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New Year's in Paris: Paris & London Escape

8 days, 2 cities11
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From $2529 without flightsPayments as low as $170

A bridge spanning a river and a large, ornate building with a clock tower behind it at dusk
A bridge spanning a river and a large, ornate building with a clock tower behind it at dusk
A row of colorful townhouses
A row of red telephone booths topped with snow
Inside of a domed ceiling decorated with yellow string lights and white and gold balloons
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Why go?

Come alive in two of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Discover the diverse architecture and enchanting beauty of Paris, then experience the history, pubs, and pub history of London. And of course, you'll ring in the New Year in style in Paris.

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 (or book 'em yourself)

  • 6 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 2 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support

  • A New Year's Eve celebration in Paris

  • 2 insider tours with local guides

  • Seine River cruise in Paris

Map for the New Year's in Paris: Paris & London Escape tour
Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Board your overnight flight, bound for Europe.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Paris

    Welcome to Paris, also known as the City of Lights. Cue the French café music and ready your appetite—it’s going to be magnificent.

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet an EF representative and fellow travelers as they arrive at the airport.
    • Transfer to your accommodation to check in and check out your room.
    • Explore the surrounding area with your Tour Director.
    • Enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers.
  • Day 3: Tour Paris + New Year's Eve Celebration

    Today, we celebrate…hard. But first, we sightsee—explore Paris by bus and on foot with a local guide. Then, it’s time to ring in the new year with your group.

    Today's highlights:

    • Saunter along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and stand in awe of the Arc de Triomphe.
    • Find peace of mind at Luxembourg Gardens, a collection of tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, statues, and the Medici Fountain.
    • Hit up some well-known areas like Bastille, Montmarte, and Parc de Belleville.
    • Welcome another year with included drinks, food, and a DJ in a private event space.

    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.

  • Day 4: Free Day in Paris

    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. At night, float down the River Seine during a scenic boat ride that makes its way through the true heart of the city.

    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.

  • Day 5: Travel to London + Sightseeing Tour

    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.

    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.

  • Day 6: Free Day in London + Optional London Eye & Tea

    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.

    London Eye & Tea (extra cost)

    Ride Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel for panoramic views before enjoying a traditional English tea.

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

  • Day 7: Free Day in London + Farewell Dinner

    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.

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

    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 8: Fly Home

    Cheers, mates!
    Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. Grab that final drink. (Fine, maybe a couple of drinks.) But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

    –OR–

    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.

Reviews


Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5
Based on 11 authentic traveler reviews
  • So much fun!

      Anonymous, traveled Dec. 2023

    Magda was the most incredible tour guide! I had the most incredible trip!

  • Lovedddd it!!

      Candace, traveled Dec. 2022

    Loved it so much! The trip was amazing and everything I could have asked for

  • Paris and London Trip Review

      Ava, traveled Dec. 2022

    This trip was fabulous!! Everything I was expecting and more. Because activities and what not can book up fast, I would recommend a traveler book everything they want to do and then communicate with their travel/trip guide on what activities will be covered and/or included in their trip. There were several things I wanted to do but wasn't sure if it was incl... See more

  • Ring in the New Year!

      Anonymous, traveled Dec. 2018

    This was not my first EF trip, and it won't be my last! New Year's in Paris was probably one of the best experiences. There is really no better way to start the year!

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