Best of France and Italy in 2 weeks

In France;
Marseille, Avignon, Provence Countryside, and Paris 
In Italy:  Rome, Florence, and Venice.

  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • Centrally located charming hotels
  • All land, airport, and train station transfers included
  • Intercity train tickets 
  • Inside visit museums and ancient sites with skip the line admission
  • All the tours mentioned on the itinerary
  • Small groups 8-12 guests or less per group (private options available)

See the price information, dates and further information below the itinerary

     Daily Tour Program

Traveling to Marseille, France.
Flight tickets are usually organized by the guests.
Let us know if you prefer our assistance in organizing your flight tickets. 

Arrive at Marseille Airport.
Meet up with the transfer men as you come off at the arrivals gate,
transfer to your hotel.  After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Marseille.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up and Go on a panoramic half-day tour starting with the Bay of Cassis. The Gardionle Mountain range, visit the fishing village and harbor in Cassis, back to Marseille Center, and continue on an introductory guided tour of the city with a stop at the basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde.
After the tour, return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight stay in Marseille.

Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 am Meet up at the lobby and depart from Marseille to Avignon
A short coffee stop and free time in Aix-en-Provence.
Arrive in Avignon, check into your hotel.
Free time and rest and refresh
Afternoon, meet up and go on an introductory walking tour of Avignon.
Start with the short hike up to the medieval city walls to get excellent views of the city; visit inside the Pope’s Palace, the largest Gothic palace in Europe, and then towards the town hall, clock tower, and finish up the walking tour with a nice glass of local Côtes du Rhône wine. 
Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring more of Avignon at your own pace.
Your guide will recommend excellent places to dine. 
Overnight in Avignon. 

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up at the lobby and go on a full day Best of Provence tour
Short drove to the beautiful villages of the Luberon and the famous Fontaine de Vaucluse.  ( See the Lavender Fields,) then move over to Gordes, listed as “one of the most beautiful villages in France,” flexible free time to explore.
The next stop will be Les Baux-de-Provence,  located in the Alpilles mountains, which is atop a rocky outcrop that is crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south.  Enjoy exploring and tasting, local wine, and olive oil.
The last stop will be The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water over 50 km (31 mi) to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). The Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges, as well as one of the best-preserved. It was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites in 1985 because of its exceptional preservation, historical importance, and architectural ingenuity.
We will then head back to Avignon. 
Overnight stay. 

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up at the lobby and transfer to Avignon Train Station
09:40 AM Departure from Avignon TGV
Duration 2h 45m TGV INOUI 6112
12:25 AM Arrival in Paris Gare de Lyon
Meet up at the station, transfer to your hotel.
After check-in, rest of the day at leisure.
Optional Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show Ticket with Champagne ( Contact us if interested)
Overnight in Paris.

In the morning, we will continue on the private guided tour to highlights of Paris:
Sites you will visit.
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…
We will then enjoy lunch at Eifel tower.
Then in the afternoon, we will take you to the Louvre Museum where you will enjoy a visiting
Three principal masterpieces include The Venus de Milo, The Winged Victory, and The Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo Da Vinci.
This tour ends at the Louvre. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight in Paris

Breakfast at the hotel
Free day at leisure —
Timely entrance to Louvre Museum – (available on request)
Optional tour to Palace of Versailles – (available on request)
Overnight in Paris.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet up with the driver and transfer to Paris Airport, Short flight to Palermo. 
Arrival in Palermo
As you come off the arrivals gate,  Meet up with the driver to be transferred to your hotel. 
After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, resting and recovering from jet lag. 
Overnight in Palermo.

Breakfast at the hotel
AM – Meeting time to be determined.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for your comprehensive full day tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment. ( with pre-organized skip-the-line admission tickets.)
Free time for lunch,  then in the afternoon we will continue to visit St. Peters Square, Basilica,  the Coliseum (From Inside), and the Roman Forum.
After the tour,  we will return to the hotel, or can always drop you near the Trevi Fountain and or at the Spanish Steps area.
Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel –
Enjoy the day at leisure.
Optional tour to Naples and Pompeii Sites available,  contact us if interested) 
Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel 
Check out from the hotel and head to the train station.
AM Departure from Rome
AM Arrival in Florence. 
Meet up at the station, transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Florence

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with your guide and enjoy the rest of the touring Florence
Start with the Panoramic tour and get good knowledge and view of Florence
Then walking tour of the Historic center Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza Della Signoria,
Palazzo Vecchio
Academia Gallery inside visit to see David.
Florence is famous for its history. 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.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast at the hotel

09:35 am Departure from Florence
11:45 am Arrival in Venice
Meet up at the Station, transfer to your hotel, after check-in Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Venice.

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with the guide and start the day with a guided walking tour combined with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal.  Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a local guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica.

Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreet and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.

St Mark’s Basilica See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto Bridge.

Explore small back streets, narrow passageways, and piazzas, as you learn about historical Venice from your guide.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with the driver (4 hours before your flight departure time)
Transfer to Venice Airport.

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