10 Days / 9 Nights - Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Cinqueterre & Cote Azur & Provence
Day 01: Friday - Arrive Rome (D)
Welcome to Italy!. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tour Leader and your travel companion at the Bar of the hotel. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.
Day 02: Saturday - Heart of Rome & Vatican (B)
Meet your assistant in the lobby and walk to Piazza Navona, where you will start your exploration of 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.
Day 03: Sunday - Siena (BT)
Meet your tour guide at hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence by private coach. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. En route stop in Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. Upon arrival, enjoy a "farmer lunch": "Original Tuscan Food: wine tasting with cheese and salami. After lunch, free time to explore the city. At the end, continue to your final destination. Before arrival, stop in a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Florence. Free time for dinner. Overnight in Florence.
Day 04: Monday - Optional Tours (B)
The day is free at leisure. There are many optional tours available. Overnight in Florence.
Day 05: Tuesday - Florence (B)
Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city: visit the fresh market of San Lorenzo where is possible to find the 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. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci,
Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. 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. Tuscan Dinner with a sunset walking. This moment of the day is spectacular and the great to shoot your photos. Overnight in Florence.
Day 06: Wednesday - Cinqueterre (B)
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 may be private or shared) 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.
Day 07: Thursday - Montecarlo (B)
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.
Day 08: Friday - Nice (B)
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.
Day 09: Saturday - Provence (B)
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, designershops 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 theold 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 flowersweets 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.
Day 10: Sunday - Depart Nice (B)
Transfer to the Nice Airport.