London & Paris Discovery

7 days from $6,482 per person*
  • Discover Hampton Court’s historic treasures and tour Windsor Castle 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.
  • Overlook Paris from the perfect vantage point as you dine at 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 through the grounds of historic Windsor Castle and the incredible art treasures of Hampton Court Palace. From there, the scene shifts to Paris where with a private guide you'll uncover the city's top historic and iconic sites, privately tour of the Louvre, and 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: dining atop the Eiffel Tower.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant (Off-Hours)
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver
    • England - London Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 London
    London
    • Private Tour - City Highlights with Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral & The London Eye (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 London
    London
    • Private Tour - Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 London to Paris
    London to Paris
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
    • Train - London - Paris [2.5 hrs] - Standard Premier
    • Train Station Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • France - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour of Paris (3 hrs) - Guide
    Westminster (B) (Deluxe Saint Honore)
  • Day 5 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Louvre Museum (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Activity - Dinner Cruise with Music & Singer (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
    Westminster (B) (Deluxe Saint Honore)
  • Day 6 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Versailles (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Jules Verne at Eiffel Tower Dinner Reservation & Car Service - Vehicle/Driver
    Westminster (B) (Deluxe Saint Honore)
  • Day 7 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Transfer - 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: Grosvenor Hotel

Relax in Victorian splendor at the heart of central London at the Grosvenor Hotel. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern touches with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. Be it the exquisite cuisine of the newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant, or a signature cocktail at the stunning Réunion bar,  the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  London
London

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: Grosvenor Hotel
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tower of London
Tower of London
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel

Day 3: London

Meet your private guide and driver and embark on a full day tour to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. 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's amazingly 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:
Unlike your other admissions, admission tickets for Hampton Court specifically must be printed in advance, and are therefore provided upon arrival in your Welcome Package. Please ensure you bring them along with you on your tour today. 

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel Lounge
Grosvenor Hotel Lounge

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, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you on the arrivals platform at the train station, holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station 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.

Meet your private guide at your hotel and depart on foot for a 3-hour walking tour of Paris, the City of Light. The location of your hotel will dictate how your time is best spent, though your guide will be happy to accommodate any specific requests. Perhaps stroll to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and home the cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the most famous Catholic churches in the world. Make your way to see the courtyards of the world famous Louvre, the largest palace and museum in Europe. Learn about Paris at the time of Napoleon as you see the imposing Arc de Triomphe on the renowned Champs-Elysees, or make your way toward the icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, for a ground-level photo opportunity of this must-see monument.

Accommodation: Westminster (B) (Deluxe Saint Honore)

The Hotel Westminster, located among the prestigious addresses of Paris' high fashion and jewelry district, is a stone’s throw from the Place Vendome, the Opera and the Tuileries Gardens. Despite its regal English name, Hotel Westminster oozes Parisian style. Intimate, close and convivial, from the Haussmannian facade to the flowered, serene patio, the property exudes a joie de vivre. For more than 200 years, the hotel on calm and quiet La Rue de la Paix has welcomed everyone from royalty – like the Duke of Westminster, from whom it takes its name – to those wanting to discover the art of living.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Louvre Courtyard
Louvre Courtyard

Day 5: Paris

Meet your private guide and driver, setting out for a half-day tour to the world famous Louvre Museum, housed within the largest palace in all of Europe. With an astonishingly rich collection of art ranging from Ancient Greece all the way to the 19th century, the Louvre is arguably unmatched. Witness Da Vinci's timeless The Mona Lisa, the statues of Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace, both over 2,000 years old dating back to ancient Greece, and the 4,600-year-old Great Sphinx of Tanis, a relic of the Egyptians. See Eugene Delacroix's iconic 17th century Liberty Leading the People representing victory by the people in the French Revolution, and check out the original Code of Hammurabi, a legal code depicted on a black basalt tablet shaped like an index finger, which dates back to a time just under 4,000 years ago. Bear witness to incredible history at the Louvre.

Join a small group transfer this evening to the edge of the Seine River where you'll board one of the elegant Bateaux Parisiens boats for a 2.5 hour candelight dinner-dance cruise. As the boat navigates the Seine, admire the bridges and main monuments along the river's edge, wonderfully illuminated by special lights. Your 3-course gastronomic meal will be served in a pure French traditional style, including a glass of Champagne, a choice of starter, main course, and tasty dessert, as well as a coffee and selected Chablis wines. A 3-piece band and a singer bring the energy up, giving you an opportunity to dance on the dance floor. The refined décor, tables next to the window and musical entertainment will provide for an unforgettable evening. Conclude the experience with a return transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Westminster (B) (Deluxe Saint Honore)
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Louvre
Louvre
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cruise on the Seine
Cruise on the Seine

Day 6: Paris

Enjoy a half day visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles, traveling in a private car and English speaking 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 where you'll be dazzled by their sheer opulence. 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, before returning to Paris.

Tonight, discover a highlight of the buzzing gastronomic scene of Paris while admiring majestic views from renowned Michelin star restaurant Le Jules Verne, located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. A true gastronomic delight, Le Jules Verne offers exquisite French haute cuisine helmed by chef Frederic Anton, a three-star Michelin chef and master of the epicurean experience. Indulge in a 5 or 7 course tasting menu, where the theme of "Extraordinary Voyages" will delight every palate. Advance dinner reservations will be made in your name in order to secure your table, and round-trip transportation in a private vehicle will be provided. Bon appetit! 

Please note: Your meal is not included and is payable on the spot. Reservations are subject to availability and are confirmed at the time of booking. Due to high demand at Jules Verne, cancellations under 48 hrs or no-shows are subject to a post-billed fee.

Accommodation: Westminster (B) (Deluxe Saint Honore)
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Versailles
Versailles
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Eiffel Tower Dinner
Eiffel Tower Dinner

Day 7: Paris

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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.

Grosvenor Hotel : London

Relax in Victorian splendor at the heart of central London at the Grosvenor Hotel. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern touches with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. Be it the exquisite cuisine of the newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant, or a signature cocktail at the stunning Réunion bar,  the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel Lobby
Grosvenor Hotel Lobby

Westminster (B) (Deluxe Saint Honore): Paris

The Hotel Westminster, located among the prestigious addresses of Paris' high fashion and jewelry district, is a stone’s throw from the Place Vendome, the Opera and the Tuileries Gardens. Despite its regal English name, Hotel Westminster oozes Parisian style. Intimate, close and convivial, from the Haussmannian facade to the flowered, serene patio, the property exudes a joie de vivre. For more than 200 years, the hotel on calm and quiet La Rue de la Paix has welcomed everyone from royalty – like the Duke of Westminster, from whom it takes its name – to those wanting to discover the art of living.

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.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

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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