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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 & Rome. On this sweeping tour, world-famous sights like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum are just the beginning of what you’ll experience. Delve deep into fascinating history, enriching culture and exquisite food on this European vacation to the epicenters of empires.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels

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

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Travel on the famed Eurostar train

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with an overnight flight to London.

London3 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to England! A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and escorts you to your hotel in London. The rest of the day is free to relax or begin acquainting yourself with London. At an included dinner this evening, meet your fellow travelers.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, a local guide leads comprehensive sightseeing of London. Highlights of the panoramic tour include views of Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey (setting for royal coronations, weddings and funerals), Hyde Park, the Big Ben clock tower, the Houses of Parliament and a stop outside St. James’s Palace, where you might glimpse the ceremonial Changing of the Guard (seasonal). After your sightseeing tour, join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle, the centuries-old retreat of Britain’s Royal Family.

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

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day at your leisure in London. Popular choices include watching the street performers (“buskers”) of Covent Garden marketplace, buying discounted same-day tickets to a West End play or studying the many treasures housed at the British Museum, including the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles. You might choose to join an optional tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Acquaint yourself this evening with one of London’s newest landmarks on an optional London Eye excursion, which also includes a pub dinner.

Optional Excursion - St. Paul's Cathedral & Westminster Abbey $115*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.

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

Paris3 nights Hotel info

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, transfer to St. Pancras. Here, you’ll board the Eurostar, Europe’s quarter-mile-long high-speed train that whisks passengers below the English Channel and resurfaces in France. Relax aboard comfortable, state-of-the-art transportation, arriving at Gare du Nord in Paris just three hours later. The rest of your day is free before this evening’s included dinner.

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast

An expert local guide introduces you to the historical and cultural landmarks of the City of Light on this morning’s sightseeing tour. Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées, one of the world’s most celebrated avenues. You’ll pass the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair. See Place de la Concorde, where the guillotine once stood. Absorb the haute couture of the Opera district. You’ll also view the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, which stands on an island in the Seine. This afternoon, you might wish to join an optional excursion to the glittering Palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV created the most lavish court Europe has ever known.

Optional Excursion - Versailles Palace & Gardens $105*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

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is free for you to take in all the splendor of Paris at your leisure. You might choose to visit a museum or shop at the Galeries Lafayette. You may also wish to join our optional excursion to the Louvre and Tuileries Garden. Explore this famous museum with a guide. Tonight, attend our optional Evening in Paris with dinner at a local restaurant followed by a cruise on the Seine.

Optional Excursion - The Louvre & Tuileries Garden $85*pp Details

The extravagant Tuileries Garden is located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. Each section of the Garden has something to offer, including majestic statues, glimmering fountains and intricate pathways. Next, make your way over to the Louvre, considered one of the world’s largest art museums. With more than 8 million visitors each year, it is also the world’s most visited museum. Once you arrive, join a museum guide for a detailed tour. You’ll find some famous, familiar pieces such as the Mona Lisa and Liberty Leading the People.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Optional Excursion - Evening in Paris: Dinner & River Cruise $109*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, and your Tour Director will advise you on what to wear, but shorts and sneakers are likely to be considered inappropriate attire.

Rome3 nights Hotel info

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Paris’ airport, where you’ll board your flight to Italy. Touch down in Rome, the Eternal City. The rest of your day is free to explore.

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome however you choose. Take in all the art and architecture that greet the eye at every turn. Stroll across the Spanish Steps, meeting place for all of Rome. See Bernini’s captivating Fountain of the Four Rivers. Stop at the legendary Trevi Fountain, into which centuries of visitors have tossed coins to ensure their eventual return to Rome. You might also wish to join an optional excursion to Vatican City, featuring visits to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Opt to end the day at a Dinner with Tenors, an evening of food and live opera music.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $89*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 Sunday.

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!

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: Colosseum

Follow in the footsteps of Caesar during your guided sightseeing tour of Rome. Highlights include a visit to the Colosseum, where 50,000 spectators cheered their favorite gladiators to victory, and a stop at the ruins of the Forum Romanum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire. This afternoon, join an optional excursion into the ancient catacombs, where persecuted Christians once buried their popes and saints, and the Basilica of St. Paul. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Optional Excursion - Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & 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 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.

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you are not staying for our tour extension in Rome, a Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for your return flight home.

Add Rome City Stay $299 pp

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

Only in Rome can you sip cappuccino at a cafe in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old market, and have an audience with the pope—all in one morning. For a mix of spectacular art, grand history and exuberant street life, no other city comes close.

Rome2 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day furthering your explorations of Rome at your leisure. Or opt to spend a day in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Optional Excursion - A Day in Florence: Renaissance Art & Architecture $199*pp Details

Journey by train on a daytrip to Florence, birthplace of Italian language, the Renaissance and opera. A guided tour introduces you to the old city's three main squares, beginning with Piazza della Signoria, home to the Romanesque Palazzo Vecchio. You'll also explore the Piazza del Duomo, offering beautiful views of the Cathedral, Baptistry and elegant belltower. Finally, you'll walk through the Piazza del Santa Croce. Here, enter the Church of Santa Croce, where the tombs of Galileo, Machiavelli and Michelangelo are displayed. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the church.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

You’ll have a free day in Rome to spend however you choose. Take in all the art and architecture that greet the eye at every turn—from relics of Caesar’s reign to treasures of the Renaissance. Or you might join an optional excursion to the famed Borghese Museum.

Optional Excursion - Borghese Gallery & Museum $69*pp Details

Today, take a guided tour of the Borghese Gallery, home to one of Italy's finest art collections. Situated in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana, the gallery consists of 20 rooms spanning two floors and features major works by Bernini, Raphael, Canova, Titian and Caravaggio.

Must be booked 30 days before departure

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for departure.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels

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

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Travel on the famed Eurostar train

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with an overnight flight to London.

London3 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to England! A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and escorts you to your hotel in London. The rest of the day is free to relax or begin acquainting yourself with London. At an included dinner this evening, meet your fellow travelers.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, a local guide leads comprehensive sightseeing of London. Highlights of the panoramic tour include views of Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey (setting for royal coronations, weddings and funerals), Hyde Park, the Big Ben clock tower, the Houses of Parliament and a stop outside St. James’s Palace, where you might glimpse the ceremonial Changing of the Guard (seasonal). After your sightseeing tour, join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle, the centuries-old retreat of Britain’s Royal Family.

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

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day at your leisure in London. Popular choices include watching the street performers (“buskers”) of Covent Garden marketplace, buying discounted same-day tickets to a West End play or studying the many treasures housed at the British Museum, including the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles. You might choose to join an optional tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Acquaint yourself this evening with one of London’s newest landmarks on an optional London Eye excursion, which also includes a pub dinner.

Optional Excursion - St. Paul's Cathedral & Westminster Abbey $115*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.

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

Paris3 nights Hotel info

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, transfer to St. Pancras. Here, you’ll board the Eurostar, Europe’s quarter-mile-long high-speed train that whisks passengers below the English Channel and resurfaces in France. Relax aboard comfortable, state-of-the-art transportation, arriving at Gare du Nord in Paris just three hours later. The rest of your day is free before this evening’s included dinner.

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast

An expert local guide introduces you to the historical and cultural landmarks of the City of Light on this morning’s sightseeing tour. Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées, one of the world’s most celebrated avenues. You’ll pass the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair. See Place de la Concorde, where the guillotine once stood. Absorb the haute couture of the Opera district. You’ll also view the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, which stands on an island in the Seine. This afternoon, you might wish to join an optional excursion to the glittering Palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV created the most lavish court Europe has ever known.

Optional Excursion - Versailles Palace & Gardens $105*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

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is free for you to take in all the splendor of Paris at your leisure. You might choose to visit a museum or shop at the Galeries Lafayette. You may also wish to join our optional excursion to the Louvre and Tuileries Garden. Explore this famous museum with a guide. Tonight, attend our optional Evening in Paris with dinner at a local restaurant followed by a cruise on the Seine.

Optional Excursion - The Louvre & Tuileries Garden $85*pp Details

The extravagant Tuileries Garden is located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. Each section of the Garden has something to offer, including majestic statues, glimmering fountains and intricate pathways. Next, make your way over to the Louvre, considered one of the world’s largest art museums. With more than 8 million visitors each year, it is also the world’s most visited museum. Once you arrive, join a museum guide for a detailed tour. You’ll find some famous, familiar pieces such as the Mona Lisa and Liberty Leading the People.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Optional Excursion - Evening in Paris: Dinner & River Cruise $109*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, and your Tour Director will advise you on what to wear, but shorts and sneakers are likely to be considered inappropriate attire.

Rome3 nights Hotel info

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Paris’ airport, where you’ll board your flight to Italy. Touch down in Rome, the Eternal City. The rest of your day is free to explore.

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome however you choose. Take in all the art and architecture that greet the eye at every turn. Stroll across the Spanish Steps, meeting place for all of Rome. See Bernini’s captivating Fountain of the Four Rivers. Stop at the legendary Trevi Fountain, into which centuries of visitors have tossed coins to ensure their eventual return to Rome. You might also wish to join an optional excursion to Vatican City, featuring visits to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Opt to end the day at a Dinner with Tenors, an evening of food and live opera music.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $89*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 Sunday.

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!

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: Colosseum

Follow in the footsteps of Caesar during your guided sightseeing tour of Rome. Highlights include a visit to the Colosseum, where 50,000 spectators cheered their favorite gladiators to victory, and a stop at the ruins of the Forum Romanum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire. This afternoon, join an optional excursion into the ancient catacombs, where persecuted Christians once buried their popes and saints, and the Basilica of St. Paul. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Optional Excursion - Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & 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 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.

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you are not staying for our tour extension in Barcelona, a Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for your return flight home.

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.

Barcelona2 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, fly from Rome to Barcelona and enjoy a full free afternoon to explore the Catalan capital at your leisure. Tonight, you may opt to attend a flamenco show and dinner.

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.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: La Sagrada Familia

A local guide shows you the major sights and hidden gems of this vibrant city. You’ll visit the mountain park of Montjuïc, drive along the grand boulevard of Paseo de Gracia and pass by Gaudí’s spooky Casa Batlló before experiencing his masterwork-in-progress, the towering Sagrada Família church. This afternoon, you may choose to visit two more of Gaudí’s masterpieces: the candycolored Park Güell and whimsical La Pedrera.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & Pedrera $79*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

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for departure.

How's the weather?

  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Rome, Italy
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Passport & Visa Requirements

This tour includes the following countries: England, France and Italy (and Spain on the 2015 tour 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. 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. 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 the 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.

How's the weather?

  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Rome, Italy
  • Barcelona, Spain
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

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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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/22/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AZ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

So much fun!

This was our first 'group tour' and thoroughly read the reviews before booking. Our expectations were exceeded by all: accommodations, tour guides, connections, and meals. We loved the 'free time' and the choice of optional excursions. There was never a lack of things to do, our tour guide had much to offer and was very helpful...preparing us for each destination. Looking forward to our next trip, and will definitely look at using Go Ahead!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/12/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: RI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

London, Paris & Italy...

Let me begin by mentioning that Sean was an amazing tour director! His knowledge, passion and overall personality made this an amazing trip. The history and beauty on this trip was endless in these major cities. Sean made it all a reality to each of us, he brought it all to life. He showed patience and always gave us 1000% yes 1000%. We always knew the next step on the trip in advance and Sean was always available to each of us. I look forward to our next trip...

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 11/3/2006

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CO

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

London, Paris & Rome THE BEST

My best friend and I went in early November and it was PERFECT! No lines for anything and our tour director and EVERY tour guide we had was UH-MAZING! Our hotel in London was the Guoman across the street from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. PERFECTION! Hopefully they book every tour there. Our hotel in Paris was around the corner from the Moulin Rouge, PERFECTION! Every hotel was pretty close to public transportation (except in Rome). I will absolutely use Go-Around Tours again!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: SC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Wonderful Experience!

The London - Paris - Rome Tour was our first trip to Europe and our second Go Ahead Tour. Once again, Go Ahead did not disappoint. Our tour director, Derek, was wonderful. He spared no detail to make our vacation all we hoped it would be. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to visit the great cities of Europe and we look forward to our next trip with Go Ahead!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 9/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Thoroughly enjoyed...

My 50th birthday celebration in Europe...thank you Go Ahead Tours I'm looking forward to my next excursion.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/12/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: WI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Terrific London, Paris and Rome

I really enjoyed this tour of London, Paris and Rome. We had a terrific tour director. Shawn was masterful with attention to details and open and accessible to everyone. Well done. Our guide Joel in London was extremely knowledgeable and delightful, especially his humor and wit. I"ll always remember eezy peezy!! The guides in Paris and Rome were equally top notch. Steve

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

What an Awesome Trip and Experience!

Wow, where do I begin with this review! This was a totally awesome trip and experience provided by GoAheadTours. I had soooooo much fun with the group of 36 the number of folks on our tour. Our group consisted of some very seasoned travelers and many was doing the group tour like myself for the first time! We had a very diverse group of men and women of different backgrounds, ages, single, you name it. I had so much fun getting to know majority of the good people on this trip. Everyone was very nice, friendly, down to earth and was just looking to have a great time like I was. Our tour director Tom was a blast and a really great man with plenty humor, cared about each and every one of us and always brought a smile to our faces! The weather in all three cities for the time we were touring was perfect. Everything about the trip was perfect it really was. I mean there was a few things that was different and of course it would be, your travelling oversea's to different countries-lol. But overall, the rooms were nice, comfortable, safe, and provided everything you as a traveler will need to have a enjoyable successful trip! Now if your the type of traveler that enjoy sleeping in, not living out of a suitcase, on the go every three to four days, then maybe this tour isn't for you! But trust me, you can't go wrong with this awesome three city vacation package. GoAhead leaves plenty enough time for you to do things on your own and see each city as you choose. I know myself and other members in our tour group really enjoyed each other and the tour itself! I do recommend this trip for anyone who is going to Europe for the first time or even for maybe the third or fourth time. I had a blast and I am thinking right now already what next trip I will take with GoAhead for more memories and world travels! Book it, you wont be disappointed at all trust me! Thanks GoAhead for a trip and memories of a lifetime!!!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/12/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Tour Experience!

My wife and I completed our tour of London, Paris and Rome on 9.22.14. The entire experience was outstanding! Our tour director, Sean, was very professional, knowledgeable, experienced and organized. We flew direct from San Francisco to London. All of the hotels were very nice, centrally located and safe. Daily breakfasts and 3 included dinners were first rate too. Transportation vehicles were new and in great condition, including Mercedes Benz vehicles. We took several optional excursions which were conducted by local tour guides and really enhanced our experience. This tour is fast paced with a lot of walking. Our experience was outstanding and we will be booking more vacations with Go Ahead Tours in the future!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: WA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing Trip

I was a little worried about traveling to Europe on my own and I have to say this was better than I could ever imagine. The tour guide was so helpful with suggestions and showing me how to get around on my own it really made my trip! The individual tour guides as well were just fabulous and a wealth of information. I couldn't be happier with this trip if it is your first time going I highly recommend this tour they go to all the highlights of Europe!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/18/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: WV

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Tour

Tour was great!

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