Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; headset in Notre Dame Cathedral and in Italy; shopping discounts in Paris; entrance ticket to Marciana Library and the Correr and Archaeological museums in Venice; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary below (except intra-vacation flights, which are additional; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers, with porterage London-Paris, to/from train stations.
Day #1 London, England. Welcome to London. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day #2 London. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Changing of the Guard (if held) at Buckingham Palace.
Day #3 London. Full day at leisure.
Day #4 London–Paris, France. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN with mid-afternoon arrival in Paris.
Day #5 Paris. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation: see the Latin Quarter, Napoléon’s Les Invalides, Opéra, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points.
Day #6 Paris. Full day at leisure.
Day #7 Paris–Venice, Italy. Travel by air to Venice on selected flights.
Day #8 Venice. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset. See ST. MARK’S SQUARE and BASILICA; visit DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS.
Day #9 Venice. Full day to explore this intriguing city.
Day #10 Venice–Florence. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class) with early-afternoon arrival in Florence.
Day #11 Florence. Morning guided sightseeing with headset: visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s David. See Cathedral Square, Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio.
Day #12 Florence. Full day at leisure.
Day #13 Florence–Rome. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class) with early-afternoon arrival in Rome.
Day #14 Rome. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation, including headset, takes you to the VATICAN MUSEUMS. See the SISTINE CHAPEL, with Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Visit monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA.
Day #15 Rome. Full day at leisure.
Day #16 Rome. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.