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Paris & London Christmas & New Year's Eve! 13 days: 2019-2020

Day 1 - Paris, France

Private transfer from Charles de Galle to Hotel de France Invalides

Activity: Faire son chapeau sur mesure - Unique Hats Workshop Made to Measure - While in Paris, visit the atelier of a world-renowned hat maker and personalize your own creation. This 3-hour workshop lets you experience true Parisian craftsmanship and have something unique to take home as a remembrance. Observe traditional handcrafted techniques then choose the color, shape, and accoutrements, all made to measure.

Free Time: Walk through Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Hotel: De France Invalides

Day 2 - Paris, France

Moulin Rouge!

Morning Tour: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour with Optional Summit Access Upgrade - Make the most of your visit to one of the world’s most popular landmarks on a guided Eiffel Tower tour. Hear the history and legends behind the Paris icon as a guide accompanies you up to the second level, where panoramic views of the city await. Get help identifying the monuments below, and upgrade for summit access to go even higher.

Suggested Afternoon Activities: Rodin Museum, Musee d'Orsay

Evening Tour: Paris by Night Illuminations Tour & Moulin Rouge Show - See Paris at its best during this nighttime tour that includes a show at the Moulin Rouge. Start with an illuminations tour past the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and other famous sights, made even more beautiful as they light up after dark. Then head to the Moulin Rouge, home of the cancan, in the Montmartre district for a dazzling performance of ‘Feerie.’ Choose either a standard coach tour or small-group tour by minivan for a more intimate sightseeing experience.

Hotel: De France Invalides

Day 3 - Disneyland Paris

Christmas Day!

Full Day Tour: Disneyland Paris 2 Parks Day Trip from Central Paris - When you need a break from Paris’ historical monuments for a day of magical family fun, head to Disneyland® Paris resort. This admission ticket includes convenient transportation from the city so you don’t have to worry about how to get to the resort’s two theme parks, Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park. You have the choice of single admission to Disneyland® Park only or combo admission to Walt Disney Studios® Park, as well.

Hotel: De France Invalides

Day 4 - Paris, France

Bateaux Mouches

Morning: Atelier des Lumières exhibition - Van Gogh, Starry Night. A digital exhibition in the Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a genius who was not recognized during his lifetime and who transformed painting. Projected on all the surface of the Atelier, this new visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the artist, who, during the last ten years of his life, painted more than 2,000 pictures, which are now in collections around the world.

Afternoon Activity: Bateaux Mouches 1-Hour Seine River Cruise or Cruise with Optional Champagne - See Paris’s iconic monuments from the water on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Prepare for a thrilling introduction to Paris as you hop on-board a Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches sightseeing boat and look out over the city from the open-air viewing deck. Keep your camera to hand as you pass waterfront attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and La Conciergerie, admire the iconic façade of the Louvre and enjoy prime views of the Eiffel Tower.

Hotel: De France Invalides

Day 5 - Paris, France

Louvre Museum

Free morning.

Afternoon Tour: Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour - Venture beneath the City of Light to explore the dark underworld of the Paris Catacombs. Skip the entrance lines and head inside this fantastically macabre tunnel system filled with the skeletal remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Hear about the remarkable construction of the catacombs from an expert guide as you walk past ornate chambers piled with decorative arrangements of bones, and gain special access to chapels and chambers closed to the general public. Group size is limited to 19.

Evening Tour: Louvre Masterpieces Express 1.5 hour Tour - See the world-famous treasures of the Louvre with this skip-the-line tour. Head to the front of the long queue and follow your guide to the museum’s most renowned masterpieces, including the ‘Venus de Milo’ sculpture and iconic paintings like ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ and the ‘Mona Lisa.’ Learn about the history and significance of these pieces from your expert guide and enjoy an intimate, small-group tour of no more than 12 people

Hotel: De France Invalides

Day 6 - London, England

Mid-morning Eurostar from Paris to London.

Free day.

Evening tour: Literary Pub Crawl and Tavern Tour in London - Explore London’s Soho and Fitzrovia neighborhoods with a guide and visit pubs whose past patrons include the likes of Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf. Kick off the 2.5-hour tour with a traditional British pub quiz, and the set off in search of the old pubs that have inspired generations of creatives. Visit, too, places connected with modern-day artists, musicians and writers such as Paul McCartney and Damien Hirst.

Hotel: London House Hotel

Day 7 - Bath, Cotswolds, Stonehenge, and Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Stonehenge

Full Day Escorted Tour: England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London - Discover some of England’s most popular attractions in one full-day tour on this trip to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to see the prehistoric stones at Stonehenge and glorious Georgian spa city of Bath. Then, drive through the enchanting hills and villages of the Cotswolds, and visit Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Enjoy sparkling wine and scones at Shakespeare's Schoolroom, and admire this half-timbered market town.

Hotel: London House Hotel

Day 8 - London, England

Full Day Escorted Tour: The Ultimate Harry Potter Experience - Enter the world of Harry Potter™ when you’re in London at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. With convenient transportation from the city to the studio, this Harry Potter tour introduces you to all the details that went into the making of the magical movies, including film sets, props, costumes, and special effects. Stand in the Great Hall, walk along Diagon Alley, see Dumbledore’s office and more.

Hotel: London House Hotel

Day 9 - London, England

New Year's Eve 2020!

London Bridge

Free day.

Hotel: London House Hotel

Day 10 - London, England

New Year's Day!

Free day.

Hotel: London House Hotel

Day 11 - London, England

Free day.

Evening Tour: Jack the Ripper Tour with 'Ripper-Vision' in London - Dare to discover the legend of London’s notorious Jack the Ripper on a tour like no other! Using state-of-the-art RIPPER-VISION™, innovative hand-held projectors help to recreate the atmosphere of Victorian London using spooky images, film clips and moving images. Follow your guide on a walking tour to explore the dimly lit backstreets of Whitechapel and hear the harrowing tales and conspiracy theories of London’s most notorious serial killer.

Hotel: London House Hotel

Day 12 - London, England

London Eye

Free day.

Transfer to Hilton London Heathrow.

Hotel: Hilton London Heathrow

Day 13 - Return to U.S.

Vacation with Cari Travels will design your vacation with as much or little pre-planned activities giving you the most flexibility and enjoyment!

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