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!



Different chapters of history come to life around every corner in London when you and your family... go on a spy walk and be a detective... explore aboard a private double-decker bus... have a speedboat adventure on the Thames River... bicycle in the Royal Parks... see a play in the West End... visit the most royal of French palaces... go on a scavenger hunt in Musee du Louvre... ride the carousel in the Tuileries Garden... Picture you and your family ruling England from inside Windsor Castle... but don't wind up a prisoner in the Tower of London. Take a bicycle ride through the Royal Parks, and stay stealthy on a spy walk. Ride a double-decker bus... the London Eye in a private capsule... and a speedboat on the Thames! Then cross the English Channel aboard the Eurostar for more historic adventures in Paris. Step into the 17th century at the opulent Palace of Versailles... discover the Louvre's treasures on a scavenger hunt... see street artists at work in Montmartre and more!1

Different chapters of history come to life around every corner in London when you and your family... go on a spy walk and be a detective... explore aboard a private double-decker bus... have a speedboat adventure on the Thames River... bicycle in the Royal Parks... see a play in the West End... visit the most royal of French palaces... go on a scavenger hunt in Musee du Louvre... ride the carousel in the Tuileries Garden... Picture you and your family ruling England from inside Windsor Castle... but don't wind up a prisoner in the Tower of London. Take a bicycle ride through the Royal Parks, and stay stealthy on a spy walk. Ride a double-decker bus... the London Eye in a private capsule... and a speedboat on the Thames! Then cross the English Channel aboard the Eurostar for more historic adventures in Paris. Step into the 17th century at the opulent Palace of Versailles... discover the Louvre's treasures on a scavenger hunt... see street artists at work in Montmartre and more!1

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - March 29, June 4 & 11, and July 30 departures enjoy a special after-hours private visit and scavenger hunt in Musee du Louvre when one of the world's favorite museums is closed to the public
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, and drivers
  • London Spy Walk
  • A guided tour through the British Museum
  • Private double-decker bus tour aboard 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 (877) 224-3779 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14710353

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2020
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonArrive London and take a tour by private double-decker bus

    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 2LondonThe Tower, the Thames by speedboat & the London Eye

    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. Tonight's dinner is a Tauck Exclusive - a progressive dinner thought fashionable Soho; explore historical sites and landmarks led by an expert foodie guide - and enjoy food tastings at some of the best Soho restaurants where you'll meet the owners and hear their stories.



    Lodging:The Royal Horseguards

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 3LondonWindsor Castle, bicycling & a West End show

    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 tonight... a performance of a hit show in London's West End Theatre District!



    Lodging:The Royal Horseguards

    Meals: B
    Day 4LondonBritish Museum plus a London spy walk

    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 5ParisUnder the Channel by Eurostar to Paris

    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 6ParisAn opulent chateau at Versailles & more in Paris

    Today takes you about an hour outside the city for a guided visit to Château 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. Return to Paris for a special lunch, followed by 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 7ParisLouvre scavenger hunt & Montmartre visit

    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 the nearby Tuileries Garden. Then ride the Petit Train to discover the special joie de vivre atmosphere of hilltop Montmartre, where poets, writers and artists have practiced their crafts for centuries; a guided walking tour may reveal them at work. Following some free time this afternoon, join us this evening for our private, exclusive and magical farewell dinner at a local restaurant.



    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. Fond memories of your trip will linger long after you return home.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Disclaimer
    * 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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    • 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.