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London, Paris & Rome

11 days
Perhaps no cities have influenced the world more over the last 2,000 years than London, Paris and Rome. On this sweeping tour, iconic sights like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum are just the beginning of what you’ll experience.

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Handpicked hotels

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Private transportation

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Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London 3 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in London

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to London! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London

Included meals: Breakfast

Take a guided tour of the regal landmarks of the English capital with a local expert leading the way. 

• Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill

• See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations and weddings

• View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London

• Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard

Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Windsor Castle $99*pp Details

Led by a Blue Badge Guide, you’ll travel to Windsor for a guided visit to the world’s largest and longest inhabited castle. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, Windsor has been the British Royal Family’s preferred retreat for the past 900 years. Step inside the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel (closed Sundays), where the Knights of the Garter ceremony takes place. View the exhibit of royal treasures on display within the castle. You’ll then have time to stroll through the town of Windsor and have a look at Eton College, a prestigious prep school attended by Princes William and Harry. Please note: Windsor Castle is occasionally closed when in use by the Royal Family; a visit to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court will be substituted when necessary.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 4: Free day in London

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in London or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - St. Paul's Cathedral & Westminster Abbey $119*pp Details

Compare and contrast two of Britain's most famous churches, whose rich history provide an unparalleled look into the country's past. First, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the second largest church building in the United Kingdom and seat of the Bishop of London. The English-Baroque style cathedral is globally renowned for its magnificent dome and glittering mosaics. Continue on to Westminster Abbey, a Gothic church located near the Houses of Parliament. Since 1066, every royal coronation, with the exception of Edward V and Edward VIII, has taken place at Westminster Abbey. The abbey also serves as the burial ground for Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $129)

Optional Excursion - London Eye & Pub Dinner $125*pp Details

Glide through London's skyline on the London Eye. As the world’s third-tallest observation wheel, the London Eye lifts its passengers 450 feet above the River Thames on a 30-minute ride in an enclosed gondola. In clear weather, you can see for 25 miles around the city center. Afterward, take a brief tour of London’s West End before venturing to a local pub for dinner.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Paris 3 nights Hotel info

Day 5: Train trip to Paris

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Board the famed high-speed Eurostar train, and be whisked beneath the English Channel as you journey to Gare du Nord in Paris.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Paris

Included meals: Breakfast

A guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.

• Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées in view of the Arc de Triomphe

• Pass the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River 

• See the Eiffel Tower, the Palais Garnier opera house and Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square 

• Marvel at the eclectic and iconic architecture of the Louvre

Enjoy a free afternoon in Paris or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - The Palace & Gardens of Versailles $109*pp Details

The reign of Louis XIV, known as the “Sun King,” set new standards for decadence among the crowned heads of Europe. It took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn Versailles, once a small hunting lodge, into the most magnificent château in all of France and the envy of royalty worldwide. On this excursion, you will see the palace in all its glory. Tour the State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Then stroll through the lavish gardens with their fine statuary, splendid fountains and colorful flowerbeds.

Must be booked 45 days before departure

Day 7: Free day in Paris

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full day to discover Paris on your own or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Notre-Dame & Luxembourg Gardens $49*pp Details

With its iconic gargoyles and Gothic architecture, Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of Paris’ most recognizable sites. Meet your guide and start your day by exploring this breathtaking cathedral. Then, stroll through the café-dotted cobblestone streets of the St. Germaine neighborhood as you head to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. Here you’ll discover tree-lined promenades and beautiful flowerbeds, while enjoying views of Luxembourg Palace and the Medici Fountain.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $59)

Optional Excursion - Evening in Paris: Dinner & River Cruise $115*pp Details

Take in the nighttime allure of the City of Light on a special evening excursion. The event begins with dinner at a local restaurant. After you dine, board a boat cruise along the Seine. As you coast along the river and under Paris’ bridges, you’ll behold the gloriously illuminated monuments of Paris glittering alongside the riverbanks. Please note: The dress code may vary depending your restaurant. Your Tour Director will advise you on what to wear, but shorts and sneakers are likely to be considered inappropriate attire.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

Rome 3 nights Hotel info

Day 8: Flight to Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Rome, then take the rest of the day to explore the Eternal City.

Day 9: Free day in Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Rome or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $99*pp Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you’ll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world’s most important Classical and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, you’ll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $79*pp Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun!

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Rome

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, explore the city on a guided tour, uncovering landmarks that were once at the epicenter of an empire.

• Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the Eternal City’s central hub

• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, from which the Caesars ruled their empire 

• View the Arch of Constantine and the Temple of Venus and Roma

• Enter the Colosseum and take time to explore on your own

Enjoy a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion.

Say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Optional Excursion - Ancient Rome: the Papal Basilica of St. Paul & the Catacombs $65*pp Details

Descend into Rome’s ancient catacombs, where early Christians buried saints and popes alongside commoners. A local guide will lead you through burial chambers before your visit to the Papal Basilica of St. Paul, one of the four most important basilicas of Rome, originally founded by Constantine the Great. The Basilica also houses the tomb of St. Paul. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the basilica. Also, this excursion involves extensive walking and may be inadvisable for claustrophobic travelers.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $75)

Day 11: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to visit Barcelona.

Add Barcelona $599 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

From the twisting Gothic quarter to the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí and the visionary beauty of the Eixample district, Barcelona's architectural eye candy has no equal. Its music, theater, art, gastronomy, fashion, and architecture set the pace for European chic, and its nightlife will have you dancing until dawn.

Barcelona 2 nights Hotel info

Day 11: Flight to Barcelona

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, fly to Barcelona, the colorful and vibrant capital of Catalonia. 

Spend a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Flamenco Dinner Show $109*pp Details

The clapping, the singing, the stamping—experience the dramatic art of flamenco dancing, one of Spain’s most celebrated traditions. Expressive and colorful, this Andalucian style of dance combines guitar playing (toque), song (cante) and rhythmic handclaps (palmas). Dinner will be served before the performance.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $119)

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona

Included meals: Breakfast

Discover why Barcelona is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

• Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous landmark

• Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “house of bones”

• Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and stroll Mirador de l’Alcalde Park

• Pass Plaça d’Espanya and the soaring monument to Christopher Columbus

Later, enjoy a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & Pedrera $85*pp Details

On today’s excursion, discover the magnificent works of Antoni Gaudí, the famed Spanish architect known for his bold, distinct designs. Casa Milà is the first stop. Take a guided tour of this building, popularly known as La Pedrera, built by Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Everything about the building is visually unique, from the wave-like stone structure and grandly designed roof to the apartment that reflects the style of the 20th century bourgeois. Next, you’ll head to Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park, which contains stunning buildings, intricate stonework and colorful mosaics. At the top of the park, marvel at the brilliant views of Barcelona.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 13: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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  • Barcelona, Spain
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Passport & Visa Requirements

This tour includes the following countries: England, France and Italy (and Spain on the extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you’re not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for such costs. Contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limiatations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Baggage Handling

Please note that porter service cannot be guaranteed on the Eurostar train. Please be prepared to handle your own baggage.

Clothing & Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight sports jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

There are no major health risks associated with traveling on this tour. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider for the latest updates and travel requirements.

Cuisine

For traditional British fare at a reasonable price, try a pub meal. Stilton cheese, steak and kidney pie, and Cumberland sausages are specialties. Sip afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods for the ultimate in English tradition. Modern- day London also boasts an array of ethnic restaurants, including Indian, Thai, Indonesian, Greek, and West African cuisine. Throughout Paris, you’ll find endless opportunities to sample wonderful food at every price range. For a casual snack or picnic, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, patés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread and fruit. Sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, filled with cheese, ham, fruit or chocolate. Flaky pastries and hot café au lait beckon from the cafes. At restaurants, opt for the prix fixe option, which offers a set three- or four-course menu for a good price. Most of the staples of the Italian diet have already become favorites in America, but on your tour, be sure to try those less familiar pasta sauces and the vast range of cured hams, cheeses, rustic breads and desserts. Rome has especially good gelato— authentic Italian ice cream.

Transportation

Round-trip flights arrive in London and depart from Rome (or Barcelona on the tour extension). When you first arrive in London, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. There is also an included flight from Paris to Rome, and an included ride on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris (and a flight from Rome to Barcelona on the tour extension). All other transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the three cities by public transportation. London’s tube system, consisting of 12 lines, needs no introduction. Tickets and passes can be purchased in singles or in bulk. London also has an extensive (and perhaps more fun to ride) bus system. Paris’ massive Métro is world-class, easy to navigate and efficient. Make sure to take time and look for the best deal on travel passes. Ask your tour director which one might work best. Often the daily passes are not actually the best deal. Rome has a very efficient transportation system, serving all the major attractions from the Roman ruins to Vatican City. Tickets can be purchased separately or in bulk and also cover bus and tram travel.

Electricity

The United Kingdom uses 240 volts. France, Italy and Spain operate on the European standard 220 volts.

Time Zones

The United Kingdom uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Both Paris and Rome are one hour ahead of GMT and six hours ahead of EST. When it’s noon in New York, it’s 5pm in London, and 6pm in Paris and Rome.

Currency

The British pound and euro (in France, Italy and Spain) are the currencies you will use on tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in your destination countries, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We advise that you take a combination of bank/ATM cards and credit cards, as needed. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 6/5/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NE

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

I love European travel

I had a wonderful Go Ahead tour with my husband celebrating our 25th Anniversary in big European style. The tour directors we had were great (thank you Shona (in London) and Richard (Paris and Rome) and pointed out with maps all the great things to do. I loved the sightseeing trips with knowledgeable tour guides, and the locations of the hotels in each of the cities near Tube/Metra train stops . The only bummer was that even though we were a group of only 18 people (mostly adults, 20 somethings and a few younger kids included), I (and my other new friends) fully expected much better quality food at the restaurants Go Ahead selected for our included dinners in Paris and Rome. Those restaurants were close to hotel, but the food was below average and lacked much taste. To be fair, the dinner at the first hotel in London for the meet and greet was actually very nice as well as their included breakfasts. Since, I was never there for the food, overall, we really had a great time with plenty of time for exploring each city and seeing the sights even into the late hours. Also we found our favorite Gelato store in Rome after intense scientific sampling in Europe. Check out Frigidarium when you are in Rome. You will be amazed

 

Dear Becki, Happy 25th Anniversary! We are so honored and touched that you chose to celebrate with us on tour in London, Paris, and Rome! We are very pleased to hear that your Tour Directors were able to provide you with enough information to explore and find great things to do! We are sorry to hear that you weren’t thrilled with the quality of your food. We want to provide every traveler with the best possible experience, and will be assessing these restaurants with your feedback in mind. Thanks very much for your insider tip on the gelato store in Rome! Sounds like a great find! Congratulations on 25 years of marriage, and thank you very much for your feedback!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | July 02, 2015

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/27/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great vacation

This tour was more then what I was expecting. I had a great time. The tour director Ally was knowlegable about everything and made the tour fun. I was able to see three countries London, Paris & Rome in a way that it made the hairs stand on my body. You can read about these places but you had to be there in person to get that wow feeling. All the major landmarks were brought to life. The tour was amazing. The meals were excellent. The hotel rooms were small but clean. I meet some nice people in the group. My next tour will be to Spain

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/27/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: SD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great introductory tour!

I just got home from the London, Paris, and Rome tour this week and I had a fabulous time. First off, our Tour Director was phenomenal and went above and beyond for our group each day. She MADE the tour. This is a great tour if you want a nice introduction to these cities. You end up spending about 2-2.5 days in each city, due to travel times and what not. It allows enough time to see the main sights and do some exploring on your own. I loved that it was a mix of group activities and time on your own. If you want time to TRULY explore a city, this is not the tour for you. But it was perfect to introduce me to each city and give me a taste of what they had to offer. Now I know which cities I want to go back and explore further one day. The hotels were great. Not right in the city center, but close enough to make travel to and from the sights very easy. All of the local guides were insanely knowledgeable and could answer pretty much any question you threw at them. The optional excursions I took part in were great and definitely worth the money. I would take another Go Ahead Tour in a heartbeat. Thank you for the great experience!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/27/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great introduction to Europe

I am a novice traveler. I didn't know much about London, Paris, or Rome. The format of the tour was perfect for my wife and me. On some days, we rode on buses with guides who gave us a surprising amount of background information. On other days, we had free time to roam the cities on our own or in small groups. Ali, our tour guide, was amazing. She spoke English, French, Italian, and Spanish. She was always available and could answer any questions about touring London, Paris, or Rome. It was like having a personal concierge during our 10 days in Europe. The optional guided excursions to Versailles and Vatican was well worth the money since having reservations and a guided group allowed us to skip to horrendous lines at the entrances to these overcrowded attractions. Try to stay close to the guides, since the radio headsets have a limited range. Rooms were surprisingly large, and bathrooms were clean as per my wife, who prefers luxury hotels but knows that hotels in Europe usually have tiny rooms. It was amusing that the Best western in Paris had such a tiny elevator. A hot breakfast was included everyday. One group dinner was provided in each city. The dinners allowed us to sample the food and the dining experience in each country. The one in Rome was the best, in my opinion. The dinners allowed us to get to know the other people in our small group. Our group had people from all over, South Dakota and Texas and Florida, etc. Everyone was friendly, and we all enjoyed spending time with each other. A couple was celebrating their 50th anniversary, while one was celebrating graduation from high school with her parents. Having our great group was a big bonus to an already fabulous trip. Don't forget to travel light.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Outstanding trip

RAF the tour director was wonderful,very informative, pleasant and friendly,anwering all questions,going beyond the call to help us! Hotels were very nice.....London was a little out of the way but Italy and Rome were excellent,close to everything. Meals were beyond what I had expected... every time. This trip was well worth taking! A dream come true for me.It was more than I ever imagined. Thank you RAF and the whole group it was outstanding!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

AH-MAZING!

I had the best time on the London-Paris-Rome tour this past May. Our tour director Raf was the best and each country's tour guides were great as well. Good food, best people to travel with and lots of exercise to boot. LOL. Will definitely do it again. Valerie Washington, DC area

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Still dreaming

This was one amazing tour a life time experience loved every minute of it! Our tour guide Suzy was the best, charming, gracious and what a sense of humor she made my experience such a delight, from London to Paris to Rome. I would definitely tour with this company again, but only if Suzy is our tour guide....yes she is the" Best Tour Guide"!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 5/6/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: IL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Tour Director

Tour Director: Valerio was Fantastyc; very helpfull ; caring; understanding; great personallity. London Breakfast wes great but the other hotels in Paris and Rome really bad. Hotels. Paris did not have air conditioning the first day we stayed there. Transportation. One of the buses in Paris did not have air conditioning it was horrible reding in it and trying to enjoy the tour. Countries; Amazing!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 5/6/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great Experience!

Overall, I enjoyed the tour, but was surprised by a few things. The hotels were very nice, but the rooms were small. They did not provide wash cloths. Only the London hotel did after we requested them. The other hotels couldn't provide, and the towels were very thin. I believe this is a cultural difference, but I found that in all three countries, people were pretty rude. They would often bump you or push you out of their way without even acknowledging you. "Excuse me" goes a long way, but they don't seem to be familiar with this expression. In Paris, it was the worst. Be prepare to be ignored and waived off if you speak English. One person said excuse me, then I realized they were American, too. Paris had the BEST SHOPPING! It's a good trip to test all three countries. I would still return and I would recommend this trip, but now that I'm prepared, I will be ready.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/6/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

a magical trip

Valario was a great director and was so helpful. We hade a magically, exhausting trip.

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