Venice And Paris Vacation
Hotel for 3 nights in Paris
Flight between Paris and Venice
Hotel for 2 nights in Venice
Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
All personal expenses
Tips, laundry & phone call
Day 1 in Paris
Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and do not give in to jet lag! There is so much for you to see and do!Begin the afternoon with a pleasant lunch in any of the charming streetside cafes to be found throughout Paris. Afterwards, we recommend that you get acquainted with the city by choosing an optional tour such as ‘Big Bus Paris Hop-on Hop-off Tour’, showcasing the main sights of the French capital or ‘Seine River Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Cruise in Paris’ As night falls, enjoy the Trocadéro scene and a twilight ride up the Eiffel Tower as it glitters with lights to mark the change from one hour to the next; or dine on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, one of the most famous avenues in the world, followed by a romantic cruise on the Seine River. Either way you’re sure to fall in love with the ‘City of Light.’
Day 2 in Paris
Wake up early today and head for the Ile de la Cité to visit Sainte-Chapelle and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece with dramatic towers, spires, stained glass and statuary that are guaranteed to take your breath away. Time permitting; climb the North tower to see Paris from the hunchback Quasimodo’s vantage point. Then, head across the river to the Latin Quarter, home of the historic Sorbonne University, founded in 1257, and the Panthéon. A midday visit to the Luxembourg Gardens and lunch at ‘Cafe de Flore’ on Boulevard Saint-Germain will revive you for an afternoon tour of the Louvre Museum. You may want to purchase our optional tour ‘Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour’. You will avoid the lengthy queues and visit the main works including the ‘Venus de Milo’, the ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’ and the ‘Mona Lisa’. You will then be free to explore other sections of the museum at your leisure. After a busy day of sightseeing, board a relaxing river cruise from Pont Neuf (if you have not already done so). Then grab a bite to eat before heading back to the Latin Quarter for drinks and dancing at the famous ‘Le Caveau de la Huchette’ jazz club. The dance floor is located in an underground cave and the atmosphere is intoxicating. It’s sure to be a night you won’t forget!
Day 3 in Paris
Begin your day at the Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Emperor Napoléon I to commemorate the victories of his Grande Armée. Continue with a stroll down the grandiose Avenue des Champs-Elysées – don’t forget to stop for coffee and macarons at Ladurée – before visiting the Jardin des Tuileries, a classic example of intricate and typical Parisian landscaping. Cross the pedestrian bridge from the Tuileries Garden and tour the Orsay Museum, housing the world’s most important collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Degas, Gaugin and Delacroix. This afternoon, tour the Rodin Museum and the Hôtel des Invalides or take the train from Orsay directly to Versailles.On your final night in Paris, make your way to Odéon metro station, which will lead you straight to the Montmartre hill (or take the funicular up with a metro ticket) where you can enjoy an exceptional panorama over the city and its monuments illuminated at night. Stop at Sacre Coeur before exploring the winding, village-like streets of Montmartre then enjoy dinner at one of the charming cafes in Place du Tertre or consider a traditional Parisian cabaret at the legendary Moulin Rouge.
Day 4 in Venice
Welcome to Venice! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel (click on Hotel transportation within the booking process); a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. If you would rather do this on your own, please read the FAQ for information on getting to your hotel. After you are checked in, enjoy lunch, purchase a map and take time to meander – losing yourself in the maze of canals and lanes is one of Venice’s principal pleasures its hushed backstreets are just entrancing. This evening go on a Gondola ride. A Gondola Serenade on the Canals of Venice is the ultimate romantic experience. Complete with music and sweet melodies, you will glide along the Grand Canal and the minor canals of Venice. We recommend our optional ‘Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade.’
Day 5 in Venice
Depart your hotel early this morning and head straight for St Mark’s Square, before the worst of the crowds have gathered in the piazza and the basilica. Try to make it to the Basilica for early morning mass: you’ll have the best part of an hour to reflect on the acres of glimmering mosaics. Don`t miss The Doge’s Palace, the most representative symbol of Venice’s culture, which, together with the Basilica of San Marco at the back and the Piazzetta in the forefront, forms one of the most famous sceneries in the world. Stop for a cappuccino on the terrace of Caffè Florian for the most atmospheric surroundings on Piazza San Marco. After lunch, head for a visit to the Accademia gallery which contains an impressive percentage of the world’s Old Masters or if the Tintorettos and Bellinis don’t do for you completely, the modern art works of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Frari basilica with its spectacular Assumption of the Virgin by Titian, are short walks away. In the evening, Hop on a vaporetto to Rialto Bridge, timing your arrival beneath this wonderful bridge to coincide with a hopelessly romantic first sighting at sunset. From Rialto, enjoy a leisurely stroll to Caffe del Doge to mingle with the locals while enjoying ice cream and the best coffee in Venice.
Day 6 in Venice
Explore the outlying islands, visit Murano, a Venice in miniature, home to the lagoon’s famed glass-blowing workshops; Burano, a quiet fishing village famous for its hand-tatted lace and wonderfully clashing colors of its houses and Torcello, for a glimpse of what Venice must have looked like. We recommend our optional ‘Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half Day Tour.’ In the evening we suggest you get to know the darker side of Venice with our optional ‘Venice Ghost Walking Tour’ where you will follow an enchanting route through the silent alleyways and sleeping campi of the Hidden Venice. Abandoned and dimly lit at night, this different side of Venice provides the perfect backdrop for the guides to present ghost stories both past and present. The tours itinerary also features many architectural gems lost in the back streets of Venice waiting to be discovered by the intrepid traveler. The ghost walk will finish close to the Rialto bridge.Afterwards, saunter through to La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi where you can perch at the counter and snack, or eat an excellent, simple meal of seafood and meat at one of the tables beyond.