Sun 23 Dec
Mid-afternoon arrival in Paris and transfer to the 5-star boutique Hyatt Paris Madeleine Hotel, located next to the Madeleine Church. Welcome canapés and drinks will be served at the hotel.
Mon 24 Dec
Join your guide for a morning walking tour to visit the picturesque Opéra district of the city, which houses the Palais Garnier, Boulevard Haussmann and the large department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. A Christmas Eve lunch will be served in a local restaurant before the afternoon at leisure. Transfer to the evening performance at the Palais Garnier.
Tue 25 Dec
The morning is free for you to attend Mass if you wish – more details will be available nearer the time of departure. A Christmas lunch will be served at the hotel before some free time to relax. Evening opera performance at the Opéra Bastille.
Wed 26 Dec
This morning we take a guided tour of the Palais Garnier, designed by Charles Garnier in the neo-baroque style and regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time. Return to the hotel for some free time before the evening performance at the Opéra Bastille.
Thu 27 Dec
Check out and transfer to Gare du Nord for your homeward journey on Eurostar.
24 Dec 19.30
LA CENERENTOLA RossiniInc
D: Guillaume Gallienne
C: Evelino Pidò
Cast: Lawrence Brownlee, Florian Sempey, Alessandro Corbelli, Chiara Skerath, Isabelle Druet, Marianne Crebassa, Adam Plachetka
Venue: Palais Garnier
25 Dec 19.30
C: Vello Pähn
Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev
Venue: Opéra Bastille
26 Dec 19.30
LA TRAVIATA VerdiInc
D: Benoît Jacquot
C: Karel Mark Chichon
Cast: Ermonela Jaho, Virginie Verrez, Cornelia Oncioiu, Charles Castronovo, Ludovic Tézier, Francois Rougier, Philippe Rouillon, Christophe Gay, Luc Bertin-Hugault, Emanuel Mendes, Andrea Nelli, Fabio Bellenghi
Venue: Opéra Bastille
23 Dec London St Pancras – Paris Gare du Nord dep: 12.24 arr: 15.47
27 Dec Paris Gare du Nord - London St Pancras dep: 13.13 arr: 14.39If more convenient, flights from your local airport can be arranged on request.
Rail schedules are subject to alteration. Departures from regional UK rail stations can be arranged on request.
Prices per person
|Single room supplement||£520|
|Land-only tour price||£2000|
Tour price includes: Rail travel, group transfers from and to station and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, welcome canapés and drinks, two lunches, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.