Welcome on a student weekend tour to Paris & Versailles.
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.
Student Top Attractions in Paris
Late evening departure from our various pick up locations
Overnight travel by coach and ferry
10am arrival at Notre Dame Cathedral
Free time to visit Notre Dame Cathedral (free admission)
11:45 optional Seine River Boat Cruise (1 hour duration) (10 Euros)
12:45 - 13.30 guided walking tour with tour manager
Finish walking tour at the Louvre Museum
13:30 - 18:00 free time to explore Paris at your leisure
18:30 arrive at hotel for check in
20:30 until Midnight: optional evening illuminations tour by coach (20 Euros)
09:00 departure from hotel to Versailles
09:40 Palace of Versailles arrival
14:00 departure from Versailles and begin return journey home
20:00 ferry back to England
23:30 – 02:00 finish at drop off destinations (depending on location)
Please note: on some occasions the Paris & Versailles tour is combined with our Paris & Disneyland tour on the same coach and would mean the return time will be a 05:00 – 07:30 Monday morning finish at drop off destinations (depending on location)
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 (€16 adult or €8 child rate for 2nd floor) before making your way to the hotel for 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.
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.
Please note that on the May and August Bank Holiday weekends the tour will depart Paris late Sunday evening and arrive back in the UK on Bank Holiday Monday.
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.
Optional extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.
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. *