be transferred by International Friends to St.Pancras). We'll meet at 10.15am in time for the train at 11.31am, when travel to Paris by high speed Eurostar with our experienced Paris guide, a journey that takes only two and a half hours from London city centre to Paris city centre! On arrival in Paris we are collected by coach from Paris Gare du Nord station and your guide will take you a coach tour of this stunning city. Sights you will see from the coach include the Arc de Triomphe, a drive down the Champs Elysees, passing Place de la Concorde, the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral before arriving at our hotel in the centre of Paris for check in.
After check in and time to relax the guide will escort the group by metro directly to the Eiffel Tower. Here we begin with a spectacular one hour sightseeing cruise on the River Seine, which starts and ends at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. At the end of the cruise there will be time to climb the Eiffel Tower.
After breakfast, meet the guide at 9am for a full day of sightseeing by metro and shopping. Our 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 on the banks of the Seine. In the afternoon there will be free time for shopping on the Champs Elysees or at the department stores at Opera, or you can join our optional excursion to the stunning Palace and Gardens of Versailles.
Half day trip to the Palace & Gardens of Versailles - £45
Access to the gardens is free of charge, except for Fountain Show and Musical Gardens days.
A fully guided half day tour to the stunning Palace & Gardens 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 travel and entry to the Palace.
A free day in Paris or join the optional full day trip to the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris (£99 extra). Price includes travel to and from Hotel/Disneyland Paris and a Hopper Pass allowing full day entry to both parks, Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney® Studios Park
A morning excursion to the Louvre Museum (entry extra), your chance to see the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, Michelangelo's Dying Slave or to follow the Da Vinci Code. You will then have to time for lunch and shopping before we return to the hotel, collect your luggage and collected by coach for the return transfer to Paris Gare du Nord station. Our Eurostar train departs Paris at 6.04pm, returning to London St.Pancras International at 7.39pm.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 15 minutes before departure time.
You can join this tour from the following locations:
08:00am Ramsgate Train Station 08:00am Outside Cambridge Police Station, Parkside 08:30am Canterbury East Train Station
Passengers joining this tour from the above locations will be transferred by taxi to London St Pancras where they will need to proceed to meet the guide at the following location:
10:15am London St Pancras International Train Station, outside LK Bennett clothes shop, opposite Eurostar departure check in desk.
Check in must be complete at least 30 minutes prior to the trains departure. Please adhere to the meeting times above to ensure you have enough time to check in for this departure
London to Paris
11:31am, arriving 2.47pm
Paris to London
Depart Paris Gare du Nord late afternoon/early evening (typically between 5:15pm - 6:30pm, timings vary slightly depending on date), arrive London St.Pancras 6:30pm - 7:45pm.
The finishing time for passengers who joined the tour in Cambridge, Ramsgate or Canterbury will vary, as the transfer service that we provide links in with our other tours. The transfer service will be by private transport or rail.
Do I need a passport for this tour?
Yes, you will need to be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France for this tour
I have a Visa for the UK already, can I travel to France?
International Friends cannot give immigration advice to our guests so we strongly suggest you check with the nearest French Consulate for more information about your visa requirements (if there is any)
How much luggage I can bring with me?
Luggage allowances for this tour are governed by Eurostar. You can find find full information here
Will I have to pay for any additional travel in Paris?
All transfers to and from the Train station and any included sight seeing and attractions are incuded in the cost of the tour. Travel during your free time is not. We reccommend Travel by metro for which you can buy a 'carnet' of metro tickets. This allows 10 journeys in Paris by metro, and costs approximately £12. Your guide will assist you when buying the carnet in Paris.
Hotel accommodation for this tour is provided in good qaulity, centrally located 3 star hotels. All rooms are en suite and breakfast is incuded. An example of one of our regular hotels is the Ibis Styles Paris Bercy - click here to see hotel's own website
The price you pay is based on 2 people sharing a twin or double bedded room. If you would like a single room for 1 person we offer an upgrade for an additional £50 per night. Single travellers who do not choose to upgrade to a single room at time of booking will be allocated to a twin room with another member of the group (of the same sex).