Enjoy the best of London and Paris on this leisurely tour. All of the top sights are included, as well as plenty of free time for your own discoveries. See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Big Ben. Visit Highclere Castle, home of the hit show Downton Abbey. Enjoy a privately guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral, where Charles and Diana were married. Enjoy the freedom of guided travel with choice on tour. In London, visit Churchill's War Rooms or Westminster Abbey. In Paris, come to know the city in your own way: with a local guide by coach or by Metro. Cross the English Channel on the high-speed Eurostar Train. Dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night. Enjoy a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin Cabaret.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 8 Days
|Day 1||London||Overnight Flight: Experience two of the world's most popular cities on one fabulous tour. Enjoy unpacking just once in each city during a relaxing journey as you discover the beauty and allure of both London and Paris. Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to London.|
|Day 2||London||London, England - Tour Begins: Your tour begins in London, the United Kingdom's cosmopolitan capital. This evening, experience a classic British pastime when you join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a traditional pub, complete with an ale tasting.|
|Day 3||London||London - Highclere Castle - London: Today you enter the world of Downton Abbey as you visit Highclere Castle, filming location for this series. Highclere is the home of the Earl of Carnarvon and has one of the world's best private Egyptian collections. Enjoy full access to the castle and the grounds.|
|Day 4||London||London: Join a local expert for a day of exploration in London. Begin with a panoramic tour highlighting Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard (if held). Enjoy a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral,* an architectural masterpiece famously known for the 'wedding of the century' - Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Spend leisure time at Harrods, the jewel in the crown of London department storesâ?¦don't miss its world-famous food hall, a diner's paradise! This afternoon, it's your choice! Perhaps you'll choose to step back to wartime Britain while exploring the Churchill War Rooms, the secret underground center of Britain's government during WWII. Or maybe you would prefer to tour Westminster Abbey,* the coronation church of Britain's monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II.|
|Day 5||London||London: After breakfast, enjoy a day to explore London at your leisure. You may choose to take an optional excursion to Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of kings and queens for nine centuries and is the oldest royal residence still in use today. This evening, step inside the most famous bridge in the world - London's Tower Bridge. With a resident expert, explore the Victorian Engine Rooms and dare to walk across the 137-foot glass floor connecting the bridge's two towers that rise above the River Thames.|
|Day 6||London||London - Eurostar Train - Paris, France: Sit back and relax as you depart London and travel on the innovative Eurostar High Speed Train to France. Arrive in the 'City of Light,' Paris. Tonight, celebrate your arrival in Paris with a special dinner at the Paradis Latin,** the city's oldest cabaret theatre. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner complete with wine, champagne and a delightful show.|
|Day 7||Paris||Paris: Come to know the dramatic highlights of Paris your way - by coach or by metro! You may choose to take a splendid panoramic coach tour that includes a stop to explore the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral. Or, for a truly Parisian experience, take in some of the most iconic sights by metro. Either way you'll see the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome with a local guide. Write your own story during a free afternoon. Perhaps you will choose to partake in an optional guided tour at the famous Louvre; indulge in some of the world's best shopping on the Champs-Elysees; or simply do as the Parisians do and sit at a sidewalk cafe and watch the beauty that is Paris go by.|
|Day 8||Paris||Paris: Today you are free to enjoy the city however you would like. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Louis XIV's magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles and relive history as you walk through the various rooms of the State Apartments, including the Queen's bed chamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. Tonight, sample delicious French cuisine and witness breathtaking views during dinner at the Eiffel Tower. Following dinner, enjoy a romantic Seine River cruise against a backdrop of Paris' glittering skyline.|
|Day 9||Paris||Paris - Tour Ends: Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories.|
- Grange Tower Bridge Hotel London, United Kingdom
- Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel Paris, France
- Grange City Hotel London, United Kingdom
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.