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A 7-day rail tour taking you to the heart of two of Europe's most fascinating cities.
Welcome to England! Arriving at London's Gatwick Airport a private transfer will bring you to your hotel in central London. Enjoy the remainder of today exploring the city taking in attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus.
After breakfast and using your 24 hr London City Sightseeing Hop On/Off Tour we suggest your first stop will be Westminster Abbey (not included), an architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries. Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history – the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions including the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997. Later, you will visit the Tower of London (not included). Work commenced on this riverside fortress 900 years ago, and the structure we see today was completed in the 14th Century. The Tower was the refuge of Richard II during the Peasants’ Revolt, the prison of Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh and the future Queen Elizabeth I and the execution place of Lady Jane Grey (British sovereign for 9 days) and Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s second and fourth queens. (B)
Today we suggest an optional half-day tour to Windsor. Windsor Castle (not included) is one of the three official residences of the Queen, which has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years. The Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation. The imposing towers and battlements of the Castle loom large from every approach to the town, creating one of the world's most spectacular skylines. No other royal residence has played such an important role in the nation's history. Return to central London in the evening. (B)
This morning you will be transferred to St Pancras Station for the Eurostar train to Paris. On arrival in Paris, check-in at your hotel and then enjoy a stroll through the romantic street of the 'City of Lights' (B)
After breakfast today, spend a full day in Paris taking advantage of your 24 hour Hop on Hop off Ticket to visit Paris's famous sites. The Louvre Museum is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums in the world. The building was previously a royal palace and is famous for holding several of the world's most prestigious works of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, and Madonna of the Rocks, and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo. In the afternoon, either enjoy a cruise on the Seine (not included) with one of the famous “Bateaux Parisiens”; or take a long walk in the charming Montmartre neighbourhood. This area is one of the most romantic and well-known places in Paris. On top of its narrow alleys, its windmills and authentic charm, Montmartre is “home” to the Sacre Coeur Basilica, one of the most popular landmarks and the second most visited monument in Paris. (B)
Today we suggest an optional visit to the Château de Versailles. When the château was built, Versailles was a country village, but it is now a suburb of Paris. From 1682, when King Louis XIV moved from Paris until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789, the Court of Versailles was the centre of power in France. Highlights include the Hall of Mirrors, the site of the signing of the treaty that ended World War I and offers a beautiful view over the gardens and The King’s State Apartments – bedrooms of both King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Return to central Paris where the rest of the day will be at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. (B)
Today marks the end of your London & Paris Rail Tour. At a time to suit your departing flight, a transfer will bring you to Charles de Gaul Airport with ample time to check in and enjoy some last-minute duty-free shopping. (B)