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The Best of Southern England with Paris (GVE)

10 Day Tour from London to Paris

2018 Tour Details

This Southern England escorted tour highlights some of the historic monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour begins with guided sightseeing of London’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. You will also visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta.

Throughout your guided tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Enjoy authentic experiences and special adventures, such as visiting the beautiful Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales for tea and Bara Brith at The Anchor pub. You’ll see the ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey nearby.

At the end of your Southern England escorted 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 of your Paris vacation package services, 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 guided tour—with an extension to Paris—is a vacation package of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
OXFORD
Walking tour
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 bara brith at The Anchor pub
BATH
Visit the Roman relics
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
SALISBURY
Visit the cathedral; 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 Louvre

Headsets throughout the tour except London.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed Eurostar train. 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, including admission charges where applicable.

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. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. 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, how about an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. Drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, and enjoy a walking tour through Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. Then, discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Stop first for photographs of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage before visiting SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, where he grew up and lived the first years of his married life. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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 BARA BRITH (speckled bread) 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. Later, consider an optional excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 BATH–STONEHENGE–SALISBURY–BRIGHTON

Today, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the 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 Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

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 that 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 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 Breakfast

Day 8 PARIS

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

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 PARIS

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

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 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.

CHRISTIAN PORZIO

Escorting tours for more than 2 years

As a Shakespeare's county local, from the stories of Kings, Queens and Heroes to the traditions, the culture and the food of everyday, I will be escorting you on an unforgettable journey across our breathtaking islands. By the end of it you will be as passionate about Britain as I am.

Tour Director - CHRISTIAN PORZIO

 Accommodations

London
Stratford - upon - Avon
Bath
Brighton
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

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

Hilton London Metropole 225 Edgware Road, London,   United Kingdom

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

Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon

Superior First-Class

Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon Bridgefoot, Stratford-Upon-Avon,   United Kingdom

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

Hilton Bath City Walcot Street, Bath,   United Kingdom

Walcot Street
Bath, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

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

Hilton Metropole Brighton Kings Road, Brighton,   United Kingdom

Kings Road
Brighton, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

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

Paris

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

First-Class

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 20, Rue Jean Rey, Paris Cedex,   France

20, Rue Jean Rey
Paris Cedex, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This elegant 405-room hotel is located close the River Seine and Eiffel Tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A light and airy restaurant serves up a range of international cuisine which during the summer months can be enjoyed in the tranquil terrace and gardens. There is also a lounge bar for snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Paris
London
Bath

Paris

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

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.

Price Range: $$$$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

Price Range: $$$$

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

This 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!

Price Range: $$$$

Seine River Cruise

Seine River Cruise

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

Price Range: $$$

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Combine Parisian legends in this unforgettable evening.

Price Range: $$$$

Claude Monet's Giverny & Museum of Impressionism

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.

Price Range: $$$

Mont St. Michel Including Lunch

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.

Price Range: $$$$

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

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. The sense of history and importance of these sites is inescapable.

Price Range: $$$$

Discovery of Champagne

Discovery of Champagne

Cheers! Enjoy a full-day excursion by minibus to the Champagne region. See the vineyards of the Champagne region as you travel along the country roads.

Price Range: $$$$

London

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

Bath

Excursion to 13th-Century Castle Combe

Excursion to 13th-Century Castle Combe

Few villages are as beautiful as Castle Combe, nestled in a wooded valley and setting for many great period films such as "Dr. Dolittle," "Stardust," and "War Horse". Enjoy the chance to explore before settling in for a traditional pub supper with two drinks of your choice.

Price Range: $$

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