London & Paris Discovery

7 days from $6,034 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.
  • 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 through the grounds of historic Windsor Castle and the incredible art treasures of Hampton Court Palace. From there, the scene shifts to Paris where your first day includes a private walking tour of the historic and iconic sight sites, followed by private tour of the Louvre and a 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 (Off-Hours)
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
    • 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] - First Class
    • Train Station Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • France - Welcome Package Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour of Paris (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Louvre Museum (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Small Group Tour - Cruise & Illuminated City Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Boat
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Versailles (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner at Restaurant 58 Eiffel Tower (Menu Plaisir) - Dinner
    Breakfast
  • 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
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel

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

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 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:
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

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 make your way to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and where you can admire 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

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 -  Notre-Dame
Notre-Dame
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Paris
Paris

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.

This evening, you'll be picked up from your hotel by a driver-guide to depart on a small group tour to witness a different side of Paris, from the viewpoint of the Seine, and the illuminated city at night. You'll begin with an hour-long public cruise along the historic Seine River which runs through the city, sailing under the famous bridges and past iconic monuments, offering up a unique vantage point that you can't get from the city streets. As the cruise comes to a close and the sky gets darker, you'll reassemble as a small group of up to 8 participants for a sightseeing tour of the beautifully illuminated city, catching glimpses of the historical streets and buildings in an entirely new and dramatic way. See the city's largest square Place de la Concorde and its illuminated fountains, spot the Paris Opera House and its dramatically lit pillars, bear witness to La Madeliene church with its Roman-style columns, view the ever-iconic Eiffel Tower in its evening lights, and travel down the lively Champs Élysées, with its imposing Arc de Triomphe. Paris as you've never seen it before.

Accommodation: Westminster
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Louvre
Louvre
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe

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.

Enjoy a gourmet evening as you dine at Restaurant 58 on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, offering marvelous views across Paris. Your meal includes a lift ticket, privileged seating, a glass of champagne, a 3-course dinner menu, and select wine, mineral water, and coffee. 

Please speak with your Destination Expert if you would like to have private transfers arranged for dinner.

Accommodation: Westminster
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Versailles
Versailles
London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Eiffel Tower at Night
Eiffel Tower at Night

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: 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.

London & Paris Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Westminster
Hotel Westminster

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.
  • Susan C. — October 11, 2018 — Europe

    Working with Danny S. was a real pleasure. He was lovely, very professional and knowledgeable. Our trip was so enjoyable and stress free. Hotels were perfect, restaurants booked by Kensington were authentic and the food was excellent. The flamenco show was so much fun and the venue was relaxing and intimate. Our guides were prompt, smart and passionate about their country. A really wonderful group of individuals. It was very reassuring to know we always had a person on the ground to call if necessary. This was an A+ trip and we will always have wonderful memories of a beautiful country and it’s warm and welcoming citizens. My heartfelt thanks to Danny and all others who planned a perfect trip on our behalf. We look forward to another trip in 2019!

  • Marilyn K. — September 20, 2018 — Europe

    Our guides were knowledgeable and kind beyond expectation, and were extremely amenable to our requests. The tour expert was very patient and knowledgeable as well, and truly had our travel wishes in mind when creating our trip to Poland. It was a wonderful and amazing life changing experience!

  • Irene Y. — September 13, 2018 — Europe

    This trip was just what we were looking for, a private tour of England, Scotland and Dublin. Julie C. was awesome! She and I worked together to figure out what my family and I wanted to do. I could have never done it without her! The cars/guides were waiting at the airport for us. Everyone associated with Kensington Tours was so helpful and kind. The location of the 3 hotels, we stayed in, were amazing!! We walked everywhere! Each tour, we were scheduled for, went smoothly, and on time. The tour guides were so smart and informative about the places we went. I didn't stand in one hotel concierge line. My tickets and vouchers were printed out and in hand ahead of time. Julie even researched and scheduled horseback riding in the Dublin Mountains, which they hadn't handled before. What a highlight that was!! This trip was everything I asked for. I will be using Kensington Tours and Julie again!!

  • Lesley M. — September 04, 2018 — Europe

    We thoroughly enjoyed our entire trip to Greece. Everything went as planned, our hotels met and exceeded our expectations. The tour guides were all marvelous - knowledgeable, personal, patient, organized and pleasant to be with. And our sunset cruise in Santorini was superb - first class catamaran, crew and their other passengers were great to be with. We met a couple who also were frequent Kensington Tours clients and we all agreed you are our top choice when it comes to travel tours. Thank you for another unforgettable trip!

  • Ronnie B. — May 29, 2018 — Europe

    The entire tour was well planed. Jason and our European guides and drivers were wonderful and often went above and beyond what was expected. Everything was flawlessly executed and we would not hesitate to use Kensington again.

  • Priya K. — June 11, 2018 — Europe

    Everything went smoothly! From the pickups and drop offs from the airport and the tour guides being prompt. Will definitely be using Kensington for our next Trip!

  • Brooke R — May 14, 2018 — Europe

    Kensington did a phenomenal job planning our vacation. The logistics of getting from place to place was incredibly well planned. The tour guides were knowledgeable, fun and tailored our experience based on our interests. Hotel accommodations were incredible and Patrick answering our questions, provided information on several occasions and ensured our that all our requests were met. This was our second trip with Kensington and we will without a doubt utilize their services again!

  • Tracey M. — May 11, 2018 — Europe

    We had a wonderful and amazing trip to Italy! All planning was done with the upmost care down to the smallest detail. I would highly recommend Kensington Tours to all my friends! I am already planning my next trip!

  • Gary C. — April 21, 2018 — Europe

    Two international experiences with Kensington and was thrilled with both!

  • Jo W. — April 15, 2018 — Europe

    We had a wonderful trip. Everything was on schedule as planned. Everyone we dealt with was friendly, polite and knowledgeable.

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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