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, the French Riviera, Paris, and London, as well as a night in Florence and 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; and London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating back to the 17th century and the wedding site of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. You'll stop in Ferrara, where you'll 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, 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) with a Local Guide. 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!