The Big Four – London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome
London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome
WHY CHOOSE THIS TOUR?
- four countries in two weeks
- airfare within Europe included
This vacation offers everything you have dreamed of in connection to Europe. In two weeks you will visit four countries – the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy. Along the way getting the most you can from these places. The reasons for traveling to Europe are endless. Its history, culture and natural beauty, the cuisine, the locals and the sights. We offer you all these and more in this tour.
DAY 1 – LONDON ARRIVAL
Welcome to London! The city of last Summer’s Olympic Games, the capital of the UK. A transfer will pick you up from the airport to take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 2 – LONDON CITY TOUR (B)
You will be eager to get know the city for sure, so it´s a good idea to participate in a “Hop-on-hop-off bus tour” to easily get to the Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street – the residence of the Prime Minister and Big Ben. You should not miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly Circus. Art fans should surely visit the National Gallery. In the evening enjoy the atmosphere of one of the local pubs and bars. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 3 – LONDON – DAY ON YOUR OWN (B)
Today you decide! For example ride a two-storey London bus to the St. Paul’s Cathedral (entrance is free), Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Millennium Bridge, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. And what about having a ride on the London Eye to enjoy a superb lookout? We can book tickets for you. Cap off the beautiful day with a cruise on the River Thames. At night, get ready to track down the legendary Jack the Ripper in the narrow and twisted lanes of London’s East End by foot… if you dare! (optional tours). Overnight in hotel.
DAY 4 – LONDON – PARIS (B)
Your London stay draws to an end today. If you do not wish to extend your stay, you will be driven to the airport so that you catch your flight to Paris. After your arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 5 – PARIS DISCOVERY TOUR AND MONTMARTRE (B)
You can sleep in long today. In the afternoon you will be picked up to be driven through Paris. You will see all the famous landmarks and monuments like the Concorde Square, Louvre Museum, Seine river and its bridges, French Academy, Hotel de Ville (City Hall), the Latin Quarter with the Sorbonne and the Pantheon, Arch of Triumph, Champs-Elysees Avenue, Invalides with the dome of Napoleon’s Tomb and the Opera House. We also have a photo stop at the one of the most famous monument in the world, the Eiffel Tower. There will be some free time at Cite Island with the Palace of Justice and Notre-Dame Cathedral and a walking tour of Montmartre, near Sacre-Coeur Basilica and the artists square, where you can go exploring on your own. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 6 – THE LOUVRE (B)
It´s time to skip the line and visit the biggest museum in the world without queuing. Our famous Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area of the Louvre Museum. The visit continues inside the museum where our guide presents various sections such as the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian department and the most reputed masterpieces such as the “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. You are in France so enjoy some wine and cheese for a late lunch when you leave the Louvre. The rest of the day is at leisure, we can arrange for you a dinner at the Eiffel Tower, with a Seine cruise, followed by vivacious nightlife at the cabaret at Moulin Rouge (optional tours). Overnight in hotel.
DAY 7 – VERSAILLES PALACE AND GARDENS (B)
Versailles is more than a palace surrounded with beautiful gardens. It also has a huge park where one can discover two lovely castles named Grand and Petit Trianons, former summer residences for the Kings who wanted to rest and forget about the “Etiquette” of the Court. This tour is perfect for travelers who prefer to explore at their own pace. The whole time in Versailles is designated as free time so one can wander the Apartments and the gardens to their heart’s content. An audio guide (with earphones) is provided on the tour. Let´s witness the magnificence of the Versailles Palace, with its dazzling hall of mirrors, exquisite furnishing, superb paintings, and enormous gardens before the marvelous three days in Paris come to an end. Appreciate the grandeur of classical French architecture and extravagant decoration of this former home of kings. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 8 – PARIS – BARCELONA (B)
Memories of Paris will last forever. You will be taken to the airport so that you catch your flight to Spain. A driver will take you straight to your hotel after landing. Depending on your arrival time, you can go explore the city on your own or just relax. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 9 – GO CART CITY TOUR (B)
You have arrived to Barcelona and you would probably need more than a day to visit all the highlights this city has to offer such as – Catedral de Santa Maria del Mar, Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou – Barcelona FC Stadium, Castillo de Montjuïc, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Plaza de Toros and more. But there is a way how to manage it all in a day. Rent a GoCar which takes you around the city! This cute, yellow-colored car is easy to drive and since it is GPS-guided, it tells your exact location or where to turn, wherever you are in the city. For those who do not fancy this unusual city tour, we can provide a regular sightseeing tour. In the evening you can watch a flamenco show and taste the delicious Spanish paella (optional tour). Overnight in hotel.
DAY 10 – MONTSERRAT (B)
The morning is at your own leisure. If you want to explore the city deeper, go ahead! Or relax on a beach, have a coffee, do some shopping. In the afternoon you visit Montserrat – an incomparable place not to be missed, with spectacular mountain views, ancient monastery and a holy shrine. We choose to visit Montserrat in the afternoon to avoid the morning crowds and give you the chance to enjoy the atmosphere of this enchanting mountain. Return to the city in the evening. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 11 – BARCELONA – ROME (B)
It´s your last day in Barcelona. Enjoy your last hours in the city before we transfer you to the airport so that you catch your flight and continue to your last stop in Rome. After landing you will be driven to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 12 – ROME HOP ON/OFF BUS TOUR (B)
Witness Michelangelo’s work at the Capitol Square. Visit the oldest part of the city, Forum Romanum and the Colosseum. Hasten to the Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, throw a coin at the Trevi Fountain and admire the afternoon light at the Pantheon. You will take the Open Bus Hop-On Hop Off Tour in Rome, which is the best way to explore the city at your own leisure. The bus makes many stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative locations in the Eternal city so that you do not miss any famous sights. Finally, enjoy Rome by night on the deck of a cruise ship (optional tour). Overnight in hotel.
DAY 13 – THE ANCIENT ROME (B)
After breakfast, experience all of Ancient Rome, skipping the lines on this half-day tour which covers the Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Your tour will begin atop Colle Oppio (“Opium Hill”) with a panoramic view of the Colosseum. From there we will descend to the Colosseum. Once inside, an expert guide will talk you through the bloody past of the amphitheater as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. After a brief rest at the Arch of Constantine, you will arrive at the Palatine Hill- the most famous of the 7 hills of Rome. From here you will admire the views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held. Romulus and Remus were said to have been found on the Palatine by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. Legend holds that Romulus went on to found Rome. The last stop is a walk along the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” which is the main path through the Roman Forum that once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. It ends at the Temple which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at this site today. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 14 – THE VATICAN (B)
A good idea is to spend a day in the Vatican and to discover its wonders – museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy a slice of pizza or a plate of spaghetti during a break. Later in the day, head on to the Jewish Ghetto for more history or just relax with a cup of coffee in one of the cafés. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 15 – DEPARTURE (B)
Stroll around the streets and buy some souvenirs. If you do not wish to extend your stay, it´s time to say goodbye and leave Europe today. We will arrange a transfer to take you to the airport.
- international airfare not mentioned in itinerary
- meals and services not detailed in the program
- personal expenses
- optional excursions
- Single supplement
- Upgrade to 4-star hotels
- For extra nights or stopovers please contact us for a quote
- Jack the Ripper Walking Tour – 30 AUD
- Dinner at Eiffel Towerr, Seine Cruise and Mouline Rouge – 354 AUD
- Dinner at Eiffel Tower and Seine Cruise – 306 AUD
- Seine River Cruise – 30 AUD
- Flamenco Show – 69 AUD
- Flamenco Show with dinner – 125 AUD
- Naples and Pompeii Tour – 193 AUD
- Tiber Dinner Cruise – 89 AUD
- Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere – 120 AUD
- Price per person (2 people in double / twin room).
- The program can be customized according to your requirements.
- The price is subject to availability and actual airfare cost at time of booking.