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Italy France Escorted Tour

10 Nights / 11 Days tour package for USD 3379 per person
Destinations Covered: Rome - Venice - Florence - Nice - Paris (HH) / 2013
 

Enjoy a leisurely vacation with 2-night stays in Rome, Venice, Florence, Nice, and Paris. Delight in a special welcome dinner with wine at a lively Roman restaurant, and enjoy sightseeing including St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in Rome; a stop in Assisi to visit St. Francis’ Basilica; a private boat ride, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Doges’ Palace in Venice; a stop in Ferrara; and Michelangelo’s David in Florence. Next, take a scenic drive along the Mediterranean to see Pisa’s Leaning Tower, and continue to Nice on the French Riviera. Here, a visit to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence is included. An exciting ride on the high-speed TGV train to Paris follows. In Paris, a visit to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, guided sightseeing, and a dinner at a local restaurant have been included.

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
01-Apr-2013 11-Apr-2013 USD 3379
08-Apr-2013 18-Apr-2013
15-Apr-2013 25-Apr-2013
 
22-Apr-2013 02-May-2013 USD 3389
29-Apr-2013 09-May-2013
06-May-2013 16-May-2013
13-May-2013 23-May-2013
20-May-2013 30-May-2013
 
27-May-2013 06-Jun-2013 USD 3389
03-Jun-2013 13-Jun-2013
10-Jun-2013 20-Jun-2013
17-Jun-2013 27-Jun-2013
 
24-Jun-2013 04-Jul-2013 USD 3389
01-Jul-2013 11-Jul-2013
08-Jul-2013 18-Jul-2013
15-Jul-2013 25-Jul-2013
 
22-Jul-2013 01-Aug-2013 USD 3389
29-Jul-2013 08-Aug-2013
05-Aug-2013 15-Aug-2013
12-Aug-2013 22-Aug-2013
19-Aug-2013 29-Aug-2013
 
26-Aug-2013 05-Sep-2013 USD 3389
02-Sep-2013 12-Sep-2013
09-Sep-2013 19-Sep-2013
16-Sep-2013 26-Sep-2013
 
23-Sep-2013 03-Oct-2013 USD 3379
30-Sep-2013 10-Oct-2013
07-Oct-2013 17-Oct-2013
14-Oct-2013 24-Oct-2013
   
Hotels:

Rome: Grand Hotel Beverly Hills (F)

Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal (F)

Florence: Star Hotels Michelangelo (SF)

Nice: Boscolo Plaza (SF)

Paris: Radisson Blu Boulogne (F)

 
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Italy
Time to rest or start exploring the “Eternal City.” At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: Rome
Sightseeing with your Local Guide starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL, world famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Continue to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA. Cross the Tiber and visit the COLOSSEUM and the Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, time for independent activities and exciting optional excursion possibilities. (B)

Day 3: Rome – Assisi – Venice
Morning break in peaceful Assisi. Visit the massive 13th-century BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS built above the saint’s grave. A kaleidoscope of Italian landscapes parades past the coach windows on the way to the Adriatic coast and across the Po Delta to Venice. Tonight, why not join an optional dinner, Venetian style? (B)

Day 4: Venice
Start morning sightseeing in style by PRIVATE BOAT to meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to Burano Island. (B)

Day 5: Venice – Ferrara – Florence
First stop this morning is Ferrara. Stroll past imposing Este Castle to the marble cathedral before continuing through the wooded Apennine Mountains into Tuscany to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Time to wander at whim or to check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry. (B)

Day 6: Florence
Enjoy a walking tour with your Local Guide and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise.” Also visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Exciting optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 7: Florence – Pisa – Nice, France
Focus on Pisa this morning for pictures of its amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Then, a scenic drive past a string of Italian and French Riviera resorts towards the Principality of Monaco. Here, leave the highway for the panoramic Moyenne Corniche. Before arriving in Nice, visit one of the PERFUME FACTORIES for which the area is famous. (B)

Day 8: Nice - Excursion to St. Paul de Vence
This morning, enjoy a highlight visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Then, a lazy afternoon to dabble in the blue Mediterranean or to stroll along the elegant Promenade des Anglais. An optional outing is available tonight to Monte Carlo. (B)

Day 9: Nice – Paris
Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Meet your Local Guide and take the elevator to the second floor of Paris’ most famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Afterwards, why not join an optional drive through the “City of Light?” (B,D)

Day 10: Paris
Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Notre Dame Cathedral, and more. Optional excursions to the Louvre Museum and the lavish baroque Palace of Versailles are available. Tonight, a lively cabaret show might just be the ticket. (B)

Day 11: Paris
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 6 nights in Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence)
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 4 nights in France (Nice, Paris)
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
Special welcome dinner with wine in Rome and a special dinner with wine in Paris    
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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