See World-Famous Landmarks in London, Paris, and Rome
This vacation takes you to three of Europe's most iconic cities—London, Paris, and Rome, where you'll have eight days to snap shots of the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and the Colosseum. You'll stay in upscale hotels and get acquainted with each city on your own schedule—there's no set itinerary for your time, so you can take side trips and optional tours at your own pace. A broad itinerary can be viewed here. This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare and flights to Paris and Rome
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at the Thistle City Barbican in London
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at the 4-star Courtyard by Marriott Paris Arcueil
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at the Donatello Hotel in Rome
- Transportation between Paris and London via standard rail with reserved seats
- Daily breakfast
- Six optional tours including a Royal London Morning Tour, Grand Louvre Museum Tour, and an Illuminated Rome by Night tour with dinner
You'll fly into London, where you'll have two nights to explore such attractions as Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Get inside the London Eye Ferris wheel's glass pods to see views of the city and the Thames River from 443 feet up.
- Arts and culture: The building that houses Tate Modern was once a power station. Now, it contains contemporary artwork by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Pablo Picasso.
- Jaw-dropping church: Built after the Great Fire of 1666, the 18th-century St. Paul's Cathedral is Sir Christopher Wren's best-known work. Frommer's calls the domed church the "defining landmark of the city skyline."
- Out of the ordinary: Pollock's Toy Museum houses a quirky collection of wax figurines, early teddy bears, puppets, and mechanical toys from the Victorian age.
- Eat like a local: Sprinkle salt and vinegar on your fish and chips or nosh on traditional bangers and mash dripping with onion gravy.
- Grab a pint at a neighborhood pub—London has approximately 7,000 of them.
Next up, you'll take a train to Paris, where you'll spend two nights in one of the world's most romantic cities. Mosey over to the Left Bank, where you can pop into the cafes and bookstores that inspired the works of Hemingway, Kerouac, and Picasso.
- Arts and culture: Housed in an old train station, the Musee d'Orsay is best known for its unparalleled collection of Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, and other 19th-century artists.
- Iconic architecture: The Eiffel Tower was dismissed by some critics as a "truly tragic street lamp" when it was built. Millions of annual visitors from all over the world would beg to differ. It's especially beautiful at night, when it twinkles with 20,000 lights.
- Eat like a local: Stop at any of the sidewalk pastry vendors to try buttery croissants filled with chocolate, handmade crepes, tarts, and more.
The last leg of your journey brings you to Rome. From the Colosseum's crumbling columns to the Sistine Chapel's frescoes painted by Michelangelo, Rome is a well-spring of history and culture. You'll spend two nights in the Eternal City, with time to check out ancient relics and modern-day pizza spots.
- The Colosseum: One of the Roman Empire's great triumphs, the iconic amphitheater—the world's largest—has stood since 80 AD. Stand in its center and imagine tens of thousands of spectators filling the ancient stadium.
- Roman Forum: The heart of ancient Rome is this public square, full of statues and monuments, including the ruins of nine temples.
- St. Peter's Basilica: Visit the intricate church in Vatican City, home to Michelangelo's Pieta statue. While in Vatican City, you'll drop into the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's other masterpiece, its gorgeous frescoes.
- Toss a coin into Trevi Fountain to help guarantee you'll visit the city again; the fountain looks ethereal by moonlight.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? The supplemental fee is subject to departure date and availability at the time of booking. For information regarding a specific departure date, please call (800) 682-3333 to speak with a Gate 1 Travel Reservation Specialist.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Yes, you may extend your trip for a supplemental fee at the time of booking.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? The dates available are listed on each option.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? We suggest calling Gate 1 Travel to redeem your vouchers as soon as possible so that you do not run into this problem.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? Children under 12 do not need a Groupon voucher. Contact Gate 1 Travel directly for child fares (1-800-682-3333).