If Paris isn’t on your travel wish-list or if you haven’t already been, then you could be one of the minority. France continues to be the most visited country in the world and there are many good reasons why few people leave Paris off their itinerary.
Why Paris is a firm favourite
The 19th-century city is a delight to explore, as you wander along wide boulevards, stop for numerous photo opportunities and follow the River Seine. You’ll instantly recognise the iconic landmarks of the Eiffel Tower, Gothic Notre Dame cathedral and the distinctive glass pyramid of the Louvre. Leave the main thoroughfares and you’ll discover designer boutiques, intimate cafes, liberal galleries and the traditional bistros for which Paris is famous.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
This eclectic city has so much to experience; from art, culture, cuisine and fashion, to elegant gardens and historic monuments. Feel the ‘joie de vivre’, soak up the Parisian vibe, do as the locals do and enjoy coffee and a croissant – a classic French combo!
What you can expect
On our Amsterdam to Barcelona Rail Tour, your tour guide will introduce you to Paris’ multi-cultural, bohemian and historic neighbourhood known as the Latin Quarter. After enjoying a traditional French lunch, head out on a guided walking tour of the French capital. Get your cameras ready – this is your chance to see some of the city’s most treasured landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the home of Napoleon’s tomb, Les Invalides.