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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - 3 days

Beautiful people' and beautiful racing

Join the glitterati and punters from across the globe as they gather for Europe's richest horse race - a spectacle that simply has to be seen and which, in 2017, will take place in the elegant locale of Chantilly, which has been home to thoroughbred racing since 1836.

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

We'll leave your pick-up point early this morning, and head to France. We'll cross the Channel by ferry or Eurotunnel, and should arrive at our hotel by mid evening.

Day Two

Today we head to the charming rural retreat of Chantilly Racecourse just north of Paris. With its fairy-tale castle and magnificent Great Stables, Chantilly trains over 2,500 thoroughbreds each year - more than any other area of France.

With 'the Arc' being France's biggest race of the year by far, the paddock and stands are full of anticipation. The jazz bands and champagne bars provide a wonderful backdrop for the flurry and excitement of each race.

The stunning Chateau and Equestrian Museum (entrances payable locally) are a short walk from the race track should you wish to explore before the first race.

At the end of the day the coach will carry you back to your hotel.

Day Three

After breakfast this morning we begin our journey home, arriving back at your original pick-up point in the mid to late evening depending on the traffic and distance to be travelled.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Amersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
Essex
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Saltwood Services M20, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Grantham Services A1
London
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester

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 reevooReevoo

Prix de l’Arc de TriompheScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 132 reviews
(8 out of 10)

JAMES

verwood Couple
A great break except hotel was rubbish. The
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 20 October 2016
(9 out of 10)

RICHARD

REDHILL Couple
The coach arrived on time and the outward journey was easy. Robbie the tour guide was excellent as was Martin the driver. Immigration at Calais was awful. I know that it is out of your hands. Even the Port of Calais member of staff I spoke to was really frustrated. There weren't even any snacks let alone meals at the hotel and the restaurants nearby were all full. The racing at Chantilly was well worth the trip.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 20 October 2016
(5 out of 10)

GARY

Fakenham Friends
plagued with incidents from the start tour manager not turn up with our feeder taxi. driver followed sat nav instead of passenger and ended at a dead end. legal documents werent put on coach had 15 min wait till arrived.hotel abysmal but to be fair hardly in room.long time on coach another 2 and a half hour drive from calais to hotel. arriving back to our feeder taxi driver refused to take us to our destination even tho woukld have helped him. said he would have to charge us even tho it was not out of his way.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 19 October 2016
(6 out of 10)

NATASHA

Bridport Family
Coach drivers friendly and efficient, tour manager OK, day of racing itself was excellent but was incredibly disappointed with the hotel. Who on earth made the decision that it was acceptable to deposit a coachload of people who had been travelling all day at a hotel in the middle of nowhere that doesn't do any food and only has one staff member doing check-ins?! Also, we were told on the way that the hotel we would be staying in had changed but no explanation was given.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 19 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

Stone Staffordshire Couple
Everything about the holiday was as we had expected except we were extremely disappointed to have our hotel changed at the last minute. The hotel we were moved to was very clean and the facilities were fine except we had been promised an on-site restaurant which was not available and there were no tea & coffee making facilities in the room. The Newmarket and coach company (Hodgsons) staff were truly amazing throughout and the couple of winners we had at Chantilly helped us enjoy the holiday even more.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(6 out of 10)

PAUL

Couple
The main event at chantilly was great, however the hotel change was disappointing as was the hotel itself! Painful journey through Paris after the races seemed pointless and time consuming. We would have appreciated an option to return back to the hotel especially as the coach passed right by it!
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

SHARON

Ipswich Family
Great three days, lived up to expectations
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016