London and Paris Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,925 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Changing of the guards at Windsor Castle, London, England

Countries Visited

United Kingdom, France ...more United Kingdom, France

Locations Visited

London, Salisbury, Bath, Paris, Dover, Calais, Versailles ...more London, Salisbury, Bath, Paris, Dover, Calais, 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 in the West End 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
  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 occupied castle in the world. 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
  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 exquisite royal jewels at the Tower of London, catch a flight on the London Eye, then meander through the stalls of Covent Garden.

    meals Breakfast
  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 bloody World War I battlefields of the Somme en route to Paris where we will spend four nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel
  6. Day 6 Explore the Sights of Paris

    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 Sacre Coeur, 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
  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 today 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 and glinting . This evening, enjoy the city by night or perhaps attend a colourful Parisian cabaret performance.

    meals Breakfast
  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
  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 and Paris Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional 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
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing 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
  • See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Connect with Locals 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. (Day 6)

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 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


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. Fast Track admission to the London Eye may be available for an extra £9.00.
Adult Price: £78

West End Theater 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. Please note: at certain times of the year, ticket prices may increase due to public holidays.
Adult Price: £50


Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

Paris at night is a city transformed. We'll enjoy this superb 'City of Light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterward, driving through this amazing city with our Local Specialist, you'll see some of the fascinating sights this beautiful city has to offer. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
Adult Price: € 38

Montmartre Village And Artists' Square

Many people go to Paris, but only a few are lucky enough to experience what it’s really all about. Join us for a stroll with our Local Specialist through Montmartre – an artists’ village once home to Picasso and Toulouse Lautrec – tucked away from the modern city. The paint will still be wet on the canvasses, as we watch apprentices work before our eyes in the famous Artist’s Square. Mingle, barter, and stand in awe of Sacré Coeur Basilica in this historic, bohemian neighborhood.
Adult Price: € 37

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. This optional is subject to availability and involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
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

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

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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
Very disappointing not what I expected
Nancy Muich
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Responsive to questions, worked well with our group of eight friends. I most definitely would recommend and travel through GET again.
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
Booking all good - flights, airport transfers (both London & Paris), hotels good as expected, attentive tour director Christina Manning.
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
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
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.
Erica Nance
Monday, June 17, 2019
Kaitlyn was very helpful and responsive.
Sight seeing locations were good. Several places cancelled due to things beyond their control but disappointing (i.e., wonder if we could have gone to Buckingham Palace another time since they knew the U.S. President would be there on our scheduled day; They did reschedule our cruise since it was raining; Understand that we couldn't go into Notre Dame because of fire).
Carol Keyes
Sunday, May 26, 2019
No, would not recommend. Our transport from Heathrow to our hotel was never booked. Waited at airport for over 3 hrs. Eventually tookTaxi to hotel which cost 104 pounds. Trafalga gave us that amount in credit for excursions.
No airport pick-up/transport. Tour eliminated some of all that was described in booklet. Individual tour guides did not meet time requirements. Did Trafalga advise them of time restraints for parking? But they were quick to advise us they were leaving Louvre without us. Bus left before all were accounted for. Their responsibility was to us for any miscommunication between Trafalga & individual guide they used. Poor responsibility for safety of their clients and questionable liability would fall on their company.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do show your arrival pick up was confirmed in your booking and ordered correctly. There are specific instructions that must be followed when meeting the pick up and were included with your arrival instructions. We do apologize if these instructions were not made clear to you, but are happy to see that you were reimbursed for your taxi expense. We will be sure to pass all of your comments on to Trafalgar's quality control team and ask them to review all safety guidelines. Thank you.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Very easy to work with Frank Fontanella--he got all the details right--no issues at all.
Everything about the sites and the vacation worked well except for the hotel experience in London at the Cumberland(Hard Rock). We were given a room for a single person when we had asked for a twin room. The rooms were not very clean and the service mediocre. On the bright side, we had a wonderful tour director who handled all issues that came up with great patience and a happy attitude which made all the difference for an enjoyable tour.
Margaret Susan Halloran
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Dave Frontella did a GREAT job. He was always helpful and knowledgeable
The trip was great but there could have been more time on some excursions. I occasionally felt rushed
Trusted Customer
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Organized, friendly and attentive. Yes I would use the agency again and recommend to others.
Great overview of both cities. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable
Daton Dodson
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Our guide Matt was humorous and well versed in all the necessary aspects of traveling. He went out of his way to help us with an emergency visit to the hospital the evening before we met up.
We had an excellent tour guide, Matt, who went out of his way to assist us in a medical matter.
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