London & Paris

9 days Multi-country
Take in all the local highlights on citywide tours of London and Paris before going off to create your own experiences. Look out for the royals from a double-decker bus. Sit in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, while sipping your café au lait, then get up-close to cultural icons in world-class museums.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Tour group size: 18 - 35 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach and high-speed Eurostar train

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Map of tour of England and France

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London 4 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in London

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to London! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London

  Included meals: Breakfast

Take a guided tour of the regal landmarks of the English capital with a local expert leading the way. 

• Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill

• See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations and weddings

• View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London

• Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard

Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Windsor Castle $99pp* Details

Led by a Blue Badge Guide, you’ll travel to Windsor for a guided tour of the world’s largest and longest inhabited castle. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, Windsor has been the British Royal Family’s preferred retreat for the past 900 years. Step inside the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel, where the Knights of the Garter ceremony takes place. View the exhibit of royal treasures on display within the castle. You’ll then have time to stroll through the town of Windsor and have a look at Eton College, a prestigious prep school attended by Princes William and Harry. Please note: Windsor Castle is occasionally closed when in use by the Royal Family; a visit to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court will be substituted when necessary. Additionally, St. George’s Chapel is closed to the public on Sundays. This excursion requires advanced reservation and must be booked by 20 days prior to departure.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 4: Free day in London

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in London or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Stonehenge & Oxford $125pp* Details

Stonehenge & Oxford

Visit the city of Oxford, home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Tour the charming city and the University of Oxford, taking in the famous spire-studded architecture and rich history. Next, continue on to Stonehenge, perhaps England’s most mysterious landmark. The origin and purpose of this ring of stones, which dates back an estimated 5,000 years, is unknown, though most believe it was a temple and observatory. Take some time to explore the intriguing stone formations and visit the newly opened exhibition and visitor center before heading back to London.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 5: Free day in London

  Included meals: Breakfast

Take another day to explore London on your own or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Tower of London & Thames River Cruise $119pp* Details

Enter the Tower of London, a UNESCO site famous for its dark history of treason, imprisonment and beheadings. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll explore the nooks and crannies of this royal castle, seeing ancient coin collections, suits of armor and the glittering Crown Jewels as you go. Later, step aboard a riverboat for a cruise down the Thames and take in views of the London skyline, Tower Bridge, Southbank and more from the water.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Optional Excursion - London Eye & Pub Dinner $125pp* Details

Glide through London's skyline on the London Eye. As the world’s third-tallest observation wheel, the London Eye lifts its passengers 450 feet above the River Thames on a 30-minute ride in an enclosed gondola. In clear weather, you can see for 25 miles around the city center. Afterward, take a brief tour of London’s West End before venturing to a local pub for dinner.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Paris 3 nights Hotel info

Day 6: Paris via the Eurostar train

  Included meals: Breakfast

Board the famed high-speed Eurostar train, and be whisked beneath the English Channel as you journey to Gare du Nord in Paris. 

Enjoy a free evening in Paris or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise $115pp* Details

Take in the nighttime allure of the City of Light on a special evening excursion. The event begins with dinner at a local restaurant. After you dine, board a boat cruise along the Seine. As you coast along the river and under Paris’ bridges, you’ll behold the illuminated monuments of the city glittering alongside the riverbanks. Please note: The dress code may vary depending on the restaurant for your dinner. Your Tour Director will advise you on what to wear, but shorts and sneakers are likely to be considered inappropriate attire.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Paris

  Included meals: Breakfast

A guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.

• Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées in view of the Arc de Triomphe

• Pass Pont Neuf and the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River 

• See the Eiffel Tower, the Palais Garnier opera house and Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square 

• Marvel at the iconic architecture of the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides

Enjoy a free afternoon in Paris or add an excursion. (It may be offered on day 8, depending on the day of the week.)

Optional Excursion - Versailles Palace & Gardens $115pp* Details

The reign of Louis XIV, known as the “Sun King,” set new standards for decadence among the crowned heads of Europe. It took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn Versailles, once a small hunting lodge, into the most magnificent château in all of France and the envy of royalty worldwide. On this excursion, you will see the palace in all its glory as you tour the State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Then, stroll through the lavish gardens to admire their fine statuary, splendid fountains and colorful flowerbeds.

Please note: The four rooms of the Queen's State Apartment are closed for renovations through 2017.

Must be booked 45 days before departure

Day 8: Free day in Paris

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Paris or add an excursion. (It may be offered on day 7, depending on the day of the week.)

Later, join your group for a farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny $85pp* Details

Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny

The village of Giverny was home to Claude Monet from 1883 until his death in 1926. On a visit to Monet’s home and gardens, discover the subtle palette of colors that inspired his Water Lilies series and gave rise to a new way of seeing. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from April through October.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $95)

Day 9: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to continue exploring Paris.

Add Paris Starting from pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Paris: the city of life, love and light. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the mysterious Mona Lisa, from the bustling Champs-Élysées to the winding streets of Montmartre, you'll find romance, history and beauty. Browse boutiques, stroll manicured parks, take a seat at a sidewalk cafe and watch the sun set over the Seine.

Paris 2 nights Hotel info

Day 9: Free day in Paris

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in the City of Light or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Montmartre Wine Tasting & Dinner $125pp* Details

Start off your evening with a walk through Pigalle’s cabaret-lined streets, passing by Moulin Rouge on the way. Then, take a funicular ride to the top of Montmartre, the highest point of the city, and explore the lively area around the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Afterward, enjoy a French wine tasting led by a local expert and a delicious three-course dinner.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $135)

Day 10: Free day in Paris

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day in Paris.

Day 11: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Passport & visa requirements

  • This tour visits the United Kingdom and France. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.

  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.

  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.

  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.    

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.

  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.

  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains.

  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

Transportation & arrival information

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in London and depart from Paris. When you first arrive in London, a driver from a private chauffeur service will be standing at the arrival gate with your name on a message board. If you do not see your driver, please remain in the arrival lounge, as the driver may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the shuttle at the time of your arrival. For more details, please reference the London transfer information included in your Go Kit.

  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.

  • A train ride from London to Paris is included in the price of your tour.

  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. 

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs. 

  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. 

  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.

  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Clothing & packing tips

  • We recommend lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.

  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.

  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.

  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).


  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to the countries on this tour. 

  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at

  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.

  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to My Account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.


  • For traditional English fare at a reasonable price, try a pub meal of fish and chips or bangers and mash. Stilton cheese, steak and kidney pie and Cumberland sausages are also worth a try. 

  • Modern-day London boasts an array of diverse international restaurants. Popular options include Indian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Greek and West African cuisine. Sip afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods for the ultimate in English tradition. 

  • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, patés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.

Electricity & air conditioning

  • England operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins.

  • France operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E or F plugs with two small, round pins. 

  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.  

  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel. 

  • Some of the hotels on this tour will provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed. 


  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply. 

  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches. 

  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.

Time zones

  • England is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

  • France is one hour ahead of GMT and six hours ahead of EST. 

  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 5pm in London and 6pm in Paris.


  • You will use the Pound sterling in England and the euro in France. 

  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, but you may choose to order some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. 

  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed. 

  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. 

  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.


  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.

  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.

  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. 

  • Tips can only be paid in cash. 

Purchasing excursions on tour

  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.

  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for excursions. 

  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged. 

  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

See what our travelers say about this tour—all reviews are authentic and unedited.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/17/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5


The entire experience was outstanding! (I would give it 6 stars if I could.) The client support before the tour was great. The tour was excellent from the plane connections to the pick-up at the airport. Our tour director "Suzy" helped us with all our plans. She helped us get tickets for a show in London and again in Paris. The guides in London (Eric) and Paris (Emmanuelle) were fantastic. The Hotels had GREAT breakfast buffets at no extra charge. Both hotels were convenient to transportation, restaurants and supermarkets. This Go Ahead Tour was the PERFECT match of escorted excursions and time on your own!


Hi Ken! We’re thrilled that you had an outstanding time in London and Paris and that you felt supported before embarking on tour. We appreciate your feedback regarding your Tour Director and local guides, and we will be sure to share it with them. It’s also great to hear you enjoyed the hotels, as well as the balance of guided time and free time. Thank you for your review, and we look forward to your next tour!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | October 11, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/27/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5


The London and Paris Tour was amazing! I loved the tour director Paul and I loved our London tour guide Joel. Go Ahead definitely knows how to plan a tour and how to pick the perfect tour director and tour guides. I can not wait to go on my next tour! Probably back to London! Thank you Go Ahead Tours!


Hi Jennifer! Thank you for traveling with us. We’re so glad you enjoyed this tour, and we can’t wait to welcome you on the next one!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | September 28, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/19/2016

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: AL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great "First" Trip to London and Paris

This tour was a great way for our family (20 with our extended family) to get to see the highlights of London and Paris and spend time together. Though some of the group had been before, many had not, and the time available by visiting just two ciites gave us lots of opportunities to see the highlights of each city. The 2 day extension in Paris is a "must", because there is so much to see and two full days (after the travel day) is just not enough. It's a great value for the extra time. Our tour guide, Stefania, was excellent, and always available and willing to help us with directions, suggestions, advice, etc. The hotel breakfasts included were convenient and ok, and the two dinners (welcome dinner, goodbye dinner) were really only average, but it was nice to have an "easy" option for a meal with such a large group. The dinner on the optional excursion for the Seine river cruise was not good, as it was in a very cramped space with food that was not that great. All in all, travel with Go Ahead tours is a good value, nice hotels, great tour guide, easy transportation.


Hi Julie! How special that you were able to experience this tour with your family! We hope you were able to make many unforgettable memories along the way. We agree that extending in Paris is a great idea, and we’re glad you chose to do it. You’re right that there’s just so much to see! We appreciate your feedback regarding your Tour Director, and we’re glad to learn that she added value to your overall experience. We regret that the dinner included in the Seine River Cruise optional did not meet your expectations, and we will share this with our Operations team. Thank you for your valuable feedback, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 10, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5


My son, my sister..and I were love it..we enjoyed all, we meet nice ppl,..very very good ppl, we are planning for another trip in the future. Thank you

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/22/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

London and Paris

Our tour director, Lexi, was excellent! We don't speak Frech (yet) so we were a bit intimidated in Paris. Lexi really helped us out by teaching us some basics so we could get anywhere we waned by taxi, in the Metro, or just walking about. The hotel location in London was superb. London was wonderful, and I'm already wanting to go back. Thanks for an excellent tour!


Hi Patricia! We’re delighted to learn that your Tour Director was a great resource for you, particularly in grasping some basic French. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the hotel in London and will be sure to pass it along to our teams internally. Thank you for your review, and we hope to travel with you again soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | July 05, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/28/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5


This was my first guided tour and I must say that I was totally impressed with everything! From the arrangements and execution of the tour, no stone was left unturned. Our flights were well coordinated, the accommodations were comfortable and located nicely. The excursions were very informative. Angus was excellent and our tour guide, Matt Bittell was OUTSTANDING!! We will be requesting him on future tours. Thank you for making this a smooth, painless and very enjoyable vacation!!


Hi Roleen! Thank you for your review. We're so glad you were impressed with your first tour and that you feel it was well-planned. We will be sure to pass along your feedback regarding Angus and your Tour Director. Thank you for choosing Go Ahead, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | June 07, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/21/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fantastic Trip!

This was our first trip to Europe from the U.S. Go Ahead planned our tour so much better than we could have on our own! The hotels were very nice and centrally located, the included meals were delicious, and the Tour Director (Richard) made us feel like family instead of clients. We participated in several of the optional tours (Windsor Castle, Versailles, and Giverny) and still had a bit of time to explore on our own. Although we just returned, we're planning our next trip already.


Hi Michelle! We’re glad that your first trip to Europe went well. We love to hear that you’re already planning your next tour, and we look forward to welcoming you on it! Thank you for your fantastic review.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | June 03, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/14/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: NV

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fabulous vacation.

What a great vacation. I will definitely travel with go ahead again. The tour director made the vacation a wonderful experience. She was always available and gave individual attention to everyone in the group.The hotels were some of the best I have ever stayed in and I have traveled extensively for the past 50 years. Kudos to go ahead tours.


Hi Helen! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your vacation. It sounds like your Tour Director was a wonderful resource for you, and we’re glad to hear it. We’re also pleased to learn that the hotels were some of the best you’ve ever stayed in. Wow! Thank you for your review, and let us know when you’re ready to travel again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 26, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/12/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: SK

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fantastic Mom and Daughter Vacation!

My Mom and I went on the London & Paris trip in May and had a fantastic time!! The trip really began with GoAhead's customer service-they were wonderful to deal with; setting up a stay ahead for us in London, giving us advice on transportation from the airport to the hotel, calling prior to departure with details and answering any questions we had no matter how big or small. The customer service really helped set us up for a great time. Special thanks to Kelsey, I think I must've called her 5 times!!!! On tour, our guide Kathy was really amazing-always there for advice on how to fill our free time, got us group tickets to Wicked and even helped us attend a steeple chase in Paris!! Our hotels were exceptional-London was smaller, with tons of character, close to many museums, and amazing food-our welcome supper was fantastic, and our glasses never empty; Paris was larger, with a more modern feel, and both were in perfect locations! We had plenty of optional excursions, and were also able confidently explore on our own, as well. GoAhead really paid attention to details that mattered and it didn't go unrecognized. I can't wait to travel with GoAhead again soon!! Thanks so much!


Hi Ashley! We're happy to hear you and your mom had a wonderful time in London & Paris. We're very pleased that you felt prepared and cared for by our Customer Service team. We will be sure to pass along your feedback to our managers. With regard to your tour, we're glad you enjoyed the meals and accommodations, as well as your Tour Director. It's also wonderful to know that you felt confident exploring on your own. We thank you for your review, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | June 21, 2016

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 12/29/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AZ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Tour, London, Paris

We were impressed with the transportation, transfers and guided tours of both London and Paris. The tour director was very knowledgeable as were the guides on the two bus tours. Information for best places to visit and how to get around the cities was plentiful and very helpful. All connections were timely and without problems as were the hotel accommodations. The low point was the food. The welcome dinner food in London was served cold and very uninspiring. The dinner in Paris was almost inedible and also served cold. Those items noted, we would definitely consider Go Ahead for future trips.


Hi Todd! Thank you for writing a review! We’re so happy the logistics of your trip were seamless and that you would definitely consider Go Ahead for future travel. Our Tour Directors are indeed very knowledgeable and know all the tips for enhancing your tour experience. We regret to hear you didn’t enjoy your culinary experience. Our Operations team carefully selects our restaurants based on strict criteria, including location, reputation, value and cultural authenticity. That said, we keep detailed record of traveler feedback regarding our restaurants, and we use that feedback to continuously evaluate them. Again, we thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and we hope to welcome you on another Go Ahead tour soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | January 27, 2016

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