Two nights from £329 per person
You'll love this tour if you like:
- A culinary adventure
- Specialist food shops and tastings
- Historic walking tours
- A quirky view of incomparable Paris
- Independent travel - this tour is not fully escorted
This wonderful short-break to Paris, one of the world's best destinations for gourmets and includes three food-themed walks taking in some of the city's most atmospheric districts and some of its best gastronomic secrets.
This tour forms part of Travel Editions' Rail Holidays Europe series, and is a combination of historic and culinary themes that show the city in a different light, emphasising its gastronomic traditions that still play a huge part in the daily life of Parisians.DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Paris. On arrival travel by metro under local representative's direction to hotel for check-in for a 2 night stay on room and continental breakfast basis. Early evening guided walking tour of Les Halles district.
Day 2: Morning guided three-course lunch walk with starter, main course and dessert taken in three different restaurants on the two Paris islands, Ile de la Cite and Ile St-Louiis.
Day 3: Morning guided walking tour of the specialist foodshops of St Germain. Time will be allowed after the walk to make those vital purchases before returning to the gare du Nord by metro for return Eurostar to Ebbsfleet or St Pancras.
NB: Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
- Return standard class Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Paris
- 2 nights' accommodation on room and breakfast basis at 3 star Kyriad Prestige Paris Ouest Boulogne as specified. Upgraded Du Cadran Hotel (a more stylish hotel in the perfect Parisian location) is available at a supplement
- 3 day metro pass
- 3 guided walking tours as detailed
- Single room supplement.
- Hotel upgrade to 3* Du Cadran (all dates)
- Standard Premier/1st Class upgrade on Eurostar, this constitutes upgraded seating and light meal with complimentary drink
- Holiday insurance
- Meals other than those stated
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Porterage and gratuities.
PLEASE NOTE: As with most trains, passengers are responsible for carrying baggage onto and off the train. Baggage can be stored on overhead shelves or at the entrance to the carriages.Trollies are available at St Pancras and Lille, but bags do need to be carried on to the platform.
Travel Editions recommends a luggage delivery service called Carry My Luggage, where your suitcase can be picked up from your home before departure and delivered straight to your hotel; therefore removing the worry about carrying your cases onto and off the trains. Please click here for more information and a 20% discount exclusive to Travel Editions clients off the Carry My Luggage service.
PLEASE NOTE 2: Eurostar have changed their upgraded service from September 2010 from "Leisure Select" to a new service that they are branding as "Standard Premier." This service includes the upgraded seating on the train but now includes only a cold, light meal and a drink.
Les Halles was the market area of Paris that was redeveloped in the 1960’s, but the area retains many of its culinary links and offers a wealth of historic interest explored on this walk that serves as an excellent introduction to the gastronomic culture of the city.
Gastronomic lunch tour - a savoury stroll
The focal point of the tour is a unique and innovative idea that takes you on a guided walking tour of the Parisian islands with starter, main course and dessert taken at three separate restaurants with a scenic walk between restaurants allowing time to both digest and learn something about the area and each establishment visited. This wonderful new tour to Paris, one of the world’s best destinations for gourmets, includes a series of food-themed walks that take in some of the city's most atmospheric districts and some its best gastronomic secrets. The tours are a combination of historic and culinary themes that show the city in a different light, emphasising its gastronomic traditions that still play a huge part in the daily life of Parisians. This tour takes around 4 hours with half the time spent in the three restaurants and half exploring the fascinating back streets of the two historic Parisian islands - Ile de la Cité and Ile St Louis. The menu is a surprise created by each chef according to market and individual inspiration, though specific dietary requirements can, of course, be met
The foodshops of St Germain - a tasting exploration
Our final walk takes us to the back streets of the chic and historic St Germain district, long the haunt of the intellectual, literary, artistic and Bohemian. The area is thronged with tiny specialist shops, where a series of tastings are included on this delightful walk (with the opportunity to purchase later an irresistible temptation!). We visit an oil producer, fromagerie, patisserie, charcuterie and wine shop with the wares sampled at each. Time is allowed for personal shopping before heading back to the Gare du Nord - laden with tasty purchases!
PRICES & aVAILABILITY
|Departure Date||Duration||Status||Per Person||Single Supplement||Board Basis|
|18-Oct-2012||2||Available||£329||£60||Bed and Breakfast|
|08-Nov-2012||2||Available||£329||£60||Bed and Breakfast|