Day 1 UK - Paris
Make your own way to either London St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet International, where you will board the Eurostar. Relax and enjoy the journey, which whisks you to the French capital in a little over two hours. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel, which is located in the modern La Defense area, just a short drive from the centre of Paris.
Settle into your room before joining your travelling companions for a welcome drink before dinner this evening.
Day 2 Christmas Eve, Paris
We'll get to know the chic city of Paris this morning on an included sightseeing tour. The famous highlights we'll see include the iconic Eiffel Tower and one of the largest museums in the world, the Louvre, which among other masterpieces, houses the Mona Lisa. We'll also pass by the Arc de Triomphe, the monument to Napoleon's 1805 victory at Austerlitz, the imposing Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame and the tree-lined Champs- Élysées.
During a free afternoon, maybe you'll choose to linger over lunch in a typical Parisienne restaurant, or explore the city further in the company of your travelling companions.
Later, we'll gather and head out to a restaurant for an included dinner. This is followed by a panoramic tour of Paris, which will be beautifully illuminated by festive lights.
Day 3 Christmas Day, Paris
It's Christmas Day and after a leisurely start we'll head to the 59-floor Montparnasse Tower. At the very top of this skyscraper is a viewing deck, and we'll take the lift here to enjoy spectacular views of Paris. After plenty of free time to soak up the cityscape, which is dominated by the Eiffel Tower, we'll return to the hotel for a relaxed afternoon.
This evening we'll gather to enjoy a festive dinner.
Day 4 Boxing Day, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
We're heading to the beautiful Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte today on an included excursion. This Baroque château is said to be the inspiration behind the exquisite Palace of Versailles and is a delight to explore. On our visit we'll discover the opulent state rooms, formal gardens and the carriage museum.
We'll return to the hotel in good time to get ready for our final dinner together this evening.
Day 5 Paris - UK
After breakfast this morning we will return to the UK aboard the Eurostar.