11 Days / 10 Nights - Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice, Paris
Day 01: Friday - Arrival (D)
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival you will be met and transferred 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 (BLT)
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 chelangelo: the statue of David.
Day 06: Wednesday - Venice (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Florence train station. Board your train to Venice. Enjoy the ride by high-speed train to Venice. The city does not have roads and cars but only boats and canals. It is built on several small islands linked by hundreds of bridges. Arrival late morning and transfer to hotel in the Laguna. Free time to explore Venice on your own. Overnight in Venice.
Day 07: Thursday - Venice (BD)
In the morning visit the classic Venice: S. Marco Square, Doge Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Gran Canal. Free time for lunch. In the Sunset Discover the amazing hand of Venice during the sunset time. Your tour guide will escort you between the venetian "calli" and their "Bacari", the typical and traditional venetian bars to taste the famous "Cicchetti", the typical venetian food. With this suggestive itinerary, you have the possibility to know the charmed Venice between lights, colors and savors. At the end, enjoy a Venetian Dinner.
Day 8: Friday - Paris (B)
Transfer to Venice Airport and flight to Paris. Begin your private 3 nights post-tour to Paris. (from this moment, the tour continue on private basis, without tour escort. The tours included may be private or shared) 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.
Day 9: Saturday - Paris (B)
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.
Day 10: Sunday - Paris (B)
Free time to explore Paris or the near regions. Overnight in Paris.
Day 11: Monday - Depart Paris (B)
Transfer to the airport.