London & Paris (HC)

7 Day Tour from London to Paris

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Spend a week discovering two of the world’s most exciting cities on this London and Paris tour. You’ll stay in centrally located hotels and be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring these destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge. On a guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide in each city, you’ll see the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus in London, and the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris. You’ll get a different perspective as you take a private, narrated cruise on London’s Thames River, and you’ll ascend to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, where amazing views of Paris await!

Another thrilling adventure of this London and Paris tour is the high-speed Eurostar train ride. Imagine traveling through the Chunnel, an engineering marvel, as you sit back and relax! But that’s not all. Globus has also included unique experiences, such as sipping champagne and witnessing spectacular views as you ride the London Eye, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Or how about riding the little train through picturesque Montmartre, the Parisian artist area?

All of this and much more—including plenty of time on your own to explore each city—are waiting for you on this marvelous vacation to London and Paris.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Welcome dinner, followed by a relaxed, narrated, nighttime river cruise on the Thames; guided sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite London Eye Champagne Experience
LONDON–PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar train
PARIS
Ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Montmartre train ride and walking tour; a special lunch; farewell dinner at a local restaurantHeadsets in Paris

NOTES:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
  • Departure HC1227 New Year’s Eve in Paris

Transportation:

Thames River cruise; high-speed Eurostar train; Montmartre train ride.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast; 1 light lunch with wine in Montmartre; 2 dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant in London and a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Paris

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in London, England

Welcome to London! Your Tour Director will meet you upon your arrival at the hotel, and is available to help you make the most of your stay. This evening, enjoy a traditional dining experience combined with a relaxed, nighttime river cruise. A three-course welcome dinner with wine is followed by a private, narrated CRUISE on the Thames River to admire some of the capital’s most beautiful illuminated sights, including Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament.

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Day 2 London

After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. A special highlight is the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LONDON EYE CHAMPAGNE EXPERIENCE—a ride on the giant observation wheel, with stunning views of the city while you sip a glass of champagne. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities. Later, why not take in one of London’s West End theater shows?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 At Leisure in London

Today offers you the opportunity to join one of our optional excursions. Consider a visit to the Tower of London, which has been guarded by the Beefeaters since the 14th century and houses the fabulous Crown Jewels; to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world; or one of the exciting full-day excursions available for your enjoyment.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 London–Paris, France

Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for an exciting ride to Paris. Meet your Local Guide and take the elevator to the second floor of Paris’ most famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. This evening, you may wish to join an optional dinner at one of Paris’ fine restaurants, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Paris

Your guided sightseeing features some of Paris’ main sights, like the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL with its Rose Windows. Next, continue to MONTMARTRE, the most famous Parisian artist area. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Ride the little TRAIN through narrow lanes, then follow your Tour Director on a walking tour and enjoy the spectacular view of Paris from the Sacre Coeur Basilica. End up at Place du Tertre, where artists display their art and where a special lunch, consisting of a soupe à l’oignon (onion soup) and the traditional crêpe, awaits you. In the evening, an optional cabaret show is available.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 6 At Leisure in Paris

A full day to immerse yourself in this fascinating city. Ask your Tour Director for suggestions. You may wish to join optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum and the immense Palace and Gardens of Versailles, the most famous palace in Europe, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, a special farewell dinner with wine has been prepared at a local restaurant, the best way to say au revoir, Paris.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PETER GARVIE-ADAMS

Escorting Tours for more than 16 years

I truly enjoy showing travelers the places they have dreamed of visiting. I tell them tales of those who have lived there in the past and of those who live there still. Being with people on their holidays and vacations is amazing. What's not to love about my work?

Tour Director - PETER GARVIE-ADAMS

 Accommodations

London
Paris

London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Superior First-Class

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 200 Westminster Bridge, London,  United Kingdom

200 Westminster Bridge
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This contemporary hotel is located within minutes of London's famous landmarks in the heart of city. Dining options include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre with 15-metre pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail

Paris

Le Meridien Etoile

Superior First-Class

Le Meridien Etoile 81 Bd Gouvion St Cyr, Paris Cedex 17,   France

81 Bd Gouvion St Cyr
Paris Cedex 17, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A charming hotel located on the right bank of the Seine, just a short walk away from the Champs Elysees. Creative cuisine can be enjoyed in the main restaurant which has an outside terrace for dining during the summer months. For the perfect end to a memorable Parisian evening snacks and cocktails can be enjoyed at the famous Jazz Club Etoile which has played host to some of the world's best musicians.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television

 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.

London
Paris

London

Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle

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 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

England in One Day

England in One Day

First head directly to Stonehenge, the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Marvel at the huge 40 ton Sarsens and the volcanic blue stones that were brought from Preseli mountains over 280 miles away. Discover the mysteries that surround the slaughter stone and see the numerous earth barrows where the Beaker people lie buried. Continue over Salisbury Plain to Bath, a World Heritage Site, with its Roman heritage and beautiful Georgian crescents and terraces. Time to shop and explore before driving through the Cotswolds to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, and home to the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Your visit includes an exclusive visit to Shakespeare's birthplace before we enjoy Champagne and Strawberry scones, served in his picturesque garden.

Approximate value: £98 GBP per person

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Your full day tour of the Cotswolds begins in Burford, where the magnificent High Street, which slopes down to the River Windrush, holds every variety of Cotswolds stone. Time to visit the small tea houses before heading south to picturesque Bibury, described as the prettiest village in Britain by William Morris, where you enjoy a fabulous two course lunch at the Swan Hotel. The afternoon is spent exploring Burton-on-the-Water in the north of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful villages in the region.

Approximate value: £85 GBP per person

Shownight - Beautiful (Monday-Friday)

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 - Kinky Boots (Monday-Friday)

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

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Fast track entrance to the site is included in the price - your guide will walk you right to the front of the line! And we're in no hurry - there will be plenty of time to explore the site, take photos and buy souvenirs before rejoining the coach and heading off to Bath where we will arrive in time for lunch (not included). With fabulous restaurants, tea houses, sandwich and coffee shops, not to mention all the classic British pubs, you will be spoilt for choice of places to eat. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago. Built on Britain's only natural hot water spring lies the magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple. At the heart of the World Heritage Site you can walk around the steaming pool on the Roman stone paving and admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture. See also Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge overlooking the river Avon cascading over the weir. And you can shop, explore and take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the live classical music.

Approximate value: £78 GBP per person

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

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

Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds

Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds

First visit mighty, medieval Warwick Castle, with a history dating back over 1,000 years. Take a relaxing stroll through the castle's beautiful gardens. Then onto Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town set in the heart of rural England and the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The tour includes a visit inside Shakespeare's birthplace before stopping in the picturesque Cotswolds for lunch (not included). Following lunch travel to Oxford "the city of dreaming spires" which boasts one of the greatest and oldest universities in the world. Enjoy a unique tour through the heart of Christ Church College before viewing the spectacular dining hall, chosen as a key location in the Harry Potter films.

Approximate value: £92 GBP per person

Paris

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido

Enjoy dinner and cabaret show at the Lido, the mythical establishment on the Champs- Elysee that has been the incarnation of Parisian nights since 1946. Get on board this enchanted voyage in the heart of the Ville Lumiere in a brilliant show with sumptuous costumes and marveling visual effects. Savor your succulent 3 course menu, a unique blend of tradition and innovation prepared by expert French chefs, accompanied by half a bottle of wine and water. Sip a glass of champagne as you revel in the music and sparkling performances by the world-famous dancers. The true Paris experience at its dazzling best!

Approximate value: €149 EUR per person

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

A perfect introduction to Paris! After a full-course dinner with choices of typical French dishes, drinks included, your tour director will show you the "City of Light."

Approximate value: €68 EUR per person

Excursion to The Louvre Museum

Excursion to The Louvre Museum

Your guide will bring to life the most celebrated treasures of the impressive Louvre Museum, including da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Built originally as a royal fortress in the Middle Ages, the Central Arts Museum was opened to the public in 1793. The Louvre holds 35,000 works of art divided into eight categories: paintings, prints & drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, and Islamic art. NOTE: This excursion is not available to groups on Tuesdays, public holidays, and Sundays.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

Excursion to the Palace of 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, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

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