2020 Tour Details
See the sights you want to see in London and Paris with local expert guides, but without the crowds or high-season prices. Your escorted vacation in London begins with a welcome dinner and a narrated nighttime cruise on the Thames River to admire illuminated Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament. You’ll spend three nights in London to see the iconic sites of this historic city—from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, and more. You’ll also ride the London Eye for unmatched views of the city and beyond from this giant observation wheel. Enjoy ample free time to explore London’s many places of interest on your own as well, before boarding a high-speed train to Paris. Enjoy a 3-night stay in Paris, with included sightseeing featuring the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame, and a Seine cruise. You’ll also have precious free time to spend exploring the “City of Light” on your own—to see the Louvre Museum or just pass time leisurely in a French café. However you choose to spend free time during your vacation, your guided tour of London and Paris favorites is certain to be enjoyable with fewer crowds in the off-season!
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LONDON [LF] Welcome dinner, followed by a narrated, nighttime river cruise on the Thames; guided sightseeing; London Eye rideLONDON–PARIS By high-speed Eurostar trainPARIS Guided sightseeing; Seine cruise; walking tour of the Latin Quarter; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Thames River cruise; high-speed Eurostar train; Seine cruise
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 dinners with wine: a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in London and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Paris
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. Welcome to London! Your Tour Director will meet you upon your arrival at the hotel, and is available to help you make the most of your stay. This evening, enjoy a [LF] traditional dining experience combined with a relaxed, nighttime river cruise. A three-course welcome dinner is followed by a private, narrated CRUISE on the Thames River to admire some of the capital’s most beautiful illuminated sights, including Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament.
LONDON. After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. A special highlight is a ride on the LONDON EYE, the giant observation wheel, with stunning views of the city. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities. Later, why not take in one of London’s West End theater shows?
AT LEISURE IN LONDON. Today, take the opportunity to enjoy London on your own. You could visit the British Museum or Madame Tussauds celebrity wax figure exhibition, or just take a stroll along the South Bank and enjoy the hustle and bustle along the Thames. There will also be exciting optional excursions available.
LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE. Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for an exciting ride to Paris. Meet your Local Guide and enjoy a walking tour of the quaint LATIN QUARTER. See Notre Dame Cathedral, pretty Viviani Square, the Sorbonne University, and more. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Paris’ fine restaurants, followed by a drive through the French capital.
PARIS. Guided sightseeing features some of Paris’ main sites, like the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées, and a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower. You may wish to join optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum in the afternoon and a lively cabaret show in the evening.
PARIS. A full day to immerse yourself in this fascinating city. This morning an optional excursion is on offer to the opulent Palace and Gardens of Versailles, the most famous palace in Europe, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner prepared at a local restaurant—the best way to say “Au revoir, Paris.”
PARIS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.