8 days
Take the time you need to explore the food, art and sights that define these two cities

Countless highlights vie for your attention from the banks of the Seine and the Tiber.

You can weigh in on the age-old culinary rivalry as you bite into a pizza fresh out of an Italian oven. Between the bowl of the Colosseum and the top of the Eiffel Tower, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Caesar, Napoleon and other immortals. You’ll also have the chance to discover the wonder that is Pompeii.
Rome 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
    • Spanish Steps

    Free time in Rome

    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. They 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 as Brooklyn but originates right here in Ariccia.
  • Day 4: Rome

    Free time in Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this optional excursion. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D., the former resort town of Pompeii is now fully excavated and, uniquely preserved as it was, one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. After a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner. Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Day 5: Rome + Night train

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Board a night train to Paris

  • Day 6: Paris

    Arrive in Paris

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    • Latin Quarter

    Visit the Louvre

    Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 7: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris with your Local Guide

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

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.
  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • 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
    • Spanish Steps

    Free time in Rome

    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. They 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 as Brooklyn but originates right here in Ariccia.
  • Day 4: Rome

    Free time in Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this optional excursion. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D., the former resort town of Pompeii is now fully excavated and, uniquely preserved as it was, one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. After a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner. Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Day 5: Rome + Night train

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Board a night train to Paris

  • Day 6: Paris

    Arrive in Paris

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    • Latin Quarter

    Visit the Louvre

    Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 7: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris with your Local Guide

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Les Invalides
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.
  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    5 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms and 1 night train accommodation; 7 overnight hotel stays with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily, 2 local dinners or 3 with extension

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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