Grand European Family Holiday 2019

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Our London Paris Rome family vacation - including a sojourn into the heart of the Italian countryside - welcomes you and your family to exclusive experiences off the beaten track, inspiring, enlightening and fun, with lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to truly get a taste of local life.

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Insider tour of Harry Potter's Secret London
    • detective game along Regent Street
    • ride on the London Eye
    • afternoon tea
    • dinner at a traditional English pub
    • first-class passage on the Eurostar
    • flight from Paris to Rome
    • scavenger hunt at Museé du Louvre
    • lunch at the Eiffel Tower
    • private River Seine cruise

What's this trip about?

    Our London Paris Rome family vacation - including a sojourn into the heart of the Italian countryside - welcomes you and your family to exclusive experiences off the beaten track, inspiring, enlightening and fun, with lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to truly get a taste of local life.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLondon, England
End CityRome, Italy

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Family Friendly
  • Digital Detox

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • England
  • France
  • Italy

Attractions

  • London
  • Paris
  • Rome

Activities

  • Kid-friendly activities

Trip includes

    • An insider tour of Harry Potter's Secret London Three-night stay at the London hotel that played a major role in the creation of Sherlock Holmes A time-travel detective game along Regent Street in London A ride on the London Eye, the city's giant observation wheel Tea party for kids at The Langham, London, thought to be the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition Dinner at a traditional English pub Travel aboard the Eurostar from London to Paris (under the Channel) A scavenger hunt at Musée du Louvre Cruise on the magnificent River Seine Creating "chocolate art" with a renowned chocolatier Visit to a castle - kids learn "royal customs" dressed in period costume Dinner at a Parisian restaurant and lunch at 58 Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower Flight from Paris to Rome A hunt for truffles in the hills of Umbria Wine tasting and tour at an Umbrian winery Visit to an alpaca farm and an opportunity to learn about country life Demonstration of historic and modern techniques used to produce olive oil After-hours guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, without the crowds A hands-on lesson in mosaic art at a workshop in Rome; sightseeing safari in Rome Farewell reception, dinner and evening at a private villa outside Rome Multiple-night stays at premier hotels in London, Paris, Rome and the Italian countryside Airport transfers on arrival and departure as noted 24 meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners); all gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides & drivers; service charges, taxes and porterage

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive London... and become a detective

Tour begins: 3:30 PM, The Langham, London. A transfer is included from Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport to The Langham, London, a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of the city not far from Oxford Street. The Langham was Europe's first grand hotel when it opened i...

Day 2 Harry Potter... and the infamous Tower

Begin a full day of sightseeing with a Harry Potter-themed tour that includes a very special feature: Hogwarts has lent us the Knightbus for a few hours (the bus that comes to the rescue of stranded wizards) for an inside look at Harry Potter's secret London. On board...

Day 3 A uniquely guided tour aboard the London Eye, and a walk through Southwark

Go soaring over the city on the London Eye, one of the world's largest observation wheels. From your private capsule, on a clear day, you can see 30 miles in all directions, taking in all the glorious sights of London in one go. Feet back on the ground, a walking tour...

Day 4 Eurostar to Paris and a River Seine cruise

The next stop on your family's London, Paris, Rome adventure begins at St. Pancras Station, the photogenic rail terminal that's been featured in the Harry Potter movies - Platform 9¾ is preserved as a permanent tribute. That's not your boarding area today, however; in...

Day 5 The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower & "chocolat"

The vast building known as Musée du Louvre was the king's residence in Paris until 1682, when Louis XIV built himself a new palace at Versailles and left the Louvre to house his royal art collection. The collection was confiscated after the French Revolution, and the ...

Day 6 Experiencing life at the "Château"

Leave your hotel for a trip outside the city to the opulent Château Vaux Le Vicomte, built by in the 15th century by Nicolas Fouquet, superintendent of finances for the court of Lous XIV. The castle was built to impress, with its dazzling interior and formidable exter...

Day 7 Fly to Italy... and go truffle hunting in Umbria

A morning flight from Paris lands you in Rome, and from there you'll journey to the pastoral landscapes of Umbria in central Italy. En route, contemplate the answer to this question: What is the most expensive food in the world? Would you believe it is a somewhat rare...

Day 8 Spend a perfect day in the Umbrian countryside

Experience the rural heart of Italy in this beautiful region of mountains and plains, vineyards and rolling hills dotted with medieval castles and hilltop villages. Visit a farm that raises alpacas and angora goats for their exquisite fleece, prized in the fashion ind...

Day 9 Ceramics, olive oil and wine en route to Rome

Depart your hotel this morning for an excursion into Umbrian life and culture, en route to Rome. Stop in Deruta, a village famous for centuries for its handpainted ceramics, and watch a demonstration by craftspeople at a local workshop. In Montecchio, get a guided tou...

Day 10 Rome... and an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Get an orientation tour of the Eternal City this morning aboard a private double-decker bus. You'll explore the awe-inspiring ruins of the Colosseum (the ancient arena where gladiator battles were fought) on a guided visit. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore th...

Day 11 Safari in Rome... and a farewell evening at a private villa

In Rome, monumental art and sculpture are everywhere, part of the rich visual backdrop of urban life. This morning, as you explore the city's main piazzas, the details in all that public art stand out in a "sightseeing safari" in which kids spot sculpted animals of al...

Day 12 Journey home

Tour ends: Rome. Fly home anytime. A transfer from Palazzo Naiadi to Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino is included. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

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Price From $7,685
Price per day$640
Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

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