Itinerary

Fri 14 Jun

Afternoon arrival in Paris, and transfer to Versailles by coach (approx. 1.5 hours) to check in at the 4-star Le Louis, Versailles Château - MGallery by Sofitel, an elegant hotel located in the heart of the city and just steps from the Château of Versailles. A welcome drink and canapés will be served in the hotel this evening.

Sat 15 Jun

Join your guide this morning to visit the Château, established as a Royal Palace by Louis XIV, also known as the ‘Sun King’. We take a guided visit of the sumptuous interior, including the famous Hall of Mirrors. There will then be some free time at the hotel before the evening concert in the Royal Chapel.

Sun 16 Jun

This morning we return to the Palace for an individual visit of the spectacular gardens, created and renovated by André Le Nôtre from 1661 onwards and featuring many fountains, sculptures and groves. This afternoon is at leisure before the early evening opera performance at the Opéra Royal, followed by a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

Mon 17 Jun

Transfer to Paris for your homeward journey on Eurostar.

 

Programme

15 Jun 19.00

CONCERT: LOUIS XIV’S CORONATIONInc

Ensemble Correspondances

C: Sébastien Daucé Programme: Works from the Coronation of Louis XIV

Venue: Royal Chapel

16 Jun 17.00

DIDO AND AENEAS PurcellInc

D: Mary Birnbaum

C: Avi Stein

Cast: Artistes from the Juillard Opera of New York

Venue: Opéra Royal

Rail

Eurostar

14 Jun London St Pancras – Paris Gare du Nord dep: 11.31 arr: 14.47

17 Jun 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 £1390
Single room supplement £360
Land-only tour price £1270
Deposit required £350
Tour code VER1

Tour price includes: Rail travel, group transfers from and to station and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, welcome drink and canapés, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.