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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - 3 days

'Beautiful people' and beautiful racing

Enjoy the excitement and glamour as the Parisian glitterati and punters from across the globe gather for the running of Europe's richest horse race, which, in 2016, will move to elegant Chantilly. It's a spectacle that simply has to be seen - and a weekend you'll always remember.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Admission to Chantilly racecourse for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
  • Return coach transfers to Chantilly
  • Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel within 45 minutes of Chantilly
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we'll head to France. Crossing the Channel by ferry or Eurotunnel, we'll arrive at our hotel by mid evening.

Day Two

Today we head to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe's new home - Chantilly Racecourse, located just north of Paris. Centred around the magnificent Great Stables, Chantilly is the largest horse training area in France, training over 2,500 thoroughbreds each year. First held in 1920, the meeting itself attracts thoroughbred winners from Europe's biggest races. Jazz bands and champagne bars provide a wonderful backdrop for the flurry and excitement of each race.

Once the day's racing is done, celebrate - or console yourself - with an early evening meal (not included in the price) before we return to our hotel in the evening.

Day Three

This morning we begin our journey home, arriving back at your original pick-up point in the mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Luton
Berkshire
Berkshire Reading
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge
Dorset
Dorset Bridport, Ferndown, Sherborne
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Newhaven
Essex
Essex Basildon, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Romford
Hampshire
Hampshire Andover, Eastleigh, Ringwood, Southampton
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead
Kent
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington
London
London Wimbledon
Middlesex
Middlesex Uxbridge
Norfolk
Norfolk Kings Lynn, Norwich
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Wellingborough
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Bicester
Shropshire
Shropshire Telford
Somerset
Somerset Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Newmarket
Surrey
Surrey Epsom, Guildford, Redhill, Staines, Walton On Thames, Weybridge
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Stourbridge, Walsall
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, East Grinstead

Greater Paris Area Hotel ★★★

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Channel crossings

Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe reviews verified by Reevoo

Prix de l’Arc de TriompheScores 7.5 out of 10 based on 105 reviews
(7 out of 10)

JOHN

rochdale. Couple
had a good time but i actually thought we might have seen a little more of paris.but the racing finished late.and when we got to the latin quarter at 8.30. we had to be back on the coach for 10.30. so it was a race to find somewhere to eat.and get back.the return trip was over 16 hours so that was a bit of a bind.still that the way it is.
Confirmed traveller: 05 October 2015
Published on: 01 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

JOHN

Taunton Couple
Good value.Only complaint is that when tour managers arrange evening entertainment,those not willing to participate should not be forced to go along to the venue . I don't drink nor am presently able to enjoy large meals,but I had to fill time in in the latin Quarter whilst others participated. Should have been taken back to hotel before evening entertainment .
Confirmed traveller: 05 October 2015
Published on: 28 November 2015
(7 out of 10)

EVAN

Carno Couple
Picked up in Shrewsbury - went into several towns for pick ups at busy times - all these were ferried by a feeder mini bus etc would have been better to be dropped off at nearest motorway services and picked up from there ,surely shortening the journey for those picked up first .
Confirmed traveller: 05 October 2015
Published on: 25 November 2015
(4 out of 10)

MATTHEW

York Couple
Drivers took wrong turns several times and ignored advice from tour guide. Videos were played at length featuring inappropriate language. If videos are to be shown a much better effort needs to be made to check that ALL passengers are genuinely happy with them. a drivers also made a never ending series of anti French comments which we really didn't want to hear.
We missed the return ferry because not enough time was planned to clear customs at CalIs. This delay should have been anticipated.
The actual racing event at Longchamp was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 05 October 2015
Published on: 22 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

PAULINE

Norwich Couple
The Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe was wonderful. The coach dropped us very close to the entrance.The location in the Latin Quarter was perfect with a good selection of restaurants. The coach driver took us to a viewpoint in time to see the Eiffel Tower illuminated on the hour.
However, being the first pick up (and hence, last drop off) in the UK meant a long, tedious coach trip.
The hotel was very clean and comfortable however, they struggled to provide breakfast in the 45 minutes allowed for us by our tour manager. They ran out of plates, cups, cutlery the first morning, but improved slightly on the second.
The only other niggle was that the brochure did not tell us that there was a dress code for the event - similar to Ladies Day at Ascot. Those who had been to the event before were fine but I felt a little under dressed.
This is the last year the event will be held at Longchamps. I don't know what the experience is likely to be at Chantilly.
Confirmed traveller: 05 October 2015
Published on: 22 November 2015
(2 out of 10)

MAXINE

birmingha Couple
No food at breakfast looking for cups in the morning rude lady in shouting breakfast is finish when we were waiting for food and fancy putting people in a hotel where they don't do a evening meal this is not luxury travel spent most of the time on the coach best part of the holiday was getting home
Confirmed traveller: 05 October 2015
Published on: 22 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

Melanie

Lewes Friends
Having been with Newmarket Holidays to Cheltenham Festival where we had an abysmal coach driver and equally ineffective tour manager this was your second chance and all our expectations were fulfilled. The Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe was a most memorable event. The only sadness was that I found my pearl necklace missing from my suitcase on my return home ...... I had packed it on the Saturday evening and left my suitcase undone to put my wash bag in after Sunday breakfast and didn't check before leaving the Novotel. I did telephone and spoke to someone called Elodie who asked housekeeping if they'd found it but no they hadn't.
A big thank you again to Alan the coach driver who was exceptional.
Confirmed traveller: 05 October 2015
Published on: 19 November 2015