From Rome to London

Description

Tour code: 5910

Days: 12

Description: Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, England

Vacation Overview

From Rome to London, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, see some of Europe’s most iconic sights and witness beautiful scenery.

In Rome, Florence, and Paris, see the must-see sights on your guided sightseeing. In Rome, take a walk around St. Peter’s Square, the famous square designed by Brunelleschi and the centrepiece of Vatican City with its Basilica. In Florence, your walking tour features the city’s renaissance center, including Piazza Signoria, home to many ornate and famous sculptures. In Paris, your city tour includes views of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower. You’ll reach the romantic city of Venice by private motorboat with views of the famous sights, such as St. Mark’s Square, one of Europe’s most renowned squares. Other iconic sights you’ll see on this Europe tour are Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; Pisa’s Leaning Tower; and Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

Throughout this European tour, take in some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the rolling hills, olive groves, and rural villages in Tuscany. Admire the alpine scenery in Switzerland, including green pastures, rustic chalets and deep blue lakes; Cortina, a well-known Italian ski resort nestled amid the majestic Dolomites, the mountains that turn pink at sunset. In France, drive past some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards located on gently rolling hills.

From Paris, you’ll ride the Eurostar train to London, with the opportunity to get to know the British capital, a cosmopolitan city that never ceases to surprise.

From Rome to London, this is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see some of Europe’s most iconic sights!

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Check into your hotel. Maybe use your CosmosGO app to explore this lively ancient capital. In the afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 ROME

The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment.

Breakfast

Day 3 ROME–PISA–FLORENCE

Vistas of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through Tuscany. Take a break in Pisa enjoy a ride on a mini train to see the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower. Then, on to Florence.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 4 FLORENCE–VENICE AREA

Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence was for centuries a leading power. On the included walking tour with an expert Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this amazing city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Watch how leather is embossed with gold, and enjoy free time to shop. In the afternoon, drive north across the Po River and spend two nights in the Venice area.

Breakfast

Day 5 VENICE AREA

Venice is known worldwide for its carnival, its film festival, and its incredible location on the water. Today, reach Venice by private MOTORBOAT to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and St. Mark’s Square before visiting a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 6 VENICE AREA–CORTINA–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA

Leave the plains of the Veneto region behind and drive northward to spot the spectacular peaks of the DOLOMITES. Stop awhile in Cortina to enjoy the grand scenery. Later, cross over the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass into Austria to reach Innsbruck in time to see the famous golden roof, emblem of the city.

Breakfast

Day 7 INNSBRUCK AREA–LIECHTENSTEIN–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

Drive through the valleys and villages of the mountainous Tyrol to the Arlberg Tunnel, descending into Switzerland. Stop briefly in Vaduz, Liechtenstein’s capital. Absorb the majestic alpine scenery and glimpses of Lake Walen on the way to Lucerne.

Breakfast

Day 8 LUCERNE

One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your orientation includes the LION MONUMENT, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. Also see the famous wooden CHAPEL BRIDGE. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; or time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.

Breakfast Dinner

Day 9 LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE

Enjoy vistas of green pastures and rustic chalets, then cross into France and drive past some of its most famous Burgundy vineyards to Paris. Get a taste of Parisian joie de vivre at an optional cabaret show.

Breakfast

Day 10 PARIS

Paris is a world-class city with more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the included city tour with a Local Guide. Later, feel like a French aristocrat on an optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, consider joining an optional farewell dinner in a typical French restaurant.

Breakfast

Day 11 PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND

Relax on your EUROSTAR journey to London.

Breakfast

Day 12 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

ROME

Guided sightseeing

PISA

See the Leaning Tower

FLORENCE

Guided walking tour

VENICE

Canal boat ride, glassblowing workshop

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

Visit

INNSBRUCK

Visit

VADUZ

Visit

LUCERNE

Visit

PARIS

Guided sightseeing

PARIS-LONDON

by Eurostar train

Headsets throughout the tour.

Guides:

Host Service in London

December 21 Departure – Christmas Eve in Venice and New Year’s in London

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

Hotels

Rome

Park Hotel Dei Massimi

Hotel offers a warm ambience and modern comforts; overlooking the city, situated a short distance from the Vatican.

Florence

Hotel Nil

NILHOTEL is the ideal place for travelers who want quiet and comfort yet remaining in the city.

Venice

Poppi

Situated on the Riviera del Brenta and founded in 1965,the hotel is still family run. hotel Poppi offers 100 rooms and a renowned restaurant.

Innsbruck

Hotel Ramada Innsbruck Tivoli

Newly built in 2011, this hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Innsbruck with 12 floors and 159 modern rooms.

Lucerne

Royal Luzern

The Hotel Royal (B&B) has 46 rooms, enjoys an elevated, quiet position, directly overlooking the famous bay of Lucerne and takes in the magnificent view of mount Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Rigi, extending across to the snow-clad peaks. The amenities which the modern tourist centre of Lucerne can offer are accessible within a matter of minutes. this family hotel is run by the 2nd generation in the best tradition of swiss hotelery.

BW Rothaus

Best Western Hotel Rothaus is centrally situated at a quiet side street at the rim of the old part of Lucerne. We are located for every nice sightseeing from old town with only 5 min. walk. Mount Pilatus only 15 min. Laketrips 5 min. Bus and trainstation also 5 min. walk. We have a nice non smoking dinning room, smoking restaurant and in summer a nice outside restaurant, Lobby, Internet PC. Our Hotel is a older but traditionel Hotel.

Paris

Kyriad Paris Bercy Village

Superior Tourist-Class

In the east of Paris, the hotel Kyriad Bercy boasts an ideal location for exploring The City of Lights.

London

Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street

This elegant hotel boasts an ideal location near the renowned shops on High Street Kensington. The hotel includes 550 rooms equipped with ensuite shower or bath, satellite TV, coffee maker, and state-of-the-art in-room entertainment system. It also provides 24-hour in room dining and one-day laundry and dry cleaning service. The hotels Blue Smoke restaurant is an American-style steakhouse, and the Lions Sports Bar shows all the action and excitement of live sporting events from around the world.

Novotel London West

Concrete and brick commercial hotel in modern nine-story complex located at Hammersmith, 1/4 mile from train station.

Pricing

Tour
Start Date
Return
Date
Land/Cruise
Price Only
4/5/2019 4/16/2019 $2,249
4/19/2019 4/30/2019 $2,249
5/3/2019 5/14/2019 $2,299
5/17/2019 5/28/2019 $2,299
5/31/2019 6/11/2019 $2,299
6/14/2019 6/25/2019 $2,299
6/28/2019 7/9/2019 $2,299
7/12/2019 7/23/2019 $2,209
7/26/2019 8/6/2019 $2,209
8/9/2019 8/20/2019 $2,209
8/23/2019 9/3/2019 $2,209
8/30/2019 9/10/2019 $2,209
9/6/2019 9/17/2019 $2,299
9/13/2019 9/24/2019 $2,299
9/20/2019 10/1/2019 $2,299
9/27/2019 10/8/2019 $2,299
10/4/2019 10/15/2019 $2,269
10/11/2019 10/22/2019 $2,269
10/18/2019 10/29/2019 $2,159
12/21/2019 1/1/2020 $2,099

 

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