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New Year’s Eve in Paris with Rome

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

4.7 out of 5 stars

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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 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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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: Welcome 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, 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 in the city.

Versailles Palace & Gardens

From $139 per person

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

From $129 per person

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.

Pasta-Making Class & Dinner

From $119 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 $89 per person

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

From $125 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

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

From $79 per person

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

From $75 per person

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.


From $119 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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4.7 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Unforgettable Dream Vacation
    12/29/23 by 1st-time traveler Adalberto

    My wife and I did the Paris, Rome New Year’s tour, which coincided with our anniversary. We also went to Venice on our own at the end of the tour. We were so impressed with the overall quality of the tours and our tour guide, Rita. We are telling all our family and friends and we’re already schedul...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 1/17/24

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    4 out of 5 stars

    12/29/23 by 5th-time traveler Ashley

    Our guide Rita was amazing, food was delicious and the group was so fun. I learned so much history and was in awe of the beauty of Paris and Rome. I highly recommend visiting this time of year, streets were relatively empty and excursions were not as crowded as I had anticipated. Definitely take ...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Do it!
    12/29/23 by 1st-time traveler Emily

    This was my first trip traveling solo internationally. I keep smiling whenever anyone asks how the trip was. Don’t expect to be sleeping in all the time if you’re doing all of the excursions but sleep is not the priority when you are exploring a whole new country and 3 of them at that! I did the ext...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 1/10/24

    Emily, Thank you! Your glowing review of your tou...

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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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