London City Highlight Tour with Optional Paris Add-On

Dates September 3-9, 2021
Destination London, England; Bath, England; Paris, France; Versailles;
Duration 7 days 5 nights
Price From 1,579

Religious Focus:*

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London, the capital of England since the 12th century, was once considered the capital of the world—and it shows.   Its rich culture as rooted in the local pub as it is in the iconic sites - The accents, the Royalty and the people have all been the subject of many of our favorite books, movies and music that we’ve grown up with.

On this tour we will visit many of the highlights of the city that are the “not to be missed” sights on any tour.  They are iconic and celebrated as well as the added visit outside the city to the settings of many of our favorite pieces of literature!   

The tour also gives you bits of free time to see the city at your own pace, exploring your own interest.  You can spend time at one of the many museums, shopping, strolling through Kensington Gardens or taking in a play on the West End.   

To really give yourself a treat, add on the tour extension to Paris where we’ll take the Eurostar Train through the Chunnel to “the city of lights”!  We’ll spend 3 nights enjoying Frances capital city and the highlights that are not to be missed including a visit out in the country to see Versailles.   Again, take advantage of the planned free time to explore at your digression.  

Cash Discount $50.00 per person/$75 if including Paris Add-on

TOUR ID # 9220I04

1=Light walking, moderate distance, and short standing

2=Mid-level walking, 15-30 min duration with standing time, some uneven surfaces

3=High level of walking, full day tours with walking & standing, difficult surfaces

Day 1 and 2, Friday-Saturday, September 3-4, 2021

USA to London/Harry Potter Studios

Today we will “cross the pond” to begin our exciting adventure in jolly old London Town.  Too much?  We are just getting started!  As we arrive and clear customs, we meet our tour guide outside the airport and immediately start our literary experience by discovering the film making magic of Harry Potter at Warner Brothers Studios-The Making of Harry Potter.  See the stunning and authentic costumes, sets and props all used during the films.  Afterwards we will travel to our hotel that will be our home for the next 5 nights to check in, rest and clean up from our travels before we enjoy a welcome dinner together at a local pub! 

Meals : Dinner
Day 3. Sunday, September 5, 2021

City of London 

Today we’ll view the regal landmarks of England’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital on a guided panorama tour and a cruise on the River Thames.  We’ll pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill.  We’ll see Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals, and witness the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace or the Horseguards Parade.  Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge will all be seen as we navigate the city.   We will visit the infamous Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels as well as the many tales of the prisoners and famous executions through the centuries.  Our cruise from Westminster to Tower Pier we’ll get see the city with a different perspective and audio commentary as we admire the monuments passed.  The balance of the afternoon is free for you to explore on your own

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4. Monday, September 6, 2021

Stonehenge and Bath

Today we depart the city and travel to the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge which stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. After we ponder these stones, we head to the ancient ruins of Bath, where Jane Austen lived and used as setting in many of her books.  Our visit includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago and there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5. Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Bampton Village

Walking into history, we will find ourselves truly walking through the past today as we start our day with a walking tour of Oxford, the 2nd oldest university in the WORLD.  We’ll hear the history and honors on this institution as well as the beautiful Christ Church College Cathedral.  From here we go on to learn about the 16th century, William Shakespeare where we will visit his birthplace and have time to enjoy the village.  Our last stop today will be to the fictional home of “Downton Abbey”, the charming village of Bampton. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6. Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Free Day in London

Today is YOUR day!  Do with it what you will.   There is so much to see that it will be hard to choose your “must-do” features!  Tonight, we will gather together again, one last time for a farewell dinner. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Return Flights Home

Today we will be gathered from our hotel and returned to the airport for our flights home, with memories to last a lifetime......Unless you've added the Paris extension! (KEEP READING)  

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: POST TOUR, Thursday, September 9, 2021

London to Paris via Train

Today we will check out of our home in London and travel to the St Pancras Station for our Eurostar train to Paris!  Upon arrival, we will be met by our guide and taken to our hotel to leave our bags and the afternoon will be yours to explore.  Our centrally located hotel will make it easy to choose fine dining or entertainment all within walking distance. 

Meals : Breakfast
DAY 8: POST TOUR, Friday, September 10, 2021

The City of Paris

Today we will enjoy the sights of Paris together such as the Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.  We get to take a cruise down the Seine River as well, soaking up the city’s striking beauty, historic architecture and famous monuments.  The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore on your own.  Tonight, would be the perfect night to see the lights of the city while visiting the many bridges and café’s that make this city a constant cinematic backdrop. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9: POST TOUR, Saturday, September 11, 2021

Versailles

Today we travel to the country and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Versailles!  This famous “Palace”, whose origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, the seat of power and since the nineteenth century, a museum.  We will visit the gardens and the King’s and Queen’s state apartments including the Hall of Mirrors.  Our tour in the country will also take us by the LDS Temple.  (No session)  Tonight, as we return to the beautify city of Paris we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: POST TOUR, Sunday, September 12, 2021

Return flights home

Today we will be gathered from our hotel and returned to the airport for our flights home, with memories to last a lifetime.   

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Licensed Local guides in London
  • Experienced Morris Murdock Tour Director
  • Hotel accommodations in 4 Star deluxe-class hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily with Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations
  • Whisper headsets while touring
  • Document package with a travel bag

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to London Round trip
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Tour gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.)
  • Travel insurance (plans start at $35)
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Supplement/Private room $1999.00
  • ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit due at time of booking for land-only rate
  • Final Payment due June 6th, 2020
  • This tour is based on a minimum of 20 passengers, 26 total
  • Tour can operate with 16 passengers for a $100 supplement

Optional POST TOUR:

PARIS HIGHLIGHT TOUR: $999 per person/Double

Day 7, Thursday, September 9, 2021– Train to Paris

Today we will check out of our home in London and travel to the St Pancras Station for our Eurostar train to Paris!  Upon arrival, we will be met by our guide and taken to our hotel to leave our bags and the afternoon will be yours to explore.  Our centrally located hotel will make it easy to choose fine dining or entertainment all within walking distance. (B)

Day 8, Friday, September 10, 2021 – City Tour, Canal Cruise, and free afternoon

Today we will enjoy the sights of Paris together such as the Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower.  We get to take a cruise down the Seine River as well, soaking up the city’s striking beauty, historic architecture, and famous monuments.  The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore on your own.  Tonight would be the perfect night to see the lights of the city while visiting the many bridges and café’s that make this city a constant cinematic backdrop.  (B)

Day 9, Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Versailles

Today we travel to the country and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Versailles!  This famous “Palace”, whose origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, the seat of power and since the nineteenth century, a museum.  We will visit the gardens and the King’s and Queen’s state apartments including the Hall of Mirrors.  Our tour in the country will also take us by the LDS Temple.  (No session)  Tonight, as we return to the beautify city of Paris we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10, Sunday, September 13, 2021 – Return Flights Home

Today we will be gathered from our hotel and returned to the airport for our flights home, with memories to last a lifetime.