The Best of Southern England with Paris (GVE)

10 Day Tour from London to Paris

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This Southern England tour highlights some of the historical monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour starts in London with guided sightseeing of the city's must-see attractions, including Big Ben and a visit inside St. Paul's Cathedral, the historic church built in the 16th century. History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visits to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and a town that brings to life what life was like in 16th-century England; mysterious Stonehenge; the fascinating Roman ruins in Bath, once used over 2,000 years ago for bathing and socializing; and Hever Castle, the 13th-century, double-moated castle and childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Enjoy a walking tour of Hampton Court Palace's gardens, with their sparkling fountains and ornamental flower displays. Visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta.

Throughout this tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Plus, to give you authentic experiences, Globus has included special adventures, such as tea and scones at The Anchor pub near the ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey in the beautiful Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales.

At the end of your Southern England tour, you’ll travel to Paris via the Eurostar train for three nights. Visit the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, where you’ll see its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Paris on your own. All services in Paris, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

From the vibrant cities of London and Paris to the relaxing, seaside town of Brighton, this Southern England tour—with an extension to Paris—is a vacation of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
HAMPTON COURT
A special walking tour through the palace’s ornamental gardens
OXFORD
Visit the university city
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace; welcome dinner
BROADWAY
Visit the picturesque Cotswolds village
TINTERN ABBEY
Take pictures of the abbey ruins; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy tea and scones at The Anchor pub
BATH
Visit the Roman relics
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
SALISBURY
Visit the cathedral city; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy lunch in the Refectory restaurant
BRIGHTON
Visit the popular seaside resort
HEVER CASTLE
Visit the double-moated, 13th-century castle
LONDON-PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar Train
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The LouvreHeadsets in Paris

Transportation:

Motorcoach; free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Stratford

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive in London, England

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

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. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels. Later, maybe an optional dinner followed by a cruise on the Thames River?

Breakfast

Day 3 London–Hampton Court–Oxford–Stratford–Upon–Avon

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. First, a special visit to admire the ORNAMENTAL GARDENS of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace. Your Tour Director will take you on a walk through the breathtaking grounds. Then, drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215, and take a stroll in Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon in good time to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 4 Stratford–Upon-Avon–Broadway–Bath

A particularly scenic day. Enjoy vistas of the Cotswold Hills as you travel to the Elizabethan village of Broadway. On to Wales for a drive through the beautiful Wye Valley to the romantic ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey. Stop here for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TEA and SCONES at The Anchor pub. Cross the 3,240-foot Severn Road Bridge, and in elegant Georgian Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, with time to explore further on your own. This evening, consider an optional excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe.

Breakfast

Day 5 Bath–Stonehenge–Salisbury–Brighton

Today, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE; first, explore the stunning visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In Salisbury, visit the splendid CATHEDRAL, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta, and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a light LUNCH in the Refectory restaurant. Your overnight is in the Regency seaside resort of Brighton.

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 6 Brighton–Hever Castle–London

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before visiting spectacular HEVER CASTLE, childhood home of Anne Boleyn; a romantic double-moated, 13th-century castle set in four acres of magnificent formal gardens for all seasons, which include Italian, rose, and Tudor gardens as well as a yew maze. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the end of your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows?

Breakfast

Day 7 London–Paris, France

Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.

Breakfast

Day 8 Paris

Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including the gothic NOTRE DAME Cathedral and THE LOUVRE.

Breakfast

Day 9 Paris

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast

Day 10 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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.

TRICIA WILLIAMSON

Years of Experience: 36

What I love most is the magnificent scenery of the British Isles, the pleasure of being able to show travelers evidence of our long and varied history, and the opportunity to meet so many interesting people; both the travelers themselves and the people we encounter at the many stops along the way!

 Accommodations

London
Stratford - upon - Avon
Bath
Brighton
Paris

London

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

225 Edgware Road
London, United Kingdom

This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes' stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London's major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

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

Stratford - upon - Avon

Holiday Inn Stratford

Superior First-Class

Bridgefoot
Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens alongside the banks of the River Avon, the hotel is ideal for both business or leisure guest.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone

Bath

Hilton Bath City

First-Class

Walcot Street
Bath, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Settle in to a warm, inviting guest room at the Hilton Bath City hotel. Spoil yourself with the stunning views of the Pulteney Bridge and rolling hills.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service

Brighton

Hilton Metropole Brighton

Superior First-Class

Kings Road
Brighton, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Set on Brighton's seafront, the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel offers charming Victorian elegance alongside modern convenience. Unwind on the sea-facing terrace with drinks. This hotel offers a choice of flexible space, quality facilities, and excellent service.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite

London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Superior First-Class

200 Westminster Bridge
London, United Kingdom

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

Concorde Montparnasse

First-Class

40 Rue Com.Mouchotte
Paris 14, France

Free Wifi

The 4-star Hotel displays a truly amazing interior design with warm and inviting colors. The high glass doors make the reception area and the O'40 Restaurant spacious and bright. On the other hand, The Wenge Bar gives the intimate feel of a private club thanks to its rich elegant colors and soft lighting.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper

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