Europe doesn’t get more classic than London and Paris. With countless films set in each city, architectural icons you could recognize in your sleep and the budding romance you’re sure to experience before you even set foot in either, speak volumes to why London and Paris are top-ranking travel destinations. Lucky for you, you can have your crepe and eat it too on London & Paris Escape.
1. Cross off 2 of Europe’s most iconic cities
London and Paris are two of Europe’s most talked-about cities. From iconic sites like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Louvre, this is your bucket list starter kit.
2. London nightlife
Pubs, clubs, unparalleled theater performances and top-rated restaurants, London comes alive at night. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away into the early morning hours or have a more relaxed evening, there’s something for everyone in London.
3. Cafe culture
Paris’ outdoor cafes have a long history of being the workspace of intellectuals, artists and writers. Sit where Ernest Hemingway sat and wrote, or where James Joyce and Pablo Picasso planned their next masterpiece. Order an espresso and watch the world go by like a local. It’s a totally Parisian experience.
4. Borough Market
When visiting London, you have to stop at Borough Market. A foodie paradise and the perfect place to take a stroll, the market features over 100 stalls of pastries, meats, produce and cheeses. Sample a variety of artisanal treats made with love, but prepare to need a coffee later to combat your food coma. Don’t worry, you can find rich espresso and coffees at Borough Market too.
5. Museums galore
There’s more to Paris than the Louvre. Although it’s home to Miss Mona Lisa herself, that is just scraping the surface of fine art. Head to the Decorative Arts Museum or Musée d’Orsay for captivating exhibits throughout time.
6. Parisian cuisine
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all an experience in Paris. Pick up a made-to-order crepe beneath the Eiffel Tower or sit down in a French bistro for escargot. Wash it down with a glass of wine and a colorful macaroon for dessert. Your palate will thank you.
Get there with EF College Break. Save $100 off this trip, departing June – September 2016, with code LONDONSUMMER. Ends June 30, 2016.
Our London & Paris Escape is the best way for 18-28 year olds to visit these cities.