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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Sip wine in Burgundy, feast on local delicacies in Provence, follow scenic tracks along Italy's Cinque Terre coast and raise your glass to the best of France and Italy. Over 13 well-paced days, travel from Paris to Rome and savour the region's cultural and natural highlights. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of travel and leave you with plenty of free time to explore. Witness the charm of Beaune and Florence's great masterpieces, relax on the beach and fall in love with the beauty of this region.

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EFIA.A/201609
  • Starts: Paris, France
  • Finishes: Rome, Italy
You will Visit
  • Paris
  • Beaune
  • Avignon
  • Nice
  • Riomaggiore
  • Monterosso al Mare
  • Florence
  • Rome

Itinerary

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Day 1: Paris

Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

We recommended arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. The "City of Lights" is unlike any other place on earth. Known for its glorious monuments, museums, and markets, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, Montmartre to the Marais, Paris has something for everyone. Discover for yourself Paris' “je ne sais quoi.”

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Day 2: Paris/Beaune

Travel to Beaune and enjoy an included local wine tasting. Wander the town, shop, eat and, opt to visit the famous Hospices.
Take a short walk into the historic centre, and enjoy a winetasting as an introduction to the region's famous vintages.

In the evening, opt for a dinner with the group here in the heart of one of France's most distinguished culinary and wine-producing regions, Burgundy.

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Day 3: Beaune

With free time opt for a trip to nearby Dijon or visit the famous Hospices de Beaune. For a little more activity, head out into the countryside by bike or on foot to visit the vineyards.
Opt to visit Dijon, famous not only for its mustard, but for world-class museums and handsome architecture. There, or in Beaune, you can take a mustard tasting tour and learn about production, regulations, and taste some samples.

For a little more activity, explore the countryside around the Cote d'Or vineyards by bike or on foot. Stay closer to town and explore the famous Hospices de Beaune or visit one of the other wineries in the town centre.

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Day 4: Beaune/Avignon

Travel south to Avignon in the heart of the Provence region. Visit the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet in this enchanting city.
There's plenty of time to explore the spectacular walled medieval town of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This charming city boasts pretty tree-lined squares bustling with cafés and restaurants. Try some mouth-watering Provençal cuisine. Bon appétit!




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Day 5: Avignon

Enjoy a free day to explore the city or go further afield. Nearby options include the Pont du Gard, the town of Orange, or the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Day 6: Avignon/Nice

Travel to the Riviera town of Nice. Soak in the sparkling blue waters and explore the charming streets of the old town centre.
With free time, wander in the cobblestone streets, visit the museums and beaches, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera.

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Day 7: Nice

Enjoy a free day to explore Nice or head down the coast to Monaco and Monte Carlo.
Spend a free day with an included coastal train ticket. Use the full day ticket to travel up and down the Riviera, stopping off at different towns, or head straight to Monaco and Monte Carlo to see what all the fuss is about.

Stroll its manicured streets and whisk up its network of lifts and escalators, passing palaces, lush gardens, and, of course, the famous Monte Carlo casino, en route.

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Day 8: Nice/Riomaggiore

Spend the day travelling along the beautiful coastlines of France and Italy to reach Riomaggiore, part of the Cinque Terre.
Spend two nights by the stunning Cinque Terre National Park, where five little villages are built into the rocks between the beach and the hills. Hike, swim, indulge in the local delicacies like Focaccia and fresh seafood, and watch amazing Mediterranean sunsets.

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Day 9: Riomaggiore/Monterosso al Mare

Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit the charming, colourful towns along the way.
The national park pass and daily unlimited train ticket is included. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own. Choose to rest in each of the 5 villages, sampling delicacies in each place, such as local pesto, espresso, or delicious gelato.

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Day 10: Riomaggiore/Florence

Visit the leaning tower of Pisa en route to Florence. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Head east by train to Pisa, where we stop for a visit to the Field of Miracles to see the famous leaning tower (entrance fee not included). Then, travel on to the heart of Tuscany— Florence.

Take an evening walk (weather permitting) up to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most famous and photographed vista of the city.

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Day 11: Florence

Enjoy a free day in Florence. Opt to see the statue of David, wander the Uffizi, or swing by some shopping stalls.

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Day 12: Florence/Rome

Travel to Rome for an orientation walk of the Eternal City. Get the lay of the land before exploring for a full day.

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Day 13: Rome

Depart at any time.
We recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience all that this magnificent city has to offer.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-On: Burgundy Wine Tasting, Beaune
    • Market visit
    • Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet visit (Avignon)
    • Beach time on the French Riviera
    • Monaco day trip
    • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket and CEO accompanied hike
    • Pisa visit (half-day)
    • Piazzale Michelangelo evening visit (Florence)
    • Rome orientation walk
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (12 nts)
    • 10 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Public bus, train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Wander through charming medieval cities and glorious countrysides
  • Taste fine wines and local delicacies
  • Soak up the classic European culture
  • Explore modern day and ancient Rome