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London & Paris

9 days
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

Maximum tour group size: 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 gloriously illuminated monuments of Paris glittering alongside the riverbanks. Please note: The dress code may vary depending on your restaurant. 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

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 $349 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.

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 gloriously illuminated monuments of Paris glittering alongside the riverbanks. Please note: The dress code may vary depending on your restaurant. 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

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 $349 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.

How's the weather?

  • London, England
  • Paris, France
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa Requirements

In order to enter Great Britain and France, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is 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.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. 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 detailed information regarding luggage 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 internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height). Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Baggage Handling

Please note that porter service cannot be guaranteed on the Eurostar train. Please be prepared to handle your own baggage.

Clothing & Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

There are no major health risks associated with traveling to the United Kingdom and France. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Cuisine

For traditional British fare at a reasonable price, try a pub meal. Stilton cheese, Cumberland sausages and steak and kidney pie are regional specialties. For the ultimate in English tradition, sip afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods. Modern-day London also boasts an array of ethnic restaurants unmatched by almost any other city in the world. Throughout Paris, you’ll find endless opportunities to sample wonderful food at every price range. For a casual snack or picnic, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, patés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread and fruit. Sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, filled with cheese, ham, fruit or chocolate, and mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from the cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is popular, offering a three- or four-course set menu for a good price.

Transportation

Round-trip flights arrive in London and depart from Paris. When you first arrive in London, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. There is an included transfer on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris. All other transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the two cities by public transportation. London’s tube system consists of 12 lines. Tickets and passes can be purchased in singles or in bulk. London also has an extensive bus system. Paris’ massive Métro is world-class, efficient and easy to navigate. Make sure to take time and look for the best deal on travel passes. Ask your Tour Director which pass might work best.

Electricity

The United Kingdom operates on 240 volts; France operates on the European standard 220 volts.

Time Zones

The United Kingdom is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Paris 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.

Currency

The British pound and the euro (in France) are the currencies you’ll be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in your destination countries rather than in the United States, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We advise that you take a combination of bank/ATM cards and credit cards. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

How's the weather?

  • London, England
  • Paris, France
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa Requirements

In order to enter Great Britain and France, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is 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.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. 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 detailed information regarding luggage 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 internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height). Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Baggage Handling

Please note that porter service cannot be guaranteed on the Eurostar train. Please be prepared to handle your own baggage.

Clothing & Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

There are no major health risks associated with traveling to the United Kingdom and France. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Cuisine

For traditional British fare at a reasonable price, try a pub meal. Stilton cheese, Cumberland sausages and steak and kidney pie are regional specialties. For the ultimate in English tradition, sip afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods. Modern-day London also boasts an array of ethnic restaurants unmatched by almost any other city in the world. Throughout Paris, you’ll find endless opportunities to sample wonderful food at every price range. For a casual snack or picnic, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, patés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread and fruit. Sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, filled with cheese, ham, fruit or chocolate, and mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from the cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is popular, offering a three- or four-course set menu for a good price.

Transportation

Round-trip flights arrive in London and depart from Paris. When you first arrive in London, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. There is an included transfer on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris. All other transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the two cities by public transportation. London’s tube system consists of 12 lines. Tickets and passes can be purchased in singles or in bulk. London also has an extensive bus system. Paris’ massive Métro is world-class, efficient and easy to navigate. Make sure to take time and look for the best deal on travel passes. Ask your Tour Director which pass might work best.

Electricity

The United Kingdom operates on 240 volts; France operates on the European standard 220 volts.

Time Zones

The United Kingdom is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Paris 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.

Currency

The British pound and the euro (in France) are the currencies you’ll be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in your destination countries rather than in the United States, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We advise that you take a combination of bank/ATM cards and credit cards. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 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

Traveled On: 5/28/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fantastic!

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

Traveled On: 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

Traveled On: 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

Traveled On: 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

Traveled On: 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

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 10/10/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: GA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best experience ever

Pascal was the best tour guide we could have asked for. We had a great group of fellow travelers on this tour with us which made everything so much fun. If the excursions still had room we were able to add them on with no troubles so we added in the dinner and river cruise in Paris and the Windsor Castle/Oxford in London and they were Fabulous! Stonehenge is a must see as well! The private coaches were so comfortable to travel around each city and to and from the excursions we had more than enough room. The hotels were comfortable and much bigger than I imagined. I will definitely use go ahead in the future. We are looking at Italy next, I can't wait!

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4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 9/26/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: OH

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Overall, an Excellent Trip

This was my first trip abroad, as well as my first tour with Go Ahead. Our tour director, Ali, was very helpful. She went out of her way to help folks get tickets for shows, make plans, and visit museums. Unless she was leading an excursion, she was almost always available in the hotel lobby for help and advice. She also added nice touches like running out to get champagne (and sparkling juice for the younger folks) for our river cruise in Paris. She did her best to keep us running on time. The local guides in London and Paris were also fantastic! Their knowledge was impressive, and I felt like I got so much more out of our trip by going on excursions led by them. Our transportation from the airport in London to our hotel was a bit of a problem, though. Our flight was delayed last minute, and Go Ahead never got the taxi service up to speed. We had to call them internationally to get it sorted out. But they answered right away and were happy to help, despite the time difference. Transportation to the airport on the way home went off without a hitch. My main complaint was the neighborhood of the hotel in London. Accommodations were perfectly fine, but the location was far from central. It was a 30-40 minute underground ride to get to the heart of the city. This made it really hard to come back to the hotel to rest or change clothes. It made every day a marathon. The location of the Paris hotel was great. It was away from the more touristy areas (and away from the pick-pockets that crowd those areas), but it was still easy to get to all the must-see places. Overall, it was a great experience.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/12/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

more than my expectations

Thank you again for a wonderfully organized London- Paris 9 day tour!! I can depend on Go Ahead Tours to always make things right even when little things go wrong. We waited for a bus to pick us up in London for an excursion and it was 50 min late. Richard did everything he could to get us a bus. And when it came 50 min late, the company approved him to give us free subway passes for the day. We were very happy because we had planned to do this anyway. I have recommended this company to all my friends and family if they ever wish to take a European vacation and have the security of knowing someone is watching your back, to go with Go Ahead Tours!! Thanks again for a wonderful adventure!! 9 days is plenty for me- we walked an average of 8 miles per day for our excursions and to see the things we wanted to see. :)

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/7/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director EVER!!!

Matt was our tour guide. He was absolutely STELLAR! He is always so cheerful, positive, and helpful. He was a font of information and important tips about London and Paris. We could and did call him many times when we got lost in the subway systems [despite the maps he gave us], and he never seemed exasperated when, I'm sure, many other tour directors would have lost patience with us. He even texted us a couple of times to make sure we were okay. I left my camera in the dining room at the hotel in Paris on our first morning. I went back for it a few minutes later and it was gone. I told the person in charge and she asked the waiters if they had seen it. They said no, but it was clear from their snickering that they had taken it. I told Matt and he went to bat for me. He talked to the manager of food services, and I believe he also took the matter to hotel security. Two mornings later my camera was returned to me by hotel staff with no explanation. That was fine. I'm certain that wouldn't have happened if not for Matt. In so many ways, my travel companion and I feel that Matt went far above and beyond what he was required to do in order to make our trip the very best possible experience.

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