Please note that this tour is not available for 2019. 2020 will be available to book soon! To view all Paris options, please click here
A fully guided 4 day Paris tour over the Christmas holidays, with an optional day trip to Disneyland® Resort Paris for the Christmas parade.
Take a cruise on the river Seine, see the Eiffel Tower in Xmas lights, christmas shopping on the Champs Elysées, see the Arc de Triomphe, visit Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge (the home of the cancan) 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 bed and breakfast in the 3 star All Seasons Paris Bercy. Accommodated in twin/double bedded rooms.
Fabulous, optional Christmas Dinner in a kocal restaurant
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
We start our 4 day tour on Christmas Eve 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 our driver will take us directly to our 3 star hotel right in the centre of Paris for check in, followed by a coach sightseeing tour (with photo stops) to see this stunning city in Christmas lights. In the evening the guide will accompany the group on a night out to experience Christmas Eve in one of the worlds greatest cities.
After breakfast, meet the guide at 9am for a full day of sightseeing on Christmas Day. A truly amazing way to spend Christmas day - climb the Eiffel Tower, visit the Moulin Rouge, cruise the River Seine!! Our first stop is Montmartre for the Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre and Moulin Rouge. Then on to Ille de la Cite with time for lunch on the banks of the Seine. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the Eiffel Tower! See the Tower in Xmas lights.
Group Xmas Dinner - 3 course meal evening meal with wine for £39 per person. Celebrate Christmas with your fellow travellers!
A day in Paris for sightseeing & shopping. Walk along the Champs Elysees, visit the famous departments stores at Opera, visit the world famous Louvre museum for your chance to see the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, Michelangelo's Dying Slave or to follow the Da Vinci Code!
Optional extra - Alternatively take a full day trip to the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris (£89 extra); a fairytale Christmas.
A free morning in Paris for sightseeing & Shopping or:
Option - Half day trip to the Palace & Gardens of Versailles - £45 (09:00-13:00) - A fully guided half day coach 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-Antoinette to Paris to cut off their heads! Undoubtedly the grandest and most famous chateau in France. Price includes coach and entry to the Palace.
We meet the rest of the group in Paris after lunch and depart for Calais, arriving 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 by 23:00/23:30.
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
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
On the final day, 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.
Do I need a passport for this tour? Yes, you will need to be in possession of a vaild 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 requirement (if there is any)
How much luggage I can bring with me? Your bags will be stored in the locker compartment on your bus and each person can bring maximum of two suitcases.
Will I have to pay for any additional travel in Paris? All of the touring and sightseeing mentioed in the itinerary is 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 £45 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).