April 2022 / November 2022
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
WELCOME TO ROME!
Transfer from airport to hotel. You will receive information for the start of your circuit in the afternoon or this will be on the informative signs in the hotel reception.
19:00 h. Transfer to the Via Cavour area, a great introduction to Rome where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
price included) and Vatican City. Evening transfer to the Trastevere area.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city , which will be
a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter the tiny state of the
Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world.
You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum , the principal symbol of Rome.
This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in
time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire.
In the evening we provide
a transfer to Trastevere
area. A stroll
in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as
some modest mediaeval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects
or scenes of daily life. Many
trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with
the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants
serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return
HIGHLIGHTS: Little train in Pisa.
07.30 hrs.- Rome -departure-. We travel to the north of Italy, beautiful scenery en route. Stop at freeway service area.
12.00 hrs.- Pisa -Arrival-. We include a little train from the tourist parking to the monumental site or Field of Miracles where the popular Leaning Tower is located.
13.30 hrs- Pisa. Departure. The stage that follows is of extraordinary scenic beauty.
15.00 hrs- Sestri Levante- Short stop to enjoy this small tourist town by the sea.
16.00 hrs-Sestri Levante- Departure. Continue to the French Riviera.
21.00 hrs. - Nice. -Arrival. Lodging (sometimes accommodation can be provided in a nearby town on the French Riviera).
Note: In some occasions, if the number of travelers is very limited, a part of the tour can be done by train. In these cases lunch may be provided in the city of Rapallo.
Distancia efectuada: 290 Km
Paisajes: Hoy conocemos la Costa Azul y el Mediterráneo en Francia.
Antes de salir, breve tiempo en Niza para disfrutar del Paseo de los Ingleses.
10.00 hrs- Niza, salida. Viajamos entre impresionantes paisajes. En ruta haremos una parada para descubrir las técnicas de fabricación tradicional de perfumes .
10.45 hrs-Mónaco. Llegada a este principado independiente, el segundo país más pequeño del mundo (tras el Vaticano). Podremos pasear por el antiguo barrio de “Le Rocher” donde se encuentra el Palacio de los Príncipes.
12.00 hrs- Mónaco, salida. Continuamos recorriendo la Costa Azul francesa, en el litoral mediterráneo, uno de los centros mundiales del turismo.
14.00 hrs.- Saint Tropez. Llegada a una de las joyas del turismo de la costa que ha recibido a incontables personajes famosos pero que sin embargo, mantiene sus encantos tradicionales. En su viejo puerto de pescadores podemos contemplar algunos de los yates mas lujosos del mundo. Tiempo para pasear y almorzar.
15.30 hrs- Saint Tropez, salida.
17.45 hrs- Marsella. Llegada a la la segunda ciudad de Francia tras París, ciudad portuaria de la Provenza de grandes contrastes. Aquí podrá pasear por su parte alta, nostálgico y decadente, las grandes avenidas decimonónicas o las playas. Recomendamos que se acerque a conocer el vibrante “Vieux port” (puerto antiguo).
We will set off from Lyon and head to the Burgundy region. We stop at TOURNUS, a quaint little town with an imposing stone gate and a large abbey. After that, we will travel to BEAUNE. Time to have lunch and do a little exploring through the wine capital of Burgundy. We recommend you to visit the wine museum or the historic hospice. Next, we will visit the CASTLE OF SAVIGNY situated in the heart of this winemaking region. The castle was built in the 15th century and houses some extraordinary museums (museum of motorbikes, racing cars, planes and helicopters!). We continue to DIJON, capital of Burgundy, which boasts of lively streets as well as numerous medieval and Renaissance buildings, among which, the palace of the dukes stands out.
We leave Dijon for FONTENAY ABBEY, a world heritage site, where we include admission to this Cistercian centre. After this, a stop in SEMUR EN AUXOIS, a medieval city surrounded by impressive walls. Still in Burgundy, we will have time for lunch and a stroll in VEZELAY, one of France’s most beautiful villages, where its immense basilica was one of the starting points of the Way of St James. In the afternoon we continue our route to PARIS. Arrival mid-afternoon.
Early in the morning, we will leave for Versailles, the immense palace of the kings of France. After that, we will return to Paris at lunch time where we provide a transfer to the Montmartre district. We will ascend by funicular to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Thisneighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets… Sit down for lunch and enjoy a magical atmosphere. Then, a scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris will take place. Return to hotel.
We go to the centre of Paris, starting by the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket included) . Then, we enjoy a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day.