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A Tale of Two Cities: London to Paris

18 Days. Immerse yourself in England and France, two of Europe’s most iconic countries. Visit London’s famous landmarks, discover Shakespeare in his birthplace, and take to the water at the UK Sailing Academy. Pay your respects at Normandy, and experience the incomparable art, culture and cuisine of Paris.
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Duration in days

18

Program Details

Day to Day

Depart, USA

Depart USA

Day 1

Your journey begins. Meet your delegation and board your overnight flight to London.

London, England

Welcome to London

Day 2

You will be greeted by your local Delegation Manger at the airport and then head into London. Explore London by boat, cruising past the many world famous landmarks that line the banks of the River Thames including Tower Bridge and The Houses of Parliament. Explore the Tower of London.

People to People Moment

Interactive Learning Experience - Shakespearean Drama Class
London, England

London In-depth

Day 3

During an in-depth tour of the very best of London, discover what the city has to offer from a Blue Badge Guide. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, join a drama workshop lesson on the works of the most celebrated playwright of all time, Shakespeare. Spend the evening soaring above the city’s skyline on the Coca-Cola London Eye.
Former MP Briefing

People to People Moment

People to People Political Discussion with Former Member of the British Parliament
London, England

Leaders and Landmarks

Day 4

In an exclusive People to People Moment, meet and ask your own questions to a Former Member of the British Parliament for a fascinating discussion, including the impact of Brexit on UK politics. For a further exploration of the impacts of history and politics on modern Britain, explore London’s celebrated museum quarter. Following lunch, study alongside talented peers from the BRIT School, alma mater of Adele. This evening attend a West End Show, the British equivalent of Broadway.

People to People Moment

Unique Experience - Warwick Castle Medieval Encampment and Re-Enactment
London, England

Harry Potter Studios

Day 5

Step onto authentic sets at Warner Bros Studios. Discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind the scenes secrets of the Harry Potter series, where all eight films were brought to life.  Then it is off to Warwick where you will be transported back in time at a specially arranged People to People medieval encampment and re-enactment at Warwick Castle. Upon arriving at the Castle you will be greeted by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and his Knight of the Realm.

People to People Moment

Exclusive People to People Homestay with a British Family
Stratford-upon-Avon

British Homestay

Day 6-8

Kick off an action packed two days by discovering the origins of Shakespeare, in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Settle in with your homestay family, as you immerse yourself in the true life of a Brit. You’ll gain a truly fascinating insight, during a once in a lifetime experience, that showcases the day to day realities of your British peers.
Oxford, England

Oxford University

Day 9

Home to the famous Oxford University, ancient landmarks and stunning scenery, this really is what you imagine when you think of England’s rolling hills, countryside and picture perfect buildings. Tour an iconic British car factory, climb the Carfax Tower for incredible views of the city and pretend to be a British student for the day as you punt on the river and enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea.
Bath, England

Stonehenge and Bath

Day 10

Explore the Roman town of Bath’s hidden gems during a tour inside the historic spa, a beautifully preserved Roman site once used for public bathing and socializing. Spend the afternoon exploring the prehistoric monuments at Stonehenge.

People to People Moment

Outdoor Adventures - Learn to Sail at the Prestigious UK Sailing Academy
Isle of Wight

UK Sailing Academy

Day 11-12

After hopping on a ferry and crossing The Solent, it’s time to begin your three day, hands-on adventure. During these action packed few days, experience the very best watersport activities at the UKSA, home of the Admiral’s Cup. Whether you want to try a team raft building challenge, kayaking, windsurfing or sailing you won’t be disappointed with the choice of sports available or the enthusiasm and knowledge of our fully-qualified instructors.
Overnight Ferry

Set Sail for France

Day 13

Enjoy your last day in England before setting sail on an overnight ferry to France.

Normandy, France

Omaha Beach

Day 14

Walk in the footsteps of the brave soldiers of WWII at the Memorial de Caen site and Omaha Beach at Normandy. Enhance your understanding of the causes and origins of war as you discover how you can contribute to achieving a peaceful future, a theme at the very heart of People to People. Following a reflective picnic lunch, pay your respects during an official ceremony at the American cemetery above Omaha Beach, the landing site for so many on June 6th, 1944.
Paris, France

Palace of Versailles

Day 15

Explore the extravagance of the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a tour of the famous Hall of Mirrors. The lavish style of the palace is truly a site to behold. Explore the gardens and architecture of this magnificent building. Spend the evening in the very heart of Paris, seeing the City of Lights in all its glory.
Paris, France

The City of Lights

Day 16

Discover Paris during a specially arranged, expert orientation of the city. Take in the sights and sounds of the world renowned Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. Explore the wealth of art and priceless artifacts on exhibit at the world’s most famous museum, the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa. Following a delicious French dinner, head over to the Eiffel Tower before settling down for the night in your Parisian hotel.

People to People Moment

Interactive Learning Experience - French Cooking Class
Paris, France

French Cooking

Day 17

Indulge in celebrated French cuisine, revered the world over. Hone your skills with a masterclass from a French patisserie chef, before trying out your creations and returning home with a new found confidence and expertise.
During the afternoon, meet with the artist Henri Landier for a fascinating insight into the celebrated world of Parisian art. Learn first-hand how to draw and sketch just like a professional, thanks to a host of top tips and tricks.
Paris, France

Depart for USA

Day 18

Depart for home from your voyage of self-discovery with a wealth of memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.