5 Nights Rome & 5 Nights Paris (DY16)

This Monograms vacation package is the perfect gift to give to yourself—Rome and Paris in one trip. Your expert Local Host is on hand to assist you with everything you need to know about dining, shopping, sightseeing, or just relaxing in two of the world’s most iconic cities.

You can enjoy included guided sightseeing to explore Paris’ famous avenues, and take in the “City of Light” from a Seine River cruise. Glide past legendary landmarks, including the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, and more. You’ll have a free day to spend as you wish, with your Local Host available for recommendations to see galleries, relax in a café, shop, or stroll through Montmartre. Your Local Host has many ideas, with something just right for your day in Paris.

In Rome, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. With your Monograms vacation package, the rest of your time is yours to spend the way you prefer. Your Local Host is the perfect resource to point you in the right direction to long remember the “Eternal City” by seeing and doing the things that interest you most.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Rome. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Rome and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Rome insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

Oana

Welcome to Rome, the city of all time and of the world. I'm Oana and it will be my great pleasure to assist you with your discovery of this city of treasures. Rome was a captivating subject of my studies and a dream destination during my early travels, it became my home almost two decades ago and remains my favorite place to explore during my time off. Let me share my city's secrets, hidden corners, flavours and perfumes with you.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

Select a Departure Date for Itinerary and Available Excursions:

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DAY
1
ROME, ITALY

6-Mar-2020

Benvenuto - welcome! Your Local Host will be delighted to help you maximize your time in Italy's famous capital city.

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
2
ROME

7-Mar-2020

Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes, view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, enter monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. (Note that there are occasions when the Vatican Museum is closed. On any of these dates, your full Monograms city sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full insider experience).

Excursions Available:

Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

This guided tour has it all: bustling piazzas, the incredible Pantheon, lively Navona Square, and beautiful Trevi Fountain, where legend says tossing a coin will ensure your return to Rome!

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $265/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Rome the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Cooking Class in Rome

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Cooking Class in Rome

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes from a real Italian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Discover Cucina Romana--real Roman cuisine on this yummy foodie walking tour through the Testaccio district!

Classical Concerts

Price: Starting From: $46/person

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Classical Concerts

Enjoy an evening of soul-satisfying classical music at Rome's most inspiring locations.

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DAY
3
ROME

8-Mar-2020

Three full days to explore the "Eternal City" at your own pace. Your Local Host has many suggestions.

Excursions Available:

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $265/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Rome the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Cooking Class in Rome

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Cooking Class in Rome

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes from a real Italian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

The Catacombs

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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The Catacombs

The early Christians created the Catacombs, a network of underground corridors. We will show you the best of them!

Villa Borghese

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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Villa Borghese

Come face to face with some of history most incredible art on this mesmerizing excursion to Villa Borghese. Led by an expert art historian, explore the gallery's vast collection, with works by master artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and others!

Bike Tours

Price: Starting From: $96/person

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Bike Tours

Explore some of Italy's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

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DAY
4
ROME

9-Mar-2020

Three full days to explore the "Eternal City" at your own pace. Your Local Host has many suggestions.

Excursions Available:

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $265/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore Rome the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Cooking Class in Rome

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Cooking Class in Rome

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes from a real Italian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Discover Cucina Romana--real Roman cuisine on this yummy foodie walking tour through the Testaccio district!

The Catacombs

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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The Catacombs

The early Christians created the Catacombs, a network of underground corridors. We will show you the best of them!

Bike Tours

Price: Starting From: $96/person

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Bike Tours

Explore some of Italy's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

Trastevere for Foodies

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Trastevere for Foodies

Surrounded by cobblestone lanes, ivy-covered buildings, and quaint artisan shops, eat and drink your way through atmospheric Trastevere, a foodie paradise!

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DAY
5
ROME

10-Mar-2020

Three full days to explore the "Eternal City" at your own pace. Your Local Host has many suggestions.

Excursions Available:

Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

This guided tour has it all: bustling piazzas, the incredible Pantheon, lively Navona Square, and beautiful Trevi Fountain, where legend says tossing a coin will ensure your return to Rome!

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $265/party

Learn More

Private Guided Tour

Explore Rome the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Cooking Class in Rome

Price: Starting From: $79/person

Learn More

Cooking Class in Rome

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes from a real Italian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $89/person

Learn More

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Discover Cucina Romana--real Roman cuisine on this yummy foodie walking tour through the Testaccio district!

Bike Tours

Price: Starting From: $96/person

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Bike Tours

Explore some of Italy's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

Trastevere for Foodies

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Trastevere for Foodies

Surrounded by cobblestone lanes, ivy-covered buildings, and quaint artisan shops, eat and drink your way through atmospheric Trastevere, a foodie paradise!

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DAY
6
ROME–PARIS, FRANCE

11-Mar-2020

Travel to Paris by AIR on selected flights.

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

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DAY
7
PARIS

12-Mar-2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

Learn More

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Private Paris Photo Shoot

Price: Starting From: $327/party

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Private Paris Photo Shoot

Get ready to strike a pose with Paris as your background on this private photo shoot with a professional photographer in the inimitable City of Light!

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $119/party

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Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

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DAY
8
PARIS

13-Mar-2020

Your Local Host will have many ideas for your three full days at leisure in the "City of Light".

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

Learn More

Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

Learn More

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Private Paris Photo Shoot

Price: Starting From: $327/party

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Private Paris Photo Shoot

Get ready to strike a pose with Paris as your background on this private photo shoot with a professional photographer in the inimitable City of Light!

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $119/party

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Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

Loire Valley and Lunch

Price: Starting From: $299/person

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Loire Valley and Lunch

Spend a remarkable day in the celebrated Loire Valley, visiting three of its most enchanting châteaux and savoring a delicious lunch with drinks.

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Paris Food Walk

Price: Starting From: $107/person

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Paris Food Walk

Hold onto your beret, because the explosion of flavors on this fun foodie walk just might knock it clean off! Join a local culinary expert for an introduction to Paris' most beloved local haunts and tastings of its most fantastic foods!

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DAY
9
PARIS

14-Mar-2020

Your Local Host will have many ideas for your three full days at leisure in the "City of Light".

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

Learn More

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

Learn More

Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

Learn More

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Private Paris Photo Shoot

Price: Starting From: $327/party

Learn More

Private Paris Photo Shoot

Get ready to strike a pose with Paris as your background on this private photo shoot with a professional photographer in the inimitable City of Light!

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Price: Starting From: $89/person

Learn More

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $119/party

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Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Paris Food Walk

Price: Starting From: $107/person

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Paris Food Walk

Hold onto your beret, because the explosion of flavors on this fun foodie walk just might knock it clean off! Join a local culinary expert for an introduction to Paris' most beloved local haunts and tastings of its most fantastic foods!

Musée d'Orsay: Meet the Impressionists

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Musée d'Orsay: Meet the Impressionists

Enjoy a small-group guided tour through the inimitable Musée d'Orsay, featuring special VIP skip-the-lines access to the world¿s largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces!

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DAY
10
PARIS

15-Mar-2020

Your Local Host will have many ideas for your three full days at leisure in the "City of Light".

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

Learn More

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

Learn More

Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

Learn More

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

Learn More

Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $119/party

Learn More

Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $41/person

Learn More

Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

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DAY
11
PARIS

16-Mar-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

No Excursions Available on this day

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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Rome

Bocca della Verità

Find it in the portico of the Santa Maria church and dare to put your hand in the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) - the marble disk presumed to be the face of a river god that, legend has it, will bite off a liar’s hand.

Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis Museum was designed by the international architect Richard Meier and houses the Ara Pacis, the 2,000 year-old “Altar of Peace” that was used (paradoxically) for sacrifices. It is a commanding work of Roman art and architecture that had been lost to civilization for centuries.

Capitoline Museums

The creation of the Capitoline Museums can be traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the people of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.

Jewish Synagogue & Museum

The synagogue was built from 1901 to 1904 on the banks of the Tiber, overlooking the former ghetto. The eclectic style of the building makes it stand out, even in a city known for notable buildings and structures. This attention-grabbing design was a deliberate choice made by the community who wanted the building to be a visible celebration of their freedom and to be seen from many vantage points in the city. The aluminum dome is the only squared dome in the city and makes the building easily identifiable even from a distance. Also visit the small museum nearby which depicts Roman Jewish life and ritual.

Marcellus Theater

The Theater of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theater built in the closing years of the Roman Republic where people were able to watch performances of drama and song. In the 12th-century the Theater was turned into a fortress. In 1368 it was acquired by the Savelli family and later transformed into a building with private living quarters. A part of the exterior of the original theater is now visible. The Theater is one of the oldest preserved examples of an entertainment venue from ancient Rome.

Gianicolo Hill

This is known as the city of seven hills, but actually Rome has more than that. Indeed, the Gianicolo (or Janiculum), the hill that affords the best view of Rome, is west of the Tiber and outside the ancient city, so it's not counted among the ancient seven. The panorama and the silence from the top take your breath away. At noon, the quiet is momentarily broken by a single cannon shot, to mark the exact time, a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. Busts of some of Italy’s modern heroes are scattered along the pathways, and looming over everything is a gigantic statue of the great bearded hero Giuseppe Garibaldi on horseback.

Via Condotti

It begins at the foot of the Spanish steps and is named after conduits (channels) which carried water to the Baths of Agrippa. Today, it is the street which contains the greatest number of Rome-based Italian fashion boutiques. Antico Caffé Greco, a historic landmark café, was established at Via dei Condotti 86 in 1760, and attracted figures such as Stendhal, Goethe, Byron, Liszt and Keats. Today, Caffe Greco remains a haven for writers, politicians, artists and notable people in Rome. Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radio, lived at Via dei Condotti 11, until his death in 1937.

Roman Cuisine

When in Rome, you should do as the Romans do by eating some of the city's typical dishes. Try pizza alla Romana (thin crusted white pizza brushed with olive oil & rosemary); pasta cacio e pepe (pasta in a creamy olive oil, pecorino cheese and black pepper sauce); pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas soup); carciofi alla Giudia (fried artichokes), saltimbocca alla Romana (Veal scallops), and for dessert: Maritozzi (soft buns with raisins and candied orange peels), crostata di ricotta (kind of cheesecake made with fresh ricotta and candied fruits), Ciambelle al vino (hard doughnut-shaped cookies to be dipped in wine at the end of the meal). And don’t forget to sample the most famous delicate, white wine of the region -Frascati - produced in the nearby Roman Hills, perfect with fish, appetizers and fresh cheeses.

Paris

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

Try a walking tour of the Montmartre district, where artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh worked. While in Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart). This pristine, white-stone church features one of the world's largest mosaics, which depicts Christ with outstretched arms, and a massive 19-ton church bell. Sit on the steps outside the church for wonderful views of the city to absorb the Parisienne joie de vivre (joy of life).

Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Center, Musée Rodin, Musée de la Vie Romantique

Stroll through centuries of artwork at the Musée d’Orsay (closed on Mondays), which houses an extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne, or drop by the Pompidou Center, an architectural wonder and home to the National Museum of Modern Art. Musée Rodin, contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell and the quaint Musée de la Vie Romantique, located in a private mansion, includes mementos of the romantic literary figure George Sand, as well as paintings by Ary Scheffer.

Place des Vosges/Marais District

A few blocks from the famous Bastille Square, this charming area is full of historical buildings and art and shopping possibilities. Visit the Picasso Museum, or the Victor Hugo House to learn more about the author of Les Misérables, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

City Parks

The impeccably formal Garden of the Tuileries offers an unbroken vista towards the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche. It remains the largest and oldest public garden in Paris today. Jardin du Luxembourg is loved for the greenery and multitude of statues, playgrounds and the famous Guignol puppet show. Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it can be accessed freely and offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument.

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

In the Roaring 20s, this quirky bookstore on the Bohemian Left Bank was the meeting place for some of literature's greats, like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Joyce to name a few.

Islands of Paris: Île de la Cité & Île Saint-Louis

The largest is Île de la Cité, with its famous Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. It is also home to Sainte-Chapelle adored for its intricate stained glass windows and La Conciergerie, a prison-turned-museum where Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, and 40,000 other victims of the Reign of Terror were processed before their execution. Its sister island, Ile Saint Louis was developed in the 17th century by King Louis XIII as a retreat for the wealthiest Parisians, and is still largely residential with much of its original village charm. The island is possibly Paris’ most idyllic setting for a day of shopping, dining, and browsing an art gallery.

Seine Bridges

Find your favorite bridge, there are 37 and they are all different, from plain to gilded and from new to over 400 years old. The top 5 are: Pont Neuf si the oldest bridge in Paris dating back to 1578, the time of King Henry III. The Pont Royal, which gets its name from its royal benefactor King Louis XIV is near the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries garden. Pont Alexandre III is immediately recognized for its beautiful decorations of lampposts, cherubs and nymphs and gilt gold. It was built as a symbol of the relationship between the Russians and French and is named after Tsar Alexander the III. The Pont des Arts was the first metal bridge built in Paris. Arts seems to be perfect name since the bridge has been the source of inspiration for numerous painters and artists. The Pont au Double is a single arch bridge made out of cast-iron. Initially built as a bridge to carry patients to the hospital, it collapsed in 1709, and was replaced with the bridge that it seen today.

Markets and Specialties

Ask your Local Host how to get to the flea market for affordable objets d’art, or visit one of the food markets. The French know how to turn food display into an art form. See rainbows of fresh fruit and vegetables, soft palettes of bread and colossal wheels of cheese; France has over 400 varieties of cheese! And when you're ready for dessert, specialty stores abound-from tarts and pastries to crêpes and pain au chocolat. Other specialties to try include onion soup with a fresh baguette, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), croque-monsieur, quiche Lorraine, escargots, steak-frites and famous French wines and champagne.

Shopping

Shop at haute couture boutiques in the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré district or the Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne. You may want to spend some time browsing the Galeries Lafayette (with weekly fashion shows) and Printemps department stores. Perfumes and scarves are classic gifts, as well as French berets, lace, collection dolls and pottery.

Cafés

When you are ready for a break, join the locals at one of the cafés, sip a glass of wine or a café au lait (hot milk coffee), and watch the world go by in true Parisien style.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Walk through the world’s most visited cemetery and burial grounds of many famous people including Oscar Wilde, James Morrison and Frédéric Chopin.

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