Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Information and Itinerary for Europe 2011

I now have the information and itinerary for the Europe trip.  See where we're headed--you won't want to miss these places!  Here's a link to an abbreviated version of the itinerary (also printed below).

Day 1  -  Fly overnight to England

Day 2  -  London
Arrive in London
Take a walking tour of London:
  • The Strand

  • Trafalgar Square

  • Leicester Square

  • Covent Garden

  • Day 3  -  London
    Take a guided tour of London:
  • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

  • Piccadilly Circus

  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

  • Optional: Windsor Castle
    Day 4  -  London • Paris
    Travel on the Eurostar train to Paris
    Day 5  -  Paris
    Take a guided tour of Paris:
  • Place de la Concorde

  • Champs-Élysées

  • Arc de Triomphe

  • Eiffel Tower

  • Optional: Versailles
    Day 6  -  Paris • Night train
    Visit the Louvre
    Take a walking tour of Paris:
  • Latin Quarter

  • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral
    Board a night train to Florence
    Day 7  -  Florence
    Arrive in Florence
    Take a guided tour of Florence
    Visit the Duomo
    See a leather-making demonstration
    Optional: Pisa
    Day 8  -  Assisi • Rome
    Travel to Assisi
    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
    Continue on to Rome
    Day 9  -  Rome
    Take a guided tour of Vatican City
    Visit the Sistine Chapel
    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
    Take a guided tour of Rome
    Visit the Colosseum
    Take a walking tour of Rome

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