London & Paris 2020-2021
8 days with Collette Vacations Rating:
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to London, United Kingdom.
Day 2 London, England - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in London, the United Kingdom's dynamic capital. This evening, get a taste of contemporary British fare as you join your new mates for a meal highlighting London’s culinary renaissance. (D)
Day 3 London
Join a local expert for a day in London. Begin with a panoramic tour highlighting the must-sees, including Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, Big Ben, Kensington and Knightsbridge. Stop by Harrods, the most iconic department store in all of London. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Return to wartime Britain while exploring the Churchill War Rooms, the secret underground center of Britain’s government during World War II -OR- tour Westminster Abbey,* the coronation church of Britain’s monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. The evening is yours to do as you wish. (B)
Day 4 London
After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a day to explore at your leisure. You may take an optional excursion to Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of kings and queens for nine centuries and is the oldest royal residence still in use today. (B)
Day 5 London - Eurostar Train - Paris, France
Today, you’re on to Paris! Hop aboard the sleek, futuristic Eurostar High Speed Train to get there in just two hours. A sophisticated metropolis of style and culture, Paris’ bustling city streets are filled with colorful history, fascinating museums, renowned monuments and grand theatres. Tonight, celebrate your arrival in Paris with a special dinner at the legendary Paradis Latin,** the city’s oldest cabaret theatre. Enjoy a savory meal complete with wine, champagne and a captivating show. (B,D)
Day 6 Paris
It’s your choice! Come to know the highlights of Paris by coach or by Metro! Set out on a panoramic coach tour -OR- for a truly Parisian experience, take in some of the most iconic sights by Metro. Either way you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome with a local guide. Write your own story during a free afternoon. You may choose an optional guided tour at the famous Louvre Museum,*** indulge in some of the world's best shopping on the Champs-Elysees, or simply do as the Parisians do and sit at a sidewalk café and watch the beauty that is Paris go by. (B)
Day 7 Paris
Be romanced by Paris - today is yours for the taking. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Louis XIV’s magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles** and relive history as you walk through the various rooms of the State Apartments, including the Queen's bed chamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. Tonight, enjoy a romantic dinner cruise along the Seine River. Set against Paris’ glittering skyline, under a glass canopy, experience a local and authentic dining experience. (B,D)
Day 8 Paris - Tour Ends
You depart today, but London and Paris will remain in your heart forever. (B)
All This Included
From cosmopolitan London to romantic Paris, cross the English Channel via train and take in the best of these iconic cities. See Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London and Big Ben. Personalize your trip to London by choosing to visit either Churchill’s War Rooms or Westminster Abbey. Savor a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin theatre. Come to know Paris in your own way with a local guide by coach or by Metro. Embark on a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine River. Enjoy a leisurely-paced exploration with plenty of time to discover the culture on your own.
London: Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge
Paris: Crowne Plaza Republique
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