Immerse yourself in history! Travel down the paths of royalty and visit the sites where famous and infamous historical moments occurred. Tour London's stunning castles and cathedrals, join the locals at a pub and try your hand at scone-making. Then, cross the Channel to Paris, the City of Light—and relish the art, culture and cuisine of France.
- Required Travel DocumentationExpanded
If you are a U. S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter England and France and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.
You do not need a visa to travel to England or France.
In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the British Embassy and the French Embassy for information on documentation requirements.
Passport/Visa Services You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Contact CIBT for more information or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.
PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR TELEPHONE CALLS made to access CIBT specialists.
- What to PackExpanded
Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.
Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:
• T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
• Collared shirts
• Jeans or long pants
• Casual dress/skirt (optional)
• Lightweight rain jacket
• Hat/visor/sun hat
• Sturdy-soled, close-toed walking shoes
• Business casual attire (for dinner on Night 4 and Night 7)
• Camera/video camera
• Small travel umbrella
• Insect repellant
• Universal travel adapter plug
• Electrical adapters/chargers
• Cell phone charger
In the spring, temperatures in London and Paris typically range from 57°F (13.9°C) during the day to 38°F (3.3°C) in the evening.
In the summer, temperatures typically range from 75°F (23.9°C) during the day to 52°F (11.1°C) in the evening.
In autumn, temperatures range from 59°F (15°C) during the day to 43°F (6.1°C) in the evening.
In winter, temperatures range from 45°F (7.2°C) during the day to 34°F (1.1°C) in the evening.
Be prepared for rain any time of year.
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- Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded
Upon arrival at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), you may pass through Immigration and Passport Control. This is dependent on your departure city and where your flight connections were. Follow airport signage to Baggage Claim. Retrieve your luggage and exit the Baggage Claim area by passing through Customs and then into the main terminal. As soon as you arrive in the Arrivals Hall of the terminal, look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will escort you to your prearranged ground transportation to your hotel. At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be escorted to the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) for your return flight home.
Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time Arrival 1 LHR No later than 3:00 PM Departure 8 CDG Anytime
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The unit of currency in England is the British Pound (GBP) and in France is the Euro (EUR). U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops, or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards in addition to traveler's checks.
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Adventure Guide Gratuities
Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.
Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$8 - $11 USD
• For an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $64 - $88 USD.
• A family of 4 for an 8-day adventure: $256 - $352 USD per Adventure Guide.
For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $512 - $704 USD.
The Adventure Guides gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars, local currency, travelers' checks or PayPal. Please check with your Adventure Guide if they accept PayPal.
All Other Gratuities
Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.
When spending time on your own in the London and Paris, you may choose to visit sites that require transportation. If this is the case, convenient travel options include requesting taxi service through the hotel or using public transportation such as the Tube in London or the Metro in Paris.
English is the primary language in the United Kingdom. The primary language of France is French, although most people in France speak English.
The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to France:
English French Pronunciation Hello/Good Morning Bonjour bohn-zhoor Goodbye Au Revoir or-rev-wor Good evening Bonsoir Bon-swor Goodnight Bonne Nuit bon new-wee Yes Oui wee No Non non Adventure Aventure ah-ven-toor
- How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded
To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.
If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.
- Do I need vaccinations to travel to these countries?Expanded
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to the United Kingdom or France. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to these countries.
- What airport do I fly into and out of?Expanded
ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London. Your flight should arrive no later than 3:00 PM.
DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we transfer you to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime.
Please note: Hotel check-out time is 11:00 AM.
- Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded
No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For the England and France trip, transfers are included from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to The Landmark London on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the Hilton Opera Paris back to the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
- Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded
Yes, you may stay in London before or Paris after our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.
- Can I book a post-stay extension at Disneyland Paris?Expanded
Yes, you may book a post-stay extension at Disneyland Paris following your France adventure. Disneyland Paris packages are available with special inclusions only for Adventures by Disney Guests if book through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865†.
- How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded
You will travel within London and Paris on a motor coach. You will travel between London and Paris on a Eurostar train that takes you through the Chunnel below the English Channel.
- How strenuous are the activities?Expanded
While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include two or more hours of walking, often on uneven cobblestone streets. While at Versailles, the itinerary includes a gentle and brief bicycle ride. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.
- What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded
While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel on our England and France trip. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming, number of internal transports between experiences, and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking, biking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.
- What type of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded
Typically, breakfast is served each morning in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to allow you and your family time to enjoy meals by yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in locations where you have many dining options available. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.
- Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded
Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.
- Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded
Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.
- Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded
Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact your Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.
- What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded
We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.
- Is travel insurance available?Expanded
Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.
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