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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

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

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 - Versailles Palace & Gardens $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 Cathedral & 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: 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 St. Paul’s Basilica, 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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  • Paris, France
  • Rome, Italy
  • 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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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/13/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME!

Our tour director Nikki was amazing! Very fluent in languages and knowledgeable about the attractions and cities! We met lots of new and exciting people and plan to take another tour with some friends we made soon!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/13/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: ON

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing Group Tour!!!

The experience I had is something I will never get tired of sharing to my friends. The tour itself, the optionals, the food really lived up to my expectations. Even the locations of hotels were perfect. With Nikki (Tour Director) on top of everything, things simply fell into place perfectly. On my first day of work after the tour, I started recommending Go Ahead Tours to my co-workers. And each time someone would ask how my tour was, I only have one response, AMAZING!!!!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/15/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: LA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

First trip to Europe

I just returned from the London, Paris, Rome trip with Go Ahead Tours. Our tour guide, Pascal was amazing. He took time with everyone to recommend the best restaurants and was extremely helpful with giving us directions and recommendations on our free days. He made the trip more enjoyable by making sure everything was going smoothly for everyone. I enjoyed the tour and saw many places I would have missed without being on this tour. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit Europe for the first time.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/13/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AZ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TRIP, Nikki is an awesome guide!

We had the most amazing tour guide named Nikki. She was extremely knowledgeable and informative, yet never left us bored like many other guides have. She is truly charismatic and charming. We did the London Paris Rome tour and were VERY sad when the trip had come to an end. There were a couple of negative people in our tour group, but for the most part, the people were very nice. This may be the only time I ever travel like this, I am so glad that I was able to do it with my best friend, and with a guide of such a high caliber as Nikki. Also, transfers and check ins were a breeze with this tour group. Like Patrick Swayze sang, I've had the time of my life!!!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/22/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: DC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Thankful!

We had a FANTASTIC time in London, Paris and Rome! The weather was lovely (no rain), the planes, trains and buses were on time, hotels were great, our group mates were the best, of course the sites were awesome, and I could go on and on. From the time we boarded the bus to take us to our hotel in each city, we were given information and history about the city. I really liked the way each location was organized with a three-hour tour, optional tours and free time to explore on your own. We were also given suggestions of how to spend our free time! Our tour director, Nikki, was absolutely wonderful! She was very knowledgeable, had a sparkling personality and great sense of humor and she went far beyond what should be expected of a tour director. I had a problem with transporting an oversized carry on and she helped me resolve it. I can't say enough about how she made the trip that much more perfect. Also, I would like to thank Chris (from the USA office location) for his patience and professionalism in dealing with our immediate group during the months before the tour. He responded to our requests and met our needs very well. Thank you and Go Ahead Tours for serving us in superb fashion!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best trip ever!!!

I cannot say enough great things about our London/Paris/Rome (with add-on to Barcelona) tour! Where do I begin...our tour director Emilio was fabulous-super nice, knowledgeable, and always made sure everything ran smoothly for us! The hotels were all very modern, clean and all had great breakfasts. The group tours were excellent, as well as the optional tours we went on. The tour guides were so good--they really made the history of the places we visited come alive. A special shout-out to Ruth in London--she was funny, interesting, and knew London inside out! Another thing I was really impressed by is that we never had to wait in line for any of the excursions. That was so nice, and as a result we had plenty of "down time" to explore, have a drink in a cafe, and just take in our surroundings. We also a fun group of fellow travelers on the tour, and are already "Facebook Friends" with some of them! My husband and I have already recommended Go Ahead to several of our friends. We are now planning our next trip to Ireland with Go Ahead!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: HI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great way to experience Europe for the first time

This was our first trip to Europe. I know we wouldn't have been able to figure this out on our own. The guided tours and our AMAZING tour director Emilio made this a wonderful introduction to London, Paris and Rome. We loved Go Ahead Tours and will treasure our experiences. We also loved the fact that we (and all those travelling with us) could customize our experiences.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/17/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: AZ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

The Two Best Tour Directors!!

London, Paris and Rome, need I say more!? Our Tour Directors, Rebecca and Juan were professional, knowledgeable, as well as caring for everyone's needs. The City guides were enlightening and humorous as well as professional. While you can't please everyone, my daughter and I had a marvelous time and will be back again!!

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

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