The Best of London and Paris: A Tale of Two Cities
Compare the grandeur of these two cities as you discover iconic monuments, historic landmarks, distinct cultures and classic architecture on expert-led walks through London and Paris.
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Program No. 20953FSQ
10 days
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At a Glance

London and Paris. Both historic capital cities boast world-class museums and instantly recognizable landmarks and buzz with commerce, politics, education and culture. But it’s what separates them that makes them most intriguing: the languages, the aesthetics, the food, the attitudes. Compare for yourself on this journey that combines field trips led by top-notch Road Scholar experts and abundant time for independent discoveries.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
3-5 hours of walking and standing per day. Extensive use of the London Tube and Paris Metro system, often accessed only by stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the modern history of the Royal Family from trusted insider Ken Wharfe, then discover Kensington Palace, the former home of Princess Diana.
  • Uncover the great artistic treasures of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay and the Musee Rodin.
  • Enjoy free time to explore the neighborhoods, historic sites, pubs and cafes of London and Paris.
Featured Expert
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Mike Armitage
Mike was born in London and lived there all his life until moving to Windsor recently. He worked as a Customs officer at Heathrow airport, during which time did lots of international training, particularly in Africa and Eastern Europe. Mike combined a new-found love for teaching with his passion for London in 2010 when he completed a three-year course and began leading visitors around his home city. He leads walks for visiting Government dignitaries and the Friends of the Imperial War Museum, among others.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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