Take a tour through Europe’s past and present on this locally hosted trip to Rome, Paris, and London.
About the Tour
While Europe is full of “hidden gems” and hip, unconventional destinations, Rome, Paris, and London 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, Locally-Hosted tour, you’ll be free to explore Rome’s piazzas, Paris’ quartiers, and London’s boroughs 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.
- Paris-London transportation via Eurostar high-speed rail
- 9 nights accommodation in centrally located hotels
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Locally guided sightseeing tours of London, Paris, and Rome
- Visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
- Destination guides provided at each location
- Friendly and knowledgeable Local Host at each destination
- Intra-tour rail & airport transfers
Day 1 - Rome, ItalyBenvenuto-welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help maximize your time in the “Eternal City.”
Day 2 - RomeYour 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. Across the Tiber River, 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 full city sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day.)
Day 3 - Rome at LeisureAsk your Local Host about wonderful options today, such as the Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden) on Aventine Hill for a magnificent view of the city.
Day 4 - Rome to Paris, FranceTravel to Paris by air on selected flights.*
Day 5 - ParisMorning 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. (Note: there are occasions when your city sightseeing in Paris may be affected due to events in the city. On any of these dates, your sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full experience).
Day 6 - Paris at LeisureYour Local Host has many ideas for your day at leisure, such as a visit to King Louis XIV's Versailles, Musée d'Orsay, or where to shop for the quintessential French beret!
Day 7 - Paris to London, EnglandTravel by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class), to London.
Day 8 - LondonMorning 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. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of 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 9 - London at LeisureFull day at leisure. Your Local Hosts will have interesting suggestions. For example, visit one of the Tate Galleries. Tate Modern exhibits international and contemporary art, whereas Tate Britain is the home of British art from 1500 to the present.
Day 10 - LondonYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Dei Borgia, Rome
Located in the heart of Rome just a few steps from the iconic Colosseum, this 80-room, refined Liberty-style hotel offers a welcoming and elegant atmosphere in the popular Monti district where family-run trattorias, hip wine bars, and vintage boutiques can be found in abundance. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout, a breakfast buffet is served every morning in the bright breakfast room, for well-being and relaxation there is a Spa & Wellness area and Italian aperitifs can be enjoyed at the in-house bar. Elegant air conditioned guestrooms mix Old World style with contemporary touches.
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.
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.
Additional departures are available upon request. Speak with a rail specialist for details.
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