France and Italy Adventure
Wander through charming medieval cities and glorious countrysides, taste 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, follow scenic tracks along Italy's Cinque Terre coast and raise your glass to the best of France and Italy. Over 14 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 but 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.
- Burgundy wine tasting (Beaune). Market visit. Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet visit (Avignon). Beach time on the French Riviera. Monaco day trip. Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket and CEO accompanied hike. Pisa visit (half-day). Piazzale Michelangelo evening visit (Florence). Rome orientation walk. Traditional Roman meal.
- 1 dinner. (Allow EUR430-565 for meals not included)
- Hotels (13 nts).
- Public bus, train, walking
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
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Day 1 Paris
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
Days 2-3 Beaune
Enjoy an included local wine tasting. Saturday is market day in Beaune. Wander through with the locals. Opt to visit the architecturally rich town of Dijon and take in a mustard tasting. Wander the town of Beaune, shop, eat and opt to visit the famous Hospices.
Days 4-5 Avignon
Exploring Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, allows you to step back in time. Visit the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet in this enchanting city. Opt for a day trip to the surrounding vineyards and indulge in Provençal cuisine.
Days 6-7 Nice/Monaco
See why many painters draw their inspiration from the Mediterranean landscapes of Nice. Day trip to the principality of Monaco, the world's second-smallest country. With free time, explore Old Nice, the beaches and museums, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera.
Days 8-9 Cinque Terre
Get your heart racing on the Cinque Terre coastal walk or take the train from town to town (national park pass and train ticket included).
Days 10-11 Pisa/Florence
Half-day visit to the famous town of Pisa and its leaning tower. Enjoy an evening walk in Florence to visit Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city. Opt to see the David statue, wander the Uffizzi or swing by the shopping stalls.
Days 12-13 Rome (1D)
Take an orientation walk of the Eternal City before a free afternoon in Rome. Options include the Colosseum and Roman Forum, Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel, Catacombs of San Callisto and the Pantheon. In the evening, enjoy a true taste of Italy with a traditional Roman meal.
Day 14 Rome
Depart at any time. We recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience all that this magnificent city has to offer.
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