England and France

An 8-Day Adventures by Disney tour starting from $6,489

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Tour Length: 8 Days
Countries Visited: England, France
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Tour Type:
 Family Tours
Tour Category: Deluxe Tour
Tour Operator: Adventures by Disney
Tour Code: ABD-EAF
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Cities Visited:
London, Windsor, Paris, Versailles

Immerse yourself in history! Travel down the paths of royalty and visit the sites where famous and infamous historical moments occurred. Tour London's stunning castles and cathedrals, join the locals at a pub and try your hand at scone-making. Then, cross the Channel to Paris, the City of Light—and relish the art, culture and cuisine of France.

 
Hotel Accommodations
The Landmark London
Foxhills Hotel
The Hotel Du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris

Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners

The services of two Adventure Guides

VIP access and private events

Admission fees to attractions and performances

Cultural experiences with local experts

Family activities and special thrills just for kids

Transportation within your vacation

Luggage service

 
Day 1: Arrive in London After you pick up your luggage and go through customs, an Adventures by Disney representative will meet you at the main terminal and direct you to your transportation. Then, a driver will assist you with your luggage and take you and your family to The Waldorf Hilton London. The Waldorf Hilton London Unwind from your flight as your Adventure Guides handle your hotel check-in. On Your Own Lunch and Afternoon in London Ask your Adventure Guides for lunch recommendations, and then spend the afternoon exploring London on your own. Welcome Reception and Dinner Meet the other families that will share this adventure with you. After a festive cocktail reception, gather for an authentic British feast that kicks off a week discovering 2 truly magical countries!

Day 2: Breakfast at the Hotel Begin your day of adventure with a delightful breakfast. Tour London on a Red Double-Decker Bus Climb aboard an iconic London bus and see the city from a rooftop view on this privately guided tour. Privately Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey Discover the beautiful cathedral that has been the site of coronations, royal weddings and countless historical events, with commentary by a blue badge guide. Buckingham Palace The Changing of the Guard* Walk a mile along St. James Park to witness the splendid tradition of the changing of the guards, whose stoic demeanor, crisp red coats and towering fur hats are a hallmark of this historic residence of England's royal family. Traditional British Lunch at Perkin Reveller Enjoy authentic English fare at this fantastic restaurant on the Wharf at the Tower of London, overlooking the Thames. Private Beefeater Meet & Greet Take this opportunity to meet the famous Beefeater guards at the Tower of London. Also referred to as "Yeomen Warders," they were originally formed in 1485 by Henry VII. Tour the Tower of London Explore this foreboding fortress on a privately guided tour and learn details about its checkered past! Over the ages, the Tower of London has been guardian of the Crown Jewels, home to all manner of beasts including lions, bears and other predators as well as prison to the famous and infamous. High-Speed Private Boat Ride on the River Thames Feel like a super spy as you jet along the River Thames on a speedboat that Britain's most famous secret agent would feel at home in. All the while, you'll be seeing historical sites and iconic scenery on this special tour of Central London. On Your Own Dinner in London Choose from an array of delicious eateries on your own. Or ask your Adventure Guide to recommend the ideal restaurant that fits you and your family's needs.

Day 3: Windsor Castle See how Kings and Queens live as you walk the grounds of Windsor Castle, home to the British royal family since the 11th century. A local guide will accompany you to provide commentary on the history of the castle and its stunning grounds. Still used as a royal residence, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world. Following the tour, you will have time to further explore the grounds and take pictures on your own. Queen Mary's Dollhouse Visit this remarkable dollhouse to see one of the world's most incredible collection of dolls. Lunch on Your Own in Windsor Enjoy a midday meal in the quaint town of Windsor, and then explore it at your leisure. The Royal Borough of Windsor is home to the historic Windsor Castle the Queen of England's favorite weekend getaway and is filled with excellent shops, boutiques and pubs. Exclusive Scone-Making and English Tea in Guildhall Experience High Tea in Guildhall, a grand setting for glittering banquets with Heads of State, dignitaries and the Royal Family since the 12th century. Learn about this London landmark's history as well as its signature recipes. And take home your own recipe card as well. Watch a scone-making demonstration by the mother-daughter team of "Limes Dine-in Bakery," and then rate your skills when you enjoy the delicious results! Archery in the English Countryside Travel to a beautiful estate located minutes from historic Windsor. Grab a bow and arrow and test your marksmanship skills. Adults and Junior Adventurers alike will enjoy this test of skill not to mention the fun they'll have comparing scores with their families. Private Dinner at Admiralty Pub in Trafalgar Square Make yourself at home in a private room at Admiralty Pub and experience life as a British citizen would. Indulge in a specialty beer and savor British classics like fish and chips, creamy mash and steak and ale pie.

Day 4: Breakfast at The Waldorf Hilton London Enjoy a delicious British breakfast before you board your coach that takes you from the hotel to St. Pancras Station. Eurostar Train Ride from London to Paris Country-hop on a speedy modern train that shoots under the English Channel through the Chunnel! A mere 3 hours later, you and your family will emerge in the magnificent City of Light. Bienvenue! Tour of Paris Upon arrival in Paris, our local expert will introduce you to Paris, including some of its iconic structures, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. You'll be swept away by the wondrous beauty of the brilliant City of Light as you experience famous sights such as Rue de Rivoli, Place de la Concorde and the Avenue des Champs-lyses"the most beautiful avenue in the world." LUNCH ON YOUR OWN When you arrive at St. Pancras station, pick up lunch at one of the cafs before boarding the train to one of the world's most famous architectural icons! Behind-the-Scenes Eiffel Tower Tour Behold one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world the Eiffel Tower! Accompanied by a local expert, go behind the scenes of this staggering 1,063-foot-tall (324 meters) monument. Enter the former bunker hidden under the Champ de Mars and go backstage to the impressive original engine room. Arrive on the second floor and be surprised by an unusual and amazing view. Then, ascend to the roof of the prestigious restaurant Le Jules Verne and be awe-struck by an exclusive, unprecedented 360 degree panoramic view of Paris. To top it all off, receive a ticket to experience a self-guided tour on the third floor.* Paris Welcome Dinner Celebrate your arrival to Paris with your fellow Adventurers. Sip a world-famous wine and enjoy a delectable Parisian dinner at the hotel. Junior Adventurers Dinner and Disney Movie Night Junior Adventurers enjoy their own dinner party and take in a classic Disney movie.

Day 5: Chteau de Versailles Travel to Versailles to see how King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette lived in extravagant luxury before the French Revolution. With a private guide, tour the royal apartments and explore the grandeur of this fairy tale palace that dazzles your senses with its gilt ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate furniture and famous Hall of Mirrors. Bike Riding Hop on your bicyclette and explore the winding paths of the palace's immense estate. Discover sweeping vistas, twinkling fountains, elaborate hedges, and trees pruned into immaculate sculptures. Lunch at La Flotille Enjoy a leisurely lunch at La Flotille, overlooking the Grand Canal in the parc of Versailles. This casual restaurant lies in the heart of the dramatic Formal Gardens, with its famous fountains of Neptune and Apollo. Guided Walking Tour of Montmartre Discover the history and secrets of this remarkable 18th arrondissement with the help of a knowledgeable Guide. Visit the Place du Tertre square, made famous during the Belle poque era at the beginning of last century when great artists worked here in their studios, including Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Dali and van Gogh, among others. Tour the Sacr-Cur Basilica, the famous Roman Catholic church with Romano-Byzantine features, located on the highest point in the city. Wine Tasting at La Bonne Franquette Taste 3 spectacular wines, introduced by an English-speaking oenologist at La Bonne Franquette, a beautiful restaurant frequented last century by famous artists such as Renoir, Monet, Czanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. Junior Adventurers can enjoy grape juice. Dinner On Your Own in Paris Now is your chance to venture out and experience the grand French ritual of le dner! Your Adventure Guides will help you find the perfect restaurant for an extraordinary family meal as only the French can create. Or discover a wonderful restaurant on your own.

Day 6: Notre Dame Cathedral After breakfast, enjoy a privately guided tour of this cathedral with flying buttresses, soaring spires and grimacing gargoyles. As you climb the bell tower, hear stories about the creation of this architectural masterpiece and be reminded of Victor Hugo's famous book about the legendary hunchback, Quasimodo—The Hunchback of Notre Dame&mdash:which was turned into an animated Disney film. Lunch On Your Own In the city where food is an art all its own, you are sure to find a meal to amaze your palate. Feel free to ask your Adventure Guides for restaurant suggestions. Water Taxi to the Louvre Take a water taxi for a trip along the scenic Seine River to the Louvre Museum! Tour the Illustrious Louvre and Experience a VIP Wine Tour & Tasting It would take more than a lifetime to fully see and appreciate all the artwork within the Louvre. Your private guide and art expert can help illuminate the world's greatest masterpieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa. Then, experience a privately guided, one-of-a-kind tour through the former royal wine cellar established by King Louis XV's sommelier. Afterward, enjoy a private wine tasting and receive 1 customized bottle with your very own wine label to take home with you! Junior Adventurers will enjoy a juice tasting. Art Detective Game While adults tour the museum, Junior Adventurers can participate in a unique interactive scavenger hunt and uncover clues leading to some of the Louvre's secrets and most famous works of art. Afternoon On Your Own Take in the extraordinary sights and sounds of Paris as you explore this magical city on your own. Dinner On Your Own Choose from the many extraordinary restaurants in this city that's renowned for its culinary excellence. Bon apptit!

Day 7: Breakfast at the Hotel Fuel up for an exciting day ahead, beginning with a coach transfer to Le Marais. Le Marais Walking/Tasting Tour Follow your local expert on this delicious stroll through the Le Marais district—one of Paris's most charming and historic neighborhoods. Visit several small specialty shops and try several delectable French treats along the way! On Your Own Lunch in the March des Enfants Rouges Take a break in your tour for lunch in the oldest covered marketplace in Paris. The March des Enfants Rouges offers a variety of fresh meals served in stands as well as in nearby bistros. Ask your Adventure Guides for suggestions. Resume Le Marais Walking/Food Tasting Tour Continue your tour of this amazing neighborhood. And enjoy browsing in the boutiques and art galleries. Farewell Dinner at Ladure Gather together with your newfound friends and dine in the height of elegance at Ladure restaurant, home of the famous double-decker macaron. Enjoy iconic French music played by an accordionist. After dinner, relive the memories of your trip as you enjoy a special surprise!

Day 8: Breakfast at the Hotel Bid your fellow Adventurers a bon voyage at your last meal in Paris. Transfer to Airport Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say au revoir—until you return again!

 
         
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

Red Double-Decker Bus Tour

2-Night Retreat in the English Countryside

Mysterious Stonehenge

Windsor Castle Tour

The Eiffel Tower

Nôtre Dame Cathedral and Louvre Museum

 

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Airfare to and from Destination is not included in the land package prices.

Minimum Age: 4
Suggested Age: 6+

April 10, 2015 is a Adult Exclusive departure

May 18, 2015 is a Adult Exclusive departure

September 18, 2015 is a Adult Exclusive departure

September 28, 2015 is a Adult Exclusive departure

 
 

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