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london and paris discovery

October 25 – November 2, 2022 

9 Days / 8 Nights
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$250 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up. Balance due July 22, 2022

Departure Cities:

Local pick-up (as needed) Otherwise, meet at Des Moines Airport

Price Per Person:

$3,279   Double Twin / Occupancy
$4,278   Single Twin / Occupancy


  • 9 meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Panoramic city tour of London
  • Excursion to Leeds Castle and the Cliffs of Dover
  • High-speed rail journey between London and Paris aboard the Eurostar
  • Panoramic tour of Paris
  • Learn about life in a chateau at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Discover the secrets to French etiquette at a private workshop
  • Visit the regal Palace of Versailles
  • All excursions with local English-speaking guides
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

*Passport Required 

**Please note that Mayflower requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (at this time), travelers must be be fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days prior to departure.

Day 1:
tuesday, october 25

Welcome! We’ll depart the USA on our overnight flight to London, England.

Day 2:
wednesday, october 26

London, England: Welcome to England! Upon arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport, we’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to our hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for us to become acquainted with our new surroundings and begin discovering “merry ole England”! This evening, join our traveling companions for an included Dinner, hosted by our Tour Manager. Meal: D: Dinner

Day 3:
Thursday, October 27

London: Begin the day with a panoramic orientation tour of London. Our local guide brings history to life as we depart by coach to see the historical sites and architectural wonders throughout the city. Monuments abound from the impressive Marble Arch to the Nelson Column of Trafalgar Square. Intricate facades decorate Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliment.  Big Ben and the postcard-perfect Tower Bridge stand guard over the Thames River. The Victoria Memorial is showcased in front of Buckingham Palace. In contrast, the London Eye and the Shard are contemporary highlights to the skyline. All await your discovery! Once you have the lay of the land, the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Meal: B: Breakfast

Day 4:
friday, october 28

Leeds Castle and Dover: Depart on a full-day excursion with our local guide for a visit to the 900-year-old Leeds Castle. Located in a picturesque countryside setting, and still surrounded by a moat, it has been called the ‘loveliest castle in the world’. Originally built as a Norman stronghold, the castle has evolved into one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.  From its military beginnings to uses as a palace by Henry VIII, private residence by royalty and political agendas, the local guidewill tell tales of the history held within its walls. After visiting the castle, continue by coach to the Eastern coast to witness the majestic “White Cliffs of Dover”. Known around the world for their place in history, as well as scenic beauty, they are considered England’s most spectacular natural phenomenon.  Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Meal: B

Day 5:
Saturday, October 29

London: Enjoy a full day at leisure to pursue independent interests or join the optional excursion to Windsor Castle. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit the Tower of London, explore local markets, visit some museums, take a ride on the London Eye, shop for souvenirs, see a show at one of the many theatres, or simply relax at a local pub. Our Tour Manager will be available to assist with your plans. Meal: B

Day 6:
Sunday, October 30

London – Paris, France: It’s time to say “cheerio” to London as we depart for the station where it’s “all aboard” the Eurostar. Sit back and relax during this high-speed train ride under the English Channel via the “Chunnel” to Paris, France. Upon arrival in the “City of Light”, our coach will be waiting to take us on an orientation tour. Our local guide will provide commentary as we drive along the Champs-Elysees and see other famous sites such as the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, Opera Garnier, Place Vendome, Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter, the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. Enjoy a photo stop at the iconic Eiffel Tower. The tour ends at the hotel for check-in and an evening at leisure. Meal: B

Day 7:
Monday, October 31

Paris: Discover what it was like to live in  a castle during today’s visit to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The guided tour through this privately owned chateau will highlight the period furnishings, beautiful paintings, tapestries and household items used in daily life. After the tour, attend a private workshop on “French Etiquette…the Art of Receiving”. Learn how the staff was trained to properly greet guests, how seating plans were created for dinners at the chateau, the art of setting a formal table, appropriate manners, dress code and more. Before departing, enjoy an included Lunch at the Chateau. Upon returning to the hotel, the rest of the day is left free of planned activities. This evening, sample world-renowned entertainment on an optional excursion to Le Lido – famous for its cabaret and burlesque acts. Meals: B, L: Lunch

Day 8:
Tuesday, november 1

Paris: Today’s included excursion begins with a journey by coach with a local guide to the opulent 17th-century Palace of Versailles. While visiting the palace, discover the former royal residence restored to its original grandeur. See the sleeping quarters of France’s kings and queens, the rooms where elegant soirees were held, and the famous ‘Hall of Mirrors’ where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. After the excursion, return to the hotel for the remainder of the day and the final evening at leisure. Meal: B

Day 9:
wednesday, november 2

Paris/USA: Today, after enjoying Breakfast, and having visited two historic yet cosmopolitan capital cities, bid ‘au revoir’ to Paris as we depart on the transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for our flight home….a perfect time to chat with your friends about all of the things we’ve done, the great sights we’ve seen, and where we will go on our next trip! Meal: B

Hotel Accommodations:

Days 2 through 5 – Holiday Inn Kensington High Street, London, England

Days 6 through 8 – Crowne Plaza Republique, Paris, France


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