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London, Normandy & Paris

12 days |  14 days with Paris extension
12 days |  14 days with Paris extension
Group size1538 travelers
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turquoise metal bridge over canal in paris
tower bridge in london on a clear sunny day
yachts in honfleur harbor during the summer
remains of artificial port at normandy landings beach in france
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Striking scenery and rich history—all yours to explore.

Journey from the banks of the Thames to the Seine, making your way along the beautiful French coastline in between. Experience the local lifestyle and see iconic sights in London. Then, zip below the English Channel on the Eurostar train to France to discover the past along the beaches of Normandy and Brittany. End your trip in Paris for your fill of mouthwatering cuisine and awe-inspiring landmarks.

Your tour package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 brandy tasting
  • 5 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Eurostar train ride
  • Honfleur harbor
  • D-Day beaches
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in London
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to England! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meal: Breakfast

View the regal landmarks of England’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill
  • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals
  • View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the UNESCO-recognized Tower of London
  • Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard

Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.

Windsor Castle

From $175 per person

Day 4: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in London or add an excursion.

Stonehenge & Oxford

From $190 per person

Normandy Coast2 nights
Day 5: Normandy Coast via Lille & Honfleur Region
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Board the famed, high-speed Eurostar train and ride beneath the English Channel as you journey to Lille, France. Then, travel through historic cities and pristine port towns on your way to the Normandy coast.

Please note: Depending on train schedules, you may have a connection in Paris.

  • Enjoy a tasting of Calvados, the region’s distinctive apple brandy, with local cheese
  • See the untouched Honfleur harbor, once an important port

Please note: Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Normandy
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Dive into World War II history with your Tour Director during a visit to Normandy, where the Allied troops landed in June, 1944.

  • Travel to the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, the burial place for more than 9,000 American soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy
  • Walk along Omaha Beach, the landing site of American troops on D-Day
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc to view the granite monument that honors the American 2nd Ranger Battalion, which seized German cannons here before they could be used to fire on American troops
  • Stop in the seaside town of Arromanches, home to one of the main Allied landing harbors, and enjoy free time to explore
  • Pay a visit to Juno Beach and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery (time-permitting)

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Brittany Region2 nights
Day 7: Brittany Region via Bayeux & Mont-Saint-Michel
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the Brittany region today, making several stops en route.

  • Visit the Bayeux Museum to view the famed Bayeux Tapestry
  • Explore the striking 8th-century island monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel on a guided sightseeing tour
  • See how the UNESCO World Heritage-recognized monastery, perched high on a granite rock, is surrounded by water at high tide and quicksand at low tide
  • View the Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel with your local guide

Then, continue your journey towards to the Brittany region and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Saint-Malo
Included meal: Breakfast

See Saint-Malo’s narrow streets, tall granite homes, and medieval ramparts on a guided walking tour.

  • Walk along the old walls of the port city, which was once home to many privateers
  • View the burial site of the French writer Chateaubriand on the tidal island of Grand Bé

Enjoy a free afternoon in the Brittany region or add an excursion.

Brittany's Emerald Coast & Cancale Lunch

From $175 per person

Paris3 nights
Day 9: Paris via Chartres
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel through the French countryside to Paris today, stopping en route to visit the town of Chartres.

  • Enter the impressive Chartres Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the surrounding square and medieval houses that line the streets of the old city on your own

Later, arrive in Paris and enjoy a free evening or add an excursion.

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise

From $175 per person

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

A guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery, and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.

  • Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe
  • Pass Pont Neuf and the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River
  • See the Eiffel Tower, the Palais Garnier opera house, and Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square
  • Marvel at the iconic architecture of the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides

Spend a free afternoon in Paris or add an excursion.

Versailles Palace & Gardens

From $199 per person

Day 11: Free day in Paris
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Explore Paris on your own today or add an excursion.

Then, join your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny

From $149 per person

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to continue exploring Paris.

Extension to Paris
Paris is always a good idea, so extend your trip to keep exploring. Take a couple of days to museum-hop, stroll along the boulevards, brush up on your français, and let your expert Tour Director point you toward the crème de la crème.
Paris2 nights
Day 12: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Paris or add an excursion.

Food of Paris Walking Tour

From $149 per person

Day 13: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Paris or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Paris Home-Hosted Dinner

From $129 per person

Flight Home
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    10/12/23 by 1st-time traveler Molly

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    England Paris tour
    10/12/23 by 4th-time traveler David

    Excellent tour director Tom.

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great trip
    10/5/23 by 2nd-time traveler Michelle

    My experience with Go Ahead has been organized and enjoyable. Loved our tour director, Rueben. Kudos to our group organizer, Marilyn for spearheading our group adventure.

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Dorsett Shepherd's Bush
    Dorsett Shepherd's Bush

    This elegant hotel is located in Shepherd's Bush in West London. Guests enjoy a fitness center, spa, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Notting Hill,...

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    Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome
    Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome

    This contemporary hotel is located in downtown Cabourg. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and bar. Nearby you’ll find the Hippodrome de Cabourg, Pl...

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    Hotel Mercure Saint Malo Balmoral
    Hotel Mercure Saint Malo Balmoral

    This modern hotel is located in front of the TGV station of Saint-Malo. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, and a bar. Nearby, you’ll find...

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    Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse
    Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse

    This chic hotel is located in the heart of Paris’ Montparnasse neighborhood. Guests enjoy spacious rooms, a traditional streetside restaurant, and an ...

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