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. 20953RJ
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.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials. Current Events in Paris: Due to the fire at Notre Dame, the cathedral is closed to visitors. Road Scholar programs that visit île de la Cité will be able to see the outside of the cathedral, but we will not be able to go inside.
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Mike Armitage
Mike Armitage was born in London and now lives in Windsor. Michael undertook a lot of professional training on behalf of the British Government internationally, particularly in Africa and Eastern Europe. Discovering an enjoyment of teaching, he managed to combine this with his love of London, and in 2010 completed a three-year course and became a Blue Badge London specialist. He researches and leads walks for visiting Government dignitaries, the Friends of the Imperial War Museum, and the Windsor Festival among others.

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

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