The Best of Italy & France with London 2020

The Best of Italy & France with London 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Get the best Italy and France have to offer on this tour (with an extension to London). You'll spend two nights each in Rome, Venice Island, Florence, the French Riviera, Paris, and London, as well as a night in Genoa. Enjoy the must-see attractions in each city on your guided sightseeing tours, including Rome’s Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum, built in the 1st century AD and famous for its gladiator fights; St. Mark's Square and Basilica in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, home to Michelangelo's celebrated David; a Seine cruise in Paris with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; and London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating back to the 17th century and the wedding site of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. Stop in Ferrara, for a 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. On this Globus Italy and France tour, special experiences will bring you inside the destinations. We've included special dinners in Rome and Paris, to try out local specialties, and a stop in Èze, to visit a local perfume factory and learn about perfume making. A true highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a boat ride (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. Also, get on board the high-speed TGV train (first class) from Nice to Paris and the Eurostar train from Paris to London.From the vibrant cities to the peaceful, blue Mediterranean Sea, this vacation to Italy and France—plus an extension to London—is sure to delight all of your senses!

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. (D)

Day 2: ROME.
Guided sightseeing of the Eternal City starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome’s famous sites. (B)

Day 3: ROME–VENICE ISLAND.
Continue to the Adriatic coast and arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. Tonight is your chance to join an optional evening featuring a water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by a traditional Venetian dinner.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi / 530 km (B)

Day 4: VENICE ISLAND.
Start sightseeing in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are magnificent 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. (B)

Day 5: VENICE ISLAND–FERRARA–FLORENCE.
In Ferrara, walk through the impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse through the attractive little shops. Then, drive across the wooded Apennine Mountains into Tuscany and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight, why not try Tuscan specialties during an optional dinner.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B)

Day 6: FLORENCE.
Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center. Stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, it’s your chance to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. An optional excursion to the Uffizi Gallery is available. (B)

Day 7: FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–GENOA.
Drive through the valley of the Arno River to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast, for an breathtaking excursion to [LF] 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, head for Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B)

Day 8: GENOA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA.
Your Local Guide will introduce you to this amazing city, that played an important role in maritime trade for many centuries. Follow the coast towards France, then leave the highway for the panoramic Moyenne Corniche and stop in Èze. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory, beautifully located with breathtaking views of the blue Mediterranean Sea. Hear about the fascinating tradition of the art of perfume-making, before arriving in Nice. An optional outing is available tonight to Monte Carlo.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi / 210 km (B)

Day 9: FRENCH RIVIERA. EXCURSION TO ST. PAUL DE VENCE.
This morning, visit the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Explore the many art galleries and enjoy the magnificent view, or relax at a café, where you may see the locals play pétanque (bowling). Return to your hotel for a lazy afternoon.
Today’s Distance: 25 mi / 40 km (B)

Day 10: FRENCH RIVIERA–PARIS.
Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. This evening, [LF] dinner has been included at a local restaurant, where you can try out specialties like escargots (snails), soupe à l’oignon (onion soup), and boeuf bourguignon (beef Burgundy), followed by a drive for a first impression of the French capital.
Today’s Distance: 429 mi / 687 km (B,D)

Day 11: PARIS.
Discover the city with a Local Guide and admire its most renowned sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. During your SEINE CRUISE enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and 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, dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge might just be the ticket! (B)

Day 12: PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND.
Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the afternoon. Why not take in a West End show tonight?
Today’s Distance: 305 mi / 492 km (B)

Day 13: LONDON.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the most famous landmarks and a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 14: LONDON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

ROME
Welcome dinner at Mino restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

VENICE ISLAND
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration

FERRARA
Walk through Este Castle to the cathedral

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

CINQUE TERRE
[LF] By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide

GENOA
Guided sightseeing

ÈZE
Learn about perfume-making

FRENCH RIVIERA
Excursion to St. Paul de Vence

NICE–PARIS
By high-speed TGV train (first-class)

PARIS
[LF] Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing; enjoy a Seine cruise

PARIS-LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's CathedralMotorcoach; private boat ride in Venice; boat and train ride in Cinque Terre; high-speed TGV train (first-class); Seine River cruise; high-speed Eurostar train.


Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Rome and Paris


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room ccupancy.

Single room supplement:
$1060-$1430

Triple room reduction per person:
$100

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Rome: Crowne Plaza St Peter's
Modern Hotel in rectangular 5-story building with recessed balconies located near Villa Pamphili park & Vatican.
Address:
Via Aurelia Antica, 415
Roma , Italy
Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal
A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities.
Address:
Santa Croce, 578
Venezia , Italy
Florence: Starhotel Tuscany
This 102 room modern property offers authentic Italian charm and contemporary comforts with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. The restaurant specialises in authentic Tuscan dishes, served in warm, welcoming surroundings and the bar is a delightful spot for a morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea. While, in the evenings, its open fires and leather armchairs make it the perfect place for a romantic drink or late night digestif. There's also a fitness center, relaxation area and a library, perfect for unwinding after a day in the city.
Address:
Via Di Novoli, 59
Florence , Italy
Genoa: NH Hotel Genoa Centro
Opposite Villetta Di Negro park, this 143-room modern property enjoys a central location and has a restaurant specializing in Ligurian seafood dishes, a laid-back bar area and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout.
Address:
Via Martin Piaggio, 11
Genova , Italy
Nice: Aston La Scala
This recently restored, 7-story hotel features 150 guestrooms and a rooftop terrace with seasonal swimming pool and amazing views over Nice. The chic L'Horloge Restaurant serves tasty local specialties prepared by Chef Julien Perrier; while the 7th-floor 7 Blue Bar is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas.
Address:
12, Avenue Felix-Faure
Nice , France
Paris: Les Jardins du Marais
In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.
Address:
74, Rue Amelot
Paris , France
London: Park Plaza Waterloo
One of the newest hotels in central London, the 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.
Address:
6 Hercules Road
London , United Kingdom
London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.
Address:
200 Westminster Bridge
London , United Kingdom

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Questions & Answers

Question: Does the price of the tour include hotel costs?

Yes, the price of the tour also includes hotel accommodations.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 18 reviews . Currently showing 8 reviews with comments only.
By Inez D on Sep 03, 2018

Excellent trip and accommodations. Tour guides were exceptional.

By Steven B on Sep 04, 2017

We had a wonderful trip!!!! The tour guide was exceptional! We also had the best group to travel with. We are looking forward to our next trip

By Myrna S on Sep 14, 2015

Small group so became acquainted faster, we loved our tour guide, great hotels and not bad food, good tours in each city. We enjoyed our tour and recommend it highly

By Maria Estrella B on Apr 13, 2015

 Our tour director is a super great guide. Super patient and accommodating in our group of about 40 tourists. Also presented all available tour options explaining each option very well from Italy, Paris and London - where he dropped us off and turned over to the Globus personnel at 200 Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel . Globus Counter at this hotel was also helpful in solving the problem of our extended 2 days as the check in personnel could not find our 2 day extended reservation.

By Peter H on Sep 09, 2013

Globus was great! Our tour director was just a pleasure to tour with. His knowledge of each area we visited was unbelievable and his care and concern for every individual in our group went beyond anything you could expect. From start to finish this was a great trip!!

By Stephanie P on Jun 17, 2013

My tour exceeded my expectations. It was a first class itinerary and a first class tour. Would definitely travel with Globus again and would book through Affordable Tours. Some people complained about the rooms, but from working with travel for a college, our accommodations were right on target. Rooms in Rome and Venice will be small if you have premium locations.

By Catherine Z on Jun 25, 2012

This being our first time in Europe, the rooms were unexpectedly quirky: usually small but charming, half shower-doors in the bathroom...Our hotel in London was outstanding. Our tour guide was wonderful in every way. She deserves a raise! Globus truly took care of every single thing. All we had to do was to try and keep up! Our agent was always gracious and helpful. Thank you for a lovely experience.

By Vera S on Jul 05, 2010

Thank you very much. I had a great, fantastic trip, the best vacation in my life. I did not have any problems at all. I am planning my next trips and definetely will be booking them with the Affordable Tours. I will recommend you to all my friends as well. Big Thank you.


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