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From St. Paul’s to St. Peter’s (5900)

12 Day Tour from London to Rome

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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, the most important architectural and religious landmark in the world. In Venice, enjoy a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, one of the most famous squares in the world. 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, France’s 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.

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

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

LONDON
Visit

LONDON-PARIS
by Eurostar train

PARIS
Guided sightseeing

LUCERNE
Visit

VERONA
See Juliet’s balcony

VENICE
Canal boat ride, glassblowing workshop

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour

MONTECATINI
Visit

PISA
See the Leaning Tower

ROME
Guided sightseeing

Guides:

Host service in London

Notes:

December 15 Departure – Christmas in Rome

UNESCO World Heritage

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Historic Centre of Rome – various properties Vatican City
Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Eurostar London-Paris; canal transfer boat in Venice; Pisa mini-train ride

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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 dinner followed by a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE. Board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris with your Tour Director. Spend two nights in Paris.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

PARIS. 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. This evening, why not join an optional Parisian dinner?
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

LUCERNE AREA–VERONA, ITALY–VENICE AREA. 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 amphitheater still standing in its former glory. Overnight in the Venice area.
Breakfast Breakfast

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. 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. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

MONTECATINI–PISA–ROME. 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 evening drive through the city—a floodlit spectacular of shimmering fountains, magnificent churches, and piazzas—followed by dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

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

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

BRAM VAN DIJK

Escorting tours for more than 5 years

"Being a tour guide to me is creating the most beautiful memories, a s memories are the most precious things we can own. It's an honor for me to show the prettiest places in Europe and explain the secrets and stories behind them. It's great to meet people from all over the world and to see people making lifelong friends. Every day there is a new highlight, a new memory and above all, a lot of fun. Hope to meet you in Europe!"

Tour Director -  BRAM VAN DIJK

 Accommodations

LONDON Novotel London West (F) or Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street (F)
LUCERNE Ibis Styles Luzerne City (ST) or Royal Luzern (ST)
MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F)
PARIS Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Porte D'Orleans (ST) or Courtyard By Marriott Arcueil (ST)
ROME Park Hotel Dei Massimi (F)
VENICE Poppi (ST)



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