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England and France Vacation


Cities of Knights and Lights
8 Days / 7 Nights
London, Paris and the English Countryside

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:

  • 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.

  • Nôtre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower

    Embark on a privately guided visit to 2 famous Parisian landmarks. Journey up into the sky inside the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the flying buttresses, soaring spires and grimacing gargoyles of Nôtre Dame Cathedral.

  • Exclusive Art Detective Game at the Louvre Museum

    As the adults follow a local expert on a privately guided tour of some of the world's greatest masterpieces, Junior Adventurers discover famous art works on an interactive scavenger hunt through the museum.

  • Mysterious Stonehenge

    Walk among towering stone blocks that have stood for millennia. Your visit will explore the mysteries and legends surrounding the construction of this timeless monument.

  • Explore Castles and Palaces

    Encounter dozens of royal abodes, including a biking excursion at Château de Versailles and a privately guided tour of Windsor Castle—home to the British royal family.

Adventure Dates

  • 2014
    • Mar 31-Apr 7, 2014
    • Apr 7-Apr 14, 2014
    • Apr 18-Apr 25, 2014
    • May 30-June 6, 2014
    • June 6-June 13, 2014
    • June 13-June 20, 2014
    • June 16-June 23, 2014
    • June 20-June 27, 2014
    • June 23-June 30, 2014
    • June 27-July 4, 2014
    • June 30-July 7, 2014
    • July 4-July 11, 2014
    • July 7-July 14, 2014
    • July 18-July 25, 2014*
    • July 21-July 28, 2014*
    • July 25-Aug 1, 2014*
    • July 27-Aug 3, 2014*
    • Aug 1-Aug 8, 2014*
    • Aug 11-Aug 18, 2014*
    • Aug 15-Aug 22, 2014*
    • Aug 18-Aug 25, 2014*
    • Aug 22-Aug 29, 2014
    • Sep 19-Sep 26, 2014*: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 26, 2014-Jan 2, 2015
  • 2015
    • Mar 20-Mar 27, 2015
    • Mar 30-Apr 6, 2015
    • Apr 10-Apr 17, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • May 18-May 25, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • May 29-June 5, 2015
    • June 5-June 12, 2015
    • June 8-June 15, 2015
    • June 12-June 19, 2015
    • June 15-June 22, 2015
    • June 19-June 26, 2015
    • June 22-June 29, 2015
    • June 26-July 3, 2015
    • June 29-July 6, 2015
    • July 3-July 10, 2015
    • July 6-July 13, 2015
    • July 17-July 24, 2015
    • July 20-July 27, 2015
    • July 24-July 31, 2015
    • July 27-Aug 3, 2015
    • July 31-Aug 7, 2015
    • Aug 10-Aug 17, 2015
    • Aug 14-Aug 21, 2015
    • Aug 17-Aug 24, 2015
    • Aug 21-Aug 28, 2015
    • Sep 18-Sept 25, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Sep 28-Oct 5, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 27-Jan 3, 2016

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One (2014)

Arrive in London
After you pick up your luggage and pass through customs, an Adventures by Disney representative will meet you in the customs/exit area and will direct you to your transportation to the Renaissance Chancery Court London. Relax as a driver assists with your luggage and whisks your family away to the hotel.

Chancery Court Hotel
Unwind from your flight as your Adventure Guides handle your hotel check-in. Just relax and take it all in! This glamorous, award-winning hotel with regal décor is your home in the heart of the city.

Welcome Reception
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 touring two truly magical cities!

Meal Included: Dinner

Day One (2015)

Arrive in London
After you pick up your luggage and exit baggage claim, 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 Landmark London.

The Landmark 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 Two (2014)

Double-Decker Bus Tour
Climb aboard an iconic 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 Guards
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.

Lunch at Harrods
Feast on an elaborate lunch at Harrods, a world-famous department store like no other. Then you'll have the afternoon to explore this extraordinary historic city on your own, with its sensational sights and intriguing museums. With so many wonderful things to see and do, ask your Adventure Guide to suggest the best activities for you and your family.

A London Evening on Your Own
Your Adventure Guides can suggest a restaurant for dinner, or you can find your own adventurous dining options—from traditional pub food to fabulous international cuisines. Then, spend the rest of the evening acquainting yourself with London!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Two (2015)

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.

Traditional British Lunch
Enjoy traditional English fare at this proper British restaurant with an old-world atmosphere.

A London Evening On Your Own
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. And if you're feeling adventurous, ask your Guides for a ticket to visit the London Eye!

*This activity is subject to change without notice.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three (2014)

London Walking Tour
After breakfast, start your day with a guided walking tour of London! Follow your Adventure Guide from the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral and then venture over the Thames River on the London Millennium Footbridge and continue to the Tower of London.

Tower of London Tour
Discover the checkered past of this foreboding fortress! Over the ages, this Tower has been guardian of the Crown Jewels, home to ravens and beasts, prison to the famous and infamous, and an execution stage for fallen leaders.

Ride the London Eye
See London far below you as you soar 443 feet in the air. The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and one of the most popular tourist attractions in England.

Journey to the English Countryside
Leave behind the lights of London for the grandeur of the English countryside. Your hotel, Foxhills, is a converted 19th-century manor house surrounded by a sprawling 440-acre estate. Complete with a spa, pools and championship golf, Foxhills offers both the luxury of modern living and the romance of England's pastoral history.

Meal Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Three (2015)

London Walking Tour
After breakfast, start your day with a guided walking tour of this historic city. Follow your Adventure Guide as you venture over the Thames River on the London Millennium Footbridge before you continue to the Tower of London.

Tower of London
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 ravens and beasts, prison to the famous and infamous, and an execution stage for fallen leaders.

Lunch on Your Own
London is an international destination with all kinds of cuisines to please every palate. Not sure where to eat? Just ask your Adventure Guides for a recommendation!

Journey to the English Countryside
Leave London behind for the grandeur of the English countryside. Your hotel, Foxhills, is a converted 19th-century manor house surrounded by a sprawling 440-acre estate. Complete with a spa, pools and championship golf, Foxhills offers both the luxury of modern living and the romance of England's pastoral history.

Dinner at Hotel
Feast on regional specialties with your fellow adventurers at the hotel.

Disney Movie Night
At the hotel, Junior Adventurers have a jolly good time at their own dinner party with their favorite foods and a classic Disney movie.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Four (2014)

Stonehenge
Walk among towering stone blocks that have stood for millennia. Your privately guided visit will explore the mysteries and legends surrounding the construction of this timeless monument.

Windsor Castle
See how kings and queens live on a privately guided tour of Windsor Castle—home to the British royal family since the 11th century. Still used as a royal residence, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world.

Kids-Only Dinner and Disney Movie Night
While adults enjoy an outdoor barbecue dinner at the hotel, Junior Adventurers dig into their own private dinner—complete with lawn games. Afterwards, all Guests are invited to a private Disney movie presentation with a special snack!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Four (2015)

Stonehenge
Walk among towering stone blocks that have stood for millennia. Follow your Adventure Guides as you explore the mysteries and legends surrounding the construction of this timeless monument.

Lunch on Your Own
Enjoy a midday meal in the quaint town of Windsor then explore and shop at your leisure. Home to the Queen of England's favorite weekend getaway—historic Windsor Castle—this Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is filled with excellent shops and boutiques. You can also head into one of the local pubs and enjoy a pint.

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.

Barbecue Dinner
Savor a family-style barbecue feast at the hotel. Following dinner, Junior Adventurers can partake in traditional British lawn games with their Adventure Guides.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Five (2014)

First-Class 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. Bienvenue!

Guided Tour of the Louvre
It would take more than a lifetime to experience the Louvre Museum! Follow a local expert on a privately guided tour as he or she 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!

Welcome Dinner in Paris
There's a reason that the French are so famous for their delectable cuisine! Tonight, gather together with your fellow adventurers for a gourmet meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Five (2015)

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.

Dinner On Your Own in Paris
Tonight, the renowned tastes of Paris' cuisine are yours to savor. Ask your Adventure by Disney Guides for their expert recommendations to help navigate the many culinary options available.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day Six (2014)

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!

Privately Guided Tour of Château de Versailles
This fairy tale palace dazzles your senses with its gilt ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate furniture and the famous Hall of Mirrors.

Lunch at La Flotille
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.

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. For non-cyclists, enjoy the beauty and learn about the fascinating history of the 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Six (2015)

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.

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.

On Your Own Arc de Triomphe Climb
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 Seven (2014)

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!

The Eiffel Tower
Board a water taxi for a trip along the scenic Seine river to one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower. Once there, you'll experience a privately guided visit of the 1,063-foot-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.

Farewell Dinner at Ladurée
Dine in the height of elegance at the Ladurée restaurant. Relive the magnifique memories of your trip with your fellow adventurers as you enjoy a surprise after dinner!

Meal Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Seven (2015)

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 Eight (2014, 2015)

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


 

     


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