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Trip Overview

Begin this exciting, seven-day rail journey with two nights in Paris and treat yourself to all the charms of the beautiful city, from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the famed, tree-lined Champs Elysees. Discover all the best sights and attractions of the ‘City of Light’! Then take the famed Eurostar and speed across the channel to London. Famed for its many wonderful museums and royal attractions, the iconic city offers delights around every turn! Then, ride the rails through the green English countryside up to Edinburgh, the hilly Scottish capital with a vibrant medieval Old Town and abundant natural beauty.

Highlights

  • Soak in all the romance, history and culture of iconic Paris
  • Explore top sights in London such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park and the London Eye
  • Discover the amazing history and stunning natural beauty on display in Edinburgh

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Eurostar and rail travel throughout
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Moulin Rouge Show
  • London in one day sightseeing tour
  • Royal Yacht Britannia tour
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – PARIS
Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Maybe start by spending the afternoon strolling the banks of the River Seine, which are a UNESCO-listed gem and a fantastic gateway to the architecture of the city. For dinner, treat yourself to a delicious portion of steak frites at an authentic Parisian bistro before retiring to your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Paris)

 DAY 2- PARIS
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel this morning, wander along the Champs Elysees and indulge in some truly incredible retail therapy in this vibrant area, dotted with designer stores and Parisian boutiques oozing French sophistication! Culture and art lovers may wish to head to museums such as the Louvre, home of the masterpiece Mona Lisa, or the Musee Carnavalet. Perhaps take a boat cruise along the River Seine and enjoy the landscape of the city from the water. Then prepare for a quintessential evening of Parisian entertainment at the famous Le Moulin Rouge caberet. Watch as the famed Doriss Girls and Doriss Dancers grace the stage with their incredibly ornate feather-and-rhinestone costumes. Colorful sets designed by Italian artists glitter under the stage lights. This experience includes round-trip transport between your central Paris hotel and the cabaret, making the evening hassle-free, and a half-bottle of champagne per person. There’s no reason not to celebrate. (Overnight in Paris) B

 DAY 3 – LONDON
Take the fast and comfortable journey on the Eurostar from Paris to London today, and make it on time to enjoy a full day in the city! Head to the South Bank for an iconic London experience - watch street musicians and artists perform, gaze out at the River Thames, and take a ride on the London Eye for a bird’s eye view of the entire city. The views over London's rooftops are quite spectacular - you'll be able to see St Paul's Cathedral, the British Museum, Royal Opera House and Tower Bridge from a fantastic perspective! (Overnight in London) B

 DAY 4 – LONDON
Get to know London in one day on this sight-packed, full-day tour with a guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, see top London attractions such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy fast-tracking entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and then visit the Tower of London. Break for a pub lunch and receive a ticket for a Thames River sightseeing cruise to use after your tour or another day. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 5 – EDINBURGH
All aboard the train to Edinburgh! Make your way to London's Kings Cross Station, made world-famous in the Harry Potter series - in fact, you can see a replica of Platform 9 ¾ before you board the train! Travel through lush, rolling countryside north, crossing the Scottish border and arriving in Edinburgh about four and a half hours later. Make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

 DAY 6 – EDINBURGH
Edinburgh is certainly a treat to explore, and why not start with the Royal Yacht Britannia - tickets for which are included in your package.  Step aboard this famous ship and follow in the footsteps of Royalty with the help of a free audio guide. See where Princes’ William and Harry spent their summer vacations, and discover where kings, queens, world leaders and celebrities from Frank Sinatra and Liz Taylor to Nelson Mandela and Sir Winston Churchill were wined and dined.  After, why not fill your lungs full of fresh air on a scenic walk up to Arthurs Seat or pay a visit to the famed Edinburgh Castle.  This amazing fortress dates to the 12th century and dominates the Edinburgh skyline.  (Overnight Edinburgh) B

DAY 7 – DEPART EDINBURGH
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps touring more of Scotland and the Highlands, one of our Rail Experts will be happy to assist you with the details. B

 MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

This traditional Edinburgh hotel also has ample free parking and sits on a main bus route to the city center. In addition to the breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth, you’ll be within easy reach of the city’s other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh. It’s also a city where there is always a festival happening – and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. Please note: Hotel ground floor rooms are only accessible by stairs.

Le Marceau Bastille

Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

Terrass Hotel Paris

The Terrass Hotel is a classic 19th century building with 98 individually decorated rooms. The hotel features a Piano Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks and a seventh floor summer roof terrace with great views across Paris. The hotel is located a short stroll away from famous landmarks such as the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

See our special offer package with a free tour and Musée d'Orsay tickets!

Grand Hotel Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

Grand Hotel Francais

The Grand Hotel Francais is a chic, modern hotel located in the centre of Paris, just 550 yards from Nation. Rooms are individually decorated, and come equipped with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. The property is ideally located for sightseeing, nestled just 150 yards from a Metro Station.

Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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