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Globus The Best of Italy & France with London(HHT)

13 days from Rome to London 
Italy, France, and England—three of the most fascinating countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Italy & France escorted 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 the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; 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 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. In Pisa you’ll surely admire the famous Leaning Tower; and in St. Paul de Vence, visit 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). 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 guided tour of Italy and France—plus an extension to London—is sure to delight all of your senses!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

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

FERRARA
Walk along Este Castle to the cathedral

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

GENOVA
Orientation, visit Porto Antico

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

FRENCH RIVIERA
Excursion to St. Paul de Vence

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

PARIS
[LF] A special 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

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE 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 2ROME.
 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 marvel at 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 3ROME–FERRARA–VENICE ISLAND.
 Stop in Ferrara, and walk through the impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse through the attractive little shops. 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 4VENICE 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 5VENICE 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 6FLORENCE–PISA–CINQUE TERRE–GENOA.
 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, head for Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus. (B)
Day 7GENOA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA.
 An orientation gives you a good impression of this amazing city, and there is time to explore the Porto Antico before continuing along the coast towards France. Leave the highway for the panoramic Moyenne Corniche and stop in Èze. [LF] 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, and receive a souvenir gift to take home with you. Arrive at your hotel. An optional outing is available tonight to Monte Carlo. (B)
Day 8FRENCH RIVIERA. 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 your hotel for a lazy afternoon. (B)
Day 9FRENCH RIVIERA–PARIS.
 Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. This evening, [LF] a special 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). Then, enjoy a drive through the “City of Light.” (B,D)
Day 10PARIS.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the most famous sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame 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! (B)
Day 11PARIS–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 12LONDON.
 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 13LONDON.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

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

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room ccupancy.

Single room supplement:
$1,091

Triple room reduction per person:
$97

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $165-$232, in twin $104-$138, in triple $94-$123

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $191-$281, in twin $109-$152, in triple $103-$143

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04/16/2018 $4,019.00
04/30/2018 $4,039.00
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05/28/2018 $4,039.00
06/11/2018 $4,049.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/25/2018 $4,049.00
07/09/2018 $4,039.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/23/2018 $4,039.00
08/06/2018 $4,039.00
08/20/2018 $4,049.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/03/2018 $4,049.00
09/17/2018 $4,079.00
10/01/2018 $4,019.00
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