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The Best of Italy & France (HH)

11 Day Tour from Rome to Paris

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Italy and France—two of the most beautiful countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Italy & France tour. You'll spend two nights each in Rome, Venice Island, Nice, and Paris, as well as a night in Florence and Genova. You’ll see the must-see attractions in each city on your guided sightseeing tours, including the Vatican, and Rome’s Colosseum, built in the 1st century and famous for its gladiator fights; St. Mark's Square and Basilica in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, home to Michelangelo's celebrated David; and the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and Eiffel Tower in Paris. You'll stop in Assisi to see the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis, built above the saint's grave; in Pisa to admire the famous Leaning Tower; and in St. Paul de Vence, a picturesque hilltop town where you can explore the art galleries and quaint streets.

On this Globus Italy and France tour, you will also have special experiences that bring you inside the destinations. We've included special dinners in Rome and Paris, so you can try out local specialties, and we've included a stop in Èze, where you will visit a local perfume factory to learn about perfume making. A true highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a boat ride (weather permitting) and a train ride.

Also enjoy an exciting high-speed train ride on the famous TGV train (first class) from Nice to Paris.

From the vibrant cities to the peaceful, blue Mediterranean Sea, this vacation to Italy and France is sure to delight all of your senses!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome dinner at Mino restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum
ASSISI
Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
VENICE ISLAND
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
CINQUE TERRE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide and by train
GENOVA
Orientation, visit Porto Antico
ÈZE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Learn about perfume-making, and receive a souvenir gift
NICE
Excursion to St. Paul de Vence
NICE–PARIS
By high-speed TGV train (first-class)
PARIS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A special dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Vatican City
  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice; boat and train ride in Cinque Terre; high-speed TGV train (first-class). Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special three-course dinners with wine in Rome and Paris

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with pasta and wine at Mino restaurant.

DinnerDinner

Day 2 Rome

Globus’ unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Rome–Assisi–Venice Island

Morning break in peaceful Assisi. Visit the massive 13th-century BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS built above the saint’s grave. Continue to the Adriatic coast and arrive in romantic Venice. Tonight is your chance to join an optional evening featuring a private water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by a traditional Venetian dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Venice Island

Start sightseeing in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Later, you may wish to join an optional cruise to colorful Burano Island.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Venice Island–Florence

Drive across the wooded Apennine Mountains into Tuscany and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Your guided walking tour features a visit to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Enter Piazza Santa Croce and check out the enticing shops selling Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Florence–Pisa–Cinque Terre–Genova

In Pisa, marvel at the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Continue to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and enjoy your excursion to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, take the TRAIN and head for Genova, birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Genova–Èze–France–Nice

An orientation gives you a good impression of this amazing city, and there is time to explore the Porto Antico before your drive along the coast towards France with spectacular views of Italian and French Riviera resorts. Leave the highway for the panoramic Moyenne Corniche and stop in Èze. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Fragonard perfume factory, learn about the fascinating history of the art of PERFUME-MAKING, and receive a souvenir gift to take home with you. Arrive in Nice. An optional outing is available tonight to Monte Carlo.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Nice. Excursion To St. Paul De Vence

A highlight visit this morning to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Explore the many art galleries and enjoy the spectacular view, or relax at a café, where you may see the locals play pétanque (lawn bowling). Return to Nice for a lazy afternoon to dabble in the blue Mediterranean or to stroll along the elegant Promenade des Anglais.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Nice–Paris

Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. This evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special dinner with wine has been included at a local restaurant, where you can try out specialties like escargots (snails), soupe à l’oignon (onion soup), and boeuf bourguignon (beef Burgundy). Then, enjoy a drive through the “City of Light.”

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 Paris

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the most famous sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. For a bird’s-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris’ most iconic landmark, the EIFFEL TOWER. To enhance your stay, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

BENJAMIN DEHAM

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

A European tour is very educational and lots of fun. It is always enjoyable to see guests return home with thousands of beautiful pictures and wonderful memories. My greatest satisfaction as a Tour Director has always been that I can let my guests not only see a city, but also feel and experience the absolute magic of a city like Paris. That cannot be found in any guidebook or on the Internet!

Tour Director - BENJAMIN DEHAM

 Accommodations

Rome
Venice
Florence
Genova
Nice
Paris

Rome

Ludovisi Palace

First-Class

Ludovisi Palace Via Ludovisi 43, Roma,   Italy

Via Ludovisi 43
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Set in an elegant palazzo from the early 1900s, this stately 57-room property boasts an ideal location in the heart of Rome, very close to all major attractions, landmarks and entertainment venues. Breakfast is served in the casual dining room, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar day or night.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

Venice

Carlton on the Grand Canal

First-Class

Carlton on the Grand Canal Santa Croce, 578, Venezia,   Italy

Santa Croce, 578
Venezia, Italy

Modern Hotel in traditionally styled four story building dating from 1887; located on the Grand Canal, opposite main station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite

Florence

AC Firenze by Marriott

Superior First-Class

AC Firenze by Marriott Via Luciano Bausi, 5, Florence,   Italy

Via Luciano Bausi, 5
Florence, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A stylish modern property with 118 guestrooms. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas. Other amenities include a bar, Turkish bath and fitness room. The restaurant serves delicious meals using fresh local produce and the lobby lounge bar offers evening drinks & snacks.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Window Opens

Genova

NH Hotel Genoa Centro

First-Class

NH Hotel Genoa Centro Via Martin Piaggio, 11, Genova,  Italy

Via Martin Piaggio, 11
Genova, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Opposite Villetta Di Negro park, this 143-room modern property enjoys a central location and has a restaurant specializing in Ligurian seafood dishes, a laid-back bar area and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)

Nice

AC Hotel Nice by Marriott

First-Class

AC Hotel Nice by Marriott 59 Promenade Des Anglais  Bp 1291, Nice  Cedex 1,  France

59 Promenade Des Anglais Bp 1291
Nice Cedex 1, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Come discover superb rooms in Nice. The AC Hotel in Nice offers 143 Guest Rooms, some with Sea View.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Paris

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche

Superior First-Class

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche 17, Blvd St.Jacques, Paris,   France

17, Blvd St.Jacques
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located on the Left Bank near the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres - Rooms feature contemporary decor.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Internet Access

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rome
Venice
Florence
Nice
Paris

Rome

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the citys authentic jewels. A life-time experience!

Price Range: $

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

Experience an unforgettable evening in Venice.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.

Price Range: $

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Appreciate the peaceful vistas of the Lagoon while you glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele and the famous Lido.

Price Range: $$

Florence

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

Enjoy a wonderful dinner with regional dishes prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Price Range: $$

Nice

Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Enjoy a delicious French dinner, with wine and a walking tour of the Old Town.

Price Range: $$

Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner

Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner

Take in breathtaking views of the French Riviera on your way to a typical restaurant for dinner.

Price Range: $$

Paris

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

Admire the historic Versailles, the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Price Range: $$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

Price Range: $$$$

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