Essential Europe

Colosseum, Italy · about Escorted or Guided Tour

This is one of our most popular Europe 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 in Venice, the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and St. Paul’s in London are included, with a Local Guide in each city. Special dining highlights are a pizza party with wine in Florence, and a pasta party in Venice. 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 receive a Swiss chocolate surprise. 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 any time, if you want to see the most popular cities of Europe.

City Highlights

ROME Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman ForumFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; [LF] pizza party with wine at a local restaurantVENICE Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; [LF] pasta party with wine at a local restaurantLUGANO Visit the subtropical townLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; [LF] Swiss chocolate surprisePARIS Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel TowerPARIS–LONDON By high-speed Eurostar trainLONDONGuided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if heldHeadsets throughout the tour

Hotels

ROME Starhotels Michelangelo (SF)FLORENCE Hilton Garden Inn (F)VENICE Ambasciatori (F) at MestreLUCERNE Astoria (F)PARIS Pullman Paris Bercy (SF) or Radisson Blu Boulogne (SF)LONDON The Grosvenor Victoria (SF) or Hilton London Metropole (SF)

Meals

Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 4 three-course dinners (D), including special dinners in Rome, Florence, and Venice

Notes

NOTE:In the rare event that the Eurostar train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.

Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; private boat ride in Venice; high-speed Eurostar train

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