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Globus The Best of Southern England with Paris(GVE)

10 days from London to Paris 
This Southern England escorted tour highlights some of the historic monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour begins with guided sightseeing of London’s must-see attractions, including Big Ben and a visit inside St. Paul's Cathedral, the historic church built in the 16th century.

History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visits to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and a town that brings to life what life was like in 16th-century England; mysterious Stonehenge; the fascinating Roman ruins in Bath, once used over 2,000 years ago for bathing and socializing; and Hever Castle, the 13th-century, double-moated castle and childhood home of Anne Boleyn. You will also visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta.

Throughout your guided tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Enjoy authentic experiences and special adventures, such as visiting the beautiful Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales for tea and Bara Brith at The Anchor pub. You’ll see the ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey nearby.

At the end of your Southern England escorted tour, you’ll travel to Paris via the Eurostar train for three nights. Visit the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, where you’ll see its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Paris on your own. All of your Paris vacation package services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

From the vibrant cities of London and Paris to the relaxing, seaside town of Brighton, this Southern England guided tour—with an extension to Paris—is a vacation package of a lifetime!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

OXFORD
Walking tour

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace; welcome dinner

BROADWAY
Visit the picturesque Cotswolds village

TINTERN ABBEY
Take pictures of the abbey ruins; [LF] enjoy tea and bara brith at The Anchor pub

BATH
Visit the Roman relics

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument

SALISBURY
Visit the cathedral; [LF] enjoy lunch in the Refectory restaurant

BRIGHTON
Visit the popular seaside resort

HEVER CASTLE
Visit the double-moated, 13th-century castle

LONDON–PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar Train

PARIS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
 Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Day 2LONDON.
 After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels. Later, how about an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River? (B)
Day 3LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON.
 Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. Drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, and enjoy a walking tour through Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. Then, discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Stop first for photographs of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage before visiting SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, where he grew up and lived the first years of his married life. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 4STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–BROADWAY–BATH.
 A particularly scenic day. Enjoy vistas of the Cotswold Hills as you travel to the Elizabethan village of Broadway. On to Wales for a drive through the beautiful Wye Valley to the romantic ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey. Stop here for [LF] TEA and BARA BRITH (speckled bread) at The Anchor pub. Cross the 3,240-foot Severn Road Bridge, and in elegant Georgian Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, with time to explore further on your own. Later, consider an optional excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe. (B)
Day 5 BATH–STONEHENGE–SALISBURY–BRIGHTON.
 Today, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In Salisbury, visit the splendid CATHEDRAL, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta, and enjoy [LF] a light LUNCH in the Refectory restaurant. Your overnight is in the Regency seaside resort of Brighton. (B,L,D)
Day 6BRIGHTON–HEVER CASTLE–LONDON.
 Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before visiting spectacular HEVER CASTLE, childhood home of Anne Boleyn, a romantic, double-moated, 13th-century castle set in four acres of magnificent formal gardens that include Italian, rose, and Tudor gardens as well as a yew maze. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the end of your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows? (B)
Day 7LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE.
 Travel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 8PARIS.
 Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including gothic NOTRE DAME Cathedral and THE LOUVRE. (B)
Day 9PARIS.
 Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 10PARIS.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Stratford

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$768-$1,107

Triple room reduction per person:
$39-$129

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $191-$281, in twin $109-$152, in triple $103-$143

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $187-$418, in twin $97-$213, in triple $59-$97

Upgrade supplement to Standard Premier on Eurostar Train: $175

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Globus Tour Dates


Guaranteed Departure  indicates Guaranteed Departure
*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 04/09/2018 $2,507.00
04/23/2018 $2,705.00
04/30/2018 $2,792.00
05/07/2018 $2,792.00
05/14/2018 $2,792.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/21/2018 $2,792.00
05/28/2018 $2,792.00
06/11/2018 $2,792.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/18/2018 $2,792.00
07/02/2018 $2,691.00
07/09/2018 $2,691.00
07/23/2018 $2,691.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/30/2018 $2,691.00
08/06/2018 $2,691.00
08/20/2018 $2,691.00
08/27/2018 $2,792.00
09/03/2018 $2,792.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/10/2018 $3,005.00
09/17/2018 $2,792.00
09/24/2018 $3,005.00
10/01/2018 $2,782.00
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