London, Paris and Rome Educational Tour

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London, Paris and Rome tour map

London, Paris and Rome

9 Days London 2 • Paris 2 • Rome 3

Accommodations

Accommodations in centrally-located three-star or four-star hotels. Rooming on a triple basis. Double rooms: $280 per person.

Transportation

Round-trip transportation on scheduled airline. Two-day Oyster Card for underground and public bus transportatio in London (zones 1 and 2). Paris Metro Carnet (10 tickets).

Meals

All breakfasts. All dinners. Dinner with music on Day 8.

Guides

Services of a specially-trained passports Tour Director throughout.

Inclusions

Entrances and activities as noted on itinerary.

Travel Protection

passports provides and pays for a Post Departure Travel Protection Plan that includes coverage for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medical Expense and Evacuation and more.

Days 1-2: Home - London

Arrival transfer

Tour director-led walking tour from Covent Garden to Trafalgar Square

Day 3: London

London City Sightseeing: Local guide

Optional West End Theatre Performance

Day 4: London - Paris

Departure transfer, Eurostar train London-Paris, Arrival transfer

Optional Immersive digital art show at the 'Atelier des Lumières'

Seine River cruise

Day 5: Paris

Paris City Sightseeing, Excursion to the Palace of Versailles, RER train to Paris: Local Guide

Eiffel Tower Level Two: Optional Eiffel Tower Summit (subject to availability), Optional Dinner on the Eiffel Tower

Day 6: Paris - Rome

Departure transfer, Flight Paris-Rome, Arrival transfer

Tour director-led evening walking tour to the Trevi Fountain

Day 7: Rome

Visits to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum: 24-hour public transportation pass in Rome, Local guide, Headset receiver

Optional Excursion to Tivoli: Local guide, Villa Adriana

Day 8: Rome

Visit to the Vatican Museums: Local guide, Headset receiver for the Vatican sites, Visit to the Sistine Chapel, Visit to St. Peter's Basilica, 24-hour public transportation pass in Rome

Optional Universal Judgment Show 'Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel'

Dinner with music

Day 9: Departure

Departure transfer

Days 1-2: Arrival in London, Covent Garden to Trafalgar Square Walking Tour

You head east, into a short night, and suddenly it's morning, and you're in England. Londontown: the hub and focus for theatergoers worldwide!

Tour director-led walking tour from Covent Garden to Trafalgar Square

Take a walking tour with your tour director. Start at Covent Garden, the stomping ground of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Higgins. See Leicester and Trafalgar Squares, and Piccadilly Circus.

Day 3: London City Sightseeing, Optional West End Theatre

Enjoy a tour of the sights and sounds of the British capital. See such sights as St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Kensington, and Trafalgar Square.

Optional West End Theatre

Attend a performance at a West End venue. In London you can find anything you're looking for, from classical drama to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Perhaps a good tear-jerker?

Day 4: Chunnel Train to Paris, Optional Atelier des Lumières Immersive Digital Art Show, Seine River Cruise
Chunnel Train to Paris

Board the high-speed Eurostar train for an exciting trip under the English Channel. It's London one minute, and Paris the next.

Optional Immersive digital art show at the 'Atelier des Lumières'

Enjoy an augmented reality art experience as you marvel at the creativity of digital artists who use the latest sound and light techniques. See how a system of 140 video-projectors and 50 speakers present a mesmerizing digital show that blends fine arts (paintings, drawings, or sculpture) and music, coloring floor, ceiling and walls nearly 33 feet tall. Themes vary through the year.

Seine River cruise

See Paris transformed into a wonderland like no other during a cruise along the River Seine.

Day 5: Paris City Sightseeing, Excursion to Versailles, RER train to Paris, Eiffel Tower

Set out on a coach tour of the city in the company of a local guide. On the Right Bank of the River Seine, see Napoléon's Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Place de la Concorde, and the exuberant Opéra Garnier. On the Left Bank, discover the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

A full-day local guide, well-educated and specially-trained on the history and culture of Paris and its surroundings, will accompany your group.

Visit to the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors

Enjoy a bit of relevant French history today at the palace where the Sun King, Madame de Pompadour and Queen Marie-Antoinette all come to life. In this ultimate example of Baroque architecture, you will marvel at the lavish decoration, abundant gilding and exuberant ornamentation, particularly in the Royal Apartments of Louis XIV and in the Hall of Mirrors. Imagine the sense of self-importance that must have inflated the egos of these kings and queens.

Then, take a stroll around the Main Gardens.

Return to Paris using the efficient RER transit system.

Eiffel Tower Level Two

Take an elevator to the deuxième étage of the most famous cast iron structure ever built, la Tour Eiffel, for an unforgettable panorama of Paris.

Optional Eiffel Tower Summit (subject to availability)

Ascend to the third level of the tower.

Optional Dinner on the Eiffel Tower

Enjoy a three-course dinner at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel located on the first level of the Eiffel Tower.

Day 6: Flight to Rome, Trevi Fountain Walking Tour
Flight to Rome

Au revoir, Paris! You're flying to the "Eternal City." More treasures await your discovery.

Proceed to your centrally-located hotel, settle in and get ready to explore your surroundings.

Treat yourself to a gelato. You're in Rome!

Tour director-led evening walking tour to the Trevi Fountain

Enjoy a walking tour to the Trevi Fountain: the terminal of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct is now one of Rome's most celebrated sights. It's at its best at night, when the fountain is illuminated. Throw a coin over your right shoulder and into the spray to ensure your return to this wonderful city!

Day 7: Colosseum and Roman Forum, Optional Excursion to Tivoli with Villa Adriana
Visits to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum

Walk through the best known monuments of Ancient Rome, the Colosseo and the Foro Romano. Once the heart of a vast empire, the Forum was filled with extravagant buildings and crowded with people from all over the known world.

Your combination ticket to the Colosseum and Roman Forum also allows entrance to the Palatine Hill archaeological site and its museum: should time permits, you may want to make your way up the hill to visit the oldest and most prestigious residential area of Ancient Rome.

A local guide, specially-trained on the history and culture of Rome and its surroundings, will accompany your group.

Headset receiver
Optional Excursion to Tivoli

Enjoy a visit to a hilltop town that supplied the travertine marble from which much of Imperial Rome was built. Nowadays, Tivoli is known for its Roman ruins and its gardens with fabulous fountains.

Local guide

A local guide, specially-trained on the history and culture of Rome and its surroundings, will accompany your group.

Villa Adriana

Discover the vast estate where Emperor Hadrian recreated some of the wonders he saw during his travels. Widely acknowledged to be one of the largest and most spectacular villas ever built in the Roman Empire, Villa Adriana once covered an area greater than the center of Imperial Rome!

Day 8: Vatican Museums, Optional Michelangelo's Universal Judgment Show, Dinner with Music
Visit to the Vatican Museums

Discover outstanding masterpieces collected for the Vatican Museums since the early 1500s. You will see exceptional statues from antiquity, such as Laocoön and His Sons and the Apollo Belvedere, and stunning Renaissance paintings, notably in the Raphael Rooms with The School of Athens fresco.

A half-day local guide, well-educated and specially-trained on the history and culture of Vatican City, will accompany your group.

Visit to the Sistine Chapel

Marvel at Michelangelo's Last Judgment and brightly-colored ceiling frescoes in the Cappella Sistina.

Visit to St. Peter's Basilica

Enter the sanctuary recognized as the world's largest church. The Basilica di San Pietro also houses priceless works of art, in particular Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Dove of the Holy Spirit.

Optional Universal Judgment Show 'Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel'

Discover the wonders of the Sistine Chapel as a spectator at the 3D and 270-degree immersive projection titled Giudizio Universale. Special effects on a wide screen tell, in four parts, the story of the artist and of the masterpiece he painted on the ceiling of the Vatican's Cappella Magna between 1505 and 1512.

Dinner with music

A serenaded farewell dinner is included tonight. O Sole Mio, on the banks of the River Tiber.

Day 9: Departure

Ciao, Europa! Statistics show that visitors do in fact return to Rome, although it may not have anything to do with coins in a fountain. Race the sun and arrive home later today, eager to share your discoveries with family and friends.

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