Experience three of Europe's most amazing cities in one fantastic package
Experience three of Europe's most amazing cities in one fantastic package. Tour London's Buckingham Palace or Parliament and then enjoy afternoon tea with the locals. While in Paris, stop by a neighborhood boulangerie to buy a warm baguette before heading to Luxembourg Gardens for a delightful picnic. Continue to Rome where gorgeous squares, sidewalk cafes and ancient history make for remarkable memories. Tour the Colosseum, where gladiators once fought for glory, or visit Vatican City to marvel at the breathtaking artwork of Michelangelo and Botticelli inside the Sistine Chapel. While in The Eternal City, don't forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome!
Day 1: Arrive London
Arrive in London and collect your bags. As you exit customs you will be met by a representative that will help you with your luggage and escort you to your hotel where you will stay for three nights. Feel free to use your Oyster Card to conveniently explore the United Kingdom's capital city by taking the tube. Just be sure to make your reservation at the London Eye.
LONDON EYE FAST TRACK - At 440 feet high, the London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel. During the graceful 30-minute flight, passengers have a view spanning up to 24 miles from their fully enclosed, state-of-the art glass capsules. By pre-booking the fast track ticket you will skip the line and maximize your time in London.
OYSTER CARD - The Visitor Oyster Card is an electronic card that allows travelers to store credit for pay-as-you-go travel on London public transit. The card automatically calculates the cheapest fare possible and stops deducting credit when a daily amount is reached. Your £10 card can be topped up with additional credit at Tube stations, Oyster Ticket Stops and London Travel Information Centers. Your Oyster card has been pre-activated so you can start using it as soon as you arrive.
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel for an exciting tour of London. After a full day of sightseeing, you will be free to spend the evening dining & relaxing.
MAGIC OF LONDON TOUR - This full-day tour begins with a visit inside the Tower of London before it opens to the public. Then carry on to view the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, followed by a panoramic drive, a cruise on the River Thames and a photo stop outside Westminster Abbey. The afternoon begins with a unique visit inside St Paul's Cathedral, including unique access to the Whispering Gallery. The tour concludes at Harrods, where you will enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the delightful terrace restaurant.
On your last full day in the United Kingdom you will get a chance to explore the lush English countryside on a full-day tour to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath. Upon your return to London make sure to stop into a local pub for a pint while you can.
WINDSOR, STONEHENGE, LACOCK AND BATH TOUR - Be amongst the first people to enter Windsor Castle; see the splendor of St. George's Chapel and the sumptuous State Apartments. Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you at Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames just outside of London. After your visit to Windsor, you drive through Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta. Then proceed to Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument in the world and now a world heritage site. Lunch is included in the picturesque village of Lacock. Then proceed to Bath, a beautiful Georgian city with lovely crescents, terraces and architecture.
Day 4: Arrive Paris
After breakfast make your way to the St. Pancreas Train Station where you will board the Eurostar for Paris. You're traveling first class so sit back and take in the countryside as you enjoy your complimentary meal served right at your seat. Upon your arrival in Paris make your way to your hotel where you will spend three nights. After you check in, head over to the Hard Rock Cafe and pick up your 2-Day Paris Pass. Then you are free to relax and enjoy the City of Light.
After an early breakfast make your way to The Louvre Museum for a guided group tour. Afterwards, you are free to explore on your own. This is a great time to activate your Paris Pass and take in the beautiful sculpture at the Rodin Museum or to visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame, which is widely considered the finest example of French Gothic architecture. Use the evening to savor exquisite Parisian cuisine and wine.
GUIDED VISIT OF THE LOUVRE MUSEUM - The famous Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area of the Louvre Museum. The visit continues inside where your expert guide will escort you through several sections of the museum. This includes the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, and the most reputed masterpieces, such as the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci. At the end of the tour you have the option to stay longer on your own should you desire.
The morning is yours! After breakfast you can enjoy a stroll along the Seine, the magnificent view from atop the Eiffel Tower or the high-end shops on the Champs-Elysees. Your Paris Pass is also still active so feel free to visit other museums and monuments, such as the Orsay or Paris Fashion Museum's. This afternoon you will prepare dessert in a traditional French kitchen. Just this once, you can indulge in some French sweets before venturing out on your own for dinner.
DESSERT OR CHOCOLATE CLASS - For those with a sweet tooth, spend the afternoon learning to make two or three different dessert/chocolate specialties with your French hostess in her private home. You may get the chance to make pralines, rochers, truffes au chocolat or a mendiant. The session includes cooking, cafe, a tasting pause, and a takeaway bag filled with tasty chocolates souvenirs to bring home to family and friends
Day 7: Arrive Rome
After breakfast you will be met in the lobby by your transfer representative who will take you to the airport for your flight to Rome. Arrive in Rome and collect your bags. When you exit customs you will be met by a representative that will help you with your luggage and escort you to your hotel where you will stay for three nights. Today you are free to do what you please. Travel back in time by roaming the ancient streets of Rome. Make sure to stop into one of the fantastic local restaurants, and start your trip right by indulging in some Italian cuisine that is simply bellissimo.
After breakfast you will be met in the lobby of your hotel for your full-day city sightseeing tour. This private tour is an excellent way to explore Rome's many neighborhoods and the themes of religion, ancient history, art and architecture. Afterwards, you will be free to spend the evening dining and relaxing as you please.
PRIVATE ESSENCE OF ROME TOUR - This one-day, private walking tour is a wonderful way to experience all of the city's main attractions. You will have a chance to visit the great icons of Rome, including the ancient Colosseum and Forum as well as the historic city center. After this unforgettable view and exploration of the ancient world, you will head over to Vatican City. At the Vatican Museums, you will see and experience the museums' most famous objects of art and architecture, including the Sistine Chapel. After, you can marvel at the enormous Basilica of St. Peter, soaking in the anecdotes of popes, saints, and artists. Ending your tour in true Roman style, you will take a stroll through Rome's most beautiful squares where you will see the city's most famous monuments including the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
On your second full day in Italy you will get a chance to experience the bustling city of Naples and to step back in time to explore the fascinating ruins of Pompeii. Upon your return to Rome make sure to join the Italians for a late dinner.
NAPLES AND POMPEII TOUR - This full-day tour will whisk you along the "Sun Route," through the beautiful regions of Lazio and Campania. Once in Naples, you will enjoy a panoramic city tour before continuing towards Pompeii. After a short visit to a cameo factory, you will visit the excavations of this world-famous Roman town, giving you a glimpse of what everyday life was like in 79 A.D.
Enjoy your breakfast and take one final walk through the charming squares of Rome before meeting your transfer representative in the lobby of your hotel. You will be assisted with your luggage and escorted to the airport for your flight home. Make sure to say "Arrivederci" to Italia as you take off from Rome's Fiumicino Airport.
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Experience three of Europe's most amazing cities in one fantastic package