An Exciting Experience
Students and teachers can experience an unforgettable adventure by joining one of our groups for a 12-day stay in England. They will gain an intimate knowledge of a historic and cosmopolitan city; London, while at the same time enjoying conducted trips to nearby cities and attractions such as Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath, and the Vimy Ridge War Memorial — with 2 nights in Paris.
What to expect on this amazing tour
London & Paris
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom is a modern 21st century city with a rich history that stretches all the way back to Roman times. Reminders London’s rich past are everywhere. The city’s buildings are stunning milestones in a unique and captivating biography, and many of them are instantly recognisable landmarks. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 2.9 square-km medieval boundaries. The city boasts four World Heritage Sites: The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey – site of British monarch coronations, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament and the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
Paris, the capital and largest city in France has been one of Europe’s major centers for art, fashion, gastronomy, science, music and commerce since the 17th century. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. With an illustrious artistic pedigree – Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dalí and Van Gogh are but a few of the masters who have lived and worked here over the years – Paris is one of the world’s great art repositories, harbouring treasures from antiquity onwards.
A Beautiful Setting
Highlights of what you’ll experience on your 12-day trip to England and France
Spring Break and Summer
Day 1-2: Arrival in LondonFly to London and meet your CSLI tour director at the airport. You’ll then be transported to your hotel for check-in.
Day 3: London City TourVisit to the West End with its commercial districts and beautiful plazas, the old neighbourhood of Westminster, Parliament, Westminster Abby, Big ben, London’s Eye (Europe’s largest Ferris wheel), Buckingham Palace, the change of guard and more.
Day 4: Historic LondonGuided tour of the old part of London which was founded by the Romans, now full of buildings and monuments that have had a very important roll in the evolution and history of the country. Guided tour of the Tower of London (Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress) in the afternoon.
Day 5: Windsor CastleGuided tour of Windsor Castle (largest castle in the country and the oldest inhabited in the world). Founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror.
Day 6: GreenwichBoat ride from the tower pier to Greenwich. It’s an area of great cultural and historic value, with its beautiful architecture, markets and Parks. Visit to the Docklands afterwards. Free afternoon.
Day 7: Stonehenge and BathGuided tour of Stonehenge — one of the most impressive prehistoric monuments in the world. Visit to the Ancient Roman city of Bath in the afternoon.
Day 8: Royal MuseumGuided tour of London’s Royal Museum. Dedicated to human history and culture, it’s one of the biggest museums in the world housing a permanent collection numbering some 8 million works. Visit to Shakespeare globe theatre in the evening to watch a play.
Day 9: Churchill War RoomsExplore the historic rooms to experience the secret history that lives on underground. Back-stage visit to The Royal National Theatre in the afternoon.
Day 10: ParisTransfer to Paris with a visit to the Vimy Ridge war memorial on the way. Afternoon city tour visiting The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées. Seine River cruise (Bateaux Mouche).
Day 11: Louvre MuseumGuided tour of this incredible museum with free time. Afternoon visit to Galeries Lafayette to do some last minute shopping.
Day 12: Departure from FranceTransfer to the airport — End of trip.
Canada’s Best Educational Tours
CSLI has provided educational tour programs in Canada since 1997. Our main goal has always been to improve students’ language skills and self-confidence abroad while obtaining a unique first-hand look at the culture and people of the places they are visiting. Our focus on value and affordability, along with making our trips the most complete and of highest quality compared to our competitors is what truly makes a CSLI tour the best. We make all of the necessary arrangements for our tours, alleviating headaches for teachers and trip organizers making the trip more enjoyable and giving you time to truly explore the wonders abroad.
Canadian-owned and run
CSLI Tours is a family-owned Canadian company based in BC, driven by values and a real passion for travel. We have an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction and have never compromised on the quality of the services we provide. Every tour we offer was designed to inspire your students and enrich their learning experience, while increasing their self-confidence and understanding of other cultures.
Safety & security
For more than 22 years the safety of our groups has been our top priority. All of our tour directors are first aid certified and well-trained to manage challenging situations. We always have contingency and emergency plans in place and we are always available 24/7 through our direct contact line to provide assistance to teachers, students, parents and school administrators if anything comes up before or during the trip.
As a group leader, your travel is absolutely free and includes all meals and accommodation at carefully selected hotels. Because one of our representatives will stay with you 100% of the time, the teachers get to relax during the evenings and explore the sights and sounds of the cities they visit. We’ll make all the room checks and ensure that each evening, the students are safe in their hotel suites or with their host families.
The CSLI Experience
Program price includes
Round-trip airfare from Vancouver on major carriers
All entrance fees to attractions as per itinerary
Three meals per day
All transportation by comfortable private motor coach
All the tips
All guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
10 overnight stays with host families and at hotels
Language and history lessons
24/7 services from our professional tour director
Professional tour guides at all attractions as per itinerary
A deposit of $300 per person at the time of registration is required. A cancellation, medical insurance is mandatory, and can be purchased at time of enrollment. Payments can be made by cheque, Visa, MasterCard or American Express – a surcharge will apply for credit card payments. Taxes not included.