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Sightseeing questions: Can I do multi-city sightseeing and fly between locations?

This is a question often asked and seems to be somewhat of an anomaly, but in reality the simple answer is yes and everything is organised for you.

Rome

It is easy for example to visit 3 to 5 major cites say in Europe, spend 2-4 days at each and then fly onto the next location. Whist on your city stay, everything is laid on, hotels and most meals, guided tours, transfers to and from your airport, plus plenty of free time and chance to choose your own restaurant for some meals.

London to Paris to Rome is a popular route:

Here are some good official city links for you:

We found this great tour that seems to tick all the boxes and is a winter tour running now – not many of these about around Europe Winter 2012 / 3:

Luxury Winter Tour London Paris Rome 10 Days

Day 1 to Day 3 – London 3 Nights

Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring the sights and sounds of London, one of the liveliest cities in the world

Your first full day in London starts with an introductory morning sightseeing tour, with an expert Local Guide, featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace

The rest of your time in London is yours to do as you please. Consider a stroll through Hyde Park, see the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum or have lunch at Tate Modern

Shop in the West End, Bond Street and Knightsbridge, then perhaps finish with a top stage production in the West End

Hotel – Thistle Euston (F)

Day 4 to Day 6 – London to Paris by Eurostar 3 Nights

Transfer to St. Pancras International Station and board the Eurostar high-speed train service to Gare du Nord in central Paris. Later, after hotel check-in, take some time to relax and start to explore

Paris

The next day, your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide includes superb views across the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower, a wonderful drive up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and views of Notre Dame Cathedral

Take time afterwards to shop in chic boutiques or perhaps visit the splendid Palace of Versailles or the Louvre. This evening, why not dine on the Left Bank and see a spectacular Parisian cabaret

Hotel – Novotel Tour Eiffel (F)

Day 7 – Fly Paris to Rome 3 Nights

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. Check-in, then why not spend your evening sampling delicious local food and relaxing

Hotel – Una Hotel (F)

Day 8 to Day 9 – Rome Sightseeing

You have two full days to explore this exciting city. On the first morning, your sightseeing tour with your expert Local Guide includes views of the Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus, renowned in ancient Rome for chariot racing

Afterwards, explore St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Spend the rest of your time as you please. Admire everything that Rome has to offer, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to elegant shops on Via Condotti

In the evenings, perhaps savour Italy’s mouth-watering cuisine at the restaurant of your choice

Day 10 – Depart Rome

Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your fellow travellers at the end of an inspiring holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport for your return flight home

We found this at and thanks to the – www.bestvaluetours.co.uk

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Sightseeing News -Eiffel Tower is listed as Europe’s most valuable monument

It is the landmark that has lit up a million postcards and holiday photographs – the spire of green metal that lurks at the heart of the Parisian skyline.

But new figures released today show that the Eiffel Tower is more than the tourist attraction that makes the French capital complete.

It is the most valuable monument in Europe, and a crucial cog in the French economy.

Eiffel TowerThe main monument: Research shows that the Eiffel Tower is worth a staggering £344billion

The iconic 324-metre high structure is worth a staggering £344billion, according to a new study.

Research commissioned by Italy’s Monza and Brianza Chamber of Commerce considered monuments’ image, branding and aesthetic qualities to determine a monetary value.

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World Trade Fair, the Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid for tourist attraction in the world which last year saw 7.1million people climb to one of its three viewing platforms.related]

Construction of the tower had been the subject of some controversy, attracting criticism from both those who doubted it was feasible and those were were against the idea on artistic grounds.

Their objections were a continuation of the longstanding debate about the relationship between architecture and engineering.

A whopping 200million visitors have now visited the landmark since it opened and the tower is still the tenth tallest lattice style building on the planet.[

Part of the original design rules were that it could be easily demolished but as the tower proved valuable for communication purposes, it was allowed to remain after the permit granted by the city expired.

In the opening weeks of the First World War the tower’s powerful radio transmitters were used to jam German communications, slowing the advance on Paris and contributing to the Allied victory at the First Battle of the Marne.

Source By Phil Vinter - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel

For official Paris Tourism news see:

PARISINFO.COM
The official website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
Great London to Paris Day tours or Overnight Tours:

Explore Paris – 3 day break with lunch on the Eiffel tower Wih reserved seats on Eurostar and hotel in central Paris. Highlights:

Two nights 3 star hotel accommodation with breakfast Panoramic coach tour of the city with professional guide Champagne lunch on the Eiffel tower Romantic cruise on the River Seine Fast track ticket to the first floor of the Eiffel tower Round trip Eurostar tickets with seat reservations Map of Paris including Public Transport Information Note: single supplement £160 and extra nights charged at £85 Due to Eurostar requirements the age restrictions for children is 4-11 years The Tour:

Discover Paris at your leisure with our great value Paris three day break. Upon arrival at St Pancras International you will be met by our staff who will help you check in, and present you with your Paris travel pack. The pack has been designed to help you make the most of your time and includes Eurostar train tickets with reserved seating, accommodation in a centrally located 3* hotel (with breakfast included,) and a map of Paris including public transportation information.

On the first day you will be joined by a professional guide who will escort you to the hotel and take you on a panormaic coach tour of the city. Possibly the finest way to enjoy the sights of Paris is during the scenic cruise that we take, passing Musee D’Orsay, Place de la concorde and Notre Dame, before taking the fast track lift up the Eiffel tower and heading for a Champagne lunch on the Eiffel tower.

Dys two and three are at your leisure in Paris. From your hotel you have easy access to all local transport including the metro, the RER and the Paris bus system. Why not stroll down the Champs Elysee or visit the Eiffel Tower and take in a show at the Lido or the Moulin Rouge?

Check in is at 6.00am – St Pancras International. Returns to London on the third day at approximately 8.30pm Monday – Saturday. Your return Eurostar departs Gare du Nord at 7.13pm (8.13pm Saturday) and you should be aware that check-in closes 45 minutes prior to departure. Please note, once booked, we are not able to cancel your booking and as such cannot offer you a refund. Please note tour not running between 25th July and 14th August inclusive due to the 2012 London Olympics.

Best Value Sightseeing Tours - www.sightseengtours.co.uk

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Sightseeing Tips – Paris Tours all full? Prices gone up 200% on what’s left? How to get a good deal

How do I book a great deal, cheap Paris Tour?

Simple answer – don’t miss out and only see the Eiffel Tower on a Post card:

‘book your Paris Tour early’.

If you think leaving booking your Paris day or overnight tour to the last minute, hoping to get a last minute discount deal – think again.

You will find all the great value, cheap deals on Paris day and 1-3 night tours (that are available) have long been sold and worst still either there are no place left and all tours are full, or the tours that are left have incurred a massive surcharge increase.

This past weekend has seen Eurostar whack a massive £240 premium on all the rail element of Paris tours.

Great value Paris tours that could have been snapped up for £99 a few months ago; were being traded at £450 per person.

Arc de Triomphe by night

 

For helpful further information see - http://uk.franceguide.com/

Official website of the French Government Tourist Office

 

Paris Tours

Luxury Paris 2 Day Superstay with lunch on the Eiffel Tower! Includes overnight accommodation in a 3 star Superior hotel in central Paris

Highlights:

Seat reservations on the Eurostar Guided panoramic tour of Paris Two course Champagne lunch on the Eiffel Tower Fast entry access to the Eiffel Tower – skip the line See the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Champs Elysees plus much more… Map of Paris Overnight accommodation in a 3* superior hotel (Please note there is a single supplement charge of 75 GBP if you require a single room) One 1-Day Paris Visite Card per person-valid on Day Two Due to Eurostar requirements the age restrictions for children is 4-11 years

The Tour:

Join us at St. Pancras International train station where our staff will help check you in and introduce you to our guide who will escort you onboard Eurostar and throughout the day in Paris. Travelling at speeds of up to 186mph, you will be in Paris in just 2 hours 15 minutes.

The tour begins with a panoramic tour of the city passing Place de la Concorde, the Arc De Triomphe and the Champs Elysees, before arriving at the Eiffel Tower where you will enjoy a fabulous two course Champagne lunch at the Altitude 58 restaurant.

After your meal we head to Bateaux Parisiens for a cruise on the River Seine that boasts fabulous views of Notre Dame built nearly 900 years ago. In the late afternoon we transfer you to your 3 star superior hotel leaving you a free evening in Paris – why not visit the Moulin Rouge? (Not included in the price.)

Day two begins with a leisurely buffet breakfast. The rest of the day is free for you to explore independently with your one day visite travelcard that allows free transportation on the Paris metro and local buses. A map of the city is also included plus some suggested highlights. In the early evening you will board your train at Gard du Nord for the return journey to London which departs at approximately 7pm. *Don’t forget your passport!

Best Value Sightseeing Tours – www.sightseeingtours.co.uk

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