Essential Europe (HF)

11 Day Tour from Rome to London

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Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions in each city, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo's famous David; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you’ll ascend to the second floor for great views of Paris; and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which held its first service in 1697 and was the marriage site for Lady Diana and Prince Charles.

Other highlights of this European tour include a stop in Bellinzona, Switzerland, where you will ride the elevator to the courtyard of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy a pizza party in Florence, a pasta dinner in Venice with a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, chocolate pralines from one of Switzerland's most famous chocolate makers, and a thrilling ride on the Eurostar train from Paris to London.

But that’s not all…throughout this European vacation, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. That means that rather than waiting in long lines to see the amazing Colosseum in Rome or to ascend the Eiffel Tower in Paris, we've worked hard behind-the-scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite pizza party at Finisterrae restaurant
VENICE
Visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite pasta dinner at Rossopomodoro restaurant, private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal
BELLINZONA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Castelgrande courtyard and enjoy a light lunch with wine
LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste Swiss chocolate pralines
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower
PARIS–LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar train
LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice; high-speed Eurostar train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch with wine in Bellinzona; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including special dinners in Rome, Florence, and Venice

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with pasta and wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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Day 2 Rome

Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Rome–Florence

A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Follow your Local Guide for a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry on Piazza Santa Croce before joining Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a PIZZA PARTY with wine at Finisterrae restaurant.

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Day 4 Florence–Venice

Arrive in Venice, city of romantics, and visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A PASTA DINNER with wine has been prepared for you at Rossopomodoro restaurant, followed by an exciting ride by PRIVATE WATER-TAXI through the Grand Canal as a proper arrivederci on your last night in Italy.

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Day 5 Venice–Bellinzona, Switzerland–Lucerne

Leave the flat Po area and enter the Swiss Alps. Stop in Bellinzona and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ride the elevator to the COURTYARD of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, enjoy a spectacular panoramic view and a light lunch to try out local specialties and the delicious Merlot wine for which the area is famous. Then, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne. Why not sign up for a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking?

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Day 6 Lucerne

During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Of course, you will taste CHOCOLATE PRALINES from Läderach Chocolatier Suisse, one of Switzerland’s most famous chocolate makers. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and to make the most of your stay, choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake.

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Day 7 Lucerne–Paris, France

Say auf Wiedersehen in Basel and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and past Fontainebleau Forest. An optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.”

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Day 8 Paris

Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. For a bird’s-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris’ most famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. An optional excursion is available to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say au revoir, Paris.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Paris–London, England

Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for a smooth ride to London, arriving in the afternoon. Why not take in a West End show tonight?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 London

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Afternoon at leisure. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle, and later, maybe enjoy dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CATERINA THIEL

Escorting Tours for more than 20 years

Even though I have been directing tours for many years, I am still passionate about sharing my knowledge and love for European culture and history with my guests. Each tour is a personal challenge as I strive to make everybody feel special, and to create a lasting memory of their journey through our continent's colorful and rich diversity, in the hope they return home inspired and stimulated.

Tour Director - CATERINA THIEL

 Accommodations

Rome
Florence
Venice
Lucerne
Paris
London

Rome

Starhotels Michelangelo

Superior First-Class

Starhotels Michelangelo Via Stazione S.Pietro,14, Roma,   Italy

Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers is located a short walk to St Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk

Florence

AC Firenze by Marriott

Superior First-Class

AC Firenze by Marriott Via Luciano Bausi, 5, Florence,   Italy

Via Luciano Bausi, 5
Florence, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A stylish modern property with 118 guestrooms. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas. Other amenities include a bar, Turkish bath and fitness room. The restaurant serves delicious meals using fresh local produce and the lobby lounge bar offers evening drinks & snacks.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Window Opens

Venice

NH Laguna Palace

First-Class

NH Laguna Palace Viale Ancona 2, Venice-Mestre,  Italy

Viale Ancona 2
Venice-Mestre, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel with conference facilities, moorings for almost 400 boats in adjoining marina; 25 minute shuttle to center of Venice.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning

Lucerne

Astoria

First-Class

Astoria Pilatusstrasse 29, Lucerne,   Switzerland

Pilatusstrasse 29
Lucerne, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern Eight-story Hotel located in the center of Lucerne, 3 minutes from train station or lake.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access

Paris

Les Jardins Du Marais

Superior First-Class

Les Jardins Du Marais 74, Rue Amelot, Paris,  France

74, Rue Amelot
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

London

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

Hilton London Metropole 225 Edgware Road, London,   United Kingdom

225 Edgware Road
London, United Kingdom

This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes' stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London's major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access

Park Plaza Waterloo

Superior First-Class

Park Plaza Waterloo 6 Hercules Road, London,  United Kingdom

6 Hercules Road
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Phone

Grosvenor Victoria Hotel

Superior First-Class

Grosvenor Victoria Hotel 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London,  United Kingdom

101 Buckingham Palace Road
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Following a multi-million pound refurbishment, The Grosvenor Victoria hotel retains its distinctive Victorian architecture and character, yet offers guests all the comforts of a 21st century luxury hotel. Located within walking distance of many of London's landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, and adjacent to Victoria station for convenient public transport links, the hotel has numerous restaurants, bars and pubs close by.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Television

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Rome
Venice
Lucerne
Paris
London

Rome

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other sites and squares of Rome made famous in the movie Angels and Demons. A life-time experience!

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

Venice

Gondola Serenade

Gondola Serenade

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districtsi sestieri. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

Lucerne

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Snack

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Snack

Enjoy an amazing horse-drawn carriage followed by a visit of a Swiss Alps farm in Engleberg. You get to know the impressive landscape of central Switzerland on a horse carriage ride, can gaze in wonder at the impressive Titlis, admire the baroque walls of the Benedictine's monastery and look at the old houses in the village core. After the ride you are welcome in a typical Alps farm, where you can get a short look at the Swiss agriculture in the mountains and taste some specialties: cheese of their Alp, dry meat of their cows, something sweet and soft drinks (with cold temperatures warm tea is offered). No Wine or beer.

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

Journey almost 7,000 feet (2,132m)up - via the world's steepest cogwheel railway (with an inclination of 48 degrees), the silent aerial tramway and the panoramic gondola for spectacular views over central Switzerland. The Mount Pilatus mountain range was first inhabited by Celtic herdsmen and later became well-known to travelers worldwide when completion of the Gotthard Route made the area more accessible. The rugged cliffs above Lucerne have been cloaked in myth and legend since the Middle Ages when it was believed that a dragon with healing powers and spirits inhabited the rocky crevices.

Approximate value: €63 EUR per person

One Hour Cruise On Lake Lucerne

One Hour Cruise On Lake Lucerne

Board your private motorboat for an enchanting and relaxing one-hour cruise on glassy Lake Lucerne, also known as the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery and admire fjords, bays, and rolling meadows.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person

Swiss Folklore Party and Dinner

Swiss Folklore Party and Dinner

Contrary to belief, not all Swiss can yodel or blow the alphorn, but those you will meet during your folklore dinner party are real experts. They will entertain you with merry melodies on the accordion and traditional dances, while having a 3-course dinner with also a sample of traditional cheese fondue and 1 liter stein of beer (or two glasses of wine or soft drink) to toast your Swiss evening.

Approximate value: €82 EUR per person

Paris

Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge

Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show and a glass of champagne completes your evening in style.

Approximate value: €169 EUR per person

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

A perfect introduction to Paris! After a full-course dinner with choices of typical French dishes, drinks included, your tour director will show you the "City of Light."

Approximate value: €68 EUR per person

Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

London

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A unique chance to combine a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner with several local menu choices, including fish and chips and steak and ale pie at an historic London pub in the City of London. Following dinner you will enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your private cruiser. Highlights include Tower Bridge, St. Paul's and the Houses of Parliament, with commentary from your guide as you cruise along the Thames River.

Approximate value: €101 EUR per person

Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle

Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. One of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II the castle is still used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions. Visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with priceless works of art by Holbein, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. See wonderful St. George's Chapel the burial place of ten monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Approximate value: €67 EUR per person

Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During August and September when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's state rooms are open to visitors. These are the heart of the Palace, lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection which are used for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. Before entry to the Palace you will visit the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables still in existence. See the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and cars, used for coronations, royal weddings and State Visits, including the magnificent Gold State Coach which has been used for every coronation since 1821 and was last used for The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Approximate value: €77 EUR per person

Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms

The Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms are dedicated to the life of the 'greatest Briton', Sir Winston Churchill, and the secret underground headquarters that were the nerve center of Britain's war effort. The first London museum of its kind, the Churchill Museum covers all ninety years of Winston Churchill's life, divided into five chapters: his early years as British Prime Minister starting May 1940; his later years; his childhood; his early political career and the period famously known as the 'Gathering Storm'.

Approximate value: €20.50 EUR per person

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII's magnificent Tudor palace was updated with Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II. Henry VIII and the palace's subsequent royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. The Palace is set in extensive gardens and parkland on the banks of the River Thames.

Approximate value: €21.50 EUR per person

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Generations of royal women have shaped this stylish palace and elegant gardens from Queen Mary to Victoria, and more recently Princess Diana who made Kensington Palace her 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. Most recently, Prince William and Princess Kate confirmed that Kensington Palace would become their London home. The splendid State Apartments and Court Dress Collection are on view to the public as well as special exhibitions.

Approximate value: €20 EUR per person

London Zoo

London Zoo

Set in leafy Regent's Park, London Zoo is the perfect day out for the whole family. Visit the exhibit 'Into Africa' where you will come eye to eye with some of Africa's most unusual animals including giraffes, zebras and African hunting dogs. You can 'Meet the Monkeys'; an exciting monkey walk-through experience, or enter Butterfly Paradise, where you'll have the chance to enjoy the beauty of butterflies as they fly around you.

Approximate value: €28 EUR per person

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day at Madame Tussauds. Brave the paparazzi and mingle with Brad, Angelina and all the other stars in your own A-list party. Then address the world alongside Barack Obama before accepting your music award on stage with One Direction and Justin Timberlake.

Approximate value: €32.50 EUR per person

River Cruise Experience

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.

Approximate value: €16.50 EUR per person

Sea Life London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium

The mysterious experience starts in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the journey, a stunning glass tunnel walkway offers guests an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a tropical ocean.  There is plenty of interaction along the way, from feeding the rays and watching diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones. Other stars of the show include green turtles, seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and the ever popular clown fish. The true highlight however, commences as guests complete their journey in the deeper darker zone of the Pacific Ocean - take a walk on the wild side and watch 6 species of shark swim beneath your feet from a floating glass platform.

Approximate value: €23.50 EUR per person

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Explore the remarkable story of the Globe theatre, which brings Shakespeare's world to life. As a visitor to the exhibition you'll discover how shows were produced in the theatres during Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. Then enjoy a guided tour of the theatre where guide-storytellers take you on a fascinating half-hour tour of the auditorium and on a journey through time to Elizabethan London.

Approximate value: €16.50 EUR per person

Shownight - Beautiful (Monday-Friday)

Shownight - Beautiful (Monday-Friday)

This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical BEAUTIFUL. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King8217's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Approximate value: €155 EUR per person

Shownight - Kinky Boots (Monday-Friday)

Shownight - Kinky Boots (Monday-Friday)

This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical KINKY BOOTS. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge hearted, high heeled hit and it's coming to London! With songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendship we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out...

Approximate value: €155 EUR per person

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never taught you - learn the torturous methods used by unscrupulous characters to the grisly details of our most prolific killers. In the dark and dingy underbelly of the capital the London Dungeon dwells; waiting to scare the life out of you and any willing visitors brave enough to cross the threshold. Confront your fears, face your worst nightmares and uncover the gory truth behind some of history's most horrific events! The Dungeon offers visitors a thrill like no other attraction.

Approximate value: €25.50 EUR per person

The London Eye (Fast Track)

The London Eye (Fast Track)

The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You'll spot the flag flying if she is. A flight on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure. At weekends, during Bank Holidays and during school holidays the London Eye is at its most popular. Fast Track tickets for the London Eye allow you to skip the queue, and check in just 15 minutes before your flight. Fast Track tickets are ideal for individuals, couples and groups who want to make the most of their day.

Approximate value: €36.50 EUR per person

The London Eye (Standard)

The London Eye (Standard)

The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You'll spot the flag flying if she is. A flight on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure.

Approximate value: €25.50 EUR per person

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic buildings in the world. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066-1067, it has been guarded by Yeoman Warders (popularly known as the Beefeaters) since the 14th century. It has been a fortress, a royal palace, a prison, a place of execution, and an armory. It is most famously known as the home to the priceless Crown Jewels, including the solid gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Imperial State Crown and Sovereigns Sceptre, the incredible Cullinan diamonds, and the Koh-i-Noor.

Approximate value: €63 EUR per person

 Know Before You Go

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