All small group departures! This grand tour of Europe is perfect for first-timers and travelers who want to capture the flavor of three of the world’s great capital cities and the Italian countryside – all on one trip. Our London – Paris – Rome journey with a sojourn in the heart of bucolic Umbria begins in London, with history and culture at Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London… a walking tour through Shakespeare’s world … a visit to the foodie haven of Borough Market… and a spin on the London Eye, soaring high above the city in a private capsule. The Eurostar whisks you across the Channel to Paris for visits to the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower (with lunch in the tower)… a cruise on the River Seine… and a demonstration by a premier chocolatier. Spend a day at a magnificent château outside Paris… then fly to Italy for three days in the countryside, hunting for truffles with trained dogs, tasting local delicacies, and visiting an alpaca farm, a ceramics workshop, and a winery. Then it’s on to Rome for an after-hours guided visit through the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (without the crowds)... dinner at a private villa, and much, much more.