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London and Paris Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,835 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Tours of Paris, France

Countries Visited

England, France ...more England, France

Locations Visited

London, Bath, Windsor, Dover, Calais, Paris, Versailles ...more London, Bath, Windsor, Dover, Calais, Paris, Versailles
  1. Day 1 Hello London

    Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that combines the fascinating heritage of yesteryear with all the verve of a modern capital. Stroll through its leafy Royal Parks, shop up a storm on Oxford Street or visit some of London's world-famous historic attractions or museums to gain a sense of a place that is certainly larger than life. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Tower
  2. Day 2 Soak up Bath and on to 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 the scenic countryside and stop at Stonehenge to visit the historic stone monoliths where pagans once worshipped.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Tower
  3. Day 3 Discover London and Journey to Windsor

    London's iconic sights take centre stage today during a half-day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, before travelling to the town of Windsor with its vast royal castle, the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world. See the chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan were married. Spend the afternoon following in the footsteps of royalty. Explore over 900 years of royal history, ambling through this historic market town. Return to London and discover its theatrical treasures this evening, should you consider joining your Travel Director at an optional West End show.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Tower
  4. Day 4 Explore London Your Way

    Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the captivating sights and sounds of London. Your Travel Director will provide you with recommendations on how to spend your day in the city. Perhaps take a leisurely cruise along the Thames River, delve into centuries of history and admire the exquisite crown jewels at the Tower of London, catch a flight on the London Eye, then meander through the stalls of Covent Garden.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Tower
  5. Day 5 Cross the English Channel to Paris

    Departing London, we travel through the lush green Kent countryside to board our ferry in Dover, watching the impressive White Cliffs disappear into the distance as we cross to France. We pass the World War I battlefields of the Somme en route to Paris where we will spend four nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV
  6. Day 6 Explore the Sights of Paris Connect with Locals

    The 'City of Lights' shines brightly today as our Local Specialist takes us on a sightseeing tour of Paris. We'll view the grand Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral before enjoying a walk through the Latin Quarter. Spend a free afternoon soaking up the sophistication of this beautiful city. Maybe wander through Montmartre and admire the imposing white domes of Sacré-Cœur, or enjoy a light-hearted picnic in the pretty Tuileries gardens. This evening we Connect With Locals over dinner and indulge in a first-hand encounter with Parisian culture during a Be My Guest experience.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV
  7. Day 7 The Splendour of Versailles

    Enjoy a free morning in Paris or pay a visit to da Vinci's Mona Lisa at one of the world's most visited museums, the Louvre.  Later, join a Local Specialist to explore the opulent Palace of Versailles – its splendour and beauty created to reflect the self-proclaimed majesty of King Louis XIV, the 'Sun King'. See the exquisite sprawling gardens, the Hall of Mirrors with its impressive chandeliers. This evening, enjoy the city by night or perhaps attend a colourful Parisian cabaret performance.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV
  8. Day 8 Wander Magical Paris

    Spend the day at leisure delving into the sophistication and glamour of Paris on your own terms. Sample delicious French cakes at a local pâtisserie, amble along the cobblestone lanes of Le Marais or journey into the macabre underground catacombs dating back to the 19th century. On our last evening together in Paris, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in the city.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse TGV
  9. Day 9 Au Revoir Paris

    After breakfast, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell as our memorable holiday comes to a close. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
London Paris Explorer Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Be My Guest

  • Paris: Experience a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro, run by Daniel and his family, at your Be My Guest Dinner. This is where the locals come and is one of our favourite places for rustic and soulful French cuisine.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore London and Paris with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Bath and Windsor
  • : Visit the Roman Baths in Bath, Stonehenge and the Palace of Versailles
  • : View the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • : See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace in London and the White Cliffs of Dover

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais
  • : Optional Experiences and free time

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Windsor

Available on Day 3

Windsor Castle Revealed

Take a 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: £30

London

Available on Day 4

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: £78

West End Theatre Show

Take the chance to see a West End theater show, a must-do while in London! For more details, please speak to your Travel Director at the start of your trip.
Adult Price: £50

Paris

Available on Day 5

Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations

To truly see Paris in all its glory, you need to see it from the Seine. Enjoy a cruise along this famous river and take in unmatched views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Afterward, we’ll drive through the City of Lights to see some of the fascinating sights this beautiful city has to offer. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
Adult Price: € 38

Available on Day 6

Montmartre Village and Artists' Square

Led by a Local Specialist, you’ll see the 'City of Light' from a new perspective on the Panoramic Observation Deck. You’ll have all of Paris at your feet on the terrace, with unbeatable 360-degree views of the most iconic monuments. Later, you’ll visit the Latin Quarter to stroll through the medieval maze of cobblestone alleyways, with sidewalks bistros, boutiques and hidden squares to explore.
Adult Price: € 37

Available on Day 7

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: € 55

Moulin Rouge Cabaret and Dinner

It’s world-famous for a reason, and this is your chance to see the real-life inspiration behind the award-winning movie. This Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers with over 1,000 costumes to create a dazzling spectacle. You'll enjoy wine, dinner and Champagne during this unforgettable soirée at the original Parisian Cabaret!
Adult Price: € 165

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

Ooh, la LA! Get swept away by Can-Can dancers and other dazzling acts at one of Paris’s oldest and most authentic cabaret houses. We’ll dine, pop a few bottles of champagne, and enjoy fun, music and la joie de vivre! Truly a night you’ll never forget.
Adult Price: € 139

Available on Day 8

Giverny House And Gardens Of Claude Monet

Step into the enchanting world of Giverny – Claude Monet’s carefully-crafted paradise. The gardens and home of the Impressionist Master were the inspirations behind some of his most renowned paintings. The famous Japanese bridge, the magnificent waterlilies, his charming pink house – it’s all there waiting for you to discover.
Adult Price: € 49

Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Service
Designed an excellent tour with iconic sites and an informative tour guide who gave us personal attention. Historic background was excellent
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to London and Paris. So many sites to see and enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Well organized, very informed tour guide. Sits selected we’re iconic and representive of the countries and culture
Lillian Rothermel
Monday, October 17, 2022
Service
very nice and helpful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had an enjoyable experience in London and Paris. So happy to hear that! Thank you for writing a review and leaving your feedback. We truly appreciate your business and comments. Happy Travels!
Monday, October 17, 2022
Vacation
A little hectic but we couldn't have seen anything more! The travel directors and local guides were informative and kind. It was an amazing experience.
Jerry Schrager
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Service
When our London & Paris Explorer 202 trip was postponed due to Covid, we were soon told we had a full credit for when travel is allowed to Europe. GeTours stayed in touch with us, and we had no trouble getting a booking for this month. The tour was wonderful, as was our Tour Director, Eve Hand.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are thrilled you were finally able to take your London and Paris tour! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. We hope you returned home with memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Vacation
As noted above our London and Paris Explorer was wonderful.
Pamela Boykin
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Service
Yes! Miss Lisa was wonderful! She was quick to respond regarding any questions that occurred. She has a exceptional ability to read her clients on the phone, which is invaluable customer service skill.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed working with Lisa. She has great customer service skills to be sure! It sounds like your tour of London and Paris was jam-packed with things to see and do. We hope you returned home with many wonderful memories. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We sincerely appreciate your feedback.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Vacation
Overall, the trip was great! Just not enough time in the day to see everything. I would recommend the trip, my thoughts, let some else drive and keep up with the luggage.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Service
GET has an excellent customer service staff that ensured we were covered when we had to postpone our trip to London/Paris 3 years in a row. We had absolutely no issues with rebooking and the trip was amazing! All went very smoothly.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Oh my goodness! Postponing a dream trip for 3 years is so difficult! But we're so excited we were able to FINALLY help you make it to London and Paris. And it sounds like the trip was worth the wait. Thank you so much for your patience and for hanging in there with us during such a rough stretch. We appreciate your business and are delighted you enjoyed your vacation.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Vacation
My husband and I had a wonderful time in London & Paris! We got to see everything on our list and more! There’s nothing like traveling stress free and having someone take care of the details for you. No long lines or transportation to worry about. Everything is easy. The weather was extremely hot and humid the last two days in Paris but that’s nobody’s fault. We still had an amazing vacation! Thanks to GET and Arnaud, our awesome travel director!
Evelyn Darrah
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Service
Saving 5 star for something very special.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon to earn that 5 star rating.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Vacation
Good trip saving 5 star for something very special
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Service
I was expecting to be taken to the iffel tower not view it from miles away. Never stopped at the Arc de Triumph, or champs Elise. No lunches and not enough dinners. Too much street walking not enough points of interest sights, in order for me to see points of interest had to take all the optional tours. Basically the group was on our own.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your disappointment. Our brochure and website lists what is included for each tour as well as what sights are visited or viewed from a distance. We do apologize if there was confusion about what was not included or if it was not made clear at the time you booked your trips.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Vacation
Very disappointing not what I expected
Nancy Muich
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
Responsive to questions, worked well with our group of eight friends. I most definitely would recommend and travel through GET again.
Vacation
The tour ran very smoothly, leader responsive and attentive. I would not want to be a bus driver in either London or Paris; our drivers were very careful and I felt safe with their driving. Very pleased with optional excursions. Hotels were OK. Good locations, attentive staff, clean, good breakfasts. Some of our group were elderly and I have a concern about ability to get in and out of the bathtubs safely due to the height of the bathtub's wall. I have travelled with GET before and expressed my concern about ease and safety of getting in and out of bathtub on my previous trip. I do not know if walk in showers are available. (Used to work in a nursing home setting so am keyed into some safety issues more so than an average traveler.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
Booking all good - flights, airport transfers (both London & Paris), hotels good as expected, attentive tour director Christina Manning.
Vacation
Although it wasn't GET/Trafalgar's fault, I was vastly disappointed with the faulty weather during the Channel crossing by ferry which was my high point of this trip. Anything else went satisfactory.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Service
If you really want to see as much of Europe as you can and don’t have a month or two to spend there, then GET is the only way to go. Your tour guide really is the person that makes your experience and we had the best along with local tour guilds and Daisy who organized and made our adventures outstanding.. GET is a great value for the money and they take good care of you from start to finish. We are not worldly travels and they answered all our question with such kindness and respect. We always felt we could call them with any concern no matter how small. We’ll be using GET for more travel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your lovely words and your trust in GET. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your trip and that you'll be back for another one soon.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
Everything from start to finish was handled so professionally and skillfully. There isn’t one thing I would change about our vacation. We had a great time and worth every penny.
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