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Story Land & Sea®

London & Paris with Rome


Discover London & Paris with Extension to Rome —  The Perfect Ending in one of Italy's Treasured Cities

Story Land & Sea®'s London & Paris Tour with Rome Extension is not your typical big group tour.

Dear Modern Traveler,

I invite you to join us on this delightfully hand-crafted tour to London & Paris with our special 3 night extension to Rome. Our small-group approach to travel truly combines the very best of discovering distant lands in the company of a hand-full of travelers. I invite you to "leave the herd behind" and discover again the joys of world-class travel.

Frances Mayes once said that "...most trips have an underlying quest. We're looking for something. What? Fun, escape, adventure--but then what?"
Everyone travels for different reasons, but my question for you would be what are you looking for?

No matter what the answer to that may be, I can guarantee one thing-this trip can be life changing. To experience another culture, to open your eyes to another part of the world, to step in another's shoes, if even for a few days, it changes you, even if only a little.

 


Itinerary

London & Paris with Rome Tour Itinerary


Transatlantic Flight to London, England

Day 1: Trans-Atlantic flight to England

Depart Your Home Airport on your Transatlantic flight to London, England.

Day 1 is the traditional flight date from North America. Airfare is not included but you can request a quotation from our air service department: Get an airfare quote by email here.

Please Note: "Day 1" is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel to depart your home airport. 

Your Small Group Tour will commence on Itinerary Day 2 upon arrival into London, England.

Protect Your Vacation: We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  




Your Adventure Begins

 


Day 2: London

   Story® Way Included Dining: Join your Tour Captain for our included Welcome Dinner in London, England. Experience what can only be described as a tour of the best cuisine and wine from around the "British Empire."
   Story® Exclusive: Tonight join in our reception and Welcome Dinner. Excellent experience and opportunity to meet your fellow travelers.

Welcome: One of Story's most popular small-group European tour vacations commences at 3:00PM at the deluxe hotel. Our deluxe hotel lobby is where the tour begins and where our Tour Captain meets you for an included Orientation Walkabout of Merry Old London.

INCLUDED HOST ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: Join your Tour Captain Host for a Welcome Orientation Walk on your arrival day in London. Find out where the major landmarks are located in relation to our hotel, the best ATM machines for Sterling Pounds and exchange rates, and other helpful information.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Light

Your Small Group Tour Vacation to Europe is underway! After our reception, we'll walk to our Welcome Dinner in London, where you'll taste the finest cuisine and wine varietals from "the British Empire."

Included Welcome to London Dinner: About the Story® Way: Our approach to dining is unique: We've collected our favorites dishes from the incredible restaurants we visit for each included dinner. No buffets here! Your Tour Captain is there to make sure your dining experience goes smoothly and will help you interpret any menu item. For the 4 total included dinners (Deluxe), your Tour Captain will select a variety of appetizers featuring regional cuisine and will select your wine for the evening ~ a variety of red and white wine from the region you're traveling.

Deluxe Accommodation: Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire
Classic Accommodation: Hotel Strand or similar

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London
 
London Soldiers

Day 3: London, England

   Optional Dinner Tonight:  OPTIONAL DINNER IN LONDON, ANYONE?
You may opt to join your Tour Captain tonight for dinner (departs from lobby usually about 7:45pm) or opt to explore on your own throughout London.

Welcome to London, England ~ Heart of the British Empire

Start your morning sightseeing in style as your Tour Captain and our local Guide escorts you throughout London. On select itineraries, you may be greeted by our Cith Host®/Local Guide for your included sightseeing immersion tour of London.

Historic London Sightseeing Immersion Tour
The romance of the historical city of London is apparent every step of the way. Our experience in London with our official Blue Badge Guide will include views of Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. James Palace and Buckingham Palace. We will enjoy certain perspectives by walking with our local guide, the best way to explore London!

We will have time for lunch independently near the Tower of London.

Guided Tour: Tower of London
We enjoy a visit and admission to the Tower of London. Upon arrival to the Tower of London, the Beefeaters guide us through this special venue. A completely included experience that takes us back in time to the early 1080s. William the Conqueror began to build a massive stone tower at the center of his London fortress and nothing like it had ever been tried or seen before. Through the centuries that followed, successive monarchs added to the fortifications.

The balance of the day is yours at leisure to explore London perhaps like the locals via the Tube. There are several venues and sites located around the Tower of London that you may want to optionally visit including St. Pauls' Cathedral (free admission) or take a ride on the London Eye. The Tower Bridge is also nearby.

Maybe a Full Afternoon Tea or the now famous, Harry Potter Walking Tour. You may also consider the Royal Mews (carriage house) at Buckingham. Or consider a shopping trip to world famous Herrod's or simply stroll Hyde Park.

Return to the hotel at your leisure using your new knowledge of the London Tube (this routing is very easy!).

INCLUDED GUIDED TOUR WITH OUR LOCAL EXPERT GUIDE ~ Today ENJOY our SIGHTSEEING IMMERSION:

Panoramic Sightseeing Experience throughout London to enjoy views and commentary by our Local Guide:

  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben
  • Hyde Park
  • London Bridge
  • Houses of Parliament
  • St. James Palace
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tower of London Tour

Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Moderate

Optional dining with the Tour Captain tonight or explore at leisure.

 
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Of Palaces & Abbeys

Day 4: Enjoy Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey

 
Buckingham Palace

   OPTIONAL Dinner in London, anyone? You may opt to join your Tour Captain tonight for dinner (departs from lobby) before the play or opt to explore on your own throughout London.
   Story®  Exclusive Access: Westminster Abbey or Buckingham Palace ~ entrance is based on seasonal openings. You will enjoy an exclusive access tour with admission of Westminster Abbey or of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's home, where she has the world's finest private art collection.

Your Tour Captain continues with our immersion tour of London this morning with a special Story Tours' Exclusive with special admission to either Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey (entrance is based on season: Buckingham Palace is not open year round and when closed due to season or ceremony, we will include a tour of Westminster Abbey with guided admission).

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING IMMERSION TOUR WITH OUR LOCAL EXPERT GUIDE:

The balance of the day is yours at leisure.

Perhaps enjoy the London Eye, or inquire with reservations for the Harry Potter Walking Tour. You may also consider the Royal Mews (carriage house) at Buckingham. Or consider a shopping trip to world famous Herrod's or simply stroll Hyde Park.

TONIGHT: OPTIONAL PLAY IN WEST END: Inquire with Reservations.

Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace. Volume: Moderate.

Optional dining with the Tour Captain tonight or explore at leisure.

 
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Paris

Day 5: London to Paris | English Channel | "The Chunnel"

 
The Chunnel - Train


   Included Dining: Tonight we dine at a delightful restaurant we're trying to keep a secret! It's fully authentic Parisian cuisine. Paris welcomes us with a variety of regional culinary tastes, beverages and ample portions of fine local wines from around the city and the provinces. Free-choice dining means you select what you'd like from the menu ~ the Tour Captain is available to help you interpret the menu. Your Tour Captain Host will provide the appetizers featuring regional cuisine and will select your wine for the evening ~ a variety of red and white wine from the region!
   Exclusives: INCLUDED REGIONAL WINES WITH DINNER TONIGHT

The Chunnel to Paris
We embark on the train via the English Channel (the Chunnel) with reserved seats in economy class to the city of Paris. After about 2 hours on the fast train under the English Channel we will welcome you to Paris!

Paris is the city of Light and Love. She holds much to discover. After we transfer from the Train Station, the Tour Captain checks you in to our hotel. We arrive Paris early afternoon, and rooms will be ready by 2PM on average.

You will join the Tour Captain for the included Paris Orientation Walkabout through the cobblestones streets to become familiar with the location around our hotel. We will visit Champs-Elysees, Trocadero and enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower.

INCLUDED HOST ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: Join your Tour Captain Host for a Welcome Orientation Walk on your arrival day in Paris. Find out where the major landmarks are located, ATM machines and other helpful sites.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Light

Story Way® Dining: Enjoy dining in Paris tonight - Featuring regional culinary tastes, beverages, and ample portions of fine local French wine, of course.

Deluxe Accommodation:  Hotel Sofitel Paris La Faubourg, Regina Hotel, Hotel St. James Albany, Hotel Belami
Classic Accommodation: Hotel Louvré Saint-Anne or similiar

 
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Paris

Day 6: Discovering Paris ~ The Louvré, Notre Dame & Eiffel Tower

 
Paris, France
   Optional Dinner Tonight: Join the Tour Captain or explore Paris at leisure.
  Exclusive: Enjoy special access admission to the famous Eiffel Tower with Story to at least the second level. Note: This entrance may occur on Day 7 of the itinerary.


Today join your Tour Captain and our local guide on a guided tour of the city of Paris. The Musée du Louvre along with the icons of Paris greet us today with our noble French guide leading the way. It's an immersion into the authentic Paris.

Our walking tour includes a guided tour of the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Jardin de Tuileries. You may alternatively add the Musee d' Orsay with its impressionist paintings as an option. Inquire with reservations.

INCLUDED GUIDED TOUR WITH OUR LOCAL EXPERT GUIDE ~ Today ENJOY ADMISSION & SIGHTSEEING to:

~ Notre Dame Cathedral
~ Walk through Jardin de Tuileries
~ Admission and tour of Louvré
~ Option: Musee d'Orsay

Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Moderate to Ample

Optional dining with the Tour Captain tonight or explore at leisure.

 
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Paris

Day 7: The Palace of Versailles

   Story® Way Dining: Enjoy a farewell to Paris included dinner tonight with your Tour Captain.
  Exclusive Access: Enjoy our special access with Skip-the-Line included admission to the Palace of Versailles.


King Louis XIV's opulent 17th century palace, Chateau de Versailles, welcomes us for an in depth tour. We enjoy the marble, gold and formal gardens.

The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional excursion on the Seine River Cruise. Inquire with Reservations.

Walking Level: Light to Moderate, Leisurely Pace, Volume: Moderate

Story Way® Exclusive: Join your Tour Captain for what can only be described as a delightful farewell experience in Paris. Our venue of choice is one of Mark Story's favorites, Le Grand Colbert.

 
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Paris to Rome

Day 8: Welcome to Rome | Where All Roads Lead


  Included Dining: Today, enjoy our included Hot Breakfast. Tonight, join your Story Local Host® for an optional welcome dinner in Roma.

City: Rome
Province: Roma
Region: Lazio

Upon arrival Rome, we drive to the very center of Old Rome and check in to our hotel. The locations of our hotels in Rome are within seconds of the Pantheon.

Time to freshen up and then meet our Story Local Host® in the lobby for a short walk to our Roman Welcome Dinner.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Light

Welcome to Rome!

Story Way® Dining: Welcome to the Eternal City. Meet your Story Local Host®  for an included welcome dinner.

 
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THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Day 9: The Empire of Rome Comes to Life

Amsterdam

   Story® Exclusive: Enjoy our special access with no waiting in line.

"There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

After breakfast, we begin our walking tour of Rome with stops along the way to admire history and modernity in Rome. See ancient elements intertwined perfectly with present-day apartment buildings, and discover how the modern Romans have intertwined their vast history into present-day experience. We're making our way to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the town center of the Roman Empire, for our special access, in-depth touring experience, complete with admissions.

We venture back in time with our walk through the archaeological dig that is the Roman Forum.

We enjoy admission to the Colosseum with our Local Guide, who provides expert commentary. This landmark is one of the most impressive sights in all of Europe and the world. And did you know, all of Rome is a live archaeological dig? Literally, new discoveries are happening all of the time!

After our world-class touring experience of Imperial Rome, the balance of the day is free. We recommend a visit to the Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery) - an impressive collection of sculptures, paintings and antiquities housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana.

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING AND ADMISSION WITH LOCAL GUIDE, CYNTHIA ~ Today ENJOY ADMISSION & SIGHTSEEING to:

    • Admission and Guided Tour of Heart of The Empire: Roman Forum walk through archaeological dig, Capitoline Hill
    • SPECIAL ACCESS: Enjoy our special access with no waiting in line: Admission and Guided Tour of Colosseum ~ There once was a dream that was Rome

Throughout our stay in Rome, we will visit Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), Campo di Fiore, and Piazza Navona, where mock nautical battles took place in the venue.

Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Ample

Optional dining with the Story Local Host® tonight or explore at leisure.

 
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Vatican City

Day 10: Today we have in-depth touring of St. Peter's and the Square, Bernini and Vatican City

Madrid, Spain


   Story® Exclusive: Enjoy Skip-the-Line special access with Admission.

City: Vatican City
Region: Sovereign City State

After a great breakfast, we begin our second day of exploring Rome.

Meet our local professional Private Guide in the lobby of the hotel, and board our quick transfer vehicle to Vatican City.

The majestic Vatican City comes to life as we explore up close. We Skip-the-Line with our special access tour today. Enjoy a visit of the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica and Square. It's an opportunity to appreciate the vast array of art, while learning of some of the history of the Vatican, all in the context of our intimate, small group of travelers.

We finish our tour of the Vatican at St. Peter's Square and then board our vehicle back to the hotel. Enjoy the balance of your day at leisure.We recommend a visit to the Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Angels). The Mausoleum of Hadrian has served a variety of uses throughout history. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for he and his family.

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING AND ADMISSION WITH OUR LOCAL GUIDE ~ Today ENJOY ADMISSION & SIGHTSEEING to:

    • Admission and Guided Tour to St. Peter's Basilica
    • Admission and Guided Tour of Sistine Chapel
    • SPECIAL ACCESS: Enjoy Skip-the-Line special access with Admission Included and our Guided Tour of the Vatican City Museums

Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Ample

Enjoy your last night in Rome at leisure.

 
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Arrivederci Roma

Day 11: Check Out or Extend Your Adventure through Italy

   Included Dining: Story® Dining Hot Breakfast

Catch flights for the USA from Rome. Until we meet again, may your days be full of discovery and your nights full of good friends. Or are you extending to the Enchanted Amalfi Coast? Or some other exotic destination ...inquire with reservations for details.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

DEPARTURE TRANSFER $69 PER PERSON, minimum two passengers.

Today, enjoy our included Hot Breakfast..


 
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Heart of City Hotels mean your experience is like none other in the travel industry.

There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story's Heart of City hotels. No taxis or shuttles required when you're in the historical heart of the cities and villages.

Our small group tour hotels feature historical architecture with all the amenities you'd come to expect. The properties are located in the heart of the cities, towns and villages. We proudly feature the following tour hotels which have been personally inspected for quality and standard. On very rare occasion, we may substitute any hotel for a tour property of equal or greater quality and standard.

Remember, availability in tour hotels may be affected based on seasonal demand. Alternate hotel properties of equal quality will be used when the following hotels are not available.

 

London Hotels - 3 Nights

Paris Hotel - 3 Nights

Rome Hotels - 3 Nights




What's Included in Your Small Group Tour?


What's Included in Your Small Group Tour?

We've tried to include everything ~
Make note of the following items:

  • Optional Arrival Transfer: We feature an AnyTime arrival transfer for $134 per person. Story®'s Meet & Greet and transfer to hotel. Regular Rate: $134/person, 2 Guest Minimum. Includes all gratuities.
  • Departure Transfers in Rome: $69 per person, Rome Hotel to Airport, minimum two (2) guests.
  • Lunch - Our Tour Captains and Guides will offer great, affordable suggestions for delicious lunches everyday.
  • 4 Dinners are included: We want you to have some time to explore on your own if you wantHowever, do know our Tour Captains will invite you to join them to unique restaurants each and every night. Classic Budget travelers may add dinners for a supplement: please inquire.
  • International Airfare into Europe and return is not included. Intra-Europe flight Paris to Rome is included. Airfare in economy class with one (1) bag checked included: Paris to Rome.
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if Story made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your land vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

That's it ~ everything else excluding personal item purchases is included. Read on below for all of the inclusions to this tour of London and Paris:

Story's Unique Walking Tour Experience
We do walk on our small group tours of Italy! We walk a lot, but it's unhurried and there are ample opportunities to sit and relax. But you must be physically capable of walking and experiencing the many stairs of Europe. Please inquire with Story Reservations for more details.

 

LONDON
• London: Private guided commentary through the city. Welcome Dinner included.
• 1st Class Reserved Seats on the EuroStar to London to Paris 
• London to Paris Magic Bag Transport
• Bag Portage Service throughout tour

PARIS

• Paris: Walking Tour of the City of Lights with admissions and sightseeing
• Welcome Dinner first night in each city or town

THROUGHOUT TOUR
• Sightseeing per itinerary with professionally driven, air-conditioned motorcoach (half-motorcoach - 20 passenger vehicle or less based on tour group size) and 1st Class Rail travel (not all itineraries utilize the Rail travel)
• Services of English-speaking, service-driven Tour Captain throughout tour.
• Services of Story's English-speaking local guides - professional, certified Italian guides.
• Admission and Entrance Fees per itinerary - No Long Lines. 
• Deluxe Package: Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner- total of 3 dinners on Deluxe with wine and gratuities included.


 

London, Paris & Rome Tour



 
2017 Guaranteed Departures.

Enjoy small group touring from 6 to 16 guests.
Guaranteed departures. Take over a tour departure: have a family and/or group of friends? Then take over a departure. Inquire today.

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Published Date Tour
Size
Deluxe
4-5 Star
Classic
Budget
Departures in March 2017
March 8Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
March 15 Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
March 22
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
March 29
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
Departures in April 2017
April 5
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
April 12
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
April 19
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
April 26
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
Departures in May 2017
May 3
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
May 10
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
May 17
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
May 24
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
Departures in June 2017
June 7
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
June 14
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
June 21
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
June 28
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
Departures in July 2017
July 5
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
July 12
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
July 19
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
July 26
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
Departures in August 2017
Aug 4
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
Aug 18
Max 16 Guests $5,879 $4,879
Departures in September 2017
Sep 6
Max 16 Guests $5,979 $4,979
Sep 13
Max 16 Guests $5,979 $4,979
Sep 20
Max 16 Guests $5,979 $4,979
Sep 27
Max 16 Guests $5,979 $4,979
Departures in October 2017
Oct 4
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
Oct 11
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
Oct 18
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779
Oct 25
Max 16 Guests $5,779 $4,779

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