From cosmopolitan London to romantic Paris, cross the English Channel via train and experience the holiday spirit of these iconic cities during the holiday season. Take a walking tour to Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Visit charming Christmas markets and take in Harrod's with its incredible displays of Christmas decorations. Tour the stately Blenheim Palace and the university town of Oxford. Personalize your stay in Paris by choosing to savor a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin theatre or indulge in a traditional brasserie dinner before sliding into the backseat of a retro CitroEn classic car for a drive through the city's chic boulevards. Come to know Paris with a local guide. Dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2023
- 9 Days
|Day 1||London||From cosmopolitan London to romantic Paris, see the best of the world's most captivating cities decorated for the holiday season. To help make the most of your getaway, unpack just once in each city. Enjoy a leisurely-paced journey with plenty of time for independent exploration.|
|Day 2||London||Welcome to London at Christmastime, a metropolis filled with light, laughter and the excitement of the holiday season. Whether perusing the city's many Christmas markets for handmade gifts and colorful decorations or basking in the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon, this will surely be a Christmas you'll never forget. This evening, get a taste of contemporary British fare as you join your new mates for a meal highlighting London's culinary renaissance.|
|Day 3||London||Join a local expert on a city tour. Begin with a walking tour of Westminster, where you will see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Continue to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of His Majesty The King, to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony. A Christmastime visit to London wouldn't be complete without a stop at Harrods, the city's most iconic department store. Find yourself exploring a wonderland of glorious holiday displays and its incredible food hall - a piece of gourmet heaven! After, set off to explore London's charming Christmas markets. Peruse the sea of wooden chalets offering a plethora of unique crafts, artisan goods and local treats.|
|Day 4||London||This morning, travel to the historic city of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford. Enjoy a leisurely walk to admire the iconic architecture followed by time at leisure to explore the quaint shops filled with handmade crafts and local treats. The festivities continue with a visit to Blenheim Palace, one of England's most magnificent homes, that shines even brighter at Christmas. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage site will give you a glimpse into the life of English royalty.|
|Day 5||London||Today, you're on to Paris! Hop aboard the sleek, futuristic Eurostar High Speed Train to get there in just two hours. A sophisticated metropolis of style and culture, Paris' bustling city streets are filled with colorful history, fascinating museums, renowned monuments and grand theatres. Settle in for your 4-night stay in the 'City of Light' as you join your Tour Manager for an orientation walk around the hotel's neighborhood. Place de la Republique is conveniently located at the seam between the verdant Canal Saint-Martin and the elegant district of Le Marais abounding with gorgeous old mansions and trendy boutiques.|
|Day 6||Paris||Join a local expert and come to know the highlights of Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Concorde. Make a stop at the Galeries Lafayette department store, cherished among Parisians for its sky-high Christmas tree, dazzling holiday displays, and Art Nouveau architecture. Write your own story during an afternoon at leisure. You may choose an optional walking tour in the footsteps of the legendary figures of French Couture and Fashion such Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Hear tales of the world renowned French fashion industry from opulent Place VendOme to the trendy OpEra district, passing by the most famous fashion houses and chic boutiques. Tonight, it's your choice! Enjoy an eventful dinner at the legendary Paradis Latin,* the city's oldest cabaret theatre, complete with wine, champagne and a captivating show -OR- explore Paris' culinary scene during a traditional brasserie dinner, before sliding into the backseat of a retro CitroEn classic car for a drive through the city's chic boulevards.|
|Day 7||Paris||Be romanced by Paris, decorated for the season - today is yours for the taking. You may wander over to the Left Bank of the Seine and plunge into the bohemian atmosphere of the Saint-Germain-des-PrEs neighborhood and the Latin Quarter. Or, join an optional excursion to Versailles,** where you'll explore King Louis XIV's magnificent Palace and Gardens. Relive history as you walk through the various rooms of the State Apartments, including the Queen's bed chamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. The afternoon is yours for continued exploration. Perhaps you'll hop on Le MEtro to stroll the hilltop neighborhood of Montmartre and its iconic SacrE-Cour Basilica.|
|Day 8||Paris||It's your last day in Paris - how will you spend its Should you indulge in some of the world's best shopping on the Champs-Elysees, or simply do as the Parisians do and sit at a sidewalk cafE, watching the beauty that is Paris go bys Or you may choose an optional guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum,** where you'll find more than a million precious works of art, including the Venus de Milo and the enigmatic Mona Lisa. Tonight, experience an exclusive dinner at the Eiffel Tower, featuring French cuisine and breathtaking views. End the day with a romantic Seine River cruise set against Paris' glittering skyline.|
|Day 9||Paris||You depart today, but London and Paris will remain in your heart forever.|
- Leonardo Royal Hotel London City - London, United Kingdom
- Crowne Plaza Republique - Paris, France
- * NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.