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Advise on 2 weeks to Italy and Paris

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Advise on 2 weeks to Italy and Paris

Going to visit Italy and Paris and possibly another close by country for two weeks.
Any suggestions?
Can I book at a tour from Toronto?
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When I went to Pairs and Italy I just booked good Airbnbs at the heart of the places I wanted to be.

Was a great experience, but you need to book well in advance for the primo spots. Spend a few nights across the street from The Vatican. Was nice
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seadooxp30 wrote:
Mar 13th, 2017 11:20 pm
Going to visit Italy and Paris and possibly another close by country for two weeks.
Any suggestions?
Can I book at a tour from Toronto?
Are you looking for someone or some company to escort you through these 2 countries?
Or, are you asking about booking tours to individual sites in various places?
And what places or cities in Italy?
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buy the rick steves book and do it on your own.

The train network in italy is excellent and the best way to travel between the main cities.
Rome, Florence and Venice.
I would not miss any of these on a first trip to italy.
A couple of nights in each as a minimum.

Stay at small B & B or Pensione in the heart of the cities and walk to all the sites.
The main train station is usually walking distance (venice/florence) or short ride away in rome.

I would not recommend staying near the vatican in rome, because then all the other sites (coloseum, trevi, pantheon, piazza navona, spanish steps) would then not be walking distance away. If you stay near trevi fountain for example you can walk to all of those.
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 4:42 pm
Are you looking for someone or some company to escort you through these 2 countries?
Or, are you asking about booking tours to individual sites in various places?
And what places or cities in Italy?
I'm asking about booking tours to individual sites in Italy (Rome, etc) and Paris.
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seadooxp30 wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 3:42 pm
I'm asking about booking tours to individual sites in Italy (Rome, etc) and Paris.
You can book any tour you wish online. Almost all attractions have an online presence nowadays.
For research purposes, I suggest you use www.viator.com. Once on the site, type in the city you intend to visit and it will have a list of many tours and things to do. Rome, for instance is https://www.viator.com/Rome/d511-ttd?pref=02
You can use Viator as your purchasing site or, you can get information and go to the actual web page of the site. Just a bit of warning, the Italian attraction websites are not always English friendly.
We have used Viator extensively. The good thing is that if it really suck r something goes wrong, Viator has refunded the purchase (it has for me). As for the price, Viator sometimes charges a premium but other times it is exactly as the attraction site. Plus, very often you can skip the lines...which can be very long.
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seadooxp30 wrote:
Mar 13th, 2017 11:20 pm
Going to visit Italy and Paris and possibly another close by country for two weeks.
Any suggestions?
Can I book at a tour from Toronto?

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Amalfi Coast if you can for at least a day trip if unable to stay overnight. You'll remember the views for the rest of your life!
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seadooxp30 wrote:
Mar 13th, 2017 11:20 pm
Going to visit Italy and Paris and possibly another close by country for two weeks.
Any suggestions?
Can I book at a tour from Toronto?
Contiki Tours are quite fun, but you can easily travel these two countries yourself and book Viators for local tours / activities.
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