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Fall in love with travel all over again on this locally-hosted European adventure.

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20212022
16 days From $4,052 per person

2022 Tour code: MG-LFRS-22

About the tour

This exciting 16-day tour across Europe includes some of the continent's most romantic cities. You'll find yourself riding on one of London's iconic double-decker buses, relaxing on a gondola ride along a Venetian canal, and tracing Michelangelo's steps in Florence. Stroll along the banks of the Seine in Paris, and see past and present collide in Rome. Stand face-to-face with famous works of art like Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's David. Throughout your journey, you'll have the insider advice of a Local Host in each city, so you won't miss a beat. With transportation, hotel accommodation, and orientation tours expertly pre-arranged, this tour takes the worry out of travel, leaving you free to make the most out of your European vacation.

All guests must provide proof of full vaccination, negative COVID-19 test, or documentation of recovery in order to travel.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London, England

Welcome to London! Your Local Hosts will help you maximize your stay in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Day 2 - 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; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. 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.

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  • Breakfast
Day 3 - London

Consider your Local Hosts' suggestions for your day at leisure. Maybe an afternoon at the 900-year-old Tower of London, still guarded by the famous Beefeaters, would be to your taste.

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  • Breakfast
Day 4 - London-Paris, France

Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) to Paris.

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  • Breakfast
Day 5 - 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; Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, the Conciergerie, famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more. (Note: There are occasions when your city sightseeing of 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).

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  • Breakfast
Day 6 - Paris

Today, you may want to immerse yourself in France's famous cuisine-like its local cheese (over 400 varieties), onion soup, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), pastries, crêpes, pain au chocolat, and much, much more! Your Local Host can help you organize your day.

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  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Paris-Venice, Italy

Travel by air to Venice on selected flights*.

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  • Breakfast
Day 8 - Venice

Morning guided sightseeing with headset; see St. Mark's Square and Basilica with its exceptional gold mosaics. Visit Doges' Palace and the evocative Bridge of Sighs. Watch skilled glassblowers fashion their delicate objects in the age-old manner and learn why glassmaking was so important in Venetian history. Entrances to Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.

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  • Breakfast
Day 9 - Venice

Your Local Host will have ideas for your day, such as the best places to shop for Murano glass items and Carnival masks.

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  • Breakfast
Day 10 - Venice- Florence

Travel by high-speed train (first-class) to Florence.

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  • Breakfast
Day 11 - Florence

Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes a visit of the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo's original David. Walk through Cathedral Square; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River. (Note: There are occasions when the Academy of Fine Arts is closed. On any of these dates, this will be replaced with the Duomo Museum).

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  • Breakfast
Day 12 - Florence

Today your Local Host will have many options for your day at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
Day 13 - Florence-Rome

Travel by high-speed train (first-class) to Rome.

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  • Breakfast
Day 14 - 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. (Please note the Vatican Museums are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays, therefore if your included sightseeing falls on those days, your alternate sightseeing will include Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and icon of Rome, Palazzo Chigi, the heart of Italian political life, an inside visit of the Pantheon, and world-renowned Piazza Navona. Your tour concludes with a visit of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.)

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  • Breakfast
Day 15 - Rome

Follow the ancient Roman advice Carpe diem (seize the day) and ask your Local Host for suggestions. You may want to ensure your return to the "Eternal City" by throwing a coin into Trevi Fountain.

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  • Breakfast
Day 16 - Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note

Additional departures are available upon request. Speak with a rail specialist for details.

*Intra-tour flights are not included in the package price and must be purchased at the time of booking. Speak with a rail specialist for details.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Glance Hotel Florence

Glance Hotel Florence

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Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

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Mercure Tour Eiffel, Paris

Mercure Tour Eiffel, Paris

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Best Western Hotel Universo, Rome

Best Western Hotel Universo, Rome

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Hotel Abbazia, Venice

Hotel Abbazia, Venice

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