Itinerary

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.

Programme

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

CINDERELLA (ballet)Inc

Music: Prokofiev

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

Rail

Eurostar

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: 14.39

If 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

Tour price £2065
Single room supplement £520
Land-only tour price £2000
Deposit required £400
Tour code PAR1

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.

“I very much enjoyed Paris at Christmas time.”

Dr P, Herefordshire