EF Tours for Graduating Seniors: London, Paris & Rome
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EF Tours for Graduating Seniors: London, Paris & Rome

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Why Go?

Welcome to the Big Three— the trifecta of European cities. Filled with a clock-tower named Ben, a pyramid-shaped museum, and pasta cooked in a wheel of cheese (#foodgoals), see why London, Paris, and Rome are can’t-miss destinations. With a little of something for everyone, especially you accent lovers, enjoy all the sightseeing, culture, and history you can imagine. And the stuff your history book didn’t think to include.

What are the top highlights?

  • Meet Ben and Abbey in London, AKA Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
  • Go for high tea after watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night
  • Explore ancient Rome

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
  • Multilingual Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • 9 nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • Daily breakfast & dinner included
  • Metro passes in each city

Accommodations

You’ll stay at accommodations hand-picked by our team of local experts, in rooms only for our travelers. Each property is located in a safe, convenient area. You’ll receive your exact accommodations 30 days before your trip departs.

Flights

  • Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
  • Flights are booked with major airlines
  • 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
  • One checked bag included on most flights

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Board your overnight flight, bound for London. Find streets named Quaggy Walk, Ha Ha Road, and Cyclops Mews. If you see anything really out there, let us know.

Day 2: Arrive in London

Welcome to London! Home of the band Queen (and you know, the actual Queen). Visit grand palaces, famous parks, and local hotspots of the Royal Family, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix, Charles Dickens, and many more.

Today's Highlights:

  • Meet an EF representative at the airport.
  • Check in at your accommodations.
  • Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
  • Take a quick walk around your area with your Tour Director.
  • See River Thames, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Covent Garden.

Day 3: Tour London + Optional London Eye & River Cruise

Hit the highlights of London with a local guide giving you all the inside info. Get ready to see royal palaces and walk like a Beatle—from the band. Not a bug.

Today's Highlights:

  • Wave hello to Big Ben, the bell inside the clock tower.
  • Go to Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate, and decades of royals have been wed.
  • Experience a royal ritual during the Changing of the Guards.
  • Walk around and explore the city.

Free Time Suggestions
Be a Beatle: Head to Abbey Road and walk what’s probably the world’s most famous crosswalk. This storied spot is a must-see for even the most casual Beatles fan.
Tower of London: Feel like a royal in the historic castle and see the legendary Crown Jewels, just don’t play dress up with them.

London Eye & River Cruise(extra cost)

See London properly: from air and sea. Fly high on the London Eye: Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, providing panoramic views of all the iconic landmarks. Then, sail down the River Thames with tea & crumpets included.

Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

**Please now you must add this excursion on at least 2 weeks before departure**

Day 4: Explore Oxford

Head to the second oldest university, Oxford—home to famous alumni.

Today's Highlights:

  • Explore the cobblestone streets of Oxford.
  • Walk the grounds of one of the leading and oldest universities in the world.
  • Visit sites from popular films and television, including many locations used for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.

Day 5: Travel to Paris

Bonjour! Welcome to Paris. Visit grand palaces, royal chateau’s, and famous museums by day, and then stroll through the romantically-lit city by night. After trying to read Mona Lisa’s expression and drooling over jaw-dropping sites, you’ll definitely have all the feels for the City of Love. (Cue romantic French café music).

Today's Highlights:

  • Board your train at St. Pancras Station
  • Travel below the English Channel on a smooth train ride to Paris.
  • Take a quick walk of the area with your Tour Director and your new BFF’s, AKA, your tour group.
  • Hop on an evening Seine cruise and float past Notre Dame Cathedral. (Keep a lookout for the Hunchback.)
  • Stand in awe in front of the Eiffel Tower as the lights sparkle against the night. Pro tip: this happens every hour on the hour.

Day 6: Explore Paris

Tour the City of Lights and the highlights with an expert guide.

Today's Highlights:

  • Head off the beaten path to some of Paris’s authentic districts: Montmartre, Parc de Belleville, Bastille, and more.
  • Get the inside scoop on Parisian culture from fashion to snails for dinner, learn about it all.
  • Find inspiration from the local fashionistas, royals, revolutionaries, and intellectuals that shaped the City of Light.
  • Snap the perfect Instagram pictures at Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and Luxembourg Gardens.

Day 7: Visit Versailles

Walk through the landscaped gardens, and tour the living quarters of the famous over-the-top palace of Louis XIV. This is where French royalty reveled in their extravagant lifestyle in the decades before the Revolution.

Day 8: Travel to Rome

Ah, the Eternal City. Home of bruschetta, Catholicism, gladiators, democracy, Michelangelo, and of course, the Roman ruins. Find yourself lost between modern time and ancient Rome while wandering through the winding croissant and cappuccino-scented streets. Not to be confused with flavored streets. Please, don’t eat the streets.

Today's Highlights:

  • Say “au revoir, Paris,” and take flight bound for Italy.
  • Check in at your accommodations and get to know the area.
  • Discover iconic sites like the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps.
  • Enjoy free time to walk around and indulge in Italian food.

Free Time Suggestions
Trevi Fountain: Rumor has it, if turn your back to the Trevi Fountain and toss a coin over your shoulder, it guarantees you’ll return to the Eternal City. Throw in a second coin, and you’ll not only come back, but also find love. (Significant other not guaranteed by EF Ultimate Break.)
Shopping on Vide del Corso: Walk down the longest pedestrian street in the city for some prime shopping. Populated by both locals and tourists, there’s room for everyone on the narrow store-filled street.

Day 9: Explore Rome + Optional Pasta Making Class

Time travel with your local guide to the beginning of democracy and gladiator fights. Feel the history as you explore the ruins of the ancient civilization. Don’t forget your tunic!

Today's Highlights:

  • Gather at the Roman Colosseum where bloody fights, battle re-enactments and many forms of entertainment used to take place.
  • Discover the many layers of the Eternal City as you learn about the Forum, Trajan’s Column, the Victor Emmanuel Monument, and other landmarks on your guided tour.
  • Stumble upon little cafes and enjoy an authentic, flavorful cappuccino. Bonus points if you order in Italian.

Taste of Italy Pasta-Making Class(extra cost)

When in Rome: cook pasta. Learn to craft the dough for homemade pasta, and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your own hands. You’ll also get to taste local snacks and learn about Italian food traditions.

Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

Day 10: Free Day in Rome + Optional Vatican Excursion + Farewell Dinner

Today you get to explore centuries worth of culinary perfection, unbelievable architecture, and local fashion on your own. And let it be said, Rome looks goooood for being 2,000 years old. (It must moisturize.) Shop, eat, drink, and talk like an Italian (with your hands) during your free day. Embrace the culture and indulge in carbs during your last day in the Eternal City.

Free Time Suggestions
Capitoline Museum: Up on a hill overlooking the Forum, this museum has some amazing ancient sculptures.
Piazza, please!: Head over to Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s best known public squares. Fountains, street performers, shops, restaurants, and so much more. Hangout, sip coffee, and embrace the atmosphere of this outdoor hub.

Farewell Dinner
Share some last laughs and revisit the best moments of the trip at this included farewell dinner with the group.

A Visit to the Vatican(extra cost)

Visit the Pope’s house: Vatican City. Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica, and get your dose of art history up close and personal—viewing Michelangelo's famed Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

Day 11: Fly Home

Arrivederci, amici!
Translation: Goodbye, friends. Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

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