In Paris, the cost of public transport is included for all group sightseeing.
We will enjoy a short walking tour, taking in the main sights accompanied by our tour director.
Montmartre and Place du Tertre
Ascend to Montmartre, an area of Paris made famous in the late 19th century as an artists’ haunt. We will spend time in the Place du Tertre, a square known for its local artwork.
Visit Sacré-Coeur Basilica, a huge white church that dominates the Parisian skyline. Construction of the church began in 1875 and ended in 1914, just before WWI. Inside, we can admire the stained glass and some of the world’s largest mosaics.
Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral. Work began in 1163 on a spot that had been a holy shrine since Roman times. Over the centuries, the cathedral has been the scene of some of France's most momentous occasions, including the coronation of Napoleon.
We will enjoy a 1 hour cruise of the River Seine and we will see some of Paris’ main attractions for a completely different viewpoint.
Today we will have a packed lunch provided.
Visit Paris most recognizable landmark, the Eiffel Tower, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889. The wrought-iron tower was not meant to be permanent, and the first permit was only for 20 years. But by that time, it had proved to be a valuable communication device for radio. It is now France’s global icon (subject to availability).
Walk through the Jardin des Tuileries, the Neo-Classical gardens outside of the entrance to the Louvre to La Place de la Concorde for a magnificent view of the Champs Élysées. Time permitting we will explore the Champs Élysées, which offers a beautiful look at Parisian life and architecture.
Tour the renowned Louvre Museum with a local specialist guide. We will see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the imposing Coronation of Napoleon, and many of the finest paintings and sculptures from western civilization.
This evening, dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.
Ascend the Arc de Triomphe, a massive triumphal arch commissioned by Napoleon. Today, it is a symbol of Paris and is home to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Day 3 - Monday 8th July 2019 - Disneyland Paris