Board your flight from the United States to London, England.
Days 2 to 4:
Arrive in London.
Three nights in London. Breakfast provided.
Days 5 to 7:
After breakfast in the hotel, check out and make your way to London’s St Pancras Station. Catch the Eurostar train to Paris. Upon arrival to Paris’ Gare du Nord Station, make your way to your hotel.
Three nights in Paris. Breakfast provided.
Days 8 to 10:
After breakfast in the hotel, check-out and make your way to your correct Paris Airport (Charles de Gaulle or Paris Orly Airport), and then catch your flight to Rome. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel.
Three nights in Rome. Breakfast provided.
Bid farewell to Italy as you board your return flight to the United States.
Hotel notes: Check-in times are generally at 2:00 or 3:00 pm. Should you arrive beforehand, the hotel’s reception staff would be happy to store your baggage for you so you can set out and begin exploring.
Transportation notes: Three of London’s airports, London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, all have regular train service connecting them to central London. To travel from the airport to your hotel, do a combination of train & tube, or book an airport transfer with us. As London is so vast, it’s worth buying an electronic Visitor Oyster Card in advance for use on the London Underground. We offer rail station transfers in both London and Paris. Otherwise you can use public transportation or take a taxi to reach St Pancras Station or to go from Paris Gare du Nord station to your hotel. To reach your correct Paris airport, book an airport transfer with us or use public transportation (the RER train and the Paris Métro.) If you intend to use the city metro, we also offer 1, 2 or 3-day metro passes for purchase in advance, which can be used for the airport trains. As Rome’s Fiumicino Airport is located quite far from the center, to reach your hotel you might like to add an airport transfer for a few dollars more. Alternatively, public transportation options are taxi, or a combination of train, subway and taxi.
Our suggestions of things to do and see in:
With such rich history, London is chocked full of fascinating sights like the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hampton Court Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. While in London take afternoon tea, try traditional British pub fare and see a show in the West End theatre district. This energetic capital also has many museums with free entry to their permanent collections - some of our favorites include the British Library, the British Museum, Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. For great views, consider adding a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames or a ride on the soaring London Eye. In addition to the most popular sightseeing, we also offer several quirky, fun tours in London that’ll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about Harry Potter, Jack the Ripper or Downton Abbey. Lastly, if you’d like a town and country experience, you can reach many famous cities and sites from London in just a few hours like Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath, Cambridge, Salisbury, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Canterbury, Dover and the Cotswolds.
Paris could be described as the European center of food, fashion and art. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the neighborhood sidewalk cafes, Paris has so much to offer. On your trip, experience a foodie day in Paris - learn how to create baguettes, croissants or other uniquely French dishes in a hands-on baking or cooking class. Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting, a chocolate walking tour, or a day trip to Champagne. If you like shopping, visit the 10-story flagship Galeries Lafayette during the weekly free fashion show, take a designer outlet shopping tour, or try our vintage Paris flea market tour. Take a relaxing “Illuminations of Paris” coach tour or Seine River cruise by night, and explore these uniquely Parisian Neighborhoods on a guided walking tour: the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, the Right Bank, and the Île de la Cité - the home of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Dedicate some time to exploring the famous Louvre Museum and the stunning Musée d'Orsay, housed in a Beaux-Arts railway station built in the late 1800’s. As Paris is known for its cabarets, attend a show at the Paradis Latin or the Moulin Rouge. It’s also easy to see a bit more of France while based in Paris. You can take a full-day excursion to Giverny to see the beautiful home and gardens of Claude Monet, the landing beaches in Normandy, the Palace of Fontainebleau, the Loire Valley Castles or the Palace, gardens and city of Versailles.
Head to the heart of Rome to enjoy la dolce vita! Eat gelato. Go shopping. Stroll through Villa Borghese Park. Check out Rome’s beautiful baroque architecture, famous squares, and sights like the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Enjoy a relaxing “Rome by Night” bus tour to see the city’s most famous monuments beautifully illuminated. Explore the sights of Ancient Rome and Vatican City – either on your own or with one of our guided sightseeing tours. See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and be sure to visit the Vatican Museums’ incredible art collection as well as St. Peter’s Basilica. From Vatican City, you’re a stone’s throw from one of our favorite foodie neighborhoods in Rome: Trastevere. Once you’ve finished sightseeing in Rome, visit Tivoli’s magnificent villas, the island of Capri or the ancient ruins of Pompeii on a guided excursion. If you’re an epicure, stay in town and take a grocery lesson and cooking class!
“Our suggestions of things to do and see” are not included in the package price and may be at an additional cost. To make the most of your trip and avoid the disappointment of “sold out” tours, contact our travel experts at (800) 227-3235 up to two weeks prior to departure to add transfers and sightseeing.