Speak to a France Specialist (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) 1300 858 304

Christmas Tour in Paris

Christmas Tour in Paris

3 Days/2 Nights From
AU$1,264 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted TourPrivate tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Paris
  • Duration
    3 Days/2 Nights
  • Tour Code
    FIT-18-MAN5
  • Capacity
    6 passengers
3 Days/2 Nights From
AU$1,264 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted TourPrivate tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Paris
  • Duration
    3 Days/2 Nights
  • Tour Code
    FIT-18-MAN5
  • Capacity
    6 passengers
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 2 -night accommodation at 4* Hotel Louis 2 or similarMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 1 lunch cruiseEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Experience a magical holiday in the City of Light during this 3-day/2-night Christmas tour. Visit the illuminated, world-famous monuments including the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs Elysees, the Arc of Triumph, Sacre Coeur and more.

Your tour highlights include:

  • Sightseeing of Notre Dame de Paris and the Conciergerie, the Louvre Museum, Vendome Place, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and the Arc of Triumph, Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
  • Bateaux Mouche lunch cruise on the Seine
  • Time at leisure in the Grand Magasin Haussman

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Paris
Arrival at Paris train station or airport in the morning. You meet with your private expert national licensed English-speaking driver guide. Transportation in a full option comfortable Mercedes minivan.

Enjoy a sightseeing of Notre Dame de Paris on the Ile de la Cité and of the Conciergerie.
All the magic of Paris, City of Lights, comes alive for Christmas. Paris is known as the City of Light since the 16th century thanks to Louis 14th who decided to lit up the streets with lanterns and candles to fight crimes. Later in the 19th century its name of City of Light remains thanks to gaz lighting of the many streets. Today Paris lives up to its reputation and lights up during the Christmas Season. Starting with the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and its Christmas tree is a must. Nested in the Island of the City or Île de la Cité, this 800 years old Gothic monument erects every year on its plaza a large Christmas tree, making it a most beautiful sight all day long, and especially at sundown. Notre Dame Cathedral which can also be called “Our Lady” became the crowning site of famous kings like Henry VI of England and Napoleon. Still in use today by the Roman Catholic Church for Sunday mass, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Surrounded by its typical Christmas Artisans and Gastronomy Market, Notre Dame or “Our Lady” has become a must see during your Christmas holidays.

Going on to visit the splendid Medieval and Gothic palace of the Conciergerie. It was a Royal residence turned into a Palace of Justice. The Conciergerie became one of the principal places of detention during the French Revolution, with the installation of the Revolutionary Court. Its most famous prisoner was Marie-Antoinette.

Lunch at leisure upon your guide's recommendations
Restaurants create special Christmas Season menus, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve menus that are filled with the bounty of the season — fresh oysters from Brittany, foie gras, truffles, chestnuts and champagne. And for desserts, the numerous patisseries shelves groan with seasonal delights.

In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing of Paris monuments and streets of the Louvre, Vendome Place, Concorde Place, Pont de l’Alma, Trocadero. The last but not least, the Tour Eiffel, with tickets to get to the second floor (according to availability).

Christmas in Paris is certainly a magical time. Paris grandiose and long history and culture will light up in front of you as you discover the numerous sites and architectural magnificence of its monuments that made it a world famous romantic and cultural city. On the streets, shops glow with colorful Christmas displays that will warm up from the inside during the winter cold.

Around 5:30 pm, drop off at your hotel.

Your hotel in Paris: Hotel Louis 2 or similar - Double Superior room with breakfast and taxes included

Dinner at leisure.

Day 2, The Must See
At 9:30 am, pick up at your hotel after breakfast. Your private English-speaking driver guide meets you at your hotel.

In the morning, discover the Champs Elysées and the Arc of Triumph. 
150,000 Christmas lights adorn the Champs Elysées and intricate window displays entertain children and parents alike at the Grand Magasins. Standing at the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle, Napoleon Ist requested the Arch of Triumph to comemorate the military accomplishments of the French armies. It is built above the tomb of the Unknown Soldier for which an eternal flame is burning day and nights.

For lunch, we take you on the famous Bateaux Mouche for a lunch cruise on the Seine. Spend a magical and convivial lunch during the Christmas season floating down the Seine, enjoying the City of Lights historic monuments: The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie... The ships provide unrivaled cruising comfort, with fully operative restaurant on board whose 3-courses menus priorities freshness, taste, elegance and sophistication.

In the afternoon, free tour at le Louvre Museum (entrances included -1 gallery to be chosen).
Paris is magical in December, and the magic continues beyond the gates of the world famous Louvre Museum. From Leonardo da Vinci to the Venus de Milo, the Louvre Museum in Paris has the most extensive art collection in the world. The Louvre covers more than 2,000 years of art history going back to the ancient civilizations and the birth of art as we know it. Pick a gallery and stroll along to the rhythm of each master piece of art to your heart’s delight.

Around 5:30 pm, drop off at your hotel.

Dinner at leisure.

Day 3, The heart of Paris and shopping
At 9:30 am, pick up at your hotel after breakfast and check out. Your private English-speaking driver guide meets you at your hotel. 

In the morning, discover Montmartre: Sacré Cœur, painter neighborhood and the Moulin Rouge.
To plunge into the magic of Christmas, the Hill of Montmartre, with its Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the painter neighborhood invite you to discover its traditions with its Christmas markets, music, art and traditional Christmas installations and decoration. The charm of Montmartre is asserted by its village atmosphere with intimate squares, winding narrow streets, tiny terraces, and long stairways. From the mid-19th century, Montmartre became a very popular place thanks to the opening of many cafés, cabarets and dancing halls called guinguettes. But it is in the late 19th century that Montmartre became famous for it became a mecca for painting, with the presence of great painters such as Degas, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Utrillo. Ascent the hill toward the Sacred Heart Basilica to admire the stunning view over the roofs of Paris before heading to the little square of Place du Tertre where portrait artists and souvenir shops await for you eagerly.

Lunch at leisure upon your guide's recommendations. 

In the afternoon, time at leisure in the Grand Magasin Haussman.
The heart of Parisian and French Art of shopping are located here, along the Boulevard Haussmann. All your shopping wishes will be exhausted here. Enchanted Christmas windows display fashion, beauty, decoration, leisure, pleasure to name just a few creations that await for you at Galeries Lafayette or the Printemps. Those two stores truly are iconic french and world famous reference in international fashion and commerce since their creation in late 19th century.

Drop off at Paris train station or airport. End of services.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in a private comfortable full option Mercedes minivan for 3 days
  • Private English-speaking driver guide (8-hr maximum per day)
  • Visits and activities as mentioned
  • 2 nights at the mentioned hotel or similar
  • Daily breakfast and 1 lunch cruise
  • Taxes

Exclusions

  • Other lunches, other dinners, other meals
  • Other visits, air and train tickets
  • Extra hour is 75€ (with a maximum of 2h per day)
  • Personal expenses, extra, and gratuities.

Contact a French Travel Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your French Travel Specialist...

Contacts

Enquire about this Tour

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Enquire about this Package

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your French Travel Specialist...

Contacts