Independent Discoveries for Our World Travelers

+ Tailor this trip to your style and budget with our fine choice of city-center hotels.
+ Travel through the Chunnel aboard the Eurostar train from London to Paris… We include First Class tickets and private rail station transfers for a wonderful, carefree journey. 
+ Our included hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tours in both cities make it easy to see all the sites on your list.
+ Enjoy a cruise on the Thames and ride the London Eye.
+ Ride the buses and subways for free with our included transport passes in both cities.
+ Gain free entry to the top sites of Paris with our 2-day Museum Pass.
  • Day 1 – Welcome to London!

    Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to your choice of accommodations: The first class Melia White House Hotel or The Bloomsbury – our inviting superior first class hotel. Both have been carefully chosen for their warm English hospitality and convenient city-center location.  The balance of this day is yours to enjoy as you wish.
  • Day 2 – London Sightseeing

    London is friendly and easy to get around! We’ve prepaid your Visitor Oyster card so that you can travel throughout the city over the next two days without having to reach for any pound notes! The card can be used on all bus, Tube, and tram routes in and around London. We’ve also included one day on the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-Off Bus, which includes a cruise on the River Thames. You can join this circular tour at any one of its 80 pick-up points in London and see every major sight, including Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Whitehall, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, and the Tower of London - home of the Crown Jewels. And be sure to take advantage of your included tickets for The London Eye… Enjoy a thrilling ride on the world’s largest observation wheel. Meals B
  • Day 3 – Free Day in London

    You have this entire day at leisure to enjoy as you wish. London is a friendly, accessible city and your hotel’s heart-of-it-all location makes it easy to step out and explore at your own pace. Don’t forget, travelers come from all over the world just to attend the theater, perhaps London’s greatest love. Your hotel concierge can help arrange tickets. Meals B
  • Day 4 – London / Paris c

    You’ll be chauffeured to the rail station to board the Eurostar. Sit back in First Class comfort and enjoy the passing English scenery until you descend into the Chunnel – the celebrated undersea link between Britain and the Continent! Upon arrival in Paris, you’ll be met and transferred by private vehicle to your choice of air-conditioned city-center hotel: The first class Lavoisier or the superior first class Hotel Le Six.  Meals B
  • Day 5 – Paris Sightseeing

    We’ve included a day on the L’Open Tour hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses so you can explore the City of Light and its many landmarks at your own pace. Enjoy fine views of the city through large panoramic windows or head up to the top of your double-decker bus for refreshing open-air vistas. You can choose from four different lines that wind through the Arrondissements of Paris and hop-off at any of the 50 stops – conveniently situated so you can explore more than 100 landmarks and sights at your own pace.
     
    We’ve even included a 2-day Museum Pass which you can activate to enhance today’s sightseeing. Bypass the ticket lines and enjoy free entry to more than 50 museums and monuments including the most popular sites like the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame, Pantheon and Picasso Museum.
     
    After sightseeing, you can get around town for free with your 2-day Paris Visite Pass. The scope and efficiency of the Parisian Metro is legendary and makes it easy to explore, dine and shop anywhere in the city!  Meals B
  • Day 6 – Paris as You Please!

    After breakfast, this entire day is yours to explore the City of Light at your own pace. Don’t forget that we’ve included transportation and museum passes that are valid for two days. If you activated them yesterday, you can use them today to get around town for free and gain complimentary admission to more than 50 attractions. Today might be a good day to explore personal interests and venture a bit off the beaten path. Your Museum Pass is valid for the most popular attractions as well as lesser-known places like the Museum of Decorative Arts, the National Delacroix Museum, and the Museum of Music!
  • Day 7 – Au Revoir, Paris!

    Your tour with us finishes today. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

  • Travel on by Rail to Italy...

    Add our Italy by Rail from $1,999

    This affordable, easy-to-add Post Trip extension includes all on-tour transportation; 6 nights in your choice of hotels in Rome, Florence and Venice; daily breakfast; and sightseeing.

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  • Melia White House - London, England

    Located in the heart of London, the Meliá White House faces the popular Regents Park and is within walking distance of Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus. The hotel is well served by three underground stations all of which are within easy walking distance. The hotel includes the award winning restaurant L’Albufera, and an international show cooking restaurant, a piano lounge bar, business center and the Davidoff café. Guest rooms include minibar, in-room safe and satellite television.

  • Paris - Hotel Lavoisier - Paris, France

    A first class hotel in the area of Madeleine, near Fauchon and a multitude of marvelous shops, this 27 room town house is a quiet, stylish haven. Very well designed, you’ll enjoy the convenience and sophistication of this charming hotel.

Our Independent Touring includes:

+ Flexible sightseeing and transit passes in each city, Thames River cruise, ticket for the London Eye and Paris Museum Pass
+ 6 meals: Daily breakfast
+ 6 nights accommodation in your choice of city-center hotels
+ Luggage handling, all hotel taxes and service charges, First Class Eurostar train from London to Paris, and all rail station transfers

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Independent Travel - Per Person Double

Dates   First Class Accommodations Superior First Class
Departure Return   Regular Regular
2/28/2019 3/28/2019 $2599 $2999
   
3/29/2019 4/30/2019 $2599 $2999
   

Prices are per person, land only and may vary by day of week, season and during holiday periods. Availability of included sightseeing tours may be affected by holidays, museum closures and seasonally-adjusted schedules. Holiday surcharges may apply.

Extend Your Trip

  • Travel on by Rail to Italy...

    Add our Italy by Rail from $1,999

    This affordable, easy-to-add Post Trip extension includes all on-tour transportation; 6 nights in your choice of hotels in Rome, Florence and Venice; daily breakfast; and sightseeing.

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There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

Extend Your Trip

  • Travel on by Rail to Italy...

    Add our Italy by Rail from $1,999

    This affordable, easy-to-add Post Trip extension includes all on-tour transportation; 6 nights in your choice of hotels in Rome, Florence and Venice; daily breakfast; and sightseeing.

    View Day by Day »

Private Tour Add-Ons

  • Sorrento and Pompeii

    3 Day FreeStyle Tour

    Our 3-day FreeStyle Tour includes our handpicked deluxe hotel in Sorrento, daily breakfast, private car transfers from Naples, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

  • Venice

    3 Day Freestyle Tour

    We include everything for a perfect stay in one of Europe’s most enchanting and romantic cities! Choose from our outstanding heart-of-it-all hotels and set out with our engaging resident guide on a private walking tour featuring St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and more.

  • Warsaw

    4 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package features a choice of fine city-center hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

Trip Reviews

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(6 Traveler Reviews)

  • Phyllis from OH gives this tour 

    K+KGeorge Hotel-London outstanding and great location near Underground with fabulous breakfast. Balmoral-Paris excellent location. Baileys Rome-large rooms, good breakfast


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    Date Traveled: 5/28/2012

  • Susan from NY gives this tour 

    It was important to do my own research and book additional tickets from home for some of the sites since this was a hosted city tour only. In addition, in London, The Original Bus Tour came with a complimentary (i.e., free) voucher for the City Cruise riverboat, which was not advertised by General Tours, but was a welcome bonus! :)


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    Date Traveled: 7/5/2011

  • Robert from FL gives this tour 

    I appreciated that there was a number for me to call if there was a problem. Upon arriving in Paris at Gare du Nord, our driver was not there. I had to call the number, and the (English-speaking) woman who answered was very helpfu. My complaints are minor. We thought everything went very smoothly, and we were treated extremely well whenever and where ever we showed our various General Tours vouchers. Thank you.


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    Date Traveled: 6/23/2009

  • Patricia from AZ gives this tour 

    Could you make a Classic London and Paris a 10-14 day tour? Seven days is just too short to visit these lovely cities.


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    Date Traveled: 9/23/2008

  • Barbara from CT gives this tour 

    The "passes" for both London and Paris transportation/surface made our city exploration more convenient, fun and a variety of experiences. We wished the hotel in Paris (Jardins D' Eiffel) would have had an on-site restaurant for linches and dinners, particularly convenient for rainy days and tired sightseers.


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    Date Traveled: 4/11/2008

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