France and Italy personify culture and allow you an immersive exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for a captivating custom-tailored tour of Paris and Rome. From the Bohemian allure of Montmartre to the fashionable stairway of the Spanish Steps, Paris and Rome comprise heritage in Old-World ambiance. The Louvre Museum highlights the beauty of famous artists. The Borghese showcases the magnetism of sculptors and painters. Whether enjoying the view from the Arch de Triomphe or indulging...
Paris – Arrive in Paris with a Highlights Tour and a Sunset Seine Cruise
Paris is a city of intrigue and romance, lights, and majesty along the banks of the Seine River. Grand palaces match the luxurious monuments reflecting the heart of French culture dating back a millennium. The small details create the lush photographic wonders of the city captured in the narrow cobblestone streets, neatly trimmed trees, and brasseries filling the air with the aromas of garlic, thyme, and roasted chicken, and the sophisticated display of puffed pastries in the windows of delicate confectionaries.
Your flight lands at Charles de Gaulle Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. You enjoy the soothing comforts of your luxury hotel before meeting your guide in the hotel lobby for an introductory tour of the City of Lights. The famous cosmopolitan ambiance winds through the neighborhoods with tangible pleasures from the elegant blossoming flowers in the Jardin des Tuileries to couples sipping cappuccinos at a quiet café. You reach the Champs de Mars, a large park offering a marvelous view of the Eiffel Tower’s tall frame.
The iconic image of Paris is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site and was erected in the 19th century as a gateway to the World’s Fair. The figure has since become emblematic of Paris and consists of 15,000 steel sections. The view from the top stands at 905 feet above the city for a marvelous panorama of celebrating Parisian beauty. In the afternoon, you board a charming barge floating on the waters of the River Seine for a quiet, captivating sunset casting different shades of orange, red, and purple over the City of Lights.
Paris – Explore the Remarkable Palace of Versailles and Exquisite Gardens
Paris – Traverse the Louvre Gallery and the Stunning Musee d’Orsay
Rome – Arrive in Rome and Tour the Eternal City’s Monuments at Sunset
Rome – Tour the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere, and the Vatican After Hours
Rome – Discover the Opulence of the Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome
Rome – Enjoy a Day Trip to Tivoli for Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este
Rome – Depart for Home
- Embrace the fascinating blend of history and contemporary life in Rome on a sunset tour of the famous monuments including legendary Piazza Navona
- Enjoy the enthralling and engaging beauty of Paris during an introductory highlights tour taking you to the top of the Eiffel Tower
- Witness the grandeur of the Vatican Museum during a quiet, in-depth, and intimate exploration during an exclusive after-hours tour
- Experience the mesmerizing and inspiring artworks of the Western World while wandering the halls and galleries of the Louvre Museum
- Discover the splendid and vast collection of renowned artists from the last half-millennia in the comprehensive private collection of the Borghese Villa
- Relish the immersive opulence at the Palace of Versailles inside the Hall of Mirrors, King and Queens apartments, as well as the fantastic gardens
- Explore the captivating colors and remarkable diversity of artistic aesthetics in the Musee d’Orsay, home to a rich collection of French Impressionists
- Travel to the charming hill town of Tivoli for insight into the luxuries of Roman emperors by touring the extraordinary grounds of Hadrian’s Villa
Whether fawning over ancient relics in an open-air museum or relaxing in the cosmopolitan reputation of famous writers, artists, and intellectuals, your 8-day Paris and Rome tour allows the splendors of the respective cultures to shine both historically and traditionally. Architecture reveals the layered aesthetics of shifting over time in both cities stretching from the Palace of Versailles to the town of Tivoli. Whether exploring rich exhibits or discovering hidden restaurants, you will fall quickly and deeply for the wealth of customs and the preserved monuments creating some of the most visited cities in Europe and two of the most celebrated cities in the world with innumerable UNESCO World Heritage sites promoting timeless majesty.
As the quintessence of art, architecture, cuisine, and style, Paris embraces visitors with a quick charm steeped in the cobblestone streets, vertical gardens, and fascinating museums. Sumptuous restaurants and sophisticated boutiques only accentuate the thrilling beauty of a city known for romance and light. Your three days in Paris highlights the treasures synonymous with the city. Visit the remarkable monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triomphe, and Notre Dame de Paris upon arriving in Paris for an introduction to the most notable images. Delight in a sunset cruise on the famous waters of the Seine river and wander on a full day of guided tours through the stunning works of art on display in the Louvre Museum capturing millennia of traditional works, as well as centuries of artistic aesthetic exhibited in the Musee d’Orsay. When visiting the Palace of Versailles, the opulence of the French monarchy comes to life inside the grand galleries and spreading throughout the exceptionally vast gardens.
As the heart of a mighty empire and the gateway to the papacy, Rome has evolved through history endlessly changing from Romanesque to the Renaissance, Baroque to Rococo. Basilicas speckle the skyline and medieval walls wind alongside the labyrinth of cobblestone streets. Your four full days in Rome bring the essence of the Eternal City to light beginning with an introductory tour of Rome’s monuments at sunset. Uncover the marvels of the Colosseum and Piazza Navona, the Forum, and Pantheon before discovering the eclectic histories of the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere neighborhoods. Spend time in the Vatican after hours for a more intimate experience with the art and inside the lavish halls of the fascinating museum. Witness the grandeur of one of the world’s most comprehensive private collections while touring the Borghese villa and relish the cool air and stunning views of ancient and Renaissance life at Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este in Tivoli.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
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