The Best of Italy & France
Enjoy a leisurely vacation with two-night stays in Rome, Venice, Florence, Nice, and Paris. A special welcome dinner with wine is included at a lively Roman restaurant, as well as guided sightseeing including St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Forum in Rome. In Assisi, visit St. Francis’ Basilica, and a private boat ride is the perfect way to enter Venice, followed by a visit of St. Mark’s Square with its Basilica and the Doges’ Palace. Stop in Ferrara, and admire Este Castle. In Florence, a dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine has been prepared for you. And of course you will admire Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Mediterranean via Pisa and its Leaning Tower, then follow the famous Moyenne Corniche and visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory on your way to Nice on the French Riviera. A highlight visit to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence has been included: explore the quaint streets and the many art galleries, and enjoy a glass of the traditional Pastis at a local café. Travel to Paris by high-speed TGV train, where a special dinner at one of Paris’ attractive restaurants awaits you. During your sightseeing, a visit to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower has been included, for a spectacular view of this amazing city.
ROME Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman ForumASSISI Visit the Basilica of St. FrancisVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationFERRARA Walk along Este Castle to the cathedralFLORENCE [LF] Dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquarePISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerÈZE Visit a perfume factoryNICE Excursion to [LF] St. Paul de Vence and enjoy a glass of PastisNICE–PARIS By high-speed TGV train (first-class)PARISAscend the Eiffel Tower; [LF] a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeingHeadsets throughout the tour
ROME Grand Hotel Beverly Hills (F)VENICE Carlton on the Grand Canal (F)FLORENCE Starhotels Michelangelo (SF)NICE AC Hotel Nice (F)PARIS Marriott Paris Rive Gauche (SF)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 3 special three-course dinners (D) in Rome, Florence, and Paris
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; private boat ride in Venice; high-speed TGV train (first-class)