Itinerary Notes

For 2018 "London to Rome Adventure" departures have changed duration to 7 days.

Please note that most Yolo accommodation in Europe is multi-share. For more info, see the "About Accommodation" section under "Tour Details".

 

When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 03:00 p.m. on Day 1

Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 8

Itinerary

Day 1London/Paris

 

Meet in London before departing for Paris by train.

 

Please refer to joining instructions for more information on where to meet.

Please note the trip departs London in the evening of Day 1 so it is imperative that you arrive on time for departure soon after the 5:30pm Welcome Meeting. Please allow plenty of time for the journey to London to allow for any possible delays.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

1h17:30

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

 
Train

 

London – Paris3h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 

 
Generator Hostel Paris (or similar)

 

Hostel

Day 2Paris

 

Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre.

Explore and discover the “je ne sais quoi” of the City of Lights. Paris has something for everyone and you can use your day here to picnic under the Eiffel Tower, explore the outstanding museums and churches, float down the Seine on a river cruise or people watch at one of the charming cafés.

 
Orientation Walk

 

30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Carte Blanche

 

ParisFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Paris, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like getting acquainted with Mona Lisa at the Louvre, marvel at the architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral, and visiting the Arc de Triomphe. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 2

Musée Rodin Visit
Paris1h-2h
7EUR per person

Spend some time at The August Rodin Museum, one of Paris' most enjoyable museums. With famous sculptures on display like the Burghers of Calais, The Gates of Hell, The Hand of God, The Kiss and The Thinker, you can wander through this former mansion, marvelling at the architecture as well as Rodin's best work.

 
Champs-Élysées Visit
Paris
Free

Wander past high end retail shops, cafés and theatres before reaching the famous Arc de Triomphe.

 
Sacre Coeur Visit
Paris1h-2h
Free

Visit the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, located in the Montmartre neighbourhood. This Roman Catholic church was completed in 1914 and stands on the highest point of the city. Climb up 200 stairs to reach the dome of the basilica to get an amazing view of the Paris skyline. 

 
The Louvre Visit
Paris1h-5h
12-16EUR per person

Examine the massive collection at the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and the Winged Venus. While it might take a lifetime to view everything in the museum, one of the largest in the world, make the most of the time you have and try to spend at least a few hours wandering around. 

 
Musée d'Orsay Visit
Paris1h-2h
11EUR per person

Tour through The Musée d'Orsay, a must-see museum in Paris. Housed in a former train station, the beautiful building is the perfect setting to display some of the world's most revered Impressionist art. Wander from room to room in awe at the works on display by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin. Marvel at Degas' ballerinas and Van Gogh's swirling colours.

Accommodation

 
Generator Hostel Paris (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Lunch

Day 3Paris/Interlaken

Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery. 

 

 
Train
Paris – Interlaken8h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
Hostel Balmers (or similar)
Hostel

Days 4–5Interlaken

Enjoy an orientation walk of Interlaken. Opt to get the adrenaline pumping with some canyoning or whitewater rafting. Explore a nearby glacier or go swimming in a crystal clear lake. Don't miss the nightlife.

 

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Carte Blanche
InterlakenFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Interlaken, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like canyoneering in Interlaken Canyon, hitting the trails for a hike in the Swiss Alps, or watch the sun set from Harder Kulm. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Days 4–5

Paragliding
Interlaken

Strap into a tandem paragliding harness with an expert paraglider and fly over beautiful Interlaken and its surrounding mountains. The world is a whole lot more peaceful while gliding above this scenic landscape.

 
Ropes course
Interlaken

Get kitted out in a harness, and come face-to-face with your inner afraid-of-height demons high above the ground on rope bridges, Tarzan swings and ziplines. Not afraid of heights? No problem—this will still be the adrenaline experience of a lifetime.

 
Alpine Canyoning Adventure
Interlaken3h30m-4h
119CHF per person

Jump, slide, rappel, and get ready for a thrilling experience while canyoning. Whatever you do, make sure you hold on! This activity is sure to be a highlight of any trip to Interlaken, the landscape here is known for some of the best canyoning opportunities on the globe. 

 
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
Interlaken3h-7h15-30km
30-60CHF per person

Lace up your hiking boots and get hiking in the Swiss Alps. There are many hikes of varying difficulties either up or down the mountains or along the meandering shores of nearby lakes. Don't forget a camera because no one's going to believe just how spectacular the views are here without proof. 

 
Chocolate Making Workshop
Interlaken
65CHF per person

Ever wanted to taste wold-famous Swiss chocolate? Here is your chance to make it, too. Get tips and tricks first hand from professional Chocolatiers. Learn to temper, melt, pour chocolate. Oh, and the best part: taste your creation.

Accommodation

 
Hostel Balmers (or similar)
Hostel

Day 6Interlaken/Rome

Travel to Milan by train. Fashion and people watch on an included orientation walk of Milan. Overnight train to Rome.

 

Please note: If you are interested in seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous artwork, the Last Supper, it is essential that you make a booking in advance for this afternoon (Day 6). You can book either over the telephone or online. The contact details are:

Telephone: +39 02 89421146
Web: www.cenacolovinciano.org. 

**Please make your appointment for 3pm onwards (in case of possible delays arriving from Interlaken).**

 
Train
Interlaken – Milan3h30m-4h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
MilanAfternoon

Enjoy an afternoon to explore Milan.

 
Overnight train (beds)
Milan – Rome9h

Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

Day 7Rome

Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife.

 

It’s a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home or with some advice from your CEO prior to arriving to Rome, as waiting until the day you arrive may well be too late!

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

 
Carte Blanche
RomeFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Rome, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting the Colosseum, exploring the Pantheon, or sit down to a plate of pasta at a local trattoria. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 7

Colosseum Visit
Rome
12EUR per person

Enjoy a visit to this famous spot, the scene of many bloody gladiator fights for the entertainment of ancient Rome's aristocracy. Take a tour of the old venue—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and feel free to walk around on your own. No battles, please!

 
Roman Forum Visit
Rome1h-2h
16EUR per person

Even with the bustle of modern day Rome whizzing past on Vespas, you can still lose yourself in the fragmented columns and ancient ruins of this plaza, conjuring images of the rich Romans sauntering by in togas.

 
Pantheon Visit
Rome

The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. Originally built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD), the building was rebuilt under Hadrian in 126 AD. The roof is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, and it contains a circular opening (an oculus). It is easily one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings.

 
Vatican City Visit
Vatican City1h-2h
Free

Get ready to tick something off the bucket list. Visit the smallest country in the world—Vatican City! Stand in St Peter’s Square and be wowed by colossal colonnades, numerous statues, and the obelisk. Opt to take in the magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pietá, and the Sistine Chapel while you are in the area. 

 
Vatican Museum Visit
Vatican City2h-3h
20EUR per person

The Vatican Museums are near St Peter's Basilica and contain priceless works of art from ancient to modern times. There are many different galleries but seeing all of them is definitely not possible in one day, so do a little research before visiting and decide what you really want to see. Two of the most well-known exhibits in the Vatican Museums are the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael rooms. 

 
Sistine Chapel 
Vatican City1h-2h
10EUR per person

Although the Sistine Chapel is always very crowded, it is a must-see for any visitor to the Vatican. The magnificent frescoed ceiling of the chapel painted by Michelangelo depicts over 300 figures from the Book of Genesis, the most well-known being “The Creation of Adam,” showing God touching the finger of Adam. “The Last Judgment” on the west wall depicts a scene from the Book of Revelations. Art aficionados, get ready to cross one of your list!

Accommodation

 
Hotel Cherubini (or similar)
Hotel

Day 8Rome

Depart at any time.

 

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