Join our small educational group for an in depth look at painting, sculpture and architecture from Classical Greece and Rome to the 21st Century, in two of the most historically important cities in the world. See Paris and London like never before and explore the phenomenal art collections of two of the most exciting cities in the world!
The itinerary will focus on the stupendous collections of art from around the world that the British and French have amassed over the last few centuries. Guided tours of historical and modern art collections as well as public sculpture and unparalleled architectural masterpieces with National Award Winning Art Historian Bruce Hanbury will make this trip unforgettable as he shares his impressive knowledge of art, history, architecture and culture with you. Parisian gallery tours will include the Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou), Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso, the Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame and others. Walking Tours will highlight your stay in Paris and make memorable the Marais, Latin Quarter, St-Germain-des-Prés, Les Halles, Palais Royal, Jardins des Tuileries, Champs-Élyseés and the Eiffel Tower as well as many other sights.
Your visit to London will include guided tours of the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Wallace Collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as walking tours of London including South Bank featuring Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, Royal Festive Hall, Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Other sights include Westminster Abbey, Soho, Covent Garden, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street, Trafalgar Square, the Parliament Buildings, Big Ben and more! Museums, galleries, churches and major monuments will be visited in the mornings with the late afternoons generally free for photography, shopping, long lunches in the pubs of London and outdoor cafes of Paris as well as your own personal exploration of the many other exceptional venues we will be pointing out.
Tours Leaders Bruce Hanbury and Wendy Thompson will be happy to use their extensive knowledge of London and Paris to help you find and enjoy some of the less known and more specialized collections of art and other cultural venues that you may have a particular interest in. Most evenings our small group will reconvene for dinner in a local restaurant or make plans for a concert or the theatre with other group members. Accommodations in the center of both Paris and London allow easy access to the theatre, opera, shopping, restaurants and other entertainment venues. Experience art and culture with a small group of like minded travelers and have a lot of fun doing it!