Spotlight on London & Paris: August 2021 -updated!

Trip Update!

1) The timeline of the London and Paris trip has shifted to August 11-19, 2021 to ensure it's the best possible experience. The trip pricing and itinerary remain the same as before.

2) We have some great news! As of 10/25/2019 we are officially adding TWO POST NIGHTS IN PARIS. Double occupancy pricing now includes the cost of Paris. Single and triple rates do not yet reflect the cost for Paris. Please contact us or check back for updates.

Pack your bags for London and Paris! We’ll be traveling to these great cities in August 2021 for seven days. This trip was originally scheduled for August 6-14, 2020, BUT we are now reschedule for August 11-19, 2021!

From August 11 to 19, you will explore a wide-ranging tour of London and take an excursion to Oxford! You’ll take “the Tube”, see some theatre, explore a palace, and more. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy two days in Paris!

Other highlights will include: Buckingham Palace, East End Culinary Tour, London Underground, Kensington Palace or Churchill War Rooms, Big Ben, London Theatre, Oxford, Blenheim Palace.

One of the great things about this trip is that it’s fully escorted by Destination Travel! That means you can be completely worry-free. Have a question? We’ll be available to answer it.

Read below to get a full sense of our London trip itinerary, cost, and cancellation waiver. You can also download a PDF brochure here. (Prices are subject to increases based on air-inclusive travel.)

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London Spotlight Itinerary

New Date: August 11-19, 2021 August 6-14, 2020
7 Days and 8 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Hotels: Five nights at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt in London and two nights at Hotel Edouard in Paris

Click on the days below to explore each day of the itinerary, or download a print version here.

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

London calls. Experience the regal touches and daily charms of life in this grand city.

Day 2 - Thursday, August 12, 2021

Welcome to London, a sophisticated metropolis with a timeless style all its own. Its bustling city streets are lined with beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, celebrated monuments and grand theaters – and you’ll be a part of it all! This evening, experience a classic British pastime when you join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner.

Day 3 - Friday, August 13, 2021

Join a local expert on a panoramic city tour. See Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace, the London home to Britain's royalty since 1837. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. End your city tour with a visit to Harrods, London’s most iconic department store.

This afternoon, become acquainted with London’s trendiest borough on a walking culinary tour of the East End. Discover a world of English cheeses and traditional fish and chips, taste London’s Indian influence with a sampling of chicken tikka masala, and more! Finish the day at East London’s “pub of the year” for an ale tasting.

Day 4 - Saturday, August 14, 2021

Start your day like a true Londoner. Hop on the famous Underground, known to locals as ``the Tube.`` Opened in 1863, this engineering marvel was the world’s first metro system.

Next, it’s your choice! Join a local guide and explore the neighborhoods of Kensington and Knightsbridge, known for their iconic shops and famous residents, before a visit to Kensington Palace, once the home of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana -OR- travel to Westminster station and snap a photo in front of Big Ben before heading north on Whitehall, known as the center of Her Majesty’s Government; catch a glimpse of 10 Downing Street before visiting the Churchill War Rooms.

Later this afternoon we gather to enjoy a matinee performance at a London theatre.

Day 5 - Sunday, August 15, 2021

Travel across England’s beautiful countryside en route to the historic city of Oxford, one of the world’s most famous university cities. Join a local expert on a privately-led walking tour that brings life to this quaint, yet privileged place.

Enjoy some free time to explore the city at leisure before setting out to visit Blenheim Palace, one of England’s most magnificent homes, for a self-guided tour. Famous for being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers a glimpse into the life of English royalty.

Day 6 - Monday, August 16, 2021

Spend your last day in London independently exploring more of its treasures.

Or you may take an optional excursion to Windsor Castle: originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been home of kings and queens for nine centuries and is the oldest royal residence still in use today.

Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner at a favorite London restaurant and toast the end of a wonderful getaway!

Day 7 - Tuesday, August 17, 2021

London tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories. Take the train to Paris. (breakfast included)

Day 8 - Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Paris on your own. Tours will be booked later. Maybe a Seine River dinner cruise? Tour of the Eiffel Tour? (breakfast included)

Day 9 - August 19, 2021

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories. Fly back to St. Louis. (breakfast included)


based on availability
based on availability

* Deposit of $500 is required upon booking (per person), with final payment due on May 25, 2021.
* Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Lambert St Louis Intl, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
* Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
* All rates are “Per Person” and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from STL

*Optional pre- and post- nights are available

Travel Policies

Worry-Free Cancellation

Our industry-leading cancellation waiver offers travelers a full cash refund for the price of the tour, right up to the day prior to departure, minus the small cost of the waiver. Travel worry-free knowing if anything changes, you’re protected. Click here for complete details.

You're Covered!

Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you’re covered. Cancellation Waiver and Insurance is just $315 per person.

Lori Shannon
As owner of Destination Travel with over 25 years in the travel industry and six continents visited, I truly believe my job as a Travel Specialist is to make your life easier!