London & Paris Discovery

7 days from $5,936 per person*
  • Explore mysterious Stonehenge and beautiful Windsor with a private guide.
  • Tour the treasures of the Louvre and the majestic Palace of Versailles.
  • Take in the sights of London with the help of a private guide and driver.
  • Dine overlooking Paris from the perfect vantage point: the Eiffel Tower.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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London and Paris, the imperial cities of England and France, have withstood — and often shaped — the march of history for centuries. The palaces and grand cathedrals of the former stand watch over a vibrant metropolis filled with sights both grand and simple. The latter enchants visitors with streets seemingly built for strolling and speaks to them in a language they understand even if they know not a word of French. Experience them together on this breezy itinerary that combines English tradition with Parisian flair.

Begin in London with a privately guided tour of the city’s fascinating sites, including Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, the Royal Albert Hall, and the West End before heading back in time on a privately guided journey to historic Windsor, and the mysterious UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Stoneghenge. From there, the scene shifts to Paris where your first day includes a private tour of the Louvre and a guided twilight cruise down the Seine to see the city’s famous landmarks lit up at night. Finally, witness the gilded splendor of the opulent Palace of Versailles in the company of a private guide before a true only-in-Paris experience: a romantic dinner on your own atop the Eiffel Tower.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant (8:00pm-8:59am)& Bank Holidays
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
    • England - London Welcome Package
  • Day 2 London
    London
    • Tour - Private - City Highlights with Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral & The London Eye (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 London
    London
    • Tour - Private - Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 London to Paris
    London to Paris
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
    • Train - London - Paris [2.5 hrs] - First Class
    • Train Station Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • France - Welcome Package Paris
  • Day 5 Paris
    Paris
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Louvre Museum (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Shared - Cruise & Illuminated City Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Boat
  • Day 6 Paris
    Paris
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Versailles (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver (AM)
    • Unescorted: Dinner at Restaurant 58 Eiffel Tower (Menu Plaisir) - Dinner
  • Day 7 Paris
    Paris
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: London

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall of the airport after you pass through customs. They'll direct you to your transfer, assist in the hotel check-in process, and take you through your travel documents.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)

Located just minutes from Oxford Street, and in the heart of bustling, high-fashion neighborhood Marylebone Village, The Marylebone Hotel (4*) pulls off a rare feat: operating a large urban hotel with a boutique attitude, while maintaining all of the vibrant charm of its central London location. Just a short walk from London’s best, easily access Oxford Street and Park Lane, the world-famous stores of Bond Street and Mayfair, and the elegant green spaces of Regents Park and Hyde Park. Ranging in size from cozy to spacious, The Marylebone’s 252 rooms and suites offer the very best of 21st century technology, seamlessly blended with design flair and premium comforts.  The hotel’s 108 Brasserie and Bar and 108 Pantry provide a wonderful choice of venues to meet, drink and dine for locals and visitors alike, keen to capitalise on the charm and buzz along the cobbles of Marylebone Lane.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  London
London
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone
The Marylebone

Day 2: London

Meet your private driver and guide, and set out on a full day tour to familiarize yourself with London’s signature sights. In order to avoid the crowds later in the day, you’ll first make your way to the majestic Tower of London, heading through London’s historic center, passing Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of London started in 1666. Upon arrival, you’ll visit the Tower, an 11th century castle initiated by William the Conqueror, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the priceless Crown Jewels. From there, head through the City of London, home to the Bank of London and the London Stock Exchange, arriving to St. Paul’s Cathedral for a visit of England’s largest church, used for Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral, and the Queen’s 2002 Golden Jubilee. Pause midday in historic Covent Garden Market for an opportunity to spot street performers, unique souvenirs, and lunch at leisure, with many deli and bakery stalls to choose from. Afterward, make your way to view London’s iconic Buckingham Palace, the residence of the Queen, before continuing through Westminster, renowned home of Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street, and more.  Wrap up your tour as you take to the skies for a magnificent vantage point over London, celebrating your day with fast track entry for a nearly 30-minute ride on the world famous The London Eye observation wheel.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tower of London
Tower of London

Day 3: London

Meet your private guide and driver and embark on a full day tour to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. Avoiding the busy coach groups at Windsor, you’ll first set your sights on the 16th century Hampton Court Palace, driving via the royal Richmond Park where if you’re lucky, you may catch glimpses of deer on the way. Arriving when Hampton Court Palace opens its doors, you’ll enjoy a visit of both the palace and gardens. Described as 'The Greatest Palace in Britain', Hampton Court has 500 years of history within its walls. Set in 60 acres of gardens, the palace was the center of Royal life from Henry VIII to George II. The palace houses some of the finest paintings from the Royal Collection, with art from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries on display. From there, head to Windsor via Runnymede and pass the site where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive to Windsor Castle where you’ll be dazzled with a visit of what is amazing both the oldest and the largest occupied castle in the entire world. The castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people. The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto, and Gainsborough. Afterward, take a panoramic drive around Windsor, passing Eton College before returning to London.

Important note:
Admission tickets for Hampton Court have to be pre-printed and are therefore included in your Welcome Package. Please ensure you bring them along with you on your tour today.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Day 4: London - Paris

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Enjoy a ride on the Eurostar train from London to Paris. Travel time is approximately 2.5 hours.

For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistant waiting for you on the platform at the train station, with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Take a private train station transfer with a private vehicle and driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Littre (4*)

The charming and traditional Hotel Le Littre places you in the heart of the city of Paris, located between Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse districts, close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Each of the rooms and suites is modern and feature panoramic views over the city. Some rooms have a separate living area, as well as a balcony or terrace with gorgeous views of the capital. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment.  A delicious buffet breakfast is served in the grand breakfast room, featuring traditional French pastries and more. Unwind with a cocktail at Le Littre Bar, showcasing a very cozy British-style atmosphere. The multilingual staff at Le Littre are happy to assist guests in booking an exciting Seine River cruise, as well as many other tours and excursions.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paris
Paris
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Le Littre
Hotel Le Littre

Day 5: Paris

A driver and a licensed English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the world-renowned museum, the Louvre. Your guide will accompany you throughout the museum showing you the highlights of the gallery including the timeless work of Da Vinci's 'The Mona Lisa'. Entrance fee is included.

Depart from your hotel with a driver-guide for a one-hour cruise under the famous Seine bridges followed by a guided discovery tour to admire the beautifully illuminated historical streets and buildings of Paris.  Highlights include:  Place de la Concorde, Paris Opera House, La Madeleine, Champs Élysées, and much more.  Return transfer to your hotel and entrance ticket included.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Littre (4*)
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Louvre
Louvre
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paris Opera House
Paris Opera House

Day 6: Paris

Enjoy a half day visiting the Palace of Versailles, traveling in a private car and English speaking driver-guide.  This magnificent Baroque palace is known to the world as a symbol of civilization and pleasure. The Palace of Versailles dates back to 1038 and was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. Used by Louis XIV initially as a hunting lodge, the property expanded to become the majestic site of French classical architecture complete with extensive manicured gardens. The interior showcases brilliant examples of Baroque furnishings, a rare collection art, and special exhibitions. Your guide will lead you through the most beautiful rooms, the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private Apartments. Free time is allocated at the end of the tour for a walk in the French style gardens which feature exalted statues, busts, and marble vases. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped at accommodation or in a central location of your choice in the city. This tour includes entrance to the palace and the gardens.

Enjoy a gourmet evening as you dine on the 1st floor of the Eiffel tower and marvel at the views of the city. Includes 1 glass of champagne, 3 courses menu, lift ticket, privileged seating, selected wine/mineral/water/coffee. Please speak with your sales advisor if you would like to have private transfers arranged this evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Littre (4*)
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Versailles
Versailles
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lights on Eiffel Tower
Lights on Eiffel Tower

Day 7: Paris

Relax on a private airport transfer in Paris in a private vehicle with a professional driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer, this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Marylebone (4*): London

Located just minutes from Oxford Street, and in the heart of bustling, high-fashion neighborhood Marylebone Village, The Marylebone Hotel (4*) pulls off a rare feat: operating a large urban hotel with a boutique attitude, while maintaining all of the vibrant charm of its central London location. Just a short walk from London’s best, easily access Oxford Street and Park Lane, the world-famous stores of Bond Street and Mayfair, and the elegant green spaces of Regents Park and Hyde Park. Ranging in size from cozy to spacious, The Marylebone’s 252 rooms and suites offer the very best of 21st century technology, seamlessly blended with design flair and premium comforts.  The hotel’s 108 Brasserie and Bar and 108 Pantry provide a wonderful choice of venues to meet, drink and dine for locals and visitors alike, keen to capitalise on the charm and buzz along the cobbles of Marylebone Lane.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone
The Marylebone
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone Hotel - Lobby
The Marylebone Hotel - Lobby

Hotel Le Littre (4*): Paris

The charming and traditional Hotel Le Littre places you in the heart of the city of Paris, located between Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse districts, close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Each of the rooms and suites is modern and feature panoramic views over the city. Some rooms have a separate living area, as well as a balcony or terrace with gorgeous views of the capital. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment.  A delicious buffet breakfast is served in the grand breakfast room, featuring traditional French pastries and more. Unwind with a cocktail at Le Littre Bar, showcasing a very cozy British-style atmosphere. The multilingual staff at Le Littre are happy to assist guests in booking an exciting Seine River cruise, as well as many other tours and excursions.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Le Littre
Hotel Le Littre
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Littre View from Guest Room Balcony
Hotel Littre View from Guest Room Balcony

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Our trip experience was excellent. We are very likely to use Kensington again to plan our next trip to destinations that are new to us.

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    Our trip was well organized and paced. Guides and drivers were all knowledgeable and friendly. Trip agent was also quite helpful.

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    Amazing attention to detail and personalizing the experience for each of us. The tours provided Historical information specific to each of our interests.

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  • James M — November 09, 2017 — Europe

    The information exchange in planning the tour went very well. The tour information and itinerary provided for the trip was the best and most complete for any tour we have taken. All drivers and tour guides were available at the exact minute scheduled. The guide in Athens, particularly, was excellent and answered all of our many questions as well as being very in tune to our needs. We had several questions for local staff and they responded immediately. In addition, we recommend the Hotel Kouros in Mykonos to anyone. A beautiful well maintained hotel with an excellent staff on all levels.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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