12-Day UK + Western Europe Tour from Paris: London, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Amsterdam - 12 Days


Join us on a 12-Day tour of Great Britain and Western Europe from Paris. See all the sights in London, Edinburgh, Cologne, Amsterdam and many more.

12-Day UK + Western Europe Tour from Paris: London / Edinburgh / Frankfurt / Amsterdam

• London
• Cambridge
• York
• Edinburgh Castle
• Lake District National Park
• Reims
• Luxembourg
• Cologne
• Zaanse Schans
• Amsterdam
• Frankfurt

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Day 1
Paris - London

We will meet our guide and the rest of our group in the morning as we begin amazing UK tour.

With a scenic drive to Calais, we’ll kick things off. Our coach will either cross the English Channel by ferry or arrive at Port of Dover via Eurotunnel. Enjoy driving through the beautiful countryside of England on the way to London.

Day 2

We will start our exciting UK tour with a walking tour of the major attractions of London (only outside): Big Ben, Parliament House, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and River Thames.

We will visit the famous British Museum in the afternoon, and St Paul’s Cathedral if time permits. You’ll enjoy the Tower Bridge and London Tower scene while you’re on board the coach.

We’re going to stay overnight in a neighboring city or London.

Day 3
London - Cambridge - York

We will be traveling to one of the most prestigious educational institutions in England after breakfast at the hotel: Cambridge University, which includes King’s College and Queen’s College among many other world-famous faculties.

We will proceed from there to York, a true medieval melting pot of the heritage of Roman, Saxon and Viking. The city, mostly intact from the Middle Ages, is symbolic of the more bucolic side of England. We’re going to visit York Minster, Northern Europe’s largest gothic cathedral. We will then step up on the walls of York City, dating back to Roman times.

There will be plenty of time to explore for those interested in discovering the little grass-roots shops.

Day 4
York - Edinburgh - Glasgow

Today we’re going to cross the border into Scotland and visit the compact but fascinating capital of the country, Edinburgh, the perfect Scottish heritage representation. Wooden single malt whiskey barrows, checked kilts and Scottish bagpipes will make you love this vibrant nation full of quirky characters.

First on the agenda is a visit to Edinburgh Castle (admission not included) where the oldest royal crown and jewelry will be admired. From here we’re going to go down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace, City Hall and Royal Parks. You may also choose to join us for a visit to the Ivory Cafe of JK Rowling, where Harry Potter was penned, to enjoy a cup of coffee (own expense).

Accommodations for the evening are in Glasgow or a neighboring city.

Day 5
Glasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District - Manchester

We’re going back across the border in the morning to the northwest of England. Here we’re going to drive straight to Lake District, and on the way we’re going to make a stop in Gretna Green, a village in southern Scotland famous for’ runaway marriages’ from 1754.

The Lake District National Park, the most famous and visited national park in England, is a picturesque landscape of rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and beautiful leaves. Tens of thousands of visitors travel here every year to see thousands of years of geological change reflected in the lakes, valleys, mountains, and waterfalls. You can choose to take a cruise on Lake Windermere (own expense) or hop off at Beatrix Potter’s World.

We’re going to end the day with a drive to Manchester, Manchester United headquarters, as well as the most industrial metropolis in England. Football fans will enjoy a pilgrimage to the United Old Trafford grounds in Manchester. Attractions to visit

Day 6
Manchester - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Bicester Village - London

We will take a breathtaking drive from Manchester to the hometown of the famous English playwright William Shakespeare: Stratford-Upon-Avon. From the paved streets to the drinking dens, theaters and road signs, it’s all about Shakespeare-a romantically inclined heavenly place.

The most anticipated outing of the day is the Bicester Village shopping center, home to over 130 fashion and lifestyle boutiques including Gucci, Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, Dunhill, DKNY, Burberry, Paul Smith, Bally, and Clark’s, offering up to 60 percent year-round savings.

The evening accommodation is in London or a neighboring town.

Day 7
London - Paris

Today we’ll travel from Dover to Calais by ferry. After the one and a half hour ferry crossing, we will arrive in France and drive back to Paris.

Day 8
Paris - Reims - Luxembourg

Today, as we leave Paris and drive into the rolling countryside of Champagne, famous all over the world for its sparkling white wine, we will begin our exploration of mainland Europe. On the way we will learn about the history, traditions and architecture of the region while visiting Reims, where every king was formally anointed from the 11th century onwards.

Luxembourg is our last stop on this day, the only remaining grand duchy in the world. The Adolphe Bridge, Place de la Constitution and the Valley of the Alzette River will be found here.

We will stay overnight in a neighboring city or in Luxembourg.

Day 9
Luxembourg - Trier - Koblenz - Frankfurt

From Luxembourg we will cross the border into Germany and visit the historic Trier, Germany’s oldest city and Western Roman Empire’s former capital. Also known as Karl Marx’s hometown, the father of communist thought, we will visit his former residence, which now houses the museum of Karl Marx Haus.

We will make our way to Porta Nigra, the largest and best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps, after a lesson in ideology. Then we will drive to Koblenz, the city at the Rhine and Mosel River confluence.

You will be able to join a picturesque river cruise on the Rhine in the summertime (admission not included).

To see the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the late 19th century to commemorate the foundation of the German Empire, we will make a short stop in Ruedesheim.

Finally, we’re going to arrive in Frankfurt, Europe’s largest financial center. Here we will take a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the exterior of the following attractions: Old Opera House (Alte Opera); Roemerberg, the historic heart of Frankfurt; St. Paul’s Church, where the free-elected National Assembly drew up Germany’s first united constitution; and Die Zeil, the busiest shopping street in Germany.

Day 10
Frankfurt - Bonn - Cologne - Amsterdam

Today we’re going to say goodbye to Frankfurt and explore Germany further, traveling first to Bonn, West Germany’s former capital. Before going to Cologne to see the iconic Cologne Cathedral, we will visit Beethoven House and the University of Bonn, followed by a walk along the shopping street Schildergasse.

We will leave for Holland after lunch and stay overnight in Amsterdam or a neighboring town.

Day 11
Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam

We will introduce ourselves to Amsterdam after breakfast at the hotel and visit all the major attractions on Dam Square, including the Royal Palace and the National Monument. For an hour-long cruise through the storied canals, you will have the option to hop on a glass-topped boat (admission not included).

We will then visit Coster Diamond Factory to see how diamonds are cut and prepared for the market using techniques used since the 16th century.

We will then take a short trip outside Amsterdam to visit Zaanse Schans, Holland’s windmill capital. There we will visit the Workshop & Museum of Wooden Shoe and the Cheese Farm to see how clogs and cheese are made.

You may be interested in an optional tour of the world-famous Red Light District of Amsterdam back at the hotel (admission not included).

Day 12
Amsterdam - Brussels - Paris

We will leave Amsterdam after breakfast and travel to Brussels, the European Union’s Belgian capital and political center.

The Atomium Monument, a cell-shaped structure of stainless steel spheres and tubes built for the World Fair in 1958, will be our first stop here. Then it’s on to Grand Place and Town Hall, Gothic Civil Architecture’s crowning achievement.

After a look at the famous tinkling cherub, Manneken Pis, we will head to the French border and make a beeline for Paris.

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