Splendours of Paris

4 days from £279pp.


Eiffel Tower

Visit: Eiffel Tower, France

Gardens of Versailles

Visit: Gardens of Versailles, France

River Seine

Visit: River Seine, France

Notre Dame

Visit: Notre Dame, France

Basilica of the Sacre Coeur

Visit: Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, France

About the Tour

Rediscover your 'joie de vivre', and join us on a holiday to the city of love, as we take you on a short break to the French capital of Paris. See the cities most celebrated sites from the marvel that is the Eiffel tower, to the Arc de Triomphe and the stylish Champs Élysées, as you saunter the Parisian streets, or join us for a guided tour by coach. Take a cruise on the River Seine and see the sights from the waterways, sit back and relax as we sail under the bridges for which Paris is justly proud. Why not experience the Parisian atmosphere in the evening and join us on a visit to the Latin Quarter or for a traditional Parisian meal in a typically French restaurant. With the opportunity to also take a tour of the spectacular château of Versailles and its glamorous gardens, you’ll see the very best on this fabulous city break.

Tour Includes


  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

Eiffel tower

Eiffel tower

Local departure by coach, then to the Paris area for a three-night stay.

Versailles

Versailles

Full-day included visit to the cosmopolitan city of Paris. A large portion of the capital, including the River Seine, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour? Our local guide will introduce you to the city’s most famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, and Place de la Concorde.

Later, perhaps take to the water and enjoy a different view of the city on our optional River Seine Cruise. Sit back and relax as we sail past the elegant buildings and under the bridges for which Paris is justly proud.

This evening, be sure to take advantage of our optional visit into the Latin Quarter, a bustling area of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops to the south of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame. Here you can enjoy the atmosphere and sample the local bars and restaurants.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Versailles

Versailles

A day at leisure today. Perhaps travel independently into Paris for further exploration or why not join our optional visit to Versailles, home to the famous Château and beautiful gardens. Located on the western outskirts of Paris and originally created for Louis XIV, the Château of Versailles has been a member of the UNESCO World Heritage list for over 30 years. At Versailles you can choose to admire the magnificent gardens, or spend time exploring the interior of the château.

If visiting the gardens, enjoy a relaxing stroll along Versailles’ own Grand Canal, or why not discover the many fountains and pools, some of which are fine examples of sculpture. If you choose to visit the palace then there are several admission tickets available depending on what you would like to see. (Château entrance is at extra cost and subject to local queueing times. Ticket prices vary depending on the type of ticket you purchase, but approximate cost is between €15 and €25).

We return to our hotel late afternoon and then this evening, there will be the opportunity to join our optional ‘Paris by Night’ tour which includes a three-course meal in a typical restaurant, with house wine included.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Paris - Cosmopolitan and chic, with many famous sights (2 visits on the 5-day tour)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Paris Guided Sightseeing Tour - The best way to see all the sights
  • Seine River Cruise - See the sights from a different angle
  • Latin Quarter - Paris' lively restaurant area
  • Paris by Night - For a different view of the city
  • Versailles - Home to an impressive château and ornate gardens

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (4 days).

Local departure by coach, then to the Paris area for a four-night stay.

Paris

Paris

Today we transfer into Paris and spend the day visiting this romantic cosmopolitan city. A large portion of the capital, including the River Seine, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. Our local guide will introduce you to the city’s most famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, and Place de la Concorde. Later, perhaps take to the water and enjoy a different view of the city on our optional River Seine Cruise. Sit back and relax as we sail past the elegant buildings and under the bridges for which Paris is justly proud. This evening, be sure to take advantage of our optional visit into the Latin Quarter, a bustling area of restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops to the south of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame. Here, you can enjoy the atmosphere and sample the local bars and restaurants.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Paris

Paris

Another included visit to Paris, giving you the chance to enjoy even more of this great city. The city of Paris is, without question, one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. Known worldwide as the City of Light, Paris has been a major tourist destination for centuries. The city is renowned for the beauty of its architecture, as well as the wealth of its museums. Built on an arc of the River Seine, it is divided into two parts, the Right Bank to the north and the smaller Left Bank to the south. See the many famous sights of the city, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the majestic boulevard of the Champs Elysees, the splendour of the Place de Concorde and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Paris

Paris

A day at leisure today. Perhaps travel independently into Paris for further exploration or why not join our optional visit to Versailles, home to the famous château and its beautiful gardens. Located on the western outskirts of Paris and originally created for Louis XIV, the Château of Versailles has been a member of the UNESCO World Heritage list for over 30 years. At Versailles, you can admire the magnificent gardens, enjoy a relaxing stroll along Versailles’ own Grand Canal, or why not discover the many fountains and pools, some of which are fine examples of sculpture. We return to our hotel late afternoon and then this evening, there will be the opportunity to join our optional ‘Paris by Night’ tour which includes a three-course meal in a typical restaurant, with house wine included.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Paris - Cosmopolitan and chic, with many famous sights (2 visits on the 5-day tour)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Paris Guided Sightseeing Tour - The best way to see all the sights
  • Seine River Cruise - See the sights from a different angle
  • Latin Quarter - Paris' lively restaurant area
  • Paris by Night - For a different view of the city
  • Versailles - Home to an impressive château and ornate gardens

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (4 days).

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Accommodation

You will stay for three or four nights at the 2-star standard Inter Hotel Rueil Centre in Rueil-Malmaison on the western outskirts of Paris. The hotel has a breakfast room, bar and lift.

Upgrade Your Hotel

Alternatively, from only £30pp, you can upgrade to the 4-star Holiday Inn Paris-Versailles-Bougival, located on the western outskirts of Paris. The hotel has a Mediterranean-style restaurant, bar and lift.

Please note: on Silver Service departures, porterage is only included at the Holiday Inn Paris-Versailles-Bougival. 

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Holiday Inn Paris Versailles-Bougival

Holiday Inn Paris Versailles-Bougival

Holiday Inn Paris Versailles-Bougival


Situated on the western outskirts of Paris, the Holiday Inn Paris-Versailles-Bougival provides an ideal base. A journey of less than half an hour takes you to the heart of the city and the main attractions. All bedrooms are well appointed and feature a T.V., telephone, hairdryer and air-conditioning. The Restaurant Cape Sud serves fine Mediterranean themed and traditional French cuisine, and the hotel also offers a lift.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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Travel Information

Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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