The Best of Italy & France with London (HHT)

14 days from Rome to London

2020 Tour Details

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!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

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 Cathedral

Transportation:

Motorcoach; 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

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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 Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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
Breakfast Breakfast

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
Breakfast Breakfast

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
Breakfast Breakfast

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
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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!
Breakfast Breakfast

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
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14

LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

BENJAMIN DEHAM

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"A European tour is very educational and lots of fun. It is always enjoyable to see guests return home with thousands of beautiful pictures and wonderful memories. My greatest satisfaction as a Tour Director has always been that I can let my guests not only see a city, but also feel and experience the absolute magic of a city like Paris. That cannot be found in any guidebook or on the Internet!"

Tour Director -  BENJAMIN DEHAM

 Accommodations

FLORENCE

STARHOTEL TUSCANY

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

GENOA

NH HOTEL GENOA CENTRO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LONDON

PARK PLAZA WATERLOO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

NICE

ASTON LA SCALA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PARIS

LES JARDINS DU MARAIS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ROME

CROWNE PLAZA ST PETER\'S

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VENICE

CARLTON ON THE GRAND CANAL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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