Paris, Londres y Castillos del Loira

Duration

9 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Paris

Available

April 2022 / October 2022

Cities to visit: Paris; English Channel; London; Oxford, Inglaterra; ; Mont Saint Michel; Saint Malo; Dinan; Rennes; Angers; Tours; Villandry, Centre; Amboise, Centro Valle de Loira; Chenonceaux, castle; Chambord

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
París –día libre.- Nuestro guía le ofrecerá actividades para complementar su visita a París: Paseo por el Sena en barco, Museo del Louvre. Si prefiere puede tomarse el día libre y pasear siguiendo su criterio.
Total distance: 430 Km. 
Scenery: Extensive plains in France, pleasant crossing by boat, green hills in England. 
N ote: Please remember to have your passport ready, you will need it at the UK border. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes to visit Eperlecqes and warm clothing for the crossing.  The time in France is one hour earlier than the UK, so when it is 12 noon in France it will be 11 am in the UK and you should put your watch back one hour.  The currency used in the UK is the pound; we recommend changing your currency on the ferry.  
07:30 h. – Departure from Paris. –We set out to the north of France. 
11:00 h. –   Eperlecqes Bunker .- Arrival- Includes admission to this large bunker, set in the woods, where the Germans launched their V1 and V2 missiles towards the UK. It was used for space research. Visit to this site. 
12:30 h. - Eperlecques –Departure-. We continue to the nearby city of Calais. Arrival at the port of Calais at approximately 13 h where we take the ferry to the England. Customs and border formalities.  Keep your passport at hand! 
14:20 h.  The ferry leaves at 14:20 h. The crossing takes about an hour and a half. The ferry is modern and has all commodities (restaurants, bars, places to relax in, games rooms, foreign exchange offices, shops...). Passengers with half board included can have lunch on the boat. – Arrival at Dover. Visitors should put their watches back one hour on arrival in the UK. 
15:00 h. (local time) -  Dover – Arrival, landing and then we continue to London. 
17:45 h. London  -Arrival. Free time (a trip to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho is sometimes organised at night, which is scheduled in the programme for the following day)- 
Comprehensive tour of London. 
Our visit begins in the early morning. The contents vary, depending on local guides, traffic and the weather. We will visit Hyde Park, Oxford St, the City, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, the Thames, Piccadilly Circus, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. During the visit we will stop at Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard (it is not always possible to see this ceremony).  The visit ends in the central part of the city .  Free afternoon. Our guide will offer you an optional outing to Windsor Castle. 
18:00 h. Departure from the hotel and transfer to Piccadilly Circu s. Those who wish to meet up with the group directly at Piccadilly Circus can do so. Our guide will accompany you to Leicester Square and give you advice about the most interesting streets with an oriental flair. Visitors with half board included may have supper at a popular local restaurant.  
20.30 h. return to the hotel from Piccadilly.  
Note: In some cases, this evening event will be organised the previous day, when we arrive in London.
Total distance: 240 km.
  
 Scenery: Hills, woods, pleasant scenery.  Notes: Remember to pack a bag during the crossing, as the suitcases will remain in the coach. Keep your passport at hand, as you will need it to enter France.   
Free morning in London.  
13:00 h.  – From London we travel to the central part of the UK.-  
14:30 h. - Oxford  –Arrival-. Free time to explore this famous university city. We recommend you visit its impressive student residences. Free time to wander around.  
16:30 h. - Oxford –Departure-.  
18:30 h. - Portsmouth.  We embark on the modern ferry. You should keep your passport at hand.  The boat has all the commodities of a liner: games rooms, a discotheque, shops, restaurants and areas for relaxation.  Accommodation in double cabins with private bathrooms (bunks beds). 
Our boat leaves at  20.30 h.  Breakfast on the Thursday morning is not included. 
Note: in rare occasions, due to the lack of availability of double cabins, we will take an alternative ferry with a different itinerary.
Total distance:270 km.
 
Scenery: Attractive landscapes with hill, a spectacular arrival at Mont Saint Michel.- 
08:00 h. -We land at the port of Caen or Saint Malo and then continue to Mont St Michel. 
09:45 h.– Mont St.Michel – We reach this “Marvel”, surrounded by water. Visitors can walk through its streets and visit the Abbey, which is sometimes reduced to an island surrounded by the ocean. Note: Coach traffic is regulated, and the coach park is not in the city centre. We will take a bus to the city from the coach park.  
13:00 h.– Mont St. Michel – Departure. We continue to Brittany. 
13:45 h.– Saint Malo . A seaside town surrounded by imposing walls, with a busy, attractive port. Time to explore and have lunch. 
15:45 h.– Saint Malo – Departure. 
16:15 h.– Dinan – Arrival and time to explore this beautiful mediaeval town. 
17:30 h. – Dinan –Departure. We set out for the interior of Brittany. 
18:30 h.– Rennes –Accommodation and free time in the capital of Brittany. We suggest a visit to its monumental centre.
Distance: 335 km.
  
Scenery: Today we will follow the course of the Loire River, passing through many interesting town and castles on the way.  
08.00 h.- Rennes –Departure- 
10.00 h.- Angers.- Time in the city on the banks of the Loire. Those who wish to do so can visit the castle, which has an interesting tapestry of the Apocalypse.  
11:45 h  – Angers – Departure, continuing our route through peaceful countryside.  
13.45 h.- Tours – Arrival-. Tours is the capital of the region. Visitors can walk through its historical centre next to the Loire.  Time to have lunch.  
15.30 h. - Tours –Departure-.  
16.00 h.- Villandry. Includes admission to the gardens of this enormous palace. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in France.  
17.30 h. - Villandry –Departure-.  
18.15 h.- Amboise – Arrival at this pretty town, set in the Loire Valley. Supper and accommodation included.   
NOTE: On occasions, we may stay at Tours, as the hotel capacity in Amboise is quite li mited.  
Total distance: 258 km.
 
Scenery: The banks of the Loire River are lined with many attractive towns and castles so have your camera ready. We will travel along the banks of the Loire and see some of the castles on the way.  

Free time in Amboise, which has an interesting mediaeval quarter. Leonardo da Vinci is buried in the castle. You can visit the castle if you wish, before leaving. 
10:30 h. –  Amboise – Departure. 
10:45 h. –  Chenonceaux  –Arrival. Many consider this the most elegant Loire castle; it is in the form of a bridge over the Cher River, a tributary of the Loire. Its interior is very well conserved. Admission included. 
12:15 h. – Chenonceaux –Departure. We travel along local roads to Chambord. 
13:15 h. –  Chambord – Arrival. Time to visit the park of this huge castle on the Loire and have lunch. 
15:30 h . - Chambord -Departure - 
18:00 h. - Paris  -Arrival.
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