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London and Paris

Cultural counterpoint of two great cities – history, art, icon

Explore London and Paris, two amazing cities, two distinct cultures, with your students. A local guide shares London highlights, including: the Houses of Parliament and the Changing of the Guard (seasonal). Opt for a tour of Oxford and Shakespeare’s birthplace. Then a guided city tour of Paris, and a stop at the world-famous Louvre with a visit to Versailles.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to London Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 Arrive in London
  • Welcome to London Travel through the night to the UK. Arrive in merry old England and begin your exploration of its cosmopolitan capital city, London.
Day 3 London
  • See London with a local guide A local guide brings you to the city's highlights: the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, buzzing Trafalgar Square, and lively Piccadilly Circus. End the tour with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
  • Enjoy a walking tour and dinner in Covent Garden This evening, enjoy a walking tour and dinner in Covent Garden.
Day 4 London
  • Add on: Oxford & Stratford Your optional excursion begins with a walking tour of a few of the 36 colleges that make up Oxford University.
  • LEAP Prime Time Shakespeare!
  • Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon Continue to Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon where you will visit the Bard's birthplace and the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway.
Day 5 Eurostar-Paris
  • Board the Eurostar to Paris Travel to Paris via the Channel Tunnel.
  • Explore Paris with a local guide A local guide shows you the Arc de Triomphe, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, and Les Invalides. Admire the Gothic splendor of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 6 Louvre
  • Explore the Louvre Museum Enjoy a visit to the enormous Louvre Museum to smile at Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
  • LEAP Cover the Canvas
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Montmartre his evening, enjoy a walking tour of Sacre Coeur and the artist's quarter of Montmartre, recognizable in many of Toulouse Lautrec's posters.
Day 7 Versailles
  • Discover the Palace of Versailles A palace commissioned by Louis XIV around Louis XIII’s hunting lodge. In adTravel to Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles. Tour the immense Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
  • Seine River Cruise Take a ride on a riverboat for a journey down the Seine.
  • Add on: Dinner atop the Eiffel Tower Opt to dine atop the Eiffel Tower and taste French cuisine, surrounded by panoramic views of Paris.
Day 8 Return home to the US
  • Flight to the US Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.
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