Tour Number: 1544212TD
Group Leader's Name: Kalpa Srivats
Departure Date: 6/23/2015
Return Dates: 7/3/2015
Departure Gateway: Philadelphia
11 days
This fast-paced tour keeps you on your feet with art classics always within reach

You’ll see artistic highlights of the classic, Renaissance and modern periods in just 11 days.

Start off with the Vatican, where you could spend the afternoon admiring the architecture and famous murals of St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel, respectively. And what better way to experience the myriad of treasures in the Louvre than with a resident art historian?
Art of Rome Florence and Paris tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Arrive in Rome

    Enjoy a pizza dinner

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon 
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
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    Fraschette Dinner in Ariccia

    Fraschette Dinner in Ariccia

    The tradition of the fraschette goes back to the medieval—and possibly even ancient—times of Rome, and were basically pit stops full of wine for people traveling from the countryside to the capital. Thy have remained nearly unchanged in their rustic and hospitable nature, but today patrons are also treated to generous servings of artisanal cheeses, olives and thick cuts of savory porchetta—whose buttery fame has spread as far Brooklyn but originates right here in Ariccia.
  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Caravaggio art tour

    Caravaggio art tour

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting. On this optional walking tour, you’ll view some of the Italian artist’s most famous works spread among three stunning churches.

  • Day 5: Assisi + Florence

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Take an art-themed tour of Florence with a local professor

    Visit the Accademia

  • Day 7: Florence + Night train

    Visit the Uffizi

    Board a night train to Paris

  • Day 8: Paris

    Arrive in Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Les Invalides

    Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 9: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Louvre with an expert local guide

    Visit an artist's atelier

  • Day 10: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Museé d’Orsay with an expert local guide

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Nestled in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, the commune of Auvers-sur-Oise has been called home by many of the most famous French Impressionists, van Gogh and Cézanne among them. On this optional excursion, you’ll tour the small town and visit the House of van Gogh. Note: Only available between Nov. 1-March 31.

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    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Opt to visit the quaint village where Claude Monet lived and worked for over 40 years. See the gardens that inspired for the painter’s famous works his gardens, and see what inspired the man himself on a tour of his former home. Note: Only available between April 1-Oct. 31. Monet’s home is closed Mondays.

  • Day 11: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Arrive in Rome

    Enjoy a pizza dinner

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon 
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Fraschette Dinner in Ariccia

    Fraschette Dinner in Ariccia

    The tradition of the fraschette goes back to the medieval—and possibly even ancient—times of Rome, and were basically pit stops full of wine for people traveling from the countryside to the capital. Thy have remained nearly unchanged in their rustic and hospitable nature, but today patrons are also treated to generous servings of artisanal cheeses, olives and thick cuts of savory porchetta—whose buttery fame has spread as far Brooklyn but originates right here in Ariccia.
  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Caravaggio art tour

    Caravaggio art tour

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting. On this optional walking tour, you’ll view some of the Italian artist’s most famous works spread among three stunning churches.

  • Day 5: Assisi + Florence

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Take an art-themed tour of Florence with a local professor

    Visit the Accademia

  • Day 7: Florence + Night train

    Visit the Uffizi

    Board a night train to Paris

  • Day 8: Paris

    Arrive in Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Les Invalides

    Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 9: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Louvre with an expert local guide

    Visit an artist's atelier

  • Day 10: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Museé d’Orsay with an expert local guide

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Nestled in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, the commune of Auvers-sur-Oise has been called home by many of the most famous French Impressionists, van Gogh and Cézanne among them. On this optional excursion, you’ll tour the small town and visit the House of van Gogh. Note: Only available between Nov. 1-March 31.

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Opt to visit the quaint village where Claude Monet lived and worked for over 40 years. See the gardens that inspired for the painter’s famous works his gardens, and see what inspired the man himself on a tour of his former home. Note: Only available between April 1-Oct. 31. Monet’s home is closed Mondays.

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension); 1 night train accomodation

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily; 3 local dinners or 4 with extension

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business; Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges

  • Guided sightseeing

    Rome; Vatican City; Florence; Paris; Louvre; Musee d’Orsay; With extension: Amsterdam

  • Entrances

    Colosseum; Roman Forum; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Basilica of St. Francis; Duomo; Leathermaking demonstration; Accademia; Uffizi Gallery; Notre Dame; Louvre; Musée D’Orsay; With extension: Rijksmuseum; Anne Frank House

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person; We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed

Total Price

$3,689 $514*
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