Christmas in Paris and New Year's Eve in London: Catching the ultimate holiday season spirit in Europe
What better way to spend Christmas Eve than in France, the country where the Christmas tree and the manger was invented. The long and sacred traditions are strong with hundreds of people attending midnight mass in the Cathedrals of France, which are brightly lit with candles and filled the songs of Christmas carols and hymns. After midnight mass, families join together for a late-night feast known as the Reveillon de Noel. Each region in France has unique dinner specialties served for this Christmas meal that can only be described as scrumptious! Both London and Paris will have all streets nicely decorates with thousands of lights and street small shops where any kind of unique presents can be bought. Children singing along the streets, special musical programs in churches (most of them open to the public for free) greet warmly visitors from all over the world. Trafalgar Square in London or Champs Elysees in Paris will get ready for this occasion for thousands of locals and visitors, who will welcome the New Year with lots of champagne bottles! Its time to celebrate!
Flexible and customizable for private departures.
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:
DAY 1: NYC-PARIS
Depart from NYC to London. Dinner and overnight onboard.
DAY 2: PARIS
Welcome to Paris! Arrival in the morning in Paris. Our local staff will meet and greet you and transfer you in a private car to the desired hotel in the centre of the city. Overnight.
DAY 3: PARIS
Today you will join a morning tour of Paris including a nice river cruise along the Seine River.
This tour will take us during 2 hours through the best sites of Paris. We will be able to see the Champs Elysees, Arch of Triumph, Concorde Square, Invaliden, Eiffel tower, Trocadero, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, D’Orsay Museum, Magdeleine Church and much more. After this pleasant bus ride we will finish at the Seine River pier, where we will board a nice cruise boat (typical “french bateaux mouche”) from where you will be able to take a different impression of the city.
DAY 4: PARIS
Breakfast and full day for you to discover the city of lights. You can also join some other tours, like a Versailles Palace excursion or even a night show like “Moulin Rouge”. Overnight.
*[If you choose to be in France before Christmas: Make sure to spend time in Paris for Christmas because this capital city sparkles during this time of year. For visitors and residents, the city of lovers holds up its reputation with Christmas trees and decorations around every corner in all the famous sites. Christmas time in Paris is shown when the lights are lit along the Seine and one can not turn their head without being tempted by all the local products being sold.
Between late November and early December, several Christmas markets sprout up in different areas and decorate the streets with colorful stalls, Christmas decorations, and Christmas trees. Vendors sell many different Christmas memorabilia, decorations, regional specialties, local handicrafts, other special gifts and produce that will make ideal Christmas presents for your friends and family when you return from your marvelous vacation.
This devotion to the Christmas spirit is unmatched anywhere in the world and sparks festive cheer during this magical season. Paris during Christmas a trip and season not to be missed!]
**[If you are in Paris for the New Year Eve: All Parisians will gather in Champs Elysees to welcome the New Year. Thousands of people on the streets will celebrate for hours during the whole night.]
DAY 5: PARIS - LONDON
After breakfast we will take the EuroStar train to London. In only 2 hours and a half you travel from centre to centre of both cities. Overnight.
DAY 6: LONDON
After typical English breakfast we will enjoy our “Essential London” regular morning excursion, which will help us to locate the most important sights of the city:
Experience London in all its beauty on this comprehensive morning city tour as we show you all the major sights this world metropolis has to offer. We visit the colourful "West End" with its well-known shopping streets and elegant parks. We travel on through both the City of Westminster and the City of London, the oldest part of the capital and home to the financial district. During the course of the morning, you will see all the highlights of the city: Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Harrods in Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column, Number 10 Downing Street, The Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and much, much more! The tour ends with a drop-off to Trafalgar Square. The best opportunity to get to know London in one morning!
DAY 7: LONDON
Breakfast and full day at disposal to discover the secrets of London. Our representatives will help you to reserve any other tours or excursions you would like to do, including musicals for the afternoon. Overnight.
*[If you choose to be in London for the New Year Eve: Trafalgar Square in London will get ready for this occasion for thousands of locals and visitors, who will welcome the New Year with lots of champagne bottles! Its time to celebrate!]
DAY 8: LONDON-NYC
After breakfast, day at disposal till the time of you private transfer to the airport for flight home.
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The rates include:
• International flights New York City to London and Paris to NYC in economy class
• Airport Taxes and fuel surcharge
• 6 overnights in Hotels for the category selected including all taxes and buffet breakfast
• Private transfers in London and Paris from airport to hotel and vv
• 2nd class train tickets from London to Paris in EuroStar
• Regular Tour “Esential London”
• Regular Tour “Discover Paris” including river cruise
The rates DO NOT include:
• Personal expenses of any kind, like telephone calls, laundry, minibar, etc.
• Any other meals apart from the breakfast in hotels.
• Special arrangements for New Year’s Eve (please ask for a price deal at reservation)