View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Family Tour of Paris and Rome

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Countries Visited

France, Italy, Vatican City

Places Visited

Paris, Sacre Coeur, Pompidou, Montmartre...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

These two great cities will come alive as you delve beneath the surface of Paris and Rome as a family. With pizza making and chocolate tasting, gladiator school and a street art hunt, evocative mythology, and catacombs, it will be an extraordinary journey as you get to know these cities from the inside out. And of course, you will take in the icons as any vacation to these fantastic cities is not complete without the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower. Your vacation has been handcrafted for families...

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Trip Highlights

  • Go on a scavenger hunt for satires, Cyclops and Olympian demigods in Rome
  • Spend a day with Parisian art with first a famous gallery, and then a street art exploration created just for kids
  • Learn how to make pizza with a family cooking class
  • Try all manner of chocolates and macarons on a Parisian food tour
  • Discover the Colosseum and how it looked through the ages, and then watch your children learn at their own gladiator school
  • Climb up the Eiffel Tower and see the icons of Paris with your own eyes
  • Go beneath the ground to Rome’s haunting catacombs
  • Explore the Vatican City including the Sistine Chapel and art museums 
  • Find space to relax as a family, especially at cafe terraces and on cobbled piazzas

Detailed Description

Imagine your family sitting on a city squares watching the world go by, gelato or a croissant in hand while snapping a family photo.  Experiences like these will be a daily occurrence throughout your adventure-filled trip to Rome and Paris. Immerse yourselves in a Parisian neighborhood, enjoying the city streets with coffee and croissant, or perhaps some of the world’s best hot chocolate.  Walk the ancient streets of Rome, pizza available on every corner for a child’s dream true. In these two great capital cities, you will find space and freedom to come together as a family. While the sights and experiences are well known, this handcrafted tour is mostly about being together in some of the world’s evocative places. Sometimes you do not need to do anything to relish family time on vacation, but with places like the Eiffel Tower, St Peter’s Square, Colosseum, and Arc de Triomphe surrounding, you will have a magnificent backdrop to your time spent together. 

There are many famous sights in these two capitals, and some certainly feature on this family tour. But there is much more when you look beyond the world famous, such as the neighborhoods of chocolatiers and macaroon makers. Explore catacombs packed with 2,000-year-old bones or hear about the mythologized stories from Olympia and attend a training school for gladiators? Hands-on experiences are a feature on this family tour with lots of fun for all ages as you learn to make pizza, go hunting for demigods and find the old and new of a Parisian art world. Almost all your tours will be private, and the focus is on tailoring each day to your energy levels, rather than sticking to fixed time schedules.

Spend five days in each of the capitals with your accommodation centrally located to minimize travel time once you have arrived at each.  Start in Paris and your second day will be dedicated to the famous icons and monuments found all around the city. You will get your bearings and the iconic photos and listen to the stories that accompany the postcards. The next day will be all about food, including a chocolate class that will have everyone engaged and involved. The following day will focus on art, the Mona Lisaand Louvre contrasting with a street art hunt created just for your children. Then you go up the Eiffel Tower and have more time to discover Paris by yourself with a free day to explore.

Fly next to Rome to find that hotel wonderfully situated in the middle of old Rome. Soak up the smells and the sounds, relax on a piazza, and watch the world go by as a family. Begin with a pizza making class, and then a journey into the spooky catacombs. Start the next morning at the Colosseum, and then your afternoon at gladiator school for an enjoyable and engaging experience without the blood of yesteryear. Move next to a scavenger hunt, looking for demigods and Cyclops on a tour that evokes all the mystery of Roman mythology. That leaves the Vatican for your final day and a tour through the most essential part of the museums and that fabulous old-world square. With local guides illuminating the past, you will create your own family history in two fabulous cities. 

Starting Price

$3,933 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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