The Best of Italy & France

 

Florence, Italy Venice, Italy Paris, France Arch de Triomphe

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Departures from Apr. 03 – Oct. 16, 2017

Escorted Tour: 11 Days/ 10 Nights

Visit two of Europe’s most enchanting countries, Italy and France. See St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and the Forum in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, and St. Mark’s Square in Venice.  See the beautiful Cinque Terre.   Admire Michelangelo’s David, the legendary Leaning Tower in Pisa, the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence, and the Eiffel Tower for a spectacular view of Paris.

Rome, Assisi, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Genoa, Eze, Nice, St. Paul de Vence, Paris

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy
Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with pasta and wine at Mino restaurant.
(Dinner)
Day 2 Rome
Enjoy unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà.  Then, drive to the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. To make the most of your stay, join our optional walking tour with a Local Guide to explore famous sights like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.
(Breakfast)
Day 3 Rome–Assisi–Venice

Take a morning break in peaceful Assisi. Visit the massive 13th-century BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS built above the saint’s grave. Continue to the Adriatic coast and arrive in romantic Venice. Tonight is your chance to join an optional evening excursion featuring a private water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by a traditional Venetian dinner.
(Breakfast)
Day 4 Venice

Start out in style by private boat and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Later, you may wish to join an optional cruise to colorful Burano Island.
(Breakfast)
Day 5 Venice–Florence

Drive across the wooded Apennine Mountains into Tuscany and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”   Your guided walking tour features a visit to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Enter Piazza Santa Croce and check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry.
(Breakfast)
Day 6 Florence–Pisa–Cinque Terre–Genova

In Pisa, marvel at the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Continue to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and enjoy your excursion to  CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso.  From here, take the TRAIN and head for Genova, birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
(Breakfast)
Day 7 Florence–Pisa–Èze–France–Nice

An orientation gives you a good impression of this amazing city, and there is time to explore the Porto Antico before your drive along the coast towards France with spectacular views of Italian and French Riviera resorts. Leave the highway for the panoramic Moyenne Corniche and stop in Èze.  Visit the Fragonard perfume factory, learn about the fascinating history of the art of PERFUME-MAKING, and receive a souvenir gift to take home with you. Arrive in Nice. An optional outing is available tonight to Monte Carlo.
(Breakfast)
Day 8 Nice. Excursion To St. Paul De Vence

A highlight visit this morning to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Explore the many art galleries and enjoy the spectacular view, or relax at a café, where you may see the locals play pétanque (lawn bowling). Return to Nice for a lazy afternoon to dabble in the blue Mediterranean or to stroll along the elegant Promenade des Anglais.
(Breakfast)
Day 9 Nice–Paris

Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris.  Today is at leisure to enjoy what this extraordinary metropolis has to offer. This evening, a special dinner with wine has been included at a local restaurant where you can try out specialties like escargots (snails), soupe à l’oignon (onion soup), boeuf bourguignon (beef Burgundy), or others, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.”
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10 Paris

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. For a bird’s-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris’ most famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER.  To enhance your stay, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, an optional dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say, “Au revoir, Paris.”
(Breakfast)
Day 11 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(Breakfast)

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations in a 4* hotel for ten nights. (Rome – 2 nights, Venice – 2 nights, Florence – 1 night, Genoa – 1 night, Nice – 2 nights, Paris – 2 nights) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Welcome cocktail.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • 2 special three-course dinners with wine in Rome and Paris.
  • Guided tours of Rome, Venice, Florence.
  • Visit Assisi, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Genoa.
  • Guided tour of Paris.
  • Visit a perfume factory in Eze.
  • Excursion to St. Paul de Vence.
  • TGV (first-class) high-speed train* from Nice to Paris.
  • Services of a professional tour escort throughout.
  • Bus as per itinerary.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.*In the rare event that the TGV train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada.
  • Porterage at airports.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.

Optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further while giving you the flexibility you want in a vacation. Click here for some must-see sights and experiences.

 

Hotels:
Rome:
Ludovisi Palace (4 Stars) or similar
Via Ludovisi, 43
00187 Rome
http://www.LudovisiPalaceHotel.com
Venice:
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal (4 Stars) or similar
Santa Croce 578
30135 Venice
http://www.CarltonGrandCanal.com/
Florence:
AC Hotel Firenze — Mariott (4 Stars) or similar
Via Luciano Bausi, 5
50144 Florence
http://www.Marriott.com/
Genoa:
NH Hotel Genoa Centro (4 Stars) or similar
Via Martin Piaggio, 11
16122 Genova
http://www.nh-hotels.com/
Nice:
AC Nice (4 Stars) or similar
59 Promenade des Anglais
06000 Nice
http://ac-hotel-nice.h-rez.com/
Paris:
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel (4 Stars) or similar
17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques
75014 Paris
http://www.Marriott.com/
We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.
Departure Details Tour Start Date Return Date Land Only Price**
4/3/2017 4/13/2017
$3,489.00
4/10/2017 4/20/2017
$3,499.00
4/17/2017 4/27/2017
$3,499.00
4/24/2017 5/4/2017
$3,499.00
Popular Departure 5/1/2017 5/11/2017
$3,499.00
5/8/2017 5/18/2017
$3,499.00
5/15/2017 5/25/2017
$3,499.00
5/22/2017 6/1/2017
$3,499.00
5/29/2017 6/8/2017
$3,499.00
6/5/2017 6/15/2017
$3,499.00
6/12/2017 6/22/2017
$3,499.00
Popular Departure 6/19/2017 6/29/2017
$3,499.00
6/26/2017 7/6/2017
$3,499.00
7/3/2017 7/13/2017
$3,499.00
Popular Departure 7/10/2017 7/20/2017
$3,499.00
Popular Departure 7/17/2017 7/27/2017
$3,499.00
7/24/2017 8/3/2017
$3,499.00
7/31/2017 8/10/2017
$3,499.00
8/7/2017 8/17/2017
$3,499.00
8/14/2017 8/24/2017
$3,499.00
Popular Departure 8/21/2017 8/31/2017
$3,499.00
8/28/2017 9/7/2017
$3,499.00
Popular Departure 9/4/2017 9/14/2017
$3,499.00
9/11/2017 9/21/2017
$3,499.00
9/18/2017 9/28/2017
$3,499.00
Popular Departure 9/25/2017 10/5/2017
$3,499.00
10/2/2017 10/12/2017
$3,499.00
10/9/2017 10/19/2017
$3,499.00
10/16/2017 10/26/2017
$3,489.00

Popular Departure – due to itinerary and time of year, this departure historically sells out quickly. Early booking is encouraged.

**Price is per person based on 2 persons sharing a Double room.Prices are subject to change as a result of fuel surcharge increases or currency fluctuations. No changes will be made once final payment is received.
Single Supplement: $867, Triple Room Reduction: $54 per person, Extra night rates in Rome or Paris upon request.
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
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For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: info@EuropeByChoice.com 212-400-7347

Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.

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Travel Terms & Conditions:

Tour is operated by Globus and the purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Globus, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility. View full Terms & Conditions

Important Notes:

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships’ crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as ‘included’ in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

TRAVEL TIPS:

Gratuities:
Tips to waiters, chambermaids, and to the Tour Directors, local guides, and drivers are not included. The following is a suggested guideline on tipping:
(a.) Euro 1.00 per person/per day for waiters and chambermaids

(b.) Euro 2.00 per person/per day for drivers and local guides
(c.) Euro 3.00 per person/per day for your Tour Director.
Transfers:
Add transfers to your tour so you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel and back. Baggage: Different airlines have different policies. For information on specific airline policies, please check your carriers web site.
Air Transportation:
Air fares change often and vary by gateway city, season, day of week and seat availability. Our air fares will be quoted to you within two business days of your tour reservation and will include the air fare, fuel surcharges and government taxes as quoted by the airlines. You are under no obligation to accept our airfare quote and may elect to use your reward miles or your preferred airline. We highly recommend to reserve your seats early in order to obtain the best air fare.

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