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London & Paris

with Paris extension
  • Duration: 9 or 11 days
  • Group size: 15-38
  • Reviews: 191
Slip away for a stay in two of Europe’s leading capital cities.

Take in all the local highlights on citywide tours of London and Paris before going off to create your own experiences. Keep an eye out for 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.

Your tour package includes
  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 2 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
Included highlights
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Eurostar train ride
  • Eiffel Tower photo stop
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Day-by-day itinerary
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London4 nights
Day 2: Arrival in London
Included meal: Dinner

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

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meal: 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, weddings, and funerals

• View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, 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.

Windsor Castle
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 4: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in London or add an excursion.

Stonehenge & Oxford
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 5: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Take another day to explore London at your leisure or add excursions.

Tower of London & Thames River Cruise
Excursion (additional cost)
London Eye & Pub Dinner
Excursion (additional cost)
Paris3 nights
Day 6: Eurostar train ride to Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Board the famed high-speed Eurostar train, and be whisked beneath the English Channel as you journey to Gare du Nord in Paris, France. Spend free time in Paris or add an excursion.

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Paris
Included meal: 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 to view 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.

(Please note: Versailles Palace & Gardens excursion may be offered on day 8, depending on the day of the week.)

Versailles Palace & Gardens
Excursion (additional cost)
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, celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner.

Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 9: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

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

Extension to Paris

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

Paris2 nights
Day 9: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

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

Paris Theatre Show
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 10: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend another free day in Paris or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Paris Home-Hosted Dinner
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews
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191
4.6 average
Another great EF tour
by 6th time traveler 

Great tour and fantastic tour director Richard Polley.

London-Paris Review
by 2nd time traveler 

Just can't say enough wonderful things about our Tour Director, Matt. He was knowledgeable, always thoughtful and considerate of each traveler and their needs. This was our first tour with Go Ahead and can't wait to travel with them again on our next adventure! Highly recommended!!!!

Exceptional and informative
by 2nd time traveler 

Very informative and enjoyable tour especially our tour guide Matthew Billett, he was great and went beyond what we expected. He took us on walks around different parts of London and Paris.

Patricia Fabulous Team
by 2nd time traveler 

Patricia fabulous team members would like to thank Go Ahead Tours for such an awesome experience visiting London and Paris. We had a splendid time in London and Paris. The river cruise, the sight seeing tours, accommodations, food and shopping were great. Our tour director Matthew was very informati...

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by 2nd time traveler 

For the most part, this was a good trip. Ali was absolutely wonderful. The hotel in London was nice and the food was good. I must say the service in our Paris hotel was not that good, but the breakfast provided was good. In the bar at the Paris hotel was a disappointment. I tried to go into the bar...

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Hotels, flights, & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.

Hilton Kensington

This stylish hotel is located in the district of Holland Park in London. Guests enjoy a restaurant, fitness room, and sauna. Nearby, you’ll find Kensi...

Crowne Plaza Paris-Republique

This comfortable hotel is located in Canal Saint-Martin. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, room service, and a fitness center. Nearby, you’ll find Place de la ...

Flights

Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.

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  • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
  • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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FAQ
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.
  • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
  • 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 Tours 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 Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours 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
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
  • 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).
Health
  • 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 [cdc.gov](https://www.cdc.gov).
  • 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 Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
Cuisine
  • 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.
Connectivity
  • 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 Time (ET).
  • 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.
Currency
  • 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.
Tipping
  • 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 to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD 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.
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52 Departures
Tour prices are per person, before flights, and based on two travelers per hotel room.
May 25–Jun 2, 2019
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Jul 9–Jul 17, 2019
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Aug 20–Aug 28, 2019
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Oct 12–Oct 20, 2019
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Nov 2–Nov 10, 2019
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Dec 7–Dec 15, 2019
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Jan 7–Jan 15, 2020
$2,649$2,399
Feb 15–Feb 23, 2020
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Mar 21–Mar 29, 2020
$2,699$2,449
Apr 11–Apr 19, 2020
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May 2–May 10, 2020
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May 5–May 13, 2020
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May 9–May 17, 2020
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May 16–May 24, 2020
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May 23–May 31, 2020
$2,949$2,799
May 30–Jun 7, 2020
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Jun 23–Jul 1, 2020
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Jun 27–Jul 5, 2020
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Jul 7–Jul 15, 2020
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Jul 11–Jul 19, 2020
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Jul 14–Jul 22, 2020
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Jul 18–Jul 26, 2020
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Aug 1–Aug 9, 2020
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Aug 11–Aug 19, 2020
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Aug 18–Aug 26, 2020
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Sep 1–Sep 9, 2020
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Sep 5–Sep 13, 2020
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Sep 15–Sep 23, 2020
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Sep 19–Sep 27, 2020
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Oct 10–Oct 18, 2020
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Oct 24–Nov 1, 2020
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Nov 7–Nov 15, 2020
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Dec 5–Dec 13, 2020
$2,699$2,399
Jan 5–Jan 13, 2021
$2,649
Feb 13–Feb 21, 2021
Extension available
$2,699
Mar 20–Mar 28, 2021
$2,699
Apr 10–Apr 18, 2021
Extension available
$2,749
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