The Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France.

Thriving Centers of Italy and France: Best of Rome and Paris Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

France, Italy

Places Visited

Rome, Paris, Vatican City

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Elegance and style radiate during this customizable 7-night tour that features the best of Paris and Rome. Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower, wander the remarkable halls of the Vatican Museums, stroll through the fantastical garden of Versailles, and learn traditional techniques for crafting sensational Roman pasta. During this tour, you will experience the celebrated treasures of Paris and Rome in addition to the hidden charisma that is often overlooked by visitors to two of Europe’s most...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the elaborate underground labyrinth of the Colosseum when visiting the Hypogeum
  • Indulge in the robust flavors of French cuisine during a private cooking class
  • Embrace the stunning art and history that is on display in the Louvre Museum
  • Traverse the marvelous frescoes, crafted by Raphael, in the often-overlooked grandeur of Villa Farnesina
  • Enjoy the delights of a traditional Roman dish during a pasta-making class
  • Discover the marvelous masterpieces of Bernini and Giotto inside St. Peter’s Basilica as well as Michelangelo’s famous Pietà
  • Wander the opulent halls and galleries of Versailles, which is the former home of the French monarchy
  • View the staggering texture and enchanting representation of the world from Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists in the Musee d’Orsay
  • Witness the gorgeous design and skyline of Paris with a panoramic view from the top of Eiffel Tower

Detailed Description

Paris and Rome are two cities that are instantly recognizable by their intricate architecture, alluring histories, vibrant heritage, and sensational cuisine. Your 8-day tour of Paris and Rome features the best of the museums, monuments, gastronomy, and neighborhoods that have helped elevate the capital cities to cultural icons.

This grand adventure through Paris and Rome begins with your arrival in the City of Lights. You will have four nights to enjoy and explore the enchanting city, which is emblematic of elegance, romance, and an enduring magnetism. Monuments line the boulevards and lead to sensational museums that house celebrated artists. Visiting the classic sites of Paris encompasses the fabulous views from along the Seine River and a panorama from atop the Eiffel Tower.

You can sample the food by taking a class designed to impart the wisdom of French technique and Parisian flavors. The Louvre Museum connotes an impressive collection of art and artifacts, which spans human civilization. The d’Orsay highlights the unique point of view of artists between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Versailles Palace shimmers with gilded walls and a vast garden that is adorned with powerful fountains.

Rome will lead you into the past with the luxuries of modernity. Vespas wind along the cobblestone streets and gelato shops serve a delicious blend of fruity and decadent flavors. The mix of ruins and vibrant contemporary culture represent the endless rebirth of the city over the millennia, resulting in an ambiance that is perfect for cultural exploration, romance, exciting dining experiences, and artistic discoveries.  The historical legacy of Rome dates back 3,000 years and is reflected in the ruins of the Roman Forum.

The museums boast artwork by Italian masters, and the Colosseum retains a sense of prominent power as the symbol of the city and the ancient empire. Rome entertains with a brilliance that stems from the Vatican Museums to St. Peter’s Basilica and from the Pantheon to the Spanish Steps. You can master the deceptively complex dishes of traditional Roman gastronomy during a private cooking class and bask in the incredible depiction of the allegories Raphael painted inside the Villa Farnesina for the ultimate representation of Rome’s majesty and Paris’ splendor.

Starting Price

$2,859 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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