Britain Sampler with Paris (GEE) - 2016

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12 Day Tour from London to Paris


Britain Sampler with Paris
Visit the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge
Visit the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge
Changing of the Guard
Shakespeares Birthplace
Ride the iconic double decker bus in London
Notre Dame Cathedral
View over Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland
Marvel at the architecture of the infamous Big Ben in London
Pageantry of the Changing of the Guard
The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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A Taste of London A unique chance to combine a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner with several local menu choices, including fish and chips and steak and ale pie at an historic London pub in the City of London. Following dinner you will enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your private cruiser. Highlights include Tower Bridge, St. Paul's and the Houses of Parliament, with commentary from your guide as you cruise along the River Thames.

Approximate value: £74 GBP per person


Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. One of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II the castle is still used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions. Visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with priceless works of art by Holbein, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. See wonderful St. George's Chapel the burial place of ten monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Approximate value: £49 GBP per person


Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During August and September when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's state rooms are open to visitors. These are the heart of the Palace, lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection which are used for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. Before entry to the Palace you will visit the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables still in existence. See the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and cars, used for coronations, royal weddings and State Visits, including the magnificent Gold State Coach which has been used for every coronation since 1821 and was last used for The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Approximate value: £57 GBP per person


Shownight - Beautiful (Monday-Friday) This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical BEAUTIFUL. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King8217's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Approximate value: £114 GBP per person


Shownight - Beautiful (Saturday) This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical BEAUTIFUL. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King8217's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Approximate value: £145 GBP per person


Shownight - Kinky Boots (Monday-Friday) This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical KINKY BOOTS. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge hearted, high heeled hit and it's coming to London! With songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendship we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out...

Approximate value: £114 GBP per person


Shownight - Kinky Boots (Saturday) This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical KINKY BOOTS. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge hearted, high heeled hit and it's coming to London! With songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendship we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out...

Approximate value: £145 GBP per person


Tower of London and Crown Jewels The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic buildings in the world. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066-1067, it has been guarded by Yeoman Warders (popularly known as the Beefeaters) since the 14th century. It has been a fortress, a royal palace, a prison, a place of execution, and an armory. It is most famously known as the home to the priceless Crown Jewels, including the solid gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Imperial State Crown and Sovereigns Sceptre, the incredible Cullinan diamonds, and the Koh-i-Noor.

Approximate value: £46 GBP per person


Llangollen Canal Barge Ride Board your private barge, then enjoy unforgettable views of the Dee valley as you sail over the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which carries the Llangollen canal, while your guide explains this 1007 feet long masterpiece of British Victorian engineering. After disembarking enjoy a drink at a local inn.

Approximate value: £27 GBP per person


Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner Enjoy a visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which was used on over 700 overseas visits and sailed over a million nautical miles. Having served royalty and prime ministers and hosted presidents, the last commissioned royal yacht offers a rare opportunity to explore areas not normally seen on a conventional visit to a royal residence; from the bridge through the private and state apartments, from the officer and crew quarters to the engine room. After the visit, dine at a fine local restaurant.

Approximate value: £58 GBP per person


Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis No visit to Scotland's capital city would be complete without joining a Scottish evening. A piper welcomes you in traditional Scottish style, then savor a delicious four-course banquet with wine and let your host lead you through an evening of music, song and dance culminating in the traditional Ceremony of the Haggis and the joint singing of 'Auld Lang Syne' written by Robert Burns.

Approximate value: £66 GBP per person


1 Day Trip to Asterix Park Enjoy a day in this family entertainment park, where children and adults will enjoy themselves on the tracks of Astérix, the hero of the most famous French comic strip. Attractions, merry-go rounds, characters and shows combine for a day of unforgettable fun.

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person


1 Day Trip to Provins, Medieval City With 58 historic monuments, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to be seen to be believed. Preserved as a striking medieval city, Provins The city of Provins has preserved its striking medieval appearance is a genuine showcase of civil, military and religious architecture. Provins comes to life every day to take you back to the Middle Ages : discover breathtaking medieval shows (equestrian falconry show and exhibition) and its historical sites and monuments such as la Tour César, the tithe barn (the ancient covered market), and of course the famous ramparts built between the 11th and the 13th centuries.

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person


Claude Monet's Giverny & Museum of Impressionism Drive along the Seine Valley to the home of Claude Monet, leader of the Impressionist movement. Visit the house, the former studio, and stroll through the garden, a famous source of inspiration for many celebrated artists. Also visit the beautiful new Musée des Impressionistes nearby.

Approximate value: €106 EUR per person


Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles Travel to Claude Monet's Giverny with a guided visit of the wonderful gardens. Free time on your own to visit his home and studio as well as the new Musée des Impressionisms Giverny (entrance ticket to museum included). Enjoy an included lunch at Moulin de Fourges. Later admire the lavish 17th century Palace of Versailles. A guided visit of the elegant gardens and visit of the Palace's State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors are included.

Approximate value: €215 EUR per person


Cooking Class in Paris: French Market and Tasting Always wanted to be a French chef? While we can't promise that you'll be ready for your own restaurant, we do guarantee lots of fun1 You'll start by visiting a Parisian market, buying fresh typical products for your cooking class . Then to the cooking class, where you will prepare a main course and a dessert that you will enjoy during a lunch accompanied by wine and cheese. The chef will also help you discover French wines during the lunch. Simple and original recipes to enjoy during a memorable culinary experience in Paris! Included : - One way metro ticket - Hostess - Visit of a typical French Market with a culinary specialist - At the market, purchase of food for cooking class - A one hour cooking class - A tasting lunch (main course and dessert) served with 2 wines and some cheese

Approximate value: €152 EUR per person


Day Trip to Zoological Parc of Thoiry Enjoy a visit to Paris' famous Zoological Garden -- an authentic discovery of fauna in a natural setting. The Zoo will introduce all ages to importance of the protection of animal species. Nestled in the Zoo, Thoiry Chateau is a rare and unique example of esoteric architecture of the Renaissance, created to be a transparent bridge of light, which forms a solar calendar on landscape. A leisurely walk around the Zoological Garden offers many charming and beautiful detours through Thoiry's other gardens. A gigantic maze, Rose Garden, Perfume Garden, Automn Garden, Bluebell Wood with centuries old trees and rhododendrons, thousands of other rare trees and flowering shrubs, Hydrangea Walk and a Long Border of perennials will enchant you with their colors and fragrances. A treat for the senses!

Approximate value: €67 EUR per person


Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Champs-Elysees Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience. Menu CHAMPS-ELYSEES: Norwegian salmon gravlax, crispy vegetable tartare with horseradish OR Crab meat, avocado, radish shavings, tomato vinaigrette OR Duck foie gras confit, apricot chutney; Cod loin with courgette, preserved lemon and marjoram compote, risotto fries OR Roasted fillet of Vendée duck, fondant potatoes, bigarade sauce OR Roast veal, "green" gnocchi with cos lettuce and braised little gem lettuce; Chocolate and lemon entremet OR Frilly macaroon with soft fruits OR Caramel passion croustillant. Drinks: water, half-bottle of Champagne Brut 1er cru, coffee included per person.

Approximate value: €189 EUR per person


Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Etoile Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience. Menu ETOILE: Marinated prawns with Espelette pepper, bulgur wheat and herbs OR Mimosa salad with peas, gribiche sauce, spiced bresaola; Pan-fried salmon, new carrots and oyster mushrooms, polenta au gratin OR Fillet of farmhouse chicken, boulangère potatoes, suprême sauce; Saint-Honoré éclair, salted butter caramel OR Chocolate praline croustillant, candied hazelnuts. Drinks: water, one glass of Champagne and half-bottle of wine, coffee included per person.

Approximate value: €159 EUR per person


Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Triomphe Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience. Menu TRIOMPHE: Raw and cooked Asparagus verrine; Pressed terrine of duck and chicken foie gras, truffle vinaigrette OR Cold lobster raviolo, anise-flavored cream of shellfish; Pan-fried sea bass, potato cakes and morels cooked in cream and vin jaune OR Sautéed tournedos of beef, macaroni gratin with Comté cheese, pepper sauce; Strawberry, raspberry and yuzu cream OR Frosty lemon religieuse. Drinks: water, half-bottle of Champagne Ruinart or Taittinger, coffee included per person.

Approximate value: €295 EUR per person


Dinner Cruise - Marina De Paris The City of Light comes alive on this romantic dinner cruise. As you cruise along the Seine, you'll discover a different view of Paris, illuminated to let her best side shine. And the meal itself will compliment your view--your three-course meal includes wine, choice of starters, entree and dessert, prepared with flair to rival Paris' fine restaurants. One of our most popular excursions, it promises to be a memorable experience.

Approximate value: €157 EUR per person


Dinner Show at Moulin Rouge - Menu Belle Époque Can-can you do the can-can? Over 100 years of history takes shape at this timeless venue, the Moulin Rouge. Experience the legend as this unforgettable show combines the classics with modern performance. Riske, but lots of fun. You'll also enjoy a tasty dinner Before the cabaret show. A truly memorable night out! Menu Belle Epoque Starters: Mise en Bouche - Lobster, Vegetables Toma Cotta, Tomato Gazpacho Andaluz or Warm Green Asparagus, Pan Fried Turkey Oyster Meat, Poultry Vinegar Main: filled of Beef, Watercress Cannelloni, Tomato / Stuffed with Shallot Chutney, Red Wine Sauce or Fillet of John-Dory cooked on a Bed of Fennel, Seasonal Vegetables Dessert: Exotic "Tendresse", Mango & Passion Fruit or Opera Pastry, Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce or Gourmandise of Three Chocolates 'Echiquier' Pastry, Crispy Chocolate Pearls Drinks: 1/2 bottle of champagne per person.

Approximate value: €325 EUR per person


Dinner Show at Moulin Rouge - Menu Mistinguett Can-can you do the can-can? Over 100 years of history takes shape at this timeless venue, the Moulin Rouge. Experience the legend as this unforgettable show combines the classics with modern performance. Riske, but lots of fun. You'll also enjoy a tasty dinner Before the cabaret show. A truly memorable night out! Menu Mistinguett Starters: Eggplants from Nice, Aged Parmesan, Arugula Pesto or semi-cook tuna Tataki, Beetroot Carpaccio with smoked oil Main: Pan-fried Salmon, Pea's French Style and burned onion or Breast of Farm Chicken, Fricassée of seasonal vegetables Desserts: Taragon Juice - "Tendresse" of red berries, Fruity Marshmallows and Raspberry sauce or Gourmandise of Three Chocolates "Echiquier" Pastry, Crispy Chocolate Peals Drinks: 1/2 bottle of champagne per person

Approximate value: €269 EUR per person


Dinner Show at Moulin Rouge - Menu Toulouse Lautrec Can-can you do the can-can? Over 100 years of history takes shape at this timeless venue, the Moulin Rouge. Experience the legend as this unforgettable show combines the classics with modern performance. Riske, but lots of fun. You'll also enjoy a tasty dinner before the cabaret show. A truly memorable night out! Menu Toulouse Lautrec: Starters: Soft boiled eggs, Fregula Pasta, Shavings of Lomo Iberian or Dublin Bay Prawn Tail on a bed of Granny Smith apple, Quenelle of Acquitaine Caviar Main: Seared fillet of Sea Bass, Small Penne Pasta, Seafood Broth with Saffron, Shellfish or French Veal Loin, Buratta Raviole with Raw, Cooked vegetables Dessert: Opera Pastry, Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce or "Tendress" of Red berries, Fruity Marshmallows and Raspberry Sauce Drinks: 1/2 bottle of champagne.

Approximate value: €289 EUR per person


Discovery of Champagne Cheers! Enjoy a full-day excursion by minibus to the Champagne region. Stop in Reims for a short visit of the cathedral, a gothic masterpiece where the kings of France came to be crowned. See the vineyards of the Champagne region as you travel along the country roads. Visit a small wine-grower near Epernay, at Muntigny, Sentier du Vigneron. Depending on the season, you will see the grapes' press, winery, blending, riddling and disgorging. Then top it off with a glass of the vineyard's champagne. In the center of Epernay, a traditional Champagne region lunch with drinks is included. In the afternoon, visit the famous Mercier champagne cellar. Return to Paris following a part of the Marne River

Approximate value: €235 EUR per person


Disneyland ®; Paris (1 Day Ticket / 2 Parks) The happiest place on earth has a European address. Come and live the magic at Disneyland ® Paris with this 1-day entrance to Disneyland ®Parks.

Approximate value: €129 EUR per person


Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise Combine Parisian legends in this unforgettable evening. Your evening starts with a three-course dinner at Restaurant Le 58 Tour Eiffel, located on the first floor of Eiffel Tower, overlooking the surrounding landscapes of Paris. Then take an evening cruise along the Seine River, where you'll admire the sights of the City of Light, illuminated for added sparkle.

Approximate value: €229 EUR per person


Excursion to Versailles Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during the visit, then enjoy time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person


Excursion to Versailles By Minibus Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during the visit, then enjoy time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens.

Approximate value: €105 EUR per person


Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches This full-day minibus excursion includes Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and Omaha Beach. After an included lunch, see the ruins of Arromanches' artificial harbor and stop at Juno Beach for a guided visit. The sense of history and importance of these sites is inescapable.

Approximate value: €250 EUR per person


Guided Visit of the Somme Battlefields Learn the history and discover the area which was home to some of the most terrible battles of the Great War - the Battle of the Somme. See the villages of Villers-Bretonneux, Péronne, with a guided visit of the Historical Museum, Thiepval with its great Memorial to the missing and Beaumont-Hamel. All historic locations where the battles took place. Lunch is included.

Approximate value: €234 EUR per person


Loire Valley and Lunch Visit 11th-century Amboise Castle, the manor house of Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked from 1515 until his death in 1519, and Chenonceau Castle, built over the River Cher. Lunch and drinks are included.

Approximate value: €244 EUR per person


Mont St. Michel Including Lunch Enjoy the landscapes of the Normandy region on a full-day guided excursion to the 11th-century Mont Saint Michel Abbey, a famous pilgrimage center in the Middle Ages. Enjoy also a lunch at a local restaurant that faces the island and spend some time to stroll around the village.

Approximate value: €196 EUR per person


Paris Full Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

This 8-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the City of Light. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style--after all, it is your trip!
Approximate value: €439 EUR per group


Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Paris. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style--after all, it is your trip!
Approximate value: €299 EUR per group


Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Paris. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style--after all, it is your trip!
Approximate value: €299 EUR per group


Seine Cruise and Illuminations There's no better way to see the City of Light. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the River Seine followed by a guided discovery tour to admire monuments of Paris, including the Concorde, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs Elysees.

Approximate value: €84 EUR per person


Seine Cruise and Illuminations There's no better way to see the City of Light. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the River Seine followed by a guided discovery tour to admire monuments of Paris, including the Concorde, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs Elysees.

Approximate value: €84 EUR per person


Seine River Cruise With Champagne Treat yourself with this 1-hour cruise including Champagne or a wine kir or a French crêpe. Discover the beauties of Paris sailing down the Seine. Starting from the Eiffel Tower you will admire on the opposite banks the Chaillot Palace, Grand- et Petit Palais, Obélisque de la Concorde, Louvre Museum, La Conciergerie, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame and Assemblé Nationale, Orsay Museum, Académie Française, Monde Arabe Institute.

Approximate value: €19 EUR per person


Show at Moulin Rouge - 1st Show Can-can you do the can-can? Over 100 years of history takes shape at this timeless venue, the Moulin Rouge. Experience the legend as this unforgettable show combines the classics with modern performance. Riske, but lots of fun. Half a bottle of champagne per person will be served during the spectacular "FÉERIE" (Fairy) show.

Approximate value: €195 EUR per person