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London & Paris Escape: Ultimate Plus

8 days, 2 cities12
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The Eiffel Tower with a vibrant sunset in the background and a body of water in the foreground with a boat passing in front
The Eiffel Tower with a vibrant sunset in the background and a body of water in the foreground with a boat passing in front
A woman smiling while standing inside a red telephone booth in London
A view of the ornately detailed Tower Bridge in London over water with tall skyscrapers in the background
A large glass pyramid lit up at night with a large and ornately detailed building in the background
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Why go?

Come alive in two of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Experience the history, pubs, and pub history of London, then discover the diverse architecture and enchanting beauty of Paris.

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Picture yourself

  • Looking out at Big Ben from high atop the London Eye

  • Picnicking by the Eiffel Tower, sipping champagne

  • Riding a red double decker bus in London

  • Shopping along Champs-Élysées

  • Walking Abbey Road, harnessing your inner Beatle

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers

  • 6 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 2 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support

  • 2 insider tours with local guides

  • Seine River cruise in Paris

Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Board your overnight flight bound for London. Your adventure begins tomorrow, so sit back, shut your eyes, and do as the English do and try and catch some “zeds.”

  • Day 2: Arrive in London + Welcome Dinner

    Welcome to London. Home of the Queen, tea, a wonderfully different form of the English language, and the largest city in Western Europe. Brimming with history and unique architecture, you’ll soon understand why it’s one of the most visited cities in the world.

    In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

    Today's highlights:

    • Land at the airport and meet a waiting EF representative.
    • Transfer to your hotel to check in and check out your room.
    • Get familiar with the area around your hotel with an introductory walk with your Tour Director including the River Thames, Trafalgar & Leicester Squares, and Covent Garden.
  • Day 3: Sightseeing Tour of London + Optional London Eye & River Cruise

    Go big and go British today as a local guide takes you all around town for the inside scoop on London’s iconic palaces, churches, castles, and yes, even a big old clock.

    Today's highlights:

    • Dive into thousands of years of London’s secrets with a local guide.
    • Immerse yourself in London’s rich history at gorgeous landmarks from the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
    • Experience a royal ritual during the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.
    • Wave hello to Big Ben, the bell inside the famous clock tower. Though it’s under construction until 2021, rest assured that Ben says hello from behind the scaffolding.

    Free time suggestions

    Abbey Road: Want to walk in the literal footsteps of greatness? Head over to this famous thoroughfare and make your way to its southeastern end. There you’ll find the studio where the Beatles recorded their final studio album and the crosswalk they made famous with its cover.
    Harrods: You don’t have to buy a ticket to get into the world’s most famous department store, but once you’re inside, all bets are off. At over a million square feet with 330 departments, its motto of “all things for all people, everywhere” makes complete sense.

    London Eye & River Cruise (extra cost)

    See London properly: from air and sea. Fly high on the London Eye: Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, providing panoramic views of all the iconic landmarks. Then, sail down the River Thames with tea & crumpets included.

    This excursion is pre-book only; if your trip is less than fourteen days away, please call 800-766-2645 to purchase.

  • Day 4: Free Day in London

    Use this free day to check out and check off anything you may have missed in one of the world’s greatest cities. Dive in and act like you belong with some local slang, try some famous fare (looking at you fish and chips), and explore until you’re too knackered (tired) to continue.

    Free time suggestions

    The British Museum: Discover over 2 million years of human history at this free museum. With over 8 million objects and counting, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in existence—so don’t expect to see it all.
    Westminster Abbey: This historic, royal church is the traditional place of coronation and burial for British monarchs. The mainly Gothic façade leads to a gorgeous array of paintings, stained glass, and artifacts. Get yourself a ticket and you’ll be treated to more than just a house of worship.

  • Day 5: Travel to Paris + Sightseeing Tour

    Bonjour, France! Today you’ll take an underwater train ride to the City of Light, also known as the capital and most populous city in France. Get ready to feast on croissants, baguettes, and any other deliciousness you can get your hands on while enjoying every moment as a temporary Parisian.

    Today's highlights:

    • Follow your Tour Director on a walking tour of the city and its sights including the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral.
    • Float down the River Seine during a scenic boat ride that makes its way through the true heart of the city.
    • Watch the world-famous lights of the Eiffel Tower sparkle (every hour, on the hour after sunset).
  • Day 6: Tour Paris + Optional Versailles Excursion

    Take the best bus ride of your life on this guided bus tour around Paris. See famous sights like the Arc de Triomphe, explore on foot during a couple of planned stops, and hope that there’s enough time to stop by Le Marais—the trendiest shopping area in the city.

    Today's highlights:

    • Saunter along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Known for its theatres and cafes—you may also recognize it as the finish line of the Tour de France.
    • Get the inside scoop on Parisian culture from fashion to snails for dinner, learn about it all.
    • Find inspiration from the local fashionistas, royals, revolutionaries, and intellectuals that shaped the City of Light.

    Free time suggestions

    Moulin Rouge: The original version of this famed cabaret burned down in 1915, but the birthplace of the modern can-can dance lives on. Just look for the large red windmill on the roof, buy yourself a ticket, and then send your friends the pics to prove it.
    Montmartre: Once an artists’ village and the stomping grounds of Picasso and Dalí, this charming hilltop district is now home to numerous nightclubs and the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Walk its steep, winding streets for sweeping views of the city below.

    Versailles (extra cost)

    Walk through the landscaped gardens, and tour the living quarters of the famous over-the-top palace of Louis XIV. This is where French royalty reveled in their extravagant lifestyle in the decades before the Revolution.

    This excursion is pre-book only; if your trip is less than 30 days away, please call 800-766-2645 to purchase.

  • Day 7: Free Day in Paris + Farewell Dinner

    Oui! A free day to wander the city of love. Get inspired, get lost, and get your fill of new foods like coq au vin (chicken braised with wine). At over 40 square miles there’s always something new to discover, so keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready.

    Free time suggestions

    Catacombs of Paris: Dare to step through the “Gate of Hell” on your way below the city streets and you’ll be greeted by walls of stacked skulls and bones of past Parisians. Once only considered a novelty, this absolutely eerie attraction is now designated as an official museum.
    The Louvre: Once the home of French kings and now the largest art museum in the world, this astounding collection of art from around the world is not to be missed. From the Palace to the glass Pyramid to the Mona Lisa itself, you’ll be surrounded by history and beauty at every turn.

    Farewell Dinner
    Share some last laughs and revisit the best moments of the trip at this included farewell dinner with the group.

  • Day 8: Fly Home

    Au revoir, les amis!
    Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, make sure to take one more group photo and grab that final drink. But this isn’t goodbye because you can always get the gang back together for another trip soon. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, we have a couple ways to keep your vacation going.

    EXTEND YOUR TRIP 2 WAYS

    1. Double the fun
    A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

Traveling with us helps the EF community plant trees, at no extra cost to you.

Reviews


Overall rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 12 authentic traveler reviews
  • Best Decision I Ever Made!

      Abigail, traveled Jun.. 2022

    The most amazing experience!! This was my first time traveling with EF and definitely will not be my last! They were so helpful in providing information I didn't even know to think about when traveling internationally. My TD Sophie was incredible and all of the local guides were so knowledgeable. 8 days of beauty, history, and new friends--100% worth it for ... See more

  • Best Vacation Ever!

      Anonymous, traveled May. 2022

    I took the trip on a total whim and it felt so meant to be because it was right around my birthday - plus it’s always been a dream of mine to go to Paris! So I did the trip as a birthday gift to me. Ironically; two other girls on my tour also had a birthday and our Tour Director, Elena made sure to make it special. She was amazing! During the trip, she made ... See more

  • Awesome tour guide

      Brandy, traveled May. 2022

    Loved my tour guide!!!!

  • London Paris! Georgios!

      Jonathan, traveled Mar.. 2022

    First time in London and Paris. Felt super safe and informed w/ Georgios as the tour director! Hope to have him on another trip.

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