London and Paris Discovery

2025 London > Paris | Price from $3999

9 DAYS • 9 MEALS Discover two of the world’s most historic capitals. Spend four nights in cosmopolitan London and three nights in romantic Paris, exploring some of the cities’ most notable sites. From the impressive Tower Bridge to the opulent Palace of Versailles; from picturesque Leeds Castle to the unforgettable Eiffel Tower, adventure and local experiences await.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to London, England.

DAY 2: London, England

Welcome to England! Upon arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to your hotel. Flights should arrive by 3:00pm. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to become acquainted with your new surroundings and begin discovering “merry ole England”! This evening, join your traveling companions for an included dinner, hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D

DAY 3: London

Begin the day with a panoramic orientation tour of London. Your local guide brings history to life as you depart by coach to see the historical sites and architectural wonders throughout the city. Monuments abound from the impressive Marble Arch to the Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square. Intricate façades decorate Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben and the postcard-perfect Tower Bridge stand guard over the Thames River. The Victoria Memorial is showcased in front of Buckingham Palace. In contrast, the London Eye and the Shard are contemporary highlights to the skyline. All await your discovery! Once you have the lay of the land, the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Meal: B

DAY 4: London

Enjoy a full day at leisure to pursue independent interests or join the optional excursion to Windsor Castle. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit the Tower of London, explore local markets, visit some museums, take a ride on the London Eye, shop for souvenirs, see a show at one of the many theatres, or simply relax at a local pub. Your Tour Manager will be available to assist with your plans. Meal: B

DAY 5: Leeds Castle and Dover

Depart on a full-day excursion with your local guide for a visit to the 900-year-old Leeds Castle. Located in a picturesque countryside setting, and still surrounded by a moat, it has been called the ‘loveliest castle in the world’. Originally built as a Norman stronghold, the castle has evolved into one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. From its military beginnings to uses as a palace by Henry VIII, private residence by royalty and political agendas, the local guide will tell tales of the history held within its walls. After visiting the castle, continue by coach to the Eastern coast to witness the majestic “White Cliffs of Dover”. Known around the world for their place in history, as well as scenic beauty, they are considered England’s most spectacular natural phenomenon. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 6: London – Paris, France

It’s time to say “cheerio” to London as you depart for the station where it’s “all aboard” the Eurostar. Sit back and relax during this high-speed train ride under the English Channel via the “Chunnel” to Paris, France. Upon arrival in the “City of Light”, your coach will be waiting to take you on an orientation tour. Your local guide will provide commentary as you drive along the Champs-Élysées and see other famous sites such as the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, Opera Garnier, Place Vendôme, Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter, the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. Enjoy a photo stop at the iconic Eiffel Tower. The tour ends at the hotel for check-in and an evening at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 7: Paris

Discover what it was like to live in a castle during today’s visit to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The guided tour through this privately owned château will highlight the period furnishings, beautiful paintings, tapestries and household items used in daily life. After the tour, attend a private workshop on “French Etiquette… the Art of Receiving”. Learn how the staff was trained to properly greet guests, how seating plans were created for dinners at the château, the art of setting a formal table, appropriate manners, dress code and more. Before departing, enjoy an included lunch at the château. Upon returning to the hotel, the rest of the day is left free of planned activities. This evening, sample French cabaret entertainment on an optional excursion to Paradis Latin – one of the most historic cabaret venues in Paris. Meals: B, L

DAY 8: Paris

Today’s included excursion begins with a journey by coach with a local guide to the opulent 17th-century Palace of Versailles. While visiting the palace, discover the former royal residence restored to its original grandeur. See the sleeping quarters of France’s kings and queens, the rooms where elegant soirees were held, and the famous ‘Hall of Mirrors’ where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. After the excursion, return to the hotel for the remainder of the day and the final evening at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 9: Paris / USA

Having visited two historic yet cosmopolitan capital cities, bid ‘au revoir’ to Paris as you depart on the transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • 9 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Panoramic city tour of London
  • Excursion to Leeds Castle and the Cliffs of Dover
  • High-speed rail journey between London and Paris aboard the Eurostar
  • Panoramic tour of Paris
  • Learn about life in a château at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Discover the secrets to French etiquette at a private workshop
  • Visit the regal Palace of Versailles
  • All excursions with local English-speaking guides

Hotel Accommodations

Days 2 through 5 – Holiday Inn Kensington High Street, London, England
Days 6 through 8 – Crowne Plaza Republique or similar, Paris, France

DATES & AVAILABILITY

September 25, 2024 | $3,899

Per Person Twin

$3,899

Single Room Add

+$1,399

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France.

October 9, 2024 | $4,099

Per Person Twin

$4,099

Single Room Add

+$1,599

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France.

October 16, 2024 | $4,099

Per Person Twin

$4,099

Single Room Add

+$1,599

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France.

October 23, 2024 | $3,699

Per Person Twin

$3,699

Single Room Add

+$1,199

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France.

April 2, 2025 | $3,999

Per Person Twin

$3,999

Single Room Add

+$1,499

Free Airfare from major U.S. cities. Call for details. 

Air schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France, will be available closer to departure.

May 14, 2025 | $4,099

Per Person Twin

$4,099

Single Room Add

+$1,579

Free Airfare from major U.S. cities. Call for details. 

Air schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France, will be available closer to departure.

September 3, 2025 | $4,199

Per Person Twin

$4,199

Single Room Add

+$1,599

Free Airfare from major U.S. cities. Call for details. 

Air schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France, will be available closer to departure.

September 17, 2025 | $4,199

Per Person Twin

$4,199

Single Room Add

+$1,599

Free Airfare from major U.S. cities. Call for details. 

Air schedules from your city to London, England, returning from Paris, France, will be available closer to departure.