Well, we've gone ahead and booked the London/Paris tour with ABD for July 2007! This will be my family's first and long-awaited trip to Europe. We can't wait! And this board has been incredibly useful - so thanks to all post here! Realizing that ABD does not help with any trip planning outside of their offered tours, we've been considering how we might 'bookend' the tour with other travel while we're there. We're thinking that we might arrive (from Canada) a few days early and take a driving tour of Southern England. Also, we will tack a few days onto the end of the tour to visit Disneyland Paris. Has anyone taken this approach on their own trips? Any tips or suggestions on how to best arrange this additional travel? I'd be especially interested in any advice for arranging a trip to DLP after the ABD tour. Thanks again!