Spend a wonderful week in London and Paris with your family! Start in London and discover this magnificent city with a Local Guide on a memorable and fun morning. See the major sites like Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, and Whitehall’s mounted horseguards. Enjoy a “flight” on the London Eye, the world’s tallest observation wheel with stunning views of the city. Then there’s plenty of time for independent sightseeing—why not take in one of London’s West End theater shows, visit Madame Tussauds, or join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London? Next, an exciting ride on the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris. Upon arrival, ride the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The next morning, sightseeing with a Local Guide features all major sites of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, the Opéra, and a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Again, there is plenty of time for other activities, and optional excursions are available to the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, and more. On the last evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant to celebrate the perfect vacation!
Day #1 Cheers, London! Time at leisure today to rest before your adventure begins, or you may choose to set out on your own to discover London. At 6 pm, your Tour Director will meet you and your family for some activities to help you get acquainted with your traveling companions, followed by a special WELCOME PARTY & DINNER at your hotel. (D)
Day #2 Discover London & Ride the London Eye. Join your Local Guide on a traditional London double-decker bus for a memorable morning of sightseeing that includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. A special highlight is a “flight” on the LONDON EYE, the world’s tallest observation wheel with stunning views of the city. The afternoon is free. Tonight, why not take in one of London’s West End theater shows? (B)
Day #3 Explore London. The whole day is free for independent sightseeing. Consider an afternoon visit to the Tower of London, which has been guarded by the Beefeaters since the 14th century, or to Windsor Castle, the Queen’s favorite residence. This evening, maybe dinner followed by a cruise on the River Thames? (B)
Day #4 Travel the “Chunnel” to Paris, FRANCE & Go to the Top of the Eiffel Tower. Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to the “City of Light.” Later, ride the elevators to the TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER for spectacular views of the city. (B)
Day #5 Discover Paris & Visit Notre Dame. This morning, with your Local Guide, see the city where Remy, from the movie Ratatouille, discovered French cuisine. Admire some of the most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and visit NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional excursions. (B)
Day #6 Explore Paris. Spend the entire day exploring on your own, or join an optional excursion to immerse your family further into Parisian history and culture. This evening, a French SEND-OFF CELEBRATION DINNER has been included at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your unforgettable vacation. (B,D)
Day #7 Paris. Au revoir. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)