London, Paris, and the Loire

London, Paris, and the Loire

Comparing the legacies of three European legends

London, Paris, and the Loire. Start with an up-close look at London. Your tour ends with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal). You can also opt to attend a theater performance in London’s West End. Then explore Stonehenge-Salisbury before catching a ferry to Normandy, the battleground of D-Day. Visit Mont St. Michael,  then a full day in the Loire Valley. Explore French political history at Chartres, and then charming Paris, the Louvre and optional river cruise.

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LondonNormandyLoire ValleyParis
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to London Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight to London!
Day 2 Arrive in London
  • Cheers, welcome to London! Arrive in 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).
  • Add on: Theater performance in the West End Opt to attend a theater performance in London's West End this evening.
Day 4 Stonehenge-Salisbury
  • Visit Stonehenge A day of exploration begins at Stonehenge, the mysterious Neolithic monument erected in 3,000 B.C.
  • Explore Salisbury Admire the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral.
  • Board a ferry to Normandy Continue to Portsmouth to board a ferry across the English Channel to Normandy.
Day 5 Normandy-Mont St. Michel
  • Explore Normandy Travel to Normandy's beaches, the battleground of WWII's D-Day, and the American Military Cemetery.
  • LEAP Soldiers' Stories
  • Journey to Mont St. Michel Travel to Mont St. Michel, a medieval monastery on its own island.
Day 6 Loire Château
  • Discover the Loire Château Spend a full day in the Loire Valley. Appreciate centuries of French history in the beautiful Château of Chenonceau. Then explore the Château of Amboise.
  • LEAP Bon Appétit
Day 7 Chartres
  • Visit Chartres Cathedral Visit Chartres Cathedral to see its lofty stained glass windows.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
Day 8 Paris
  • Explore Paris with a local guide A local guide shows you the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-Élysées, and Les Invalides. Tour the inside of the tremendous Notre Dame Cathedral and smile at the Mona Lisa inside the enormous Louvre Museum
  • Add on: Seine River Cruise Opt to cruise the scenic Seine River.
  • Add on: Eiffel Tower Visit Take in breathtaking views of Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 9 Return Home OR Extend your Stay
  • Return 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. Or, opt to extend your stay.
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