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London, Paris & Rome

11 days |  14 days with Madrid extension
11 days |  14 days with Madrid extension
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Delve deep into the history and culture of three inspiring, influential cities.

Perhaps no cities have influenced or shaped the world more over the last 2,000 years than London, Paris, and Rome. And while these European capitals all have cachet and clout, they couldn’t be more different from one another—in the best of ways. On this guided tour, get to know each of the cities in depth, from their storied pasts and enduring culinary traditions to their pop-culture trends. Along the way, soak in the grandeur of icons like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, and the Colosseum. For a taste of yet another cosmopolitan capital city with a rich history and modern offerings all its own, extend your tour and visit Madrid.

Special departures of this itinerary

Summer ’24: London, Amsterdam & Rome    
Summer ’24: London & Rome     New Year's Eve
   

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Eurostar train ride from London to Paris
  • Eiffel Tower photo stop
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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in London
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to England! Settle in at your hotel, then join your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner served with beer or wine.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meal: Breakfast

Join a local guide for a panoramic tour of London’s regal landmarks, soaking in centuries of history and culture along the way.

  • Pass stately Trafalgar Square—a popular public plaza surrounded by museums, galleries, and historic buildings—and St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Baroque-style Anglican church whose history dates back to the seventh century.
  • See Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 13th century not only as a great monastery and place of worship, but also as a site for royal coronations, weddings, and burials.
  • View icons like Big Ben and the London Eye, and marvel at the Tower of London, which has served as a royal palace and a prison and now houses the Crown Jewels.
  • Stop by Buckingham Palace—the official residence of the ruling monarch—where you might catch the Changing of the Guard.

Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.

Windsor Castle

From $175 per person

Day 4: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in London or add excursions.

Tower of London

From $149 per person

London Eye & Pub Dinner

From $195 per person

Paris3 nights
Day 5: Eurostar train ride to Paris
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Make your way to St. Pancras International, a bustling railway station and shopping, dining, and cultural hub in central London. There, board a high-speed Eurostar train, which will whisk you under the English Channel en route to Paris’ Gare du Nord station.

This evening, join your group at a local restaurant for an included dinner, served with beer or wine.

Please note: Travelers should be prepared for an early morning train departures. Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Meet up with a local guide, who will introduce you to the architecture, character, and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods (or arrondissements) and its most recognizable landmarks.

  • Drive down the sycamore-lined Avenue des Champs-Élysées—a symbol of Paris that’s lined with majestic monuments, glitzy restaurants, and glamorous storefronts—and view the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Pass Pont Neuf—the oldest stone bridge in Paris—and Notre-Dame Cathedral, built on an island in the Seine River.
  • Make a photo stop at the Eiffel Tower, then view the Palais Garnier opera house and the Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square.
  • Pass by the Louvre—with its iconic, I.M. Pei-designed glass pyramid—and marvel at the Hôtel National des Invalides, a 17th-century, gold-domed structure that’s staggering in its size and scale.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Paris or add an excursion.

Please note: On some departures, the Versailles Palace & Gardens excursion may be offered on day 7.

Versailles Palace & Gardens

From $199 per person

Day 7: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to discover Paris at your leisure or add an excursion.

Please note: On some departures, the Versailles Palace & Gardens excursion may be offered on day 7.

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise

From $175 per person

Rome3 nights
Day 8: Flight to Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport in Paris for a flight to Rome, Italy’s historic capital. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the Eternal City at your own pace.

Day 9: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome or add excursions. 

Please note: On some departures, the Iconic Sights: Vatican City excursion may take place on day 10, and the Rome sightseeing tour and Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs excursion may take place on day 9.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City

From $175 per person

Pasta-Making Class & Dinner

From $175 per person

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans—and soak up more than 2,000 years of imperial history—on a guided, immersive tour of the city.

  • Meet your local guide at the fourth-century Arch of Constantine—built to celebrate Constantine’s victory over his rival, Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius—one of three surviving ancient Roman triumphal arches in the city the Arch of Titus.
  • Make your way inside the iconic Colosseum, a nearly 2,000-year-old amphitheater that’s both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.
  • Stop at the ruins of the Roman Forum—a plaza that played host to parades, elections, and trials—and the first-century, honorific Arch of Titus.
  • Continue exploring the city aboard your coach, passing by Palatine Hill, the Circus Maximus chariot-racing stadium, and the Baths of Caracalla, which are estimated to have been built in the third century and served as an important leisure and social hub in ancient Rome.

Enjoy free time in Rome or add an excursion.

Please note: On some departures, the Rome sightseeing tour and Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs excursion may take place on day 9, and the Iconic Sights: Vatican City excursion may take place on day 10.

This evening, join your group for a farewell dinner served with beer or wine. You’ll enjoy a traditional, multi-course Italian meal, as well as live musical entertainment.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs

From $125 per person

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to Rome’s airport for your flight home, or extend your stay and visit Madrid, Spain.

Extension to Madrid
Keep the adventure going—and add another European capital to your trip while you’re at it. With its world-class museums (hello, Prado), elegant restaurants, sprawling plazas, and bustling food markets—not to mention its fascinating royal history—Madrid is one city you won’t want to miss.
Madrid3 nights
Day 11: Flight to Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

This morning, fly to bustling Madrid, a city latticed with elegant boulevards and blanketed with vast, manicured parks. Spend free time exploring the city at your leisure or add an excursion.

Madrid Home-Hosted Dinner

From $125 per person

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Get acquainted with Spain’s cosmopolitan capital with the help of a local guide.

  • View the 18th-century, Baroque-style Royal Palace (a.k.a. Palacio Real)—Spain’s largest royal residence.
  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, which was built in Egypt in the second century B.C. and donated to Spain by Egypt’s government in an effort to save it from floods following the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
  • View some of the city’s many squares, including Plaza de España and the bustling Puerta del Sol.
  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and contains works by Goya, Velásquez, and more iconic artists.

Enjoy a free evening in Madrid or add an excursion.

Traditional Spanish Evening

From $165 per person

Day 13: Free day in Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Madrid or add an excursion. 

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Toledo

From $145 per person

Flight Home
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to Madrid’s airport for your flight home.

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    Good for elders!
    6/28/24 by 1st-time traveler Rafat

    For the amount of money you spend, it’s not worth it. However it’s good for those who have no time for planning ahead of their vacation time.

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    H10 London Waterloo
    H10 London Waterloo

    This stylish hotel is located in the Waterloo neighborhood in Central London. Guests enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast, rooftop bar, and a fitness c...

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    Le Méridien Etoile
    Le Méridien Etoile

    This chic hotel is located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Guests enjoy the private garden area, Jazz Club, and fitness center. Nearby you'll fin...

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    Saint John Hotel
    Saint John Hotel

    This impressive hotel is located in the heart of Rome. Guests enjoy the bar, spacious rooms, and convenient location. Nearby you’ll find the Colosseum...

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    Hotel NH Madrid Ribera del Manzanares
    Hotel NH Madrid Ribera del Manzanares

    This modern hotel is located in Madrid’s Imperial neighborhood. Guests enjoy a terrace bar, restaurant, and outdoor swimming pool. Nearby you’ll find ...

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