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Siobhan Reid
January 17, 2018

There’s no thrill quite like traveling to a new city, but the stress of planning and the pressure to see it all can get in the way of fully enjoying yourself.

Enter Monograms, a unique service that takes the hassle out of vacation planning by organizing hotels, airport and city transfers, solo and group excursions, and much more. Perfect for travelers who want to explore at their own pace and partake in select sightseeing activities, Monograms maps out the best to see and do in a city according to your specific travel needs and style. Want to tag along on a guided tour of a famous landmark? Or go on a solo shopping expedition? Monograms will take care of the logistics while offering recommendations and tips.

And as much as we love doing our own hotel research, the folks at Monograms are bona fide experts when it comes to finding accommodations that are chic, centrally located, and affordable. Whether you prefer classic, trendy, or historic digs, they’ll recommend several hand-selected options, all of which offer complimentary breakfast.

Another cool perk: Upon arrival, travelers will be connected with an in-the-know “Local Host” who can organize spontaneous outings, give you the scoop on under-the-radar attractions, and provide assistance in the case of an emergency.

But the best part is undoubtedly the price: Vacation packages to cities like Rome, Venice, Florence, Paris, and London start at $550, meaning your dream European getaway is more attainable than you might think.

Deal: 2+ Night Getaway to Rome

Price: $609 and up

Highlights: Your Roman holiday might include stops at the Colosseum, The Roman Forum, Trajan’s Market, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museums, where you’ll see the breathtaking Sistine Chapel.

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Deal: 2+ Night Getaway to Florence

Price: $576 and up

Highlights: In Florence, you’ll experience Renaissance wonders like Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Michelangelo’s “David,” and the Baptistery’s resplendent “Gates of Paradise.” Other must-dos include racing up the Campanile’s 414 stairs and strolling the Ponte Vecchio.

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Deal: 2+ Night Getaway to Venice

Price: $618 and up

Highlights: In addition to exploring Venice’s postcard-perfect canals and bridges, you’ll also see the world-famous Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Square and Cathedral, Rialto Bridge, and the island of Murano, where you can purchase blown-glass souvenirs.

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Deal: 2+ Nights in Paris

Price: $661 and up

Highlights: On your Parisian sojourn, you’ll visit recognizable landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Notre Dame. Take your sightseeing to the next level by shopping along the Champs-Élysées, cruising down the River Seine, and catching a cabaret show at the historic Moulin Rouge.

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Deal: 2+ Nights in London

Price: $499 and up

Highlights: From Big Ben and the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, this is the London trip of your dreams. After you’ve crossed those landmarks off your list, consider a ride on the London Eye or a ride on a double-decker bus.

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