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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!
Destinations & Sightseeing
[LF] Welcome dinner, followed by a narrated, nighttime river cruise on the Thames; guided sightseeing; London Eye ride
By high-speed Eurostar train
Guided sightseeing; Seine cruise; walking tour of the Latin Quarter; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets in Paris.Notes:
- Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
- For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
- For departures January 6, 13, & 20 the London Eye will be closed for annual maintenance.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Thames River cruise; high-speed Eurostar train
Meals & Itinerary
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, including admission charges where applicable.
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. This evening, enjoy a 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.
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, 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?
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 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.
Day 5 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.
Day 6 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.”
Day 7 PARIS
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)
Dinner and Theatre
Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two-course pre-theatre meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly, efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in plenty of time for the show. Full details about your restaurant, along with relevant vouchers, will be provided when you arrive in London. This package is an excellent value, and is often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone.
Price Range: $$$
Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath
Do some serious time travel on this full-day excursion to thousand-year-old Windsor Castle, 5,000-year-old Stonehenge, and Bath, dating back to Roman times! Your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to all three sites, with fascinating insider information and time to explore on your own.
Price Range: $$$$
Lunch in the Cotswolds
A fully guided day in the Cotswolds includes lunch, and takes in some of the most beautiful English villages.
Price Range: $$$$
Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds
From the "City of Dreaming Spires" to the birthplace of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"...and from charming thatch-roofed cottages to mighty thousand-year-old castles, this exciting full-day excursion to Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and the magical Cotswolds has it all.
Price Range: $$$$
Dinner Party and Illumination Drive
Enjoy a full-course dinner with drinks followed by an illumination drive of Paris
Price Range: $$$
Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum
Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.
Price Range: $$
An Evening at the Moulin Rouge
Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!
Price Range: $$$$
Versailles, Palace of the Sun King
Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.
Price Range: $$
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