|DAY 1: Monday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Paris. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
|DAY 2: Tuesday - Arrive Paris
Welcome to Paris. Transfer independently from the airport to your hotel, or choose an optional private transfer. Balance of the day at leisure. ( B )
|DAY 3: Wednesday - Optional Tour, Paris
Today free at your Leisure or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Paradis Latin Dinner & Show -Festival 8:00 PM) Experience the fabulous nighttime performances for which Paris is famousa cabaret show at the elegant Paradis Latin, the most Parisian of the great cabarets. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, the Paradis Latin is a national landmark, home to the new hit show "Paradis à la Folie." The show is a tribute to love through the ages, and is a truly sensual event. Enjoy interactive French Cabaret at its best, featuring original scores, provocative costumes, and dance numbers unlike any youve seen. *The program contains material that may be unsuitable for children. Smart casual attire is recommended. Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Show begins at 9:30 p.m. Transportation is not included. ( B )
|DAY 4: Thursday - Optional Tours, Paris
Spend a full day at leisure or you can choose our optional tour (Paris Tour Cityrama (C) 9:00 AM) Discover the beauty of Paris from the comfort of a double-decker coach. See the principal landmarks of this fashionable city, beginning with the Place des Pyramides and continuing to the Opéra, Place Vendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church and the Hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Departs Nov - Mar from 214 rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001. Departs Apr - Oct from 2 Place des Pyramides, Paris 75001. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off to be advised locally.
At night you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Dinner & Cruise at Marina de Paris (DMP) 8:30 PM) $146 Enjoy a unique view of Paris cruising down the Seine river on a panoramic boat. From the comfort of the ship you will have illuminated views of some of the citys most historic monuments and scenes of Paris otherwise unnoticed from street level. Some of the sights you will take in during your meal include the City Island and Notre Dame Cathedral, Pont Neuf, the southern facade of the Grand Louvre Museum, the Alexander III Bridge, St. Louis Island and the Eiffel Tower. *Please note that formal attire is recommended: jeans and sport shoes are not accepted. Departs from 2 Place des Pyramides, Paris 75001. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off to be advised locally ( B )
|DAY 5: Friday - Optional Tours, Paris
Spend a full day at leisure or you can choose our optional tour (Grand Louvre Museum (GL) 9:30 AM) This Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area outside the Louvre, and continues inside the museum where an experienced guide will present to you various exhibitions. Of the many exhibitions found therein, this tour covers those of the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian Department, and some of the museums most reputed masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa.
You can choose our optional tour (French Wine Introductory Tasting 3:00 PM) $39 Discover the basics of French wines during this introduction to wine appreciation in a beautiful historical building located near the Louvre. Learn about the different wine regions of France and how to read a French wine label. Sample a total of three different wines during the tasting presented by a French sommelier, in English. Please note that passengers must be 16 years or older to participate in this tour. Transportation is not included.
And you can choose our optional tour (Illuminations of Paris (I) 10:00 PM ) Be inspired by an evening drive through the "City of Lights." On this illuminated tour, enjoy flood-lit views of Paris most celebrated monuments and avenues in beautiful silhouette, including the Place Vendome, Comedie Francaise, the Louvre, Pont-Neuf, Hotel des Monnaies, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Notre Dame, Place du Chatelet, Conciergerie, Hotel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, Petit et Grand Palais, the Champs-Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Eglise de la Madeleine, and the Opera Pigalle. The tour ends at Place de LOpera. ( B )
|DAY 6: Saturday - Optional Tour, Arrive London
Transfer on your own to Paris Rail Station for your train ride to London. Upon arrival to London, transfer on your own to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Full Day Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover & Greenwich (#7) 8:15 AM) Depart London for Leeds Castle, long considered the "loveliest castle in the world." Enjoy a unique private tour of the castles interior, which served as the former royal residence of six medieval queens and the notorious King Henry VIII. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall. Afterwards, continue via coach along the scenic coastal road to the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Here you will enjoy spectacular views of the English Channel and a chance to photograph this magnificent site. Continue to the ancient city of Canterbury, which became the center of one the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe. Visit Canterbury Cathedral, the infamous site of the brutal murder of priest Thomas Beckett in 1170. Enjoy free time to explore the town before heading to Greenwich. Upon arrival in Greenwich, explore this historic town at your leisure, or join an optional walking tour. Conclude the tour with a cruise down the River Thames, where you will pass by many historic sights, including the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. ( B )
|DAY 7: Sunday - Optional Tour, London
Spend a full day at leisure or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Full Day Magic of London Tour (L2) 8:15 AM) $130 On this guided visit through London, tour the Tower of London before it is open to the public, complete with your own Yeoman Warder guide. Accompanied by a traditional Beefeater, you will see Traitors Gate, the scaffold site where prisoners where executed, and be among the first in line to see the Crown Jewels. Following your tour, continue to view the icons of London on a panoramic drive, passing such sites as Whitehall, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Big Ben. When held, witness the Changing of the Guard* at Buckingham Palace. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Thames River, where you will view St. Pauls Cathedral and Shakespeares Globe Theater. Travel to Westminster Abbey for a photo stop before proceeding to St. Pauls Cathedral for an extensive tour**. The tour ends with Champagne tea inside the elegant Georgian restaurant at Harrods. While listening to a live pianist, you will enjoy a flute of Champagne, a choice of tea from Harrods own Tea Gardens, and home-baked English scones served with clotted cream and preserves. Then spend the afternoon exploring the worlds most famous department store. ( B )
|DAY 8: Monday - Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. ( B )
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