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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 city 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.

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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: 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.


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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    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.


    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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    Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge
    Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge

    This elegant hotel is located in the heart of the Parioli neighborhood in Rome. Guests enjoy a fitness center, sauna, and Turkish bath. Nearby, you’ll...

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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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    Passport, visa & entry requirements
    • This tour visits the United Kingdom, France, and Italy (plus Spain on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
    • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
    • Beginning in 2025, U.S. and Canadian passport holders must register for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to enter many European countries.
    • Passport holders from over 60 visa-exempt countries (including the U.S. and Canada) will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to visit 30 European countries. That means that even if you’ve previously traveled to any of these European countries without a visa, starting in 2025, you’ll need to get ETIAS authorization to visit them again. If you’re traveling to multiple countries with this requirement, you only need to complete the form once. All Go Ahead travelers are responsible for obtaining their own ETIAS travel authorization before departure. For more details, please visit our Help Center.
    • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code LPR
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    Tour pacing & mobility
    • You will walk for at least 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.
    • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
    • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains.
    • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
    • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
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    Transportation & arrival information
    • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in London and depart from Rome (or Madrid on the tour extension). When you first arrive in London, a driver from a private chauffeur service will be standing at the arrival gate with your name on a message board. If you do not see your driver, please remain in the arrival lounge, as the driver may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the shuttle at the time of your arrival. For more details, please reference the London transfer information included in your Go Kit.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
    • A train ride from London to Paris and a flight from Paris to Rome are included in the price of your tour. (The tour extension also includes a flight from Rome to Madrid.)
    • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
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    Baggage allowance
    • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one personal item per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
    • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
    • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
    • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
    • 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. The storage space on the train is extremely limited, so we recommended traveling with only one suitcase per person (and a personal item such, as a backpack or purse).
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    Clothing & packing tips
    • We recommend lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
    • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
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    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code LPR
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    • For traditional English fare at a reasonable price, try a pub meal of fish and chips or bangers and mash. Stilton cheese, steak and kidney pie, and Cumberland sausages are also worth a try.
    • Modern-day London boasts an array of diverse international restaurants. Popular options for the adventurous palate include Indian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Greek, and West African cuisines. Sip afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods for the ultimate in English tradition.
    • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, pâtés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread, and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.
    • Although lunch is generally served from noon until 2pm in France, dinner is served from 7:30pm onward. Those wishing to eat earlier can stop at a cafe, where light entrées and sandwiches are available throughout the afternoon and evening.
    • Roman food is typically freshly prepared and varies depending on the season. Must-try bites include cacio e pepe (a simple dish of pasta, cheese and pepper) and supplí (a fried rice ball similar to Sicily's arancini).
    • For more authentic meals, try local trattorias, small restaurants set away from the main piazzas. A typical Italian meal includes wines and the occasional beer, followed by a few sips of after-dinner drinks like grappa or limoncello.
    • In Spain, on the tour extension, breakfast like a local with just a pastry and coffee. Then, tuck into a three-course lunch featuring a Spanish staple like savory seafood paella or grilled meat and fried potatoes. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served late, between 9pm and midnight. Snack on small plates called tapas any time of day.
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    Electricity & air conditioning
    • England operates on 240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins.
    • France and Italy (plus Spain on the tour extension) operate on the European standard 220 volts and use Types C, E, or F plugs with two or three small, round pins.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
    • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
    • Some of the hotels on this tour will provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
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    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though charges may apply.
    • There is no internet access on the motor coach.
    • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
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    Time zones 
    • The United Kingdom is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
    • France and Italy (plus Spain on the tour extension) are one hour ahead of GMT and six hours ahead of ET.
    • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 5pm in the United Kingdom and 6pm in France and Italy (plus Spain on the tour extension).
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    • You will use the Pound sterling in the United Kingdom and the euro in France and Italy (plus Spain on the tour extension).
    • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, but you may choose to order some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
    • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
    • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
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    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
    • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $8USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
    • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.
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    Purchasing excursions on tour
    • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
    • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
    • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
    • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.
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