Itinerary

Thu 10 Jun

Afternoon arrival in Paris, and transfer to Versailles by coach (approx. 1 hour) to check in at the 4-star Hotel Le Louis Versailles Château - MGallery, an elegant hotel located in the heart of the city and just 10 minutes walk from the Château of Versailles. A welcome dinner will be served in the hotel this evening.

Fri 11 Jun

Join your guide this morning for a tour of 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. We then visit the spectacular gardens, created and renovated by André Le Nôtre from 1661 onwards and featuring many fountains, sculptures and groves. Afternoon at leisure before the evening concert in the Royal Chapel.

Sat 12 Jun

Today we travel to Giverny to visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, where he lived for 43 years, and whose floral compositions and nymphéas were his greatest sources of inspiration. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant before returning to Versailles for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Early evening opera performance in the Opéra Royal.

Sun 13 Jun

Transfer to Paris for your homeward journey on Eurostar.

 

Programme

11 Jun 20.00

CONCERT' LES ARTS FLORISSANTSInc

C: William Christie

Soprano: Rachel Redmond

Bass: Lisandro Abadie

Soprano: Gwendoline Blondeel

Tenor: Thomas Hobbs

Programme: Bach Magnificat – Ascension Oratorio – Suite for orchestra no.3

Venue: Royal Chapel

12 Jun 19.00

LA FINTA PAZZA SacratiInc

D: Jean-Yves Ruf

C: Leonardo García Alarcón

Cast includes: Carlo Vistoli, Valerio Contaldo, Filippo Mineccia, Mariana Flores, Alejandro Meerapfel, Julie Roset, Kacper Szelążek, Scott Conner, Norma Nahoun

Venue: Opéra Royal

Rail

Eurostar

10 Jun London St Pancras - Paris Gare du Nord dep: 12.24 arr: 15.47

13 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. SHOULD YOU WISH TO EXTEND YOUR STAY BEFORE OR AFTER THE GROUP TOUR, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Prices per person

Tour price £1550
Single room supplement £420
Standard Premier upgrade from £100
Land-only tour price £1450
Deposit required £350
Tour code VER1

Tour price includes: Rail travel, group transfers from and to station and for included activities as stated in the itinerary, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, 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.