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Soul of Italy + France ~ 13 Days

Day 01: Friday, Arrival Rome, Private Meet & Greet Transfer to Rome Hotel.  Meet your Tour Leader and your group. Welcome dinner. Overnight (D)

Day 02: Saturday, Heart of Rome & Vatican. After breakfast meet your assistant at hotel walk to Piazza Navona, exploring the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch and relax. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit.  Evening, meet your tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walking sunset tour and a tasty Roman dinner. Return to hotel Overnight. (BD)

Day 03: Sunday, Siena.  After breafkast meet your tour guide  travel to Florence by private coach. Drive through scenic hills, vineyards,  and villages. En route stop in Siena, Italy’s loveliest medieval city.  Arriving enjoy a “farmer’s lunch”: original Tuscan food: wine tasting with cheese and salami. Time to explore the city. Continue Chianti visit a vineyard and  wine tasting. Later continue to Florence. Overnight in Florence.  (BL, wine tasting)

Day 04: Monday, Florence Optional Tours. After breakfast, your free day to explore this Renaissance city on your own. There are optional tours available. Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day 05: Tuesday, Florence.  After Breakfast  explore the unkown Florence. Visit  fresh market of San Lorenzo where  food arriving fresh everyday from Tuscan Countryside. It’s will be a great opportunity to taste many varieties of cheese, fruits and vegetable, breads…Free time for lunch. Meet your guide in the hotel to explore the heart of the town. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (from outside), the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Finally, visit the Accademia and see the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David. Sunset 45 minute walking tour and evening Tuscan Dinner. Overnight in Florence (BD)

Day 06: Wednesday, Cinqueterre. Begin your 5 nights private post-tour to Cinqueterre & French Riviera (from this moment, the tour continue on private basis, without tour escort. The tours included are standard shared tours). After breakfast, meet your driver guide and continue to Cinqueterre. Upon arrival, start your exploration of the villages by boat. At the end, continue to Genoa where you will overnight for 2 nights. (B)

Day 07: Thursday, Montecarlo. Meet your driver guide and continue to Nice. En route stop in Montecarlo for an independent visit. Late afternoon, continue to Nice and overnight in town. Overnight in Nice. (B)

Day 08: Friday, Nice. Today, enjoy a guided visit of the city in a small group. Visit the Castel Park overlooking the Bay and Old Town, this was once inhibited by the Greeks over 2600 years ago and was a huge trading town. Drive along the port and admire the Turin buildings. Contemplate the Old in Place Garibaldi and the New along Promenade des Arts (Modern Art Museum, Sosno’s library, Acropolis centre…). Arrive in Cimiez, which is the winter home of Queen Victoria. Stop at the Roman Arenas of Cemenelum. Here you can walk among the magnificent olive trees garden and the 15th c. park of the Franciscan Monastery. Return by Promenade des Anglais passing its famous landmarks and “Belle Epoque” buildings. End the tour with a visit to the flower market in the Old Town. Here you will have the option to be dropped there or driven back to the hotel.
The afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight in Nice. (B)

Day 09: Saturday, Provence. Today, visit shortly Cannes and explore the Provence: Grasse, Gourdon and St Paul de Vence. Arrive in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Drive through the charming Countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery or spend free time visiting the old town. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, wind down the charming Loup Gorges, and taste the Riviera’s speciality flower sweets at the traditional Florian Confectionary. Take a photo stop at a provencal jewel : Tourrettes/Loup. End the tour in the 2nd most visited village in France: St Paul de Vence, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries. Return later afternoon to Nice and overnight. (B)

Day 10: Sunday, Paris. Transfer to Nice Station and High speed train to Paris. Upon arrival, meet your private driver and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, meet your driver guide at hotel and enjoy a cruise under the famous Seine bridges followed by a guided discovery tour to admire the beautifully illuminated historical buildings of Paris: Concorde, Opera House, Madeleine, Champs Élysées and more. Overnight in Paris. (B)

Day 11: Monday, Paris. Discover with our driver-guide the major sites of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre.
Route : Concorde Square – Louvre Museum – Seine river and its bridges – French Academy – Cité Island with the Palace of Justice and Notre-Dame Cathedral (stop and free time) Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) – the Latin Quarter with the Sorbonne and the Pantheon of famous French Men – Arch of Triumph – Champs-Elysées Avenue – Eiffel Tower (photo-stop) – Invalides with the dome of Napoleon’s Tomb – Opera House, Montmartre (stop near Sacré-Coeur Basilica and the artists’ square, Place du Tertre). Overnight in Paris. (B)

Day 12: Tuesday, Paris. Free time to explore Paris or the near regions. Overnight in Paris.

Day 13: Wednesday, Departure. Private Departure Transfer from Paris Hotel to Paris Airport (B)

Tour Code: VITHOIF17

Included:

  • Private Arrival Transfer from FCO Rome airport to hotel in Rome
  • 2 nights in Rome; 3 nights in Florence, 1 night in Genoa
  • 3 nights in Nice, 3 nights in Paris
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Tour Escort Service
  • Welcome Briefing and Dinner in Rome
  • Guided Visit of the Heart of Rome
  • Guided Visit of the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with Skip the Line Reservations
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence by Private Coach with En Route Stop in Siena and Monteriggioni
  • Wine Tasting in Siena + Lunch
  • Guided Visit of Florence Fresh Markets
  • Guided Visit of the Heart of Florence, including Accademia & Michelangelo's David with Skip the Line Reservatoins
  • Driver Guide to Cinqueterre from Florence. Drop off in Genoa
  • Farewell Dinner in Florence
  • Boat to explore Cinqueterre
  • Driver Guide to Cote D'Azur with en route stop in Montecarlo
  • Half Day Walking Tour of Nice
  • Small Group Tour of Provence
  • Transfer from Nice Hotel to Nice Station
  • High Speed Train from Nice to Paris
  • Welcome Briefing in Paris
  • Transfer from Paris Station to Hotel in Paris
  • 3 hours cruise & Illumination Tour in Paris (pick up and drop off at hotel)
  • Half day tour in Paris with driver guide (pick up and drop off at hotel)
  • Private Departure Transfer from Paris Hotel to Paris Airport

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • City tax; to be paid locally at local
  • Porterage at airport
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages with meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Any item that has not been mentioned in the “Included”

2017 Rates & Guaranteed Departure Dates

DatesDoubleSingleTriple
Apr 14$5310$6735$4839
Apr 28$5330$6775$4859
Jun 2$5849$7488$5308
Jun 16$5615$7038$5063
Jun 30$5556$6828$5036
Jul 14, 28, Aug 11$5258$6620$4788
Aug 25$5653$7082$5110
May 5, 19, Sep 8, 22, Oct 6$5713$7199$5172
Oct 20$5396$6898$4822
Nov 3$4999$6147$4567

4* Hotels or Similar

  • Rome 2 Nights: Dei Mellini, Savoy, Londra & Cargill
  • Florence 3 nights: Cavour, Palazzo Castri, Villa Olmi
  • Genoa 1 night: (Bristol, Continental)
  • Nice 3 nights: (Westminster, Windsor, Boscolo)
  • Paris 3 nights: (Rochester, Franklin Roosvelt)

Price per person in Canadian Dollars, Minimum 2 passengers
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply


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