Luxurious London & Paris

Versailles Palace, Paris
9 Days from $3,195 per person

London and Paris offer something for everyone, but for discerning guests, these exciting capitals present an unrivalled panoply of cultural, gastronomic and retail opportunities. And with every step, Luxury Gold ensures all details are taken care of, in an individual and attentive way.


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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. On arrival, you are met and transferred to your central London hotel, which has enchanted royalty and celebrities for 150 years. The rest of the day is yours to relax, shop or explore. At 18:00, join your London Travelling Concierge to savour a stunning Welcome Dinner with drinks.
    hotel:The Milestone, London (4 nights).
  3. Acquaint yourself with London during a comprehensive sightseeing tour. Your Local Expert will show you Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Then continue past Downing Street to Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Stop at Buckingham Palace to witness the colourful Changing of the Guard ceremony (when operating). The afternoon is free to shop at Harrods, listen to the soapbox orators of Speaker's Corner or view the masterpieces in the National Gallery. In the evening, once the crowds have gone home, you will be taken to the Tower of London for an exclusive, private visit, culminating with the Ceremony of the Keys. Join the warden for this ancient gate-closing ritual, carried out every night by the Beefeaters, without fail, for the last 700 years.
    hotel:The Milestone, London.
  4. Today is free to enjoy as you please. Perhaps witness the ancient treasures of the British Museum or visit St. Paul's Cathedral - the baroque masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren? Afternoon tea is a centuries old custom in the capital. During your stay in London, you will have an opportunity to enjoy this quintessential English tradition at one of the Red Carnation Properties. Perhaps enjoy this special occasion in the afternoon?
    meal(s):FB, AT
    hotel:The Milestone, London.
  5. Your last day in London - you will certainly want to spend some time browsing the elegant boutiques of Chelsea (where the younger members of the Royal Family shop). Maybe ride the London Eye or even venture further afield to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, ancient Stonehenge or Windsor Castle?
    hotel:The Milestone, London.
  6. You are escorted to St. Pancras Station to board the high-speed Eurostar train with your Standard Premier class tickets. Travel via the historic Channel Tunnel to Paris where, on arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Late afternoon, your Paris Travelling Concierge will show you the highlights of the city, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe and a drive along the elegant Champs Élysées.
    meal(s):FB, L
    hotel:Napoleon, Paris (3 nights).
  7. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a mid morning departure for the hill of Montmartre - famous for its Bohemian artists, Sacre Coeur Basilica and flourishing restaurant scene. Join a food connoisseur for a culinary walk through this unique neighbourhood. Sample different types of French delicacies and learn about the Parisian way of life as you stroll from creperie to boulangerie, fromagerie to pâtisserie. In the afternoon, ascend to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower for panoramic views over the city. Then maybe stroll by the Seine or watch the passers-by from a Parisian café? Perhaps visit the dazzling Moulin Rouge with dinner and the world famous cabaret?
    hotel:Napoleon, Paris.
  8. Enjoy more time to explore this stylish and elegant city. For your last night in the City of Light, your ‘Diner de Célébration' with wine, will be at Le Céladon, one of the capital's prized Michelin-starred restaurants. Bon Appetit!
    meal(s):BB, MCD
    hotel:Napoleon, Paris.
  9. Your wonderful stay concludes with private transfers to the airport after breakfast.

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Delicious Dining Experiences

4 Full Breakfasts (FB), 3 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Lunch (L) and 1 Afternoon Tea (AT); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) and 1 Michelin Celebration Dinner (MCD) both with wine, plus tea or coffee.

Signature Experiences


  • At the Tower of London, experience an exclusive, private visit, culminating with the Ceremony of the Keys. Join the warden for this ancient gate-closing ritual, carried out every night by the Beefeaters, without fail, for the last 700 years.


  • Ascend to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower for panoramic views over the city. Avoid the queues with fast track tickets.
Definite Departure
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31 Mar 17 8 Apr 17 $3,550$3,195pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,550 $3,195 pp
14 Apr 17 22 Apr 17 $3,550$3,195pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,550 $3,195 pp
28 Apr 17 6 May 17 $3,695$3,326pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,695 $3,326 pp
12 May 17 20 May 17 checkmark $3,850$3,465pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,850 $3,465 pp
26 May 17 3 Jun 17 $3,850$3,465pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,850 $3,465 pp
9 Jun 17 17 Jun 17 $4,025$3,623pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$4,025 $3,623 pp
23 Jun 17 1 Jul 17 $4,025$3,623pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$4,025 $3,623 pp
7 Jul 17 15 Jul 17 $4,025$3,623pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$4,025 $3,623 pp
21 Jul 17 29 Jul 17 $4,025$3,623pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$4,025 $3,623 pp
4 Aug 17 12 Aug 17 $4,025$3,623pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$4,025 $3,623 pp
18 Aug 17 26 Aug 17 $4,025$3,623pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$4,025 $3,623 pp
1 Sep 17 9 Sep 17 $3,850$3,465pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,850 $3,465 pp
15 Sep 17 23 Sep 17 $3,850$3,465pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,850 $3,465 pp
29 Sep 17 7 Oct 17 $3,850$3,465pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,850 $3,465 pp
13 Oct 17 21 Oct 17 $3,850$3,465pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,850 $3,465 pp
27 Oct 17 4 Nov 17 $3,850$3,465pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,850 $3,465 pp

 Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $1,280 p.p.

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Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.

  • U.S. citizens traveling to England and France must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering the countries.

  • The currency in England is the Pound (£) and in France is the Euro. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is sampling the cuisine.  Restaurants around London serve specialties such as fish and chips, Yorkshire pudding, sausages, stilton cheese, and scones with clotted cream. Culinary experiences to not to miss include a traditional pub meal, afternoon tea, and full English breakfast. 

    The French have an ongoing love affair with food and wine. Meals are lovingly prepared and consumed leisurely through a bevy of appetizers and main courses, usually accompanied by a number of wines. Boeuf bourgignon (beef stew with wine, herbs and vegetables), coq au vin (chicken cooked with bacon in a white wine and herb sauce) and bouillabaisse (fish stew) are featured on many menus. Cheese lovers will not be disappointed with hundreds of varieties to choose from.  And no visit would be complete without a visit to a pâtisserie, with its delicate pastries you will definitely be tempted.


  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Restaurants in London often include a service charge of 12.5 percent, especially for large groups.  If service isn’t included, it’s customary to leave 10-15 percent of the bill.

    In France, a 15% service compris is included by law in the price of food and drink. Tipping in addition to this service charge is never expected, but always appreciated. If you’d like to leave something extra, keep in mind that even in the fanciest restaurants, people rarely tip more than 5-10%. A good rule of thumb is to leave an extra €1 for every €20 spent. Rather than adding gratuity to your credit card slip, leave coins in the tray where the check was presented to ensure that your waiter receives it.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


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