-11 day tour throughout Rome, Florence, London, Paris, Geneva and more
-Visit Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey
-Tour the Louvre
-Seine River Cruise
-Private tour of Geneva
-Explore the Alps via the world’s highest cable car ride up to Aiguilles du Midi
-Private guided tour of Florence
-Guided tour of Rome
-Visit to Vatican City
-Private transfers included throughout your trip
London, Paris, Geneva, Rome, Florence and more…
You’ll explore the best of Europe on this 11-day tour
Enjoy free time to explore these 4 magnificent cities at your own pace
Upon arrival in London, transfer to your hotel The Rubens at the Palace with your private driver. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, or explore London at your own pace. As one of the world’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times.
You will meet your expert local guide and begin with a panoramic drive of London to see Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Near London Bridge, visit the Globe Theater, the faithful reconstruction of the playhouse where Shakespeare wrote and worked. Then cruise on the Thames River and ride the London Eye, the ferris-wheel (the roomy capsules are enclosed) attraction affording terrific views of London town. Your afternoon is at leisure to discover this fascinating city. A theater performance highlights the evening!
You will leave London aboard the high-speed Eurostar Chunnel Train, whisking you through County Kent and under the English Channel to France. On arrival in Paris, your private driver will take you along the Champs-Elysees from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde, where Marie Antoinette met her untimely end. See Sainte Chapel and the dominating, yet graceful, Eiffel Tower. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the essence of Gothic architecture with its fanciful stonework and elegant flying buttresses. Then you will be dropped off at your hotel. Tonight’s accommodation at the Regina Hotel.
Today visit the Louvre, a former palace and now a truly great art museum. See crown jewels and Master paintings. The Mona Lisa is here, as is the incomparable Nike of Samothrace. The afternoon is free; if you enjoy art, you will appreciate the Musée D’Orsay or a stroll in Montmartre to see artists at work. This evening, enjoy the “City of Light” on a Seine River cruise.
Today, you travel across France and into Switzerland aboard a TGV high-speed train. You will arrive in Geneva in the afternoon. Your private guide shows you the city’s highlights, including a walk through the Old Town medieval lanes. Your guide drops you off at the Hotel Bristol after the tour.
Explore the Alps today! Drive along Lake Leman on the scenic mountain to Chamonix, oldest of the French winter-sports resorts (it hosted the first winter Olympics in 1924). Take the world’s highest cable car ride 12,000 feet up to the Aiguilles du Midi. Staggering views of the Alps await, including Mt. Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe at 15,700 feet and first ascended by Paccard in 1786. You’ll head back to your hotel after the tour.
Take the train south through more of Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland and the Alps to arrive in Italy. At Milan, switch train lines for a late afternoon arrival in Florence, the “birthplace of the Renaissance.” You are surrounded by the glories of the art and architecture of the Renaissance period, from the 13th to 16th centuries. On your arrival, your private driver will take you to your hotel. Accommodation at the hotel L’Orologio.
Experience the beauty and appreciate the history of Florence with your private guided tour. See Michelangelo’s masterpiece David in the Galleria dell’Accademia, explore the enormous Cathedral (the Duomo) and see Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistry with its engraved bronze doors. Walk to Ponte Vecchio, the famous bridge over the Arno River, still housing jewelry and antique shops. Then visit the Uffizi Gallery, founded in 1581, making it one of the oldest fine art museums in the world. Visit (June and July tours only) the Medici Chapel in the Church of San Lorenzo. After your tour, free time to explore the city on your own.
Today, enjoy the Tuscan countryside en route to Rome. On your arrival, you will discover the magnificent Italian capital city with your guide. Toss a coin at Trevi Fountain; see Villa Medici, Navona Square and the Spanish Steps overflowing with summer flowers. Follow Via dei Fori Imperiali by Trajan’s Forum to see the Arch of Constantine, the Pantheon, Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus, all remnants of the era when Rome ruled the western world. Visit the Colosseum, both the famous and infamous past home to the Roman games. You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour. Accommodation at Barocco Hotel.
This morning visit Vatican City, a sovereign nation within Rome’s boundaries. See the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo painted his remarkable frescoes, St. Peter’s Basilica covering nearly 5 acres, Michelangelo’s exquisite and moving sculpture, The Pieta, created when he was only 20, stands in St. Peter’s. The afternoon is free for your own Roman adventures.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by your private driver.
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London – Rubens at the Palace or similar
Situated in a prime location, The Rubens at the Palace is opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and is moments from Victoria Station and some of London’s best shops and restaurants. Attentive staff will make you feel like royalty, anticipating your every need.
Paris – Hotel Hotel Regina or similar
The prestigious Hotel Regina, after a full refurbishment and renovation in 2015, belongs to a long French tradition of luxury hotels. It has a uniquely central location, overlooking the Louvre museum and the finest part of the Tuileries Garden just moments from the Comédie Française Theatre and the Garnier Opera House. Paris aficionados will find the ideal place to stay, to go shopping and visit museums.
Geneva – Hotel Bristol or similar
The 4-star Superior Hotel Bristol is situated in the centre of Geneva facing the quiet Mont Blanc Square, only at a few steps away from the lake and the main train station.
The hotel offers spacious and soundproofed rooms with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a Nespresso coffee machine. A free bottle of water is provided on arrival in all rooms.
Florence – Hotel L’Orologio or similar
L’Orologio is a themed designer hotel on Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Florence Cathedral is less than half a mile away.
Each floor of the hotel is dedicated to an important watch manufacturer. Each room is unique, displaying photographs and paintings of a specific wristwatch model.
Rome – Barocco Hotel or similar
In an elegant building, the Barocco Hotel overlooks Piazza Barberini square and its iconic fountain, made by Rome’s baroque master, Bernini. The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto are all within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person, do not include taxes.
Tours can be customized for any number of travelers, on any date.