8 Day London & Paris by Rail


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The Lancaster Gate Hotel, London
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel, Paris
The Cumberland, London
Novotel Paris Les Halles, Paris

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This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Rail travel times between the cities can vary, but average 1-4 hours in length and are dependent upon local conditions. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

*Not Included:
Transfers, optional tours, and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Upgrade to First Class rail is available for Plan B.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.


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Optional Tours

A ticket to this ancient Fortress gives you 1000 years of history and includes the priceless Crown Jewels, the world’s oldest museum the White Tower, the Beefeaters who give guided tours, the legendary ravens, the Medieval Palace and Traitors Gate and much, much more.

Opening Times: Mar-Oct: Tues-Sat 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun-Mon 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Nov-Feb: Tues-Sat 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun-Mon 10:00 am-5:00 pm, last admission 1 hour before closing

Day #3 01 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017 $33.00
01 Mar 2017 - 28 Feb 2018 $33.00
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This Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour provides a great way to travel around London and see all of the essential sights. Set your own pace, getting on and off at over 80 available stops as often as you wish. Shop, see the city's landmarks, and have fun creating your very own tour. The tour offers a convenient way to see Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Downing Street, Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey, among countless other sights of the city. Entertaining live guides, free walking tours, free River Cruise Pass, and exclusive Kids' Club are included in the 24-hour ticket*

Tour departs every 15-20 mins beginning 8:30 am from the main starting points: Piccadilly Circus, Victoria and Grosvenor Gardens. Other major departure points are Embankment Pier and Marble Arch. The bus travels on a continuous loop on multiple routes.

Please note that due to local events the service routes may be subject to change.

*Ticket Valid for 48 hours between Nov 1 - Mar 31.

Day #3 14 Nov 2016 - 28 Jan 2017 $33.00
30 Jan 2017 - 04 Feb 2017 $33.00
06 Feb 2017 - 11 Mar 2017 $33.00
13 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017 $33.00
20 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 $33.00
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This tour covers sites that made the 'Sixties' swinging! See the boutiques, pubs and clubs that made a decade and inspired hundreds of well-known lyrics. For Beatle fans, there's Brian Epstein's flat, Ringo's Kings Road apartment, John and Yoko's first home, Paul's current London home, the studio where the St Pepper's cover was shot, Apple Office and boutique, EMI, Mason's Yard, where the 'Mop Tops' played their last ever live gig and lots more other Beatles and related landmarks. And, YES, you do get to walk across that famed ABBEY ROAD crossing!

The tour also covers where Geldof conceived Band Aid and Live Aid, where and how the Sex Pistols was formed, the Clash's neighborhood also home to Bob Marley. There are heaps of sites to please Pink Floyd fans. We pass the homes of Freddie Mercury, Bowie, Bolan, Jimmy Page, Macca, Clapton, Van Morrison, to name a few and see where Jimi Hendix died. For Stones fans there's the legendary Edith Grove apartment, various Jagger's houses, the 'Sticky Fingers' restaurant. All this plus studios, record company offices, gig sites, secluded hotels favored by the stars, album cover locations and story, after story, after story from your informed rock guide.

Departs 2:00pm Apr - Oct, 1:00pm Nov - Mar from the Original Tour Visitors Centre, 17-19 Cockspur Street Trafalgar Square. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at Original Tour Visitors Centre.

Day #4 01 Nov 2016 - 27 Mar 2017 $60.00
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Discover the Original sightseeing tour of Paris with Big Bus Paris in an Open Top Double Decker bus. This guided Hop On Hop Off tour is ideal for the tourist who wants to visit Paris. The City tour is commentated in 9 languages and welcomes tourists from all around the world. Don't hesitate to hop off the bus and walk around. Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days, which means that you can leave the tour at any one of 9 stop off points and then hop back on one of the following buses. No more tired feet, no more rushing to fit everything in. With this sightseeing tour, you can spend the time you want to at the sights you want to see!

Departs every 10-20 minutes between 9:40 am - 5:00 pm from main starting points (Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Orsay, Opera, Champs Elysees-Etolie, Grand Palais). This is a 2 day pass.

Day #6 26 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017 $35.00
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Experience the fabulous nighttime performances for which Paris is famous--a cabaret show at the elegant Paradis Latin, the most Parisian of the great cabarets. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, the Paradis Latin is a national landmark, home to the new hit show "Paradis à la Folie." The show is a tribute to love through the ages, and is a truly sensual event. Enjoy interactive French Cabaret at its best, featuring original scores, provocative costumes, and dance numbers unlike any you've seen.

*The program contains material that may be unsuitable for children. Smart casual attire is recommended.

Dinner at 8:00 pm. Show begins at 9:30 pm. Transportation is not included. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 22 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017 $140.00
31 Jan 2017 - 19 Oct 2017 $140.00
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Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Today's tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens*, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure. En route, you will be prepared for your tour with commentary detailing the history of this magnificent site.

**Please note during April to October entrance to the gardens is not included but can be purchased locally

Departs at 8:45 am from 2 Place des Pyramides, Paris 75001. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 02 Jan 2017 - 04 Feb 2017 $96.00
06 Feb 2017 - 04 Mar 2017 $96.00
06 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 $96.00
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