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The Best of England and France

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Fly into: London Fly out of: Paris
Total Duration: 14 days

On this trip, you'll experience some of the best churches, architecture, and mystical sights that England and France have to offer. Kick off the trip in London before seeing the great cathedral at Canterbury and Stonehenge. Then cross the English Channel and head to France, where you'll spend time seeing abbeys and grand châteaux, as well as spending time in Paris.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Food and Wine
  • Great Train Ride
  • Architecture
  • Art and Culture
Days 1-3
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1 London

Old and New

  • Take a trip back in time by exploring the treasures at the British Museum
  • Visit Westminster Abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned for centuries
  • The Tower of London, a turreted mini-city, is majestic and idiosyncratic
  • Take a break from museums and relax in one of London's four central parks
  • Spend a day visiting Oxford and Blenheim Palace
  • Museums
  • History
  • Architecture
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Days 4-6
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2 Canterbury

Spiritual Center

  • Make a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, one of England's most splendid
  • See the remains of the Roman past at the Canterbury Roman Museum
  • Explore Dover Castle and its strategic role over the centuries before heading to France
  • History
  • Architecture
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Days 7-9
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3 Paris

City of Light

  • See some of the world's greatest art at the Louvre
  • Spend a day visiting the Palace of Versailles
  • Visit the great cathedral of Notre Dame
  • Relax into the vibe of the city; eat, shop, and enjoy
  • Nightlife
  • Museums
  • Art and Culture
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Days 10-12
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4 Mont-St-Michel

Rock of Ages

  • Take a guided tour of the Mont's abbeys
  • Don't miss the celebrated Escalier de Dentelle (lace staircase)
  • Learn all about Mont-St-Michel and its myths at the four mini-museums here
  • Architecture
  • History
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Days 13-14
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5 Tours

Land of Châteaux

  • See the Cathédrale St-Gatien in Tours, one of the most impressive in France
  • The 16th-century Château de Chenonceau is built on top of a bridge
  • Don't miss the spectacular gardens at the Château de Villandry
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Natural Beauty
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