London to Paris by Rail! Including Air!

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September 13, 2024 - September 21, 2024 Guaranteed $4,550 USD
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Overview

If you’ve never been to Europe, this is the trip for you. We’ll introduce you to two of the most fascinating cities in the World. You’ll see all the famous sites you’ve read about. Plus, you’ll make some lifelong friends to boot!

We’ll begin our exploration of two of the Grand Capitals of Europe in Royal London. There we’ll visit Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle where the queen is buried, Westminster Abbey, and so much more. We’ll also take a tour of London’s famous markets and pubs. Stonehenge and Stratford-on-Avon is set for another day. In the evenings we’ll have a dinner cruise on the Thames, eat in the home of a local, and feast in a four star French restaurant.

After four packed days in London, we’re off on the high-speed bullet train through the Chunnel to Paris, all in less than 5 hours! We’ll be going first class as we enjoy both the views of Southern England and Northern France. Once we check into our hotel in the Latin Quarter, we’ll head for a tour of unforgettable Montmartre, the famous artists’ colony of the 19th and 20th centuries. During our stay we’ll go to the top of the Eiffel Tower and spend time exploring the Louvre, the largest and most important museum in the world.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday :
fly to London

We board a plane for our overnight flight to London!

Day 2 - Saturday :
London

We arrive in London and transfer to the Tower Hotel. After unpacking we have the afternoon free to explore. If you wish, you can visit the phenomenal British Museum on your own. In the evening we meet for a welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday :
London

In the morning we meet our guide for a walking tour of the pubs and markets of central London. In the afternoon we journey to the magnificent Windsor Castle, the past home of Queen Elisabeth II, and childhood home of King Charles. In the evening we take a dinner cruise on the Thames River as we enjoy a traditional meal.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Monday :
London

Today is the day for our grand tour of London sites. Our guide will show us Westminster Abbey, Parliament, Big Ben, and St Paul’s Cathedral. The highlight will be watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Breakfast
Day 5 - Tuesday :
London to Paris

We make an early exit to St Pancras Station (we’ll need to hunt for platform 3 ¾ as in Harry Potter) as we take a high-speed train through the Chunnel under the North Sea, arriving in Paris less than 5 hours. We’ll transfer to our hotels and settle in. In the afternoon, we’ll take a guided tour of Montmartre, home to artists such as Dali, Monet, Manet, and many others. We’ll tour the Sacre Coeur before having dinner and a show at the famous Moulin Rouge.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Wednesday :
Paris

Today we’ll take a guided tour of all that is Paris, including Notre Dame, the Arch de Triomphe, Champs Elysée, and much more. At 6 we’ll travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for magnificent views in every direction. We’ll then walk across the Seine River to take in the sunset from the Trocadero. We’ll finish the day by visiting Paris’ fabled catacombs.

Breakfast
Day 7 - Thursday :
Disney Paris

On Thursday we’ll spend the whole day at Disney Paris. We’ll head there by train from our hotel to plan to be there soon after the park opens. You’ll have free time until 6 PM when we head back to Paris. Optionally we can plan to have dinner at the park before our return.

Breakfast
Day 8 - Friday :
Louvre

This morning we take a guided tour of the incredible Louvre Museum. We’ll see the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, among thousands of other pieces from antiquity. In the afternoon we’ll decide whether to take a ride on the Seine, or to spend more time exploring the Louvre on our own.

In the evening we’ll have dinner in the home of a local as we say farewell to two incredible cities.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 - Saturday :
Return Home

Unless you’re staying for the post trip, we pack our bags and head home, arriving the same day.

Breakfast

London: Tower Hotel is directly on the Thames River and across the street from the infamous Tower of London. Tower Bridge can be seen from our windows.

Paris: Hotel Muguet, deep in the Latin Quarter, a half block from the Seine River, and close to Notre Dame.

Pre-Trip to Edinburgh
We’ll spend 3 nights in Edinburgh visiting the castle and taking a day trip to Loch Ness and the surrounding highlands. At the end of our visit, we’ll fly to London to join the group

Cost
$950

Post-Trip to Loire Valley Wineries and Normandy Beaches
We’ll travel by bus through the Loire Valley visiting wineries and staying in small local ints. Then we’ll take a guided tour north to visit the Beaches of Normandy, American and German military cemeteries, and the history of the region.

From $4,550 USD
/ Shared Room (Double Occupancy)
From $5,150 USD
/ Private Room (Single Occupancy)
From $995 USD
/ Pre-Trip to Edinburgh
From $995 USD
/ Post-Trip to Loire Valley and Normandy
  • Small Groups of 8 - 15 people
  • Flexible Payments
  • Pre-trip Educational/Preparation Meetings
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Trip Information

Activity Level: Easy (see all ratings)

Curator: Jim Peacock

Trip Leader/CSR: Dianna Germany