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Art & Architecture

  • London, Paris, Rome10 days
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This is a 10 day journey to three of the most fascinating cities in Europe, full of art and architectural treasures - no three cities have influenced the world more over the last 2000 years than London, Paris and Rome. Dive deep in to their incredible history, enriching culture, and architectural treasures and see firsthand some of the most awe-inspiring landmarks and art collections in the world.

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This is a tour of three epic cultures and their art and architectural treasures. See the work of the masters at the British Museum and the Louvre, and some of the most famous buildings in history in Rome such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon.

Art & architecture

The Tower of London is a turreted mini-city – majestic and idiosyncratic

See some of the world’s greatest art at the Louvre

Rome is the city of ancient wonders. Queue with the masses to visit the Sistine Chapel and the rest of the massive Musei Vaticani

Places covered 10 Days
  • Day 1 London – Into Art & Architecture Tour – visit the West End
  • Day 2 London – top architectural sights
  • Day 3 London – top architectural sights
  • Day 4 Travel to Paris by Euro star – Paris sightseeing
  • Day 5 Paris – top architectural sights
  • Day 6 Paris – The Louvre
  • Day 7 Travel to Rome – Rome sightseeing
  • Day 8 Rome – top architectural sights
  • Day 9 Rome – Villa Borghese Capitoline Museum
  • Day 10 Depart
  • Days Details
  • 1 London – Into Art & Architecture Tour – visit the West End Arrive in London and orientate yourself with a hop on/hop off City Sightseeing Tour. From the top deck of an open top red London bus you will see the top architectural beauties of the city including museums, parks, monuments, landmarks, and buildings. If time, hop on for a ride on The London Eye an extraordinary piece of engineering design and architecture in itself, and from the top of the Eye you can see exhilarating views of London and as far as Windsor Castle. Take a break from sightseeing in the evening and visit the West End to watch a top London musical or show – a perfect end to Day 1 in London.
  • 2 London – top architectural sights Spend the morning around Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey – all incredible architectural landmarks in their own right. Take in the Houses of Parliament as well, and the Big Ben clock tower and stop outside St. James’s Palace where you might glimpse the ceremonial Changing of the Guard. In the afternoon, pop in and see the art treasures at the British Museum, and then wander along the Thames river-bank to the Southbank to see some contemporary art treasures at the Tate Modern. Take a break from sightseeing and relax in one of London’s four central parks Hyde Park is beautiful.
  • 3 London – top architectural sights Walk among dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum and compare Ming with modern at the V&A.; See Picassos at Tate Modern and the Constables at Tate Britain or go stargazing at the Royal Observatory. See inside Buckingham Palace while the Queen is on holiday and wander through more of London’s beautiful parks such as Kew Gardens. Go deep into tiger territory at London Zoo and see London from above at the Shard. And don’t miss St. Paul’s Cathedral with its world-famous dome and an awe-inspiring interior – it’s an iconic feature of the London skyline.
  • 4 Travel to Paris by Euro star – Paris sightseeing Hop on the Euro star and be in Paris by lunchtime. The ‘City of Lights’ is unlike any other place on earth. Known for its glorious monuments, museums and markets, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, Montmartre to the Marais, Paris has something for everyone. Discover for yourself Paris - “je ne sais quoi.” After lunch climb to the top of Arc de Triomphe for some of the best views of the city, or take the elevator up the Eiffel Tower. Visit the great cathedral of Notre-Dame, which sits along the banks of the Seine.
  • 5 Paris – top architectural and arts sightseeing Spend a morning wandering Montmartre and imagining what it was like when the lure of this ancient area of Paris lured artists, writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, and architects to inspire their works of art. Take a walking tour of the Sacre-Coeur rising above Montmartre and climb the 234spiralling steps that lead you to the basilica’s dome – there is a spectacular view of the city from here. After lunch take a stroll down the sycamore-lined Champs-Elysees, one of the worlds’ most celebrated avenues and see Place de la Concorde, where the guillotine once stood. Absorb the haute couture of the Opera District. Enjoy dinner at a city centre restaurant followed by a cruise on the Seine.
  • 6 Paris – The Louvre Get the most out of the Louvre the most famous art museum in the world. The most famous pieces here are the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory. See the Egyptian antiquities much of this was brought back by Napoleon’s army during his Egyptian campaign (1798-1801). The Louvre was originally a fortress and later became home to France’s royalty. Napoleon’s large and luxurious apartment has been kept intact, and it’s well worth a visit. See the Medieval Louvre an underground walk around the original 12thcentury foundation of the Louvre itself. And wander the long and expansive corridors of the Renaissance paintings section.
  • 7 Travel to Rome – Rome sightseeing By the time you arrive in Rome you will have time to perhaps sip cappuccino at a café in front of the Pantheon or buy some grapes at a centuries-old market. Get your bearings during your first few hours in the city and look up at what is all around – history reverberates all around and the presence of government and the Church dominates the city. Over in the Vatican the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica serves to remind everyone of the Pope’s presence. Rome was once the ‘capital of the world’, the fearsome hub of the Roman Empire and the city’s ruins today recall are symbols of ancient glories, Renaissance intrigue, artistic genius and papal ambition.
  • 8 Rome – top architectural sights Spend a day taking in all the art and architecture that greet the eye at every turn. Stroll across the Spanish Steps, meeting place for all of Rome. See Bernini’s captivating Fountain of the Four Rivers. Stop at the legendary Trevi Fountain, into which centuries of visitors have tossed coins to ensure their eventual return to Rome. You might also wish to join an optional excursion to Vatican City, featuring visits to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Opt to end the day at a dinner with Tenors, an evening of food and live opera music
  • 9 Rome – sightseeing - Villa Borghese Capitoline Museum Visit the Colosseum, where 50,000 spectators cheered their favourite gladiators to victory, and a stop at the ruins of the Forum Romanum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire. Join an optional excursion into the ancient catacombs, where persecuted Christians once buried their popes and saints, and the Basilica of St. Paul. You will need at least an afternoon to visit the Capitoline Museums that lay claim to being the world’s oldest national museums founded in 1471. These two buildings face each other on the impressive Piazza del Campidoglio and the collections are closely linked to the city of Rome. If you get tired you can always pop in to the rooftop restaurant and enjoy a bite to eat whilst enjoying wonderful views over the city.
  • 10 Depart
€ 2,200 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary

-First arrival and last departure transfers

Most Holidays are based on Independent Travel . Holidays could be Customised to your requirements and you could choose to upgrade to Selfdrive or Exclusively Private basis .

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