7 DAYS LONDON & PARIS
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, wine, and a narrated cruise on the Thames River to admire the 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 outlying landscapes from the giant observation wheel. Enjoy ample free time to explore London’s many points of interest on your own as well, before boarding a high-speed train to Paris.
Enjoy a 3-night stay in Paris, with a visit to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, and included sightseeing featuring the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Champs-Élysées, and a visit to the second floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower. You’ll also have precious free time to spend exploring the City of Lights 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 London to Paris Escape, your guided tour of London and Paris favorites is certain to be enjoyable with fewer crowds in the off-season!
Day 1: ARRIVE IN LONDON
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. In the evening enjoy a traditional dining experience combined with a relaxed, night-time 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. Dinner
Day 2: LONDON, ENGLAND
After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horse guards, 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?
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE
Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for an exciting ride to Paris. Meet your Local Guide and visit the magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL with its Rose Windows. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Paris’ fine restaurants, followed by a drive through the “City of Lights.”
Day 5 PARIS:
Guided sightseeing features some of Paris’ main sites, like the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Champs-Élysées, and a visit to the second floor of Paris’ most iconic landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, an optional cabaret show is available.
Day 6: PARIS
A full day to immerse yourself in this fascinating city. You may wish to join optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum and the opulent Palace and Gardens of Versailles, the most famous palace in Europe, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner prepared at a local restaurant—the best way to say “Au revoir, Paris.”
Day 7: PARIS
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.