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Delights of London and Paris

9 Days 2 Countries 7 Cities

Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and Stonehenge are some of the highlights on this Discoveries trip.

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About this trip

Two iconic European cities - one captivating cultural experience reflecting centuries of innovation, imagination and initiative. London and Paris vie for your attention as you savour such highlights as Big Ben, the Champs Élysées and a bit of French 'joie de vivre'. Marvel at the majestic Palace of Versailles, visit Stonehenge and see Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: DELP

8 Nights

accommodation

11 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Delights of London and Paris

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Day 1

Arrive London (5 Nights)

Day 2

London Sightseeing and Excursion to Windsor

Day 3

Excursion to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 4

London

Day 5

Excursion to Bath and Stonehenge

Paris, France

Day 6

London – Paris (3 Nights)

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Day 7

Paris Sightseeing and Versailles Excursion

Paris, France

Day 8

Paris

Paris, France

Day 9

Depart Paris

Day 1

Arrive London (5 Nights)

After checking in at your hotel, why not start to explore this magical city? Whether you stroll through one of the Royal Parks, shop in the vibrant West End or visit one of the world-famous historical attractions, London has plenty to keep you entertained. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Cumberland

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

London Sightseeing and Excursion to Windsor

See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your half-day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. This afternoon visit the town of Windsor with its vast Royal Castle. Explore the town, visit inside the castle or walk alongside the Thames.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Windsor Castle Revealed

Take a private guided tour of Windsor Castle, with entrance to the State Apartments included. Inside the apartments you’ll also have the use of an individual audio guide. On Sundays, St George's Chapel is closed to the public.

Adult Price: £26.00

Day 2

Day 3

Excursion to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon

Today enjoy a full-day excursion from London to two iconic destinations - Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. Oxford is famed for its university - the oldest in England and the oldest in the English-speaking world. Enjoy free time to explore after an orientation provided by your Travel Director. You will also visit one of the colleges (subject to opening). Later travel to Stratford and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre. Stop to see Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage before returning to London. This evening consider joining your Travel Director for dinner at a lively restaurant or perhaps take in a West End show.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

London

A completely free day for you to explore the city - the options are endless and your Travel Director will be available to suggest a number of activities or help with organising any Optional Experience. Visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, have lunch in Covent Garden or explore Camden Markets. Shop in Bond Street and Knightsbridge, enjoy a top stage production or take a further trip outside of the city.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Wonders of the Thames

Experience the heart of London through its main artery, the Thames. First, you’ll tour the incredible Tower of London. Built in 1066, this iconic castle is world-famous not only for housing the Crown Jewels, but also for its famous prisoners. Then, hop on an open-air boat for a cruise through the City to the London Eye. Seeing London from one of the tallest Ferris Wheels in the world provides a unique and breath-taking view of England's capital.

Adult Price: £61.00

Wicked and Dinner

Wicked tells the musical tale of two unlikely friends in the land of Oz (pre-Dorothy) and their remarkable journey to becoming the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Adult Price: £71.00

Mamma Mia and Dinner

Mamma Mia uses ABBA’s greatest hits to tell the musical story of a young woman on a quest to find her real father before she gets married on a Greek island.

Adult Price: £76.00

Les Miserables and Dinner

The timeless story of Jean Valjean, set in 19th century France and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread.

Adult Price: £77.00

Day 4

Day 5

Excursion to Bath and Stonehenge

This morning leave London and travel to Bath. Visit the Roman baths from which the city derives its name and enjoy an orientation of this World Heritage Site with its beautiful Georgian architecture. After free time for lunch travel through scenic countryside and stop at Stonehenge to visit the historic stone monoliths where pagans once worshipped. Later return to London.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

London – Paris (3 Nights)

This morning travel through the Kent countryside before boarding your ferry in Dover. See the impressive White Cliffs of Dover on your channel ferry crossing to France. Pass the battlefields of Northern France before arriving in magical Paris. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal in the City of Light.

Hotel

Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

Adult Price: €36.00

Day 6

Day 7

Paris Sightseeing and Versailles Excursion

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Paris this morning. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and see the city in all its glory. This afternoon enjoy an included visit to the Palace of Versailles. Tonight you might like to round off your day by attending a performance at a spectacular Parisian cabaret.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Adult Price: €162.00

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.

Adult Price: €139.00

Day 7

Day 8

Paris

Today you are free to do as you please. There is time to sample delicious French breads or cakes in a pâtisserie, shop in the chic French boutiques or enjoy a visit to one of the many museums this city has to offer. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in the city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Le Grand Louvre

The biggest and best-known museum in the world, The Louvre was once palace to the kings of France. You’ll follow your Local Specialist through the sumptuous maze of galleries to view masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and Winged Victory, one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.

Adult Price: €50.00

Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

Adult Price: €32.00

Day 8

Day 9

Depart Paris

After breakfast bid your newfound friends 'au revoir' as your memorable trip comes to an end. Transfers to Charles De Gaulle airport are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights
    Walk in the footsteps of one of the world's greatest writers and visit the house where he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre gives visitors an opportunity to learn about his family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and see a rare collection of artefacts from his extraordinary life

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in London, Paris and Versailles

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in London and Paris

    • Orientation of Windsor, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath

    • See Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the White Cliffs of Dover

    • View Anne Hathaway's cottage, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe

    • Visit one of the famous Oxford Colleges, the Roman Baths in Bath, Stonehenge, Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Palace of Versailles


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

    • Ferry from Dover to Calais

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 49 Reviews

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    Service rating : Felt well looked after. Many treats and inspiring moments provided by our guide Selene and driver, Wayne. Well organized. Saw the highlights and felt the places we saw. Would highly recommend this trip .Product : Restaurants were beautiful but quality of food was a little

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    Service rating : Tour guide was fabulous, she anticipated our needs & was very informative. Great sense of humor.Product : The side trips were very informative. The experts on London, Oxford & Paris were great.

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    Service rating : n/aProduct : Instead of Stafford on Avon it would have been nice to see Blenheim Palace.

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    Service rating : The tour director got me out of a situation where I was unable to get out of my room as the lock was broken. Hotel security was called and the handy man changed the lock..What a relief!!Product : Very comprehensive fast trip for time that was available for me . The knowledge

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    Everything beautifully planned! all was great except trip to airport for return flight, bus couldn't negotiate some streets (many streets closed for a festival in Paris),and accident on way to airport, stuck in heavy traffic. Made it to airport just in time! Too stressful. Also, didn't like our

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    • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for departures 23 December and 30 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.
    • Room Type: Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
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