day 1 London
On your arrival, optional transfer to hotel. On reaching the hotel check-in, before heading for lunch in one of the quaint British pub. Depending upon your flight arrival time, you can make use of your 3 day Hop-on Hop-off pass and start your sightseeing by visiting St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Tower of London.
day 2 London
A slightly early breakfast today to visit Trafalgar Square to see Nelson's Column, utilising your Hop-on Hop-off London bus tour pass. Walk your way up till the Buckingham Palace to see its grandeur from outside. However you do get to witness the "Changing of Guard" ceremony. After watching the iconic ceremony, it'll be time for lunch. Tuck in too much - no problem - head to St. James' Park for a stroll and catching a nice view of the surrounding area from the top of one of the arched bridges. The Horse Guards Parade Ground lies near the east end of the park, and from here you enter into Whitehall to click a selfie with the famed expressionless guards. Just down Whitehall is 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the leader going or returning. Then cross over to Westminster Abbey, known as a place for coronations, state funerals and burials of past monarchs, and even famous writers. The nearby area is also a good place to experience the typical British ritual of High Tea at a café. Thereafter visit the iconic Big Ben. Interestingly, Big Ben is actually the huge bell atop the clock and the Clock Tower. Then cross over the Westminster Bridge for a ride on the famous London Eye ferris wheel to have unparalleled views of London's skyline. In case you are hungry for more, we can suggest an optional add-on cruise on the Thames river. Return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in London.
day 3 London
After an English breakfast, hop-on to your London bus and expand your horizons by visiting the British Museum that displays over 10 million exhibits from around the world! Then head to Covent Garden for perhaps some shopping and lunch, and maybe catch a glimpse of some street performers.
day 4 Paris
Today you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris. On your arrival in Paris - ‘the City of Lights', optional transfer to hotel. On reaching the hotel check-in.
Start your tour with a hearty lunch at a charming street-side café. Best way to explore the city is on a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour.
Later in the evening, head to the Trocadéro complex that is dotted with museums, sculptors, gardens and fountains. First night cannot be over before seeing the Eiffel Tower which looks even more special when illuminated. Thereafter dine at a restaurant on the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées. To heighten the romantic atmosphere, round-off the evening with a romantic cruise on the Seine River.
day 5 Paris
Slightly early wake-up, followed by breakfast. Today you head to Ile de la Cité, which is one of the very few natural islands on the Seine river and said to be the location of the city's birth during medieval times. More importantly this island is the location of the Sainte-Chapelle and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Even though the cathedral got partially burnt in a horrific fire in 2019, rebuilding efforts are on, and you can still witness its scale and the grandeur of gothic architecture from the outside. Then, head across the river to the Latin Quarter, home of the historic Sorbonne University, and the historic Panthéon which was built as a church dedicated to Paris' patron saint - Saint Geneviève.
Then head to the Luxembourg Gardens, hopefully in balmy weather, before sitting down for lunch at a restaurant nearby. Today afternoon you admire Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and of course the famous Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum.
day 6 Paris
Breakfast at hotel. Today you visit the Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoléon I to commemorate the victories of his army. Stroll down the grandiose Avenue des Champs-Elysées before visiting the Jardin des Tuileries, a beautifully landscaped public garden.
Then cross-over to Orsay Museum, housing an eclectic collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Degas, Gauguin and Delacroix. Also visit the Rodin Museum to see amazing sculptures. and the Hí´tel des Invalides to have a glimpse at French military history.
Get a feel of Paris' underground rail network and ride from Odeon station till Montmartre and then a funicular up Montmartre hill. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, especially later in the evening, when you can see the city lights and illuminated monuments. Stop at the roman Catholic church & Basilica of Sacre Coeur and marvel at its exquisite architecture. Round off the tour by exploring the winding, village-like streets of Montmartre, followed by dinner at one of one of the charming cafes in Place du Tertre.
day 7 Your Last Day in Paris
After breakfast, depart from your hotel for the airport for your onward flight. In case you opt for a private transfer, a representative will meet you at the hotel to take you to the airport.