England, Central Europe & Italy in 18 Days
Royal City, Central Europe & Colosseum
A one-of-a-kind trip through the cultures and cities of Europe! Begin your adventure in London, explore the capitals of Central Europe and fall for the charms of the eternal city of Rome in Italy.
Stop off in the vibrant city of London before exploring the magical cities and charming culture of Central Europe! Unearth the history of bohemian Berlin, stroll through the fairytale streets of Prague and discover the artistic legacy of Vienna. Explore the Hungarian capital of Budapest before ending your adventure in the eternal city of Rome, home of the Colosseum!
18 days trip including flights*
17 days and 16 nights in destination
NYC - LON
NYC - LON
FCO - NYC
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Arrive at your US departure airport ready to board a flight to London. Night on board.*
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
Arrive in London and self-transfer to the hotel.* The vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, London is known for its amazing museums, trendy-setting fashion scene, immense history and as the home of the Royal family. Located on the banks of the River Thames, London has been an important human settlement since it was founded by the Romans almost two millennia ago! A global city, London is a centre of arts, commerce, education, fashion, finance, media, research, tourism and transport. Once you've checked in at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore this huge city. Hop on the London Underground or use the excellent bus network to easily travel between sights as you spend your first evening exploring at your own pace. Overnight stay in London.
*You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.
Breakfast at the hotel. See London from a different perspective today, with a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, Southbank and the London Eye and enjoy the fully-stocked bar to buy drinks and snacks as you listen to the entertaining onboard commentary! Afternoon free to enjoy the capital at your leisure. Why not go shopping along Oxford Street or Carnaby Street, stroll along the vibrant Southbank or pay a visit to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards? Overnight stay in London.
Breakfast at the hotel. A free day to continue exploring the wonderful city of London at your leisure! Trend-setting visitors might enjoy a stroll through Shoreditch, home to art galleries, urban culture and unique boutique shops and eateries. On the other hand, Notting Hill is a must-visit, home to pretty pastel-coloured houses and antique shops. Art lovers will relish a visit to the Tate Modern whilst history buffs cannot miss out on a tour of the Tower of London! Overnight stay in London.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer* to the airport to catch a flight to Berlin. Touch down in Berlin, the stylish and historic German capital. Get settled at the hotel and, if time allows, get to know the city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Berlin.
*You will have the option to add a transfer from your hotel to the airport in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.
Tuck into a hearty German breakfast at the hotel and set off on an exciting panoramic city tour of East and West Berlin, to uncover the history and sights of the capital! Take an iconic photo at the majestic Brandenburg Gate, visit the poignant Holocaust Memorial and stroll along the leafy Unter den Linden Avenue. Discover Museum Island, the Red Town Hall, the Nikolai Quarter. Trace the turbulent history of the city at Checkpoint Charlie and see the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall, noticing the contrasts between the different sides of the city. See the Forum of Culture and the idyllic Tiergarten Park. Potsdamer Platz shows you a modern side of the city before you spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. It's time for a well-deserved German beer after a day of sightseeing! Overnight stay in Berlin.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Berlin at your leisure. Why not visit the brilliant amazing cultural treasures at Museum Island or spend the day exploring the flower gardens of the Tiergarten. Overnight stay in Berlin.
Breakfast at the hotel. Self-transfer to the train station to catch a train to the Czech capital of Prague, a journey of around 5 hours. Arrive in Prague, known for its fairytale old town, lively nightlife and nicknamed the 'City of a Hundred Spires'. Self-transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Alternatively, enjoy an optional excursion to Kozel Brewery, the home of the most famous Czech beer! Overnight stay in Prague.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a city tour of Prague, nicknamed the 'Golden City'. See the famous Powder Tower and explore the Old Town. Reach Old Town Square home to the famous Astronomical Clock, one of the most popular sights in Prague, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. Finish the tour at the iconic Charles Bridge. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore the sights and sample the local cuisine at your own pace. Overnight stay in Prague.
After breakfast at the hotel self-transfer to the train station to catch a train to Vienna, a journey of around 4.5 hours. Travel through the beautiful landscapes of Bohemia and Moravia towards Austria and its capital, Vienna. Arrive in Vienna, an imperial city famed for its artistic legacy and for being the home town of Mozart and Beethoven. Self-transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. We recommend heading to the historic centre to enjoy the charming atmosphere. During the summer the riverbanks come alive with lively bars and restaurants, so be sure to check this out if the weather is pleasant. Overnight stay in Vienna.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure, soaking up the cultural sights of Vienna at your leisure. Overnight stay in Vienna
Breakfast at the hotel. Catch a train this morning to travel to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, a journey of around 2 hours 50 minutes. After enjoying the changing landscapes of the Danube Delta arrive in Budapest and self-transfer to the hotel. The city is famously divided in two by the River Danube Buda and Pest, each with its own distinctive atmosphere. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay in Budapest.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an enthralling guided tour of Budapest, beginning with Heroes Square, the largest and most impressive in the city and an emblem of Pest's Golden Era. Next, see the National Opera Theatre and the amazing Parliament building, a true icon of the city on the banks of the Danube. Continue the tour across the river, in the Castle District, where you can enjoy the sweeping views from Castle Hill and the amazing architecture of the Fisherman's Bastion. Cross Margaret Bridge to visit the Király Baths before ending the tour at the oldest and most photographed bridge in the city, the glorious Chain Bridge. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Budapest.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Budapest. Why not take in the views from Fisherman's Bastion or stroll along the riverside promenade. Overnight stay in Budapest.
Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your journey through Central Europe to an end as you head to Italy to discover the eternal city of Rome! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Rome. Arrive in Rome, the Italian capital, and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the remainder of the day is free to begin exploring this romantic, historic city. The evening is the most magical time of day in Rome when the streets take on an even more charming character. Overnight stay in Rome.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, three of the main archaeological sites of the Eternal City. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiatorial fights in the Colosseum, and appreciate the preserved corners of ancient Rome in the Forum and the Palatine Hill. We recommend the optional Piazzas and Fountains of Rome excursion.* The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the historic streets of Rome and dine on delicious Italian cuisine!** Overnight stay in Rome.
* Optional Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion: Take a pleasant walk through the artistic heart of Rome to visit its most symbolic piazzas and fountains! Visit Piazza Navona, the most elegant of all Rome squares and home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. See the Church of San Luigi, the incredible Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain, an icon of the city. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, the most photogenic spot in the city!
** Optional Authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori: Enjoy an evening of authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a day at your leisure in Rome. Perhaps visit the Vatican, trace the footsteps of the greats in the ancient streets of the old city or simply indulge in some delicious Italian ice cream. However you choose to spend your day, Rome is sure to delight you with its old-world charm and unbeatable sights. We suggest taking the optional Guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel*. Overnight stay in Rome.
* Optional Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel: Explore the priceless treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit the Pio Clementino Hall, Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, discover the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica and the atmospheric St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola!
Please note: Optional tour available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.
Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your unforgettable adventure through Europe to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in the US the next day.
Accommodation: 16 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Doubletree Chelsea, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club, Novotel London West, Novotel London Wembley, Thistle Hyde Park Lancaster Gate.
London City Cruise
Set off on a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye and enjoy entertaining onboard commentary along the way!
What's included: River cruise from London Eye/Westminster Pier – Tower of London pier (one way). Live or recorded commentary using City Experience app. Not included: Pick up and drop off. Drinks.
Berlin City Tour
Uncover the history and sights of the capital, including Brandenburg Gate, the poignant Holocaust Memorial, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie and the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall.
Prague City Tour
Take a city tour of Prague. See the famous Powder Tower and explore the Old Town. Reach Old Town Square home to the famous Astronomical Clock, one of the most popular sights in Prague, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. End the tour at Charles Bridge.
Budapest City Tour
Set off on a city tour of Budapest to see the city's most emblematic sights such as Heroes Square and the amazing Parliament building. Cross the river to the Castle District to enjoy sweeping views from Castle Hill and visit Fisherman's Bastion.
Authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome
Enjoy an evening of authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.
Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion
Discover the most symbolic piazzas and fountains in Rome! Visit Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and see the Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna.
What's included: Professional licensed guide, headsets, pick up service from centrally located hotels Not included: Drop off at hotels. Pick up from hotels not located in the downtown area.
Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel
Explore the treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit Pio Clementino Hall, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel, among other sights. Also discover St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter's Square.
What's included: Skip the line entrance tickets, professional guide, headsets, pick-up service from centrally located hotels. Not included: Drop off at hotels. Pick up from hotels outside city center, in this case the meeting point will be Via Santamaura, 28
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departure from the main US airports.
- International flights: US - London, London - Berlin, Budapest - Rome, Rome - US.
- Train 2nd. Class: Berlin - Prague, Prague - Vienna, Vienna - Budapest.
- 16 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 16 breakfasts.
- Some transfers in air conditioned vehicles.*more information
- Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.**more informationSee itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Thames River Cruise in London.
- Guided tours in Berlin, Prague & Budapest.
- Guided visit of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in Rome.
Drinks, some transfers,* city taxes**, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
*The airport transfer in London and the transfer to King's Cross Station are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.
** Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per person per night).
*The airport transfers in London are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost after confirming your flights.
** Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be travelling in a group. As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure.
- Entry requirementsValid passport with at least six months validity or identity card.
- VisaNo visa is required.
- CurrencyPound Sterling.
- Electricity230 V. Adapter required.
- HealthThere are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.
- Time zoneUTC.
- Other useful informationPeople drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- Tourist Office websitehttp://www.visitbritain.com/
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.
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