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!
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.
$4,275 includes all of the following:
Round trip air to London and return from Paris
Train from London to Paris
8 nights accommodations in 4-star hotel in Central Paris and London
Breakfast each day
Thames river dinner cruise in London
Admission and personal guided tour of the Louvre with an English-speaking guide
Admission and personal guided tour of the British Museum with an English-speaking guide
Admission and personal guided tour of Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London
Seine dinner cruise in Paris
Show and dinner at the Moulin Rouge
Airport and train transfers
All transportation within the cities (Limo, subways, Limo etc.)
This price does not include any of the following:
Meals other than those listed
Shows and optional excursions and day trips
Note: Single supplement $475
The Louvre Museum
A visit to one of the greatest museums on earth will be the highlight of our time in Paris.
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.
The top of the Eiffel Tower gives us the best view of the city.
Tower Bridge lies at the heart of the city, and symbolizes all that is London.
Parliament and Big Ben
We'll have a chance to explore this area, which also includes Winchester Cathedral where many dignitaries are buried.
An optional tour will take us through the English countryside to fabled Stonehenge.