DAY 1 - ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Rome. Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers before hitting the town for dinner among the local society and sights.
Hotel: Ergife Palace/Pinewood
DAY 2 - ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Specialist with London Travel Agency takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and admire Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber with the mighty Colosseum, Circus Maximus and the sites of Ancient Rome. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs.
DAY 3 - ROME - SIENA - FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)
Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at Siena’s striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery in its quaint streets. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Statue of David.
Buffet Breakfast/Dinner Hotel: 500
DAY 4 - FLORENCE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Florence is a treasure trove of art and history. Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza della Signoria featuring many statues and palazzi, and don't miss the Duomo or Giotto's Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high-quality leather goods and 18-carat gold. This afternoon join an Optional Experience to see more of Tuscany and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, followed by dinner in the Tuscan Hills.
DAY 5 - FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - VENICE (REGION) (2 NIGHTS)
Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and loved for its delicious sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Brenta, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region.
Buffet Breakfast/Dinner Hotel: Best Western Villa Pace Park Bolognese
DAY 6 - VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a luscious meal.
DAY 7 - VENICE (REGION) - VERONA - LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)
Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lakes via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne.
Buffet Breakfast/Dinner Hotel: Burestadl
DAY 8 - LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour. This will includeinclude the 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroism of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate, or perhaps explore the flower-bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town.
DAY 9 - LAKE LUCERNE - PARIS (2 NIGHTS)
Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light. Tonight why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city's illuminations?
Buffet Breakfast Hotel: Burestadl
DAY 10 - PARIS ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
This morning enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe during your orientation tour. Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine. This evening you might like to experience a world-famous cabaret show.
DAY 11 - PARIS - LONDON (2 NIGHTS)
Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover, fringed by the famous White Cliffs. Later arrive in London.
Buffet Breakfast Hotel: Hilton
# WHAT'S ALWAYS INCLUDED
Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum
Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including the Kissing Towers
See the White Cliffs
Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria
Visit the medieval city and view the Piazza del Campo
View Juliet's Balcony and the impressive Roman Arena
Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
- Luxury air-conditioned coach
- Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
- Optional Experiences and free time
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
- Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
- London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply
- Airport transfers are provided on the first travel day. Rome Fiumicino 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30
Travel from Rome to London, Visit three great Italian cities - Rome, Venice and Florence, Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, Paris for a trip up the Eiffel Tower. Admire the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and the Louvre Museum, plentiful sights and unique cultures in European historic capital cities and London ...
- Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted