11 - 13 November 2016
Friday evening to Sunday night
We will travel overnight to the wonderful city of Paris by coach and ferry/eurotunnel. We will depart from Dover in the early hours of the morning, on arrival in France please note that you will have to put your watches forward by one hour. From Calais the journey to Paris will take about 4 hours, we will make a breakfast stop on the outskirts of the city where you will also be able to freshen up.
We will begin the day at the Notre Dame, which you will have time to visit and from here take a sightseeing tour boat along the River Seine (€10) – the perfect way to begin your day in Paris.
To book the River Seine boat trip please pay the guide on the bus before arrival in Paris (payment €10).
It is a short walk from here to the Louvre Museum, where you can take lunch and visit this historic museum, if you are lucky enough to be under 18 then the entrance is free or about €10 for adults. At the museum there is a large underground restaurant complex with foods from around the world, the cost of the food here is very reasonable compared to the more expensive places in the street close to the museum. During the afternoon you will have time to stroll along the Champs Elysees and visit the Eiffel Tower (up to €15 for ticket to the top) before meeting for hotel check in..
You can join our evening illuminations tour Saturday evening – beginning with a visit to Montmartre & Sacre Coeur in the famous artists quarter with its magnificent views over Paris and quaint streets and café’s to Pigalle and the Moulin Rouge, followed by an evening illuminations tour with a stop at the Trocadero to see the Eiffel Tower light show before returning to the hotel late evening.
After breakfast we depart Paris to Versailles where there is a traditional French Sunday Market, shops and cafes and sights to see and you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Chateau of King Louis XIV and the magnificent Gardens (tickets to visit the Palace and Gardens can be purchased on arrival, €18 but are free to under 18’s with ID, Garden only 8 Euro).
The coach will depart from Versailles for the return journey to the UK. Arrival back at your home town will be late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
London Students Please Note: We will always try to get you back to London in time for the last Tube, sometimes this will not be the case and you will have to arrange other means of transport such as night buses or taxi.
What Is Included In Tour Price
- Return travel
- 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Free map of Paris
- Free guided walking tour of Paris
- Free time for sights, shops & museums
- Opportunity to see Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe
- Visit to Notre Dame
- Option to see Versailles Palace and Gardens
- Traditional French Sunday Market at Versailles
Optional extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.
- River Seine boat trip - €10
- Evening illumination tour - €20
- Eiffel Tower, top level - €15 (lower levels cheaper)
- Versailles Palace entry - €18
Optional room upgrades available at extra cost.
Early Saturday evening we will travel together by coach to the hotel for check in. Standard price is for triple rooms or quad rooms with 3-4 people sharing a private bathroom and breakfast included on Sunday morning. Your guide will find out who will share with whom on the way to Paris.
* Note: In busier periods of the year (eg middle of summer) we may have alternative accommodation and possibly have higher numbers of people sharing a room or use a hostel rather than a hotel. *