Best of Italy and France
21 Day tour

Departs on Every Sunday

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Program:

- Sunday - Day 1 - Arrival in Rome
BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing 
about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Rome on your own. Overnight in Rome - 



- Monday - Day 2 - Rome - (B)


In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for your comprehensive tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's the Last Judgment. 

After that, we will continue on to visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.
Overnight in Rome -

- Tuesday - Day 3 – Rome – (B)
Breakfast at the hotel – Enjoy the day at leisure.
Optional half day walking tour to public markets and cooking lesson – more info >>>>>
Overnight in Rome.

- Wednesday - Day 4 - Rome Naples - Pompeii - Rome - (B/L)

In the morning, depart from Rome on a scenic drive to Naples, upon arrival will continue on a panoramic tour of this beautiful city.
Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Naples has long been a major cultural centre with a global sphere of influence, particularly during the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras. In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous culturally and historically significant sites to visit.
Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant then we will spend the afternoon visiting the Ancient site of Pompeii.
The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city located close to Naples
Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Pompeii has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular attractions of Italy.
Afternoon departure from Naples to Rome,
Overnight in Rome.

- Thursday - Day 5 - Rome to Florence - (B)
In the morning, depart from Rome on a scenic drive to Florence, on the way we will stop and visit Assisi and Siena
Assisi has had a rich tradition of art through the centuries and is now home to a number of well known artistic works
As well as walking and exploring, you will visit the The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi (of St Francis).
Siena The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval city scape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.
Departure for our final destination, upon arrival you will check in and spend the night in Florence.

- Friday - Day 6 - Florence - (B)
After breakfast we will be spending most of the day exploring Florence and surroundings
Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Age.
] It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.[8] The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.
See the Leaning Tower of Pisa : is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side.
Overnight in Florence.

- Saturday - Day 7 - Florence to Venice - (B)
In the morning, depart from Florence on a fast train to Venice. upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
After check in you will have free time to refresh and rest then in the afternoon we will take you on a short introductory
walking tour of the city.

Walk from Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) to the Rialto Bridge, before you take to the waterways of the majestic city, during
your walk your guide will inform you about all the sites you see and give you a good introductory to this magical city.
We will end the tour with a 35 minute Gondola ride.
Then you will spend the leisurely evening. Overnight in Venice.

- Sunday - Day 8 - Venice - (B)

Day at leisure --- Overnight in Venice.

Venice : is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.
It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.
Overnight in Venice.

- Monday - Day 9 – Departure from Venice to Paris – (B)
We will provide a transfer to Venice airport for your flight to Paris
Upon arrival in Paris airport, meet our representative for your transfer to your hotel,
Free afternoon free to relax or to explore this magic city on your own, Overnight stay in Paris.

- Tuesday - Day 10 - Paris - (b)
In the morning we will start our tour on visiting highlights of Paris :
 Eifel Tower & Trocadéro (photo stop), the Opera house, Notre-Dame (photo stop), Concorde Square, Vendôme Square, the Louvre, the Seine River banks, the Invalides, Madeleine church, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe...
Then we will go on Seine river cruise and lunch will be served on board.
Afternoon at leisure - ( optional afternoon tour to Louvre Museum , mention to us if interested)
Overnight in Paris.

- Wednesday - Day 11 - Paris - (b)
Breakfast at the hotel --- Day at leisure.
Optional available tours, contact us if you are interested in any of them.
* Versailles Palace and Gardens
* Day trip to Champagne region
* Day trip to Disney Land
* Customize private tour at your choice
Overnight in Paris.

- Thursday - Day 12 – Paris to Avignon – (B)
In the morning you will depart from Paris on a TGV train to Avignon. 
Upon arrival, you will be met at Avignon train station and transferred to your hotel, after check in you will have a free day to enjoy and explore. Overnight stay in Avignon.

- Friday - Day 13 – Avignon – (B/L)
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and go on a day to explore Provence
You will visit the Famous Pont du Gard bridge,  Village of Les Baux de Provence, 
You will then visit a Lavender museum with distillation demonstration, then we will continue on to visiting small villages of this region. 
After the tour you will return to your hotel and be dropped at the town center. 
Overnight in Avignon.

- Saturday - Day 14 – Avignon to Madrid - (b)
Per your flight departure time,  we will provide a transfer to Avignon Airport and depart on a flight to Madrid.

- Sunday – Day 15 – Arrival in Madrid -
Arrival in Madrid, meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel,
After check in you will have the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Madrid.

- Monday – Day 16 – Arrival in Madrid -
Today we will take you on a guided tour of the city.  
After a panoramic city tour we will visit the famous Prado museum.
Prado museum is one the best Museums in Europe, you will see Spanish Royal Art Collection, and see the art work of some famous masters like El Greco, Goya, Rubens and Titian, you will then have the afternoon at leisure.  
Overnight stay in Madrid.

 - Tuesday - Day 17 - Madrid to Seville - (B/D)
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and start the day with a scenic drive to Seville
On the way we will stop and visit Cordoba.
Córdoba has the second largest Old town in Europe, the largest urban area in the world declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The most important building and symbol of the city, the Great Mosque of Córdoba and current cathedral, alongside the Roman bridge, are the best known facet of the city. Other Roman remains include the Roman Temple, the Theatre, Mausoleum, the Colonial Forum, the Forum Adiectum, an amphitheater and the remains of the Palace of the Emperor Maximian in the Archaeological site of Cercadilla, among others.
We will then depart from Cordoba and go on a scenic drive down to Seville where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Seville.

- Wednesday - Day 18 – Seville – (B/D)
After breakfast you will have the day at leisure in Seville.
Seville contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. The Seville harbor, located about 50 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain
Seville became one of the economic center of the Spanish Empire as its port monopolized the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación (House of Trade) wielded its power, opening a Golden Age of arts and literature. In 1519,Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth. 
( optional Flamenco show in Seville)
Overnight in Seville.

- Thursday – Day 19 – Seville to Granada – (B/D)
In the morning we will depart from Seville and go on a scenic drive to Granada,  upon arrival we visit Alhambra and Generallife Gardens
The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain. 
The Almohad influence on architecture is preserved in the area of the city called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction.
Rest of the day at leisure--  Overnight in Granada.

- Friday - Day 20 – Granada to Madrid  (B/D)
In the morning we will depart from Granada and drive up North to Madrid, on the way we will stop and visit Toledo.
UNESCO declared Toledo a World Heritage Site in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.

Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical coexistence of Christians, Muslims and Jews. In 1085, the city fell to Alfonso VI of Castile as the first major city in the Christian Reconquista. Toledo has a history in the production of bladed weapons, which are now popular souvenirs of the city.
After visiting Toledo we will drive to Madrid for the night.
Overnight in Madrid.

- Saturday – Day 21 – Departure from Madrid – (B)
After breakfast we will provide a transfer to Madrid airport

Program ends

Total cost _____ Euros per person in a double room & ____ Euros in a single room

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Price includes
* All hotels (Superior Class centrally located hotels)
* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* Train tickets from Rome to Venice
* Flight tickets from Venice to Paris
* Train tickets from Paris to Avignon
* Train tickets from Avignon to Paris
* Flight tickets from Paris to Madrid
* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* All of the tours that are mentioned in the itinerary
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes
* International flight tickets to Rome
* International flight tickets from Paris to your next destination
* Optional tours in Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris

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