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The Best of Italy and France with London (HHT2017)

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Tour Length: 13 Days
Countries Visited: England, France, Italy
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Tour Category: Other Globus Tours
Tour Operator: Globus Tours
Tour Code: HHT-2017
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The Best of Italy & France with London

Vacation Overview
Italy, France, and England—three of the most fascinating countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Italy & France tour (with an extension to London). You'll spend two nights each in Rome, Venice Island, Nice, Paris, and London, as well as a night in Florence and Genova. See the must-see attractions in each city on your guided sightseeing tours, including the Vatican, and Rome’s Colosseum, built in the 1st century 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; the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and Eiffel Tower in Paris; and London’s St. Paul Cathedral, dating to the 7th century and the wedding site of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. 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; 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, you will also have special experiences that bring you inside the destinations. We've included special dinners in Rome 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. A true highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a boat ride (weather permitting) and a train ride. Also enjoy exciting train rides on the high-speed TGV train and the Eurostar train.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!

 

Meals
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special three-course dinners with wine in Rome and Paris

Transportation
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice; boat and train ride in Cinque Terre; high-speed TGV train (first-class); high-speed Eurostar train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 
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. Globus’ unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and 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 famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)

Day 3:
Rome–Assisi–Venice Island. 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 featuring a private water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by a traditional Venetian dinner. (B)

Day 4:
Venice Island. Start sightseeing 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. (B)

Day 5:
Venice Island–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, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Enter Piazza Santa Croce and check out the enticing shops selling Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry. (B)

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 [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, take the TRAIN and head for Genova, birthplace of Christopher Columbus. (B)

Day 7:
Genova–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. [LF] 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. (B)

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. (B)

Day 9:
Nice–Paris. Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. This evening, [LF] 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), and boeuf bourguignon (beef Burgundy). Then, enjoy a drive through the “City of Light.” (B,D)

Day 10:
Paris. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the most famous sites: 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 iconic 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, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)

Day 11:
Paris–London, England. You will be transferred by EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the afternoon. Why not take in a West End show tonight? (B)

Day 12:
London. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the most famous landmarks, a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, and the Changing of the Guard, if held. (B)

Day 13:
London. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
         
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City Highlights


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

ASSISI
Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

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

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

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

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

GENOVA
Orientation, visit Porto Antico

ÈZE
[LF] Learn about perfume-making, and receive a souvenir gift

NICE
Excursion to St. Paul de Vence

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

PARIS
[LF] A special dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing

PARIS–LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if heldHeadsets throughout the tour

Notes
NOTE:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

 

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Price Details US
Prices based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $1125Triple room reduction per person: $68Extra nights per person in Rome:in single room $124-$214, in twin $83-$144, in triple $75-$121Extra nights per person in London:in single room $264-$396, in twin $149-$221, in triple $140-$202

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