London to Rome Highlights - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

11 days

from $2035 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"You made my dream come true"
Michelle , Jul 2014

A lively journey through elegant Paris with its iconic monuments and museums, gorgeous Lucerne, charming Venice and cultural Florence. End your holiday in ancient Rome where you see the vast Colosseum and ancient Forum as well as visiting St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
ETRVA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    DEPART HOME

    Overnight flight to London.

  • 2.

    ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)

    Relax after check-in or stroll through London and soak up the unique atmosphere. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping  – the list is endless and the choice is yours!

    Hotel

    Hilton Olympia

  • 3.

    LONDON FREE TIME

    Spend today exploring London on your own. See all the sights – from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square, the city is brimming with instantly recognizable attractions. Visit museums and galleries, wander through Royal Parks or take the ride of your life on the London Eye. The choice is yours!

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 4.

    LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    A very warm welcome from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the Somme battlefields in northern France to the glittering capital Paris, your home for the next two nights.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Mercure La Defense 5

  • 5.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a morning guided sightseeing tour, which includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Consider a cruise along the Seine in a glass-topped boat. You might like to round off your Parisian adventure with a spectacular cabaret show!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.

    PARIS – LUCERNE

    Today, drive through the Burgundy region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Pass the fortified town of Belfort to lakeside Lucerne with views of the 14th century Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Weinhof

  • 7.

    LUCERNE – VENICE

    Traverse the Alps into Italy via the scenic St. Gotthard route and catch a glimpse of Lake Como. Skirt the sprawling commercial capital, Milan, arriving later in the region of Venice, a historically wealthy city built across 118 islands in a marshy lagoon.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Il Burchiello

  • 8.

    VENICE ORIENTATION – FLORENCE

    Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and see the sumptuous Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop. Afterwards, you might like to take an optional experience to Burano Island for a delightful lunch. Cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Novotel Firenze Nord

  • 9.

    FLORENCE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    See the sights during your orientation tour of Florence, which includes a stroll to Santa Croce Square. Don't miss the opportunity to shop for high quality leather and gold before departing for Rome.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Ergife Palace

  • 10.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a guided visit of St. Peter's Basilica, believed to enclose the tomb of St. Peter. Your fascinating guided sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome with views of the Forum and Colosseum. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Shop in smart boutiques on the Via Condotti, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or simply watch the world drift by!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 11.

    ROME – RETURN HOME

    After breakfast, say ‘arrivederci' to Rome and your fellow travelers at the end of a dream vacation! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Dover

    See the White Cliffs
  • Florence

    See Piazza St. Croce
  • Lucerne

    Orientation includes views of the Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument
  • Paris

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rome

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Forum and Colosseum, and a visit to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Venice

    Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop

Dining

  • 7 buffet breakfasts
    3 three course dinners
  • 2 full breakfasts

Travel Highlights

  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Pick-up in London if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport shuttle service available to purchase, conditions apply.
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your trip
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lucerne

  • Mount Stanserhorn Excursion

    Adult Price: Fr.77.00 Join us on a drive along Lake Lucerne to Stans, terminal of one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabri cable car, we’ll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments before descending.

Paris

  • Dinner And Hidden Gems Of Paris

    Adult Price: €66.00 Spend an evening discovering one of the loveliest areas of Paris, made famous by artists, writers and students over the centuries. Then enjoy a taste of local cuisine, at a memorable dinner in typical Parisian style with drinks included.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter Exploration

    Adult Price: €30.00 Discover the history of Notre Dame. Built in 1163, this magnificent cathedral is the cornerstone of Gothic architecture in France. Afterwards you’ll explore the Latin Quarter with your Local Specialist and enjoy free time to have a bite to eat, or perhaps try Berthillon ice-cream - the best in France.
  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €34.00 Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €133.00 Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €157.00 Dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret – immortalized by the homonymous award-winning film and featuring 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Venice

  • Discover The Magic Of Venice

    Adult Price: €69.00 Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
  • Lagoon Discovery Cruise With Food And Drinks

    Adult Price: €69.00 Come with us on a private boat trip to the lagoon in Venice and you’ll see the island of Murano, where the renowned glassblowers live. You’ll enjoy lunch or dinner with drinks at the nearby ‘Island of the Fishermen’, Burano, which is famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer's paradise.

Rome

  • An Introduction To Rome

    Adult Price: €33.00 As you meander slowly through Rome's labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares, our Local Specialist will tell you stories of how each area has developed over centuries, creating an amazing legacy for us today. During the tour, you'll view the Pantheon and experience Piazza Navona, loved for its lively cafes.
  • Roman Dining With Live Entertainment

    Adult Price: €60.00 We’ll show you an evening of great entertainment and fun at one of our favourite local restaurants. You'll be served wine and soft drinks, alongside some wonderful musical performances.
  • Inside The Vatican And The Colosseum

    Adult Price: €78.00 Join us for an extension to your included sightseeing tour, which gives you a chance to see the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. You’ll visit the Tapestry Gallery, Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo spent 11 years preparing the vault and altar wall, and we give you plenty of time to admire just how much painstaking work went into his creations. Your experience will be rounded off with a visit to Rome's iconic Colosseum.

Florence

  • Florence's Renaissance Treasures

    Adult Price: €41.00 This trip is all about exploring the jewel in Florence's crown: its Renaissance heritage. First, you'll get to view the Michelangelo collection, including the statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll continue to the Duomo where you’ll see first-hand its spectacular design. The trip ends in Signoria Square, the political centre of Florence.
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