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European Emperor 2017

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  • Paris gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower
  • Bordeaux winery tour & tasting
  • French Riviera perfumery experience
  • Local guide in Florence
The European Emperor 2017 tour starts in London and ends in Rome. The European Emperor 2017 is an Explorer tour that takes 15 days taking you from London to Rome and 9 other destinations in Europe. The European Emperor 2017 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

The Roman Empire spread from its centre in Rome to conquer large swathes of the known world. Parts of France, Spain and Switzerland were all subject to the rule of Rome. Its influence even spread as far as England. Now you can enjoy the reverse journey, as we make our way from London to Rome via some of the finest cities, landscapes and countries that Western Europe has to offer. With the included services on this Europe trip you’ll feel every bit the emperor as we journey through your domain!
Day 1 London, England to Paris, France

All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, grab some supplies and hit the road early in the morning as we jump across to Paris. Pinch yourself and instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a guided tour with your Trip Leader (aka living guide book). Food matters. A lot. In Europe, it comes alive. Complete your foodie mission with a picnic under the Eiffel Tower and watch Paris sparkle for your first ‘wow’ moment.

Included today:
-Paris city driving tour
-Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2 Paris

More oh la la today. With Parisian charm crammed into every nook and cranny, make sure you hit all of the iconic haunts. This morning: free time en Francais. From the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay to the l'Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Later, if you are in the mood for an optional cabaret show, let us know – we’ll sort it.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Traditional Paris cabaret
-Seine River cruise
-Paris bike tour

Day 3 Paris to Bordeaux

If you haven't gone fromage crazy just yet, grab a few wheels before we go and bid au revoir to Paree. Next, we make a quick stop in the heart of the Loire Valley. Later, watch the world go by and grab a window seat as we head to Bordeaux to become masters of the grape in the red wine capital. Drink the best drops and hear tales of how these fiery reds came to be. Raise a glass to the winemakers.

Included today:
-Visit to Loire Valley en route to Bordeaux

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activity:
-Visit Château de Chambord

Day 4 Bordeaux to Carcassonne

Wake up and learn the A to Z of wine before we move on from Bordeaux. Head off to the historic walled city for a real-life game of Carcassonne (you know the one) and to see why it is famed for its restored medieval fortress and the poetic sonnets written about it.

Included today:
-Bordeaux winery tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 5 Carcassonne to Barcelona, Spain via Andorra

Roll through the Pyrenees today with a quick stop in Andorra on our way to tapas town. Get hungry on a guided driving tour, ticking off the Columbus Monument, Montjuic (site of the 1992 Olympics) and Gaudi's yet to be finished Sagrada Familia. Round off the day with churros and tapas, and feed your cravings for Catalonian zest at tonight's included dinner.

Included today:
-Visit Andorra
-Driving tour of Barcelona

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 6 Barcelona

If you think you’ve eaten it all, nah-ah not even close. Uncover the food market gems scattered across Barcelona and satisfy your inner gastronome. Try: La Boqueria in Barcelona for a luxe open air experience. Who needs the snooze button when you got a whole day in a city packed to the rafters with art nouveau, alluring accents and most importantly, tapas. Hit the side streets and rumble along the Las Ramblas, take in the eccentric work of artist Antoni Gaudi at Parc Guell or give in to your inner football tragic and kneel to the sporting gods at Camp Nou. Tonight: shall we dance? Optional flamenco show.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Flamenco show

Day 7 Barcelona to French Riviera, France

Get that selfie stick out as we roll on north along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property, aka the French Riviera. Swap your patatas bravas for hearty French cooking and get ready for tomorrow's adventures.

Included today:
-French perfume factory visit

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 8 French Riviera including Monaco visit

Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or let loose among the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town.
Later: Roll with the jet set as we hit up the Monaco for a guided tour and the chance to see how the 1% live (hint: it involves fast cars and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not).

Included today:
-Guided tour of Monaco City

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 9 French Riviera to Swiss Alps, Switzerland

The view out your window today plays like a documentary on 'world's sexiest views'. Unlike Toblerone, the Swiss Alps aren't all lined up perfectly so we weave up through the sexy valleys and handsome peaks. Grab your forks and prepare to chow down on Swiss cuisine then hit the bar for a nightcap.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 10 Swiss Alps

Laid-back, Alpine village living on the cards. Take in the mountain air by foot, bike or goat (if you can get them to stand still long enough). With the potential offered by these mountains, dinner will be calorie neutral. If you get a second wind, jump on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis and test your pano photo skills. Then head back down for some snow angels and hot chocolate. #hardlife.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Mount Titlis excursion

Day 11 Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy

Roll on down to Venice, but first, squeeze a visit to Verona. Then, Venice - you know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Check out St. Mark's Square, Accademia Bridge and a who's who of Venice's usual suspects.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Verona

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 12 Venice

Get your bearings, then get hopelessly lost. Your GPS won't save you here. Soak up St Mark's Square before a quintessential gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Corny smooching not included. This afternoon, snoop the Doge's Palace, cross Rialto Bridge and shop for Carnevale masks.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Venice
-Gondola ride

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 13 Venice to Florence

Head over to Florence, but not before we stop for THAT photo at Pisa. Make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato: Florence. Whip around Santa Maria del Fiore before tucking into amore on a plate. Then the evening is yours to stroll along the real-life watercolour of the Arno River, wishing you were a painter.

Included today:
-Visit Pisa

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 14 Florence to Rome

Enter Rome: Epic cities deserve epic walking tours, naturally. Cross off some red hot ruins, oodles of obelisks and of course, the big ticket sights. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a colossus hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Florence with local guide
-Walking tour of Rome

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 15 Rome including Vatican City visit

Down that espresso. Make a quick visit to the Pope – a trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without! Here, we formally end the trip, but why not keep on travelling?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activity:
-Visit the Vatican City

what’s included
  • 14 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double)
  • English Channel crossing
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free wifi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to London and from Rome are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this European Emperor 2017 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 15 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18-39 yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends London, UK/Rome, Italy
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A deposit of 84 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 07 August 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The European Emperor 2017 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this European Emperor 2017 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this European Emperor 2017 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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