Castles & Kings: London to Paris

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Start: London, England
Finish: Paris, France
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Overview

History, art and royalty come to life on our landmark family trip to London and Paris. Seek clues on a London spy walk…see sights aboard a private double-decker bus…enjoy a speedboat adventure on the Thames…catch a hit play in the West End. Across the Channel, stroll through a fairy tale French palace…hunt for the treasures of the Musée du Louvre…and whirl around the Tuileries Garden’s carousel. See the most coveted attractions in unforgettable ways on our London and Paris family vacation. Peer into Royal life at Windsor Castle… take no prisoners at the Tower of London… pedal through Royal Parks… catch a bird’s-eye view on a private London Eye capsule… and hide away in the British Secret Service’s former quarters. Then cross under the English Channel to Paris, where you’ll step into 17th-century opulence at Palace of Versailles… explore the Louvre on a scavenger hunt… see street artists at work in Montmartre.  .......read more
Highlights
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Select departures enjoy a special after-hours private visit and scavenger hunt in Musée du Louvre when one of the world's favorite museums is closed to the public
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, and drivers
  • An interactive London "Spy Walk"
  • A guided tour through the British Museum
  • Private double-decker bus tour of London and a private capsule, sightseeing high above the city on the London Eye
  • A speedboat adventure on the River Thames
  • A bicycle ride adventure through the London Royal Parks
  • Tickets to a hit show in London's West End theatre district

Itinerary

Location: London, England

Tour begins: 3:00 PM, The Royal Horseguards.  Welcome to "merrie olde" England for the start of Tauck Bridges' fun and enriching London and Paris family vacation! A transfer is included from London's Heathrow Airport to The Royal Horseguards. Climb aboard one of London's signature double-decker buses for a private guided tour of this grand capital city, which you'll learn about on a four-night stay in the heart of it all at The Royal Horseguards, the former WWI-era headquarters of the British Secret Service. Get to know your fellow travelers at our welcome reception and dinner tonight.

Accommodation Name: The Royal Horseguards

Meals: Dinner

Location: London, England

Meet the Beefeaters who watch over the Tower of London and the famous ravens that live within its walls; see the Bloody Tower and the British Empire's priceless Crown Jewels. You'll explore more than history today as you embark on a thrilling speedboat adventure* along the River Thames... then ride 450 feet above the city in a glass pod – a private one, thanks to Tauck Bridges – on the celebrated London Eye, the world's highest observation wheel. The remainder of the day is free to explore London as you please.

Accommodation Name: The Royal Horseguards

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: London, England

The home of English kings and queens for over 900 years, stately Windsor Castle is still a residence of the British Royal Family – and you'll tour this castle "fit for a queen" (or a king) today. As your exciting Tauck Bridges family vacation continues this afternoon to London, join us on a bicycle ride* through the British capital's Royal Parks. After dinner on your own this evening, your family enjoys a special treat... a performance of a hit show in London’s West End Theatre District! 

Accommodation Name: The Royal Horseguards

Meals: Breakfast

Location: London, England

Although two million years' worth of history and culture might be a little tough to see in one day, you'll get a taste of what the fascinating British Museum has to offer on a guided tour of this amazing place – housing the world's most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts, from maps to mummies and more, in nearly two-and-a-half miles' worth of galleries. Later, it’s spy versus spy on an afternoon "Spy Walk," where you'll become a secret agent and try to save the world... will you rescue the damsel in distress... and what about the white cat? Return to your London hotel – where real spies of the British Secret Service roamed the halls a century ago during World War I – for your family's final evening in London, spent as you please.

Accommodation Name: The Royal Horseguards

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Location: Paris, France

Say "Cheerio" to London as you ride aboard the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris. You'll travel under the English Channel through the engineering marvel known as the Channel Tunnel (unofficially called the "Chunnel") – arriving in Paris before you know it. Enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring some of the French capital's highlights, followed by a visit to the Île de la Cité in the River Seine. Check into your chic new boutique hotel, then join us for dinner this evening at an authentic Parisian brasserie where you will experience a real taste of life in Paris!

Accommodation Name: Fauchon L'Hôtel Paris

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Paris, France

Today takes you about an hour outside the city for a guided visit to Château de Versailles, built by King Louis XIV and the largest palace in Europe, revealing a realm of grandeur and riches beyond imagination; it would cost more than $2 billion to build this sprawling palace complex today! Explore the opulent palace with a local guide and view the exquisite gardens, among the most extraordinary and famous in the world. Return to Paris for a special lunch, followed by a visit to the Eiffel Tower, an afternoon sightseeing tour, and a free evening to enjoy more of Paris as you wish.

Accommodation Name: Fauchon L'Hôtel Paris

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Location: Paris, France

Explore the treasures of one of the world's most famous museums this morning – Musée du Louvre, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa, the 2nd-century Greek sculpture, Venus de Milo, and about 35,000 other works of art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century housed in this former palace – on a guided scavenger hunt and tour that also includes the nearby Tuileries Garden. Then ride the Petit Train to discover the special joie de vivre atmosphere of hilltop Montmartre, where poets, writers and artists have practiced their crafts for centuries; a guided walking tour may reveal them at work. Following some free time this afternoon, join us this evening for our private, exclusive and magical farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation Name: Fauchon L'Hôtel Paris

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Paris, France

Tour ends: Paris. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from Fauchon L'Hotel Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for your flight check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Select departures enjoy a special after-hours private visit and scavenger hunt in Musée du Louvre when one of the world's favorite museums is closed to the public
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, and drivers
  • An interactive London "Spy Walk"
  • A guided tour through the British Museum
  • Private double-decker bus tour of London and a private capsule, sightseeing high above the city on the London Eye
  • A speedboat adventure on the River Thames
  • A bicycle ride adventure through the London Royal Parks
  • Tickets to a hit show in London's West End theatre district

Reviews

5* Five Star Magical Family trip - London to Paris
Every detail was first class accommodations from the airport transfers, to the hotels, the local day tours, the meals, and the eurostar! Tauck put tremendous thought into an itinerary that entertained families of all ages from 7 to grandparents! Amazing how they do it. We had a terrific tour director, loved our local guides and our group too! Hard to pick just one because so much thought went into every day and detail. It was great not having to think about any detail and really spend family time together. The after hours tour of the Louvre in Paris was a one in a lifetime opportunity.
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Date: 13-Aug-2018

4* Castle and Kings - Great Experience for Children and Adults
This trip was well organized and full of new experiences, e.g. speedboat ride on the Thames, bicycle ride in Hyde Park, magic show, etc. Our tour director was outstanding and did a masterful job of managing young and old guests alike. Our only complaint was we had a couple of issues with both hotels, not Tauck's doing. Spending nine days with our granddaughter and showing what world travel is all about.
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Date: 05-Jul-2017

4* Wonderful trip
We enjoyed Castles and Kings. Everything was great except the weather. Our tour director was the best! We enjoyed the London Eye, touring in the double decker bus, the British Museum, and The Tower of London. In Paris, we enjoyed the Louve, Versailles, shopping, and the magic show. The people on our tour were friendly. We liked the London eye and the Eiffle Tower the best.
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Date: 05-Aug-2015

4* London and Paris
Traveling with Tauck is a first-class experience. Our Tauck leader eagerly helped with every detail, thought up interesting, new experiences, and hired knowledgeable local guides throughout the trip. We learned a lot, met interesting fellow travelers, and had a wonderful time. The hotels were first class, and the airport transfers were excellent. Bike riding in Kensington Park and Hyde Park.
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Date: 18-Jun-2016

4* Castles and Kings a hit
Our family just returned from the Castles and Kings tour of London and Paris. The Tauck guide was exceptionally well organized and went out of her way to get the kids on the tour to mingle and connect. The days were full, the hotels were centrally located, and we experienced as much as possible of the regional highlights in the time allowed
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Date: 30-Jun-2015

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Start: London, England
Finish: Paris, France
Duration:0 Nights
Suitable for: 0-99
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