Treasures of Italy and France, Bordeaux and the West

 Day-to-day tour

 

Roma

D1 Rome
Arrival in the morning at the airport, meet with our roman local guide. Check in to the hotel. We will start the guided tour of the Città Eterna’s heart: Foro Romano, Colosseo, Via Sacra, Campidoglio. Dinner in a typical roman restaurant in the quarter of Trastevere. Overnight in Rome.

 

Roma

D2 Rome
A whole day dedicated to Rome: Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, the palaces of the Italian Government and the churches. Piazza San Pietro and the Vatican City, its museums guarding secrets thousands of years old. Another colourful roman dinner and overnight in Rome.

   

Val d'Orcia

D3 Rome - Siena (3 hours)
Driving north through Orcia Valley: sweet rolling hills studded with small hamlets, home of world famous Brunello wine. Arrival in Siena, meeting with the guide to visit Piazza del Campo (place of the famous Palio horserace), the Duomo and its art collection. We will be guests of the Contrada dell’Aquila (one of the old sienese quarters) for dinner, with its people telling us the traditions of Palio rules. Nice walk after dinner. Overnight in Siena.

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Siena

D4 Siena - San Gimignano - Volterra - Pisa
From Siena city centre on the way to Pisa we will discover two outstanding examples of medieval architecture: San Gimignano and its towers (“the New York of the Middle Age”) and Volterra, a walled city, former Etruscan capital (during the fifth century BC, Volterra had 7 km of walls while Athens, in the great era of Pericles, had 6!). Overnight in Pisa.

 

Pisa

D5 Pisa - Florence  (1 hour)
Let’s meet Pisa, the city of Galileo Galilei and the Normale University! A walk in the center, then the Leaning Tower, the Duomo and Battistero in Piazza dei Miracoli. In the afternoon we’ll move to Florence, capital of Tuscany. Be ready to visit the Museo degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Museo Accademia and the marvelous churches of the historical centre. Dinner in local trattoria and overnight in Florence.

 

Firenze

D6 Florence
Full day in Florence. Up the hill to the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and the terrace of Abbazia di San Miniato with its enchanting view, then a walk down to Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, old headquarter of the Medici Government. Free afternoon to enjoy the city, with plenty of time for walking and shopping.Overnight in Florence.

 

Venezia D7 Florence - Venice
3 hours driving to the Capital of the Veneto region. By taking the ferry on the Canal Grande we’ll start our stay in this magic city, starting from Piazza San Marco with its incredible Basilica and the marvelous Palazzo Ducale. Dinner and overnight in Venice.

 

Venezia

D8 Venice
All-walking day in the streets and channels (calli) of Venice, incredible city made of 118 islands tied by 150 bridges. By foot, by ferry or by Gondolas, we’ll admire also the Accademia Museum and the Old Jewish Ghetto. Possible excursion to Murano island, capital of handmade glass. 

 

In the evening, flight to Paris. Transfer to the hotel and check-in, meeting with the french Guide and... good night in Paris! In case of nice weather, Paris is easy to visit, discover and enjoy during night time.

 

 

Paris

D9 Paris full day
Visit of Paris and its monuments (Cathedral of Notre Dame by riverboat, Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Pont de l'Alma, the Louvre, Pont Neuf and the Institut de France, Montmartre). Overnight in Paris.

 

Chartres

D10 Paris Versailles Tours
Morning options: free time and shopping advices to buy at the most popular Paris' big stores or some other city destinations (guided tour). 
In the afternoon, visit of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens. In the evening, on the way to Tours, stop to the impressive Cathedral of Chartres. Overnight in Tours


 

Chambord

D11 Tours Castles of the Loire Bordeaux
We will pay a visit to the marvelous Cathedral of Tours then proceed to the Castles of the Loire: Chambord, Chenonceau (in case of extra time, a third castle can be visited). Overnight in Bordeaux.

 

Bordeaux

D12 Bordeaux
Morning visit of the Unesco Heritage city centre: Porte Caillau, the tower Pey-Berland, le Grand Théatre, Palais Galien and site archéologique de Saint Serin. In the afternoon, guided and explained wine tour among the bordeaux most interesting producers. Overnight in Bordeaux

 

Carcassonne

D13 Bordeaux Tolouse Carcassonne Nimes
We will reach Toulouse and visit its most interesting historical monuments; among others, Notre-Dame du Taur where the saint philosopher Tommaso D’Aquino is buried. Afternoon in Carcassonne, great example of medieval walled city called “The marvel of the South”. Night in Nimes.


 

Avignone

D14 Nimes Avignon Marseille
In Nimes we will visit the astounding Roman amphitheatre. then stop to the “Pont du Gard”. Arrival and visit of Avignon, Palace of the Popes. Overnight in Avignone or Marseille.

 

Marseille

D15 Marseille Airport (Departure)
Time to visit the charming Marseille by boat or by foot; the Old Port, the channels and old quarters, the Vieille Charitè. Transfer to the airport for an happy farewell.

 

The individual participation fee of €2580 (12p basis) includes:
- All the transfers by private bus + drive (train)
- Hotels 3-4 stars (Double Occupancy B&B)
- Half Board (dinner in typical restaurants or hotel)

- English speaking professional guide, other languages as requested.

It does not include:
- Entrance charges for museums, churches or other places.
- Single Room supplement 40€ per night.
- Tips, beverages, or any extras
- Supplement Full Board 340€
- European domestic flights

 

All dietary requirements will be catered for.

All our tours are provided with Medical and Luggage insurance AXA(10000/1000) and call center for assistance.

 

 

 

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