London & Paris Getaway
- Duration6 Nights
- StylePrivate Tour
- When to GoApr - Oct
- Price GuideFrom $2,724 Per Person
Start in London with a full-day Black Cab Taxi tour of all the top sights, discovering landmarks that you’ve probably seen many times on the big and small screen, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Kensington Palace, and much more. With your own private guide who has unique local “cabbie” experience, it’s sure to be unforgettable. You’ll tour Windsor Castle, the world’s largest inhabited castle, before transferring to Paris for the second half of this magical adventure.
Start with a half-day sightseeing tour featuring all the landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to Sacre-Coeur is included and we’ve also provided a free day so that you can explore the French capital at your leisure. Throughout your seamless journey, you’ll enjoy private transfers, 24/7 support from our dedicated staff, and 4- or 5-star hand-picked accommodation with daily breakfasts included.
At a Glance
- Arrival into London & transfer to hotel
- Best of London Black Cab Tour
- Half Day Tour of Windsor Castle
- Transfer from hotel to St Pancras Station
- Eurostar to Paris
- Private walking tour of Paris
- Optional Half Day Palace of Versailles Tour
- Transfer to Paris Airport
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- 6 nights in 4 or 5-star accommodation
- Daily breakfast at all hotels
- Private arrival and departure airport transfers
- All mentioned airport transfers and road transport on a private basis in Air Conditioned minivans
- All mentioned tours and sightseeing on a private basis with private driver and English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees for any mentioned sightseeing, permits, local taxes, etc
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
- Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests
What's not Included
- International flights from your country of origin
- Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff
- Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
- Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
- Visas for the United Kingdom and France. Your consultant will advise of any required visas and how to obtain them.
- Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip.
Day by Day Itinerary
- DAY 1
Your classic London and Paris adventure begins with your arrival into London’s airport where you’ll be met with a warm welcome from our driver who will provide private transfer to your elegant hotel near Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. After check-in, take time to refresh and get settled in, enjoying the rest of the day at your leisure. You might stretch your legs with a walk to the grand royal residence, through Hyde Park, or simply wander the streets to do some shopping and some people-watching before enjoying a meal in one of the area’s many cozy pubs, cafes, and restaurants.
- DAY 2
London: Ultimate London Tour
Today you are going to discover the heart of London with our private guide, visiting some of the city’s iconic sights. You will get the opportunity to marvel at the exteriors of Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and St James’s Park. You will get to see the Queens guards, hear the band, and enjoy stunning views over Buckingham Palace. Next stop will be the a chance to take in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Christopher Wren’s masterpiece that took 40 years to build. You’ll stroll over Millennium Bridge (the Harry Potter/wibbly wobbly bridge) to take in Shakespeare’s Globe and the stunning views from the South Bank. You will also get a chance to sample food at one of London’s oldest and best food markets before finishing with an amazing view of London and Tower Bridge.
- DAY 3
London: Half-Day Windsor Tour
Head out on a four-hour tour with your own driver/vehicle to visit 11th-century Windsor Castle, just over 20 miles west of London. The transfer service allows you to explore the royal residence on your own which is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. This is where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed, and her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II often spent her weekends and is now buried in King George VI Memorial Chapel . Take a self-guided audio tour to explore the historic State Apartments that date to the early 19th century, still in use by the Royal Family today. After returning to your London hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
- DAY 4
Paris: Transfer from London
It’s time to begin the second half of your trip by transferring to Paris. Your private driver will meet you at your London hotel, providing transfer to the London St-Pancras Station where you’ll take the Eurostar London train to Paris. Upon arrival into the City of Lights, you’ll be welcomed by another driver for private transfer to your hotel in the Saint-Germaine neighborhood of Paris, known for its many designer boutiques like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own, with many cafes and restaurants steps away, you’re perfectly situated for enjoying a fabulous Parisian meal alongside fine French wine.
- DAY 5
Paris: Private Half-Day Walking Tour
Today you’ll discover all of the Paris highlights on a half-day private tour with your own guide. Tell your guide what interests you most and he’ll bring you there while using local insight to reveal other remarkable sights for the complete Parisian experience. Starting from your hotel, you’ll head out with a metro card which will allow you to make the most of your time in this vast city in, a more efficient, faster way to get around than traveling by car. You’ll see landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Ile de la Cité, and Notre Dame Cathedral, traveling the Avenue des Champs-Elysees to marvel at the Arc de Triomphe and more. Montmartre and the white-domed Sacre Coeur at its summit is really a must, with the basilica offering a spectacular view over the city. It’s the perfect place to finish your tour before taking the rest of the day to enjoy the French capital at your leisure. Before you take off on your own, your guide can provide local restaurant recommendations for lunch
- DAY 6
Paris at leisure
Now that you’ve gotten your bearings, today is the perfect day to enjoy Paris on your own. After several days of touring, you might be ready for more relaxed exploring. The city’s famous food markets are ideal, from the historic Marche des Enfants Rouges in Le Marais to the pedestrianized Rue Montorgueil with fragrant cheese shops, aromatic bakeries, rotisseries, and flower vendors. Alternatively, you can choose to take our private half-day tour of the world-renowned Louvre Art Museum with its incredible masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the massive 20′ x 33′ Coronation of Napoleon completed in 1807 by Jaques-Louis David, Napoleon’s official painter depicting his coronation at Notre-Dame de Paris.
- DAY 7
After checking out of your hotel this morning, your Paris adventure comes to an end. Your private driver will meet your there and provide transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport where you’ll begin your journey home. Or, if you’ve combined this trip with another, to head out on further travels. Should you decide you’d like to spend more time in the City of Lights and haven’t made plans, our travel experts will be happy to create a bespoke addition to your itinerary.
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