France And Italy
Paris – Nice – Venice – Florence – Rome
Paris – Nice – Venice – Florence – Rome
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.
Arrive in Paris airport. Transfer to the hotel Day to relax and explore the surroundings.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world renowned Lido de Paris. You will be served glass of champagne during the show and will be seized by the unique Parisian spirit.
PARIS CITY TOUR
Enjoy some of the history of France and the national monuments, then a cruise on the Seine and a visit to the Eiffel Tower.This tour includes the Place de la Concorde, the Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. You will then be taken to a prestigious and residential area near the Bois de Boulogne before enjoying a one hour cruise on the River Seine. Finally, enjoy a visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and admire the superb panoramic views over Paris. In Afternoon Visit the Louvre museum at your own pace.
Make the most of your Paris stay and discover Disneyland Paris. Enjoy an unforgettable day with memories that will stay with you forever.We begin our day by crossing Eastern Paris to the A4 motorway leading to Park Disneyland.Our driver will leave you at the group parking area close to Disneyland Paris.
Morning Departure to Discover Louis XIV Kingdom in half Day Guided Tour with Priority Access at the Palace, its Numerous and famous Rooms, The great Beauty of its Gardens has been a Worldwide reference to Versailles! Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to see the palace’s most beautiful rooms: the King’s Grand Apartments, with seven rooms each dedicated to a different god (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.) and the Queen’s Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, including the Coronation Room and the Queen’s Bedroom.Also, admire the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, a unique room in which guests were received and impressed, designed by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Enjoy your free time strolling through the Gardens of Versailles and admire the 386 works of art, fountains, ponds, flower beds, and trees.
PARIS – NICE
Morning transfer to Paris Gare De Lyon station for your train to Nice.Arrive Nice and transfer to Hotel.In Evening,We begin the tour with a drive on the spectacular ‘Moyenne Corniche’ road to Monaco. First discover the quiet atmosphere of the Prince’s Palace area. Then experience the glamorous extravagance of Monte-Carlo by night. The Casino, the ‘Hotel de Paris’ & the Hermitage form an incomparable ensemble. You will enjoy free time to stroll in the streets of Monte-Carlo, have a drink or dine in one of the famous restaurants. And why not trying your luck in the Casino. You can take advantage of the many opportunities to savour the splendid atmosphere of Monaco’s night life. This night of magic will end up by a return to Nice via the ‘Basse Corniche’ road where more illuminated seaside will pass before your eyes.
NICE CITY TOUR
Discover the history and culture of Nice with this half day city tour.Your city tour of Nice begins with a visit to Castle Hill where the Greeks first arrived and where you can admire a breathtaking view of the old town and the port. Then it’s onto Cimiez where you will have the possibility to visit either the Chagall or Matisse Museum as well as the Fransciscan monastery, Queen Victoria’s Winter Palace and the roman ruins located within a beautiful mediterranean garden. The Russian Church will be our next stop and is indeed very surprising, as this is the biggest Russian Church built outside Russia under the last Tsar Nicolas II. After passing by ‘La Promenade des Anglais’, the tour will end in the beautiful old town of Nice with its restaurants, cafes and the famous flower market.
FULL DAY TOUR – PROVENCE
After leaving Nice, our first stop will be at Antibes, where we visit the old town and drive through the famous ‘Cap d’Antibes’, one of the most exclusive areas on the Cote d’Azur. Then it’s on to Cannes, home to the famous film festival, where we see the ‘Croisette’ and feel the Hollywood atmosphere. From here, we continue to Grasse, a typical old town, famous for perfume manufacture. We will visit one of the perfume factories here . Upon leaving Grasse, we drive to Gourdon, one of the most amazing medieval villages of the Riviera, with its beautiful castle and unique landscape. Our next stop will be at Tourettes sur Loup, the ‘Village of Violets’, with its picture-postcard scenery. Our final visit is to artistic St Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence and home to many painters and actors. We aim to arrive back in Nice.
Either by train or Flight arrive in Venice.Transfer by private boat to Hotel.Check in and relax.
HALF DAY TO MURANO, BURANO & TORCELLO & VENICE TOUR
Arrive Venice Santa Lucia station. Transfer by private boat to Hotel.Check in and relax.After breakfast, Sail to Murano to see how the beautiful coloured glass is made, then on to the pretty islands of Burano and Torcello.After Murano Burano tour, proceed for a Venice tour.Enjoy a 2 hours small group Tour featuring a tour of St Mark’s Basilica with skip the line tickets, an overview of the famous landmarks of St. Mark’s Square, along with a lovely walk to discover the hidden treasures of Venice. On this tour you will also see the rightly famous Pala d’Oro. On the second part of the tour, discover its hidden treasures. You’ll see open squares with enchanting palaces, cross over romantic bridges, walk down narrow passageways. And while walking through this enchanting itinerary, your guide will introduce you to the history of the past and present Venice, what it meant to be a Venetian at the times of La Serenissima and what it means today to live in the most beautiful city of the world. Tour ends at the Bridge of Sighs.
VENICE TO FLORENCE
After breakfast transfer to the train station for your onward destination to Florence.
On arrival, transfer to the hotel on your own.Visit the beautiful region of Chianti with us and immerse yourselves in the picturesque Tuscan scenery you have always imagined.You will discover the breathtaking, uncontaminated landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, presenting you a harmony of colours that can only be found in the hills of this region. The sounds, scents and flavours of this land will capture your senses through a unique experience that you will live, relish and comprehend by visiting ancient churches, medieval castles and small villages where the rhythm of life remains unaltered over time. The tour continues with a visit to a charming wine estate where you will take part in a guided tour of the wine cellars in order to gain insight into the various stages of wine production and in a tasting of the various wines that the winery produces, paired with samples of sliced cold meats, bruschetta and salami. During the tour you will see the characteristic fortress of Monteriggioni.There you will find some shops specialized in typical Tuscan products, as well as elegant cafes where you can stop and enjoy a coffee or a gelato. Subsequently, the tour includes a second tasting of olive oil and wine in another local winery.
After breakfast,A walking tour to discover the most interesting corners of Florence and to appreciate the artistic expression of this charming city.The tour starts from the peculiar Central market zone, characterised by its workshop and multicoloured stalls, where the Medicean Chapels, and Basilica di San Lorenzo, the church of Medici’s Family, are located. In a short time you can reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can visit the Cathedral and its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto, Saint John Baptistery with its Paradise Door. Further on you can find Palazzo del Bargello and not too far, there is Piazza della Signoria with the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. By crossing Ponte Vecchio, the jewels bridge, you will reach the wonderful Pitti Palace.After the walking tour, visit Pisa on your. Visit the leaning tower of Pisa and spend as much time as you wish over there.Evening return back to Florence.
FLORENCE TO ROME
After breakfast, proceed to station for your onward journey to Rome.Arrive Rome and transfer to hotel. An afternoon to explore the major monuments of Imperial Rome.Arriving by coach at Piazza Venezia you then continue on foot to the famous Piazza Del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo from where you will have a fantastic view of the Roman Forum. By coach we will then drive by the Circus Maximus and the Aventino Hill. Stop to admire the beautiful statue of Moses by Michelangelo located in the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains from where it will take us 5 minutes to reach the symbol of the eternal city.
DAY FREE OR POMPEII AND VESUVIUS VOLCANO EXCURSION
After a comfortable transfer from Rome on an air-conditioned coach, we begin our day high above the city and bay of Naples , on the ridge of the crater of the famous Mount Vesuvius. Infamous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD, Vesuvius has erupted many times since , and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people living in its immediate vicinity and the volcano’s tendency towards explosive eruptions.After our adventurous morning we’ll take a leisurely lunch break, where you can experience the world-famous pizza Naples is known for. When you are ready to go , it’s on to the highlight of the day: Pompeii. Sitting in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius, the now ruined city of Pompeii was a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences, restaurants, gyms etc. We’ll visit the forum, the center of Pompeii’s political and social life, as well as view the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the catastrophic eruption that destroyed the city , freezing forever in time their last second of life.
Enjoy this morning tour of the treasures of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter.The tour begins by coach passing through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and following the ancient Aurelian walls which once surrounded the ancient city. From Piazza del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, at the end of the tour time free to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica.
Departure to airport has been arranged early morning.