Top Accessible Vacations in London and Paris

By John Sage

accessible-paris-vacationExperience Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower, off-the-beaten-path attractions, and world class accessible tours on one of these top 6 vacations in Paris and London!

An accessible vacation in London or Paris is a great way to experience Europe whether you are a first time or experienced traveler. London and Paris both have so much to offer that you won’t want to visit just once! Famous museums, landmarks, and works of art abound, not to mention the unique cultures, cuisines, and histories that these two cities are both known for.

First time visitors will want to experience the world-famous tourist sights and well-known attractions, but there is much more to be seen! Returning visitors will have the opportunity to go off the beaten path and delve a little deeper into the local culture for a truly unique experience.

You can choose London or Paris or combine both cities for a vacation that touches on some of the best attractions in Europe! Sage Traveling can help you make your Paris or London accessible vacation one that you will remember forever.

 

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#1 – London in 7 days

accessible-london-vacationLondon makes a great destination for first-time disabled visitors to Europe…good accessibility, no language barrier, and numerous world-class attractions in a single city.  With a 7 day accessible London vacation, you will be able to see many of the top tourist attractions in London.  Royal attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Changing of the Guards, and the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London tell the story of Kings and Queens through the centuries.  Two of the most impressive churches in the world, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, are accessible to disabled tourists.

A visit to the British Museum is like taking a world tour of antiquity.  The museum contains some of the most important artifacts in Western Civilization, including the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles from the Athens Parthenon, the Knidos Lion, and numerous Egyptian Mummies. The Magna Carta, Da Vinci drawings, and hand-written Beatles lyrics can be found at the nearby British Library.  The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square contains one of the great art collections in the world, and the iconic Piccadilly Circus is located nearby. Twentieth century history is on full display at the underground Cabinet War Rooms (where Churchill conducted World War II) and the Imperial War Museum.

London offers numerous accessible theatre and shopping options in the fashionable West End, and we can recommend some excellent fully-accessible, centrally-located hotel options.  The history and culture of London really come alive with a licensed tour guide, and we can arrange for an accessible vehicle to pick you up at your hotel for a guided tour of the city.

A boat tour on the Thames River is a fascinating way to see Parliament, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, the London Eye, and more!  With 7 days in London, you will probably also have time to take a day-trip to see one of the fascinating nearby destinations like Stonehenge (shown in the photo above on the right), Windsor Castle, Oxford, or Cambridge!


#2 – London, Oxford, and Cambridge in 10 days

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If you add 3 days to the 7 day accessible London vacation described above, you’ll have time to get out of the big city and see charming English towns like Oxford and Cambridge.

In Oxford, you’ll walk/roll in the footsteps of Oxford University alumni like Lawrence of Arabia, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Albert Einstein, C. S. Lewis, and Oscar Wilde. When you visit the town and university in Cambridge, you will learn about alumni like Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, John Harvard, Lord Byron, Oliver Cromwell, and Stephen Hawking, as well as visit wonders of architecture like King’s College Chapel (shown in the photo on the right).

We have personally inspected accessible hotel rooms in both cities and work with top-notch local tour guides to ensure that you get to experience everything these world-famous towns have to offer!

#3 – Paris in 7 days

accessible-paris-vacationtop-10-accessible-vacationThe City of Light is the second most visited city in the world. When you come here with Sage Traveling, you can rest assured that every part of your trip will be accessible!

Most of our clients start their visit with a 3 hour Accessible Driving Tour to get an overview of neighborhoods like Montmartre and Saint Germain des Prés, as well as notable landmarks like the Panthéon, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and Pont Neuf. While in Paris, you’ll also be able to visit towering churches like Notre Dame, Saint-Chapelle, and Sacre Coeur.

And who hasn’t heard of the art museums in Paris?  The Louvre Museum (home of the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, and Venus de Milo), the Marmottan Monet Museum (home of Impression: Sunrise), the Orsay Museum (full of art by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Van Gogh), and the Orangerie Museum are just of few of the can’t-miss museums in Paris.

Paris is home to some of the most fashionable shopping boutiques that you’ll find anywhere.  You’ll be able to stay in the charming Left Bank and relax at numerous accessible sidewalk cafés. With 7 days in Paris, you’ll even have time to visit the palace and gardens at Versailles as well as Monet’s water lily garden at Giverny!

And who could pass up an opportunity to have an accessible Paris dinner cruise on the Seine River or dinner on the Eiffel Tower!  The dinner cruise in particular gets rave reviews from every client we’ve ever sent on it!

#4 – Paris & London in 10 days

accessible-paris-vacation2In a single trip, you can visit the two most popular tourist destinations in Europe!  Your vacation will be packed with visits to world-class tourist attractions as well as unique and memorable experiences like an accessible dinner cruise on Paris’ Seine River and an accessible theatre show in London’s West End.  Icons like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame (shown in the photo on the right) are just a few of the of the places you’ll visit during your trip.

We will arrange transportation between the two cities on the accessible and comfortable “chunnel” train that travels under the English Channel. We’ll also ensure that you stay at the most accessible, most affordable, and most conveniently located accessible hotel accommodation.  Our recommendations are based on John Sage’s personal inspection of 29 accessible hotels in central London and 20 accessible hotels in central Paris

#5 – Paris & London in 14 days

accessible-paris-vacation3Combining the 7 day accessible London vacation and the 7 day accessible Paris vacation described above is one of the easiest ways to make the trip of a lifetime!  We recommend starting with London so you can practice your accessible travel skills in England before heading across the channel and tackling language barriers.  This vacation will include a visit to the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles Palace (shown in the photo on the right).

#6 – Paris & Normandy in 7 days

accessible-normandy-vacationThe easiest way to see some of the French countryside is to spend a couple of nights in an accessible hotel in the beautiful and historic region of Normandy! We can recommend several accessible accommodation options in Bayeux, Caen, or near the D-Day beaches.  While in Bayeux, you’ll learn all about William the Conqueror and the impact he had on the England. A full-day driving tour will allow you to see some of the most important locations of the Allied Invasion (Utah, Omaha, Gold, and Sword Beaches) as well as the extremely touching American Military Cemetery.

 

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Learn more about the Top 50 Awesome Accessible European Vacations:

1-6: London & Paris
7-11: The Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and more)
12-14: Baltic Cruises
16-22: Italy
23-25: Mediterranean Riviera
26-27: Ancient Civilizations
28-31: Europe-wide Vacations
32-34: Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona
35-38: Mediterranean Cruises from Rome and Istanbul
39-43: Mediterranean Cruises from Venice
44-45: 3 to 4 Week Mediterranean Cruises
46-50: Luxury Mediterranean Cruises

 

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