French & Italian Delights

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Days

Description

Stay

day 1

ARRIVAL IN ROME: Arrive at Rome airport. Get transferred to your hotel. Check in. Relax.

Rome

day 2

VATICAN, COLOSSEUM & ANCIENT ROME TOUR: Begin your day at the Vatican Museums, avoiding the long wait outside with skip-the-line entry. Your guide leads you through the museums and shows you the grand fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance in Rome. Wander through the colourful Raphael Rooms—known for walls covered in Raphael's immortal frescoes—and step into the Sistine Chapel to get a first hand view of the glorious ceiling painted by Michelangelo. From there, make your way into the vast nave of St. Peter's Basilica to discover this sacred pilgrimage site and place of worship. In the afternoon, your exploration resumes as you uncover the archaeological treasures of ancient Rome. Imagine the clashing swords of gladiators and the drama of maritime battles on the arena floor of the Colosseum, and then stroll in the footsteps of Roman citizens as you walk through the Roman Forum to see its temples, streets, and centuries-old gathering places. Your final stop is at Palatine Hill, where you can roam among the ruined foundations of imperial palaces as you look out over the city from this lofty vantage point.Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point. Tour duration: Full day.

Rome

day 3

ROME - VENICE: Reach Rome train station on your own and board your train to Venice. Upon arrival in Venice, make your own way to the hotel. Check in.

Venice

day 4

HALF DAY TOUR TO MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO: After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives in Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here we stop for around 40 minutes to visit to one of the factories. The second stop is at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colours. The stop will last about 30 minutes. Then after a short cruise, we reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. The stop will be for about 30 minutes then we return to St.Mark's Square. Tour ending times are approximate, as the tour might last slightly longer at times, especially during summer season. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point. Tour duration: 4.5 hours approx. VENICE - PARIS: Make your own way to Venice train station and board your train to Paris.

Overnight sleeper train

day 5

ARRIVAL IN PARIS: Arrive at Paris train station. Make your own way to the hotel. Check in and Relax. PARIS 2 DAYS HOP-ON-HOP-OFF TOUR: Discover all the romance, history, and atmosphere of the French capital on an open-air double-decker bus. Explore the City of Light at your own pace, scoping out world-famous monuments like Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower and hopping off to get a closer look at Parisian landmarks. Jump into a seat on the breezy top deck or comfortable interior of a double-decker sightseeing bus, the perfect vehicle for getting a lay of the land and zipping between must-visit sites. As you ride along, gazing out the windows at elegant architecture and enchanting districts, listen to engaging and insightful commentary about Paris past and present. Cruise past the well-heeled shoppers on the Champs-Elysées, and hop off if you'd like to stroll across the Seine to look up at the Eiffel Tower among the picnickers on the Champ de Mars. Alternatively, sit back for the entire loop and relax as you take in panoramic views of the capital’s sights. If you're ready to stretch your legs, head to Notre-Dame for a walking tour through the historic heart of the city. SEINE RIVER CRUISE: Sail along the banks of the River Seine, passing under magnificent bridges and spotting legendary sights such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, the palatial architecture of the Louvre, and the filigreed ironwork of the Eiffel Tower. As you drift between landmarks, listen to engaging commentary about the City of Light. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point. Tour duration: 1 hour approx.

Paris

day 6

EIFFEL TOWER SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR: Start your tour across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower at Trocadero Plaza, where shutterbugs gather to snap their own image of this iconic structure. Listen to your guide share stories about its construction, timed to coincide with the 1889 World's Fair, and then stroll over the Pont d'Iéna to the Eiffel Tower's iron-shrouded base. Continue past the long queues and head straight to the second-storey observation deck, where you can take in sweeping views of Paris while your guide points out nearby sights, from the curving bends of the Seine River to the people-packed lawns of the Champ de Mars. Part ways with your guide and linger a bit longer enjoying the views, or head up to the top floor on your own for a lofty look at the City of Lights. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point. Tour duration: 1.5 – 3 hours approx.

Paris

day 7

RETURN: Get transferred to airport and board your flight back home with wonderful memories.

 

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Hotels

2 Nights | Rome | Venetia Palace | Standard room with breakfast
1 Night | Venice | Carlton on the Grand Canal | Standard room with breakfast
1 Night | Onboard overnight sleeper train
2 Nights | Paris | Mercure Paris Bastille Marais Hotel | Standard room with breakfast

Intercity Transport

Rome – Venice | High speed train ticket
Venice – Paris | Overnight sleeper train ticket

Transfers

Rome airport – Rome hotel | Private transfers
Paris hotel – Paris airport | Private transfers

Sightseeing

Vatican tour
Colosseum & Ancient Rome tour
Murano, Burano & Torcello tour
Paris 2 Days Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
Seine river cruise
Eiffel Tower Skip-the-line Tour

Visa

Schengen tourist visa assistance only (Actual visa fee not included)

Travel Insurance

100000 USD travel cover for 7 days

Exclusions

International Flights
Visa fee
City taxes in hotels
Transfers to and from train stations
Transfers to and from sightseeing start points
Meals (Lunch & dinner)
Anything not mentioned explicitly in Inclusions

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