A great opportunity to combine a day at the races with a visit to romantic Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe classic, Europe's richest horse race, is a true sporting spectacle where you can cheer on the world's finest jockeys and horses, soak up the vibrant atmosphere and perhaps have a flutter. It is such a prestigious event that they say, the 'Arc' is “not so much a race, but a monument".
The 2017 race will take place at Chantilly Racecourse while refurbishment continues at its usual home of Longchamps racecourse.
This unique experience combines world-class racing with the stunning beauty of Paris. On day two, you have a full day to explore one of the world's greatest cities, including its iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Join our convenient optional full day Paris City tour and River Seine Cruise to ensure you get the most out of your visit to Paris.
Day 1 - Journey to Paris.
A morning departure as we journey South for our afternoon Channel crossing to France. Relax and take in famous sights as we continue our journey to the Greater Paris area. We will arrive at our hotel around mid-evening.
Day 2 - Paris.
After breakfast, take a whole day to see one of the most incredible, vibrant and romantic cities on Earth. We include return coach transfers into Paris, so all you have to think about is what landmark you will visit first! You also have the option to choose our daytime city tour and cruise. It's a great and informative way to see many of Paris’ most famous sights.
Day 3 - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Today is the highlight of your holiday, an amazing Day at the Races. We include return coach transfers and entry ticket to the racecourse. We also include today, some return evening transfers into Paris.
Day 4 - Journey home.
Sadly after breakfast it will be time to leave the hotel and begin our homeward journey. En-route to the port, time permitting, we visit a French hypermarket or wine/beer warehouse.
You will stay three nights at a comfortable hotel in the Greater Paris area, such as or similar to the Mercure Versailles Parly 2. Hotels used have well-furnished en-suite bedrooms as well as a bar and restaurant where continental buffet breakfast will be included.
On day three we recommend you add our City Tour and River Seine Cruise to take in the breathtaking sights of Paris.
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 hussel and bussel 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.
Price from £39 pp Adult, £25 children (under 12's)
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