Friday 14th April - Monday 17th April 2017
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!
Day 1 - 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). Our train departs at 07:55am, meet the guide at Eurostar check in by 06:45am. We travel to Paris by high speed Eurostar train 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.
Day 2 - 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 - £39
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.
Day 3 - A free day in Paris or join the optional full day trip to the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris (£69 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
Day 4 - 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 17:13, returning to London St.Pancras International at 18:30.
Ibis Styles Bercy Hotel - click here to see the hotel's website
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 uprade for £150 extra (£50 per night). 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.
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!
- 3 nights bed and breakfast in the Ibis Styles Bercy. Accommodated in twin/double bedded rooms.
- 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)
Not Included: Travel by Metro in Paris. On arrival we recommend you buy a 'Carnet' of Metro Tickets. This allows 10 journeys in Paris by Metro, and cost approximataley £12. Your guide will assist you when buying the carnet.
04:00am Ramsgate train station
04.15am Cambridge from outside Police Station, Parkside
04:25am Canterbury East train station
06:45am London St.Pancras International train station, outside L K BENNETT clothes shop - opposite Eurostar departures check in area (next door to PINK shop). We recommend you arrive 15 minutes earlier (06:30am) and meet the guide at 06.45am
Before booking this tour, please check that you have a valid passport and travel visa (if your nationality requires a visa).
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