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Britain Sampler With Paris


During this 12-day tour you will see two of the most interesting cities of Europe and the entire world - London and Paris! Incude your own 'tale of two cities' into your traveling history! Moreover, you will explore more of Britain's wonderful cities and other places.
Day 1: Arrive In London, England
Your tour will start with your arrival to London - the capital of the UK. Welcome to one of the most amazing and versatile cities of the globe!

Day 2: London
After a nutritious English breakfast enjoy the morning London on a comprehensive sightseeing tour incuding some of the major famous local landmarks: the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, and more! In the afternoon, enjoy the time at leisure - walk around London, join some optional tours (such as to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle), a cruise on the River Thames, etc. (B)

Day 3: London - Hampton Court - Stonehenge - Bath
At 8 AM, you will begin the new sightseeing day! Visit the breathtaking Ornamental Gardens in King Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace - the Great Vine, Pond Garden, Privy Garden, and the flower borders of the Great Fountain Garden. Afterwards, go to Stonehenge, visit the city of Bath with the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths, and return to your hotel for a welcome dinner. (B,D)

Day 4: Bath - Stow-On-The-Wold - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Llangollen, Wales - Chester, England
Today you will see some of the enchanting medieval towns of England and Wales: the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, the birthplace of Shakespeare - Stratford-upon-Avon, Llangollen in North Wales that is home of the annual international contest for poets and musicians, and the historic Chester. (B,D)

Day 5: Chester - Grasmere - Gretna Green, Scotland - Edinburgh
In the morning, have a walking tour including the Roman remains, black and white half-timbered buildings, the cathedral, and "The Rows" - the two-tiered shopping arcades. Later, explore the tranquil Lake District, take a break in Grasmere where you can try the original gingerbread, and head north for the Scottish border with a stop at Gretna Green - the place where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Then go to Edinburgh where you will enjoy the optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)

Day 6: Edinburgh
In the morning explore the city of Edinburgh during a comprehensive sightseeing your with your local guide: enjoy the 2 year old "New Town", learn about its famous novelists and scientists; drive around the "Old Town" and explore Edinburgh Castle with Scotland's Crown Jewels and Holyrood Palace, and in the afternoon have the time at leisure and explore the capital of Scotland at your own pace. In the evening, there is an optional tour on board of the former Royal Yacht Britannia, that once served as the royal residence for the times Queen was visiting the city. (B)
NOTE: For the departures from July 27 till August 18 you will get bonus tickets for the Military Tattoo performance - a spectacle of Scottish pipe bands!

Day 7: Edinburgh - Abbotsford - Jedburgh - York, England
Take a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott's Abborsford House that has been newly refurbished, and then enjoy a cup of tea and shortbread at Ochiltree's Dining. On the way back to the English border, visit the Melrose Abbey and the ruins at Jedburgh. Then visit the Northumberland National Park before arrriving to York - England's most complete medieval city. Here, visit York Minster and explore the amazing streets of the city. (B,D)

Day 8: York - Stamford - Cambridge - London
After you leave Yorkshire this morning, you will visit the market town of Stamford, the famous university city of Cambridge, and later come back to London. Here you can enjoy a night out at your leisure - London offers multiple opportunities for this! (B)

Day 9: London - Paris, France
After breakfast, you will board the high-speed Eurostar train that will take you to Paris. Spend the rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 10: Paris
Begin exploring Paris from visiting some of its most famous highlights: the fmous Louvre museum and the gothic Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. (B)

Day 11: At Leisure in Paris
Spend the full day at leisure exploring the beautiful city of Paris! (B)

Day 12: Paris
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Tour description
Tour price$2671.00
Tour duration12 days
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Features
City Highlights
LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
HAMPTON COURT
A special walking tour through the palace's ornamental gardens
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
BATH
Visit the Roman relics; welcome dinner
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD
Take a stroll in this Cotswolds village
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway's Cottage, visit Shakespeare's birthplace
LLANGOLLEN
Visit the picturesque village
CHESTER
Walking tour
GRASMERE
Visit Wordsworth's village; [LF] try original Grasmere gingerbread
EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
ABBOTSFORD
Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott's house, then enjoy [LF] a cup of tea & shortbread at the Ochiltree's Dining
JEDBURGH
Take pictures of the abbey ruins
YORK
Walking tour
CAMBRIDGE
Explore the university city
LONDON-PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar Train
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre
Headsets in Paris
Launch Date
9/17/13 8:00pm
Meals
Full English breakfast daily and breakfast daily in Paris (B); 3 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Bath
Notes
NOTE:
Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures July 27 through August 18
Title
Britain Sampler with Paris
Transportation
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; high-speed Eurostar train
Hotels
LONDON Hilton London Metropole (SF) or Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (SF)
BATH Hilton (F)
CHESTER Mercure Abbots Well (F)
EDINBURGH Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street (F) or The Carlton (SF)
YORK Mercure York Fairfield Manor (F)
LONDON Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum (F) or Hilton London Metropole (SF)
PARIS Crowne Plaza République (SF)