Tonight, depart on your overnight flight to London from your home airport gateway. You’re on your way to London!
Your tour begins in London, the United Kingdom’s dynamic capital. When you arrive at the airport (London Heathrow – LHR), your driver will be waiting to transport you to your hotel. Depending on when your flight arrives, you’ll have free time to rest, relax and freshen up. This evening, get a taste of contemporary British fare as you join your Sisters for a meal highlighting London’s culinary renaissance. (D) Hotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City
This morning, after breakfast, we’ll join a local expert for a morning in London. We’ll begin with a walking tour of Westminster, where we will see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Then, we’ll continue to Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London residence, to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony. This afternoon is yours to explore independently with your new-found friends. Perhaps you’ll want to visit Covent Garden’s elegant boutiques and restaurants at your leisure, returning to the hotel by a cruise on the River Thames. The evening is yours to do as you wish. (B) Hotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll be heading to Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of kings and queens for nine centuries and is the oldest royal residence still in use today. Step into the formal world of the British Monarchy when you visit the stately and expansive Windsor Castle. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II uses Windsor as both a private home and as a Royal residence where formal duties of state are performed. Windsor’s 1,000 rooms comprise the largest inhabited castle in the world. When we return to London, you’ll have plenty of free time for independent exploration. (B) Hotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City
Today, we’re on to Paris! We’ll hop aboard the 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. Settle in for our 4-night stay in the “City of Light” as we join our guide for an orientation walk around the hotel’s neighborhood. (B) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Republique Paris
This morning, it’s your choice! Take in the most iconic sights of Paris on a panoramic city tour. With your local guide, see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, and Place de la Concorde OR step into the shoes of a local and navigate Le Métro on your way to the hilltop neighborhood of Montmartre and its iconic Sacré Cœur Basilica. Tonight, it’s also your choice! Enjoy an eventful dinner at the legendary Paradis Latin, the city’s oldest cabaret theatre, complete with wine, champagne and a captivating show OR explore Paris’ culinary scene during a traditional brasserie dinner, before sliding into the backseat of a retro Citroën classic car for a drive through the city’s chic boulevards. (B, D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Republique Paris
Today, we’ll be heading to Versailles, where we’ll explore King Louis XIV’s magnificent Palace and Gardens. Relive history as we walk through the various rooms of the State Apartments, including the famous Hall of Mirrors. When we return from Versaille – the rest of the afternoon and evening is yours! (B, D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Republique Paris
It’s your last day in Paris! First, we’ll take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum, where you’ll find more than a million precious works of art, including the Venus de Milo and the enigmatic Mona Lisa. This afternoon is yours to explore shop, or just people-watch. Tonight, we’re going to experience 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) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Republique Paris
Today, we’ll sadly return home but with incredible memories of our time together and new best friends forever!
This is a moderately paced itinerary that involves some longer days and more activities. Expect some early hotel departures, and limited time for day time rest and rejuvenation as the itineraries are designed to ensure that you see as much as possible in these wonderful destinations. This may include longer coach journeys and guests should be able to join a walking tour lasting 1-2 hours with stops possibly over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility and be comfortable with standing for longer periods of time with no difficulty.