France & Italy Adventure    *alt*

15 days, from £1954
G Adventures
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Description

Sip wine in Burgundy, feast on local delicacies in Provence, experience fashionable Milan, float down the canals of Venice and raise your glass to the best of France and Italy. Over 15 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.

What's Included: Hands-On: Burgundy Wine Tasting, Beaune. Orientation walk in Paris. Free time to explore Paris. Local Burgundy wine tasting in Beaune. Free time to explore Burgundy. Visit to Pope's Palace and Pont Saint-B?n?zet. Free time to explore the French Riviera. Orientation walk in Milan, Venice, and Rome. Piazzele Michelangelo Walk. Pisa visit. Traditional Roman meal. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Highlights: Wander through charming medieval cities and glorious countrysides, taste French fine wines and local delicacies, soak up the classic European culture, explore modern day and ancient Rome

Group Size Notes: Max 16, avg 12.

Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Meals: Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Transport: Public bus, train, walking.

Minimum Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Max Pax: 15

Travel Style:Classic

Physical Grading:2 - Light

Itinerary


 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 Paris (1B)

After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk caf?s or grand boulevards.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk


 Day 3 Paris/Beaune (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Burgundy Wine Tasting

Transport:
Most routes require a change in Dijon.
Local train


 Day 4 Beaune (1B)

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.


 Day 5 Beaune/Avignon (1B)

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 caf?s and restaurants. Try some mouth-watering Proven?al cuisine. Bon app?tit!

Included Activities:
Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace)
Pont d'Avignon (St B?nezet) Visit

Transport:
Local train


 Day 6 Avignon (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore this Proven?al town, known as one of the most beautiful in the region, or go further afield. Nearby options include the Pont du Gard, the town of Orange, or the wine region of Ch?teauneuf-du-Pape.


 Day 7 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:
Local train


 Day 8 Nice/Milan

Transfer from Nice to Milan. Enjoy free time in Milan on arrival.

Additional Notes:
Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Transport:
Private Vehicle


 Day 9 Milan/Venice (1B)

After an orientation walk of Milan, set out on your own explore the fashion capital of Italy. Opt to see Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper before travelling to Venice by train in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Local train


 Day 10 Venice (1B)

After an orientation walk, set out to explore. Opt for a vaporetto (water taxi) ride to the islands of Murano and Burano, take a gondola under the Ponte Rialto (Bridge of Lovers), explore the Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, or get lost in the twisting maze of the city.


 Day 11 Venice/Florence (1B)

After enjoying the morning in Venice, travel to the capital of Tuscany, Florence. Opt to visit the stunning Duomo, or the famous Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

Included Activities:
Piazzale Michelangelo Walk

Transport:
Local train


 Day 12 Florence (1B)

Visit the Uffizi Gallery or the Medici Chapels. Take a break at Piazza della Signoria with a gelato or an espresso (or both - did someone say affogato?) before hitting lively Piazza San Lorenzo to bargain for discounted woolen and leather goods.

Opt to catch a local bus or train to nearby Siena to see more of what this province has to offer.


 Day 13 Florence/Rome (1B)

Head to Pisa by local train and spend time at the famous leaning tower. Continue on to Rome by train taking in the coastal views.

Included Activities:
Pisa Visit

Transport:
Local train
Local train


 Day 14 Rome (1B, 1D)

Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk


 Day 15 Rome (1B)

We recommend booking post-tour accommodation to fully experience all that this magnificent city has to offer.


Dates and Prices

DatePrice
Fri 20-Dec-2019£2,299

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