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ROME

Located in Italy, Rome is the capital city and a major cultural and historical centre. From the art treasures of the Vatican to an abundance of gelato shops (gelateria), Rome has something for everyone!

 
BEST TIME TO VISIT:

 

Winters are mild and rainy with temperatures dropping in the evening, while summers are hot and sunny. Milder temperatures are common mid-April to mid-June and September to early October making spring and fall ideal times to visit Rome.

MUST SEE:
  • Colosseum underground

  • Trevi Fountain

  • Pantheon

  • The Pieta - St Peter’s Basilica

  • The Maxxi

MUST DO:
  • Gladiator school

  • Enjoy pizza in the Piazza Farnese

  • Wander the streets of Trastevere

  • Take a pizza and pasta making class

  • Discover the best gelato in Rome

 

LONDON

London is the perfect city for your first international vacation. The language and food are similar making it an easy destination to visit with young children. And while it may feel familiar, there are just enough differences to make it fun and interesting.

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

 

June, July and August are the warmest months with an average daily temperature of 19°C, but they’re also the most expensive and busiest times to visit. Consider a trip in the winter when the average temperature is 9°C; you’ll have fewer rainy days and lower crowds.

MUST SEE:
  • Tate Modern

  • Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey

  • Hyde Park; Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

  • Churchill War Rooms

MUST DO:
  • Ride a double decker bus

  • Climb the stairs in St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Whispering Gallery

  • Ride the London Eye; you can see Windsor Castle on a clear day

  • Take a tour of the Tower of London with a Beefeater

 

BARCELONA

With its unique architecture, 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites, a city beach, and nightly tapas, Barcelona is favourite destination for adults and kids. And a great public transit system makes getting around the city easy, no matter where you’re staying.

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

 

With year round sunny & mild temperatures skip the summer months to avoid the crowds. Early spring and fall are the best times for sightseeing as the crowds are lower and the water temperature at the beach is still comfortable for swimming.

MUST SEE:
  • The Magic Fountain of Montjuic

  • Park Guell

  • Sardana dancers in front of the Placa de la Seu

  • Gaudi’s remarkable architecture: The Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, & Casa Batllo

  • The Roman Ruins of Barcelona

MUST DO:
  • Watch a Barcelona FC soccer game

  • Spend a day at the beach

  • Walk along colourful La Rambla

  • Spend a day at the Tibidabo Amusement park

  • Visit the Museu de Xocolata; the museum of Chocolate

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