Build your tour

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.

All tours include

Round-trip airfare

Airport transfers to & from hotels

Expert tour Director

Traditional local cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Guided sightseeing

All tours include

Round-trip airfare

Airport transfers to & from hotels

Expert tour Director

Traditional local cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Guided sightseeing

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: Breakfast (in flight), Dinner

Welcome to London! After clearing customs and collecting your bags, look for the Hotel by Bus Transfer desk. They will be providing your transfer to your hotel. 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, 2 nights $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.

All tours include

Round-trip airfare

Airport transfers to & from hotels

Expert tour Director

Traditional local cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Guided sightseeing

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: CHEERS TO YOUR ARRIVAL

Included meals: Breakfast (in flight), Dinner

Welcome to London! After clearing customs and collecting your bags, look for the Hotel by Bus Transfer desk. They will be providing your transfer to your hotel. 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: FROM PICCADILLY TO PARLIAMENT, ALL IN ONE DAY

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: LONDON’S CALLING—YOU’RE FREE TO EXPLORE

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: RIDE THE FAMED “CHUNNEL” TRAIN TO PARIS

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: A LOCAL HELPS ILLUMINATE THE CITY OF LIGHT

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: YOU’RE ON PARISIAN TIME—TAKE A STROLL, SIP LEISURELY, IT’S UP TO YOU

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: UP AND AWAY, TO ROME WE GO

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: WITH A FREE DAY, SOAK IN THE GRAND TREASURES OF ROME

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: FALL ETERNALLY IN LOVE WITH THE ETERNAL CITY

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: IT’S NOT GOODBYE, IT’S CIAO FOR NOW

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 Barcelona, 2 nights $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: IT ONLY TAKES A DAY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CATALAN CAPITAL

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: GAUDI’S INSPIRED CREATIONS DAZE AND DELIGHT

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: THIS ISN’T FAREWELL IT’S HASTA LUEGO

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
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 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 (or Barcelona on the 2015 tour extension). Your transfer upon arrival in London is provided by Hotel by Bus transfer service, and you can find them at a desk when you make your way through customs and baggage. 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. 

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 2015 tour extension). Your transfer upon arrival in London is provided by Hotel by Bus transfer service, and you can find them at a desk when you make your way through customs and baggage. 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 2015 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.

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 7/25/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Best Tour Director

I have taken numerous trips to Europe, Suzi was by far the absolute best tour director I have ever had.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/14/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

AWESOME Tour Director

We love this tour and the attention to detail that our tour director provided was beyond our expectations!!!!!! Marianna sets the standard for others to emulate. Belen

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/25/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

London-Paris-Rome

This was my first European tour and the first time I used Go Ahead Tours. Our Tour Director, Susannah, was terrific! She was very knowledgeable about each city and provided the information in such an interesting way that I wanted to make sure that I signed up for everything. Our tour guide in London (Stuart) and Rome (Joanna) were also great. Our hotels were centrally located so we could walk (or take a short taxi ride) to wherever we wanted to go. I'm already looking into my next trip!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/18/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: WA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

The Trip

I thought and felt the whole trip and Rob the tour director was awesome, loved all the places, the group was great, nothing bad to say, I am going to plan another trip with you Goahead tours, loved how everything was taken care of and the hotels were great, can not say enough good stuff, thank you very, very much. Maude

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/7/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Tour Director/Package/Group of Travelers

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our London/Paris/Rome tour package! Our Tour Director, Raf, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to travel with. We met some great new friends and enjoyed the beautiful sights of Europe. I would highly recommend Go Ahead Tours and this tour package, it was well worth the money. My husband and I look forward to planning another tour in the near future.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/11/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director

This was my first trip out of the country and all I can say is "Wow" What a great experience. I had to travel alone because my friend going with me had to cancel and our tour director, Pascal, was wonderful. Not once, did I have to do anything on my own. We had a great group of people in our group and I made lots of good friends. Pascal made everyone feel very special and went out of his way to show us things and tell us about places to go that other people wouldn't know about. I enjoyed our trips on the bus and especially liked that we got to skip long lines and go in places as a group. I will definitely use Go Ahead again for my next trip......Dana

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 7/4/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

ariel valerio

great experience

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/30/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: HI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Paul is a very excellent tour director

I 'd like to let everybody know, go ahead tour agency is the best I have ever had and it was my first time to go on a tour group with an excellent trip.

review photo review photo review photo review photo review photo review photo review photo
1 / 7

3 / 5

3 / 5

Traveled On: 6/30/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Whirlwind Tour

I wouldn't recommend this particular tour but I would definitely visit each city individually. It was just too hectic and due to time spent traveling from one city to the other, we didn't really have time to visit the sites. For example, we were given 20 minutes to view the Colosseum. I've been on tour of Italy as a stand alone tour and we had a wonderful tour of the Colosseum. On our visit of the Forum, we only viewed it from the top of the hill but on my previous tour, we actually went down and walked through the ruins. I loved London and would like to return to England and see more of the country. There are so many wonderful museums in London and we were disappointed to only have about 2 hours to visit the National Museum.

 

Dear Judith, Thank you for your feedback on your recent trip to London, Paris & Rome. I’m glad that you enjoyed each of these amazing cities! We understand that seeing three world capitals in one short trip can be a lot, but we hope you got a taste of the great things these places have to offer. If you do have additional comments please feel free to share them with us. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you on another Go Ahead Tour!

Posted by Go Ahead Tours on July 23, 2014

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 6/27/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: GA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great Trip

The trip was a great experience. The tour director was outstanding! The service she provided was exceptional. Everyone in our group was very nice and friendly. The trip was a good value but would have liked to have a couple of the optional tours included in the price. It was very easy to get around in London and Paris. I would use Go Ahead again

Show More Reviews