Perhaps no cities have influenced the world more over the last 2,000 years than London, Paris, and Rome. On this guided tour, iconic sights like Big B…
Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Eurostar train ride, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower photo stop, Colosseum, Roman Forum
On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or s…
Board your overnight flight to London today.
Welcome to England! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.
Take a guided tour of the regal landmarks of the English capital with a local expert leading the way. • Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals • View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Tower of London • Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.
Led by a Blue Badge Guide, you’ll travel to Windsor for a guided tour of the world’s largest and longest-inhabited castle. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, Windsor has been the British Royal Family’s preferred retreat for the past 900 years. Step inside the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel, where the Knights of the Garter ceremony takes place. View the exhibit of royal treasures on display within the castle. You’ll then have time to stroll through the town of Windsor and have a look at Eton College, a prestigious prep school attended by Princes William and Harry. Please note: Windsor Castle is occasionally closed when in use by the Royal Family; a visit to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court will be substituted when necessary. Additionally, St. George’s Chapel is closed to the public on Sundays.5 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.
Spend a free day in London or add excursions.
Compare and contrast two of Britain’s most famous churches, whose rich histories provide an unparalleled look into the country’s past. First, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the second-largest church building in the United Kingdom and seat of the Bishop of London. This English Baroque-style cathedral is globally renowned for its magnificent dome and glittering mosaics. Continue on to Westminster Abbey, a Gothic church located near the Houses of Parliament. Since 1066, every royal coronation, with the exception of Edward V and Edward VIII, has taken place at Westminster Abbey. The Abbey also serves as the burial ground for Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton.5 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.
Glide through London's skyline on the London Eye. As the world’s third-tallest observation wheel, the London Eye lifts its passengers 450 feet above the River Thames on a 30-minute ride in an enclosed gondola. In clear weather, you can see for 25 miles around the city center. Afterward, take a brief tour of London’s West End before venturing to a local pub for dinner.5 hours and departs in the evening with dinnerSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.
Board the famed high-speed Eurostar train, and be whisked beneath the English Channel as you journey to Gare du Nord in Paris, France. Then, sit down for an included dinner.
A guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements. • Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées in view of the Arc de Triomphe • Pass Pont Neuf and Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River • See the Eiffel Tower, the Palais Garnier opera house, and Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square • Marvel at the iconic architecture of the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides 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 and the Luxembourg Gardens & Notre-Dame Cathedral may be offered on day 6.)
The reign of Louis XIV, known as the “Sun King,” set new standards for decadence among the crowned heads of Europe. It took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn Versailles, once a small hunting lodge, into the most magnificent château in all of France and the envy of royalty worldwide. On this excursion, you will see the palace in all its glory as you tour the State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Then, stroll through the lavish gardens to admire their fine statuary, splendid fountains, and colorful flowerbeds.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 45 days before your tour departs.
Enjoy a free day to discover Paris at your leisure or add excursions. (Please note: On some departures, the Luxembourg Gardens & Notre-Dame Cathedral may be offered on day 6 and the Versailles Palace & Gardens excursion may be offered on day 7.)
Take in the nighttime allure of the City of Light on a special evening excursion. The event begins with dinner at a local restaurant. After you dine, board a boat cruise along the Seine. As you coast along the river and under Paris’ bridges, you’ll behold the illuminated monuments of the city glittering alongside the riverbanks. Please note: The dress code may vary depending on the restaurant for your dinner. Your Tour Director will advise you on what to wear, but shorts and sneakers are likely to be considered inappropriate attire.5 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
With its iconic gargoyles and Gothic architecture, Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of Paris’ most recognizable sites. Meet your guide and start your day by exploring this breathtaking cathedral. Then, stroll along the cafe-dotted cobblestone streets of the St. Germaine neighborhood as you head to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. Here you’ll discover tree-lined promenades and beautiful flowerbeds while enjoying views of Luxembourg Palace and the Medici Fountain.5 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rome, Italy. Then, take the rest of the day to explore the Eternal City.
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 the Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs excursion may take place on day 9.)
Join in on this hands-on cooking class led by an experienced Italian chef. During this evening in Rome, you’ll learn how to make traditional dishes such as ravioli, gnocchi, and fettuccine. Then, enjoy eating the foods you cooked during an included dinner with wine.4 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Skip the lines upon arrival, turn on your pre-distributed headsets, and immediately begin diving into the Vatican's incredible history with your local guide. First, visit the Vatican Museums, which are over 500 years old and hold many of the world’s most important Classical- and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, step inside the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze up at what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, pay a visit to the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists who have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.3.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 45 days before your tour departs.
Explore Rome on a guided tour, uncovering landmarks that were once at the epicenter of an empire. • Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub • Stop at the ruins of the ancient Roman Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, and the Temple of Venus and Roma • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own Enjoy a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion. (Please note: On some departures, the Rome sightseeing tour and the 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, enjoy an elegant, four-course farewell dinner. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias sung by professional tenors. Please note: The opera performance is seasonal and runs from March through November. Dinner will take place at a local restaurant from December through February.
Descend into Rome’s ancient catacombs, where early Christians buried saints and popes alongside commoners. A local guide will lead you through burial chambers before your visit to St. Paul’s Basilica, one of the four most important basilicas of Rome, originally founded by Constantine the Great. The Basilica also houses the tomb of St. Paul. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the basilica. Also, this excursion involves extensive walking and may be inadvisable for claustrophobic travelers.4 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to visit Madrid, Spain.
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