Welcome on a student weekend tour to Paris at Christmas.
This information shows example itineraries to use as a guideline, please note that the order we visit various attractions may change depending on circumstances or time of year. Please follow the advice of your tour manager and make sure that you are at the various pick up points and departures at the correct times.
The itinerary will be:
Friday afternoon to Monday evening
We will travel overnight to Paris by coach and ferry/eurotunnel. On arrival in France please note that you will have to put your watches forward by one hour. From arrival in Calais early Saturday morning, the journey to Paris will take about 4 hours.
Saturday - Paris sights
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 optional evening illuminations tour (€20) with a stop at the Trocadero to see the Eiffel Tower light show before returning to the hotel late evening.
Sunday - after breakfast you have a free day to explore Paris and the Christmas Markets along the Champs Elysees at your leisure before departing in the evening for the return journey back to England.
Monday – Arrival back in home towns in the morning hours.