England, London, France, Paris
7 nights / 8 days
From London's notable museums and lively pubs to haute couture and fine dining in Paris, experience everything these incredible European cities have to offer: royal castles, effervescent cultures, mesmerizing histories and endless romance.
Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.
Days 1 - 2: USA / London, England |
With a little more than seven hours flight time from New York to London, board your flight to your regal destination in England. Upon arrival meet your private transfer to St.Ermin's, Autograph Collection and settle in for four nights in a Deluxe guestroom. Nestled at the end of a tree lined courtyard in the heart of Westminster, St. Erminâ€™s offers guests a relaxing environment where guests can unwind and be yourselves. Offering a wide range of dining options to suit your individual taste, delight in grilled delicacies, herbs from its rooftop garden, an al fresco terrace and afternoon tea.
Day 3: London |
The next day, experience this remarkable royal city on your own Private Crown Jewels of London Excursion. Uncover the storied history and legends of towering St. Pauls' Cathedral, its chapels, crypts, statues and priceless artworks. Then, explore The Tower of London, home of the exquisite Crown Jewels collection, before a relaxing Thames River cruise viewing . the city sights.
Day 4: London |
After a divine English breakfast, embark on a full day of wonder and exploration on the Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath Excursion. Immerse in the splendor of St. George's chapel and opulent state apartments in Windsor Castle. Discover the cultural shops and pubs of Windsor before heading to the 5,000-year-old prehistoric Stonehenge monument, home to pagan religion and worship. Then, explore the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, with stops at Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge before your return to the hotel.
Celebrate your final evening in London with a sumptuous pan fried seabream or rib-eye steak, pared with your favorite wine and topped with a raspberry and violet cheesecake for dessert in One Twenty One Two Restaurant, as you reminisce about your exiting days in London town.
Day 5: London / Paris |
Enjoy your last cup of English tea before you board your private transfer to Heathrow Airport for your flight to France. Following customs, your private transfer awaits to whisk you away to Hotel du Louvre, A Hyatt Hotel where you will stay for three nights in an Executive King guestroom. Located in the heart of Paris adjacent to the famous Louvre Museum and nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, bask in distinguished style with contemporary amenities, Parisian charm, jazz bar and intimate dining, featuring a daily buffet breakfast in La Brasserie du Louvre included with your stay.
Celebrate your arrival in Paris with afternoon tea, a glass of bubbly or special apertif in Le Bar, followed by a tantalizing French dinner on the terrace with a view of the museum. Conclude your evening with a delectable crepe Suzette flamed with Grand Marnier for a mouthwatering dessert.
Days 6 - 7: Paris |
Following your fabulous buffet breakfast, depart for a guided panoramic tour of this beautiful city on the Best of Paris Excursion. Top highlights await on this guided walk through central city hearing the fascinating story of Notre Dame and its rebuilding, stroll the Ile de la Cite, then enter the Louvre to explore the best of its collections. Conclude with a river cruise at your leisure.
Spend the rest of the day exploring the French culture at your leisure. Experience the prestigious Opera Garnier and the Palais Royal, just steps from the hotel, with the Place Vendome, Place de la Concorde and the 25-acre Tuileries Garden, a mere 10-minute stroll. Peruse the Champs-Elysees and its many boutiques, shops and cafes, or be inspired with a visit to the Louvre, Chateau de Versailles and Fontainbleau, less than an hour outside the city.
Days 7 - 8: Paris, France / USA |
This morning, explore the incredible island in Normandy on the Mont Saint-Michel Day Experience. A high-speed train takes you to explore this island commune where you can get your toes wet during a low-tide walk with a naturalist guide. Visit the abbey and village, and enjoy free time for lunch and souvenir shopping.
The next day, following your delicious buffet breakfast, bid adieu to this remarkable capital city as you take your private transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your homebound flight. Au Revoir!
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