Arrive in Paris and enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of some of the key landmarks of the city – the golden bridges that stretch over the Seine, the grandiose Place de la Concorde and the famous Arc de Triomphe, elegant boulevards full of shopping opportunities and of course the statuesque structure they thought would only last a few years – the Eiffel Tower! Overnight Paris.
Take a half day tour of this spectacular city. Start the day at the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a bird’s eye view of this breath-taking city as it lies before you. Marvel at the historic and world renowned monuments and buildings such as the Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero, Opera, Musée d’Orsay and Les Invalides as well as some lesser known yet equally fascinating corners of the city. Soak in the glamour of the stunning avenue that is the Champs Elysées before stopping for a leisurely lunch in one of the cafes and bistros that line the leafy boulevards.
This afternoon enjoy a guided tour and explore the maze like Louvre and its famous art collections. Enter through the glass pyramid, an iconic symbol of the Da Vinci Code and find out what all the fuss is about. Even more iconic is the Mona Lisa’s gaze – take a look for yourself!
This evening why not enjoy a dinner cruise along the tranquil River Seine and a chance to appreciate why Paris is known as the “City of Light”
Morning visit to the “Ile de la Cité” to gasp at the soaring gothic buttresses and awe inspiring interior of Notre Dame cathedral and on to Montmartre to admire the work of the artists in this bohemian quarter and the impressive church of Sacré Coeur with its superb view right across the teeming city below, before taking lunch in one of the many delightful pavement cafes for which this quarter is so famous.
The shopping opportunities in Paris are seemingly endless, from rambling street markets to the great department stores like Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, and there’s time to get plenty of shopping in before joining your companions for dinner and a show at one of the legendary venues such as the Moulin Rouge.
Morning free to enjoy more of the city before departure home.
You may wish to include or add some of these superb excursions from your base in Paris:
A guided visit of the Palace of Versailles, the embodiment of French aristocratic power.
Tour the Loire Valley, including a visit to one of the legendary chateaux such as Chenonceaux or Chambord for which the region is so famous.
A guided tour of Paris’s famous Latin Quarter
A visit to the famous gardens of the renowned impressionist painter Claude Monet at Giverny in the Seine Valley
A full day trip to visit one of the great producers in the heart of the Champagne vineyards and learn how the world’s favourite fizz was invented and how it is made today – as well as enjoying a tasting or two!
We can arrange memorable evening dinners and entertainment – here are just a selection of ideas:
Enjoy a glass of champagne and admire the amazing views of the city and the Eiffel Tower from the top of Montparnasse Tower.
Take lunch or dinner in the Eiffel Tower itself – an unrivalled opportunity to enjoy a meal in an iconic location.
Gourmet Dinner evening – prepare to be dumbfounded by the skill and eloquence with which one of the cities top chef’s and their team prepare a magnificent and memorable meal in a city which takes its food very seriously!