The marvels of European culture are at your fingertips during your custom-tailored tour for seniors through Spain, France, and Italy. From the Royal Palace of Madrid to St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, you will discover indelible grandeur accompanied by expert guides and emphasized by luxurious accommodations. Witness magnificent landmarks, embrace spectacular artworks, and traverse antiquated streets for a mixture of charming authenticity and enchanting exploration.
Madrid – Arrive in Spain’s Charming Capital with an Introductory Tour
The fast-paced city of Madrid will spark with gorgeous greenery that lines the central parks and grand boulevards, which lend quiet retreats for locals that course through the modern metropolis. The city represents the authentic contemporary life of Spain that is packed with mesmerizing energy and captivating cultural attractions. Your flight will land at Madrid Barajas International Airport, where your private transfer will meet you upon arrival and escort you to the luxurious ambiance of your centrally located hotel. Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby eager to introduce you to the fabulous culture and remarkable heritage of Madrid.
Boutique shops and antique movie theaters will line the street, filling it with diverse styles of the twentieth-century architecture. Your guide will offer a contextual history of the boulevard that will recount the importance of its construction as a vision of Spain’s future. The iconic cupola of the Metropolis Building stands above the street at 148 feet tall and shines with 30,000 leaves that were crafted from 24-carat gold.
Madrid – Explore the Spanish Royal Palace and Prado Museum
Barcelona – Travel to Barcelona to View the Barri Gotic and Montjuïc
Barcelona – Follow in the Footsteps of Antonin Gaudi
Avignon – Venture to the Pont du Gard and Visit the Papal Palace
Nice – Discover the Provencal Lavender Fields and Culture
Nice – Enjoy a Free Day Visiting the French Riviera at your Leisure
Florence – Traverse Monaco and the Remarkable City of Pisa
Florence – Delight in a Guided Tour of Historic Churches and Museums
Rome – Visit Charming Orvieto and Orte before Arriving in Rome
Rome – Experience a Full Day Tour of Vatican City and Ancient Rome
Rome – Depart for Home
- Enjoy an immersive tour of Rome’s ancient wonders with a guided visit through the Colosseum
- Discover the Gothic grandeur of fourteenth-century popes during a guided tour of the Palais des Papes in Avignon
- Witness the spectacle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa’s dramatic list during a comprehensive tour of the city’s renowned highlights
- Explore the splendor of the Spanish Royal Palace in Madrid for insight into the history, artistry, and power of the Spanish monarchy
- Venture into the depths of the architectural aesthetic when viewing the La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, which was designed by Antonin Gaudi
- Take pleasure in the French Riviera with time to stroll alongside the beaches of Cannes and traverse the glamorous cobbled lanes of Nice
- Indulge in the artistic splendor that is displayed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and features works like Botticelli’s Birth of Venus
- Marvel at the complex display of European master artists on display in the renowned Prado Museum of Madrid
- Experience the opulent design and remarkable history of Christianity while touring the Vatican
The marvelous landmarks of Europe will inspire you during your 12-day tour through Spain, France, and Italy that is customized for seniors. Your epic, guided journey will take you to the classic destinations along the Mediterranean for spectacular experiences in Madrid, Barcelona, the French Riviera, Florence, and Rome. Whether traversing cobbled lanes in the Gothic Quarter, strolling along the seaside promenade of Nice, peering into the former training grounds of gladiators, or viewing dramatic artwork, you will find grandeur, glamour, and prestige during your elegant tour of Europe.
Your elaborate journey will begin with your arrival in Madrid, Spain, where you will enjoy two nights in the country’s capital city to embrace the distinctive splendor that is found in the contemporary architecture of the Gran Via and elaborate marvels that are displayed in the Royal Palace and Prado Museum. Each time you step onto the boulevards and into the public plazas, you will find a new perspective of authentic local culture. Two nights in Barcelona will provide a different view of Spanish heritage, markedly Catalonian. Guided tours will offer highlights of the rich history that is found in the Gothic Quarter and unique heritage of Montjuïc, which will include impressive cathedrals and an elaborate water show.
You will continue into France where you will begin with one night in Avignon. Before reaching the city, your guide will lead you on a discovery tour of the remaining portion of a Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard. Once in Avignon, you will traverse the remarkable fourteenth-century allure of the preserved cobbled streets, strong defensive walls, and stellar papal palace. You will travel to the French Riviera for two nights by way of the quintessential Provencal countryside. Here, you will delight in the gorgeous colors of traditional lavender fields and embrace the charm of a quiet medieval hilltop village. Wander the beauty of Nice and the luxurious splendors of Cannes at your leisure where you will discover lavish boutique shops and elegant cafésbefore spending time exploring the regal ambiance of Monaco.
Your introduction to Italy will take place in Pisa where you will spend two nights in the Tuscan capital of Florence. Your guided tours in the favored cities will reveal incredible history that will be exemplified by iconic architectural and artistic design such as the Leaning Tower, the Uffizi Gallery, and the renowned Duomo. Venturing to Rome for two nights will first take you to Orvieto for a guided tour of the hilltop Umbrian town’s serene setting and Gothic allure. The village of Orte captures the evolution of Italy as it has changed from medieval city-states to Renaissance republics and eventually a united kingdom. Once in Rome, you will follow your guide on a full day’s tour of the city’s layered history and captivating heritage beginning at the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Your time in Vatican City will reveal the dramatic wealth and power of the Catholic Church for more than a millennium through the artistic and architectural splendor on display. You can extend your time in Italy to allow you to visit Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Make sure your vacation is an unforgettable one by seeing additional Spain, France, and Italy travel ideas.
$4,099 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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