Visit two of the continent’s most iconic cities, London and Paris, as you travel Europe the way it was meant to be traversed on a AAA Vacations tour. Both are distinct in history, grandeur and abundance of amazing sites.
Discover the treasures of London at your own pace while on a hop-on/hop-off tour. Perhaps you’ll visit Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Hyde Park or the British Museum. You could even attend a live theatrical performance at the Globe Theatre or on the West End. After your days in London, travel Europe in style aboard the Eurostar high-speed train to Paris.
The city of Paris will enchant you, bursting with life, elegant and yet quaint. Enjoy a guided city tour taking in the timeless Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Èlysées, to the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral. A cruise along the River Seine will give you a new perspective of this incredible city. Do all of this with the helping hand of your dedicated city ambassadors, who will open the door to every step of your European journey. See what a sample itinerary for one of these trips looks like below.
Travel Europe, London and Paris
Day 1 – Arrive in London
After your plane lands, you’ll be greeted upon arrival at London’s Heathrow airport by your driver. Your driver will then escort you to your hotel, which is situated in the very heart of London. Here you will meet your local city ambassador, whose experience and sage expertise will guide you in planning your personalized sightseeing itinerary. Your city ambassador’s aim is to make your visit to the iconic city of London both memorable and exciting. For a particularly engaging experience, you can enjoy a complimentary traditional pub dinner at a favorite local restaurant.
Day 2 – London
Explore London and its top attractions from an open top hop on / hop off bus ride. Climb aboard for the day, sit back, relax and enjoy the live commentary recounting London’s 2,000-year history. Hop on and off as often as you wish to visit famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and so much more. Don’t be afraid to ride the towering London Eye—it’s one of the best ways to get a bird’s eye view of the city.
Day 3 – London
On day three, you’re free to discover London at your leisure. You may decide to shop at the world famous Harrods department store, or wander through picturesque Hyde Park. Or you may opt for an adventure outside the city of Windsor Castle, one of the oldest royal residences still in use today. For lovers of English literature, Shakespeare’s reconstructed Globe Theatre is not to be missed. History buffs can head on over to the Tower of London for a historic tour given by a bonafide Beefeater.
Day 4 – Travel to Paris
After breakfast, transfer to the train station and depart Paris with a first class train ticket aboard the Eurostar high-speed train. Cross the English Channel to arrive in the beautiful “City of Lights.” Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and meet with your local city ambassador for an introduction to Paris. The rest of the day is yours for independent exploration. There’s nothing more romantic or inspiring than losing yourself in the twisting streets of gay Paris.
Day 5 – Paris
A guided tour of Paris takes you to all of the city’s quintessential landmarks. On the tour, you will be able to visit amazing Parisian treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Elysees and the Pont de la Concorde as well as others. The tour concludes with a romantic cruise along the Traversée de Paris, or Paris waterway, of the River Seine. The Seine winds through the very heart of the city and has been the site of innumerable historic events throughout Paris’ long history. After the cruise, the afternoon is yours to continue to enjoy and discover Paris. You may choose an optional Art Nouveau walking tour, to visit the Louvre or to simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the city.
Day 6 – Paris
On day six, the city of Paris is yours to uncover. You may decide to relive history with a visit to Louis XIV’s magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles on an optional excursion. Make sure not to miss a visit to Paris’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, where you may enjoy a romantic dinner and magnificent panoramic views of the city.
Day 7 – Adieu
Bid adieu to Paris and say farewell to London as you return home after a visit to two of the world’s most beloved cities.
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