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Europe Star Cities

London, Cheltenham, Bath, Paris, Versailles, Rome
France, Italy, UK
14 Days
  • Our in country expert says
    From the grandeur of the global city of London, home of royalty and pageantry, off to the romantic, artistic Paris, filled with sights such as the Louvre and Eiffel Tower to the eternal Rome, where a thousand years of history and culture lay in an incredible open museum. Spend a wonderful two weeks discovering the highlights of these iconic cities and experiencing the finest things on offer. 

     

    Itinerary at a Glance
    Day
    1
    London
    Your personal driver will meet you inside the arrival halls, escort you to your centrally located hotel and give you a short welcome to London. The rest of the day is for you to relax and settle in at leisure or to start exploring this classic city.


    Day
    2
    London
    After breakfast, you will visit the Tower of London, where your private Yeoman will show you the luxurious Crown Jewels and tell you about the historic significance behind the ravens. Then it's on to the vibrant Convent Garden, a destination for anyone who enjoys theatre, restaurants and culture. The area is rich in museums and a stop at the Royal Academy of Arts or the National Gallery is a must. 

    Continue your tour in a horse drawn carriage through London's Royal Parks and historic streets. Your professional coachman will leave you at Harrodsm where you will be welcomed to the most famous departments store in the world. You can spend the afternoon browsing and shopping in luxury surroundings or dine in one of the many restaurants and bars.


    Day
    3
    London
    Start your day with a visit to the famous Borough Market before you cross the Millennium Bridge and visit the Buckingham Palace. Nearby is the famous Bond Street, revered throughout the world for its wealth of elegant stores, fine jewels, art and antiques.

    You can choose to spend your afternoon discovering the East End neighborhood, with its tapestry of diverse cultures, unique architecture and fascinating stories or you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Greenwich and pay a visit to the historic ship, Cutty Sark. 


    Day
    4
    Cotswolds
    Leave London for Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site that was modeled on the French Palace of Versailles and is also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Continue with a tour of the Cotswolds, an officially designated Area of Outstanding Beauty. Spend time discovering the English countryside, trying out the tasteful Cotswold cream tea and strolling down the charming little streets.


    Day
    5
    Bath
    It's time you explore the Heritage city of Bath, with its original 2000 years old Roman Baths, its Fashion Museum and Bath Abbey. Explore the city centre, the art galleries and soak up the rich history of the city. Return to London in the afternoon, where you can experience a champagne flight in London Eye, which offers spectacular views of the British capital.


    Day
    6
    Paris
    Board the Eurostar Train which will take you from London to the French capital in a little over 2 hours. The day is at leisure to stroll along the famous Champs Elysees. 


    Day
    7
    Paris
    After breakfast, meet your local guide. Today is all about discovering Paris on a full-day city sightseeing tour. 

    Paris was born on the Ile de la Cite, where the Notre Dame Cathedral now stands. After your visit to the Cathedral, discover Medieval Paris, which can still be found in the enchanting Marais, with narrow cobbled streets and the elegant 17th century Place des Vosges, the Maison Victor Hugo or the Synagogue des Tournelles. Nearby you may visit the Picasso National Museum, depicting 5000 art works from the famous painter.


    Day
    8
    Paris
    Paris is a cradle of culture. Each monument in Paris deserves a visit. 

    Meet your local guide and explore the Montmartre area and the beautiful Sacre Coeur Basilica. Continue with a visit to the famous Eiffel Tower. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city at your own pace or enjoy a cruise on river Seine.


    Day
    9
    Versailles
    Your day will take you to the stunning Palace of Versailles, the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. Initially a hunting lodge, it was only during the reign of King Louis XVI that it became the vast palace which we admire today. Versailles is divided into 4 different spaces - The Palace, the Garden, the Grand Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Estate. During the summer, the Palace' fountains offer an animated water show with music.

    Return to Paris in the afternoon.


    Day
    10
    Rome
    Enjoy a late breakfast at your hotel then take the afternoon flight from Paris to Rome. Few cities can rival Rome's astonishing heritage. With its combination of incredible sights, awe-inspiring art and unique street culture, Italy's capital is one of the world's most beautiful cities. 


    Day
    11
    Rome
    After breakfast, meet your local guide at the hotel for a half-day Ancient Rome tour, which will lead you to the symbol of the Eternal City - the Roman Colosseum. 

    The Colosseum is an enormous amphitheater where gladiators, Christians and wild beasts once battled to the death in front of 50,000 spectators. After this visit, continue with the Roman Forum, where the creation of the Roman civilization is reflected in the vast ensemble of ruins.


    Day
    12
    Rome
    Meet your local guide for a tour of the Vatican city, the smallest state in the wold. Start with breakfast at the Vatican Museum, followed by a tour of the thousand rooms and galleries containing amazing treasures collected by the Popes throughout the centuries. Visit the Sistine Chapel, highlighted by Michelangelo's masterpieces, the impressive frescoes including the Last Judgement. 

    Finally you will visit St Peter's Basillica, the largest church in the world. Among the many fine pieces of art and mosaics on display are Michelangelo's Pieta and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.


    Day
    13
    Rome
    Today you will explore modern Rome. Marvel at the incredible Spanish Steps, toss a coin and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain and enjoy La Dolce Vita sipping a drink at one of the many cafes in Piazza Navona. In the afternoon, discover the culinary Rome, with a food tour which will put to test all your senses. 


    Day
    14
    Departure
    Private transfer to the airport and flight back to homeland.

    Inclusion
    • Hotel accommodations with breakfast unless specifically excluded in itinerary
    • Entrances to sightseeings and excursions as per the itinerary
    Exclusion
    • Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, lunch etc.
    Prices are in US$ per person
    01 Jan 17 - 31 Dec 18
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