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Paris & Rome

Paris & Rome

8 days |  11 days with Athens extension
8 days |  11 days with Athens extension
Group size1538 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

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Get to know two worldwide capitals of culture at your own pace.

For centuries, world-class artists and intellectuals have flocked to Paris and Rome, leaving behind lasting impressions. Now it’s your turn to make your mark on each city, exploring the ins and outs of both with Parisian and Roman locals leading the way. And with plenty of time to yourself, you’ll be free to discover your own niche within these two European hubs.

Special departures of this itinerary

New Year’s Eve

Your tour package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 2 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower photo stop
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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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: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Paris! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

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.
Day 4: Free day in Paris
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Paris at your leisure or add excursions.

Versailles Palace & Gardens

From $199 per person

Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise

From $175 per person

Rome3 nights
Day 5: Flight to Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel to the airport for your flight to Rome, Italy. Enjoy a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Pasta-Making Class & Dinner

From $175 per person

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

From $125 per person

Day 7: Free day in Rome
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add an excursion. Then, join your group at tonight’s farewell dinner. Tonight, as you dine, you'll be treated to a multi-course traditional Italian meal with a live musical entertainment.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City

From $175 per person

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
All those ancient myths? Continue your trip to Athens, and you’ll practically walk right into ‘em. Fly to the Greek capital and discover the city’s famous ancient ruins with your Tour Director and local guide.
Athens3 nights
Day 8: Flight to Athens
Included meal: Breakfast

Board your flight to Athens, Greece. Then, enjoy free time for the rest of the day to explore the bustling city or relax.

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 evening in Athens or add an excursion.

Athens Home-Hosted Dinner

From $109 per person

Day 10: Free day in Athens
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend 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.

The Greek Islands: Aegina, Poros & Hydra

From $225 per person

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Philippe was awesome!
    6/22/24 by 1st-time traveler Daniel

    Our tour guide Philippe was great. When we had down time but were looking for something to do, he was full of suggestions. He really went above and beyond with us. I would defined recommend.

    4 out of 5 stars

    Paris Rome Athens
    6/22/24 by 1st-time traveler Anonymous

    We had a very enjoyable time in each city. Our tour director was informative and helpful. He provided us with ideas for additional places to visit and eat and points of interest and transportation to get there. No issues on tour or with travel. We felt confident that if we did need any assistance ...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    Good Time
    6/22/24 by 3rd-time traveler Shirley

    I enjoyed my experience. It was very hot but I was still able to enjoy the sights. The lengths of the tours were just right...not too long or too short. I enjoyed rhe food although it was very pricey! Paris was difficult to get around on my free time. Loved Rome and all the history. What made ...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/9/24


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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.


    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.
    Hôtel Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse
    Hôtel Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse

    This chic hotel is located in the heart of Paris’ Montparnasse neighborhood. Guests enjoy spacious rooms, a traditional streetside restaurant, and an ...

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    Hotel Nord Nuova Roma
    Hotel Nord Nuova Roma

    This traditional hotel is centrally located in the Esquilino neighborhood in central Rome. Guests enjoy a bar and lounge, fitness center, and rooftop ...

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    Wyndham Grand Athens
    Wyndham Grand Athens

    This elegant hotel is located in the Metaxourgeio neighborhood of Athens. Guests enjoy panoramic views of the Acropolis, a fitness center, and a rooft...

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