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Paris was, is and always will be, something rather special. So if you have an anniversary to celebrate, a family get together, want to say a thank you, or sorry to a loved one or maybe take a short break to recharge your batteries – why not take a few days with us in Paris. This inexhaustible city has something to offer everyone, whatever you are looking for.
Sightseeing? The list is endless. Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Champs Élysées, Sacré-Coeur, Eiffel Tower and much, much more. During the day you can visit fine shops such as the Galeries Lafayette and the smart arcaded Rue de Rivoli. Here you are only a short walk from the Louvre – home of the most well-known painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. The grandiose Place de la Concorde, largest square in the city, shows off 18th-century French architecture at its best and just over on the left bank you’ll find the Musée d’Orsay, home of the world’s finest Impressionist art collection. Then there’s the eccentrically modern and yet stylish Pompidou Centre, famous not only for its exhibits but also for street entertainment. The delicate spire of the sublime Saint-Chapelle dominates the islands in the middle of the river, while the exquisite Tuileries Gardens are perfect for a stroll and are especially spectacular in spring. But to see everything at once, why not try a trip up the Eiffel Tower?
To get the feel of Paris you will visit old Montmartre, for this is the home of the artists and street entertainers. Picturesque squares where the eaves of the houses almost touch and the unmistakable smell of fresh coffee and croissants drifts from the numerous brasseries. Paris really comes into its own at night. Quite apart from the famous hot spots like Le Moulin Rouge, Lido and Paradis Latin there are quieter and more romantic areas. If you visit the Latin Quarter, one of the oldest areas of the city, there are hundreds of restaurants and competition ensures keen prices, together with very good quality. There is so much to see and do, you will leave Paris with sore feet, but once having had a taste you will always want to come back for more. It is everything you imagine it to be, romantic, inspiring, vibrant even outrageous, but best of all Paris is unique – come with us and see.
You take the Eurostar service from London St Pancras International to Paris, (exact time will be indicated on travel documents), arriving at Paris, Gare du Nord approximately 2 hours 15 minutes later. Eurostar takes you to the heart of the city, a coach will then take you to your hotel.
After breakfast, the coach will take you on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city, during which you will see L’Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, River Seine, the Louvre, in fact almost every famous landmark you will have ever heard of. You then leave Paris to take the short drive to Versailles where you can visit the majestic palace home of Louis XIV and the typically provincial French market town of Versailles itself. This visit will end mid-afternoon after which the coach will take you back to the hotel so you can spend the remainder of the afternoon as you wish, either shopping or more sightseeing.
During the evening, the coach will take you on a tour of Paris ‘By Night’. The whole city’s a work of art with monuments and buildings illuminated in the most tasteful manner, their reflections dancing on the River Seine with the majestic Eiffel Tower dominating the skyline: it looks so delicate it could almost be made of lace. The tour does not take up the whole evening so you also have time to perhaps sample some of the famous Parisian nightlife.
We leave Paris for the short drive to Versailles. The majestic palace of the 'Sun King' Louis XIV is a must-see, and we’ve arranged timed tickets so you can explore the palace and gardens at your own pace. An audio guide is included which will bring the five centuries of the palace’s history to life. Discover the magnificent Royal Apartments with their sweeping ceilings, view some of the 60,000 remarkable works of art and stroll through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, the historic spot where the famous Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending the First World War. It is also a pleasure to stroll around the stunning Versailles Gardens where you can admire the numerous ornate fountains, exquisite sculptures and splendid baroque garden designs.
This morning, after breakfast the coach will then take you to one of the most picturesque and atmospheric quarters of Paris, Montmartre, home of the artists and street entertainers, with of course the whole area dominated by the white domed basilica of the Sacré-Coeur. You will have time to wander among Montmartre's charming cobbled streets and see such sights as the Moulin Rouge, where Toulouse-Lautrec found most of his models; Vincent Van Gogh’s and Renoir’s houses; the famous club of the Lapin Agile; the oldest vineyard in Paris and many other interesting sights.
This afternoon you are free to sightsee in this beautiful city as you wish, so what is it to be? Perhaps a trip up the Eiffel Tower, a cruise on the Seine, a browse amongst the antique shops, a wander around the picturesque gardens, window shopping or take your time to visit Paris’ incredible range of attractions. This evening you have the opportunity to visit one of the best cabarets in the city, the stunning Paradis Latin (full details of this excursion will be sent with your confirmation).
After a leisurely start to the day, the coach will return you to the Gare du Nord station to take an early afternoon Eurostar service, (exact time will be given on travel documents), arriving at London St Pancras International approximately 2 hours 15 minutes later.
The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Sole occupancy rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:
Included excursions are a guided sightseeing tour of Paris ‘By Day,’ a guided sightseeing tour of Paris ‘By Night’ and a visit to Montmartre.
Not included in the price is the entrance fee to the Cháteau of Versailles which is approximately €18 and the Bateaux Mouches cruise which is approximately €14, both payable locally.
Along with your experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and local experts, you’ll discover so much on our award-winning Classic tours, offering the best value for money way for you to explore the world.
Our tour managers have been rated as the best in the business for their knowledge and experience and will go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly – so all you need to worry about is your packing.
Step back through five centuries of history on a fascinating visit to the extraordinary Palace of Versailles. Discover the magnificent state rooms and view the remarkable art collections, then seek out the ornate fountains and elegant statues which adorn the splendid baroque gardens.
What's extra on this tour?
This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:
What makes Signature Tours different?
Signature Tours give you the option to experience more and are available on over 40 of our European and Worldwide itineraries. Enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests, with up to three enhanced experiences included to help make your holiday truly exceptional. Find out more
On a range of tours we are delighted to offer the option to travel in a small group of up to 25 people.
You’ll enjoy the same sociable atmosphere of a typical Riviera Travel holiday - but with a smaller number of travellers and a touch more exclusivity.
Available across our range of UK, European and select Worldwide tours; just look out for the icon on holiday pages.
Convenient local departures
Why not enjoy a convenient departure from a station close to home? Booking your own cross-country train transport can be tricky when considering station changes and onward train times, so here at Riviera Travel our Eurostar team work hard finding your preferred regional departure to add to your booking.
We offer departures from stations such as Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby, Southampton, Bristol, Lancaster and many more. We endeavour to provide connections from as many stations as possible across the country, so wherever you live you’ll be sure to find a local departure to suit you.
It’s easy to book a local departure; simply select the station you'd like to depart from when making your booking online. If your preferred station is not available to select from the dropdown menu in the checkout, get in touch with us and we can request a station for you.
Enjoy a relaxed journey in the spacious and quiet First Class coach of your regional train. We can add a First Class upgrade to your booking at any time before departure, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar (and onward TGV, where applicable). You’ll get a seat in the spacious Standard Premier coach with a complimentary light meal offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks, and a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the comfort of Standard Premier Class. Upgrades can easily be added to your booking any time before the final balance has been paid, so please call us to enquire further.
See the legendary Paradis Latin cabaret in Paris - from £96 per person
Experience glamorous 17th-century Paris at the world’s oldest cabaret and Gustave Eiffel’s legendary theatre. Have a three-course dinner with vintage wine before enjoying the visual masterpiece which is the best cabaret in the city, the new Paradis Latin Show entitled L’Oiseau Paradis!
Discover Versailles with an audio guide and timed entry - from £29 per person (Classic Tours Only)
Make the most of your time in Versailles and pre-book a timed-entry visit, which provides admission to the magnificent palace – where you’ll find the royal apartments and Hall of Mirrors – and the outstanding gardens. You’ll receive an audio guide so you can explore at your own pace.
Please contact us to pre-book either of the above experiences.
UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter France however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit
We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.
We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.
All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us.
|Train station||Hotel location||Transfer time|
|Paris Gare du Nord||Paris||45 mins|
Chris & Sophy (the Scott party)
I would like to say thank you for a fantastic trip to Paris. It was my first time to the city and your company made it an easy and enjoyable trip. Special praise for Andy who was a terrific travel rep. He was knowledgeable, enga...
Marie and Joan
Just returned from our lovely holiday in Paris. Stayed in the Bercy village which had a great selection of shops and places to eat catering for all tastes. The hotel was clean and staff friendly. Andy our guide was wonderful, noth...