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Tour Code - HF
11 days - Rome to London
This is one of our most popular European tour packages and trips. It starts with two nights in
Rome, where you will enjoy a special welcome dinner with wine at a lively Roman restaurant,
and ends with two nights in London. You will also stop in major cities like Florence, Venice,
Lucerne, and Paris. All “must-see” features such as St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, and the
Colosseum in Rome; Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square in Venice, the second
floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and St. Paul’s in London are included. Special highlights are a
pizza party in Florence, a pasta dinner in Venice, and an exciting ride by private water taxi
through the Grand Canal. From Italy cross the border to subtropical Lugano in Switzerland, then
drive straight through the Alps via the St. Gotthard and William Tell country to picture-book
Lucerne, where you have a relaxing two-night stay. Admire the Lion Monument during your
walking tour and taste Swiss chocolate pralines. Enjoy a two-night-stay in Paris, and visit the
second floor of the Eiffel Tower, then, board the Eurostar train for a smooth ride to London.
This is a wonderful vacation to see the most popular cities of Europe!
Join a pizza party with wine at restaurant Finisterrae in Florence
Enjoy a pasta dinner with wine followed by a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal in
Taste Swiss chocolate pralines in Lucerne
In the rare event that the Eurostar train is unavailable, alternative services will be
For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.
ROME Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican
Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman
FLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square; pizza
party at Finisterrae restaurant.
VENICE Visit St. Mark's Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta dinner at
Rossopomodoro restaurant, private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal.
LUGANO Visit the subtropical town.
LUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; taste Swiss
PARIS Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower.
PARIS -LONDON By high-speed Eurostar train.
LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the
Guard, if held.
MEALS Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine (D), including
special dinners in Rome, Florence, and Venice.
TRANSPORTATION Motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice; high-speed Eurostar train.
HEADSETS Throughout the tour.
FREE WI-FI Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description,
including admission charges where applicable.
MyACCOUNT Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our
website for details and conditions.
Breakfast – 10, Lunch – 0, Dinner – 4
Day by Day
1. ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and
leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with pasta and wine at one of Rome's lively
Enjoy Globus' unique
including inside visits to
all highlights of religious
and ancient Rome: the
and SISTINE CHAPEL
ceiling paintings and
The Last Judgment,
PETER'S SQUARE and
BASILICA to admire
COLOSSEUM, and the
ROMAN FORUM, where
Roman legions marched
in triumph. To make the
most of your stay, join
our optional walking
tour to see the Spanish Steps, and the sites and squares of medieval Rome made famous
in the movie 'Angels & Demons.' (B)
A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, "Cradle of the
Renaissance." Follow your Local Guide for a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with
Michelangelo's celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower,
the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA
SQUARE. Time to check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold
jewelry on Piazza Santa Croce before joining a PIZZA PARTY with wine at Finisterrae
Arrive in Venice, city of romantics, and visit ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine
basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch a
skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then,
you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A PASTA DINNER with wine has been
prepared for you at Rossopomodoro restaurant, followed by an exciting ride by PRIVATE
WATER-TAXI through the Grand Canal as a proper "Arrivederci" on your last night in
5. VENICE-LUGANO, SWITZERLAND-LUCERNE.
Leave the flat Po area and enter the Swiss Alps. Stop in the subtropical town of Lugano
in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Explore Piazza Riforma or stroll along
spectacular Lake Lugano. Then, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St.
Gotthard on the way to picture-book Lucerne. Why not sign up for a folklore party with
yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking? (B)
During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen's emotional LION MONUMENT and the
ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Cross the
famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Of course, you will taste
CHOCOLATE PRALINES from Laderach Chocolatier Suisse, one of Switzerland's most
famous chocolate makers. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and to make the most of
your stay, choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car or take a
cruise on the fjord-like lake. (B,D)
7. LUCERNE-PARIS, FRANCE.
Say "Auf Wiedersehen" in Basel and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris,
drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and past
Fontainebleau Forest. An optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one
of Paris' lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the "City of Light." (B)
Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most
famous sights: the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs- Elysees, and more. For a bird's-eye
view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris' most famous landmark: the EIFFEL
TOWER. An optional excursion is available to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of
Versailles. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge
may be the best way to say, "Au revoir, Paris." (B)
9. PARIS-LONDON, ENGLAND.
Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for a smooth ride to London, arriving in the
afternoon. Meet your Local Host, who will assist you during your stay in London. Why
not take in a West End show tonight? (B)
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses
of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham
Palace, and more. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial
pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Afternoon at leisure. Optional
excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle, and later, maybe
enjoy dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)