Classic: France & Italy Adventure (EFIA)
Countries Visited: France, Italy, Monaco Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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
Sip wine in Burgundy, feast on local delicacies in Provence, follow scenic tracks along Italys 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 regions 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 Florences great masterpieces, relax on the beach and fall in love with the beauty of this region.
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|Day 1||Paris||Day 1 Paris|
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." Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Beaune||Day 2 Paris/Beaune (1B)|
Take a short walk into the historic centre, and enjoy a winetasting as an introduction to the regions famous vintages. In the evening, opt for a dinner with the group here in the heart of one of Frances most distinguished culinary and wine-producing regions, Burgundy. Included Activities: Burgundy Wine Tasting Transport: Most routes require a change in Dijon. Local train (2.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||Beaune||Day 3 Beaune|
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 dOr 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.
|Day 4||Avignon||Day 4 Beaune/Avignon|
Theres 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 caFes and restaurants. Try some mouth-watering ProvenCal cuisine. Bon appEtit! Additional Notes: Please note, on some departures the trip will visit Avignon and include the Palais des Papes and the Pont St Benezet as scheduled, but will actually stay overnight in the nearby historic cities of Nimes or Arles. Included Activities: Palais des Papes (Popes Palace) Pont dAvignon (St BEnezet) Visit Transport: Local train (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Avignon||Day 5 Avignon (1B)|
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 ChAteauneuf-du-Pape.
|Day 6||Nice||Day 6 Avignon/Nice (1B)|
With free time, wander in the cobblestone streets, visit the museums and beaches, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera. Transport: Train (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 7||Nice||Day 7 Nice (1B)|
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. Included Activities: French Riviera Train Ticket
|Day 8||Riomaggiore||Day 8 Nice/Riomaggiore (1B)|
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. Transport: Travel down the coast with train changes along the way. Local train (7.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Monterosso al Mare||Day 9 Riomaggiore/Monterosso al Mare (1B)|
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. Included Activities: National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike Transport: Local train (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 10||Florence||Day 10 Riomaggiore/Florence (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Pisa Visit Piazzale Michelangelo Walk Transport: Local train (1.50 hour(s)) Local train (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 11||Florence||Day 11 Florence (1B)|
Enjoy a free day in Florence. Opt to see the statue of David, wander the Uffizi, or swing by some shopping stalls.
|Day 12||Rome||Day 12 Florence/Rome (1B)|
Travel to Rome for an orientation walk of the Eternal City. Get the lay of the land before exploring for a full day. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local train (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 13||Rome||Day 13 Rome (1B)|
We recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience all that this magnificent city has to offer.
Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.