April 2022 / November 2022
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
07.45 hrs- In the morning we include a transfer to the Palace of Versailles where you have 2 and a half hours ( according to variable arrival time depending on traffic) during which you can stroll through its beautiful gardens or visit its interior if you wish.
11.30 hrs - Return to Paris (the time may vary depending on the time of arrival in Versailles) where we will offer a transfer to the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre to be able to take a walk and enjoy this neighborhood of small restaurants and outdoor artists.
15.00hrs- & nbsp; After lunch we will start the visit panoramic view of Paris with a local guide for 2 and a half hours. During the visit you will see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Madelaine, Place de la Concorde, Opera, Louvre Museum, St. Jacques Tower, City Hall, Ile de la Cite with Notre Dame Cathedral, Latin Quarter, Pantheon, Sorbonne, Luxembourg Gardens, Invalides, Military School, Champ de Mars - Eiffel Tower, banks of the Seine. We make brief stops next to the Invalides and the Champ de Mars.
At the end of the panoramic visit, return to the hotel making a stop in the city center so that they can get off from the coach people who still want to take advantage of their free time in Paris.
To end this full day, as an option, your guide will suggest you attend the the show of the Moulin Rouge at night.
N ote: Please remember to have your passport ready, you will need it at the UK border. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes to visit Eperlecqes and warm clothing for the crossing. The time in France is one hour earlier than the UK, so when it is 12 noon in France it will be 11 am in the UK and you should put your watch back one hour. The currency used in the UK is the pound; we recommend changing your currency on the ferry.
07:30 h. – Departure from Paris. –We set out to the north of France.
11:00 h. – Eperlecqes Bunker .- Arrival- Includes admission to this large bunker, set in the woods, where the Germans launched their V1 and V2 missiles towards the UK. It was used for space research. Visit to this site.
12:30 h. - Eperlecques –Departure-. We continue to the nearby city of Calais. Arrival at the port of Calais at approximately 13 h where we take the ferry to the England. Customs and border formalities. Keep your passport at hand!
14:20 h. The ferry leaves at 14:20 h. The crossing takes about an hour and a half. The ferry is modern and has all commodities (restaurants, bars, places to relax in, games rooms, foreign exchange offices, shops...). Passengers with half board included can have lunch on the boat. – Arrival at Dover. Visitors should put their watches back one hour on arrival in the UK.
15:00 h. (local time) - Dover – Arrival, landing and then we continue to London.
17:45 h. London -Arrival. Free time (a trip to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho is sometimes organised at night, which is scheduled in the programme for the following day)-
18:00 h. Departure from the hotel and transfer to Piccadilly Circu s. Those who wish to meet up with the group directly at Piccadilly Circus can do so. Our guide will accompany you to Leicester Square and give you advice about the most interesting streets with an oriental flair. Visitors with half board included may have supper at a popular local restaurant.
20.30 h. return to the hotel from Piccadilly.
Note: In some cases, this evening event will be organised the previous day, when we arrive in London.
Scenery: Hills, woods, pleasant scenery. Notes: Remember to pack a bag during the crossing, as the suitcases will remain in the coach. Keep your passport at hand, as you will need it to enter France.
Free morning in London.
13:00 h. – From London we travel to the central part of the UK.-
14:30 h. - Oxford –Arrival-. Free time to explore this famous university city. We recommend you visit its impressive student residences. Free time to wander around.
16:30 h. - Oxford –Departure-.
18:30 h. - Portsmouth. We embark on the modern ferry. You should keep your passport at hand. The boat has all the commodities of a liner: games rooms, a discotheque, shops, restaurants and areas for relaxation. Accommodation in double cabins with private bathrooms (bunks beds).
Our boat leaves at 20.30 h. Breakfast on the Thursday morning is not included.
Note: in rare occasions, due to the lack of availability of double cabins, we will take an alternative ferry with a different itinerary.