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Globus The Best of Southern England with Paris(GVE)

10 days from London to Paris 
This Southern England tour highlights some of the historical monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour starts in London with guided sightseeing of the city'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. Enjoy a walking tour of Hampton Court Palace's gardens, with their sparkling fountains and ornamental flower displays. Visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta.

Throughout this tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Plus, to give you authentic experiences, Globus has included special adventures, such as tea and bara brith at The Anchor pub near the ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey in the beautiful Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales.

At the end of your Southern England 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 services in Paris, 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 tour—with an extension to Paris—is a vacation of a lifetime!

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held

HAMPTON COURT
A special walking tour through the palace’s ornamental gardens

OXFORD
Visit the university city

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

Headsets throughout the tour except London

Itinerary (2017)

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. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. 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–Hampton Court–Oxford–Stratford-Upon-Avon.
 Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. First, a special visit to admire the ORNAMENTAL GARDENS of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace. Your Tour Director will take you on a walk through the breathtaking grounds. Then, drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215, and take a stroll in Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon in good time to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine 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 5Bath–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 7 London–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 the 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 based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$818-$1092

Triple room reduction per person:
$77-$176

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $264-$396, in twin $149-$221, in triple $140-$202

Upgrade supplement to Standard Premier on Eurostar Train: $185

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $230-$432, in twin $117-$218, in triple $109-$176

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 07/24/2017 $2,690.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/31/2017 $2,690.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/21/2017 $2,690.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/04/2017 $2,762.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/11/2017 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/18/2017 $2,762.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/02/2017 $2,752.00
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