14 Day Adventure Exploring Italy’s Iconic Cities with a Finale in the City of Love
Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Europe on this exclusive pre-set package that sweeps you away to iconic cities in Italy and the romantic city of Paris in France.
With exclusive pre-arranged tours with expert guides, accommodation and private transfers, this is the perfect Italy and Paris tour on which to discover the heart of Italian culture and see iconic cities, while ending your Europe vacation in the one and only City of Love: Paris.
- Private airport transfers and first-class train tickets included as standard
- Internal flight from Italy to France included
- VIP tours of the Uffizi Museum and Accademia in Florence
- Day trip to Pisa (with entry to the Leaning Tower)
- Cooking class in Siena, with dinner and wine
- Gondola ride in Venice, featuring the Grand Canal
- Tour of “Ancient Rome”, with the majestic Colosseum
- Day trip to Naples, with a tour of Pompeii
- VIP guided tour of the Vatican, including the supreme Sistine Chapel
- Tour of Rome’s classic attractions
- Cultural tour of Paris
- Versailles tour
- VIP tour of The Louvre
- Dinner at The 58 Eiffel Tower
Trip Information at a Glance
Places visited: Florence (4 nights), Siena (1 night), Venice (2 nights), Rome (3 nights), Paris (3 nights)
Price: Starts from $9037 per person (land rate). Packages can be booked with just a 20% deposit. Please refer to the Pricing box at the bottom of the page for more information on pricing and deposits.
Departure date: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures, allowing you to select your preferred departure date.
- Private airport transfers
- First-class train tickets between resorts
- Accommodation (with breakfast)
- Internal flights between Italy and France
- Pre-arranged tours and activities:
- Florence: Private tours of the Uffizi Museum and Accademia in Florence; day trip to Pisa (with entry to the Leaning Tower)
- Siena: Cooking class, with dinner and wine
- Venice: Gondola ride, featuring the Grand Canal
- Rome: Tour of the Colosseum; day trip to Naples, with a tour of Pompeii; private guided tour of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel; tour of Rome’s classic attractions
- Paris: Cultural tour of Paris; Versailles tour; private tour of The Louvre; dinner at The 58 Eiffel Tower
Flights: Please note that this package does not include flights. When purchasing your flights from your chosen airline, we recommend that you fly into Pisa International Airport and fly out of Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. If this is not possible for you but you would still like to book this package, please contact us for a customized quote.
Best for… History & Archeology / Architecture / Art / City vibrancy / Romance
Itinerary: This Italy and Paris tour begins in the Renaissance city of Florence, where you can immerse yourself in its vibrant art scene with a tour of the Uffizi Museum and Accademia before enjoying a guided visit to Pisa to marvel at its famous Leaning Tower. From Florence, you will travel into the heart of Tuscany to visit the charming city of Siena, which is known for its laid-back lifestyle and glorious architecture. Here, we’ll treat you to an authentic Tuscan cooking class before taking you to the Floating City of Venice. Here, we will ensure you enjoy the magic of this unique city with a special gondola ride featuring the Grand Canal. Your final stop in Italy on this Europe vacation is Rome: a place where you can wander through years of history and imagine the lives of the Ancient Romans. We’ll arrange private tours of all the major attractions, including the Colosseum and Vatican City, as well as a day trip to the lost city of Pompeii – one of the world’s most important archeological sites. Finally, this Europe vacation ends in the City of Love with 3 nights soaking up the romantic atmosphere of Paris. As well as a special guided tour of the city, you will have the opportunity to visit Versailles and enjoy a guided tour of the Louvre. Although it’s hard to imagine that this Italy and Paris tour could get much better, we’ve saved the best for last! On your last night in Paris, we will arrange for you to have a decadent Parisian meal at The 58 Eiffel Tower restaurant in front of stunning city views – what a way to end your Italy and Paris tour!
How to Book
You can book this package safely and securely online using the box at the top of the page. Simply select the number of travelers, the star of accommodation you would like and your chosen vacation dates, and click “Book now”. You can also select to pay the full balance or just a deposit. Alternatively, please contact an expert member of our travel team to book this Italy packaged tour: call (US) 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry.
If you like this packaged tour but would like to modify the itinerary to suit your requirements, that is not a problem at all as we specialize in tailor-made travel to Italy. Simply contact a member of our expert team with your wishes and we will create a custom tour to suit your needs and budget: call (US) 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry.
Day 1: Welcome to Italy!
Your Italy and Paris tour begins in the Renaissance city of Florence: a place where you can see artistic masterpieces around every corner and marvel at simple enchanting architecture. As a part of your Europe vacation, we will arrange a private transfer from Pisa International Airport to your hotel in central Florence, allowing you to arrive in style!
What’s included: Private transfer from Pisa International Airport to your hotel in Florence; accommodation in Florence
Day 2: Discover one of Florence’s most iconic treasures
Today, you will have the chance to admire one of Florence’s most iconic treasures on a private guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Here, with an expert art historian by your side, you can stand amazed at the glorious statue of “David” by Michelangelo. This famous statue is a symbol of the power and invincibility of the Florentine Republic and is an unmissable attraction on your Italy and Paris tour. The gallery is also home to a selection of other sculptures by Michelangelo, as well as other famous artists, making this a treasure trove of delights for those that enjoy fine art.
What’s included: Private guided tour of the Accademia Gallery (2 hours); accommodation in Florence
Day 3: VIP tour of the Uffizi Museum
One of Florence’s most revered attractions is the glorious Uffizi Museum, which is home to an epic collection of artistic masterpieces that once belonged to the powerful Medici Family. We will treat you to a private guided tour of the museum, allowing you to appreciate and learn more about the masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many other famous artists. You will also have time after the tour to enjoy the gallery’s panoramic terrace, featuring beautiful views of the city.
What’s included: Private guided tour of the Uffizi Museum (2 hours); accommodation in Florence
Day 4: Day trip to Pisa, with entry to the Leaning Tower
On your last day in Florence, you will have the chance to discover another of Tuscany’s iconic landmarks with a group day trip to Pisa. In the city, you can enjoy an exterior guided tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, including the Cathedral and Baptistery, with a knowledgeable guide. As a finale to your day, you will have the unique chance to visit inside Pisa’s glorious Leaning Tower, where you can experience the thrill of climbing the 294 steps of the spiral staircase to be rewarded with simply stunning views of the cityscape from the Bell Tower.
What’s included: Half day group guided tour of Pisa with the Leaning Tower; accommodation in Florence
Day 5: Discover the taste of Tuscany in Siena
It’s time to say goodbye to the wonderful Florence as today you will travel into the heart of Tuscany for a night in the enchanting small city of Siena. After some time to settle in at your hotel, you can join a fun cooking class, allowing you to discover the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. As a part of the experience, you can learn how to prepare bruschetta, crostini and pici (thick, hand-rolled pasta originating from Siena) with a local chef. Afterwards, you can sit down with your new friends to toast your culinary efforts with a glass of local wine and enjoy a decadent dinner. (The group size of the cooking class is a maximum to 15 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.)
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel in Florence to your hotel in Siena; Tuscan cooking class with dinner (4 hours); accommodation in Siena
Day 6: Explore the Floating City of Venice
After just one night in Siena, it’s time to say “”arrivederci” to Tuscany and travel to the magical city of Venice in North Italy. We include first-class train tickets in your package as standard, meaning you can recline in luxury and enjoy the scenery during your high-speed train transfer. On arrival in Venice, we will have a water taxi waiting to take you to your hotel on the main island, allowing you to arrive like a celebrity! After some time to settle in at your Venetian hotel, you will have the unique chance to discover this Floating City the way it was meant to be seen: from the water with a private gondola ride. During your 30-minute journey, you can recline in serenity as you admire the architecture that lines the banks of the Grand Canal and become enchanted by Venice’s most evocative canals.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel to Florence station; first class train ticket; private water taxi transfer from Venice station to your hotel; private gondola ride; accommodation in Venice
Day 7: Leisure day
This will be a full day for you to explore Venice at leisure.
Day 8: Step back in time in Rome
After enjoying the enchanting architecture of Venice, it’s time to explore a different side to Italy with 3 nights in the Eternal City of Rome. We will immerse you in the history of this iconic Italian city from the moment you step foot in this famous place with a private guided tour of “Ancient Rome”, featuring the Fori Imperiali, Roman Forum and Augustus Domus. The finale of this VIP tour will be the epic and glorious Colosseum, where you will enjoy special access to the upper tier and fascinating underground level. During the tour, your expert historian guide will entertain you with stories of the Colosseum’s characters and explain this wonder’s construction.
What’s included: Private water taxi transfer from your hotel to Venice station; first class train ticket; private transfer from Rome station to your hotel; VIP guided tour of “Ancient Rome”, with “skip the line” entry to the Colosseum; accommodation in Rome
Day 9: Naples and Pompeii tour
Continuing our journey through Roman history, today you will have the chance to discover the lost city of Pompeii – one of the world’s most important archeological sites and a place where you can take an unprecedented step back in time. Departing from Rome, your first stop will be Naples, where you can enjoying a walking tour of the main attractions, including Piazza del Plebiscito, Piazza del Municipio, the Gallery Umberto I, the Royal Palace and the San Carlo Opera House. After free time for lunch, this group day trip continues to Pompeii. Here, you will have a two-hour tour of the site while your guide tells you about the city’s destruction in 79 AD following a catastrophic volcanic eruption that buried the city. As a part of this thought-provoking experience, you will see the wonderfully preserved excavations, including murals, pottery and human casts, to give you an in-depth glance back to Roman times.
What’s included: Group guided tour of Naples and Pompeii (11 hours); accommodation in Rome
Day 10: Discover Vatican City and Rome’s classic architecture
On your final day in Rome, we have a full itinerary for you to ensure you see all the main attractions during your Italy and Paris tour. In the morning, you will join our expert tour guide on a wonderful journey to the world’s smallest sovereign state and one of the most important stretches of land in Western history as you cross the border into Vatican City. You will start your adventure at the door of St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest religious buildings in the world and a crowning example of Renaissance architecture, where, once inside, you can discover spectacular art from Michelangelo and Bernini. After enjoying the delights of St Peter’s, you’ll enter the Vatican Museums, which are filled with rare artefacts and priceless masterpieces, including ancient Greek statues and Renaissance frescoes that are simply waiting for you to discover them. At this point you may feel that the Vatican couldn’t get any more glorious but we have saved a grand finale! As you cast your gaze to the heavens you will witness the unmatched genius of Michelangelo and his sensational Sistine Chapel. This is a building unlike anything else on Earth, so be sure to take some time to savor it as your detailed tour of the Vatican comes to an unforgettable end!
After free time for lunch, you will begin your tour of “Classic Rome” with a private guide. This special tour introduces you to Rome’s impressive architecture, featuring Piazza del Quirinale, Piazza Colonna, the Column of Marcus Aurelius, the intricate fountains in Piazza Navona, the immense Pantheon and the extravagant Trevi Fountain. What a wonderful way to end your vacation in Rome!
What’s included: Private guided morning tour of Vatican City, with “skip the line” entry; afternoon VIP tour of “Classic Rome”; accommodation in Rome
Day 11: Welcome to Paris!
And so to Paris! This Europe vacation includes an internal flight from Italy to France, as well as airport transfers, meaning you don’t have to worry about any of the travel details when you book this Italy and Paris tour. On arrival at your centrally located Paris hotel, you will have plenty of time to settle in before our private guide greets you with a warm Parisian welcome and takes you on a four-hour tour of the main attractions. As a part of the experience, you will see outstanding monuments, such as Opera Garnier, the 17th-century Place Vendôme and the Palais Royal, before following the Seine River to the Ile de La Cite, where you will make your first stop to see the splendid Notre Dame Cathedral. The tour then continues with the Orsay Museum, Concorde Square (the largest square in Europe where the French Revolution took the life of the King and the Queen), the Champs Elysées (the most famous avenue in the world), the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower (exterior only), where you will stop for photos as an iconic finale to your Paris day tour.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel to Rome airport; flight from Rome to Paris; private transfer from Paris airport to your hotel; private guided tour of Paris (4 hours); accommodation in Paris
Day 12: Tour of Versailles
Today, you will visit the famous Palace of Versailles on a small group tour that will leave you with precious memories of your Italy and Paris tour. Inside this iconic place, you will have the chance to see Louis XIV’s suite, the much-photographed Hall of Mirrors, and the apartment of the Dauphin and Dauphine. Outside, you can immerse yourself in the peace and serenity of the expansive gardens and watch the water dancing in the impressive fountains.
What’s included: Group tour of Versailles (8 hours); accommodation in Paris
Day 13: VIP Louvre tour with dinner at The 58 Eiffel Tower
As a special finale to your Italy and Paris tour, we will arrange a dedicated tour of the Musée du Louvre, perhaps the most famous art museum in the world. For first-time visitors, this museum can be overwhelming, with its maze of galleries and thousands of artistic works. So, we take the stress out of navigating the museum with this three-hour private tour. As a part of your experience, your guide will show you the most impressive pieces of art for a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience (note that the entry fee is not included and should be paid directly to the museum).
In the evening of your final day in Paris, we will treat you to an unforgettable night that combines two classic Parisian experiences: exquisite French food and panoramic views from the Eiffel Tower. We will reserve a table for you at the acclaimed The 58 Eiffel Tower restaurant, allowing you to savor a gourmet, four-course meal of classic French cuisine served with your choice of red or white wine, all while taking in spectacular views of the City of Lights.
What’s included: Private guided tour of the Louvre museum (3 hours; entry fee not included); dinner at the Eiffel Tower; accommodation in Paris
Day 14: And so your dream Italy and Paris tour reaches its end
The morning sees you leaving France on your flight from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport back home. The sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of the past weeks will no doubt flood over you as you enjoy the luxury of a private transfer to the airport, leading you to smile in remembrance of times past and to plan for your inevitable return visit!
What’s Included: Private transfer from your hotel to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
How to book: You can book this package safely and securely online using the box at the top of the page. Simply select the number of travelers, the star of accommodation you would like and your chosen vacation dates, and click “Book now”. You can also select to pay the full balance or just a deposit. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about this Italy and Paris tour, please call our friendly team members at (347)-594-5500 or click here to send us an inquiry.
Please note that the Vatican Museums in Rome are closed on Sundays and religious holidays, and the art galleries in Florence are closed on Mondays. In the case of unavailability, alternate itinerary options will be offered.