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New Year's Eve in London with Paris

9 days |  11 days with Paris extension
Group size1538 travelers
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Slip away for the new year and a stay in two of Europe’s leading capitals.

Take in all the local highlights on a citywide tour of London before ringing in the new year with the city’s revelers. Celebrate by witnessing the spectacular fireworks display over the Thames, raising a toast in the pub or taking in a show. Then, make your way to Paris to sit in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, sip your café au lait, and get up close to cultural icons in world-class museums.

Your tour package includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine, including a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner with Champagne toast
  • 2 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • New Year’s Eve in London
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Eurostar train ride
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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.

London4 nights
Day 2: Arrival in London
Included meal: Welcome dinner

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

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meal: Breakfast

Take a guided tour of the regal landmarks of the English capital with a local expert leading the way.

  • Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill
  • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations and weddings
  • View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye, 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

$145 per person

Day 4: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in London or add an excursion.

Stonehenge & Oxford

$190 per person

Day 5: Free day in London & New Year’s Eve celebration
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Take another day to explore London on your own or add an excursion.

This evening, ring in the new year with your fellow travelers with a celebratory dinner and a Champagne toast.

Tower of London & Thames River Cruise

$185 per person

Paris3 nights
Day 6: Paris via the Eurostar train
Included meal: Breakfast

Board the famed high-speed Eurostar train to be whisked beneath the English Channel as you journey to Gare du Nord station in Paris. 

Enjoy a free evening in Paris or add an excursion.

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise

$159 per person

Day 7: 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
Day 8: Free day in Paris
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a free day in Paris or add an excursion.

Later, join your group for a farewell dinner.

Versailles Palace & Gardens

$170 per person

Flight Home
Day 9: 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 9: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in the City of Light or add an excursion.

Paris Theater Show

Additional cost per person

Day 10: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend another 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

Additional cost per person

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

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    New Year’s Eve tour
    12/28/19 by 3rd-time traveler Sonja

    Great trip well organized, Kathy our tour director assisted each person with transportation, looking for tickets for events. She made sure we always knew how to get back to our hotels. She was always pleasant with a greeting smile for each of us. Kudos to Stuart the tour guide in England.

    London and Paris, oh my!
    12/28/18 by 1st-time traveler Sherry

    This was our first time traveling with GoAhead Tours and we are hooked! First of all, our tour director, Lyn Davies, was wonderful! She was organized and met us as we arrived to our hotel, handling all the details and getting us where we needed to be all throughout our trip. She was friendly and hel...

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    Go Ahead Tours replied on 01/21/19

    Dear Sherry, It thrills us to read what a great ti...

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    Absolutely Amazing!
    12/28/18 by 1st-time traveler Robert

    I was skeptical of using Go Ahead Tours and told all of my friends so. Now, after having completed my tour, I am no longer skeptical. Everything about Go Ahead Tours was amazing. Prior to departing for our tour, the website kept us informed and any telephone conversations we had were professional an...

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    Go Ahead Tours replied on 01/21/19

    Dear Robert, Thank you for your kind feedback and ...

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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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    Mercure Montmartre
    Mercure Montmartre

    This contemporary hotel is located in Montmartre. Guests enjoy on-site dining options, an outdoor terrace, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Sacré-C...

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    Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel
    Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

    This modern hotel is located in Montparnasse. Guests enjoy a fitness center, restaurant, and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. Nearby, you'll find Luxembourg G...

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    Flights

    Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.
    Add our airfare package and you'll get:
    • Round-trip flight for your tour
    • Airport transfers at your destination
    • A great price locked in today
    • 24/7 support from our dedicated service team
    • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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    Local weather

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    FAQ

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    Passport & visa requirements
    • This tour visits the United Kingdom and France. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
    • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
    • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
    • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
    Tour pace
    • You will walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.
    • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
    • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains.
    • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
    Transportation & arrival information
    • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in London and depart from Paris. When you first arrive in London, a driver from a private chauffeur service will be standing at the arrival gate with your name on a message board. If you do not see your driver, please remain in the arrival lounge, as the driver may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the shuttle at the time of your arrival. For more details, please reference the London transfer information included in your Go Kit.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
    • A train ride from London to Paris is included in the price of your tour.
    • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
    Baggage allowance
    • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
    • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
    • One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height).
    • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
    Clothing & packing tips
    • Winters in London and Paris are generally mild. However, to ensure you’re comfortable for outdoor sightseeing and celebrations, we recommend packing a warm coat, hat and gloves, as well as rainwear.
    • We also suggest packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can easily be layered.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
    Health
    • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour.
    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at [cdc.gov](https://www.cdc.gov).
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    Cuisine
    • Modern-day London boasts an array of diverse international restaurants. Popular options for the adventurous palate include Indian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Greek, and West African cuisine. Sip afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods for the ultimate in English tradition.
    • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, pâtés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread, and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.
    Electricity
    • The United Kingdom operates on 240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins.
    • France operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
    • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
    Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
    • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
    • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
    Time zones
    • The United Kingdom is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
    • France is one hour ahead of GMT and six hours ahead of ET.
    • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 5pm in London and 6pm in Paris.
    Currency
    • You will use the Pound sterling in the United Kingdom and the euro in France.
    • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
    • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
    • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
    Tipping
    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
    • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
    • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.
    Purchasing excursions on tour
    • If you have not yet purchased your optional excursions, you may be able to do so while you are on tour.
    • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for optional excursions.
    • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
    • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.

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