3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Venice, 3 Nights Florence & 3 Nights Rome (DRV)

What do London, Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome have in common (other than being some of Europe’s most exciting cities)? Shakespeare, of course! They are all locations for his plays—Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice, and Julius Caesar! You know what else they have in common? They’re all included on this 16-day Monograms vacation, where we've arranged your hotel reservations in each city, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, to help your vacation run smoothly and to make sure you have a "friend in the city," we've arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host® in each city, someone who is there for you throughout your stays.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in London, where we can pick you up at the airport and whisk you seamlessly to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host is waiting with a warm welcome and materials to help you get settled and start exploring immediately. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert, who will share the inside stories around London's fascinating, must-see attractions. And it's not just London…in each city we've arranged exclusive, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide.

Your sightseeing includes some of Europe's most famous attractions. In Paris, you'll visit Notre Dame Cathedral, built in 1163 and where Napoleon was crowned emperor. In Venice, you'll see St. Mark's Square and Basilica; Doges Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century. In Florence, the Ponte Vecchio has housed stores along its arched, stone bridge since the 13th century, and you’ll see it on your guided walking tour. Rome is a treasure trove of historic sights, and we’ll take you to many of them. You'll visit St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD and where even today the Pope often presides. We’ll also take you to the iconic Colosseum, built in the 1st century to hold 50,000 spectators, and the Roman Forum, built over 2,000 years ago at the height of the Roman Empire.

In addition to the historic sights, your vacation includes many of Europe's artistic highlights. We’ll take you to the Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, where you’ll see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures. Your sightseeing in Venice includes a visit to watch glassblowers in action. Florence is known for its amazing artistic heritage, and your guided sightseeing will include the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo's David. In Rome, visit the Vatican Museums to see its remarkable treasures and the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings.

On the third day in each city, you’ll have the opportunity to explore on your own. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you arrange activities and offer suggestions. Perhaps take a cruise on the Thames River in London or the Seine River in Paris. Perhaps take an excursion from Paris to the Palace of Versailles; from London to mysterious Stonehenge or to Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle; from Florence to San Gimignano, Italy's most famous medieval town; and from Rome to Tivoli, the villa built by Hadrian at the peak of the Roman Empire. You may choose to just relax and have a drink in Venice's St. Mark's Square or at a café along the Champs-Elysées. The possibilities are endless!

And don't forget…your package includes transportation between cities. You'll travel via the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris, which includes porterage. From Paris to Venice, we've included air on selected flights, along with transfers to/from the airports. For your travels between Venice, Florence, and Rome, we've included travel (first-class) via high-speed train as well as transfers to/from the train stations. We know the train stations in Italy can seem confusing to visitors, so we’ll even make sure you get on the correct train! It’s just another way we ensure your vacation is all you want it to be!


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to London. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about London and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local London insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

A dedicated team of Local Hosts are on hand at every Monograms hotel to offer you advice during your stay in London - whether you need help on how to travel about the British capital, how to book one of the many optional excursions available, or to recommend a nice place to dine in style.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

Select a Departure Date for Itinerary and Available Excursions:

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation includes a flight from Paris to Venice along with transfers to/from the airports.

Local Host

DAY
1
LONDON, ENGLAND

25-Mar-2020

Welcome to London! Your Local Hosts will help you maximize your stay in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
2
LONDON

26-Mar-2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.

Excursions Available:

The London Dungeon

Price: Starting From: $33/person

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The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Medieval Banquet

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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Medieval Banquet

A four course feast awaits you with unlimited beer and wine in King Henry's Banqueting Halls.

Hampton Court Palace

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

Sea Life London

Price: Starting From: $32/person

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Sea Life London

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

River Cruise Experience

Price: Starting From: $18/person

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River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Kensington Palace

Price: Starting From: $21/person

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments are on view to the public.

Madame Tussauds

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

Soho Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $129/person

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Soho Food Tour

Join this walking guided tour for an unforgettable evening of eating, drinking, and having fun in the buzzing, fast-paced, vibrant Soho that truly shaped London's history and culinary reputation.

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DAY
3
LONDON

27-Mar-2020

Consider your Local Hosts' suggestions for your day at leisure. Maybe an afternoon at the 900-year-old Tower of London, still guarded by the famous Beefeaters, would be to your taste.

Excursions Available:

The London Dungeon

Price: Starting From: $33/person

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The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Medieval Banquet

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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Medieval Banquet

A four course feast awaits you with unlimited beer and wine in King Henry's Banqueting Halls.

Hampton Court Palace

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

Sea Life London

Price: Starting From: $32/person

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Sea Life London

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

River Cruise Experience

Price: Starting From: $18/person

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River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Kensington Palace

Price: Starting From: $21/person

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments are on view to the public.

Madame Tussauds

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

Soho Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $129/person

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Soho Food Tour

Join this walking guided tour for an unforgettable evening of eating, drinking, and having fun in the buzzing, fast-paced, vibrant Soho that truly shaped London's history and culinary reputation.

London Eye

Price: Starting From: $39/person

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London Eye

At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

RIB Boat

Price: Starting From: $61/person

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RIB Boat

Experience an action-packed 50 minute long trip on London's River Thames in a high-speed, rigid inflatable boat (RIB) tour.

London Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $337/party

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London Private Guided Tour

Enjoy your own exclusive, fully qualified London guide. Arrange your own itinerary ahead of time and visit all the places in London that you have always wanted to see.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Price: Starting From: $22/person

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre, opened in 1997 and dedicated to Shakespeare's work.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Price: Starting From: $116/person

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

Price: Starting From: $149/person

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Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

Do some serious time travel on this full-day excursion to thousand-year-old Windsor Castle, 5,000-year-old Stonehenge, and Bath, dating back to Roman times! Your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to all three sites, with fascinating insider information and time to explore on your own.

Shownight

Price: Starting From: $156/person

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Shownight

A wonderful escorted evening in London's theater district starts with a delicious dinner, followed by excellent seats at your chosen show.

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

Price: Starting From: $118/person

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Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Next we head to Bath and arrive in time for lunch (not included). Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Stonehenge Direct

Price: Starting From: $69/person

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Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Come and unlock its secrets.

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DAY
4
LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

28-Mar-2020

. Travel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris.

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

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DAY
5
PARIS

29-Mar-2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, the Conciergerie, famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more. (Note: there are occasions when your city sightseeing in Paris may be affected due to events in the city. On any of these dates, your Monograms sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full experience).

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $118/party

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Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

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DAY
6
PARIS

30-Mar-2020

Today, you may want to immerse yourself in France’s famous cuisine—like its local cheese (over 400 varieties), onion soup, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), pastries, crêpes, pain au chocolat, and much, much more! Your Local Host can help you organize your day.

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $118/party

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Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

Loire Valley and Lunch

Price: Starting From: $298/person

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Loire Valley and Lunch

Spend a remarkable day in the celebrated Loire Valley, visiting three of its most enchanting châteaux and savoring a delicious lunch with drinks.

Private Paris Photo Shoot

Price: Starting From: $326/party

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Private Paris Photo Shoot

Get ready to strike a pose with Paris as your background on this private photo shoot with a professional photographer in the inimitable City of Light!

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DAY
7
PARIS–VENICE, ITALY

31-Mar-2020

Travel by AIR to Venice on selected flights.

Excursions Available:

Celebration Package: Romantic Experience in Venice

Price: Starting From: $561/party

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Celebration Package: Romantic Experience in Venice

Enjoy an unforgettable romantic evening in Venice! Enjoy a private ride in a traditional gondola, later proceed to one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Italy.

Venetian Dinner

Price: Starting From: $109/person

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Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

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DAY
8
VENICE

1-Apr-2020

Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, features ST. MARK’S SQUARE and BASILICA with its exceptional gold mosaics. Visit DOGES’ PALACE and the poignant BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in the age-old manner, and learn why glass making was so important in Venetian history. ENTRANCES to Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.

Excursions Available:

Celebration Package: Romantic Experience in Venice

Price: Starting From: $561/party

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Celebration Package: Romantic Experience in Venice

Enjoy an unforgettable romantic evening in Venice! Enjoy a private ride in a traditional gondola, later proceed to one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Italy.

Venetian Dinner

Price: Starting From: $109/person

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Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

Gondola

Price: Starting From: $298/party

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Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Ghosts of Venice Private Walking Tour

Price: Starting From: $199/party

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Ghosts of Venice Private Walking Tour

This spine-tingling private guided walk takes you through the hidden corners of Venice-places of tragic history from the ghostly past-to encounter the city's deepest, darkest secrets.

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $307/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Venice the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Drives, Putts & Chips: 18 Holes in Venice

Price: Starting From: $141/person

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Drives, Putts & Chips: 18 Holes in Venice

Play an unforgettable 18 holes of golf at the stunningly beautiful Venetian Golf Club, which once hosted the drives and putts of Venetian aristocracy.

Mamma Mia! Serenaded Gondola Ride & Pizza

Price: Starting From: $73/person

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Mamma Mia! Serenaded Gondola Ride & Pizza

Enjoy the quintessential Italian experience: a romantic shared serenaded gondola ride, followed by a dinner of authentic Italian pizza!

Marriage Proposal in Magical Venice

Price: Starting From: $590/party

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Marriage Proposal in Magical Venice

If a marriage proposal is in your future, do it in one of the most romantic places on Earth-Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo in Venice! This unforgettable private experience even includes a professional photographer to capture the big moment for friends and family back home!

Venice Canal Cruise & Tower Climb

Price: Starting From: $110/person

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Venice Canal Cruise & Tower Climb

Venice's most enchanting sights await on this fantastic small-group discovery featuring a 2-hour private sightseeing cruise down the Grand Canal, visit of San Giorgio Maggiore island's breathtaking basilica, and the chance to climb the bell tower for an incredible panoramic view!

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DAY
9
VENICE

2-Apr-2020

Your Local Host will have ideas for your day, such as the best places to shop for Murano glass items and Carnival masks.

Excursions Available:

Celebration Package: Romantic Experience in Venice

Price: Starting From: $561/party

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Celebration Package: Romantic Experience in Venice

Enjoy an unforgettable romantic evening in Venice! Enjoy a private ride in a traditional gondola, later proceed to one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Italy.

Venetian Dinner

Price: Starting From: $109/person

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Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

Gondola

Price: Starting From: $298/party

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Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Ghosts of Venice Private Walking Tour

Price: Starting From: $199/party

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Ghosts of Venice Private Walking Tour

This spine-tingling private guided walk takes you through the hidden corners of Venice-places of tragic history from the ghostly past-to encounter the city's deepest, darkest secrets.

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $307/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Venice the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Drives, Putts & Chips: 18 Holes in Venice

Price: Starting From: $141/person

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Drives, Putts & Chips: 18 Holes in Venice

Play an unforgettable 18 holes of golf at the stunningly beautiful Venetian Golf Club, which once hosted the drives and putts of Venetian aristocracy.

Mamma Mia! Serenaded Gondola Ride & Pizza

Price: Starting From: $73/person

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Mamma Mia! Serenaded Gondola Ride & Pizza

Enjoy the quintessential Italian experience: a romantic shared serenaded gondola ride, followed by a dinner of authentic Italian pizza!

Marriage Proposal in Magical Venice

Price: Starting From: $590/party

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Marriage Proposal in Magical Venice

If a marriage proposal is in your future, do it in one of the most romantic places on Earth-Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo in Venice! This unforgettable private experience even includes a professional photographer to capture the big moment for friends and family back home!

Private Morning Run Through Venice

Price: Starting From: $100/person

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Private Morning Run Through Venice

Hit the ground running and see the magnificent sites of Venice at the same time on this 1-hour private guided running tour.

Venice Foodie Tour with Lunch

Price: Starting From: $84/person

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Venice Foodie Tour with Lunch

Discover Venice through its best local foods on this enjoyable foodie tour with a culinary expert!

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DAY
10
VENICE–FLORENCE

3-Apr-2020

Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Florence.

Excursions Available:

Florentine Dinner

Price: Starting From: $50/person

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Florentine Dinner

Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

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DAY
11
FLORENCE

4-Apr-2020

Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s original David (the Academy is replaced with the Duomo Museum on Mondays and on the first Sunday of each month). Walk through Piazza del Duomo; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River.

Excursions Available:

Florentine Dinner

Price: Starting From: $50/person

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Florentine Dinner

Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Price: Starting From: $62/person

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Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Come face-to-face with the world's greatest masterpieces when you skip the long lines and head right into the Uffizi Gallery on this extraordinary guided tour!

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $201/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Florence the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

Price: Starting From: $22/person

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Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

Discover the city's largest museum complex at Pitti Palace. Marvel at the Royal Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Medicis' private art collection

Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

Price: Starting From: $20/person

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Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

Discover some of Florence's greatest natural and manmade treasures on this delightful excursion.

Create Your Own Pizza

Price: Starting From: $78/person

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Create Your Own Pizza

From the art of dough-making to choosing the best toppings, learn all about pizza, craft your own signature pie, and then savor the tasty results!

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Bike Tour

Pedal your way past incredible scenery and mesmerizing sights on this invigorating guided bike tour.

Florence Sunset Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $107/person

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Florence Sunset Food Tour

Discover the heart of Florence on this fun foodie tour. Enjoy 9 different tastings that include everything from a traditional aperitif to authentic Steak Florentine!

Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

Price: Starting From: $96/person

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Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

An insight into the food and wine tradition of Tuscany, land of gourmets. Not to be missed!

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DAY
12
FLORENCE

5-Apr-2020

Today your Local Host will have many options for your day at leisure.

Excursions Available:

Florentine Dinner

Price: Starting From: $50/person

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Florentine Dinner

Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $201/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Florence the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

Price: Starting From: $22/person

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Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

Discover the city's largest museum complex at Pitti Palace. Marvel at the Royal Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Medicis' private art collection

Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

Price: Starting From: $20/person

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Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

Discover some of Florence's greatest natural and manmade treasures on this delightful excursion.

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Bike Tour

Pedal your way past incredible scenery and mesmerizing sights on this invigorating guided bike tour.

Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

Price: Starting From: $96/person

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Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

An insight into the food and wine tradition of Tuscany, land of gourmets. Not to be missed!

Excursion to Famous Antinori's Wine Cellars in Chianti

Price: Starting From: $110/person

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Excursion to Famous Antinori's Wine Cellars in Chianti

Head into the Tuscan countryside for a visit and tasting at an acclaimed wine cellar, one of the world's oldest continuously operating family businesses.

Chianti Countryside, San Gimignano & Wine Tasting at Verrazzano Castle

Price: Starting From: $662/person

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Chianti Countryside, San Gimignano & Wine Tasting at Verrazzano Castle

The ultimate Tuscan experience! Soak up the legendary Chianti countryside as you drive to the heart of Tuscany, with gentle hills, olive groves, and vineyards. You have time to explore San Gimignano, the most famous of Italy's medieval towns, and stop at Verrazzano Castle.

Tuscan Cooking Class in Medieval Tower

Price: Starting From: $180/person

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Tuscan Cooking Class in Medieval Tower

Ignite your passion for cooking on this unique excursion. A complete culinary adventure awaits you in a Medieval tower located just outside from Florence.

Ferraris & Food Private Discovery Tour

Price: Starting From: $741/person

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Ferraris & Food Private Discovery Tour

Thrill your inner race car driver on this private excursion to the dazzling Ferrari Museum. Marvel at the collection, and enjoy a special lunch!

Half-Day Siena Private Discovery Tour

Price: Starting From: $469/person

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Half-Day Siena Private Discovery Tour

Surrounded by exquisite Tuscan scenery, this private guided tour introduces you to Siena, one of Italy's best preserved medieval towns and home to the annual Palio horse race!

The Vineyards of Tuscany by Horseback

Price: Starting From: $168/person

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The Vineyards of Tuscany by Horseback

Saddle up for an incredible horseback ride through the scenic Tuscan countryside that includes a winery tour and traditional meal with wine and olive oil tastings!

Galileo Museum Entrance

Price: Starting From: $20/person

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Galileo Museum Entrance

Enjoy skip-the-lines tickets into Florence's famous Galileo Museum, where you can set your own pace on a self-guided tour of the impressive collection of scientific instruments dating back to the 13th century.

Guided Hike in Tuscany with Lunch

Price: Starting From: $112/person

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Guided Hike in Tuscany with Lunch

The beauty of the Chianti countryside awaits on this small-group guided hike featuring olive oil tasting at an ancient mill, a tour of a boutique wine cellar, a delicious wine-paired Tuscan lunch, and more!

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DAY
13
FLORENCE–ROME

6-Apr-2020

. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Rome.

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DAY
14
ROME

7-Apr-2020

Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes, view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, see monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. (Please note the Vatican Museum is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays, therefore your included guided sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day. Please be aware of this variation if making independent arrangements for your time at leisure).

Excursions Available:

Gourmet Dinner in Rome

Price: Starting From: $62/person

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Gourmet Dinner in Rome

Bask in the hypnotic atmosphere of the Eternal City as you savor a gourmet dinner with wine at an elegant restaurant

Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

Price: Starting From: $73/person

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Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

This guided tour has it all: bustling piazzas, the incredible Pantheon, lively Navona Square, and beautiful Trevi Fountain, where legend says tossing a coin will ensure your return to Rome!

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $264/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Rome the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Villa Borghese

Price: Starting From: $64/person

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Villa Borghese

Come face to face with some of history most incredible art on this mesmerizing excursion to Villa Borghese. Led by an expert art historian, explore the gallery's vast collection, with works by master artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and others!

Cooking Class in Rome

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Cooking Class in Rome

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes from a real Italian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Bike Tours

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Bike Tours

Explore some of Italy's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

Barefoot in the Park: Your Gourmet Organic Picnic in Rome

Price: Starting From: $40/person

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Barefoot in the Park: Your Gourmet Organic Picnic in Rome

Take a well-deserved break from sightseeing and indulge yourself-with time to relax and a delightful al fresco picnic surrounded by exquisite gardens.

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Discover Cucina Romana--real Roman cuisine on this yummy foodie walking tour through the Testaccio district!

Rome Street Pizza Discovery

Price: Starting From: $62/person

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Rome Street Pizza Discovery

Did you know that street food style was popular in ancient Rome? Discover the best of Rome`s Pizza in a 2/2.5 hours street food tour with locals.

Caravaggio's Rome: Wine Food and Art Experience

Price: Starting From: $62/person

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Caravaggio's Rome: Wine Food and Art Experience

Discover 17th-century Rome when artist Caravaggio was at his zenith during this unique art, food, and wine-tasting experience!

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DAY
15
ROME

8-Apr-2020

Follow the ancient Roman advice carpe diem (seize the day) and ask your Local Host for suggestions. You may want to ensure your return to the “Eternal City” by throwing a coin into Trevi Fountain.

Excursions Available:

Gourmet Dinner in Rome

Price: Starting From: $62/person

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Gourmet Dinner in Rome

Bask in the hypnotic atmosphere of the Eternal City as you savor a gourmet dinner with wine at an elegant restaurant

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $264/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Rome the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Villa Borghese

Price: Starting From: $64/person

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Villa Borghese

Come face to face with some of history most incredible art on this mesmerizing excursion to Villa Borghese. Led by an expert art historian, explore the gallery's vast collection, with works by master artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and others!

Cooking Class in Rome

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Cooking Class in Rome

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes from a real Italian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Bike Tours

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Bike Tours

Explore some of Italy's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

Barefoot in the Park: Your Gourmet Organic Picnic in Rome

Price: Starting From: $40/person

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Barefoot in the Park: Your Gourmet Organic Picnic in Rome

Take a well-deserved break from sightseeing and indulge yourself-with time to relax and a delightful al fresco picnic surrounded by exquisite gardens.

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Discover Cucina Romana--real Roman cuisine on this yummy foodie walking tour through the Testaccio district!

Rome Street Pizza Discovery

Price: Starting From: $62/person

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Rome Street Pizza Discovery

Did you know that street food style was popular in ancient Rome? Discover the best of Rome`s Pizza in a 2/2.5 hours street food tour with locals.

Caravaggio's Rome: Wine Food and Art Experience

Price: Starting From: $62/person

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Caravaggio's Rome: Wine Food and Art Experience

Discover 17th-century Rome when artist Caravaggio was at his zenith during this unique art, food, and wine-tasting experience!

The Catacombs

Price: Starting From: $73/person

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The Catacombs

The early Christians created the Catacombs, a network of underground corridors. We will show you the best of them!

Trastevere for Foodies

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Trastevere for Foodies

Surrounded by cobblestone lanes, ivy-covered buildings, and quaint artisan shops, eat and drink your way through atmospheric Trastevere, a foodie paradise!

Pompeii with Amalfi Coast Drive to Positano

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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Pompeii with Amalfi Coast Drive to Positano

This exceptional full-day excursion introduces you to some of Italy most fantastic treasures as you explore the archaeological excavations at Pompeii, drive along the spectacular Amalfi Coast, and spend free time in pretty Positano!

Rome Discovery Tour

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Rome Discovery Tour

See Rome most impressive ancient wonders on this impressive small-group discovery that includes the Jewish Ghetto, Teatro di Marcello, Appian Way, aqueducts, Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, and more!

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DAY
16
ROME

9-Apr-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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London

Top 10 London Attractions

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the world’s great museums. With works dating from prehistoric to modern times, it is a showcase of collections from around the whole world. Ten years ago, the museum’s inner courtyard was transformed into the largest covered public square in Europe; it is now worth a visit in its own right.

Camden Market

Explore one of London's more popular markets. The one-time undisputed center of London’s alternative scene still has plenty of delights, from vintage fashion and retro T-shirts to second-hand books and bric-a-brac.

Covent Garden

Stroll through the famous glass-covered market with its fashionable boutiques, cafés, and arts and crafts stalls or watch the jugglers, mime artists, variety acts, and musicians perform in the open piazza. The small roads around Covent Garden are also full of beautiful shops, lively bars, and great restaurants.

Hampstead Heath

Enjoy amazing views over London from Hampstead Heath. As London's largest ancient park land, it was first mentioned in 974 and remains very popular with locals, who love it for its wilderness areas and ponds.

Harrods

One of the world's most famous department stores, Harrods has everything—from food, fashion, and furniture to sportswear and 20 in-store restaurants. Must-see sights include the five art deco-style food halls as well as the store itself at night, which is illuminated by 11,500 light bulbs.

Highgate Cemetery

Now a Grade 1-listed park, the cemetery boasts a wealth of flora, fauna, and bird life. Over its 150-year history, the burial site and its natural setting have become inseparable, and it is this that makes it unique. Its most famous occupant in the east cemetery is probably Karl Marx.

Hyde Park

At more than 350 acres, Hyde Park is one of the largest green spaces in central London and famous for its Speaker’s Corner and Serpentine. Relax in one of the deckchairs that are available from April to September, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream or even a light lunch from one of the many stalls and cafés.

Little Angel Theatre

Founded by John Wright in 1961, this is the only permanent puppet theatre in London. The compact 100-seat theatre stages diverse productions devised here or by visiting companies, and it shares its space with the workshop where the marionettes are carved and created.

National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. Today, it houses 120,000 portraits dating from the 16th century, including one of the best-known paintings of William Shakespeare, a self portrait of William Hogarth, and Branwell Bronte's famous painting of his sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne.

Natural History Museum

This is the world’s leading museum of natural history. It features hundreds of exciting interactive exhibits, ranging from the dramatic earthquake experience to the spectacular dinosaurs exhibitions.

Old Bailey Criminal Courts

Not a classic tourist sight but the Old Bailey or Central Criminal Court offers a unique authentic insight into London and the British justice system with its peculiar wigged judges and barristers. The Old Bailey was built about a century ago on the site of an old prison. The courts consist of 18 courtrooms and nearly all have public viewing galleries. Entry is free.

Portobello Market

The Saturday antiques market on Portobello Road is truly unique as 2,000 antiques dealers tend their stalls full of intriguing items. You can spend hours looking for that special souvenir—and once you leave the antique stalls behind, you find yourself in the middle of the most colorful food market. Go early because it gets crowded.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand on the world-famous Greenwich Meridian Line, Longitude Zero (0° 0' 0"), which divides Earth’s eastern and western hemispheres. Explore the history of time and astronomy in this charming Wren building.

Saatchi Gallery - Sloane Square

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to show his sizeable (and changing) collection to the public. The gallery has been a major influence on art in Britain since its opening; it presents work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

South Bank

Why not spend a sunny afternoon on the bustling South Bank? It is an area equally popular with tourists and locals due to the amazing number of famous venues and things to do along this incredibly scenic walk by the Thames.

St. Katherine Docks

Situated next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St. Katherine Docks has been the focus of worldwide trade and commerce for over 1,000 years. It’s a quiet and unique place to eat or have a drink—plus, while you’re admiring the yachts, remember that it costs about £800 a month to park a 50-footer here.

Tate Galleries

If you like the arts, consider a visit to one of the Tate Galleries. Tate Modern is located in an unused power station and exhibits international modern and contemporary art, whereas Tate Britain is home of British art from 1500 to the present. Admission is free.

The English Tea Room at Brown’s Hotel

This is the best place in London to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea, including finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, and cakes! The English Tea Room has won the tea world’s highest accolade—the 2009 Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea award!

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Climb a creaky spiral staircase to a church attic for a look at Britain's only surviving operating theatre, where limbs were sawed off in front of a live, viewing audience. Tour an assemblage of other Victorian medical devices—you'll be glad to step soundly back into the 21st century!

Westfield Shopping Center

Europe’s largest in-city shopping center is a stunning architectural masterpiece with over 275 shops from luxury fashion labels to high street favorites and over 50 places to eat and drink, Westfield London is truly a unique shopping experience.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history; it has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the country’s most important gothic buildings.

Westminster Cathedral

The mother church of the Roman Catholic community in England and Wales is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine-style architecture of the eastern Roman Empire sets it quite apart from other London landmarks.

Paris

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

Try a walking tour of the Montmartre district, where artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh worked. While in Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart). This pristine, white-stone church features one of the world's largest mosaics, which depicts Christ with outstretched arms, and a massive 19-ton church bell. Sit on the steps outside the church for wonderful views of the city to absorb the Parisienne joie de vivre (joy of life).

Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Center, Musée Rodin, Musée de la Vie Romantique

Stroll through centuries of artwork at the Musée d’Orsay (closed on Mondays), which houses an extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne, or drop by the Pompidou Center, an architectural wonder and home to the National Museum of Modern Art. Musée Rodin, contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell and the quaint Musée de la Vie Romantique, located in a private mansion, includes mementos of the romantic literary figure George Sand, as well as paintings by Ary Scheffer.

Place des Vosges/Marais District

A few blocks from the famous Bastille Square, this charming area is full of historical buildings and art and shopping possibilities. Visit the Picasso Museum, or the Victor Hugo House to learn more about the author of Les Misérables, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

City Parks

The impeccably formal Garden of the Tuileries offers an unbroken vista towards the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche. It remains the largest and oldest public garden in Paris today. Jardin du Luxembourg is loved for the greenery and multitude of statues, playgrounds and the famous Guignol puppet show. Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it can be accessed freely and offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument.

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

In the Roaring 20s, this quirky bookstore on the Bohemian Left Bank was the meeting place for some of literature's greats, like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Joyce to name a few.

Islands of Paris: Île de la Cité & Île Saint-Louis

The largest is Île de la Cité, with its famous Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. It is also home to Sainte-Chapelle adored for its intricate stained glass windows and La Conciergerie, a prison-turned-museum where Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, and 40,000 other victims of the Reign of Terror were processed before their execution. Its sister island, Ile Saint Louis was developed in the 17th century by King Louis XIII as a retreat for the wealthiest Parisians, and is still largely residential with much of its original village charm. The island is possibly Paris’ most idyllic setting for a day of shopping, dining, and browsing an art gallery.

Seine Bridges

Find your favorite bridge, there are 37 and they are all different, from plain to gilded and from new to over 400 years old. The top 5 are: Pont Neuf si the oldest bridge in Paris dating back to 1578, the time of King Henry III. The Pont Royal, which gets its name from its royal benefactor King Louis XIV is near the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries garden. Pont Alexandre III is immediately recognized for its beautiful decorations of lampposts, cherubs and nymphs and gilt gold. It was built as a symbol of the relationship between the Russians and French and is named after Tsar Alexander the III. The Pont des Arts was the first metal bridge built in Paris. Arts seems to be perfect name since the bridge has been the source of inspiration for numerous painters and artists. The Pont au Double is a single arch bridge made out of cast-iron. Initially built as a bridge to carry patients to the hospital, it collapsed in 1709, and was replaced with the bridge that it seen today.

Markets and Specialties

Ask your Local Host how to get to the flea market for affordable objets d’art, or visit one of the food markets. The French know how to turn food display into an art form. See rainbows of fresh fruit and vegetables, soft palettes of bread and colossal wheels of cheese; France has over 400 varieties of cheese! And when you're ready for dessert, specialty stores abound-from tarts and pastries to crêpes and pain au chocolat. Other specialties to try include onion soup with a fresh baguette, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), croque-monsieur, quiche Lorraine, escargots, steak-frites and famous French wines and champagne.

Shopping

Shop at haute couture boutiques in the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré district or the Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne. You may want to spend some time browsing the Galeries Lafayette (with weekly fashion shows) and Printemps department stores. Perfumes and scarves are classic gifts, as well as French berets, lace, collection dolls and pottery.

Cafés

When you are ready for a break, join the locals at one of the cafés, sip a glass of wine or a café au lait (hot milk coffee), and watch the world go by in true Parisien style.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Walk through the world’s most visited cemetery and burial grounds of many famous people including Oscar Wilde, James Morrison and Frédéric Chopin.

Venice

St. Mark's Bell Tower

Travel to the top for an unrivalled view of Venice and its surroundings. The tower is 323 ft. (98.6m) tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark’s Square.

Squero di San Trovaso

A characteristic boatyard (squero) dating back from the 17th century on the rio (small canal), of San Trovaso. It's one of the last traditional squeri still constructing gondolas.

Burano Island, Lido Island, Saint Elena Island

Burano Island, Lido Island, Saint Elena Island: Burano Island, in the Venetian lagoon, is made of picturesque canals lined with brightly colored houses. The island is famous for its artisan lace makers and there's a Lace Museum, as well as shops selling lace. The Lido Island offers small canals, a variety of dining and impressive views of the city from across the Lagoon. Lido is the beach of Venice and is famous for its Movie Festival. Sant'Elena Island lies at the eastern tip of the main island group and was centered on the Church of Sant'Elena and its monastery.

Museums

Palazzo Mocenigo houses a history of Venetian fashion and perfume. Accademia Gallery contains works by Tintoretto, Bellini and Carpaccio. The Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, houses one of the most important collections of American and European Modern Art. Ca'Rezzonico is home to a collection of 18th century Venetian furnishings and paintings. Jewish Museum: visit the Jewish Ghetto dating back to the early 16th century, its Museum exhibits traditions of goldsmith's and textile arts. The Arsenal and Naval History Museum founded in 1104, houses a fascinating collection of model ships, including the amazingly lavish ceremonial Doges' barge, the Bucintoro.

Churches

Venice has a wealth of churches showcasing fine religious art and historic testimony. Here is a selection of the most famous which are well worth a visit. Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo: after the 15th century funeral services of all Venetian Doges were held here, and 25 Doges are buried in the basilica. Church of San Rocco: holds paintings by Venetian artist Tintoretto (1519-1594), and was one of The Plague sanctuaries. Santa Maria Formosa: built in 1492 on the site of a church dating from the 7th century where the Virgin Mary was believed to have appeared. Santa Maria dei Miracoli: known as the marble church, was built in 1481 and is one of the finest examples of early Venetian Renaissance architecture. Basilica of San Pietro di Castello was the city's cathedral, serving as its spiritual and religious administration center. San Giorgio Maggiore: located on St. George Island, houses paintings by famous artists, including Tintoretto.

La Fenice Theater

Visit one of Italy's most famous theaters, the reconstructed La Fenice is famed for its acoustics. The world was stunned when it was destroyed by fire; millions of dollars were raised and stars such as Luciano Pavarotti and Woody Allen offered their support for the reconstruction.

Murano Island and Traditional Gifts

Murano, the center of the Venetian glass blowing industry for more than 1,000 years, is also known for its Glass Museum and the Byzantine church, Santi Maria e Donato with its beautiful mosaic floor. Venetian shopping specialties include Murano glass crafts and glass pearls, lace, carnival masks, and unique Christmas gift calendars.

Venetian Fabric

Fortuny’s showroom on Giudecca collects and displays the company’s mementos, textiles and other works, plus carries a range of products, including pillows, accessories, and fabric. Fabrics made by the prestigious firm, Bevilacqua, have been used to decorate the Vatican, the Royal Palace of Stockholm, and the White House. Master artisans still weave the fabrics in Venice on 18th-century wooden looms, and the front-room display is just a sample of their artistry.

Carnival Costumes

Atelier Nicolao is in the very heart of the city, and here deft and expert fingers create unique and wonderful costumes that are appreciated all over the world. The Nicolao Atelier has become a point of reference for theatre, opera, films and historical parades and processions.

Venetian Cuisine

Sample “cicchetti” which are various small snacks or side dishes, typically served in traditional "bàcari" (cicchetti bars or osterie). Some classic Venetian dishes are Sarde in Saor, (sweet & sour sardines), Bigoli in Salsa (pasta in a salted sardine & onion sauce, one of the oldest recipes of Venice), famous Risi e bisi (rice & peas), Baccalà Mantecato (a creamy soft mousse-like cod), Pasta e Fagioli (pasta & beans), Fegato alla Veneziana (liver cooked with onions) and to satisfy your sweet tooth, the traditional Carnival Frittelle (little sweet fried dumplings) and Tiramisù.

Harry's Bar, Caffè Florian

Harry's Bar was one of Hemingway's favorite haunts, see where the novelist created his signature cocktail … made of 15 parts gin to 1 part vermouth! Or try its world famous "Bellini". Stop for a drink at Caffè Florian, situated in the shadows of San Marco and listen to its orchestra.

Verona, Padua and the Dolomites

If you have already visited Venice, take advantage of its excellent location to visit nearby mainland areas such as Verona, Padua and the Dolomite mountains.

2018: Biennale of Architecture

Freespace is the theme of the Biennale Architettura 2018. See examples, proposals, elements - built or unbuilt - of work that exemplifies essential qualities of architecture which include the modulation, richness and materiality of surface; the orchestration and sequencing of movement, revealing the embodied power and beauty of architecture. Architecture Exhibition that will take place from May 26th to November 25th 2018.

Florence

PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO AND SAN MINIATO AL MONTE

Enjoy a sensational view over the "cradle of the Renaissance" from Florence's most panoramic square located high on a green hillside overlooking the city. A little further up the hill, see the beautiful basilica San Miniato al Monte where the Benedictines built a church in honor of St. Mennas.

THE CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE (DUOMO)

Better known as the ‘Duomo’ – it not only dominates the skyline but also represents the geographical, cultural and historical center of the city. Visit Brunelleschi's spectacular, 37,000-ton dome and climb Giotto's bell tower “the Campanile” – three-floors with 414 steps.

CHURCH OF SAN LORENZO

See Brunelleschi's early-Renaissance masterpiece and the mausoleum of the Medici family, built by Michelangelo, in the New Sacristy.

CHURCH OF SANTA CROCE

Built towards the end of the 13th century by the great architect Arnolfo di Cambio, this Franciscan basilica is a highlight of the specifically Italian architecture of the Gothic style. Wander along the three wide naves enriched by Galileo's and Michelangelo's tombs, and admire works of the Early Florentine School from Giotto and his followers in the transept chapels.

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

Enjoy the harmony of this medieval architectural jewel. Built in 1246 by the Dominicans, its beautiful arcades and its incredible vaults preserve works by many Renaissance artists.

MODERN ART

While the art scene in Florence is destined to be more classic than contemporary, modern art is alive and well. Many of the contributions come from the restaurants, bars and hotels that show the work of local and international artists. Astor Caffè, Rex Café, and Gallery Hotel Art are among those putting on regular, gallery-worth exhibitions.

CENTRAL MARKET

Florence's bustling Central Market (better known as the Mercato Centrale) is a fascinating place to visit, especially for foodies. Located in a towering cast-iron building dating from 1874, its entrances are often obscured by the stalls of the San Lorenzo market that line the streets outside (the San Lorenzo stalls feature crafts, leather clothing, shoes, souvenirs, etc). Inside the market are a myriad of vendors dedicated to the primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine.

MUSIC IN FLORENCE

Numerous churches offer concerts and opera performances throughout the year. Try St Mark’s English Church or some grander settings which include the magnificent Chiesa di Orsanmichele and the gorgeous 12th-century Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio. Stop at Santa Maria dei Ricci for the daily organ concert. Ask your Local Host for more information.

OLD PHARMACY OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

The pharmacy/museum displays the results of more than 800 years of work by Dominican monks. Following centuries-old formulas, the officina sells ancient remedies and tonics alongside hand-molded soaps and perfumed powders.

FLORENTINE FASHION AND SHOPPING

Florentine leatherwork, gold jewelry, Italian craftwork, and art books are great gifts to take home. Florence is also famous for its out-of-town fashion outlets, but if you only have time to do one, visit the ‘Mall’- just a half-hour drive from the city, it is home to many designer names and discounts.

TUSCAN FOOD SPECIALTIES

Specialties to try include succulent bistecca fiorentina (Florentine steak); pappa al pomodoro (local bread and tomato soup); ribollita, (cabbage and bean soup); and biscottini di Prato con vin Santo (a special cookie and white wine) to finish off your meal. Sip Chianti wine, Brunello di Montepulciano, or the Super Tuscans.

Rome

Bocca della Verità

Find it in the portico of the Santa Maria church and dare to put your hand in the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) - the marble disk presumed to be the face of a river god that, legend has it, will bite off a liar’s hand.

Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis Museum was designed by the international architect Richard Meier and houses the Ara Pacis, the 2,000 year-old “Altar of Peace” that was used (paradoxically) for sacrifices. It is a commanding work of Roman art and architecture that had been lost to civilization for centuries.

Capitoline Museums

The creation of the Capitoline Museums can be traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the people of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.

Jewish Synagogue & Museum

The synagogue was built from 1901 to 1904 on the banks of the Tiber, overlooking the former ghetto. The eclectic style of the building makes it stand out, even in a city known for notable buildings and structures. This attention-grabbing design was a deliberate choice made by the community who wanted the building to be a visible celebration of their freedom and to be seen from many vantage points in the city. The aluminum dome is the only squared dome in the city and makes the building easily identifiable even from a distance. Also visit the small museum nearby which depicts Roman Jewish life and ritual.

Marcellus Theater

The Theater of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theater built in the closing years of the Roman Republic where people were able to watch performances of drama and song. In the 12th-century the Theater was turned into a fortress. In 1368 it was acquired by the Savelli family and later transformed into a building with private living quarters. A part of the exterior of the original theater is now visible. The Theater is one of the oldest preserved examples of an entertainment venue from ancient Rome.

Gianicolo Hill

This is known as the city of seven hills, but actually Rome has more than that. Indeed, the Gianicolo (or Janiculum), the hill that affords the best view of Rome, is west of the Tiber and outside the ancient city, so it's not counted among the ancient seven. The panorama and the silence from the top take your breath away. At noon, the quiet is momentarily broken by a single cannon shot, to mark the exact time, a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. Busts of some of Italy’s modern heroes are scattered along the pathways, and looming over everything is a gigantic statue of the great bearded hero Giuseppe Garibaldi on horseback.

Via Condotti

It begins at the foot of the Spanish steps and is named after conduits (channels) which carried water to the Baths of Agrippa. Today, it is the street which contains the greatest number of Rome-based Italian fashion boutiques. Antico Caffé Greco, a historic landmark café, was established at Via dei Condotti 86 in 1760, and attracted figures such as Stendhal, Goethe, Byron, Liszt and Keats. Today, Caffe Greco remains a haven for writers, politicians, artists and notable people in Rome. Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radio, lived at Via dei Condotti 11, until his death in 1937.

Roman Cuisine

When in Rome, you should do as the Romans do by eating some of the city's typical dishes. Try pizza alla Romana (thin crusted white pizza brushed with olive oil & rosemary); pasta cacio e pepe (pasta in a creamy olive oil, pecorino cheese and black pepper sauce); pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas soup); carciofi alla Giudia (fried artichokes), saltimbocca alla Romana (Veal scallops), and for dessert: Maritozzi (soft buns with raisins and candied orange peels), crostata di ricotta (kind of cheesecake made with fresh ricotta and candied fruits), Ciambelle al vino (hard doughnut-shaped cookies to be dipped in wine at the end of the meal). And don’t forget to sample the most famous delicate, white wine of the region -Frascati - produced in the nearby Roman Hills, perfect with fish, appetizers and fresh cheeses.

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