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England and France Vacation


Cities of Knights and Lights
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

  • 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, 2015-Jan 3, 2016
  • 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

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Six - 2015 and 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 Seven - 2015 and 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 Eight - 2015 and 2016

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