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Europe's Crème de la Crema: Paris, Venice & Rome

10 Days / 9 Nights

Paris, Venice, Rome

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With so many fascinating places to visit in Europe, it's next to impossible to come up with a Best of Europe itinerary. Yet, if we ever had to try, this 10-day itinerary across Paris, Venice, and Rome would be the closest we could get to the perfect European itinerary. Start your journey in the City of Light with its quaint cafés and gorgeous architecture before you succumb to the absolute beauty of Venice, this miraculous city built on the water. End your trip in Rome, a city steeped in history that never fails to amaze visitors with its authentic vibes and unique character.

One of our team members will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, which includes all the necessary information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a wide selection of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

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3 Nights in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

4 days in Paris
4 days in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and drive you to your centrally located accommodation. The journey time to the city center is about one hour.

Seine Boat Group Cruise Experience Including Dinner (Privilège Service)

Welcome To The City of Light

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

When in Paris, you shouldn't miss any chance to see the city in the evening, with its iconic landmarks and monuments illuminated to perfection. For your first evening in Paris, we recommend a cruise along the Seine River at the magical moment when the day gives way to the night. Enjoy enchanting views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville (City Hall), Pont Neuf (New Bridge), Pont Alexandre, and many more while savoring a delicious dinner paired with French wine onboard an all-glass boat.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Paris

Highlights of Paris Full Day Private Tour

Highlights of Paris Full Day Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

If you want to see the best of Paris in one day in the company of a local guide, look no further. From visiting iconic landmarks, such as the Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe, to wandering around the quaintest neighborhoods in Paris, like the Latin Quarter and Le Marais, this tour has it all.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Paris

The Village of Montmartre Private Tour

A Glimpse into The Artistic Side of Paris

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Throughout its history, Paris has never ceased to attract artists and intellectuals from all over the globe. With several museums and galleries hosting world-class masterpieces within their walls, Paris is heaven on earth for art enthusiasts. If you're passionate about art, we recommend taking a private tour of Montmartre, the French capital's quintessentially artistic neighborhood and the very place where artists like Picasso and Lautrec had their studios and created some of their most incredible works of art.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Getting to Know Paris, One Museum at a Time

Suggestion to explore on your own

With a plethora of superb art collections, some of the world's most recognizable masterpieces, and several museums where rich history and impressive architecture reign, it's no wonder that Paris is often called the City of Art. From the most-visited museum in the world, the Louvre, to museums dedicated to famous artists like Picasso and Rodin, to collections showcasing the life and work of fashion icons, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Paris has it all. Apart from the precious exhibits, it often happens that the museum buildings themselves are sights to behold for their architecture alone. The Beaux-Arts railway station that houses the exquisite Musée d'Orsay and the high-tech structure of Centre Pompidou are only two of the French capital's architectural wonders. You'll find more details of the many museums you could visit in your Guest Page, once your trip is booked.

Getting to Know Paris, One Museum at a Time

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Venice by Airplane

To get from Paris to Venice, the best option is to take a flight on a low-cost airline. On your day of departure, a driver will pick you up at your accommodations and bring you to the airport for your flight. Please note that the flight included in your package is non-refundable. In case you would prefer more flexibility, we can check the flexible fares for you and let you know about the price difference. In addition, the price of the flights is subject to change until we receive your deposit.

Venice by Air
We also offer the following excursions in Paris

Catacombs of Paris Self-Guided Visit
Strenuous45 minutes
Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience
Light11 hours
Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau, Full Day Private Tour to Loire Valley
Moderate11 hours
Closing Time at the Louvre Group Tour - Mona Lisa at Her Most Peaceful
Light3 hours

3 Nights in Venice

3 Nights in Venice

4 days in Venice
4 days in Venice

3 Nights in Venice

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Venice

Start your Venetian experience off in style by arriving in a private water taxi. We'll arrange a transfer by boat from Venice Marco Polo airport to the closest possible point to your hotel in Venice. Please note that porter assistance from the water taxi to the hotel is not included but can be arranged at extra charge.

Welcome to Venice!

Suggestion to explore on your own

Enjoy Venice from the very start! Depending on your preference, this can be a relaxing or active time. If you are feeling a bit tired, we suggest visiting the rooftop at Fondaco dei Tedeschi for a beautiful view of the city, especially around sunset. After that, enjoy an aperitif with a view of the Grand Canal at Erbaria (Rialto), where there are many bars with outdoor seating. Finally, dinner in one of the many restaurants in the Rialto area will definitely make your first evening in Venice a perfect one. If you arrived full of energy and ready to explore, head to the Zattere area and enjoy a stroll along the canal up to Punta della Dogana, where you can admire the view of San Marco and the Grand Canal. The walk to Santa Maria della Salute church is pleasant and you can take the traghetto (a big gondola) to cross the canal.

Welcome to Venice!

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Venice

First Time in Venice Private Tour

First Time in Venice Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Venice with this unique walking tour, which unfolds through the elegant Piazza San Marco, surrounded by the governmental buildings of the ancient Republic. You'll see the beautiful Saint Mark church, then stroll through the Castello district including the large campo Santa Maria Formosa. The square of San Giovanni e Paolo will be your next stop. Before reaching Rialto you'll pass by the Marco Polo house. From the top of the famous Rialto bridge you'll encounter all the splendours of the Grand Canal.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Private Gondola Ride

A City for Lovers

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Venice is a city of dreams and romance. A vacation here with your sweetheart will be a memory you’ll cherish forever. It’s hard to go wrong when you’re strolling along the canals in one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants and bars to visit, and the lights and live music on St. Mark’s Square at night are just lovely. The atmosphere throughout the city is incomparable. Every little alley leads to some new discovery, and the ever-present sound of the sea is enchanting. But of course, no romantic visit to Venice is complete without a gondola ride. As you get close in your own private gondola, floating along on the gentle current as waves lap up against stairs leading to ancient palaces, you’ll know why Venice has always been a city for lovers.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 30 minutes

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Venice

Murano and Burano

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Today we suggest going off the beaten path and onto a boat to cross the water and explore two islands which are not islands at all. Murano and Burano are tiny archipelagos, collections of islands linked by numerous bridges. On Murano, the stately architecture is stunning but the main attraction here is the collection of incredible glassblowers, whose works in progress you can see at Murano’s many ateliers.

Burano is also an archipelago in northern Venice, consisting of four islands linked by many bridges. What you’ll notice first are the brightly painted houses, which make the island glow with an energy all its own. Largely inhabited by artists, it’s a great place to poke around and explore. We can arrange tickets for a group boat trip or a private one of you would like.

Lagoon Premium Group Tour - Burano Wine Tasting and Murano Glass Making

Lagoon Premium Group Tour - Burano Wine Tasting and Murano Glass Making

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Apart from Venice itself, the Venetian Lagoon is dotted with tiny gems of islands and this incredible tour shows you around the charms of the two most known among them: Murano and Burano. In the company of your small group, you'll enjoy a relaxing ride on a private boat, indulge in an exclusive wine tasting, and be amazed by a private glassmaking demonstration within the walls of a beautiful old church.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours 30 minutes

Grand Canal Private Tour with Stops at Murano and Burano

Grand Canal Private Tour with Stops at Murano and Burano

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Explore Venice by water with a private boat tour along the Grand Canal, led by a knowledgeable crew sharing insights into the city's history and legends. Immerse yourself in Venetian culture by visiting Murano for a mesmerizing glass-blowing demonstration and Burano to experience its vibrant, colorful streets.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Rome by Train

Today you're headed to the magical Eternal City. The high speed train service gets you there in a little under four hours. We've included standard class tickets in your package but can upgrade these to business class for an extra fee. We will arrange for water taxi to take you to Venice Santa Lucia Train Station in plenty of time for your train. Please note that porter assistance from the hotel to the water taxi is not included but can be arranged at extra charge.

Rome by Train
We also offer the following excursions in Venice

Ancient Crafts & Artisans' Workshops Tour
Light3 hours
Authentic Murano Glass Factory Private Tour
Light2 hours
Cortina and Dolomites Private Day Tour
Moderate8 hours
Cortina and the Dolomites Day Small Group Tour
Moderate8 Hours

3 Nights in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

4 days in Rome
4 days in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Rome

Upon arriving to Roma Termini train station, we'll arrange for our driver to pick you up from the terminal and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Cinematic Night

Suggestion to explore on your own

To start off your Rome adventure, we suggest an easy introduction of an aperitivo or bar on a short walk. Bar San Calisto is where La Grande Bellezza movie was shot and its a very famous bar of Trastevere - make sure to try their amazing granita di caffe with panna! If you're a fan of The Talented Mr. Ripley you'll find these locations look familiar: Cafe Latino in Rome (The Vesuvio nightclub) and the cafe where Freddie turns up, on Piazza Navona opposite Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers. Huge hit Eat, Pray, Love was partially shot in Rome, and if you want to follow the food footsteps of the movie, here is a short guide: San Crispino (gelato), Vechio Orso and Santa Lucia trattorias.

Cinematic Night

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Rome

Golf Cart Around Rome Private Tour

Private Rome Golf Cart Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The Private Rome Golf Cart Tour is designed to allow you to see the city without putting miles on your feet. Enjoy seeing the most important sites and hidden gems in an eco-friendly, comfortable golf cart on this private tour. Your private tour guide will chauffeur you around the Eternal City quickly and efficiently while sharing with you the rich history and exciting stories that have built up Rome. Your Rome Golf Cart Tour is a private tour that allows you to maximize your time in the Eternal City and gives you the opportunity to stop and snap a photo or enjoy a short coffee or gelato break if you wish (not included). Come enjoy a tour mixed with culture, history, and fun!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Gourmet Experiences

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There's no better way to explore Italian cuisine than by taking gourmet tours which will give you a deep cultural experience. You can learn how to make gelato and tiramisu, enjoy a luxury gourmet dinner with a wine tasting in a private cellar, or be part of a small group food crawl. Choose any of these experiences and we can guarantee you'll want more.

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This 2.5-hour tour and degustation is perfect for foodies. You'll start with an aperitif as you soak up the atmosphere. Then you'll head for dinner, enjoying sumptuous Roman specialties while you get the special treatment from the owners of the restaurant. We can't think of a better way to enjoy a Roman dinner!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Food lovers, here's your chance to experience Rome’s enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering the secrets of Italian cuisine. Meet your friendly, local expert food connoisseur in the city center, and get ready to stroll through a number of neighborhoods to visit the most famous food markets, groceries, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and restaurants. Taste some of the delicious food and wines the city is famous for, including pizza bianca, mortadella, gelato, and supplì. From fried artichokes or zucchini flowers in the Jewish ghetto to spices and vegetables in Campo de Fiori, you'll ignite your senses and burn some calories while you enjoy walking amongst the beauty around you.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Hear stories of lions, gladiators & emperors on this thorough exploration of Ancient Rome. There's no waiting in line as we've included express entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Your expert guide will takae you in a group of no more than 15 people for an intimate and fun tour of three of the most significant sites of Ancient Rome.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Departure Day

A driver will pick you up at your Rome accommodation and drop you off at Rome's Fiumicino Airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Rome

Bella Roma! Funny Family Private Tour - History, Games, and Delicacies
Moderate3 hours
Colosseum and Roman Forum Private Tour
Light3 hours
Cooking Class in the Jewish District Group Tour
Easy2.5 hours
Crypts, Bones and Catacombs - Rome Group Walking Tour
Light3 to 3 hours 30 minutes

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Paris

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrival Transfer
Highlights of Paris Full Day Private Tour
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Departure Transfer
Paris - Venice Flight (Non-Refundable)

Venice

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Venice Marco Polo Airport Transfer
First Time in Venice Private Tour
Venice Water Taxi Santa Lucia Train Station Transfer
Venice - Rome Standard Class Train Tickets

Rome

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rome Train Station Transfer
Private Rome Golf Cart Tour
Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour
Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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