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European Experience Tour

Basilica Sta. Maria in Venice
Basilica Sta. Maria in Venice
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Grand Canal in Venice
Grand Canal in Venice
Gondolas
Gondolas
Eiffel Tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower in Paris
Venice
Venice
Roman Colosseum
Roman Colosseum
St. Peters Basilica and Square
St. Peters Basilica and Square
The Louvre in Paris
The Louvre in Paris
12-Day Tour From London To Rome (September 13-24, 2019)
Be in awe with the wonder of some of the countries in Europe during this 12-day journey. Your trip will start in London and will end in Rome where you can see the famous tourist destinations that are worth taking a photo of.
Overview
Classical and picturesque– Europe is a place that is held in a high esteem. From the sophisticated British landmarks in London, it only takes a quick ride to visit a world-class city like Paris, the city of love. Other famous places that are part of this trip include Lucerne, with its scenic mountain ranges and lakes, Verona, the setting of the play Romeo and Juliet, and Venice, home to beautiful architecture and the famous canals. See the spectacular sights of Montecatini and Pisa before finally journeying to Rome – home of the famous timeless and historical icons.
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Location: London, Paris, Lucerne, Lugano, Verona, Venice, Florence, Montecatini, Pisa, Rome

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2: LONDON

A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)

Day 3: LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

Board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris with your Tour Director. Spend two nights in Paris. (B)

Day 4: PARIS

Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see these sites during the included city tour with a Local Guide. This evening, why not join an optional Parisian dinner? (B)

Day 5: PARIS–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND

Fascinating, ever-changing scenery greets you today. Enjoy views of Fontainebleau Forest, the wine-growing area of Burgundy, prosperous farms, and tidy, half-timbered villages as you head through the alpine heart of Switzerland to the picture-book Lucerne area. (B, D)

Day 6: LUCERNE AREA

One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. The orientation includes the LION MONUMENT, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. Also admire the famous wooden CHAPEL BRIDGE with its splendid frescoes. A 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; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch. (B)

Day 7: LUCERNE AREA–LUGANO–VERONA, ITALY–VENICE AREA

More wonderful alpine scenery awaits as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard. Once through its great tunnel, start your scenic descent into the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino. Stop in beautiful Lugano and take a stroll along the lakeside promenade. Later, cross into Italy and drive through the Lombardy plains to Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, known as “Little Rome” for its splendid amphitheater still standing in its former glory. Overnight in the Venice area. (B)

Day 8: VENICE AREA

Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. The orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B, D)

Day 9: VENICE AREA–FLORENCE–MONTECATINI

Travel south across the Apennines into the gentle and hilly countryside of Tuscany. Enjoy a guided walk through Florence to discover its Renaissance treasures, then continue to Montecatini for an overnight. (B, D)

Day 10: MONTECATINI–PISA–ROME

This morning, stop in Pisa to see the famed SQUARE OF MIRACLES and to view the Leaning Tower. Then, journey south to Rome. Tonight, consider an optional evening drive through the city—a floodlit spectacular of shimmering fountains, magnificent churches, and piazzas—followed by dinner. (B)

Day 11: 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, the largest amphitheater ever built; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 12: ROME

Arrivederci, Roma—your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Must See

Tower of London- one of the most iconic structures in London, and one of the best examples of an 11th-century fortress palace remaining in Europe. This tower has been one of the symbols of royalty.

Windsor Castle- the royal residence at Windsor in Berkshire. It is the largest inhabited palace in the world and the longest occupied in Europe. The Guarding Mounting Ceremony takes place on a daily basis.

River Thames- is a river found in the south of England with a length of 215 miles or 346 kilometers, making it the longest river in the entire England.

Forest of Fontainebleau- located in the southeastern part of Paris, France with a total area of 280 square kilometers.This forest is known to have peculiar rock shapes and various types and kinds of flowers, plants, trees and even birds.

Chapel Bridge- the oldest wooden bridge in the world found in Switzerland. The bridge was rebuilt true to the original after the fire of 1993 and leads to the actual landmark of Lucerne, the octagonal Water Tower.

Lion Monument- is an artistic sculpture made by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn by Lukas Ahorn. This rock relief in Switzerland commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution.

Mount Titlis- a mountain that borders between Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland. With 3,238 meters above sea level, Mount Titlis is considered as the highest summit of the range north of the Susten Pass.

Verona- a city known for being the setting of Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. Verona has been awarded by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because of its terrific urban structure.

Leaning Tower of Pisa- a bell tower that is tilted. The tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on the ground that was too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight.

St. Peter’s Square- located at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Colosseum- also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre.The Colosseum is an oval structure in Rome that could hold 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. It’s partial damaged was caused by a very strong earthquake and stone robbers.

Local Eats

Scotch eggs- are hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage meat. This dish is found in London.

Fritti- is an Italian deep-fried yeast doughnut.

Suppli’- a bite-sized snack filled with mozzarella cheese surrounded by a mixture of risotto, egg and tomato sauce that’s popular in Rome.

Rate is per person based on double occupancy and subject to change without prior notice. Rate does not include airfare. Different dates are available upon request. Other terms and conditions apply.

12-Day Tour From London To Rome
Duration: 12 Days /11 Nights Package Inclusions:
  • hotel accommodation
  • daily buffet breakfast
  • three (3) dinners
  • local guides
  • individual headsets
  • professional tour director
  • optional tours
from
USD2641
per person