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New Year's in Paris: Paris & London Escape

8 days, 2 cities204

From $2479 with flightsPayments as low as $85

Overview

Travel Style:

Why Go?

Celebrate New Year’s in Paris as you watch Eiffel Tower’s light show set to festive fireworks and champagne toasts. Then, you’re off to London for a few great days with Big Ben and cozy tea times amidst a magical winter.

What are the top highlights?

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in Paris
  • Meet Ben and Abbey in London, AKA Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
  • Go for high tea after catching the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night with a glass of wine in the Champ de Mars
  • Float past Paris’ most iconic landmarks on the Seine River

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
  • Multilingual Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • 6 nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner with drinks
  • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
  • Metro passes in each city
  • Entrance to select attractions

Accommodations

You’ll stay at accommodations hand-picked by our team of local experts, in rooms only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Each property is located in a safe, convenient area. You’ll receive your exact accommodations 30 days before your trip departs.

Click **here **for examples of where you'll stay.

Flights

Admit it, booking flights is the worst. Here's why you should let us do it for you:

  • Flight costs are included in your monthly payment plan, so you can pay over time
  • Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
  • Flights are booked with major airlines
  • 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
  • One checked bag included on most flights
  • Option to make changes to your trip up to 99 days before departure

Booking with a friend? Let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure you’re on the same flight. Still want to book your own flights? That’s cool, simply select ‘No flights included’ instead of your departure city in the ‘Flights from’ dropdown.

Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Board your overnight flight, bound for Europe.

  • Day 2: Arrival in Paris

    Bonjour! Welcome to Paris.
    Upon arrival, head to your accommodation and drop your bags. Your Tour Director will take you on a quick walk to orient you with the area and point out some incredible landmarks.

    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!

  • Day 3: Tour Paris + New Year's Eve Celebration

    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.
    • Find peace of mind at Luxembourg Gardens, a tasteful collection of tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, statues, and the Medici Fountain.

    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.

    New Year's Eve in Paris
    Celebrate New Year's Eve in Paris! Join forces with other Ultimate Break groups in the area, and count down to New Year's in style—with dinner, drinks, and a toast at midnight—in a private venue. Stay late, or head out on the town for more fun and fireworks.

  • 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.

    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.

    Evening Seine cruise and Eiffel Tower
    Float past Notre Dame Cathedral and under some of Paris’s famous bridges, then visit the most iconic tower in the world.

  • 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. 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.

  • Day 6: Free Day in London + Optional London Eye & River Cruise

    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 & 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 14 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.

    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.

    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

    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 204 authentic traveler reviews
  • A Life Changing Experience!

      Anonymous, traveled Mar 2019

    I had such an amazing trip with EF to London and Paris. Both cities were a dream to be in. Our tour director Paola was the absolute best! She was very knowledgeable and cared about us as individuals. The itinerary was great there was a nice balance between free time and excursions. Each day there was so much to do. We did a whole lot in the short time we ... See more

  • Bonjour, London!

      Cindy, traveled Jan 2020

    This was my very 1st trip with EF. I went alone. But ended up making so many friends. I was surprised by how many of us went solo. We were alone, together. I have to say that it was the most amazing and life changing experience I've had so far. I really did not know what to expect but everything was taken care of for me. All I had to do was pay my trip. It w... See more

  • Awesome Trip

      Anonymous, traveled Jan 2020

    Great time, great people, great tour, best trip of my life!

  • 20/20 vision

      Andrea, traveled Dec 2019

    This trip was amazing! Don’t overthink it and just do it! I spent New Years in Paris (dream come true). I love how EF includes a lot in the trip. You def get value for your money. Our tour guide Fabrice was top notch & so sweet! He’s going to be extremely difficult to top, always going above & beyond for the group making sure everyone is safe & taken care of... See more

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Date: December 29, 2021
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