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London and Paris


Discover fascinating history, cosmopolitan culture and soak up Parisian romance

7 days From £1,115 per person
This is an independent non-escorted holiday

2022 Tour code: QLP22

About the tour

Take in thriving cultural capitals either side of the channel with this two-centre holiday. Start in and around London, taking in iconic city sights and historic monuments before boarding your Eurostar to Paris. Here, art, culture and a serene Seine river cruise await, as well as plenty of time to explore the city on your own terms.


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Day 1 - To London

Make your own way to London, dropping your bags at your four-star hotel on arrival. This will be your base for the next three nights - you can choose to spend the day relaxing after your journey or head out to explore the capital.

Day 2 - London

Spend the day sightseeing via the open top, double decker Big Bus tour. The hop-on, hop-off flexibility of your ticket allows you to build a personalised itinerary based on your own preferences.

All of London's classic sights are covered - you'll enjoy unobstructed views of Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul's Cathedral and more, complete with free commentary. You might like to add a Thames river cruise to your day by getting off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London.

You can also upgrade to a fast track ticket for the London Eye, for unparalleled aerial views of the city.

Day 3 - Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

Head outside of the city to visit some of Britain's most beloved historic attractions.

Your first port of call is stately Windsor Castle, one of the royal family's many official residences, for a tour of the State Apartments and St George's Chapel. Continue westwards to visit the mysterious prehistoric rock formations of Stonehenge.

Your final stop on the tour is the elegant Georgian city of Bath. You have some free time to explore here - you could choose to explore one of the city's many museums, or take a tour of the city's famous Roman baths.

Day 4 - London to Paris

Board your Eurostar at London St Pancras for your journey to Paris. On arrival a private transfer awaits to your four-star hotel; this will be your base for the second half of the holiday.

Afterwards, you're free to spend the rest of the day as you please. Relax at your hotel, or head out into the city to see what you discover. Paris is full of corner cafes, brasseries and bistros just waiting to be discovered - why not head out and find your go-to spot for croissants and café au lait, or an evening glass of wine?

Day 5 - Paris

Explore the 'City of Lights' from the water and visit one of its premium attractions with a day of sightseeing.

A fast-track Arc de Triomphe entry ticket offers panoramic views down the Champs Elysees from the top of the famous arch. Originally a monument to soldiers in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the arch now stands above the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - a tribute to all who fought in the First World War.

Afterwards, cruise down the Seine on a scenic boat cruise, taking in views of world-famous monuments as you go, and learning more about the city's history via audio commentary.

Day 6 - Paris

You're free to explore Paris at your leisure on your final day. You could continue to explore the city's most iconic sights, perhaps by climbing the Eiffel Tower for panoramic views, browsing in the Louvre or the esoteric Pompidou Centre or exploring the atmospheric and charming Montmartre district.

You could also dedicate the day to exploring Paris' famous gastronomical delights. There are several options for food tours and wine tastings. Alternatively, you might want to treat yourself to a sit-down meal at a traditional brasserie or one of the city's many Michelin-starred restaurants.

Day 7 - Paris to London

A private transfer collects you from your hotel and takes you to Paris Gare du Nord, where you board your Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

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Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.



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London and Paris

Discover fascinating history, cosmopolitan culture and soak up Parisian romance


James Starkie
James Eaton