London & Paris Holiday

December 3 – 10, 2022 | 8 days

$3198 per person, double occupancy

 

 

 

 

From cosmopolitan London to romantic Paris, cross the English Channel via train and take in the best of these iconic cities. See Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London and Big Ben. Personalize your trip to London by choosing to visit either St Paul’s Cathedral or Shakespeare’s Globe. Savor a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin theatre. Dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night. Enjoy a leisurely-paced exploration with plenty of time to discover the culture on your own.

HIGHLIGHTS: Big Ben, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Eurostar Train, Paradis Latin Cabaret, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower Dinner, Seine River Cruise

HOTELS:

  • Day 1  Overnight flight
  • Days 2 – 4  Leonardo Royal Hotel London, Tower Bridge, London
  • Days 5 – 7  Crowne Plaza Paris-Republique, Paris

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 | Saturday, December 3, 2022 | Overnight Flight

From cosmopolitan London to romantic Paris, see the best of the world’s most captivating cities decorated for the holiday season. To help make the most of your getaway, unpack just once in each city. Enjoy a leisurely-paced journey with plenty of time for independent exploration.

Day 2 | Sunday, December 4, 2022 | London, England

Tour Begins Welcome to London at Christmastime, a metropolis filled with light, laughter and the excitement of the holiday season. Whether perusing the city’s many Christmas markets for handmade gifts and colorful decorations or basking in the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon, this will surely be a Christmas you’ll never forget. This evening join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 | Monday, December 5, 2022 | London

Join a local expert on a city tour. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Continue to view Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official residence. A Christmastime visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Harrods, the city’s most iconic department store. Find yourself exploring a wonderland of glorious holiday displays and its incredible food hall – a piece of gourmet heaven! After, set off to explore London’s charming Christmas markets. Peruse the sea of wooden chalets offering a plethora of unique crafts, artisan goods and local treats. (B)

Day 4 | Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | London – Oxford – Blenheim Palace – London

This morning, travel to the historic city of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford. Enjoy a leisurely walk to admire the iconic architecture followed by time at leisure to explore the quaint shops filled with handmade crafts and local treats. The festivities continue with a visit to Blenheim Palace, one of England’s most magnificent homes, that shines even brighter at Christmas. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage site will give you a glimpse into the life of English royalty. (B)

Day 5 | Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | London – Eurostar Train – Paris, France

Today, you’re on to Paris! Hop aboard the sleek, futuristic Eurostar High Speed Train to get there in just two hours. A sophisticated metropolis of style and culture, Paris’ bustling city streets are filled with colorful history, fascinating museums, renowned monuments and grand theatres. Tonight, celebrate your arrival in Paris with a special dinner at the legendary Paradis Latin,* the city’s oldest cabaret theatre. Enjoy a savory meal complete with wine, champagne and a captivating show. (B, D)

Day 6 | Thursday, December 8, 2022 | Paris

Join a local expert and come to know the highlights of Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome. Make a stop at the Galeries Lafayette department store, cherished among Parisians for its sky-high Christmas tree, dazzling holiday displays, and Art Nouveau architecture. Write your own story during an afternoon at leisure. You may choose an optional guided tour at the famous Louvre Museum,** indulge in some of the world’s best shopping on the Champs-Elysees, or simply do as the Parisians do and sit at a sidewalk café and watch the beauty that is Paris go by. (B)

Day 7 | Friday, December 9, 2022 | Paris

Be romanced by Paris decorated for the season – today is yours for the taking. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Louis XIV’s magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles** and relive history as you walk through the various rooms of the State Apartments, including the Queen’s bed chamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive dinner at the Eiffel Tower, featuring French cuisine and breathtaking views. End the day with a romantic Seine River cruise set against Paris’ glittering skyline. (B, D)

Day 8 | Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Paris – Tour Ends

You depart today, but London and Paris will remain in your heart forever. (B)

PRICES
Double: $3198pp | Single: $3998pp | Triple: $3168pp

PRICE INCLUDES
Round Trip Airfare
6 breakfasts & 3 dinners
Air taxes and fees/surcharges
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature
Expense of any required PCR or Antigen tests

 

 

**Travel insurance is recommended**

3-NIGHT AMSTERDAM POST-STAY EXTENSION – $999pp (land only, inquire about air)

December 10 – 13, 2022 

 

Day 8 | December 10, 2022 | Paris – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Board a high-speed train and take off for Amsterdam, the thriving 800-year-old capital of Holland. After some time to settle in, meet up with a local guide to get acquainted with the Jordaan District of Amsterdam. Explore this charming neighborhood and learn of its rich multicultural roots during a walking food tour where you’ll taste traditional Dutch fare as you walk along the canals and historic homes between stops. Today dinner will be included.

Day 9 | December 11, 2022 | Amsterdam

Stroll through the city with a local expert. Get acquainted with the cozy lanes and quintessential Dutch houses as you wander along the canals. After familiarizing yourself with the area, enjoy an afternoon on your own to do as you please. Your local guide will provide a 48-hour transportation pass that will allow you to experience different parts of the city during your stay. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit the Van Gogh Museum* which houses the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork, or explore the Anne Frank House,* a museum dedicated to the memory of the young diarist who documented her time in hiding during WWII. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10 | December 12, 2022 | Amsterdam

The day is yours. Explore the narrow canals, stone bridges, and bike-brimmed roads at your leisure. Perhaps you’ll choose to see the city from a different perspective and embark on a canal cruise or spend some time relaxing at a café. Consider perusing Dutch art at the Rijksmuseum, or even take the train to The Hague to see the renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring in the Mauritshuis Museum. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11 | December 13, 2022 | Amsterdam

Bid Amsterdam farewell as your tour comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.

Paris | Versailles Palace | $125pp

Enjoy an interesting visit to the incomparable Palace of Versailles. The palace and gardens of Versailles reflect the extravagant tastes of King Louis XIV, the “Sun King.” On this excursion, travel by coach to Versailles where your local guide will recount the history of the palace and lead you through the various rooms of the State Apartments. Of particular interest are the Queen’s bedchamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. You then have leisure time to explore the incredible gardens, some of the most famous in the world, which took over 40 years to complete. This option must be purchased and reserved no later than 60 days prior to tour departure date. Once purchased any cancellation within 60 days of tour departure will be nonrefundable.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours. Transportation is included.

Paris | The Louvre Museum | $100pp

Join us for a guided tour of the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Begin your exploration of the museum by entering through I. M. Pei’s famous Louvre Pyramid, a magnificent glass pyramid rising out of the courtyard of the Louvre. A local expert will provide commentary as you venture through the countless masterpieces that line the halls of the museum, including the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. This option must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your departure date and is not available the first Sunday of each month. Space is limited on some dates. Once purchased any cancellation within 60 days of tour departure will be nonrefundable.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Transportation is included.

DEPOSIT
$600 per person is due with booking 

PAYMENTS
Final payment is due October 1, 2022. Payments may be made by check or by credit card.  We accept AX, Visa, & MC.   Legal full names must be given as stated on your passport.  Name changes made from booking until October 1, 2022, will be charged $200 per name change. After October 1, 2022, no name changes.

CANCELLATIONS
If cancelled before October 1, 2022, a $600 per person fee is assessed.  If cancelled on or after October 1, trip is non-refundable. Credit card fees are non-refundable for any reason. We highly recommend the purchase of insurance.

FULL LEGAL NAMES
Must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport (do not fax).

INSURANCE
Please request an insurance quote for the SCT agent.  It is best to wait until air costs are added.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS. Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline. Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement. Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

RESPONSIBILITY
SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, pandemic, strikes or any act of god occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not responsible for ski conditions.  The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased.   SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL  will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.  If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.

 

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