From St. Paul's to St. Peter's (5900) - 2016 / 2015

12 Day Tour from London to Rome


From St. Pauls to St. Peters
Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Visit the great Colosseum in Rome
Paris’s Arc De Triomphe at night
Leaning Tower of Pisa
London’s Tower Bridge over the River Thames
Ride the iconic double decker bus in London
The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel
Pomp-and-ceremony in London
The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Vacation Overview

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Begin your England, Wales and Scotland tour in London with a day of independent activities or optional tours. Cross the English Channel by Eurostar train to Paris. Your 2-night stay here includes guided sightseeing that highlights the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy time to explore the French capital at your own pace. Head southeast through Burgundy to picture-perfect Lucerne in Switzerland. Then, visit Lugano in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino before crossing into Italy. Stop in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony, and in beautiful Venice for two overnights, a canal boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, and free time to maybe try an optional gondola ride. In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” enjoy a guided walking tour that introduces you to Santa Croce, Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, and more. Admire the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before spending two nights in the “Eternal City” of Rome, with guided sightseeing that highlights St. Peter’s Square, the Roman Forum, and the mighty Colosseum.

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Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Sightseeing:
Visits to Lucerne, Lugano, Verona, Venice, Montecatini, Pisa

Scenic Highlights:
Burgundy Wine Country, Swiss Alps

Guides:

Host service in London. Local Guides for city sightseeing in Paris, Florence, Rome. Professional Tour Director while touring

NOTE:

  • December 15 Departure – Christmas in Rome


Day 1Arrive in London, England

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2London

A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)

Day 3London–Paris, France

Board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. Here, you’ll be met by your Tour Director and luxury coach. Overnight in Paris. (B)

Day 4Paris

Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the included city tour. View the famous Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and much more with a Local Guide. In the afternoon, feel like a French aristocrat as you join the optional walking tour through the immense Palace of Versailles. This evening, why not join an optional welcome dinner? (B)

Day 5Paris–Lucerne Area, Switzerland

Fascinating, ever-changing scenery today. Views of Fontainebleau Forest, the wine-growing area of Burgundy, then prosperous farms and tidy half-timbered villages as you head through the Alpine heart of Switzerland to the picture-book Lucerne area. (B,D)

Day 6Lucerne Area

One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. The orientation includes the LION MONUMENT, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. See also the famous wooden CHAPEL BRIDGE. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for that very Swiss watch. (B)

Day 7Lucerne Area–Lugano–Verona, Italy–Venice Area

More wonderful Alpine scenery as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard. Once through its great tunnel, you’ll start your scenic descent into the warmer and sunnier ambiance of the Canton Ticino. Stop in beautiful Lugano and take a stroll along the lakeside promenade. Later, cross into Italy and drive through the Lombardy plains to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, also known as "Little Rome" for its splendid amphitheater still standing in its former glory. Overnight in the Venice area. (B)

Day 8Venice Area

Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real live city, with criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. The orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE and is followed by a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 9Venice Area–Florence–Montecatini

Start the day by journeying south across the Apennines into the gentle and hilly countryside of Tuscany. Then, to Florence for an included walking tour with a Local Guide. Overnight in Montecatini. (B,D)

Day 10Montecatini–Pisa–Rome

This morning, stop in Pisa to see the famed SQUARE OF MIRACLES and to view the Leaning Tower. Then, journey south to Rome. Tonight, an optional evening drive through the city, a floodlit spectacular of shimmering fountains, magnificent churches, and piazzas, followed by dinner. (B)

Day 11Rome

Today's sightseeing with a Local Guide features ST. PETER'S SQUARE, and includes an inside visit of the COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM. (B)

Day 12Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Transportation:
Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in London and Rome if Cosmos issues the air tickets. On the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Eurostar train London-Paris; canal transfer boat in Venice


LONDON Kensington Close (ST) or Novotel London West (F)
PARIS Courtyard Arcueil (F) or Kyriad Bercy (ST)
LUCERNE AREA Luzernerhof (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST) or Postillon (ST) or Ibis (ST) at Kriens
VENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera or Mercure (F) at Marghera
MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F) or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (ST)
ROME Park Hotel Dei Massimi (F)

Buffet breakfasts; 3 dinners

UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the From St. Paul's to St. Peter's:

  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa


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