Castles & Kings: London to Paris

History comes alive on this family vacation - visit the Eiffel Tower, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Versailles, the Louvre and see a West End play. Ride a bicycle through the Royal Parks, the London Eye in a private capsule, a speedboat on the Thames; go on a spy walk, a scavenger hunt and much more!



History, art and royalty come to life on our landmark family trip to London and Paris. Seek clues on a London spy walk see sights aboard a private double-decker bus enjoy a speedboat adventure on the Thames catch a hit play in the West End. Across the Channel, stroll through a fairy tale French palace hunt for the treasures of the Musee du Louvre and whirl around the Tuileries Garden's carousel. See the most coveted attractions in unforgettable ways on our London and Paris family vacation. Peer into Royal life at Windsor Castle take no prisoners at the Tower of London pedal through Royal Parks catch a bird's-eye view on a private London Eye capsule and hide away in the British Secret Service's former quarters. Then cross under the English Channel to Paris, where you'll step into 17th-century opulence at Palace of Versailles explore the Louvre on a scavenger hunt see street artists at work in Montmartre.

History, art and royalty come to life on our landmark family trip to London and Paris. Seek clues on a London spy walk see sights aboard a private double-decker bus enjoy a speedboat adventure on the Thames catch a hit play in the West End. Across the Channel, stroll through a fairy tale French palace hunt for the treasures of the Musee du Louvre and whirl around the Tuileries Garden's carousel. See the most coveted attractions in unforgettable ways on our London and Paris family vacation. Peer into Royal life at Windsor Castle take no prisoners at the Tower of London pedal through Royal Parks catch a bird's-eye view on a private London Eye capsule and hide away in the British Secret Service's former quarters. Then cross under the English Channel to Paris, where you'll step into 17th-century opulence at Palace of Versailles explore the Louvre on a scavenger hunt see street artists at work in Montmartre.

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Select departure dates enjoy an after-hours visit at Musee du Louvre; ask at booking for details (specially priced from $5,990 per person); other dates enjoy a privately guided tour and embark on a scavenger hunt through the museum
  • Visit Chateau de Versailles, a 2,300 room palace built by Louis XIV, hearing what life was like in rooms such as the Hall of Mirrors; walk in the formal gardens
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, and drivers
  • An interactive London Spy Walk
  • A guided tour through the British Museum
  • Private double-decker bus tour of London and a private capsule, sightseeing high above the city on the London Eye
  • A speedboat adventure on the River Thames
  • A bicycle ride adventure through the London Royal Parks
  • Tickets to a hit show in London's West End theatre district

  • Call 800-749-7625 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16589888

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2022
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonArrive London / Double-Decker Fun

    Tour begins: 3:00 PM, The Royal Horseguards. Welcome to merrie olde England for the start of Tauck Bridges' fun and enriching London and Paris family vacation! A transfer is included from London's Heathrow Airport to The Royal Horseguards. Climb aboard one of London's signature double-decker buses for a private guided tour of this grand capital city, which you'll learn about on a four-night stay in the heart of it all at The Royal Horseguards, the former WWI-era headquarters of the British Secret Service. Get to know your fellow travelers at our welcome reception and dinner tonight.



    Lodging: The Royal Horseguards

    Meals: D
    Day 2LondonTowering London / Thames Speedboat

    Meet the Beefeaters who watch over the Tower of London and the famous ravens that live within its walls; see the Bloody Tower and the British Empire's priceless Crown Jewels. You'll explore more than history today as you embark on a thrilling speedboat adventure* along the River Thames... then ride 450 feet above the city in a glass pod - a private one, thanks to Tauck Bridges - on the celebrated London Eye, the world's highest observation wheel. The remainder of the day is free to explore London as you please.



    Lodging: The Royal Horseguards

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3LondonFrom Windsor Castle to the West End

    The home of English kings and queens for over 900 years, stately Windsor Castle is still a residence of the British Royal Family - and you'll tour this castle fit for a queen (or a king) today. As your exciting Tauck Bridges family vacation continues this afternoon to London, join us on a bicycle ride* through the British capital's Royal Parks. After dinner on your own this evening, your family enjoys a special treat... a performance of a hit show in London's West End Theatre District!



    Lodging: The Royal Horseguards

    Meals: B
    Day 4LondonMuseum Exploring and Spy Walking

    Although two million years' worth of history and culture might be a little tough to see in one day, you'll get a taste of what the fascinating British Museum has to offer on a guided tour of this amazing place - housing the world's most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts, from maps to mummies and more, in nearly two-and-a-half miles' worth of galleries. Later, it's spy versus spy on an afternoon Spy Walk, where you'll become a secret agent and try to save the world... will you rescue the damsel in distress... and what about the white cat? Return to your London hotel - where real spies of the British Secret Service roamed the halls a century ago during World War I - for your family's final evening in London, spent as you please.



    Lodging: The Royal Horseguards

    Meals: B, L
    Day 5ParisEurostar to Paris / Ile de la Cite

    Say Cheerio to London as you ride aboard the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris. You'll travel under the English Channel through the engineering marvel known as the Channel Tunnel (unofficially called the Chunnel) - arriving in Paris before you know it. Enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring some of the French capital's highlights, followed by a visit to the Ile de la Cite in the River Seine. Check into your chic new boutique hotel, then join us for dinner this evening at an authentic Parisian brasserie where you will experience a real taste of life in Paris!



    Lodging: Fauchon L'Hotel Paris

    Meals: B, D
    Day 6ParisVersailles and the Eiffel Tower

    Today takes you about an hour outside the city for a guided visit to Chateau de Versailles, built by King Louis XIV and the largest palace in Europe, revealing a realm of grandeur and riches beyond imagination; it would cost more than $2 billion to build this sprawling palace complex today! Explore the opulent palace with a local guide and view the exquisite gardens, among the most extraordinary and famous in the world. Following lunch at a Versailles cafe, return to Paris for a visit to the Eiffel Tower, an afternoon sightseeing tour, and a free evening to enjoy more of Paris as you wish.



    Lodging: Fauchon L'Hotel Paris

    Meals: B, L
    Day 7ParisMusee du Louvre, Montmartre & a magical farewell

    Explore the treasures of one of the world's most famous museums this morning - Musee du Louvre, home to Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, the 2nd-century Greek sculpture, Venus de Milo, and about 35,000 other works of art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century housed in this former palace - on a guided scavenger hunt and tour that also includes nearby Tuileries Garden, a leafy public park with fountains and one of the most popular carousels in Paris. A petite train takes you to hilltop Montmartre, an artsy neighborhood of winding streets, corner cafes, bakeries, and shops under the benevolent shadow of the beautiful white-domed Sacre-Coeur Basilica, with inspiring views of the city below. Montmartre has long been a magnet for artists, including Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso who painted many of their works here. Following some free time this afternoon, join us this evening for our private, exclusive farewell dinner at a local restaurant where an interactive magic show teaches the kids some amazing tricks.



    Lodging: Fauchon L'Hotel Paris

    Meals: B, D
    Day 8ParisJourney home

    Tour ends: Paris. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from Fauchon L'Hotel Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for your flight check-in.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Dates/Pricing

    Click Quote or call 800-749-7625 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/09/2023$5,990.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    06/08/2023$6,290.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    06/18/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    06/22/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    06/25/2023$6,290.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    07/02/2023$6,290.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/06/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/09/2023$6,290.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/13/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/16/2023$6,290.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/20/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/23/2023$6,290.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/30/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/06/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/13/2023$6,590.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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      History comes alive on this family vacation - visit the Eiffel Tower, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Versailles, the Louvre and see a West End play.

     
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