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Magic and Make Believe 2014

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Windsor Castle, EnglandPalais des Papes in Avignon, FranceArc De TriompheChamps ÉlyséesHeidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, GermanyFlorence, Italy
Windsor Castle, England
Palais des Papes in Avignon, France
Arc De Triomphe
Champs Élysées
Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, Germany
Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: Family Experiences 2014
    Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Family Experiences
  • Description: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Arc de Triomphe and fabulous bird's eye views from the London Eye and Eiffel Tower – London, Windsor and Paris are favourites for families. It's insider moments like… being lucky enough to see the colourful spectacle of the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, and being first to hear Big Ben toll as you all stride towards the Houses of Parliament. Walking through the corridors of history at Windsor Castle, you see why this is one of the Queen's favourite residences. And after speeding under the English Channel, you've time to relax to relax in Paris. Your next day begins at the top of the Eiffel Tower with our Local Expert, who shows you the city's famous sights.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to London, one of the world's greatest cities! Check in to your hotel then start exploring – perhaps see the Royal Horse Guards on Whitehall or visit Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross station where Harry Potter left for Hogwarts! Meet later with your Trafalgar Local Host and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at a popular London restaurant.

    Meal(s): (Kick-Off Party)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Bloomsbury

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    See London's spectacular landmarks during your sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace – where you stop to watch the Changing of the Guard (subject to event taking place). Explore on your own this afternoon. Perhaps visit the National History Museum or the Tower of London. Get a 'Harry Potter's eye view' of the city with your included 'London Eye' observation wheel ticket!

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 3


    Visit the historic town of Royal Windsor, which includes a guided tour of Windsor Castle – one of the Queen's favourite castles where she regularly spends her weekends.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Spend a free day discovering the delights of London. Top attractions include Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeon and the British Museum. Shop in the West End and famous stores such as Hamley's toy shop, Selfridges and Harrods in Knightsbridge. This evening, don't miss the chance to see a major West End theatre show!

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 5


    Transfer to London St. Pancras International and board the Eurostar for a short journey (2 hours, 15 minutes) to Paris. After check-in at your hotel, take a wander through famous streets or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world drift by!

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Opera Grand Boulevard

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Expert starts with a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower for amazing views across the city. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and other famous landmarks. In your free time, consider taking the funicular railway to the top of Montmartre, or glide along the River Seine in a glass-topped boat and see Paris from a different perspective.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7


    Today you are free to explore Paris. Perhaps visit the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, take a wander through the Tuileries or spend the day at the magnificent Palace of Versailles. The options are endless!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    Say 'au revoir' to Paris at the end of an exciting adventure in two of the world's most fantastic cities! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tours in London and Paris.
  • Visit the London Eye for an included ride, the royal town of Windsor and its Castle, ascend to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower.
  • See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace in London and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.


  • 7 breakfasts (4 full breakfasts and 3 hot buffets).
  • 1 Kick-off Party dinner.

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Eurostar high-speed train journey from London to Paris.
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host while staying in London and Paris.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
  • These prices are LAND-ONLY and are correct at the time of the website going live, however prices are subject to confirmation at the time
    of booking.
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  • Hotels are subject to change.
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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