From St. Paul's to St. Peter's


  • 12 days

  • Grand European Journeys

  • Active pace

Tour : 5900

Up to 10% off on 2020

New

From

£1,549 pp

Tour only

Based on 27th Mar 2020

From

£1,797 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on Manchester

Overview

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From London to Rome, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this affordable European tour. Along the way, visit celebrated cities as well as picturesque towns, and witness beautiful scenery.
After visiting the British capital, you’ll experience an engineering marvel, the Cross-Channel Tunnel, as you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris.

In Paris, Florence, and Rome, enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable expert who intimately knows the cities. See the must-see sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées in Paris; the renaissance historic center in Florence; and Rome’s elegant streets and St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, the most important architectural landmark in the world. In Venice, enjoy a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. In pretty Lucerne, see the Lion Monument, a stone sculpture erected to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution, and the wooden Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

Marvel at Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery on the Piazza dei Miracoli. But that’s not all…on this Europe tour you’ll also witness amazing scenery. Enjoy views of Burgundy, the French most famous wine-growing area, prosperous farms, and half-timbered villages as you travel between Paris and picture-perfect Lucerne, as well as views of the rolling hills in Tuscany, and the lungolago of Lugano, a pleasant lakeside promenade.

If you desire to see some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery and famous cities, this value-minded Europe tour is the perfect vacation!

Highlights

LONDON  Visit

PARIS Guided sightseeing

LUCERNE Visit

VERONA Visit

VENICE Canal boat ride, glassblowing workshop

FLORENCE Guided walking tour

MONTECATINI Visit

PISA See the Leaning Tower

ROME Guided sightseeing

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Day
1

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

LONDON

Day
2

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, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

Day
3

Board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris with your Tour Director. Spend two nights in Paris.
Today’s Distance: 305 mi/ 492 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PARIS.

Day
4

Paris is a world-class city with 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. Sign up for the optional excursions available to complete your Paris experience.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PARIS–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND.

Day
5

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.
Today’s Distance: 423 mi/ 680 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LUCERNE AREA

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LUCERNE AREA–VERONA, ITALY–VENICE AREA.

Day
7

More wonderful alpine scenery awaits as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard Pass. Once through its great tunnel, start your scenic descent into the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino, then cross into Italy and drive through the Lombardy plains to Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, known as “Little Rome” for its splendid arena still standing in its former glory. Overnight in the Venice area.
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VENICE AREA

Day
8

Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. Your 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. A range of optional excursions is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VENICE AREA–FLORENCE–MONTECATINI

Day
9

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.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MONTECATINI–PISA–ROME.

Day
10

This morning in Pisa, hop on a mini-train to see the famed SQUARE OF MIRACLES and to view the Leaning Tower. Then, journey south to Rome. Tonight, consider an optional excursion to discover the city by night—a floodlit spectacular of shimmering fountains, magnificent churches, and piazzas—followed by dinner.
Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME.

Day
11

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, and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME.

Day
12

Arrivederci, Roma. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,549 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Eurostar
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Headset

Tour with flights

From

£1,797 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Eurostar
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Headset
  • All airport taxes

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