Here’s a suggested group tour…
LONDON - PARIS - THE EUROSTAR
(9 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS)
DAY 1 - FLY
Enjoy your trans-Atlantic overnight flight to London.
The number one visited city of all Europe!
DAY 2 – ARRIVE LONDON - EASY
Upon arrival we will clear customs
and transfer to our West End or City hotel. Depending on our flight arrival time we may take all
guests on an orientation tour. On checking into our hotel we will have time for a siesta
or a “jaunt” over to Leister Square to pickup those half price theatre tickets….”Jersey Boys”,
Grease, or whatever at the TKTS booth. If we have included theatre tickets, we will
depart for a matinee in the late afternoon. Dinner follows. Overnight-
DAY 3 –
CITY TOUR, BUCKINGAM PALACE AND LONDON TOWER
After a hearty English Breakfast we board our private coach for a tour
of London and the West End before we arrive at Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guards
(if scheduled). Lunch follows, then it’s off to visit the other major sites of
London including a visit to the dreaded castle known as “The Tower of London” to see the “Queens Jewel’s”.
We will also visit Westminster Abbey, view the Parliament Buildings and its famous Big Ben Clock. Dinner
follows. Perhaps some free time tonight to take in a show or visit Piccadilly at night or take a ride on
one of the largest Ferris Wheels in the world, The London Eye. Overnight – London
DAY 4 PORTOBELLO ROAD AND WINDSOR CASTLE
After breakfast, we board our private
coach for a visit to one of the most famous flea markets in the world. Our tour director will suggest various items which
can be purchased and are quite small to take home. Then it’s off to Windsor Castle and lunch,
the weekend and summer residence of the Queen. There is always the possibility of meeting the Queen
here. You may be able to wave to her, but I do not think we will be invited to enjoy “high
tea” with her. We will take a tour of the castle then visit historic Windsor.
Feel free to have coffee, or tea with crumpets and “clotted cream” and strawberry jam
at the Windsor Chocolate shop. Dinner follows at the Original Carvery. You must
bring your appetite to this one, it’s a feast. Overnight- London
DAY 5 SALISBURY AND PRE-HISTORIC STONEHENGE
Once again , another day in England takes
us to “The West” country.Our
first stop is in Salisbury where we visit the 13th Century Cathedral. Next it’s on to visit the 4,000
year old stone pillars of Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain. This is still a mystery. Were
the 40 ton rocks a calendar, a temple or what?. How did they get there? After 4000 years, we still
don’t know. Lunch and shopping in Salisbury follows. We return
to London in the late afternoon for an hour at "Harrods" the most famous department store in the world and then
it's on to St. Pancras station for our Eurostar train ride to Paris. Overnight – Paris
6 PARIS CITY TOUR
Today we board our private touring
coach for an orientation tour of The City of Lights. We will pass through all the historic points
of this world capital. We will make stops and visit the Eiffel Tower, Invalides and Notre Dame. Dinner
follows, overnight- Paris
THE MUSEUM OF ALL MUSEUMS --- THE LOUVE
we will enjoy the most famous Museum in the world…The Louve. In addition, we will have a few minutes
to view Da vinci's Mona Lisa, acclaimed to be the most valuable art of its type
in the world. The painting is priceless. Then it’s on to a one hour cruise on the Seine River on
board one of the “Bateaux Mouches”. We will have lunch. Then
it’s on for free time for shopping on the Champs Elysees with its Arch of Triumph.
The Champs is the largest boulevard in Paris. There are shops here for everyone’s
budget. Before, dinner we will enjoy a Paris by night city tour with lights. Dinner
follows . Overnight – Paris, France
DAY 8 DAY TRIP TO VERSAILLES THE PALACE OF PALACES
we will visit the Palace of Palaces…… Versailles and the town of Versailles.
Built by King Henry the 14th, there is no comparison on earth
of the magnitude of this Palace. The size of it is “mindbogling”. We will
tour many of the rooms then visit the Hall of Mirrors where stately dinners and dances took place while the people of France
were starving in 1789. Of course, everyone knows what the Queen said when she was informed that the people
were starving and needed just bread to stay alive, she said “If there is no bread, then let them eat cake”.
She paid for this comment with her life. Even Ben Franklin and Thom Jefferson dined in this great
hall while visiting France as diplomats of the newly formed United States of America. We visit the
town of Versailles for lunch and free time. We return about 5PM for a siesta. Dinner
follows. Overnight – Paris or DeGaulle Airport, France.
DAY 9 FRI - WE FLY HOME FROM PARIS
We will transfer
to Charles De Gaulle or Orly Airport for our flight back to America. On arrival our
coach will take us back to the Big Y in Ludlow.
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