London and Paris Explorer

London and Paris Explorer

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London and Paris Explorer

9 Days Starting in London, UK and ending in Paris, France

Visiting: London, Bath, Paris, Versailles

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

WDLPZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 54

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English
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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the historic heart of England and France with the "London and Paris Explorer" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure begins in the vibrant city of London, where you'll explore iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the mysterious Stonehenge with a local specialist. After soaking in the rich history of Bath and Windsor, you'll cross the Channel to the romantic streets of Paris. Here, marvel at the splendor of the Palace of Versailles, the majestic Eiffel Tower, and the timeless beauty of Notre Dame Cathedral. Accompanied by luxury air-conditioned coach travel and stays in cherry-picked hotels, this tour promises a blend of cultural immersion and historical exploration, making it a perfect choice for those looking to dive deep into the heart of these two iconic cities.

Highlights

  • Explore London and Paris with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Bath and Windsor

  • Visit the Roman Baths in Bath, Stonehenge and the Palace of Versailles

  • View the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

  • See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace in London and the White Cliffs of Dover

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London And Paris Explorer

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Hello London

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Location: London

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Park Plaza London Riverbank

Meals Included: Dinner

Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that combines the fascinating heritage of yesteryear with all the verve of a modern capital. Stroll through its leafy Royal Parks, shop up a storm on Oxford Street or visit some of London's world-famous historic attractions or museums to gain a sense of a place that is certainly larger than life. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 : Soak Up Bath And On To Stonehenge

Location: Bath

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Park Plaza London Riverbank

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning leave London and travel to Bath. Visit the Roman Baths from which the city derives its name and enjoy an orientation of this World Heritage Site with its beautiful Georgian architecture. After free time for lunch, travel through the scenic countryside and stop at Stonehenge to visit the historic stone monoliths where pagans once worshipped.

Day 3 : Discover London And Journey To Windsor

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Location: London

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Park Plaza London Riverbank

Meals Included: Breakfast

London's iconic sights take centre stage today during a half-day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, before travelling to the town of Windsor with its vast royal castle, the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world. See the chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan were married. Spend the afternoon following in the footsteps of royalty. Explore over 900 years of royal history, ambling through this historic market town before returning to London. Discover London's theatrical treasures this evening, should you consider joining your Travel Director at an optional West End show.

Day 4 : Explore London Your Way

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Location: London

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Park Plaza London Riverbank

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the captivating sights and sounds of London. Your Travel Director will provide you with recommendations on how to spend your day in the city. Perhaps take a leisurely cruise along the Thames River, delve into centuries of history and admire the exquisite crown jewels at the Tower of London, catch a flight on the London Eye, then meander through the stalls of Covent Garden.

Day 5 : Cross The English Channel To Paris

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Location: Paris

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departing London, we travel through the lush green Kent countryside to board our ferry in Dover, watching the impressive White Cliffs disappear into the distance as we cross to France. We pass the World War I battlefields of the Somme en route to Paris where we will spend four nights.

Day 6 : Explore The Sights Of Paris

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Location: Paris

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The 'City of Lights' shines brightly today as our Local Specialist takes us on a sightseeing tour of Paris. We'll view the grand Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral before enjoying a walk through the Latin Quarter. Spend a free afternoon soaking up the sophistication of this beautiful city. Maybe visit the Musee D'Orsay - housed in a beautiful former Beaux-arts railway station. This evening we Connect With Locals over dinner and indulge in a first-hand encounter with Parisian culture during a Be My Guest experience.

Day 7 : The Splendour Of Versailles

Location: Versailles

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning in Paris or pay a visit to Montparnasse & Napolean's tomb. Later, join a Local Specialist to explore the opulent Palace of Versailles – its splendor and beauty created to reflect the self-proclaimed majesty of King Louis XIV, the 'Sun King'. See the exquisite sprawling gardens, the Hall of Mirrors with its impressive chandeliers. This evening, enjoy the city by night or perhaps attend a colorful Parisian cabaret performance.

Day 8 : Wander Magical Paris

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Location: Paris

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day at leisure delving into the sophistication and glamour of Paris on your own terms. Sample delicious French cakes at a local pâtisserie, amble along the cobblestone lanes of Le Marais, maybe wander through Montmartre and admire the imposing white domes of Sacré-Cœur, or enjoy a light-hearted picnic in the pretty Tuileries gardens. On our last evening together in Paris, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in the city.

Day 9 : Au Revoir Paris

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Location: Paris

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell as our memorable holiday comes to a close.

What's Included

  • Meals

    As detailed in an itinerary.

  • Fully Guided

    Yes.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International airfare to/from the start/end of your trip is not included in the trip price

  • Visas

    It is your responsibility to ensure you have valid visas where necessary

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys), Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted. Specific hotels include Park Plaza London Riverbank and Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV.

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years and above.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in an itinerary.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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