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England and France Vacation


8 Days / 7 Nights
London, Paris, Windsor, Versailles

The England and France family vacation from Adventures by Disney begins in jolly old England with a visit to Buckingham Palace and Disney's theatrical production of The Lion King. It then crosses the English Channel to Paris for scavenger hunts in the Louvre, wanders through wondrous Versailles and includes a family lunch in the Eiffel Tower. Oh la la!

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Red Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Climb aboard an iconic double-decker bus for a private tour and see London from a rooftop view. You'll stop at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace—where you'll witness the famous changing of the guards.
  • High-Speed Private Boat Ride on the River Thames
  • Feel like a super spy as you jet on the River Thames on a speedboat that would be right at home with Britain's most famous secret agent.
  • Windsor Castle Tour and Queen Mary's Doll House
  • Discover how kings and queens lived during a privately guided visit to Windsor Castle, current home to the British royal family!
  • Private Scone-Making Lesson and English Tea
  • Try your hand at a signature English treat with a scone-making lesson and time for Tea!
  • Archery in the English Countryside
  • Travel through some of England's lush countryside to a beautiful estate located minutes from historic Windsor. Then, take aim and test your skills as an archer.
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Journey to the top of this 1,063 foot (324 meters) — tall structure and get ready for one of the most magnificent views in Paris — or anywhere in the world!
  • Notre Dame Cathedral and Louvre Museum
  • Marvel at the gargoyles of Nôtre Dame Cathedral. Then, as the adults follow a local expert to view some of the world's greatest masterpieces in the Louvre, Junior Adventurers discover famous art works on an interactive scavenger hunt.
  • Biking in Versailles
  • Explore the city by pedaling along the picturesque streets of Versailles.

Adventure Dates

2016

    • Mar 18-Mar 25, 2016*
    • Mar 28-April 4, 2016*
    • May 16-May 23, 2016*
    • May 23-May 30, 2016*
    • May 27-June 3, 2016
    • May 30-June 6, 2016*
    • June 3-June 10, 2016*
    • June 6-June 13, 2016*
    • June 10-June 17, 2016
    • July 4-July 11, 2016*
    • July 11-July 18, 2016*
    • July 15-July 22, 2016
    • July 18-July 25, 2016*
    • July 22-July 29, 2016*
    • July 25-Aug 1, 2016*
    • July 29-Aug 5, 2016
    • Aug 1-Aug 8, 2016*
    • Aug 5-Aug 12, 2016
    • Aug 8-Aug 15, 2016*
    • Aug 12-Aug 19, 2016
    • Aug 15-Aug 22, 2016
    • Aug 19-Aug 26, 2016
    • Sep 16-Sep 23, 2016*
    • Sep 26-Oct 3, 2016*: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 26, 2016-Jan 2, 2017

2017

    • March 17-Mar 24, 2017
    • March 31-April 7, 2017
    • April 10-April 17, 2017
    • May 12-May 19, 2017: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • May 22-May 29, 2017: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • May 29-June 5, 2017
    • June 2-June 9, 2017
    • June 5-June 12, 2017
    • June 9-June 16, 2017
    • June 12-June 19, 2017
    • June 16-June 23, 2017
    • June 19-June 26, 2017
    • June 23-June 30, 2017
    • June 26-July 3, 2017
    • June 30-July 7, 2017
    • July 3-July 10, 2017
    • July 7-July 14, 2017
    • July 14-Juy 21, 2017
    • July 17-July 24, 2017
    • July 21-July 28, 2017
    • July 24-July 31, 2017
    • July 28-August 4, 2017
    • July 31-August 7, 2017
    • August 4-August 11, 2017
    • August 7-August 14, 2017
    • August 11-August 18, 2017
    • August 14-August 21, 2017
    • September 15-September 22, 2017: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

     

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One - 2016

 

Arrive in London

After you pick up your luggage and exit baggage claim and customs, an Adventures by Disney representative will meet you in the main terminal and will direct you to your transportation to your hotel. Relax as a driver assists with your luggage and whisks your family away to The Waldorf Hilton London.

 

The Waldorf Hilton London

Unwind from your flight as your Adventure Guides handle your hotel check-in. Just relax and take it all in. You will receive tickets to ride the London Eye, the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and one of the most popular tourist attractions in England.

 

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Meet the other families that will share the adventure. After a festive cocktail reception, gather for an authentic British feast that kicks off a week discovering two truly magical countries!

 

Meals Included: Dinner

 

Day One - 2017

 

Arrive in London

After you pick up your luggage and go through customs, an Adventures by Disney representative will meet you at the main terminal and direct you to your transportation. Then, a driver will assist you with your luggage and take you and your family to The Waldorf Hilton London.

The Waldorf Hilton London

Unwind from your flight as your Adventure Guides handle your hotel check-in.

On Your Own Lunch and Afternoon in London

Ask your Adventure Guides for lunch recommendations, and then spend the afternoon exploring London on your own.

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Meet the other families that will share this adventure with you. After a festive cocktail reception, gather for an authentic British feast that kicks off a week discovering 2 truly magical countries!

Meals Included: Dinner


Day Two - 2016

Red Double-Decker Bus Tour

Climb aboard an iconic red double-decker bus and see the city from a rooftop view.

Westminster Abbey

Visit the beautiful cathedral that has been the site of coronations, royal weddings and countless historical events.

Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard*

Witness the splendid tradition of the changing of the guards, whose stoic demeanor, crisp red coats and towering fur hats are a hallmark of this historic residence of England's royal family.

The Guards Museum – Junior Adventurer Activity

Junior Adventurers go on their very own Scavenger Hunt while learning some fun facts about the duties of the famous royal guards. Junior Adventurers can have their photos taken dressed in a guard's tunic and bearskin cap!

Traditional British Lunch

Enjoy authentic English fare at a British restaurant packed with old-world atmosphere. Junior Adventurers can participate in an interactive detective game by solving a mystery with an infamous detective, who'll join the festivities.

High-Speed Private Boat Ride on the River Thames

Feel like a super spy as you jet along the River Thames on a speedboat that would be right at home with Britain's most famous secret agent.

Pub Dinner

Feel like a real Englishman at a local pub in Trafalgar Square. Enjoy a specialty beer, plus British classics like beer-battered fish and chips, creamy mash, and steak and ale pie.

*This activity is subject to change without notice.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day Two - 2017

 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day of adventure with a delightful breakfast.

Tour London on a Red Double-Decker Bus

Climb aboard an iconic London bus and see the city from a rooftop view on this privately guided tour.

Privately Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey

Discover the beautiful cathedral that has been the site of coronations, royal weddings and countless historical events, with commentary by a blue badge guide.

Buckingham Palace – The Changing of the Guard*

Walk a mile along St. James Park to witness the splendid tradition of the changing of the guards, whose stoic demeanor, crisp red coats and towering fur hats are a hallmark of this historic residence of England's royal family.

Traditional British Lunch at Perkin Reveller

Enjoy authentic English fare at this fantastic restaurant on the Wharf at the Tower of London, overlooking the Thames.

Private Beefeater Meet & Greet

Take this opportunity to meet the famous Beefeater guards at the Tower of London. Also referred to as "Yeomen Warders," they were originally formed in 1485 by Henry VII.

Tour the Tower of London

Explore this foreboding fortress on a privately guided tour and learn details about its checkered past! Over the ages, the Tower of London has been guardian of the Crown Jewels, home to all manner of beasts—including lions, bears and other predators—as well as prison to the famous and infamous.

High-Speed Private Boat Ride on the River Thames

Feel like a super spy as you jet along the River Thames on a speedboat that Britain's most famous secret agent would feel at home in. All the while, you'll be seeing historical sites and iconic scenery on this special tour of Central London.

On Your Own Dinner in London

Choose from an array of delicious eateries on your own. Or ask your Adventure Guide to recommend the ideal restaurant that fits you and your family's needs.

*This activity is subject to change without notice.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three - 2016

Windsor Castle

See how Kings and Queens live as you walk the grounds of Windsor Castle—home to the British royal family since the 11th century. A local guide will accompany you to provide commentary on the history of the castle and its stunning grounds. Still used as a royal residence, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world. Following the tour, you will have time to further explore the grounds and take pictures on your own. Junior Adventurers get to take part in a "Knight and Dragons"-themed scavenger hunt.

Lunch on Your Own

Enjoy a midday meal in the quaint town of Windsor, then explore at your leisure. Home to the Queen of England's favorite weekend getaway, historic Windsor Castle, this Royal Borough of Windsor is filled with excellent shops, boutiques and local pubs.

Exclusive Scone Making and English Tea in Guildhall

Experience one of the most traditional English pastimes—High Tea—in Guildhall, a grand setting for glittering banquets with Heads of State, dignitaries and the Royal Family since the 12th century. Learn about this London powerhouse's history, signature recipes and take home your own recipe card as well. Watch a scone-making demonstration by the mother-daughter team of "Limes Dine-in Bakery," then test your skills and enjoy the results!

Archery in the English Countryside

Travel to a beautiful estate located minutes from historic Windsor. Grab a bow and arrow and test your marksmanship skills. Adults and Junior Adventurers alike will enjoy this test of skill—not to mention comparing scores with their families.

Dinner and Disney Movie Night

Adults can dine on traditional British fare at the hotel, while Junior Adventurers enjoy their own dinner party and take in a classic Disney movie.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day Three - 2017

Windsor Castle

See how Kings and Queens live as you walk the grounds of Windsor Castle, home to the British royal family since the 11th century. A local guide will accompany you to provide commentary on the history of the castle and its stunning grounds. Still used as a royal residence, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world. Following the tour, you will have time to further explore the grounds and take pictures on your own.

Queen Mary's Dollhouse

Visit this remarkable dollhouse to see one of the world's most incredible collection of dolls.

Lunch on Your Own in Windsor

Enjoy a midday meal in the quaint town of Windsor, and then explore it at your leisure. The Royal Borough of Windsor is home to the historic Windsor Castle—the Queen of England's favorite weekend getaway—and is filled with excellent shops, boutiques and local pubs.

Exclusive Scone-Making and English Tea in Guildhall

Experience High Tea in Guildhall, a grand setting for glittering banquets with Heads of State, dignitaries and the Royal Family since the 12th century. Learn about this London landmark's history as well as its signature recipes. And take home your own recipe card as well. Watch a scone-making demonstration by the mother-daughter team of "Limes Dine-in Bakery," then test your skills when you enjoy the delicious results!

Archery in the English Countryside

Travel to a beautiful estate located minutes from historic Windsor. Grab a bow and arrow and test your marksmanship skills. Adults and Junior Adventurers alike will enjoy this test of skill—not to mention the fun they'll have comparing scores with their families.

Private Dinner at Admiralty Pub in Trafalgar Square

Make yourself at home in a private room and experience life as a British citizen would at Admiralty Pub. Indulge in a specialty beer and savor British classics like fish and chips, creamy mash and steak and ale pie.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Four - 2016

London Walking Tour

After breakfast, start the day with a guided walking tour of this historic city. Follow your Adventure Guide across London Millennium Footbridge, which spans the River Thames, before continuing to the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe Theater and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Tower of London and Private Beefeater Meet and Greet

Discover the checkered past of this foreboding fortress on a privately guided tour! Over the ages, this Tower has been guardian of the Crown Jewels, home to all manner of beasts (yes, even lions, tigers and bears!) as well as prison to the famous and infamous. Plus there's an opportunity for a meet-and-greet with the famous Beefeater guards.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Join your fellow Adventurers for one last tasty group meal in London and discuss the many options on how you'd like to spend your last evening in this vibrant and bustling city.

Dinner on Your Own in London

Get a restaurant recommendation from your Adventure Guides or discover a new favorite—from traditional pub food to fabulous international cuisines, London has it all. Then, spend the rest of the evening getting acquainted with this wonderful city. It's an excellent opportunity to souvenir shop or ride the London Eye - be sure to ask your Adventure Guide for your ticket!

 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day Four - 2017

Breakfast at The Waldorf Hilton London

Enjoy a delicious British breakfast before you board your coach that takes you from the hotel to St. Pancras Station.

Eurostar Train Ride from London to Paris

Country-hop on a speedy modern train that shoots under the English Channel through the Chunnel! A mere 3 hours later, you and your family will emerge in the magnificent City of Light. Bienvenue!

Tour of Paris

Upon arrival in Paris, our local expert will introduce you to Paris, including some of its iconic structures, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. You'll be swept away by the wondrous beauty of the brilliant City of Light as you experience famous sights such as Rue de Rivoli, Place de la Concorde and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées—"the most beautiful avenue in the world."

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

When you arrive at St. Pancras station, pick up lunch at one of the cafés before boarding the train to one of the world's most famous architectural icons!

Behind-the-Scenes Eiffel Tower Tour

Behold one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world… the Eiffel Tower! Accompanied by a local expert, you will go behind the scenes of this staggering 1,063-foot-tall (324 meters) monument. You will enter into the former bunker hidden under the Champ de Mars then go backstage to the impressive original engine room. Arriving next on the second floor, you will be greeted by the amazing and the unusual view that awaits you. We ascend the roof of the prestigious restaurant Le Jules Verne for an exclusive, unprecedented 360 degree panoramic view of Paris. Guests will then be provided with a ticket allowing them to experience a self-guided tour on the third floor.*

Paris Welcome Dinner

Celebrate your arrival to Paris with your fellow Adventurers. Sip a world-famous wine and enjoy a delectable Parisian dinner at the hotel.

Junior Adventurers Dinner and Disney Movie Night

Junior Adventurers enjoy their own dinner party and take in a classic Disney movie.

*Minimum age is 6 years old.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Five - 2016

Eurostar Train Ride from London to Paris

Country-hop on a speedy modern train that shoots under the English Channel through the Chunnel! A mere three hours later, your family will emerge in the magnificent City of Light. Our local expert will assist in your perfect Paris experience as you are introduced to the sights and sounds of this exciting city. Bienvenue!

Lunch On Your Own

When you arrive at St. Pancras station, pick up lunch at one of the cafés before boarding the train to one of the world's most famous architectural icons!

Tour of Paris

The City of Light unfolds before you revealing one of the most magnificent metropolises in the world. Upon arrival, you'll be met by a local expert who will introduce you to Paris' iconic structures, including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, as well as "the most beautiful avenue in the world," the Champs-Élysées. You'll be swept away by the wondrous beauty of this brilliant city.

The Eiffel Tower

Ride a motor coach to one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world—the Eiffel Tower! Once there, you'll tour the 1,063 foot–tall (324 meters-tall) structure. The observation platform on the top of the tower features one of the most magnificent views in Paris—or anywhere in the world.

Paris Welcome Reception and Dinner

Celebrate your arrival to Paris with your fellow Adventurers. Sip a world-famous wine and enjoy a delectable Parisian dinner.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day Five - 2017

Château de Versailles

Spend some time in the lap of luxury. Travel to Versailles to see how the notorious royals, Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, lived in grandeur! With a private guide, tour the royal apartments and explore this fairy tale palace that dazzles your senses with its gilt ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate furniture and famous Hall of Mirrors.

Bike Riding

Hop on your bicyclette and explore the winding paths of the palace's immense estate. Discover sweeping vistas, twinkling fountains, elaborate hedges, and trees pruned into immaculate sculptures.

Lunch at La Flotille

Enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the Grand Canal in the parc of Versailles. This casual restaurant lies in the heart of the dramatic Formal Gardens, with its famous fountains of Neptune and Apollo.

Guided Walking Tour of Montmartre

Discover the history and secrets of this remarkable 18th arrondissement with the help of a knowledgeable Guide. Visit the Place du Tertre square, made famous during the Belle Époque era at the beginning of last century when great artists worked here in their studios, including Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Dali and van Gogh, among others. Tour the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the famous Roman Catholic church with Romano-Byzantine features, located on the highest point in the city.

Wine tasting at La Bonne Franquettes

Taste 3 spectacular wines, introduced by an English-speaking oenologist in this beautiful restaurant frequented last century by famous artists such as Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. Junior Adventurers can enjoy grape juice.

Dinner on Your Own in Paris

Now is your chance to venture out and experience the grand French ritual of le dîner! Your Adventure Guides will help you find the perfect restaurant for an extraordinary family meal as only the French can create. Or discover a wonderful restaurant on your own.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 


Day Six - 2016

A Day at the Sun King's Château
Spend a day in the lap of luxury. Travel to Versailles to see how the notorious royals, Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, lived in grandeur!

Château de Versailles
With a private guide, explore this fairy tale palace as it dazzles your senses with its gilt ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate furniture and famous Hall of Mirrors.

Lunch at La Flottille
This casual restaurant lies in the heart of the dramatic Formal Gardens. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and explore the Garden's famous fountains of Neptune and Apollo.

Bike Riding and The Grand Gardens of Versailles
Hop on your bicyclette to explore the winding paths of the palace's immense estate and discover sweeping vistas, twinkling fountains, elaborate hedges, and trees pruned into immaculate sculptures. Non-cyclists can embark on a guided walk to learn the fascinating history of the beautiful Versailles gardens.

Dinner on Your Own in Paris
Now is your chance to venture out and experience the grand French ritual of le dîner! Your Adventure Guides will help you find the perfect restaurant for an extraordinary family meal as only the French can create.

Arc de Triomphe Climb at your Leisure
Before or after dinner, climb to the top of the famous Arc de Triomphe and take in some of the most stunning, panoramic views of Paris. Tickets will be provided by your Adventure Guides.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Six - 2017

Nôtre Dame Cathedral

After breakfast, take a privately guided tour of this cathedral with flying buttresses, soaring spires and grimacing gargoyles. As you climb the bell tower, hear stories about the creation of this architectural masterpiece and be reminded of Victor Hugo's famous book about the legendary hunchback, Quasimodo— which was turned into an animated Disney film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame!

Lunch On Your Own

In the city where food is an art all its own, you are sure to find a meal to amaze your palate. Feel free to ask your Adventure Guides for restaurant suggestions.

Water Taxi to the Louvre

Take a water taxi for a trip along the scenic Seine River to the Louvre Museum!

Tour the Illustrious Louvre and Experience a VIP Wine Tour & Tasting

It would take more than a lifetime to fully see and appreciate all the artwork within the Louvre. Your private guide and art expert can help illuminate the world's greatest masterpieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa. Then, experience a privately guided, one-of-a-kind tour through the former royal wine cellar established by King Louis XV's sommelier. Afterward, enjoy a private wine tasting and receive 1 customized bottle with your very own wine label to take home with you! Junior Adventurers will enjoy a juice tasting.

Art Detective Game

While adults tour the museum, Junior Adventurers can participate in a unique interactive scavenger hunt and uncover clues leading to some of the Louvre's secrets and most famous works of art.

Afternoon On Your Own

Take in the extraordinary sights and sounds of Paris as you explore this magical city on your own.

On Your Own Dinner

Choose from the many extraordinary restaurants in this city that's renowned for its culinary excellence. Bon Appétit!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day Seven - 2016

Nôtre Dame Cathedral
Tour this cathedral with flying buttresses, soaring spires and grimacing gargoyles. As you climb the bell tower, hear about the hidden stories of this architectural masterpiece including the tale of the legendary hunchback, Quasimodo!

Lunch On Your Own
In the city where food is an art all its own, you are sure to find a meal to amaze your palate. Feel free to ask your Adventure Guides for restaurant suggestions. Bon appetite!

Tour the Illustrious Louvre
Take a water taxi for a trip along the scenic Seine river to the Louvre Museum! It would take more than a lifetime to experience all the artwork within. Your private guide and art expert illuminates the world's greatest masterpieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa.

Art Detective Game
While adults tour the museum, Junior Adventurers will participate in a unique interactive scavenger hunt where they will uncover clues leading to secrets—and some of the Louvre's most famous works of art.

Farewell Dinner at Ladurée
Gather together with your newfound friends and dine in the height of elegance at Ladurée restaurant, home of the famous double-decker macaron. After dinner, relive the memories of your trip as you enjoy a special surprise!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Seven - 2017

Breakfast at the Hotel

Fuel up for an exciting day ahead, beginning with a coach transfer to Le Marais.

Le Marais Walking/Tasting Tour

Follow your local expert on this delicious stroll through the Le Marais district—one of Paris's most charming and historic neighborhoods. We will visit several small specialty shops and try several delectable French treats along the way!

On Your Own Lunch in the Marché des Enfants Rouges

Take a break in your tour for lunch in the oldest covered marketplace in Paris. The Marché des Enfants Rouges offers a variety of fresh meals served in stands as well as in nearby bistros. Ask your Adventure Guides for suggestions.

Resume Le Marais Walking/Food Tasting Tour

Continue your tour of this amazing neighborhood. And enjoy browsing in the boutiques and art galleries.

Farewell Dinner at Ladurée

Gather together with your newfound friends and dine in the height of elegance at Ladurée restaurant, home of the famous double-decker macaron. Enjoy iconic French music played by an accordionist. After dinner, relive the memories of your trip as you enjoy a special surprise!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Eight - 2016, 2017

Breakfast at the Hotel
Bid your fellow adventurers a bon voyage as you enjoy one last meal in Paris.

Transfer to Airport
Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say au revoir until you return again!

Meal Included: Breakfast