EUROPEAN CAPITALS

GRAND TOUR:

LONDON / PARIS /  

MADRID / & ROME 

EUROPEAN CAPITALS GRAND TOUR
London - Paris - Madrid - Rome

15 Days / 14 Nights

July 11 - 25, 2020

Includes

Eurostar Train -- London to Paris

Flight -- Paris to Madrid

Flight -- Madrid to Rome

$12,750

Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Big Ben in London

The Forum in Rome

Four spectacular European trips in one!

 

This is a fabulous trip for families, couples, friends and solo travelers to experience a Grand European Tour... to discover four of Europe's most beautiful cosmopolitan capital cities -- London, Paris, Madrid and Rome. You'll travel England, France, Spain and Italy -- learn about each country's history, culture, see magnificent art & architecture, engage with local people & European life, and enjoy delicious cuisine.

 

We'll start our grand tour in London where we'll stay three nights in boutique hotels. We'll take tours with local historian guides and see the city's top landmarks -- Tower of London and the Crown Jewels... Westminster Abbey... take a day trip to Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge. Well see top landmarks -- Buckingham Palace... Parliament... Big Ben... Tower Bridge... Trafalgar Square... Hyde Park... Piccadilly Circus... Oxford Street.

 

You'll have free time in London for personal sightseeing... to visit major museums: the British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Gallery and Tate Modern… shop in London's famous department stores: Harrods, Selfridges, and Liberty… browse Knightsbridge's chic boutiques… enjoy the serenity in central London by The Serpentine lake in Hyde Park... have traditional English afternoon ... attend a West End play... visit a London pub.

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks are offered through London neighborhoods for those who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day. 

 

Next destination... Paris! We'll board the high-speed Eurostar train and travel non-stop from central London's St. Pancras railway station, going under the English Channel, to arrive at Gare du Nord in central Paris. 

 

Whether it is your first or fifteenth visit to the "City of Light," there’s plenty to see and enjoy in magnificent Paris! 

 

We’ll stay three glorious nights in the Saint-Germain district, a short distance from Paris's major attractions, shopping, restaurants, and famous Left Bank sidewalk cafes. You have a choice of two personally-selected boutique hotels to stay.

 

We'll see Paris's top landmarks -- Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and Place de Concorde. We'll take private tour with a local Paris art historian guide to the world's most famous art museum, The Louvre, and tour Saint Chappelle to see the stunning stained glass windows.

Afternoons are free for exploring Paris on your own... to visit Musee d'Orangerie, Centre George Pompidou, Musee Picasso, and Musee Rodin art museums… tour Les Invalides, home of France's Army Military Museum and Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte… shop at the famous designer fashion boutiques on Rue Saint-Honroe... visit Paris's grand department stores: Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, and Le Bon March… browse through Paris's specialty stores, from fabrics to food... meander through Rue Cler street market or Porte de Clignancourt antique market… relax in a green chair around the pond in Luxembourg Gardens... enjoy an apéritif at an outdoor cafe along Boulevard Saint-Germain.

We'll take an evening river cruise on The Seine to view Paris at night, traveling past Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and Pont Neuf.

 

We'll enjoy group dinners at local bistros... take after-dinner strolls along the Seine River.

 

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks are offered through Paris neighborhoods... through Luxembourg Gardens & The Tuileries... along The Seine & through Isle de Saint Louis. 

On to Spain! After Paris we'll board a non-stop flight to Madrid, Spain's sophisticated capital city.

 

With our local art historian guide we'll have tours of Madrid's world-renowned art museums, Museo Nacional Del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía... we'll visit the Royal Palace of Madrid, the grandiose home of Spain's Royal Family. 

 

We'll take a day trip to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and have a private guided tour of Toledo Cathedral (Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary).

 

We'll venture on an evening tapas safari through Madrid's Old Town Quarter sampling Spanish appetizers and drinking cava.

 

There will be free time for personal sightseeing...  to stroll through Rio Park or visit the Botanical Garden... shop at Madrid boutiques and local markets... relax at outdoor cafes
 

Next we're off to Rome, the "Eternal City" and capital of Italy. We'll stay three nights in Rome's historic central district. 

 

We'll take tours with local historian guides of The Colosseum, The Forum, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica. We'll visit the Spanish Steps... Trevi Fountain... Piazza Navona... and Borghese Gardens.

 

There will be free time for shopping Rome boutiques and visiting local markets. 

 

Optional before breakfast pleasure walks are offered through Rome's historic city center and along the Tibor River.

 

The European Capitals Grand Tour Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation experience to four magnificent European capital cities -- London, Paris, Madrid & Rome.

  • A friendly and fun small group environment. 

  • Many activities -- including tours with local guides of London's, Paris's, Madrid's and Rome's most famous  landmarks and sites... visiting renowned museums, archaeological sites, castles & cathedrals... traditional English afternoon tea... gelato tasting... tapas safari.

  • Free time to organically explore and enjoy London, Paris, Madrid and Rome at your own pace for personal sightseeing, relaxation, and shopping. Free time in evenings to attend a London West End play or visit a local pub... meander along the Seine in Paris to browse through the book stalls lining the river walk... sit under the stars at an outdoor cafe in Madrid.... take an after-dinner stroll through Rome's historic city center and toss a coin into Trevi Fountain.

  • Optional before breakfast morning pleasure walks.

  • Recommendations of local restaurants, bistros, cafes and pubs to explore on your own... yet everyone is invited to join local cuisine group meals at personal-selected restaurants.

  • Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​ 

 

What's Included:

  • 15 Days / 14 nights, in a choice of personally-selected hotels.

    • Charming Boutique Hotels. Stay in charming boutique hotels and traditional old-world hotels with warm furnishings, all located in historic city centers.

    • Premiere/Signature Luxury Hotels. Stay in very special luxury hotels for the entire trip, a combination of deluxe luxury designer boutique hotels and historic & elegant grand luxury hotels, located in the historic city centers of London, Paris, Madrid and Rome. 

  • Eurostar Train 1st-Class Transportation - high-speed train from London to Paris.

  • Inter-Europe Airline Flight – economy class flight from Paris to Madrid.

  • Inter-Europe Airline Flight – economy class flight from Madrid to Rome.

  • Train Station/Airport/Hotel Transfers – transfer from London hotel to London train station for Eurostar train to Paris; transfer between Paris train station and Paris hotel; transfer between Paris hotel and Paris airport; transfers between Madrid airport and Madrid hotel; transfer from Rome airport to Rome hotel.

  • London Activities:

    • Welcome Reception – an opportunity to review tour activities.

    • Tour of Westminster Abbey with local London historian guide.

    • Tour of Tower of London and the Crown Jewels with local historian guide.

    • See top London landmarks --  Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Parliament, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street.

    • Tour of British Museum with local historian guide 

    • Day trip to Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge

    • Boat ride on The Thames

    • Ride on the London Eye (ferris wheel)

    • Traditional Afternoon English Tea -- with finger sandwiches; scones with clotted cream & fruit preserves; variety of cakes & pastries; selection of teas.

    • Free time for personal exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

    • Optional before breakfast pleasure walks through central London parks and neighborhoods.

  • Paris Activities:​

    • Tour of The Louvre with Paris local art historian guide.

    • Tour Notre Dame Cathedral & Sainte Chapelle with local historian guide.

    • See top Paris landmarks -- Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs de Elysee,  Rue de Honroe, Latin Quarter, Saint Germain District, The Opera, Concorde, Isle de Saint Louis

    • Day trip to Versailles to Palace of Versailles with local historian guide. 

    • Evening cruise on the Seine River to view the "City of Light" at night.

    • Free time for personal exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

    • Optional before breakfast pleasure walks through Paris neighborhoods, Luxembourg Gardens & Tuileries Garden, along The Seine and through Isle de St. Louis.

  • Madrid Activities:

    • Tour of Royal Palace of Madrid with our Madrid local historian guide

    • Tour of Museo Nacional Del Prado with local art historian guide

    • Tour of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía with local art historian guide

    • Day trip to Toledo to tour of Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo with local art historian guide.

    • Walking visits through Madrid's Old Town, Plaza Mayor, and Mercado San Miguel

    • Tapas Safari – an evening visiting tapas bars, sampling an assortment of Spanish appetizers.

    • Free time for personal exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

    • Optional before breakfast pleasure walks through central Madrid.

  • Rome Activities:.

    • Tour of The Colosseum and The Forum with local historian guide.

    • Tour of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica with local historian guide.

    • Walking visits to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and Borghese Gardens.

    • Free time for personal exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

    • Gala Farewell Dinner -- featuring Italian cuisine celebrating two spectacular weeks in Europe.

    • Optional before breakfast pleasure walks through Rome's city centreand along the Tiber River

  • Palace, cathedral, museum, archeological site & garden entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.

  • Connoisseur service & support – personal & customized service

 

Arrival/Departure Cities: 

Arrival City: London, England

Departure City: Rome Italy

 

Tour Cost:

Includes inter-Europe transportation -- Eurostar high-speed train 1st-class travel from London to Paris; flight from from Paris to Madrid; flight from Madrid to Rome. 

             

Charming Boutique Hotels Option:

  • $12,750 – 14 days / 13 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. 

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option – $3,950

Premiere/Signature Luxury Hotels Option:

  • $15,975 – 14 days / 13 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option – $4,750.

 

Space Is Limited -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour. Limited to 15 Persons.

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