Elvis loved Paris…and we’re sure you will too! He went there three times whilst serving in the US Army in Germany and in conjunction with our friends at the ‘Elvis My Happiness’ Fan Club of France we are planning an exclusive Paris long-weekend trip for May 2019 – to mark the 60th Anniversary of Elvis first stepping off the train at the Gare de l’Est Station.
Day 1. Friday
Late morning departure of our Eurostar train from London’s St Pancras Station to Paris, arriving at the Gare du Nord in the early afternoon. Here a coach will be waiting to transfer us to our hotel. Evening free.
Day 2. Saturday
Morning panoramic tour of Paris – we’ll see the major sights of this elegant city such as the famous Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triumph, the River Seine and historic Montmartre with it’s beautiful Basilica of the Sacre Couer but also we’ll be including the ‘Elvis sights’ of Paris – where he stayed whilst on furlough from his Army duties in Germany and other places that he visited.
Afternoon at leisure and this evening we have a Elvis Paris Gala Evening with the Elvis – My Happiness Fan Club of France with entertainment by Rockin’ Dave Riley plus an all-Elvis Disco with DJ Mark Monaghan.
Day 3. Sunday
Full day at leisure – come and explore one of Europe’s most stunning cities. Take a stroll along the River Seine, book a place (we’ll do it for you) to go to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower, sit and enjoy a coffee at a pavement café just watching the world pass by or shop for souvenirs of your visit.
This evening we have an optional hour-long cruise along the Seine to see many of the famous Paris landmarks illuminated and this is followed by a visit to the Moulin Rouge, the nightclub-theatre that Elvis attended. Here you’ll enjoy the show and a glass of champagne before returning to the hotel.
Day 4. Monday
Time for those on the 4 day break to return home on the afternoon Eurostar to London arriving back into St. Pancras Station in the early evening.
For those taking the 5 day break there’s another full day at leisure – ideal for those wanting to enjoy the magic of Disneyland Paris or more time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris – a visit to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum perhaps, to take a stroll along the Champs Elysees or visit the awesome Palace of Versailles. Evening at leisure.
Day 5. Tuesday
Morning free to relax or to take your last look at this incredible city. In the early afternoon we head for the Gare du Nord to join our Eurostar train to London arriving into St Pancras Station in the early evening.
Evening Sightseeing Seine Cruise plus visit to the Moulin Rouge.
Paris looks so different at night when the sun is setting or the monuments and historic buildings are illuminated and as we glide along the Seine you will learn of the history and significance of these. Then it’s a visit to the world-renowned Moulin Rouge in the heart of Montmartre – where we’ll enjoy a glass of champagne before enjoying the show – a spectacle of dance, costumes (some somewhat skimpy!!) and music. Excursion cost £135* inclusive of the guided sightseeing tour, Moulin Rouge visit, return transfer to the hotel and guide and driver gratuity.
With transfers by train to the Park itself we’ll have the whole day to enjoy Disneyland Paris and its sister park, the MGM Studios. Lots of rides, shops and shows – all culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. Excursion cost £125* inclusive of return rail fare and admission to both parks.
*Prices accurate at time of preparing this brochure (1st October 2018) but subject to minor adjustment when May 2019 prices are known.
We’ve chosen the 4 Star Novotel Paris Est for this Paris Break – a combination of modern facilities and good quality but at a great value price. The hotel is in the Bagnolet area of north-east Paris, 5 minute walk from the Gallieni Metro Station which offers a 15 minute train ride into the very heart of the city. This 600 room hotel offers large, modern rooms all with en-suite facilities. It has a restaurant and bar, a gymnasium and 24hr snackbar/shop. There is free wifi and all rooms have a flat screen TV. The rooms (all Superior) have one double bed or, if needed as a twin (or for triple use), the sofa also converts into a separate bed.
Single room £578 £628
Double or Twin occupancy £448 £478
Triple occupancy £428 £448
If you would prefer to travel by air to/from Paris we can offer you flights from Heathrow or regional airports at a supplementary price. We can offer Heathrow return flights for a late morning flight out and a late afternoon return for a supplement of £60 per person but from regional airports we can only quote you for those at the time of booking as the airlines are continually changing the prices. Please state your preference on the reservation Form and we will contact you for your approval with the price and available flight times.
A payment of £200 per person is required at the time of booking