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Castles & Kings: London to Paris

 

Priced From $ 6,590 per person

8 Days  | 7 Nights

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.

Tauck Bridges Family Friendly River Cruise: Minimum age is 3 years

ONLY WITH TAUCK

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Select departure dates enjoy an after-hours visit at Musée du Louvre; ask at booking for details (specially priced from $TBD per person); other dates enjoy a privately guided tour and embark on a scavenger hunt through the museum

Visit Château 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

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

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 Travel aboard the Eurostar train from London to Paris
Guided visit to Montmartre
Airport transfers on arrival and departure as noted
13 meals; service charges, admission fees taxes, and porterage

Trip operated by our partner: Tauck

DAY 1

See London by private double-decker bus

Tour begins: 3:00 PM, London Marriott Hotel County Hall. 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 London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Climb aboard one of London’s signature double-decker buses for a private guided tour of this grand capital city; this evening, get to know your fellow family travelers at our welcome reception and dinner.

MEALS: Dinner
ACCOMMODATION: London Marriott Hotel County Hall

DAY 2

The 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. The remainder of the day is free to explore London as you please.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATION: London Marriott Hotel County Hall

DAY 3

Windsor 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; tour the castle today, providing the Royal Family isn’t in residence. 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.

MEALS: Breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: London Marriott Hotel County Hall

DAY 4

British 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 for your family’s final evening in London, free to spend as you please.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATION: London Marriott Hotel County Hall

DAY 5

Under the Channel by Eurostar to Paris

Hop aboard the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris which takes you under the English Channel through an underwater tunnel for 20 minutes of your two-hour ride from England to France. Sightseeing with a local guide starts as soon as you arrive in Paris. You’ll explore Île de la Cité, an island in the Seine River reached by bridges. The island is the oldest part of Paris, settled in the 3rd century BC, and then by the ancient Romans. Today the island is home to the beautiful chapel Sainte Chapelle, the flower market, the Palais du Justice, and the Conciergerie palace, where prisoners were held in dungeons before being carted off to the guillotine during the French Revolution. Queen Marie- Antoinette was one of them – and you’ll see where she lived tomorrow when you visit the Palace of Versailles. Stroll out for dinner at a Parisian brasserie not far from your hotel which is close to Place de la Madeleine, Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, and the Champs-Élysées.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris

DAY 6

An opulent château 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. Following lunch at a Versailles café, 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.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch ACCOMMODATION: Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris

DAY 7

Musée du Louvre, Montmartre & a magical farewell

Explore the treasures of one of the world’s most famous museums this morning – Musée 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 cafés, bakeries, and shops under the benevolent shadow of the beautiful white-domed Sacré-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.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris

DAY 8

Bid “au revoir” to Paris

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.

Tour Operated by Tauck Tours

Priced From $ 6,590 per person

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Space is subject to availability. The Itinerary and dates are subject to change.

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At the time of booking, please have the following information ready for all members of your party:

  • Traveler’s Name: First and last names as they appear on your passport 
  • Passport copy – Photo page(Passport must be valid for 6 months after return date)
  • Traveler’s Address
  • Email Address
  • Traveler’s Phone Number 
  • Tour Name and Departure Date
  • Purchasing Airline Tickets in Business or Coach class along with departure/return airports
  • Purchasing a travel protection plan
  • Emergency Contact Information: Please provide the name and phone number of a relative or friend (not traveling with you) whom we could contact during the tour in the unlikely event of an emergency
  • Certain travel partners mandate Covid vaccine and booster shots. This changes on an ongoing basis so please check with us at the time of booking.

Call to find out more about the initial deposit requirements and cancellation policy. 

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