Enjoy the best of two amazing European destinations with this seven-night London and Paris vacation!
You’ll begin in London, England's cosmopolitan capital, with the opportunity to explore its rich history of pomp and pageantry, cutting-edge global dining, world-famous museums and vibrant theater scene. Your home-away-from-home for the next 3 nights is the lovely 4-star Kensington Close Hotel, situated in a landmark location near historic Hyde Park, and within walking distance of Oxford and Bond Streets. This elegant, recently refurbished hotel is situated in one of the most sought-after areas in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, seamlessly blending comfort and character with style and sophistication. History has it that this building sits on land once co-owned by Sir Isaac Newton almost 300 years ago!
You'll enjoy a scenic journey on the Eurostar train from London to Paris, where you’ll spend your next four nights exploring this magical city. Eurostar is the only high-speed train that directly links the UK to France via the Channel Tunnel (“Chunnel”), taking travelers from city center to city center in just over two hours!
Paris has the reputation of being one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities, with historic associations and a contemporary influence in the worlds of culture, food, art, fashion and design. Your home in Paris will be the charming Villa Beaumarchais – located in the heart of the Marais district, and providing a tranquil environment away from the city’s hustle and bustle, yet within easy reach of all the important sights and landmarks.
Upgrade your stay to the luxurious 5-star Westbury Mayfair in London and the 5-star Hotel Bel Ami in Paris: Click Here
Add an extra night at the Kensington Close Hotel in London For only $100 more per person (by changing the drop-down number of nights in the "Plan your trip" section)
Add an extra night at the Kensington Close Hotel in London and an extra night at the Villa Beaumarchais in Paris for only $200 more per person
Add the Paris by Night Cruise, City & Eiffel Tower tour, and the Royal London tour for only $150 more per person: Click Here.
Traveling Alone?-- Pay only a $600 single supplement. (Not available for the 5-star upgrade package)
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Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process; carriers may vary based on city of origin.
Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees.
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Kensington Close Hotel in London is an elegant property situated in one of the most sought after areas in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This well-placed, unique Kensington accommodation blends chic and efficiency in perfect harmony, and is ideal for shopping, with High Street Kensington on its doorstep.
Simple elegance springs up in your mind when you enter the Kensington Close Hotel, where comfort and character blend seamlessly with style and sophistication. It offers a unique blend of contemporary style, designer classiness and calm, yet airy ambiance, along with a landmark London location. Recently fully refurbished, the hotel boasts comfortable and well-equipped accommodations, outstanding dining and lounge options, and the eMotion health club and spa, with a state-of-the-art fitness center and the largest indoor heated swimming pool in the Kensington area.
Villa Beaumarchais enjoys a privileged position on a quiet street in the popular Marais district. Nestled at the corner of the Passage du Grand Veneur, the Villa Beaumarchais echoes the charm of typical lanes, of the Place des Vosges or of the more confidential Place du Marché Sainte Catherine. Adjacent to the former royal hunting pavilion, it provides easy access to the Opéra Bastille, Le Marais, Place de la Republique, Gare de Lyon and much more.
Villa Beaumarchais is reminiscent of a charming Paris “pied-à-terre” in the heart of the Marais district – providing comfort and tranquility away from the city’s hustle and bustle, but within easy reach of all the important sights and landmarks. Variations on the theme of fox hunting harken back to the glorious past, in combination with many contemporary comforts. The hotel features 50 refined and classically decorated guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and other modern amenities, a fitness room, a bar and lounge with fireplace, and dining room where buffet breakfast is served in a garden atmosphere, under a glass roof, amidst fountains and exotic palm trees.
London: The capital and largest city of England, London is a modern multicultural megalopolis. Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the city's history goes back to its founding by the Romans and it remains a global capital of fashion, finance, politics and culture. History buffs will enjoy exploring the city's World Heritage sites, palaces, and churches, while art lovers and culture vultures will find plenty to do at the city's numerous museums, galleries and theaters.
Big Ben and House of Parliament: The Gothic Revival buildings and trademark timepiece that make up the House of Parliament are two of the quintessential symbols of London. Watch debates for free from the Stranger's Galleries in both houses (usually mid-October through July), or just snap a picture of yourself with Big Ben in the background from the Westminster Bridge.
British Museum: Free to all visitors, the British Museum contains an astounding collection of art and artifacts from countries and cultures all over the world and throughout the ages. Since there is more to see here than can be done in a day (over seven million objects in all), visitors may want to be on the lookout for treasures such as the Rosetta Stone or the Elgin Marbles, which come from the Parthenon in Athens.
Buckingham Palace and Changing the Guard: The official residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837, the 775-room Buckingham Palace is the centerpiece of Britain's constitutional monarchy. In summer, when The Queen is not in residence, tours are offered of 19 impressively regal State Rooms. Or stop by for the Changing the Guard ceremony at 11:30am on select days from July to November to witness all the pomp and circumstance.
London Eye: Some 3.5 million people a year take a ride on this Ferris wheel on the southern bank of the River Thames. The draw is a spectacular 360-degree view of the city from one of the attraction's 32 air-conditioned compartments, as the wheel slowly rotates.
Madame Tussauds: The mother of all wax museums, this original Madame Tussauds is named for wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. She sculpted figures of many famous people throughout her life, including the death masks from the guillotined heads of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Be sure to stop by the Chamber of Horrors, where all kinds of instruments of deaths are kept near the figures of their victims.
National Gallery: The centerpiece of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses a collection of Western art from the late 13th to early 20th centuries. Collection highlights include pieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Botticelli, Bellini, Rubens, Seurat, Caravaggio and more.
St. Paul's Cathedral: Sitting at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in London, is this 17th-century church. Underneath the building's classical dome is the Whispering Gallery, where even the faintest whisper can be heard clearly on the opposite side. Climb to the top of the dome for a 360-degree view of the city.
Tate Modern: The Tate Modern is a revamped power station that contains one of the best collections of modern art in the world. If you tour the three levels of galleries using the museum's award-winning Multimedia Guide you'll hear artist interviews and art-inspired music.
Tate Britain: The most prestigious gallery in Britain, the Tate Britain contains the national collections, which cover British art from the 16th century to the present day. Stop by to see the Gainsboroughs, Turners and more.
Tower of London: Crowds flock to the Tower of London, where Beefeaters lead tourists around a complex that includes an ancient fortress, royal palace, prison and more. Marvel at the collection of Crown Jewels or become entrenched in the bloody history of the site. Nearly every inch of it has a (usually gory) story to tell.
Tower Bridge: Quite possibly the most photographed bridge on earth, the Tower Bridge was built over the River Thames in 1894. it is often mistakenly referred to as "London Bridge" (which is actually the next bridge upstream). An exhibit inside the bridge's north tower takes visitors up to a high-level walkway, offering spectacular views of the city, and then down through the south tower into the bridge's original engine room.
Victoria & Albert Museum: Considered the greatest decorative arts museum in the world, the V&A contains treasures that span a period of 5,000 years, so visitors will find everything from medieval artifacts to the "little black dress" made famous by Coco Chanel. From fashion to photography, there is something for everyone here.
Westminster Abbey: This early-English Gothic abbey is much more than just a place of worship: It is a shrine of the nation where most rulers were crowned and many important figures have found their final resting place (including Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton, plus several Kings and Queens). More recently, it's where Prince William and Kate were wed. From the monumental etchings in the floor to the stained glass windows to the vaulted ceiling there is a lot to take in, so consider scheduling a tour so you don't miss anything.
West End Theater: One of the most popular tourist activities is to visit a professional theater in London's "Theatreland," the West End. Each year, more than 13 million people see a stage show in London's version of New York's Broadway.
Paris: Known as the "City of Lights," Paris is one of the most romantic, enchanting cities in the world, so it's not surprising it's also the world's number one tourist destination. Visit famous attractions such as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame, wander through the most famous museum in the world (the Louvre), stroll the Champs Elysees, shop for Parisian fashion or just spend some time sitting in a charming sidewalk café. A large part of Paris, including the River Seine, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Arc de Triomphe: In the middle of the busiest traffic circle in Paris is this massive and much photographed Roman arch, which was built to honor those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. Underneath lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur: The white-domed Basilica of the Sacred Heart is located on the highest point in the city, the summit of Montmartre hill. The interior is decorated with mosaics and the stained glass windows, which were shattered during the struggle for Paris in 1944, have all been restored. Many artists have worked in the surrounding community of Montmartre, including Dalí, Monet, Picasso and van Gogh.
Centre Georges Pompidou: Built in the 1970s, and a high tech architecture curiosity, the Centre Georges Pompidou houses a vast library and a center for music and acoustic research, but the star attraction here is the Musée National d"art Moderne, which holds some 40,000 works of 20th- and 21st-century art. The center is also home to many temporary exhibits.
Disneyland Paris: In the eastern suburbs of the city is Disneyland Paris, a Euro Disney-owned attraction that features two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. It's Europe's most visited tourist attraction.