London, Paris & Rome - Locally Hosted
Take a tour through Europe’s past and present on this 10-day locally hosted trip to London, Paris, and Rome.
While Europe is full of “hidden gems” and hip, unconventional destinations, London, Paris, and Rome remain the heavyweights of the continent. There’s a reason that these cities are perennial favorites. They’re filled with gorgeous, distinctive architecture and iconic landmarks like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, and the Colosseum. They’re fixtures in literature and film. They’re absolutely steeped in history. In its own way, each city inspires a deep-seated sense of romance and stirs new curiosity in its visitors. On this 10-day tour, you’ll be free to explore London, Paris, and Rome on your own terms. With transportation and hotel accommodations expertly arranged, and the services and advice of Local Hosts, your focus can stay on making the most of your classic European vacation.
Highlights and Inclusions
- London-Paris transportation via Eurostar high-speed rail
- 9 nights hotel accommodations
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Friendly and knowledgeable Local Host at each destination
- Locally guided sightseeing tours of London, Paris, and Rome
- Destination guides provided at each location
- A Seine River cruise in Paris
- Visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
Day 1 - Depart USA for London
Board your international flight for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. (Air travel not included in tour cost)
Day 2- London, England
Welcome to London! Your Local Hosts will be delighted to help you maximize your time in the world's most-visited city.
Day 3 - London
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank; and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays), Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.
Day 4 - London at Leisure
Ask your Local Hosts for recommendations for your day at leisure. You might want to stroll along the bustling South Bank area and take a flight on the London Eye for stunning views over the city.
Day 5 - London to Paris, France
Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard Class) to Paris.
Day 6 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a Seine River Cruise. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, the Conciergerie, famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.
Day 7 - Paris at Leisure
A full day to explore the romantic “City of Light” at your own pace. Your Local Host has many suggestions, such as a trip to Monet's Giverny, a dinner and cabaret show, a trip to Disneyland® Paris, or where to enjoy a café au lait in the gardens of Musée de la Vie Romantique.
Day 8 - Paris to Rome, Italy
Travel to Rome by air on selected flights.*
Day 9 - Rome
Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the Vatican museums to see its amazing treasures. In the Sistine Chapel, where the Conclave is held to elect new Popes, view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, see monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle's tomb and home to Michelangelo's masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic Colosseum, built for 50,000 spectators, and the Roman Forum, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. (Note that there are occasions when the Vatican Museum is closed. On any of these dates, your city sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full insider experience.)
Day 10 - Rome at Leisure
The ancient Roman advice Carpe diem (seize the day) is still relevant today. Your Local Host will have many ideas for you, such as an excursion to ancient Ostia by train, a visit of the Borghese Gallery and gardens, a cooking lesson, a ghost walking tour, and where to sample the city's best gelato!
Day 11 - Rome
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Rail Your Way
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Train and Hotel Accommodations
Millennium Gloucester, London
This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London’s greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey’s Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.
Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris
This contemporary 249-room property is housed in a brand new 19-storey building conveniently situated opposite the historic Gare de Lyon station in the 12th Arrondissement. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is an International restaurant, lounge bar and fitness facility.
Best Western Hotel Universo, Rome
Set in a 19th-century building with 198 modern rooms, two restaurants serving traditional Roman and international cuisine, an elegant bar and Free WI-FI internet access throughout the property. The fitness zone of the Hotel is equipped with a gym, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna and hydromassage shower.
Dates & Prices
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|20th June 2019||$2,446||Please call for availability.|
|28th June 2019||$2,256||Book Now|
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|23rd August 2019||$2,282||Book Now|
|30th August 2019||$2,685||Book Now|
|6th September 2019||$2,441||Book Now|
|13th September 2019||$2,646||Book Now|
|20th September 2019||$2,441||Book Now|
|27th September 2019||$2,522||Book Now|
|30th September 2019||$2,397||Book Now|
|1st October 2019||$2,416||Book Now|
|2nd October 2019||$2,174||Book Now|
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: Departs 20th June 2019 from $2,446 - Please call for availability 28th June 2019 ($2,256), 5th July 2019 ($2,256), 12th July 2019 ($2,256), 19th July 2019 ($2,256), 26th July 2019 ($2,248), 2nd August 2019 ($2,248), 9th August 2019 ($2,248), 16th August 2019 ($2,248), 23rd August 2019 ($2,282), 30th August 2019 ($2,685), 6th September 2019 ($2,441), 13th September 2019 ($2,646), 20th September 2019 ($2,441), 27th September 2019 ($2,522), 30th September 2019 ($2,397), 1st October 2019 ($2,416), 2nd October 2019 ($2,174)
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