The Best of Italy & France Globus

The Best of Italy & France

Italy and France are two of the world’s most beautiful destinations and this escorted tour shows you the best of both. Italian highlights include Rome, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre and Genoa. In France discover the beautiful French Riviera and Paris. Magnificent art and architecture, picturesque towns and villages and all of the must-see attractions await you.

You promised yourself a grand adventure to Italy and France and the 11 day Best of Italy and France tour is here to help you fulfill that promise. This stunning tour brings you to all the great cosmopolitan cities of Italy and France with so many great surprises along the way. You'll experience a side of Italian and French life you never could have imagine as your feet touch the storied ground of this beautiful region. Book your Best of Italy and France tour from Globus Tours now and get ready for your adventure.


11 Daysfr. $3,399

  • Enjoy guided sightseeing of Rome including a visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Venice including St. Mark's Square and the Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and watch a skilled glassblower demonstrate the age-old manner of glass-blowing
  • Explore Florence on a guided walking tour including a visit to see Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square.
  • Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Explore Cinque Terre by boat (weather permitting) with a local guide
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Genoa including a visit to Porto Antico
  • Discover Eze and learn about perfume-making, and receive a souvenir gift
  • See the beauty of the south of France on an excursion to St. Paul de Vence
  • Trqavel by high-speed TGV train (first-class) from Nice to Paris
  • In Paris enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant, a guided sightseeing tour and enjoy a cruise on the Seine river
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full buffet breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 2 special three-course dinners with wine in Rome and Paris
  • Best Western Hotel Universo in Rome (2 nights)
  • Carlton on the Grand Hotel in Venice (2 nights)
  • Starhotel Tuscany in Florence (1 night)
  • NH Hotel Genoa Centro in Genoa (1 night)
  • AC Hotel Nice by Marriott in Nice (2 nights)
  • Les Jardins du Marais in Paris (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Rome/Italy, 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

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ST PETER'S

ROME

Rome/Italy, Italy

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. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all.

Breakfast

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ST PETER'S

ROME–FERRARA–VENICE ISLAND

Ferrara, Italy

In Ferrara, walk through the impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse through the attractive little shops.

Venice/Italy, Italy

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 private water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by a traditional dinner at one of Venice’s fine restaurants.

Breakfast

CARLTON HOTEL ON THE GRAND CANAL

VENICE ISLAND

Venice/Italy, Italy

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

CARLTON HOTEL ON THE GRAND CANAL

VENICE ISLAND–FLORENCE

Florence/Italy, Italy

Drive across the wooded Apennine Mountains into Tuscany and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Meet your Local Guide, and visit the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and 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, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce.

Breakfast

STARHOTEL TUSCANY

FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–GENOA

Cinque Terre, Italy

Drive through the valley of the Arno River to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast, for an exciting 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.

Genoa, Italy

From here, head for Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus and enjoy the evening on your own.

Breakfast

NH HOTEL GENOA CENTRO

GENOA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA

Genoa, Italy

Your Local Guide will introduce you to this amazing city, that played an important role in maritime trade for many centuries.

Eze, France

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.

Nice, France

Enjoy the evening on your own in Nice. An optional outing is available tonight to Monte Carlo.

Breakfast

ASTON LA SCALA HOTEL

FRENCH RIVIERA. EXCURSION TO ST. PAUL DE VENCE

Vence, France

A highlight visit this morning to 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.

Breakfast

ASTON LA SCALA HOTEL

FRENCH RIVIERA–PARIS

Paris, France

Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed TGV train to Paris. This evening, Globus Local Favorite 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.

Breakfast, Dinner

HOTEL LES JARDINS DU MARAIS

PARIS

Paris, France

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 a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

Breakfast

HOTEL LES JARDINS DU MARAIS

PARIS

Paris, France

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Mon, Sep 02, 2019 – Wait-list
$3,499.00
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
$3,599.00
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
$3,399.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single room supplement: $820-$1,040 Triple room reduction per person: $90
  • Extra nights per person in Rome: In single room $161-$182 In twin room $103-$131 In triple room $90-$109
  • Extra nights per person in Paris: In single room $188-$611 In twin room $114-$308 In triple room $106-$264

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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