Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE.
Bienvenue—welcome! Your Local Host will help you maximize your time in the “City of Light.”
Day 2 PARIS.
Morning guided sightseeing takes you to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world’s most visited museum, THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other treasures (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays).
Day 3 PARIS.
Your Local Host can suggest wonderful options for the day—like a visit to Musée d’Orsay, where to try tasty French onion soup, a walking route through the fashion district, and much more.
Day 4 PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND.
Travel to London by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class).
Day 5 LONDON.
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays), Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.
Day 6 LONDON.
Your Local Hosts will be pleased to give you some interesting suggestions for the day. For example, join a river cruise to enjoy unique views across London from the Thames—Big Ben, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, the Shard, HMS Belfast, and much more.
Day 7 LONDON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.