LONDON & PARIS HIGHLIGHTS
May 29-June 5, 2021 (8 days)
$4,770* per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Nancy Horn
*All pricing is approximate and subject to change per supplier changes
Price is per person based on double occupancy, includes transportation from Baton Rouge, deluxe motor coach, first class hotels, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, two dinners, full sightseeing and entrance fees, baggage handling at hotels, taxes and tips for driver, escort and guides (tips for personal services not included). Single supplement –$999*
Day 1 – Fly from Baton Rouge (or other home airports) on an overnight flight to London.
Day 2 - London – Morning arrival in London and begin our sightseeing with a visit to Windsor Castle, England’s largest castle and also the largest inhabited stronghold in the world – a favorite royal residence for a thousand years. Mid-afternoon arrival to our hotel. Leisure time to explore on your own this evening or to rest.
Day 3 - London – Today’s full day of guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks. Highlights include a guided visit to Westminster Abbey, one of the most famous and spectacular Gothic churches in the world with over a thousand years of history. This is where Britain’s monarchs and many honorable national figures like David Livingston, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin are buried. We will also see other famous landmarks including the House of Parliament, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the Changing of the Guard (schedule pending). This afternoon, we enjoy an excursion to the Tower of London with its impressive Crown Jewels, and tonight, a narrated cruise on the Thames River to admire some of the capital’s most beautiful illuminated sights.
Day 4 - London - Today, we enjoy a day of independent activities including shopping and exploring on your own. You may wish to visit the famous observation wheel, the London Eye, the largest of its kind in the world and get a 360-degree view of London, stop by the Globe, a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan playhouse, or stroll across the Millenium Bridge.
Day 5 - Paris – This morning, board the high-speed Eurostar Train for Paris, going under the English Channel and arriving mid-day. This afternoon, we visit the Palace of Versailles, the most famous palace in Europe, built by Louis XIV.
Day 6 - Paris – Guided sightseeing today includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, famous Champs-Elysees and a leisurely Seine River cruise with views of the Eiffel Tower. Continue on to Montmartre, Paris’ renowned art district. Ride the Petit Train de Montmartre, a train-style trolly, through narrow lanes and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Paris from the Sacre-Coeur Basilica. At Place du Tertre, where artists display their art, enjoy an included lunch with Soupe a l’Oignon (onion soup) and traditional crepes. An optional cabaret show is available.
Day 7 - Paris – A full and free day to immerse yourself in this fascinating city. Perhaps an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum. Food tours and other day tours can be arranged upon request. Farewell dinner this evening.
Day 8 - Home - Today we fly home, arriving the same day, with wonderful memories of our time in London and Paris.