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New Year's Eve in Paris with Rome

with Athens extension
  • Duration: 8 or 11 days
  • Group size: 15-38
  • Reviews: 2
End one year among the romance of Paris and begin the next in Rome.

For centuries, world-class artists and intellectuals have flocked to Paris and Rome, leaving behind lasting impressions. Now it’s your turn to explore the ins and outs of each city with Parisian and Roman locals leading the way. With plenty of time to yourself, you’ll be free to discover your own niche within these two European hubs—and celebrate the new year in the City of Light.

Your tour package includes
  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine, including a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner and Champagne toast
  • 2 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
Included highlights
  • New Year’s Eve in Paris
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower photo stop
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Roman Forum
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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Paris today.

Paris3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Paris
Included meal: Dinner

Welcome to France! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Then, join your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Paris & New Year’s Eve celebration
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery, and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.

• Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe

• Pass Pont Neuf and the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River

• See the Eiffel Tower, the Palais Garnier opera house, and Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square

• Marvel at the iconic architecture of the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides

Then, enjoy a free afternoon in Paris or add an excursion.

Tonight, head to the Montmartre neighborhood to ring in the new year among locals. Raise a Champagne toast with your fellow travelers during a special dinner. Then, choose to join the crowds of merrymakers and continue your New Year’s Eve celebration atop Montmartre.

Versailles Palace & Gardens
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 4: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Paris on your own or add an excursion.

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise
Excursion (additional cost)
Rome3 nights
Day 5: Flight to Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

This morning, travel to the airport for your flight to Rome. Then, spend the evening exploring this ancient city on your own or add an excursion.

Rome Cooking Class & Dinner
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.

• Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus

• Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire

• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials

• Pass by Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, the stadium where ancient Romans raced chariots, and the Baths of Caracalla

Enjoy a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 7: Free day in Rome
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring Rome on your own or add an excursion.

Later, join your group for a farewell dinner.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 8: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to visit Athens.

Extension to Athens

Extend your adventure in Athens, an ancient capital where awe-inspiring history mingles with the present day.

Athens3 nights
Day 8: Flight to Athens
Included meal: Breakfast

Head to the airport for your flight to Athens. After getting settled, spend free time in Greece’s historic capital city.

Later, enjoy a free evening or add an excursion.

Athens Home-Hosted Dinner
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Athens
Included meal: Breakfast

A local guide introduces you to the highlights of this bustling ancient capital, home to the world’s first democracy.

• Pass by the Olympic Stadium, Syntagma Square, and the Arch of Hadrian

• View the sixth-century Temple of Zeus

• See the classically inspired Old Royal Palace, home of the Hellenic Parliament, and drive through the Plaka district

• Set off on a walking tour around the ancient Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion

Enjoy a free afternoon in Athens or add an excursion.

Cape Sounion
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 10: Free day in Athens
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Athens or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Delphi
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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3 Departures
Tour prices are per person, before flights from your departure city, and based on two travelers per hotel room. Tour prices include on-tour flights where applicable.
Dec 29, 2019–Jan 5, 2020
Extension available
$2,899CAD
Dec 29, 2020–Jan 5, 2021
Extension available
$2,899CAD
Dec 29, 2021–Jan 5, 2022
Extension available
$2,899CAD
Reviews
5 average
Lifetime Achievement ???????
by 2nd time traveler 

Awesome!?? to be able to see these parts of the planet is mind boggling and it's like a dream come true.. not to mention the good people during tour, camaraderie etc. We only live once in this planet..why not enjoy and see the world as much as you can ????????????????

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Amazing unforgettable experience
by 2nd time traveler 

This is not the only review I will submit. For now I will said that I am so happy I did this tour with Goahead Tours. They organized all so well, transportation, very nice, clean, smells good busses. Very, beautiful, clean, good locations hotels with great staff and breakfast. Very nice, fun, knowle...

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Hotels, flights, & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.

Wyndham Hotel

This modern hotel is located in the Karaiskaki Square neighborhood. Guests enjoy a restaurant, a rooftop bar, and an outdoor pool. Nearby, you’ll find...

Hotel Romanico Palace

This luxurious hotel is located in Rome's Ludovisi neighborhood. Guests enjoy a rooftop garden, spa and fitness center, and air conditioning. Nearby, ...

Mercure Montmartre

This contemporary hotel is located in Montmartre. Guests enjoy on-site dining options, an outdoor terrace, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Sacré-C...

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Passport & visa requirements
  • This tour visits France and Italy (plus Greece on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Tour pace
  • You will walk for about 1.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved sidewalks and cobblestone streets, with some uneven ground.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Paris and depart from Rome (or Athens for the tour extension). A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. For more details, please reference the Paris transfer information included in your Go Kit.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • A flight from Paris to Rome is included in the price of your tour. (The tour extension also includes a flight from Rome to Athens.)
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
Baggage allowance
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
Clothing & packing tips
  • Winters in France and Italy (plus Greece on the tour extension) are generally mild. However, to ensure you’re comfortable for outdoor sightseeing and celebrations, we recommend packing a warm coat, hat and gloves, as well as rainwear.
  • We also suggest packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can easily be layered.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or boots is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or special performance.
Health
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
Cuisine
  • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, pâtés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread, and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.
  • Roman food is typically freshly prepared and varies depending on the season. Must-try bites include cacio e pepe (a simple dish of pasta, cheese, and pepper) and supplí (a fried rice ball similar to Sicily’s arancini). For more authentic meals, try local trattorias, small restaurants set away from the main piazzas. A typical Italian meal includes wines and the occasional beer, followed by a few sips of after-dinner drinks like grappa or limoncello.
  • On the tour extension, Greece’s warm climate ensures a constant supply of fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables. Salads served with aromatic olive oil, feta cheese, and oregano are plentiful. Simple grilled fish and meat are integral to Greek cuisine, as well as squid and octopus. Don’t miss the spinach and cheese pies, called spanakopita.
Electricity 
  • France and Italy (plus Greece on the tour extension) operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • Your hotel may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
Time zones
  • France and Italy (plus Greece on the tour extension) are one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.
Currency
  • You will use the euro in France and Italy (and in Greece on the tour extension).
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.
Choose your dates to start a quote
3 Departures
Tour prices are per person, before flights from your departure city, and based on two travelers per hotel room. Tour prices include on-tour flights where applicable.
Dec 29, 2019–Jan 5, 2020
Extension available
$2,899CAD
Dec 29, 2020–Jan 5, 2021
Extension available
$2,899CAD
Dec 29, 2021–Jan 5, 2022
Extension available
$2,899CAD