Visit some of Europe's most renowned cities on this classic European rail vacation.
About the Tour
Visit some of Europe's most renowned cities on this classic European rail vacation. Your adventure begins in jolly old London, where your sightseeing possibilities are endless during your 3-night city stay. Continue your intercontinental travels with a rail journey under the English Channel aboard the high-speed Eurostar to the City of Light. Spend the next couple days visiting Paris' most impressive landmarks, museums and attractions before embarking on the train journey to Rome, where you will be awed by classic art and history, lovely piazzas and delectable cuisine.
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- London Oyster Card
- One-way first-class rail ticket aboard the high-speed Eurostar (London-Paris), including seat reservations
- High-speed rail travel between Paris and Rome
- City sightseeing in Paris and Rome
- 3-day Paris Visite Pass (Zones 1-3)
- Private railway transfers with meet and greet in Paris and Rome
- Breakfast daily
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Westminster Abbey
- Big Ben
- Tower of London
- Arc de Triomphe
- Eiffel Tower
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Roman Forum
- The Colosseum
- Spanish Steps
Day 1 - Depart USA for LondonEmbark on your international flight to London from your U.S. gateway. (International flight not included in tour price.)
Day 2 - Welcome to LondonArrive in London and use your Oyster Card to transfer via The Tube from the airport to your hotel. It comes loaded with 20GBP and is valid for use on the London Underground, bus, tram, DLR, Overground and some National Rail service. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Catch up on sleep, grab a meal or begin to explore the city that plays host to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Overnight London.
Day 3 - London SightseeingUsing your Oyster Card, travel throughout the city, visiting its most famous attractions and historic landmarks like Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Kensington Palace. Tonight you may wish to see a performance at a West End theatre or dine in a trendy new restaurant. Overnight London. (B)
Day 4 - London At LeisureToday brings another full day to see the city's sights. Visit a museum or the London Zoo, see Buckingham Palace, or take an optional excursion outside of London to nearby Bath or Stonehenge. Tonight you may elect to see the twinkling lights of the city from the London Eye. Overnight London. (B)
Day 5 - Eurostar to ParisThis morning travel on your own to the St. Pancras International rail station for your morning high-speed train trip aboard the Eurostar. Settle into your comfortable first-class seats for the relaxing trip to Paris. In a little more than 2 hours, arrive at Paris Gare du Nord and meet your private transfer for transport to your centrally-located hotel. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Start exploring the City of Light with your Paris Visite Pass, valid for unlimited travel on the Metro subway and buses. 95% of the city's most popular sights are within the zones covered by this travel pass! Overnight Paris. (B)
Day 6 - Paris SightseeingToday's sightseeing tour takes you to some of the city's most impressive sights including the Arc de Triomphe, the Trocadero, the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Place Vendome, the Louvre, and Notre Dame. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to revisit some of these sights on your own or set off to see new sights, like a visit to the Latin Quarter area of the city, a stroll along the Seine, or a visit to the Musee d'Orsay. Overnight Paris. (B)
Day 7 - Explore ParisThe entire day is free to explore Paris as you wish. Shop in chic boutiques or visit impressive museums and historic landmarks. You may elect to take an optional excursion to spectacular Versailles Palace. This evening consider dining at one of the city's many gourmet restaurants or visit a cabaret for evening entertainment. Overnight Paris. (B)
Day 8 - Train to RomeAfter breakfast, make your way to the rail station for your TGV journey to Torino. Upon arrival, transfer to one of Italy's regional trains for your continued journey to Rome. Take this travel day to sit back and relax as you're whisked through beautiful scenery in France and Italy. Upon arrival in Rome's Termini station, meet your private transfer for the short trip to your centrally-located hotel. Overnight Rome. (B)
Day 9 - Rome SightseeingToday's sightseeing excursion showcases the imperial side of this great Italian city. Highlights include Piazza Venezia and its impressive monument to King Victor Emanuel II and the unknown soldier; Michelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidiglio offering views of the Roman Forum; and, visits to Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains and more. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight Rome. (B)
Day 10 - Rome At LeisureSpend the day visiting Rome's historic sights on your own or on an optional tour. Be sure to make time to sip espresso or indulge in gelato as you people-watch in this beautiful city. Overnight Rome. (B)
Day 11 - Arrivaderci, RomeYour intercontinental vacation comes to end after breakfast today. (B)
Passport & Visa Requirements
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