London & Paris Escape

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From Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower, take a break in the bustling heart of Europe. Fall in love with the Louvre, behold Buckingham Palace and up your urban exploration until every trail is trekked.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • See Big Ben and Westminster Abbey from 443 feet high on the London Eye
    • Explore the grounds of Oxford, which inspired famed writers C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling
    • Go for high tea after catching the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
    • Watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night with a glass of wine in the Champ de Mars
    • Float past Paris’ most iconic landmarks on the Seine River
    • Roam the massive, decadent Palace of Versailles

What's this trip about?

    From Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower, take a break in the bustling heart of Europe. Fall in love with the Louvre, behold Buckingham Palace and up your urban exploration until every trail is trekked.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range18 to 28 years
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityLondon
End CityParis

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Transformative

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • England
  • France

Attractions

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Eiffel Tower
  • London
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Paris

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • River cruise

Trip includes

    • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
    • Multilingual Tour Director & local guides
    • Private deluxe motorcoach
    • 6 nights in hand-picked accommodations
    • Welcome Mixer with appetizers & drinks
    • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
    • Metro passes in each city
    • Entrance to select attractions

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Overnight flight

Board your overnight flight, bound for Europe.

Day 2: Arrive in London

Welcome to London! It’s huge, it’s cosmopolitan, and it’s brimming with famous sights, fun pubs, great music venues and endless things to do. Arrive at your accommodations to meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Introduction to London

Your Tour Director will take you on a quick walk to get to know the area.

Welcome Mixer

Get to know your fellow travelers at an authentic local spot over some drinks and light appetizers.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London (local guide)

Hit the highlights of London with a local guide giving you all the inside info. Most of the tour will be on a bus ride around the city—you’ll see the famous sights like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You’ll also get a chance to walk around and explore on foot.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in London on the 12/29 departure.

Day 4: Free day in London

Top 5 free time suggestions:

Covent Garden
– Seek out bargains at this bustling covered market; souvenirs, clothes, crafts and much more.

Tower of London
– Trace England’s bloody history and see the legendary Crown Jewels.

Abbey Road
– Probably the world's most famous crosswalk, this storied spot is a must-see for even the most casual Beatles fan.

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
– Be amazed by frighteningly real wax dummies of your favorite celebrities and historical figures.

Tate Modern
– Visit one of the world's top modern art museums to see Picassos, Warhols, Dalís and more.

Excursion: Beyond London: Explore Oxford Extra Cost

See the countryside roll by as you escape to Oxford, the picturesque city that doubled as Hogwarts and influenced the likes of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Albert Einstein and many more throughout the centuries. After a guided tour, enjoy free time to explore museums, ...

Day 5: Train to Paris

Head to Paris! The French capital is visited by more than 30 million people a year, drawn by the famous monuments, great food, and some of the world’s best art museums. Paris is comprised of 20 districts, or arrondissements, so there’s plenty of diversity and personality to discover.

Bonjour! Welcome to Paris.

Upon arrival, head to your accommodation and drop your bags. Your Tour Director will take you on a quick walk to orient you with the area and point out some incredible landmarks.

Evening Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower

Float past Notre Dame Cathedral and under some of Paris’s famous bridges, then visit the most iconic tower in the world as its dazzling lights sparkle with the setting sun.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Paris (local guide)

Enjoy a combination bus/walking tour of Paris’ top highlights. Your expert local guide will tell you all about the city as you see its most well-known sights.

Your guide will also take you off the beaten path to some of Paris’ more authentic arrondissements, an...

Free Time Suggestions

Edit Sober: Visit the cafe haunts of literary giants like Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and many others.

Fall in Louvre: Paris is home to some of the world’s most incredible art collections. Head to The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay. The Louvre displays art from bef...

Excursion: Versailles  Extra Cost

Spend the afternoon at the over-the-top palace of Louis XIV. Not far from Paris, this is where French royalty reveled in their extravagant lifestyle in the decades before the Revolution. At one point, a thousand nobles were attended by 4,000 servants inside the palace...

Day 7: Free Day in Paris

Today is yours to explore! Paris is immense, yet intimate. While it can be overwhelming at first, there’s a bounty of hidden gems around every corner.

Free Time Suggestions

Go Subterranean
: The Paris catacombs are dark, underground crypts where the city’s dead have been buried for centuries.

Bon Appétit
: French food is some of the finest in the world. Demanding customers, meticulous preparation and the freshest ingredients combine for an unparalleled culinary experience. Parisians eat dinner late between 8 and 10pm, so plan accordingly.

C’est

Magnifique
!: Head to Montmartre, a neighborhood filled with street art, incredible views overlooking the city and the famous Sacré Cœur Cathedral. This is the perfect place to take a stroll, grab lunch and admire a more authentic side of Paris.

Farewell dinner

Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.

Day 8: Fly Home

It's time to say your goodbyes. Head to the airport for your flight back home.

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Price per day$359
Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • Rooming upgrades
    • Optional excursions
    • Travel Protection
    • Beverages, lunch, and dinner (except where specified in the itinerary)
    • Transportation to free-time activities
    • Customary gratuities (for your Tour Director, bus drivers and local guides)
    • Porterage
    • Expenses caused by airline rescheduling, cancellations or delays caused by the airlines, bad weather or events beyond EF’s control (see Flight Information section for details)
    • Passport, visa and reciprocity fees
    • Fees associated with Special Travel Arrangements (See Special Travel Arrangements section)

Accommodation

,“Generator was probably one of the best places I've ever seen, definitely earns my vote for best hostel so far! Wonderful breakfast, wonderful rooms/bathrooms, super cool aesthetic, and great wifi!” Amenities Rooftop Bar, Lobby Bar Free WiFi Private Bathroom 24 Hour Lounge 24 Hour Laundry Free Breakfast Nearby highlights: Famed Montmartre neighborhood, Buttes Chaumont Parc, Picasso Museum, Sacre Coeur Cathedral, cruising the Canal de St. Martin Restaurants nearby: Brasserie (x3), Chinese (x1), Bar/Cafe (x5), Haute (x2), Fast Food (x2) Metro stops nearby: 3 stops within 5 minutes Grocery store next door
Cancellation policy

You have 48 hours to cancel and receive a full refund. You can also switch trips up to 99 days before you leave.

The full amount paid upon enrolment is refundable if you cancel in writing within 48 hours of booking the tour. After 48 hours, the deposit is non-refundable and the following standard cancellation fees apply.

If you are booking 30 days or less prior to the scheduled departure date for your trip, you are required to pay in full at the time of booking and standard cancellation fees then apply; you are not eligible for the 48 hour risk-free period.

Based on the date EF receives written notification of your cancellation, you will be refunded for monies paid minus the cancellation fee and any non-refundable fees. (See refund and non-refundable Fee description above for more details.) In addition to notifying us of your cancellation in writing, we also recommend you call so that we can best review your options.

Days Prior to Departure and Cancellation Fee

30 days or less is all monies paid

30-60 days will be $2000

61-99 will be $1000

100-364 days is  $450

365+ days will be $150

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Age Requirements
18 to 28 years
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