London to Paris by Train
Aug 26 - Sept 4, 2022

This is a small-group trip limited to 10 travelers (6 spots left so hurry!) While we will have a local guide each day, we will not be part of a large tour group. We'll be on our own to explore, or respond to suggested itineraries as we go along. We'll see all of the major sites in each city, and will enjoy a train ride through the Chunnel under the North Sea!

Itinerary:

Friday, August 26: Fly to Paris, overnight flight

Saturday: Arrive in London AM, settle into our hotel, explore the city on your own. Dinner as a group.

Sunday​: Visit the British Museum and Buckingham Palace. In the evening, let's enjoy a play in the West End district.

Monday: Visit the Tower of London, Parliament Building, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, 10 Downing St., and Westminster Cathedral. (No worries. All but the first are a block from each other!)

Tuesday: This will be our last day in London, and the group will decide what we do. Options include:

  • Day trip to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath

  • Harry Potter tour

  • Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's childhood home and a visit to the Shakespeare Theater

  • More London museums

Wednesday: Take the high speed train through the Chunnel from London to Paris. Settle into our hotel and explore the city on your own. In the evening we'll relax at a sidewalk cafe near the hotel before enjoying a private dinner at the home of a local.

Thursday: Guided tour of the Louvre museum. In the afternoon, tour Isle de la Cite and view the sites, including Notre Dame and Sainte-Chappell. In the evening, dinner cruise on the Seine and see the City of Lights at night.

Friday: Climb the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a light lunch there. In the afternoon visit Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur Cathedral. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a show at the legendary Moulin Rouge.

Saturday: This is our last day in Paris, and the group will decide what we do. Options include:

  • Trip to the Palais of Versailles

  • Day trip to French wine country

  • Musee d'Orsay and other museums

  • Catacombs and Paris underground

  • Day trip to the Beaches of Normandy

Sunday, September 4: Take a morning flight back home, arriving the same day.

Costs:

$4,275 includes all of the following:

  1. Round trip air to London and return from Paris

  2. Train from London to Paris

  3. 8 nights accommodations in 4-star hotel in Central Paris and London

  4. Breakfast each day

  5. Thames river dinner cruise in London

  6. Admission and personal guided tour of the Louvre with an English-speaking guide

  7. Admission and personal guided tour of the British Museum with an English-speaking guide

  8. Admission and personal guided tour of Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London

  9. Seine dinner cruise in Paris

  10. Show and dinner at the Moulin Rouge

  11. Airport and train transfers

  12. All transportation within the cities (Limo, subways, Limo etc.)

This price does not include any of the following:

  1. Meals other than those listed

  2. Shows and optional excursions and day trips

Note: Single supplement $475

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The Louvre Museum

A visit to one of the greatest museums on earth will be the highlight of our time in Paris.

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Notre Dame Cathedral

While we won't be able to enter the Cathedral during renovation, our excursion around the Island of the City will give us great views.

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Eiffel Tower

The top of the Eiffel Tower gives us the best view of the city.

Image by Charles Postiaux

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge lies at the heart of the city, and symbolizes all that is London.

Image by Marcin Nowak

Parliament and Big Ben

We'll have a chance to explore this area, which also includes Winchester Cathedral where many dignitaries are buried.

Image by K. Mitch Hodge

Stonehenge

An optional tour will take us through the English countryside to fabled Stonehenge.