Take a memorable journey to Paris and Reims on this suggested itinerary from GRJ Independent. Take in the capital's most famous landmarks, cruise down the Seine and take in the romantic views the city has to offer by night, and then take in the beautiful ancient city of Reims, situated within France's Champagne region.
Taking the Eurostar you'll be whisked directly from London St Pancras right to the heart of Paris. After checking in to your hotel the remainder of the day and evening is free for you to discover this enigmatic city. If it's your first time in Paris, you won't want to miss the city's most famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe. Alternatively enjoy a river cruise for a romantic and dramatic view of the city by night.
With a full day in Paris, why not start by heading to the atmospheric and bohemian Montmartre district. Stroll along the cobbled streets heading uphill to the Sacré-Coeur - the majestic white Basilica that sits at the summit of Montmartre. As the highest point of the city, the views across Paris are truly breathtaking.
After a final morning in Paris, you'll take the TGV for the short journey to Reims. With a host of pretty boulevards, this ancient city is a lovely place to wander and relax. Situated within the Champagne region and home to many fine-dining restaurants, it's also the perfect place to celebrate or treat yourself.
Reims' most famous landmark is the city's cathedral - Notre-Dame de Reims. Noted as one of Europe's most important Gothic buildings, the 13th century cathedral is today a UNESCO world heritage site. Take a guided tour or simply wander to discover beautiful stained glass windows, majestic sculptures and impressive architecture.
Today you'll depart Reims and travel the short journey back to Paris where you'll connect to the Eurostar for your homeward journey to London.
The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.
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The high speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.
Eurostar's Standard Class coaches feature two seats on either side of the central aisle, most of which is arranged in an 'airline' seating configuration with drop down tray tables. There are two tables for four per carriage. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Standard Class coaches can take advantage of the Bar-Buffet which sells a range of snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks - including Champagne!
The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.
For the class of travel used on your chosen tour, please refer to the 'What's Included' section of the tour page.
Introduced in 1981, France's TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) was the original European high-speed train. Linking Paris with Lyon, the new service revolutionised train travel and meant that travelling by air over medium and short distances was no longer seen as the best option, even for business travel.
The network has expanded rapidly and today these sleek, stylish trains offer links to over 60 destinations throughout France. Operated by SNCF, the French national rail operator, TGV trains travel over specially-constructed high speed lines. The trains can achieve speeds of up to 186mph (300km/h) on most long distance routes and 200mph (320km/h) on the new TGV Est line, which links Paris with Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Basel. With the exception of shorter journeys, TGVs almost always have an on-board buffet car, serving a selection of drinks and light refreshments.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
Please call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 734 358 to discuss upgrading your rail travel to First Class and/or upgrading your hotel to a 5-star option.