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This vacation is bookended by two of the most fabulous cities in the world—exciting London and evocative Paris. Between these two ancient urban gems are the Channel Islands, a grouping as diverse as they are enchanting. From London we experience the wonders of Winchester and Dorset before ferrying to Guernsey and to Jersey. Landing in Saint-Malo and then onward to Chartres and Paris, this journey is a once-in-a-lifetime love affair with travel.

Your local guide is with you every step of the way, introducing you to the indescribable joys of the Channel Islands. We travel in mini coaches with comfortable seats, air conditioning, and large windows that frame stunning views. With far more flexibility than a standard-size coach, we take the scenic routes and back roads through the countryside and small villages. Prepare to be awestruck by the London to Channel Islands to Paris vacation of your dreams.

Please bear in mind that ferry timetables can change at short notice, so there may be slight changes to the itinerary.

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Included Unique Activities

  • Visit to Corfe Castle, established by William the Conqueror.
  • Tour of Winchester's Gothic Cathedral and city center.
  • Ferry to Guernsey, with possible tour of the grand Sausmarez Manor.
  • Visit the highly decorative Little Chapel.
  • Spend a day on beautiful Sark, the iconic 'Dark Sky Island'
  • Explore the only part of the British Isles to be occupied during WWII.
  • Discover Western Europe's best-preserved Neolithic sites, La Hougue Bie, plus geology and archaeology museum.
  • Visit Mont Orgueil Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress.
  • Sail into the dramatic port town of St-Malo.
  • Expert orientation tour of Saint-Malo's labyrinthine streets.
  • Journey to Dinan, nestled upon a hilltop overlooking the Rance Valley.
  • Travel the coast of Normandy to magical Mont Saint-Michel with a medieval monastery.
  • Visit Château de Fougères, the largest medieval castle in Europe.
  • Trip to Cathedral of Chartres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Accommodation

1 Night

Luxury Westminster Hotel

1 Night

Gracious Elizabethan Hotel

3 Nights

Elegant Seaside Inn

2 Nights

Spacious Oceanside Hotel

3 Nights

4-Star French Charm

1 Night

Sumptuous Country Manor

Transportation

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide
  • Ferry Crossings

Dining Options Included

  • Full Breakfast Each Morning
  • 5 Evening Meals

Points of Interest

  • London's First Museum, the British Museum in Bloomsbury, Founded in 1753.
  • The Great Hall of the 13th Century Winchester Castle for King Arthur's Round Table.
  • Dorset's Bournemouth Beach for Golden Sands and Seafront.
  • Visit Victor Hugo's Guernsey Home During his Exile from France, the Hauteville House.
  • Guernsey's "The Little Chapel" Entirely Decorated with Seashells, Pebbles, and Broken China.
  • Stargazing at the Dark Skies Island, Sark.
  • Jersey National Park for 30 Miles of Unique Coastline and Countryside.
  • La Corbiere Lighthouse, Brilliant White, on Jersey's Southwestern Corner.
  • Old Saint-Malo's East Side of the Walled City for Battalions of Cafes and Restaurants.
  • Porte du Jerzual for Dinan's Ancient Harbor City.
  • The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.
  • Local Impressionist Paintings at Musee Emmanuel de la Villeon in Fougeres.
  • Rare Baroque-Style Church Eglise Saint Pierre de Maintenon.
  • Discover the Medieval Wonders of Chartre Cathedral.
  • Tour the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Available Dates

06 - 17 May 2023

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20 - 31 May 2023

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03 - 14 June 2023

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17 - 28 June 2023

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01 - 12 July 2023

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15 - 26 July 2023

ON SALE! From $5,197 $5,047 per person

05 - 16 August 2023

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02 - 13 September 2023

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16 - 27 September 2023

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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 11 Nights Superior Accommodations

TRANSPORTATION

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide
  • Ferry Crossings

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • Delectable Full Breakfast Each Morning
  • 5 Evening Meals

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Visit to Corfe Castle, established by William the Conqueror.
  • Tour of Winchester's Gothic Cathedral and city center.
  • Ferry to Guernsey, with possible tour of the grand Sausmarez Manor.
  • Visit the highly decorative Little Chapel.
  • Spend a day on beautiful Sark, the iconic 'Dark Sky Island'
  • Explore the only part of the British Isles to be occupied during WWII.
  • Discover Western Europe's best-preserved Neolithic sites, La Hogue Bie, plus geology and archaeology museum.
  • Visit Mont Orgueil Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress.
  • Sail into the dramatic port town of St-Malo.
  • Expert orientation tour of Saint-Malo's labyrinthine streets.
  • Journey to Dinan, nestled upon a hilltop overlooking the Rance Valley.
  • Travel the coast of Normandy to magical Mont Saint-Michel with medieval monastery.
  • Visit Château de Fougères, the largest medieval castle in Europe.
  • Trip to the Cathedral of Chartres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • London's First Museum, the British Museum in Bloomsbury, Founded in 1753.
  • The Great Hall of the 13the Century Winchester Castle for King Arthur's Round Table.
  • Dorset's Bournemouth Beach for Golden Sands and Seafront.
  • Visit Victor Hugo's Guernsey Home During his Exile from France, the Hauteville House.
  • Guernsey's "The Little Chapel" Entirely Decorated with Seashells, Pebbles, and Broken China.
  • Stargazing at the Dark Skies Island, Sark.
  • Jersey National Park for 30 Miles of Unique Coastline and Countryside.
  • La Corbiere Lighthouse, Brilliant White, on Jersey's Southwestern Corner.
  • Old Saint-Malo's East Side of the Walled City for Battalions of Cafes and Restaurants.
  • Porte du Jerzual for Dinan's Ancient Harbor City.
  • The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.
  • Local Impressionist Paintings at Musee Emmanuel de la Villeon in Fougeres.
  • Rare Baroque-Style Church Eglise Saint Pierre de Maintenon.
  • Discover the Medieval Wonders of Chartres Cathedral.
  • Tour the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

"Girl's Dream Trip Of a Lifetime"

Elizabeth

California

We three Girls wanted a Dream trip of a Lifetime. We stayed for 12 Days and had our own Driver/Tour guide, who will forever be "Family" to us now. We stayed in three Castle Hotels and three other beautiful hotels. All accommodations were so different and unique in their own way. We ate our way through the Beautiful Irish countryside in mostly Pubs, suggested by our driver, Seamus. We were Never disappointed! We had the most wonderful stay we could have imagined, from larger cities to quaint towns we were treated so kindly and had a Blast! We shopped til we dropped, saw more than we could have ever guessed possible, and will have this vacation to remember and Cherish for the rest of our lives.  Thank you, Joleen, Thank you Authentic Vacations!

"Wales Vacation"

Carl

Massachusetts

We couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Our small group had a small luxury coach, and excellent accommodations, and Ian was an outstanding guide in every way! Graham was a wonderful driver who navigated the narrow country roads with great skill! Authentic Vacations gets our 5-star rating! Brian & Esther, MA.  Thank you, Jennifer, my agency will be using Authentic Vacations, again!

"Dream Trip to Emerald Isle"

Judy

CA

Michaela and Authentic Vacations, sharing a very positive review from my clients.   Thanks for always making me look so good. - Judy your travel advisor partner.


Hi Judy,


I think I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU for the most wonderful Ireland trip we could have ever imagined! Each hotel and activity that Authentic Vacations selected for our stay was perfect and beyond our expectations. Our accommodations were well located, extremely comfortable, and even had great food in their restaurants! The breakfasts included were much larger than we remember typical Continental European breakfasts being. The Hawk Walk was a highlight of ours!  Our only added wish is that we would have had a full 2 weeks to fully enjoy what Ireland had to offer, and we were blown away by how nice and helpful ALL the Irish people we met were. Thank you again!!

"Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Janet

Illinois

Because of the pandemic, we waited 2 1/2 years to finally begin our dream vacation. During that time Michaela reassured me over and over again and kept me up to date on all the Covid regulations. Our trip turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip thanks to Michaela's attention to detail. I can't compliment her enough. I highly recommend this agency...Thank you so much!

"Renewal of Vows in Scotland"

Monique

Alberta Canada

Our trip was amazing. It was more than I hoped for!!!! We booked our Scotland trip pre-pandemic and were so excited to finally go in September 2022. Lonna made sure everything was perfect! From booking the cutest bed and breakfasts in Stonehaven, Skye, Fort William, and Inverness, to a castle stay in Airth. The experiences included in the trip were amazing.

She answered my numerous questions with patience, suggestions, and guidance. Thank you Lonna!!! I would absolutely book through Authentic Vacations again!

"Scotland Family Vacation"

Jill

California

Wow does not even begin to describe our trip to Scotland! Josi was the best planner and walked us through every little bit. When the queen died and it looks like we might miss one of our tours, she was on top of it and was able to reschedule it. Her extra suggestions were what made our trip over the top! With her expertise, we were able to see everything we asked for and then some. I will certainly use her and Authentic Vacations again. We are already thinking of where our next trip will be!

"Cousins Getaway to Ireland & Scotland"

Toni

Oregon

What a wonderful trip! We started planning our trip in 2019 for June 2020, but something happened to shut down the world!😅. Our original travel planner left the company, but Adina stepped in and took over and did a fantastic job. We experienced everything from quaint B &B’s to 5-star Castle hotels, the country, the city, and everything in between. It was well planned and our 15 days in Ireland and Scotland went without a hitch! Thank you, Adina, and Authentic Vacations. We will definitely use your company again when we go back!

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