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The Best of London and Paris: A Tale of Two Cities

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10 Days | 9 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Vicki from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/16/15 - 10/25/15
"The Best of London and Paris" is a program that provides a great mix of planned activities with the option of striking out on one's own independently. I liked that morning events typically included the entire or most of the group. Afternoons had planned activities, but often group members separated and followed special areas of interest such as the Courtauld Gallery in London or the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris. Having a plan in advance of where you would like to visit or what paintings you would like to see in places such as the Louvre or the National Gallery in London can save time when there is so much to see and to visit. Group leaders were a great help for info on how to get to various locations or for making general suggestions and answering questions. Accomodations were in great locations and group meals were consistently quite good. This trip is a wonderful way to see London and Paris and leave the details to Road Scholar with your own flexibility for visiting special places of interest during the flex times.

Nicole from Pleasanton, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/02/15 - 10/11/15
Great program, excellent guides, really fun group and would highly recommend. Even if you've been to London or Paris before, the itinerary and educational aspects will delight~!

Francine from Brampton, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/18/15 - 09/27/15
It was a great trip. I can't thank Road Scholar enough. Bravo.

Sherrie from Black Mountain, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/04/15 - 09/13/15
This was a trip of a lifetime. The guides were fantastic and I would recommend this tour to everyone!

Peter from Palm Beach Gardens, FL Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/04/15 - 09/13/15
Linda and I had a great time because we met a bunch of people that we shared the experience with. One improvement suggestion; have the program attendees participate in planning the trip. How? Send out a questionnaire months prior to departure listing numerous activities, sites etc and have each individual rate them in order of importance and/or add "additionals" to the list. Hard to understand how in London, The Changing of the Guards was not a priority or lunch on the Eiffel Tower. Just one couple's opinion

Lila from SALINE, MI Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/04/15 - 09/13/15
What a fantastic trip!! It was amazing!! Everyone should have the experience of visiting these historic cities. Our tour guides really made this a memorable trip.

Kathy from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/04/15 - 09/13/15
Do this trip!! It was fantastic. My only regret is not book ending a tour before and after these the days. It is such a long trip to Europe and RS helps us plan these "tricks" so well, I will take advantage of that next time. BRAVO to our guides in both cities.

Katharina from Huntingtn Bch, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/05/15 - 06/14/15
This was my 3rd trip with Road Scholar, and again I was not disappointed. The planning was seamless, the tour guides knowledgeable, and the meals excellent and plentiful. The pace was hectic, but participants could always opt out of an activity. Yes, we walked a great deal but it was worth every step on the uneven pavements and endless underground stairs. I'll take another Road Scholar tour in a heartbeat.

Miriam from Oceanside, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/05/15 - 06/14/15
I had postponed my trip across the pond in my 20's and was able to fulfill my lifelong dream of seeing London and Paris in my 60's. Thank you to everyone at Road Scholar for making this the experience of a lifetime!

John from Zebulon, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/05/15 - 06/14/15

Nancy from Fort Washington, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/05/15 - 06/14/15
This trip to London and Paris was a gift to me from my sister. It was one of the highlights of my life. I can't thank her or Roads Scholar for an experience I can relive and share for many years to come. Truely a dream come true

Jean from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/08/15 - 05/17/15
I enjoyed this program and the way that the leaders connected the political and social events that were occurring at the time the works of art were being created. Making these connections helps to understand why they are so important to us now.

Jean from Cleveland, TN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/08/15 - 05/17/15
For anyone who is interested in London and Paris...take this trip. It was well organized, the trip leaders were excellent, the information was thorough, plus the fact...it was fun!!

Olga from Plano, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/05/14 - 09/14/14
This tour provides for independent exploration of two great European cities. Fitness is a must because of challenging Metro stairs and hours of walking. Transportation support is excellent in London and Tube us conveniently located near hotel. Paris was a bit difficult because transportation guidance was limited. I purchased hop on/hop off bus tours in both cities. This allowed me great photo ops and complete tour of all sites.

Frances from Fairport, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/25/14 - 08/03/14
I thought the program contained the right mix of guided touring and free time to explore those sights that appealed to each individual. The French and English tour leaders were knowledgeable, considerate, patient and displayed great senses of humor. The English food was much better than expected considering their reputation for just basic faire. As expected, the French food served to us was great. My only negative was that the instructions for meeting the bus at Heathrow were very ambiguous. The "Hotel By Bus" is a specific location in the airport but was not indicated in the literature. However, when informed of our confusion, our London tour leader rescued us quickly.

Marie from Berkeley, CA Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 06/06/14 - 06/15/14
Overall experience was terrific---but MP3 device at the Louvre wasted our time, as we couldn't find what was being described. Wisper device was excellent.

Roycie from Dexter, NM Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/06/14 - 06/15/14
Tale of 2 Cities Program is outstanding being very enjoyable & educational.

Joan from Buffalo, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/09/14 - 05/18/14
This trip is a great way to visit both London and Paris and to have seamless arrangements for the Eurostar taken care of by Road Scholar. Be ready to do a lot of walking. The group leaders and guides were excellent, and both hotels were in good locations. The time went too fast!

Stanley from Winterville, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/09/14 - 05/18/14
All of you at Road Scholar have a great program and concept. We will certainly consider your offerings for our next vacation.

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