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France & Italy Adventure
Paris to Rome
15 days
Tour code: EFIA

Highlights

Wander through charming medieval cities and glorious countrysides, taste French fine wines and local delicacies, soak up the classic European culture, explore modern day and ancient Rome

Sip wine in Burgundy, feast on local delicacies in Provence, experience fashionable Milan, float down the canals of Venice and raise your glass to the best of France and Italy. Over 15 well-paced days, travel from Paris to Rome and savour the region's cultural and natural highlights. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of travel and leave you with plenty of free time to explore. Witness the charm of Beaune and Florence's great masterpieces, relax on the beach, and fall in love with the beauty of this region.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Meals

13 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Public bus, train, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels (14 nts).

Included activities

Your Discover Moment: Paris Your Foodie Moment: Burgundy Wine Tasting, Beaune Your Discover Moment: Venice Your Discover Moment: Florence. Orientation walk in Paris. Free time to explore Paris. Local Burgundy wine tasting in Beaune. Free time to explore Burgundy. Visit to Pope's Palace and Pont Saint-Bénézet. Free time to explore the French Riviera. Orientation walk in Milan, Venice, and Rome. Piazzele Michelangelo Walk. Pisa visit. Traditional Roman meal. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Paris
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Sacre Coeur Visit
  • Luxembourg Garden Visit
  • Palace of Versailles Visit
  • Walk Along the Seine River
  • Monet's Giverny Gardens
  • Eiffel Tower Visit
  • Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show
  • The Louvre Visit
  • Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides Army Museum
  • Musée d'Orsay Visit
  • Musée Rodin Visit
Day 2
Paris
After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • The Louvre Visit
  • Musée d'Orsay Visit
  • Sacre Coeur Visit
  • Champs-Élysées Visit
  • Monet's Giverny Gardens
  • Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show
  • Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides Army Museum
  • Eiffel Tower Visit
  • Musée Rodin Visit
  • Palace of Versailles Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Paris - Beaune
Travel to Beaune and enjoy an included local wine tasting. Wander the town, shop, eat and, opt to visit the famous Hospices.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Burgundy Wine Tasting

Optional activities:

  • Hospices de Beaune Visit
  • Burgundy Wine Cellars Visit
  • Beaune Bike Rental
  • Dijon Day Trip

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Beaune
With free time opt for a trip to nearby Dijon or visit the famous Hospices de Beaune. For a little more activity, head out into the countryside by bike or on foot to visit the vineyards.

Optional activities:

  • Beaune Bike Rental
  • Dijon Day Trip
  • Hospices de Beaune Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Beaune - Avignon
Travel south to Avignon in the heart of the Provence region. Visit the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet in this enchanting city.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), Pont d'Avignon (St Bénezet) Visit

Optional activities:

  • Pont du Gard Day Trip
  • Pont Saint-Bénézet
  • Château des Baux Medieval Castle Visit
  • Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) Visit
  • Lavender Tour
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Visit
  • Orange Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Avignon
Enjoy a free day to explore this Provençal town, known as one of the most beautiful in the region, or go further afield. Nearby options include the Pont du Gard, the town of Orange, or the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Optional activities:

  • Pont du Gard Day Trip
  • Château des Baux Medieval Castle Visit
  • Lavender Tour
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Visit
  • Orange Visit
  • Pont Saint-Bénézet
  • Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Avignon - Nice
Travel to the charming Riviera town of Nice. Soak in the sparkling blue waters and explore the charming streets of the old town centre.

Transport: Local train

Optional activities:

  • Matisse Museum
  • Cathedral of Sainte Reparate
  • Vieux Nice Visit
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Day trip to St Paul de Vence
  • Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Nice - Milan
Transfer from Nice to Milan. Enjoy free time in Milan on arrival. Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Day 9
Milan - Venice
After an orientation walk of Milan, set out on your own explore the fashion capital of Italy. Travel to Venice by train in the afternoon.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Visit
  • Milan Cathedral
  • Teatro alla Scala Opera House
  • Shop the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Meals: breakfast

Day 10
Venice
Spend a full day in Venice, the "city of canals". Enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.

Optional activities:

  • Murano and Burano Islands Visit
  • Gondola Ride
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Venice - Florence
After enjoying the morning in Venice, travel to the capital of Tuscany, Florence. Opt to visit the stunning Duomo, or the famous Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Piazzale Michelangelo Walk

Optional activities:

  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
  • National Museum of Bargello
  • Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Florence
Spend the day exploring Florence. Opt to see the statue of David, wander the Uffizi, or swing by some shopping stalls. Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michaelangelo's 'David' statue.

Optional activities:

  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
  • Siena Visit
  • Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
  • National Museum of Bargello
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 13
Florence - Rome
Head to Pisa by local train and spend time at the famous leaning tower. Continue on to Rome by train taking in the coastal views.

Transport: Local train, Local train

Included activities: Pisa Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Rome
Take an orientation walk of the Eternal City before enjoying a free day to explore a myriad of options. In the evening, enjoy a true taste of Italy with a traditional Roman meal. Buon appetito!

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Pantheon Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Trastevere Visit
  • Spanish Steps
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Trevi Fountain
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Colosseum Visit

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 15
Rome
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • Pantheon Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Trastevere Visit
  • Spanish Steps
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Trevi Fountain
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Colosseum Visit

Meals: breakfast

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