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Story Land & Sea®

Exquisite London & Paris Tour


Discover London & Paris, Differently.

Story Land & Sea®'s London & Paris Tour is not your typical big group tour. Rather, find out why more and more travelers are opting to 'Leave the Herd Behind' while discovering Europe's treasures.

Dear Modern Traveler,

I invite you to join us on this delightfully hand-crafted tour to London & Paris. Our small-group approach to travel truly combines the very best of discovering distant lands in the company of a hand-full of travelers. I invite you to "leave the herd behind" and discover again the joys of world-class travel. The trip is fully-hosted by our professional Tour Captain complemented by our local, professional tour guides.

Frances Mayes once said that "...most trips have an underlying quest. We're looking for something. What? Fun, escape, adventure--but then what?"
Everyone travels for different reasons, but my question for you would be what are you looking for?

No matter what the answer to that may be, I can guarantee one thing-this trip can be life changing. To experience another culture, to open your eyes to another part of the world, to step in another's shoes, if even for a few days, it changes you, even if only a little.

Let's discover London & Paris together, exquisitely!


Itinerary

  • London Guards
  • London, England, Westminster Abbey
  • Paris Arc of Triumph

London & Paris Tour Itinerary


Transatlantic Flight to London, England

Day 1: Trans-Atlantic flight to England

Depart Your Home Airport on your Transatlantic flight to London, England.

Day 1 is the traditional flight date from North America. Airfare is not included but you can request a quotation from our air service department: Get an airfare quote by email here.

Please Note: "Day 1" is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel to depart your home airport. 

Your Small Group Tour will commence on Itinerary Day 2 upon arrival into London, England.

Protect Your Vacation: We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  




Welcome to London

 


Day 2: London

   Story® Way Included Dining: Join your Tour Captain for our included Welcome Dinner in London.
   Story® Exclusive: Tonight, join in our reception and Welcome from the Tour Captain.

Welcome: One of Story's most popular small-group European tour vacations commences at 3:00PM at the deluxe hotel. Our deluxe hotel lobby is where the tour begins and where our Tour Captain meets you for an included Orientation Walkabout of Merry Old London.

INCLUDED HOST ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: Join your Tour Captain Host for a Welcome Orientation Walk on your arrival day in London. Find out where the major landmarks are located in relation to our hotel, the best ATM machines for Sterling Pounds and exchange rates, and other helpful information.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Light

Your Small Group Tour Vacation to Europe is underway! After our reception, we'll walk to our Welcome Dinner in London, where you'll taste the finest cuisine and wine varietals from "the British Empire."

Included Welcome to London Dinner: About Story® Way Dining: Our approach to dining is unique: We've collected our favorites dishes from the incredible restaurants we visit for each included dinner. No buffets here! Your Tour Captain is there to make sure your dining experience goes smoothly and will help you interpret any menu item. For the 4 total included dinners (Deluxe), your Tour Captain will select a variety of appetizers featuring regional cuisine and will select your wine for the evening ~ a variety of red and white wine from the region you're traveling.

Deluxe Accommodation: Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire
Classic Accommodation: Hotel Strand or similar

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London
 
London Soldiers

Day 3: London, England

   Optional Dinner Tonight: Opt to join your Tour Captain or explore on your own in London.

Welcome to London, England ~ Heart of the British Empire

Start your morning sightseeing in style as your Tour Captain and our local Guide escorts you throughout London. On select itineraries, you may be greeted by our Cith Host®/Local Guide for your included sightseeing immersion tour of London.

Historic London Sightseeing Immersion Tour
The romance of the historical city of London is apparent every step of the way. Our experience in London with our official Blue Badge Guide will include views of Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. James Palace and Buckingham Palace. We will enjoy certain perspectives by walking with our local guide, the best way to explore London!

We will have time for lunch independently near the Tower of London.

Guided Tour: Tower of London
We enjoy a visit and admission to the Tower of London. Upon arrival to the Tower of London, the Beefeaters guide us through this special venue. A completely included experience that takes us back in time to the early 1080s. William the Conqueror began to build a massive stone tower at the center of his London fortress and nothing like it had ever been tried or seen before. Through the centuries that followed, successive monarchs added to the fortifications.

The balance of the day is yours at leisure to explore London perhaps like the locals via the Tube. There are several venues and sites located around the Tower of London that you may want to optionally visit including St. Pauls' Cathedral (free admission) or take a ride on the London Eye. The Tower Bridge is also nearby.

Maybe a Full Afternoon Tea or the now famous, Harry Potter Walking Tour. You may also consider the Royal Mews (carriage house) at Buckingham. Or consider a shopping trip to world famous Herrod's or simply stroll Hyde Park.

Return to the hotel at your leisure using your new knowledge of the London Tube (this routing is very easy!).

INCLUDED GUIDED TOUR WITH OUR LOCAL EXPERT GUIDE ~ Today ENJOY our SIGHTSEEING IMMERSION:

Panoramic Sightseeing Experience throughout London to enjoy views and commentary by our Local Guide:

  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben
  • Hyde Park
  • London Bridge
  • Houses of Parliament
  • St. James Palace
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tower of London Tour
Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Moderate

 
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Of Palaces & Abbeys

Day 4: Enjoy Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey

 
Buckingham Palace

   OPTIONAL Dinner in London, anyone? You may opt to join your Tour Captain tonight for dinner (departs from lobby) before the play or opt to explore on your own throughout London.
   Story®  Exclusive Access: Westminster Abbey or Buckingham Palace ~ entrance is based on seasonal openings. You will enjoy an exclusive access tour with admission of Westminster Abbey or of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's home, where she has the world's finest private art collection.

Your Tour Captain continues with our immersion tour of London this morning with a special Story Land & Sea Tours' Exclusive with special admission to either Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey (entrance is based on season: Buckingham Palace is not open year round and when closed due to season or ceremony, we will include a tour of Westminster Abbey with guided admission).

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING IMMERSION TOUR WITH OUR LOCAL EXPERT GUIDE:

The balance of the day is yours at leisure.

Perhaps enjoy the London Eye, or inquire with reservations for the Harry Potter Walking Tour. You may also consider the Royal Mews (carriage house) at Buckingham. Or consider a shopping trip to world famous Herrod's or simply stroll Hyde Park.

TONIGHT: OPTIONAL PLAY IN WEST END: Inquire with Reservations.

Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace. Volume: Moderate.

 
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Paris

Day 5: London to Paris | English Channel | "The Chunnel"

 
The Chunnel - Train


   Included Dining: Paris welcomes us with a variety of regional culinary tastes, beverages and ample portions of fine local wines from around the city and the provinces.

The Chunnel to Paris
We embark on the train via the English Channel (the Chunnel) with reserved seats in economy class to the city of Paris. After about 2 hours on the fast train under the English Channel we will welcome you to Paris!

Paris is the city of Light and Love. She holds much to discover. After we transfer from the Train Station, the Tour Captain checks you in to our hotel. We arrive Paris early afternoon, and rooms will be ready by 2PM on average.

You will join the Tour Captain for the included Paris Orientation Walkabout through the cobblestones streets to become familiar with the location around our hotel. We will visit Champs-Elysees, Trocadero and enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower.

INCLUDED HOST ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: Join your Tour Captain Host for a Welcome Orientation Walk on your arrival day in Paris. Find out where the major landmarks are located, ATM machines and other helpful sites.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Light

Story Way®  Dining: Enjoy an included dining experience in Paris tonight. featuring regional culinary tastes, beverages, and ample portions of fine local French wine, of course.

Deluxe Accommodation:  Hotel Sofitel Paris La Faubourg, Regina Hotel, Hotel St. James Albany, Hotel Belami
Classic Accommodation: Hotel Louvré Saint-Anne or similiar

 
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Paris

Day 6: Discovering Paris ~ The Louvré, Notre Dame & Eiffel Tower

 
Paris, France
   Optional Dinner Tonight: Join the Tour Captain or explore Paris at leisure.
  Exclusive: Enjoy special access admission to the famous Eiffel Tower with Story to at least the second level. Note: This entrance may occur on Day 7 of the itinerary.


Today join your Tour Captain and our local guide on a guided tour of the city of Paris. The Musée du Louvre along with the icons of Paris greet us today with our noble French guide leading the way. It's an immersion into the authentic Paris.

Our walking tour includes a guided tour of the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Jardin de Tuileries. You may alternatively add the Musee d' Orsay with its impressionist paintings as an option. Inquire with reservations.

INCLUDED GUIDED TOUR WITH OUR LOCAL EXPERT GUIDE ~ Today ENJOY ADMISSION & SIGHTSEEING to:

~ Notre Dame Cathedral
~ Walk through Jardin de Tuileries
~ Admission and tour of Louvré
~ Option: Musee d'Orsay

Note: Already experienced something on our itinerary? No problem, simply opt out.

Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Moderate to Ample

 
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Paris

Day 7: The Palace of Versailles

   Story® Way Dining: Enjoy a farewell to Paris included dinner tonight with your Tour Captain.
  Exclusive Access: Enjoy our special access with Skip-the-Line included admission to the Palace of Versailles.


King Louis XIV's opulent 17th century palace, Chateau de Versailles, welcomes us for an in depth tour. We enjoy the marble, gold and formal gardens.

The balance of the day is at leisure.

Walking Level: Light to Moderate, Leisurely Pace, Volume: Moderate

Story Way® Exclusive: Join your Tour Captain for what can only be described as a delightful farewell experience in Paris. Our venue of choice is one of Mark Story's favorites, Le Grand Colbert.

 
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Au Revoir

Day 8: Check Out or Extend Your Adventure


   Included Breakfast This Morning

Catch flights for the USA from Paris or extend your journey. Until we meet again, may your days be full of discovery and your nights full of good friends. Or are you extending your journey ...inquire with reservations for details.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER $69 PER PERSON, minimum two passengers.

 
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Heart of City Hotels mean your experience is like none other in the travel industry.

There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story's Heart of City hotels. No taxis or shuttles required when you're in the historical heart of the cities and villages.

Our small group tour hotels feature historical architecture with all the amenities you'd come to expect. The properties are located in the heart of the cities, towns and villages. We proudly feature the following tour hotels which have been personally inspected for quality and standard. On very rare occasion, we may substitute any hotel for a tour property of equal or greater quality and standard.

Remember, availability in tour hotels may be affected based on seasonal demand. Alternate hotel properties of equal quality will be used when the following hotels are not available.

 

London Hotels - 3 Nights

Paris Hotel - 3 Nights

 


What's Included in Your Small Group Tour?


What's Included in Your Small Group Tour?

We've tried to include everything ~
Make note of the following items:

  • Optional Arrival Transfer: We feature an AnyTime arrival transfer for $134 per person. Story®'s Meet & Greet and transfer to hotel. Regular Rate: $134/person, 2 Guest Minimum. Includes all gratuities.
  • Departure Transfers in Paris: $69 per person, Paris Hotel to Airport, minimum two (2) guests.
  • Lunch - Our Tour Captains and Guides will offer great, affordable suggestions for delicious lunches everyday.
  • 3 Dinners are included, 3 are not: We want you to have some time to explore on your own if you want. However, do know our Tour Captains will invite you to join them to unique restaurants each and every night. Classic Budget travelers may add the 3 dinners included for a supplement of $175 per person.
  • Airfare is not included.
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if Story made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your land vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

That's it ~ everything else excluding personal item purchases is included. Read on below for all of the inclusions to this tour of London and Paris:

Story's Unique Walking Tour Experience
We do walk on our small group tours of Italy! We walk a lot, but it's unhurried and there are ample opportunities to sit and relax. But you must be physically capable of walking and experiencing the many stairs of Europe. Please inquire with Story Reservations for more details.

LONDON
• London: Private guided commentary through the city. Welcome Dinner included.
• 1st Class Reserved Seats on the EuroStar to London to Paris 
• London to Paris Magic Bag Transport
• Bag Portage Service throughout tour

PARIS

• Paris: Walking Tour of the City of Lights with admissions and sightseeing
• Welcome Dinner first night in each city or town

THROUGHOUT TOUR
• Sightseeing per itinerary with professionally driven, air-conditioned motorcoach (half-motorcoach - 20 passenger vehicle or less based on tour group size) and 1st Class Rail travel (not all itineraries utilize the Rail travel)
• Services of English-speaking, service-driven Tour Captain throughout tour.
• Services of Story's English-speaking local guides - professional, certified Italian guides.
• Admission and Entrance Fees per itinerary - No Long Lines.
• Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner- total of 3 dinners on Deluxe with wine and gratuities included.


 

London & Paris Tour


 
2017 Guaranteed Departures.

Enjoy small group touring from 6 to 16 guests.
Guaranteed departures. Take over a tour departure: have a family and/or group of friends? Then take over a departure. Inquire today.

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Published Date Tour
Size
Deluxe
4-5 Star
Classic
Budget
Departures in March 2017
March 8 Max 16 Guests $4,879 $3,979
March 15 Max 16 Guests $4,879 $3,979
March 22
Max 16 Guests $4,879 $3,979
March 29
Max 16 Guests $4,879 $3,979
Departures in April 2017
April 5
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
April 12
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
April 19
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
April 26
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
Departures in May 2017
May 3
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
May 10
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
May 17
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
May 24
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Departures in June 2017
June 7
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
June 14
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
June 21
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
June 28
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Departures in July 2017
July 5
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
July 12
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
July 19
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
July 26
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Departures in August 2017
Aug 4
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Aug 18
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Departures in September 2017
Sep 6
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Sep 13
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Sep 20
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Sep 27
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279
Departures in October 2017
Oct 4
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
Oct 11
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
Oct 18
Max 16 Guests $4,979 $3,979
Oct 25
Max 16 Guests $5,279 $4,279

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