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