Enjoy five days in the fashion and food capital that is Paris, with included trip to the magnificent Palace of Versailles and its stunning gardens and interior.
This cities beautiful architecture and cultured lifestyle is something not to be missed. With a few days you can visit its many popular attractions including the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, all whilst having time to relax and soak up the refined atmosphere and even see the alternative side to Paris.
If shopping and fashion is your interest, there is no better place for window shopping than along the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Avenue Montaigne or Faubourg Saint-Honoré. You can see how the other half live but maybe try not to look at the price tags! However, if you’re more enthused by architecture and history, exploring round the stunning Sainte-Chapelle and marvelling at the Avenue de l’Opéra may be more for you. With so much on offer you will struggle not to get swept away in this romantic city!
This trip highlight is an excursion to the Palace of Versailles, here you can experience the magnificent splendour of this World Heritage Site and its stunning gardens and interior. This Palace is steeped in history with the building tracing the architectural style of the 17th and 18th centuries and comprising of: the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Chapel, the Royal Opera and the Museum of the History of France. The ground gardens themselves too are something to be marvelled at, neatly designed and stunning, along with the Grand Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s estate both a must to explore.
You can also choose for an optional Paris city tour and boat cruise on day two. This will take you to all the popular sights then see Paris from another angle with the one-hour River Seine cruise.
You will stay at a comfortable hotel in the Greater Paris area, such as or similar to, the Campanile or Kyriad, at Torcy. All hotels have well-furnished en-suite bedrooms as well as a bar and restaurant where continental breakfast is served throughout your stay.
Give the busy Paris metro a miss and embrace the full culture of Paris with a sightseeing panoramic tour and romantic River Cruise. Our guided coach tour will take you round the world-renowned sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and of course the Eiffel Tower. Along the way there will be a lunchtime stop amongst the bustling Montmartre and Sacre Coeur area. Here you can revel in this artist's paradise and find wonderful hidden french patisseries amongst the cobbled streets.
After taking in the delights of city, you will be able to see Paris from a different view, as you move away from the hustle and bustle and sail down the Seine. This romantic boat trip will guide you through the city with full english commentary along your journey. By the end of your trip you will be an expert in the history of the beautiful Parisian Architecture.
Prebook this optional excursion for only £29 (kids £19)
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