London & Paris Holiday 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
Welcome to London at Christmastime, a metropolis filled with light, laughter and the excitement of the holiday season. Whether perusing the city’s many Christmas markets for handmade gifts and colorful decorations or basking in the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon, this will surely be a Christmas you’ll never forget. This evening join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner. (D)
Day 3 London
Join a local expert on a panoramic city tour. See Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. A Christmastime visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Harrods, the city’s most iconic department store. Find yourself exploring a wonderland of glorious holiday displays and its incredible food hall – a piece of gourmet heaven! After, set off to explore London’s charming Christmas markets. Peruse the sea of wooden chalets offering a plethora of unique crafts, artisan goods and local treats. (B)
Day 4 London - Oxford - Blenheim Palace - London
This morning, travel to the historic city of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford. Enjoy a leisurely walk to admire the iconic architecture followed by time at leisure to explore the quaint shops filled with handmade crafts and local treats. The festivities continue with a visit to Blenheim Palace, one of England’s most magnificent homes, that shines even brighter at Christmas. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage site will give you a glimpse into the life of English royalty. (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
Join a local expert and come to know the highlights of Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome. Write your own story during an afternoon at leisure. 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 decorated for the season – 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 an exclusive dinner at the Eiffel Tower, featuring French cuisine and breathtaking views. End the day with a romantic Seine River cruise set against Paris’ glittering skyline. (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 during the holiday season. See Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London and Big Ben. Visit charming Christmas markets and take in Harrod’s with its incredible displace of Christmas decorations. Tour the stately Blenheim Palace the university town of Oxford. Savor a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin theatre. Come to know Paris with a local guide. Dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night. 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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