Spotlight on London & Paris: August 2021 – updated!

Trip Update!

The timeline of the London and Paris trip has shifted to August 19-27, 2021 to ensure it's the best possible experience. The trip pricing and itinerary remain the same as before.

Pack your bags for London and Paris! We’ll be traveling to this great city in August 2021 for seven days- five nights in London and two nights in Paris. This trip is now reschedule for August 19-27, 2021!

You’ll spend this August trip exploring a wide-ranging tour of London and take an excursion to Oxford! You’ll take “the Tube”, see some theatre, and explore a palace. Then you will top the trip off with two nights 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. In Paris you will have the option to explore on your own or book a tour. The Eiffel Tower? A dinner cruise on the Seine River?

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. Ready to book? Call us today at 877.275.7799!

Read below to get a full sense of our London and Paris trip itinerary, cost, and cancellation waiver. An itinerary of the London portion of the trip is available here. (Prices are subject to increases based on air-inclusive travel.)

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    London Spotlight Itinerary

    New Date: August 19-27, 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. The London portion of the trip itinerary is available here.

    Day 1 - August 19, 2021

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

    Day 2 - August 20, 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 - August 21, 2021

    Experience the London you’ve always imagined when you take a panoramic tour on a retro double-decker bus. Cruise through the West End with a local expert, taking in Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. End with a visit to Harrods, London’s most iconic store.

    Then, travel like a true Londoner and hop on the famous Underground, known to locals as ``the Tube.” Become acquainted with London’s trendiest borough on a walking culinary tour of the East End. Discover a world of English favorites, taste the city’s Indian influence with a sampling of curries, and experience East London’s “pub of the year” for an ale tasting.

    Day 4 - August 22, 2021

    This morning enjoy a walk through the neighborhoods of Kensington and Knightsbridge, known for their iconic shops and famous residents. Explore the beautifully manicured Kensington Gardens before venturing inside Kensington Palace, once the home of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.

    Personalize your afternoon because it’s your choice! Enjoy a matinee performance at one of London’s many theatres -OR- get a glimpse into British culture when you sit down for afternoon tea at Covent Garden.

    Day 5 - August 23, 2021

    Peek into the city’s storied past with a visit to the Tower of London, uncovering the secrets of this 11th-century fortress. Then, see the Tower from a different perspective and hop on a cruise along the River Thames to Greenwich. Explore Greenwich Market, a lively collection of local stalls, specialty treats, and charming venues for lunch and shopping. Test your seafaring prowess onboard the Cutty Sark, a Victorian-style ship that served as a tea clipper. Return to London where the evening is yours.

    Day 6 - Monday, August 16, 2021

    It’s your last day in London.

    Spend your time independently exploring more of London’s treasures, or consider an optional excursion to Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been home of kings and queens for 9 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 - August 25, 2021

    Bid farewell to your fellow travelers. (Breakfast included)

    Day 8 - August 26, 2021

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

    Day 9 - August 27, 2021

    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

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