Majestic London & Paris

From $1399 (was $1649)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

8 Days

Passport Required

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Introduction

The perfect marriage of historic and modern, London and Paris are two stunning capital cities embedded with history. This 8-day tour filled with exciting landmarks, charming villages, and magnificent castles will take you through the heart of these two wonderful cities!

Trip includes

  • Hotel Accommodations: Includes 6 nights of hotel accommodations based on twin/double occupancy in moderate hotels.

  • Sightseeing: and special events as listed in the tour itinerary.

  • Meals: Daily breakfast, 2 dinners, and 1 afternoon high tea provided on tour.

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

  • Service: Your tour is accompanied throughout by a professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Visas

For US citizens, no visa is required to visit England or France. A passport with at least 6 months’ validity after the end of the tour is required. Guests who are not US citizens should consult their own departments of state to ensure they have the necessary travel documents to visit England and France.

Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the most famous landmarks of London and Paris on included city tours
  • Enjoy a refined afternoon high tea at the dazzling Palace Hotel, across from Buckingham Palace
  • Spend a day in Windsor and tour the stunning castle with free time to explore
  • Take an exciting high speed rail ride from London to Paris beneath the English Channel on the Eurostar
  • Tour the iconic Château de Fontainebleau and the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Majestic London & Paris

Tours Starts: London, England

Tours Ends: Paris, France

Day 1

Depart for London

Your journey begins on an overnight transatlantic flight from the United States to the United Kingdom. If the sun is out and the weather is clear, you’ll have spectacular views of the River Thames as your plane descends into London!

Day 2

Arrive in London

If you purchased airline tickets through YMT Vacations, a friendly representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. Settle into your centrally-located hotel, which is within walking distance to several great restaurants and cafes. The afternoon and evening are yours to relax so why not take a stroll through the bustling streets of your home for the next several days? This evening, enjoy a delicious included three-course Welcome Feast at the hotel. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers, companions for the trip and possibly friends for life! (B, D)

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Day 3

London Sightseeing

Savor a delicious breakfast before stepping out into London for a city tour of one of history’s most influential capitals. See the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Piccadilly Square; and take a tour of the world-famous coronation site of Westminster Abbey. Stop for photos at Buckingham Palace, and then cross the street for a private high tea at the historic Palace Hotel overlooking the Royal Mews. The refined afternoon snacks will include delicate sandwiches, pastries, and cakes, as well as coffee, and perfectly prepared cups of fine English tea. (B, high tea)

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Day 4

Windsor Castle

Today you're in for a treat—Spend the day at Windsor Castle, the stunning British residence that has housed English queens and kings since the time of Henry I. Home to Britain’s reigning monarch for over 1,000 years, Windsor is the largest and longest-occupied palace in Europe. With grounds and a castle covering 13 stunning acres, its Georgian, Victorian, and Gothic architectural features makes it one of the most beautiful palaces in all of Europe. Enjoy a self- guided tour, followed by free time for lunch and shopping on your own in the historic neighboring town—also called Windsor—the quintessential British market village. (B)

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Day 5

Eurostar Train to Paris

Today, board the famous Eurostar train and head to Paris! This high-speed railway will transport you on a journey across empires that takes approximately 2 ½ hours. En route, travel through one of history’s most expensive and ambitious construction projects, the Channel Tunnel. The Chunnel, as it's called, took 6 years and $21 billion to complete—and it takes riders an average of 150 feet beneath the choppy waters of the English Channel from London to Paris. After your arrival in Paris, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments at an included welcome reception at your hotel. Your first night in Paris is then yours to experience at your leisure. (B, light hors d'oeuvres)

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Day 6

Paris City Tour

Start your day with a tour of Paris, the world- famous City of Light! Take in the sights as your motor coach ventures past Bercy, home to France’s Finance Ministry and Bercy Village, an entertainment district with shops and restaurants in former wine warehouses; the F. Mitterrand National Library; the Bastille, an impressive fortress; and the Marais, an exciting fashion district filled with boutiques, galleries, and bars. You'll also see the Latin Quarter, the chic St. Germain area, the iconic Louvre Pyramid, the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, and the Place de la Concorde. Even more Paris highlights you'll discover during your drive include the Champs- Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides, the Trocadéro, and of course, the famous Eiffel Tower. The evening is yours to relax and enjoy the city, or a nice night in, at your own pace. (B)

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Day 7

Château de Fontainebleau, Barbizon, and Château Vaux-le-Vicomte

Your last full day in Paris starts with a visit to the Château de Fontainebleau, one of France’s largest royal châteaux. The medieval palace served as a residence for many of France’s most influential monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III, and it is now a national museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a video-guided tour of the magnificent palace and free time for lunch on the beautiful grounds. Next, transfer to Barbizon, a charming village nestled on the edge of Fontainebleau forest. Here you'll take a welcome tour and have leisure time to explore this village betwen two castles. Barbizon owes its fame to the several pre-Impressionist 19th century landscape painters that made the town home and captured the tranquility of this peaceful village, and the beauty of the surrounding nature. Perhaps you may decide to visit the Auberge Ganne during your free time here. A village landmark, the inn is where the artists used to meet, and is now home to the Musée Départemental de l'École de Barbizon, which charts the Barbizon artists' lives and works. The day continues to the Château de Vaux- le-Vicomte. Built between 1658 and 1661, this baroque French château was an influential work of architecture in mid-17th-century Europe. The collaboration between the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun marked the beginning of the "Louis XIV style" combining architecture, interior design, and landscape design. The garden's pronounced visual axis is an impressive example of this style! Explore the château on your own during the visit, before returning to Paris for an included Farewell Feast. Raise a glass to your new friends and unforgettable memories over a delicious three- course meal. (B, D)

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Day 8

Depart for Home

Today you depart for home, leaving with a suitcase full of memories from your exquisite London and Paris tour! (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.


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