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New Year's Eve in London with Paris & Rome

11 days |  14 days with Madrid extension
Group size1538 travelers
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Welcome the new year where history and culture meet.

Whether you’re raising a glass in a local pub or taking in the spectacular fireworks display over the Thames, New Year’s Eve in London is an event not to be missed. Join revelers in the English capital to ring in the new year before setting off to explore Paris and Rome. On this sweeping tour, iconic landmarks like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, and the Colosseum are just the beginning of what you’ll see.

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine, including a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner with Champagne toast
  • 3 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • New Year’s Eve in London
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Eurostar train ride
  • Place de la Concorde
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in London
Included meal: Dinner

Welcome to England! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meal: 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.

Windsor Castle

$109 per person

Day 4: Free day in London & New Year’s Eve celebration
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a free day in London or add an excursion.

This evening, ring in the new year with your fellow travelers with a celebratory dinner and Champagne toast.

Tower of London & Thames River Cruise

$139 per person

Paris3 nights
Day 5: Eurostar train ride to Paris
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

Later, sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Paris
Included meal: 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 to view the Arc de Triomphe
  • Pass Pont Neuf and 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 iconic architecture of the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides
Day 7: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Paris or add excursions.

Versailles Palace & Gardens

$129 per person

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise

$119 per person

Rome3 nights
Day 8: Flight to Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Rome, Italy this morning. Then take the rest of the day to explore the city at your leisure.

Day 9: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome or add excursions. (Please note: Iconic Sights: Vatican City excursion may be offered on day 10, depending on the day of the week.)

Rome Cooking Class & Dinner

$85 per person

Iconic Sights: Vatican City

$109 per person

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a tour of the Eternal City.

  • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
  • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire
  • Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials
  • Pass Palatine Hill, see where ancient Romans raced chariots at Circus Maximus, and view the Baths of Caracalla

Enjoy a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion. (Please note: Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs excursion may be offered on day 9, depending on the day of the week.)

Tonight, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs

$65 per person

Flight Home0 nights
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

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

Extension to Madrid
Keep the adventure going and add another European capital to your trip. Fly to Madrid to see how the city buzzes with energy on local guide-led visits to Puerta del Sol and the Prado.
Madrid3 nights
Day 11: Flight to Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Madrid this morning and enjoy free time in the Spanish capital or add an excursion.

Madrid Home-Hosted Dinner

Additional cost per person

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Get acquainted with Spain’s cosmopolitan capital city with the help of a local guide.

  • View the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence
  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt
  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza de España and the bustling Puerta del Sol
  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez, and more

Enjoy a free evening in Madrid or add an excursion.

Traditional Spanish Evening

Additional cost per person

Day 13: Free day in Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Madrid or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Toledo

Additional cost per person

Madrid0 nights
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

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    12/29/19 by 1st-time traveler Sue

    Our tour director Steel, was absolutely fantastic. The public transportation in Paris was lacking and he found ways for us to get where we wanted during our free time and even took us where we wanted to go and stayed around. He did this during the whole tour. He arranged great places for us to eat ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Best Western Hotel Royal Santina
    Best Western Hotel Royal Santina

    This modern hotel is located in near Termini station. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a minibar, and laundry center. Nearby, you'll find Museo Nazionale Roman...

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    Mercure Montmartre
    Mercure Montmartre

    This contemporary hotel is located in Montmartre. Guests enjoy on-site dining options, an outdoor terrace, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Sacré-C...

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    NH Eixample
    NH Eixample

    This contemporary hotel is located in Eixample district of Barcelona. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a gym, and a spacious lobby. Nearby, you'll find Passei...

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    Dorsett Shepherd's Bush
    Dorsett Shepherd's Bush

    This elegant hotel is located in Shepherd's Bush in West London. Guests enjoy a fitness center, spa, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Notting Hill,...

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    Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel
    Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

    This modern hotel is located in Montparnasse. Guests enjoy a fitness center, restaurant, and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. Nearby, you'll find Luxembourg G...

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    Flights

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    • 24/7 support from our dedicated service team
    • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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    Local weather

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    FAQ

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    Passport & visa requirements
    • This tour visits the United Kingdom, France, and Italy (plus Spain on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
    • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
    • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
    • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
    Tour pace
    • You will walk for at least 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.
    • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
    • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains.
    • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
    • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
    Transportation & arrival information
    • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in London and depart from Rome (or Madrid on the tour extension). When you first arrive in London, a driver from a private chauffeur service will be standing at the arrival gate with your name on a message board. If you do not see your driver, please remain in the arrival lounge, as the driver may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the shuttle at the time of your arrival. For more details, please reference the London transfer information included in your Go Kit.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
    • A train ride from London to Paris and a flight from Paris to Rome are included in the price of your tour. (The tour extension also includes a flight from Rome to Madrid.)
    • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
    Baggage allowance
    • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
    • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
    • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
    • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
    Clothing & packing tips
    • Winter in the destinations you’ll visit on tour are generally mild. However, to ensure you’re comfortable for outdoor sightseeing and celebrations, we recommend packing a warm coat, hat, and gloves, as well as rainwear.
    • We also suggest packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can easily be layered.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • If you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire.
    Health
    • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour.
    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    Cuisine
    • For traditional English fare at a reasonable price, try a pub meal of fish and chips or bangers and mash. Stilton cheese, steak and kidney pie, and Cumberland sausages are also worth a try.
    • Modern-day London boasts an array of diverse international restaurants. Popular options for the adventurous palate include Indian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Greek, and West African cuisine. Sip afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods for the ultimate in English tradition.
    • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, pâtés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread, and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.
    • Although lunch is generally served from noon until 2pm in France, dinner is served from 7:30pm onward. Those wishing to eat earlier can stop at a cafe, where light entrées and sandwiches are available throughout the afternoon and evening.
    • Roman food is typically freshly prepared and varies depending on the season. Must-try bites include cacio e pepe (a simple dish of pasta, cheese, and pepper) and​ supplí (a fried rice ball similar to Sicily’s arancini).
    • For more authentic meals, try local trattorias, small restaurants set away from the main piazzas. A typical Italian meal includes wines and the occasional beer, followed by a few sips of after-dinner drinks like grappa or limoncello.
    • On the tour extension in Spain, breakfast like a local with just a pastry and coffee. Then, tuck into a three-course lunch featuring a Spanish staple like savory seafood paella or grilled meat and fried potatoes. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served late, between 9pm and midnight. Snack on small plates called tapas any time of day.
    Electricity
    • The United Kingdom operates on 240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins.
    • France operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.
    • Italy operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, F, or L plugs with two or three small, round pins.
    • Spain (on the tour extension) operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
    • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
    Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
    • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
    • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
    Time zones
    • The United Kingdom is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
    • France and Italy (as well as Spain on the tour extension) are one hour ahead of GMT and six hours ahead of ET.
    • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 5pm in the United Kingdom and 6pm in France and Italy (as well as in Spain on the tour extension).
    Currency
    • You will use the Pound sterling in the United Kingdom as well as the euro in France and Italy (as well as in Spain on the tour extension).
    • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
    • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
    • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
    Tipping
    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
    • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
    • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.
    Purchasing excursions on tour
    • If you have not yet purchased your optional excursions, you may be able to do so while you are on tour.
    • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
    • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
    • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.