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, Florence, Nice, and Paris. You’ll see the must-see attractions in each city on your guided sightseeing tours, including the Vatican, Rome’s Colosseum, built in the 1st century and famous for its gladiator fights, the Roman Forum, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city; 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-Élysées, 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; in Ferrara, where you’ll walk through the medieval Este Castle to the marble cathedral, built in the 1100s; and in St. Paul de Vence, a picturesque hilltop town where you can explore the art galleries and quaint streets. </BR></BR>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 Florence 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. Also enjoy an exciting high-speed train ride on the famous TGV train (first class) from Nice to Paris.</BR></BR>From the vibrant cities to the peaceful, blue Mediterranean Sea, this vacation to Italy and France is sure to delight all of your senses!
ROMEWelcome dinner at Mino restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman ForumASSISIVisit the Basilica of St. FrancisVENICE ISLANDPrivate boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationFERRARAWalk along Este Castle to the cathedralFLORENCE[LF] Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquarePISAMarvel at the legendary Leaning Tower ÈZE[LF] Learn about perfume-making, and receive a special giftNICEExcursion to St. Paul de VenceNICE–PARISBy high-speed TGV train (first-class)PARIS[LF] A special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel TowerHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 special three-course dinners with wine in Rome, Florence, and Paris
NOTE:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice; high-speed TGV train (first-class); high-speed Eurostar train; Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies