Explore Europe’s two most popular cities with ease on this locally-hosted vacation.
About the Tour
London and Paris have long held the title as the most visited cities in the world. Brimming with activity, packed with architectural marvels, and rooted in a deep sense of history, these cities are paragons of European culture. With your transportation and accommodation already expertly arranged, and with the services and advice of your Local Hosts, you’ll be free to explore London’s neighborhoods and Paris’ quartiers at your own pace and on your own terms.
- Transportation via high-speed Eurostar train
- 12 nights accommodation in pre-screened, centrally located hotels
- Guided sightseeing tours of London and Paris, including St. Paul Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre
- Seine River cruise in Paris
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable Local Host in each city
Day 1 - London, EnglandWelcome to London! Your Local Hosts will be delighted to help you maximize your time in the world's most-visited city.
Day 2 - London
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.
Days 3-6 - LondonYour Local Hosts will have suggestions on how to make the best of your four full days in London. You could visit Covent Garden, the famous glass-covered market with its fashionable boutiques, cafe's, and arts and crafts stalls, or discover the antique and bric-a-brac stalls of Portobello Market.
Day 7 - London-Paris, FranceTravel to Paris by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class).
Day 8 - ParisYour morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a Seine River cruise. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral; Hôtel de Ville; the Conciergerie; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more. (Note: there are occasions when your city sightseeing in Paris may be affected due to events in the city. On any of these dates, your sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full experience.)
Days 9-12 - ParisFour full days at leisure to enjoy the “City of Light.” Your Local Host can give you ideas and recommendations, such as the Musée Rodin, which contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell.
Day 13 - ParisYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Millennium Gloucester, London
This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London’s greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey’s Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.
Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon
This contemporary 249-room property is housed in a brand new 19-storey building conveniently situated opposite the historic Gare de Lyon station in the 12th Arrondissement. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is an International restaurant, lounge bar and fitness facility.
Additional departures are available upon request. Speak with a rail specialist for details.
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