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
- Friendly and knowledgeable Local Host at each destination
- Locally guided sightseeing tours of London, Paris, and Rome
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Destination guides provided at each location
- A Seine River cruise in Paris
- London-Paris transportation via Eurostar high-speed rail
- Paris-Rome transportation by air on selected flights
- 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
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-Paris, France
Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard Class) to Paris.
Day 6 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing takes you to Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire it's amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with it's beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world's most visited museum, The Louvre, with it's modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays).
Day 7 - Paris
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-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. (On Wednesdays & Sundays, included guided sightseeing will take place on Day 9.)
Day 10 - Rome
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.
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
This elegant 405-room hotel is located close the River Seine and Eiffel Tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A light and airy restaurant serves up a range of international cuisine which during the summer months can be enjoyed in the tranquil terrace and gardens. There is also a lounge bar for snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room.
NH Collection Giustiniano, Rome
Named after one of Rome's great Emperors, this modern 161 room hotel has a relaxed atmosphere in a great central location. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and guestrooms. Amenities include a fitness room, a contemporary styled restaurant serving regional & international dishes and a lounge bar serving refreshments and light snacks.
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|26th July 2018||$2,624||Please call for availability.|
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