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Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
See the sights illuminated at night
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Travel overnight on the Friday to the wonderful city of Paris by coach and ferry. 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, there will be a breakfast stop on the outskirts of the city where you will also be able to freshen up.
On arrival in Paris 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 (own expense, approximately €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.
It is a short walk from here to the Louvre Museum, where you can take lunch and visit this historic museum ( entry at own expense), 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 (own expense, up to €15 for ticket to the top) before meeting for hotel check in.
You can join the evening illuminations tour Saturday evening – beginning with a visit to Montmartre and 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 on the Sunday 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 in London home will be late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Please Note: The supplier 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.
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Rooms are based on multiple occupancy (2-3 people of same gender sharing a room)
Tour subject to minimum numbers required for the tour and may be cancelled or rescheduled.
Please note that the majority of passengers are students aged 18+, non-students are welcome
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
London students please note: the local operator will try to get you back to London for the last Tube, but this will sometimes not be possible. Be prepared to arrange for other means of transportation such as night buses or taxi if necessary