Travel across the Irish Sea and English Channel and visit three countries on this unique locally-hosted tour of Dublin, London, and Paris.
About the Tour
Variety is the key to this tour. Dublin, London, and Paris are very different cities. They vary in size, speed, and language, but are bound together in their wealth beauty and culture. From Dublin’s quiet charm and pints of Guinness, to London’s grandeur and Paris’ joie de vivre, you’ll be able to explore three vibrant cultures at your own pace on this 10-day, locally hosted tour.
- Travel by high-speed Eurostar rail between London and Paris
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- Breakfast daily
- Guided sightseeing and orientation in each city
- Intra-tour rail station and airport transfers
- Services of a Local Host in each city
Day 1 - DublinCéad míle fáilte-a hundred-thousand welcomes! Your Local Host will help you maximize your time in the “Fair City.”
Day 2 - Dublin at LeisureMorning guided sightseeing takes you past St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, along elegant Georgian squares, and statue-lined O'Connell Street. Look out for the effigy of Oscar Wilde, reclining on a huge granite stone and seemingly without a care in the world, or Molly Malone, commemorating the young woman featured in the local ballad Cockles and Mussels. Finally, visit the Old Library at Trinity College, and see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells. It is testimony to Dublin's literary tradition, dating back over a thousand years, when monks would transcribe the Bible into beautiful manuscripts.
Note: Dublin sightseeing might take place on Day 1.
Day 3 - DublinYour Local Host will have some interesting suggestions for your day at leisure. Maybe stroll through Temple Bar, a lively area of Dublin, located on the south bank of the Liffey River and home to many cultural institutions.
Day 4 - Dublin to LondonTravel to London by air on selected flights.
Day 5 - LondonMorning guided sightseeing and 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 horse guards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St.Paul's Cathedral, 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.
Day 6 - London at LeisureFull day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts will have recommendations, like the Victoria and Albert Museum, located in stylish South Kensington, featuring the world's leading collection of art and design around the world.
Day 7 - London to ParisTravel to Paris by High speed Eurostar train (Standard Class).
Day 8 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the 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, Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, the Conciergerie, famous Louvre Palace and museum, and much more.
(Note: There are occasions when your city sightseeing of 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).
Day 9 - Paris at LeisureFull day at leisure and lots of things to see and do! Your Local Host is ready to help you with suggestions that include a visit to the Montmartre district with the beautiful Sacré Coeur Basilica.
Day 10 - ParisYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
The Gibson, Dublin
The Gibson does sleeping, meeting, dining, imbibing, gigging, touring, wedding and relaxing really really well. They mix all these things with a fresh, energetic, slightly off center approach and know it works. Hoover exhibitions, supporting local artists, prohibition events, urban weddings and the odd celebrity are elements of what makes them different to the normal Dublin Hotel. You will find the staff friendly, responsive and happy.
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, Paris
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.
The high-speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.
The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage, you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.
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