2020 Covid-19 Road Trip Day 3 Wyoming USA August 25 – September 5, 2020 Lincoln, Nebraska to Saratoga, Wyoming Day 3: Arrival
Starting out in the exhilarating and dynamic city of London for three royal nights. Discover the highlights of England’s historic capital with your private driver and Blue Badge guide who will bring to life centuries of history and culture.
Take a ride in your own private capsule on the London Eye with a luxurious Champagne Experience and unforgettable views. Then head to London’s highest viewing platform at the top of the Shard and enjoy an innovative contemporary British dinner. No trip to London would be complete without shopping at Harrod’s and Afternoon Tea.
Next, pick up your car and head to the beautiful and most scenic English countryside. The first stop is one of England’s most charming cities and the oldest University in the English-speaking world, Oxford.
After two glorious nights make your way to Bath, England’s Georgian gem via Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and the residence of the Dukes of Marlborough in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK and considered by many to be ‘the real Downton Abbey’.
Next up is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon, a medieval market town. Explore the wonders of Henley Street. Have lunch, take a short walking tour to visit Shakespeare’s house, graveyard and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Drive to Bath, at the southern tip of the Cotswolds. A historic Roman and Georgian spa city, famous for its hot springs, Roman period baths, Medieval heritage, and stately Georgian architecture. Soak up the atmosphere and spend the next two nights at a five-star haven of elegance and tranquility, the Royal Crescent.
A drive back to London and a ride on the Eurostar and in 2 ½ hours you’ll arrive in Paris. Romance the night away with a VIP experience on the Seine. The city of Paris comes to life at night and you’ll understand why this city is often referred to as the City of Lights.
Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Sacré Coeur Basilica, the Champs Elysées, Luxembourg Gardens before heading to the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles.
Paris goes hand in hand with shopping, wine and chocolate, trendy neighborhoods, dinner in the Eiffel Tower at Le Jules Verne and Champagne atop. Your private table awaits at Moulin Rouge.
A short flight over to Nice and in no time, you will be jet-setting with the rich and famous on the French Riviera. Three nights at the iconic palace known the world over, Hotel de Paris in Place du Casino.
With your private guide, you will visit Cannes, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo with a surprise Anniversary luncheon. There is no better way to end this celebration while enjoying a taste of the good life.
You’ve arrived in London, home to royals, aristocracy and government, a leading international center for business and trade and one of the most diverse and exhilarating cities in the world.
Westminster, the government area near Buckingham Palace is a big tourist attraction as is Trafalgar Square’s monument. This is where the changing of the guards at Horse Guards Parade takes place daily. It’s here where you will find Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the Royal Parks. Politicians mingle in Whitehall’s pubs and Big Ben bell rings out from its iconic clock tower.
Head to the trendy West End for an array of galleries, museums, world-famous shopping areas and a great line-up of West End theatre shows. Many compare it to Broadway in New York.
You will also find Covent Garden, a major draw for visitors and Londoners who enjoy its many attractions. Be sure to visit Piccadilly Circus an icon of modern London, famous for its neon signs, different displays and the Eros fountain located in the middle of this road junction. There you will find a variety of cinemas, theatres, shops and restaurants, including famous traditional English pubs.
East of the city, the storied East End, defined by that area of London, lying to the east of the Roman and medieval walled City of London and to the north of the River Thames. Here you will find a melting pot of cultures and creative types who call this their home.
The colors of the timeless Italian design the bold black, pale golds, rich browns and mirrored walls are used to create depth in these elegant schemes. All offer spacious wardrobes, reviving Illy espresso machines, sumptuous marble bathrooms, Moroccan copper sinks and DELLALUNA bath toiletries. Butler service offers the ultimate in indulgent Italian hospitality-YOUR ITALIAN HOME IN KENSINGTON
The warmth of Italian hospitality, the unmistakable pleasure of an aromatic espresso, and the gratifying experience of smooth, tailor-made service at the Baglioni Hotel London, your Italian home away from home in Kensington. It is one of the finest 5-star luxury hotels in London. Located in one of the most exclusive, elegant and celebrated parts of the city with breathtaking views of Hyde Park.
This classic city highlights tour will focus on the main highlights that London has to offer. You will visit the best of what London has to offer including Westminster Abbey, the Changing of the Guard (at either Buckingham Palace or Horseguards Parade), The Tower of London (home to the Crown Jewels and the Beefeaters), and Churchill War Rooms, and Kensington Palace, home to William and Catherine
On the way enjoy Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament in London proper. Take a ride on the London Eye. Head to the trendy West End to see Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and the world-famous Harrods for some English shopping.
Private walking tour with Britain’s first Beer Sommelier of the Year. Visit 4 historical and authentic pubs filled with history, character, good beer and cider. Cheerio!
VIP Private capsule for 2. Enjoy Champagne as you fly high over the city of London.
Head to the East End with your private guide to explore some of the most vibrant and rejuvenated parts of London. Known historically as the poorer part of the city, this is where immigrants first settled; from the French Protestant Huguenots to the Ashkenazi Jews to the current Sylhet Bangladeshis.
Today the area has been totally transformed filled with an array of independent coffee shops, trendy boutique hotels and uber-trendy boutiques, art galleries, a vibrant street art scene and bustling street markets.
One of England’s most charming cities and where you will find the esteemed and the oldest University in the English-speaking world, Oxford.
The historic building located on cobblestoned paths with picturesque parks reflects the rich traditions and heritage. With a collection of galleries and theatres offering everything from al fresco Shakespeare, to comedy, children’s productions and musicals a visit to Oxford is a must.
Deluxe Room located in the Main House or Garden Courtyard building, these romantic rooms feature courtyard views with Daily English breakfast, Chocolates, 12 red roses and one bottle of 2012 Vintage Veuve Clicquot champagne on arrival. Daily dinner for two with a choice of any of our menus.
World-class indulgence created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is one of the country’s most cherished manor house hotels.
Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, the setting is picture-perfect. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen—and the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School—with ultra-fresh, organic produce. The restaurant remains at the cutting edge of culinary excellence.
Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside.
Discover one of England’s most elegant cities. With beautiful Georgian architecture, sweeping crescents and honey-colored church spires its famous hot springs have been attracting people since the Roman times.
At the heart of the city is Bath Abbey, with its magnificent fan vaulting and stained-glass windows. Next door, you’ll find the world-famous Roman Baths, where the city’s thermal springs still rise, and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Wander along the streets lined with grand townhomes – there is an elegance that can only be found in Bath.
Enter a five-star haven of elegance and tranquility in the historic center of Bath. An iconic sanctuary in the city set in an acre of glorious gardens with beautiful bedrooms and spectacular views.
The Heritage rooms are designed with antique features mixed with a contemporary styled Heritage Room
With your expert guide view all the five houses associated with William Shakespeare and his family, including his Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Nash’s House, Halls Croft, and Mary Arden’s House.
Also view the revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre, River Avon and Holy Trinity Church where the great man is buried. Not forgetting Harvard House with its links to America.
Enjoy Bath’s rich history, brought to life at the Roman Baths, enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Pump Room, and bathe in the natural thermal waters at Thermae Bath Spa. This will complete your visit to the beautiful English Countryside.
The Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & Spa is an exceptional address in the heart of a district steeped in history where the legend of Paris “Ville Lumière” has been written. Between history and modernity, romance and comfort, this 5-star hotel-spa offers a rare change of scenery, a dive into the culture, art and typically Parisian well-being.
Board a true cruising restaurant and be prepared to be wowed. You’ll cruise to explore Paris from its best avenue: The Seine. It’s the most original way to visit Paris’ most beautiful monuments. The Excellence Cuisine is prepared on board by the Chef and his team.
Meet your exclusive licensed guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel. Today you will explore the most famous monuments of Paris – Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Sacré Coeur Basilica, the Champs Elysées, Luxembourg Gardens and more. It’s a great introduction to the City of Lights.
Head to the artsiest neighborhood of Paris. Montmartre sits on a beautiful hilltop with breathtaking views of over Paris. It is the birthplace of Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Famous artists as Dégas, Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso all came to Montmartre to create. With its small cobblestone streets cute quiet squares, cafes, typical shops and countryside atmosphere Montmartre has it owns a special place in Paris.
With your private guide, you will skip the line and enter the Louvre Museum, the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, home to the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and Venus de Milo, Michelangelo’s David, the most recognized piece of art in the world. The museum can be very overwhelming but with your guide, you will navigate quickly and smoothly.
Love to shop? There is no better place than in Paris with your own personal Parisian fashion expert. Your custom shopping itinerary will be designed with your budget in mind. Discover boutiques and brands you may not have heard of. It’s a shopper’s dream come true!
Do you love wine and chocolate? This private class with your expert host will teach you how wine and chocolate are made. Sample four different wines and two types of chocolate. Become a true wine and chocolate connoisseur!
Exclusive Summit Access for a magical view of Paris at night. It’s an evening to remember
Discover the grandeur of the 2,000-acre Royal Domain of Versailles on your bike tour. Explore the local farmer’s market and pick up some supplies for your picnic lunch along the lake. Then spend the day discovering the royal grounds, the inside of Marie Antoinette’s private domain, the Grand & Petit Trianon chateaux, and the Palace itself with its famous Hall of Mirrors.
Finish at your leisure, stay for dinner or head back to your hotel with memories to last a lifetime!
This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Moulin Rouge Cabaret show made famous by the cancan and exquisite paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
VIP seat on a private balcony (secluded area), Champagne and Dalloyau macaroons, free gift.
The Land of the Rich and Famous, the Jet-setters.
You’ve arrived. Welcome to the French Riviera aka “Cote d’Azur”! The southeast coast of Provence, France, and the Mediterranean coastline which stretches from the Italian border, is sprinkled with some of the world’s most popular beaches and destinations, including Monaco, Nice, Cannes, and Saint Tropez.
Where Parisians flock to summer and celebrities come to play, Saint-Tropez epitomizes the region’s glamour dating back to the 1950s, when influential French stars like Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel began vacationing there. Today Saint-Tropez still glitters with a super- yacht-filled gulf and the heart of the Riviera.
Cannes known for the film festival keeps its glitzy charm for the rest of the year with the palm-lined palm-lined Promenade de la Croisette flanked by sand, beach and luxury shops.
Edgy Nice, the largest city and capital of the region, enjoys a similarly grand seaside setting, along with glorious architecture, a charming old town and great food.
Monte Carlo is one of the quarters that make up Monaco. This is where the world-famous casino resides- “Place du Casino” and your home for the next 3 nights.
Fancy parties, glamour, convertible Maserati’s, luxury stores and boutiques, opulent super-yachts and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
An iconic palace known the world over that sits right at the heart of the action on Place du Casino, the iconic Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo offers guests an unparalleled experience, combining the magic of a legendary hotel with some exceptional things to see and do.
Spacious Deluxe Rooms combine the prestige of a luxury hotel with the warm, friendly feel of a delicate interior, light colors, simple lines, precious materials, and modern accessories, all inspired by a seaside theme
With private guide and driver, you will visit the main cities/towns that make up the French Riviera
A package can be customized to your wishes.
Day 2 of my Road Trip to Wyoming! What a great experience. We traveled from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Lincoln, Nebraska, and found the most luxurious boutique hotel and had drinks at one of the most famous Olympic figure skaters of all time!!