France & Italy Adventure
15 days from Paris to Rome
From $ 3099
Duration15 days

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.

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  • Duration: 15 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Paris
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Rome
    Ages: 12+
France & Italy Adventure - Tour Map

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Day 1: Paris

Start place: Paris

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

We recommended arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. The "City of Lights" is unlike any other place on earth. Known for its glorious monuments, museums, and markets, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, Montmartre to the Marais, Paris has something for everyone. Discover for yourself Paris’ “je ne sais quoi.”
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

End place: Paris

Day 2: Paris

Start place: Paris

After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

End place: Paris

Meals: B
Day 3: Paris/Beaune

Start place: Paris

Take a short walk into the historic centre, and enjoy a winetasting as an introduction to the region's famous vintages.

In the evening, opt for a dinner with the group here in the heart of one of France's most distinguished culinary and wine-producing regions, Burgundy.
Travel to Beaune and enjoy an included local wine tasting. Wander the town, shop, eat and, opt to visit the famous Hospices.

End place: Beaune

Meals: B
Day 4: Beaune

Start place: Beaune

Opt to visit Dijon, famous not only for its mustard, but for world-class museums and handsome architecture. There, or in Beaune, you can take a mustard tasting tour and learn about production, regulations, and taste some samples.

For a little more activity, explore the countryside around the Cote d'Or vineyards by bike or on foot. Stay closer to town and explore the famous Hospices de Beaune or visit one of the other wineries in the town centre.
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.

End place: Beaune

Meals: B
Day 5: Beaune/Avignon

Start place: Beaune

There's plenty of time to explore the spectacular walled medieval town of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This charming city boasts pretty tree-lined squares bustling with cafés and restaurants. Try some mouth-watering Provençal cuisine. Bon appétit!
Travel south to Avignon in the heart of the Provence region. Visit the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet in this enchanting city.

End place: Avignon

Meals: B
Day 6: Avignon

Start place: 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.

End place: Avignon

Meals: B
Day 7: Avignon/Nice

Start place: Avignon

With free time, wander in the cobblestone streets, visit the museums and beaches, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera.
Travel to the charming Riviera town of Nice. Soak in the sparkling blue waters and explore the charming streets of the old town centre.

End place: Nice

Meals: B
Day 8: Nice/Milan

Start place: Nice

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.

End place: Milan

Day 9: Milan/Venice

Start place: Milan

After an orientation walk of Milan, set out on your own explore the fashion capital of Italy. Opt to see Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper before travelling to Venice by train in the afternoon.

End place: Venice

Meals: B
Day 10: Venice

Start place: Venice

After an orientation walk, set out to explore. Opt for a vaporetto (water taxi) ride to the islands of Murano and Burano, take a gondola under the Ponte Rialto (Bridge of Lovers), explore the Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, or get lost in the twisting maze of the city.
Spend a full day in Venice, the "city of canals". Enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.

End place: Venice

Meals: B
Day 11: Venice/Florence

Start place: Venice

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.

End place: Florence

Meals: B
Day 12: Florence

Start place: Florence

Visit the Uffizi Gallery or the Medici Chapels. Take a break at Piazza della Signoria with a gelato or an espresso (or both - did someone say affogato?) before hitting lively Piazza San Lorenzo to bargain for discounted woolen and leather goods.

Opt to catch a local bus or train to nearby Siena to see more of what this province has to offer.
Spend the day exploring Florence. Opt to see the statue of David, wander the Uffizi, or swing by some shopping stalls.

End place: Florence

Meals: B
Day 13: Florence/Rome

Start place: Florence

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.

End place: Rome

Meals: B
Day 14: Rome

Start place: Rome

Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum.
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! Enjoy a traditional Roman meal.

End place: Rome

Meals: B, D
Day 15: Rome

Start place: Rome

We recommend booking post-tour accommodation to fully experience all that this magnificent city has to offer.
Depart at any time.

End place: Rome

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • 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
  • Transport

    Public bus, Train, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (14 nts)
  • Meals

    13 breakfasts,
    1 dinners

Dates & availability: France & Italy Adventure

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