Day 1 London, England.
Welcome to London! Your Local Hosts will be delighted to help you maximize your time in the world's most visited city.
Day 2 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 Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. 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. 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. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held).
Days 3-6 London.
Your Local Hosts will have suggestions on how to make the best of your four full days in London—you could visit Covent Garden, the famous glass-covered market with its fashionable boutiques, cafés, and arts and craft stalls, or maybe you prefer to discover the antique and bric-a-brac stalls of Portobello Market.
Day 7 London–Paris, France.
Travel to Paris by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class).
Day 8 Paris.
Your morning guided sightseeing includes NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire the 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.
Days 9-12 Paris.
Four full days at leisure to enjoy the “City of Light.” Your Local Host can give you ideas and recommendations such as the Musée Rodin, which contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell.
Day 13 Paris.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.