Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to the incredible to the capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 2: Royal Tour of London
Following breakfast in your hotel, begin your full day (up to 8-hours) guided walking tour around the iconic landmarks of London. We have booked a 2-day pass for London tube for you, so you can experience famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.
Together with your professional guide you begin your tour with the legendary Tower of London. Your tour continues to the must-see of the city: the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey, which you explore from the outside and the inside. You also see one of London's most famous landmarks - the Houses of Parliament's clock tower Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower.
After the tour you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Day 3: Royal Opera House Backstage Tour & Evening Show
Today we invite you to the Royal Opera House - one of the world's leading theaters in the world! To reach the house, you take advantage of your day-pass for London tube.
Royal Opera House is the major performing arts venue in central London. During the group tour you visit the backstage and front of the House areas to learn how it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance. The tour duration is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
In the evening you are invited for the show at Royal Opera House. Transfers are included.
Note: opera tour and performance are not available during theater holidays in August.
Day 4: Train to Paris
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.
Day 4: Arrival to Paris
As they say, Paris is always a good idea! Bonjour and welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris!
Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 5: Exploring Crème de la Crème of Louvre & the Latin Quarter
After breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of the two famous districts of Paris: Latin Quarter (5th) and Marais (4th). Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins with the UNESCO Site Heritage - Banks of Seine river.
Continue to the Latin quarter and taste a Bohemian charm of the medieval narrow streets and stone-paved alleyways. Reach the Ile de la Cite where you see the world’s most famous gothic cathedral - Notre Dame. Walk through the Ile Saint Louis and get closer to more sights: Hôtel de Ville (city hall), Fountain of the Innocents and Palais Royal.
You then proceed with the tour of the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s largest museums, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tickets. You see the crème de la crème collections and the most celebrated works of art, ancient artifacts, Greek sculptures, including the famous Venus di Milo, Winged Victory, and masterpieces of Michelangelo, Eugène Delacroix, Paolo Veroneseand the world’s most enigmatic Portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 6: Tour of the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower Districts
Following breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 5-hour walking tour of the Champs-Elysees (8th) and Eiffel Tower (7th) districts.
Today you start with outstanding Places Vendome and Concorde and proceed to the Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city. You get to see one of the most recognizable landmarks with its magnificent glass-domed roof - Grand Palais and smaller but similar Petit Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Step on the most ornate and extravagant bridge in the city - Pont Alexandre III and continue to the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower*.
After the tour you may return to the hotel or take an optional boat cruise along the Seine river.
*Note: Tickets to the Eiffel Tower are not included in the city tour due to limited availability. Please, ask your destination specialist about available tickets for your tour date if you would like to include it. Upon request, the tickets can be arranged for a visit to the Eiffel Tower after the guided tour. Your guide would escort you to the Eiffel Tower, where you would have free time on your own for the visit.
Day 7: Tour of the Opera Garnier
Following breakfast at your hotel you check out and walk to the famous opera house in Paris*.
Today you have a unique chance to explore the Palais Garnier just like the audiences of the past! You enter the Palais Garnier via the Members’ Rotunda, pass in front of the magnificent statue of Pythia and reach the Grand Staircase where the audience paraded themselves before taking their seat in the auditorium. You also explore the Grand Foyer overlooking the Avenue de l’Opéra and the Glacier Rotunda with a Belle Époque aesthetic. Approximate duration of the group tour is 1 hour 20 min.
*Note: due to security measures, it is required to come 30 minutes before the tour.
After the tour and time for lunch, you have a transfer to the airport.
*Note: you can extend your tour and add an evening performance at the Opera Garnier (unavailable in mid-July - mid-September). Contact your specialist for details.
Day 7: Arrival
Welcome to Milan, the fashion capital of Italy! Upon arrival to Milan you are met by your driver and taken to your downtown hotel.
There are no other planned activities for today, so you can relax and recover after the flight.
Day 8: Exploring Milan & La Scala Theatre
Did you know that opera originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century? During the day you get closer to the opera's roots as you explore one of the world's leading opera houses in the country of opera's origin!
Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and have a 4-hour walking tour of Milan. You start with a visit to the world-known Milan Duomo, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach the famous La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house while visiting its foyer, the royal box, the historic boxes and even the backstage.
You continue to the picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears. Afterward, you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.
Note: Milan Cathedral is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.
Note: The unique treasure of Milan - Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary fresco “The Last Supper” located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is not included in the city tour due to its limited availability. Please, ask your destination specialist about available tickets for your tour date.
In the evening we invite you to the show at Teatro alla Scala. The theater is located within walking distance from your hotel (not available in mid-July - early September).
Day 9: Departure
This is the last day of the tour, your driver meets you in the hotel lobby after breakfast. You are transferred to the airport and depart home with a handful of memorable experiences.
We will be happy to plan another vacation for you!
Note: you may extend your stay in Milan and have a tour of Ansaldo Scala Workshops to discover behind the scenes of its performances.
The tour is unavailable from mid-July to early September.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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