St Peter's Cathedral in Rome, Italy

European Senior Tour of Italy and France

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

France, Italy

Places Visited

Rome, Florence, Bologna, Monterosso...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

During this luxurious, 12-day vacation to Italy, you can indulge in mouthwatering chocolates, enjoy spectacular views, and experience the magnificent culture of Italy and France. The marvels of Italy and France will come to light during your custom-tailored, seniors tour of Europe, which will immerse you in its cafe culture, the captivating prestige of Vatican City, and the majestic collection of artworks that are on display in the Louvre. Travel from Rome to Paris to uncover ancient ruins, elegant...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the fascinating details of Michelangelo’s Pieta, which can be found in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Indulge in the delectable flavor of authentic prosciutto di Parma when visiting a family-run prosciutto farm in Emilia Romagna
  • Delight in the tasty flavors of chocolate, pastries, and a classic kouignettes during a Confections Tour of Paris
  • Discover the magnificent works of Renaissance artists that are on display in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Delight in a visit to the Leaning Tower when touring Pisa’s renowned Piazza dei Miracoli
  • Explore the treasured villages along the Italian Riviera and the protruding bridge at Dolceacqua
  • View the amazing work of Mark Chagall in the Marc Chagall National Museum when traversing the elegant streets of Nice
  • Marvel at the magnificent collection of art and archeological artifacts from around the Mediterranean during a private tour of the Louvre Museum
  • Learn how to make perfume and delight in the enjoyable aromas of a perfume factory in the charming village of Eze

Detailed Description

The drama of Italy and France will highlight the splendors of history and culture during your luxurious, 12-day tour of France and Italy, which will allow you to bask in the flavors of traditional gastronomy and celebrate the brilliant flavors of the regions. You will be provided with an immersive tour of the Italian Riviera and the gorgeous palaces that can be found along the elegant streets of Nice. You can also indulge in the favored flavors of Parisian chocolate as you wander the medieval arcades of Bologna.

Your adventure in Europe will begin with your arrival at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, where your private transfer will escort you to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. You will have two nights to explore the treasures of the Eternal City, which will showcase its telling past and architectural brilliance with its monuments, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. After traveling to Florence, you will be led to the hilltop town of Orvieto, where the town’s Gothic cathedral offers a glimpse of shimmering frescoes. Once in Florence, you will have two nights to discover the history, art, and beauty that emanates from the city’s marvels, such as the Duomo and the artworks of the Uffizi and Accademia galleries.

The splendor of Italy will continue to reveal itself to you when you arrive in Bologna to celebrate the gastronomy of the Emilia Romagna. During your time in the region, you will explore the skyline of its medieval architecture in addition to uncovering the quintessential flavors of prosciutto di Parma when visiting a family farm. With two nights on the Italian Riviera, you will visit Pisa for insight into the magnificent architecture that can be found at the Sacred Field and Leaning Tower before enjoying the delicious, seaside charms of Cinque Terre. Here, you can follow the trails or ride the train between Monterosso to Riomaggiore. In the village of Dolceacqua, you can wander through the main street to experience its charismatic ambiance and unique bridge before crossing the border into France.

You will have two nights in Nice that will celebrate the beauty of the Cote d’Azur. You will be provided with time to explore the Old Town Nice and the beautiful villages around the French Riviera, such as the hilltop village of Eze. Afterward, you will travel by high-speed train to Paris for two nights. You can embrace your introduction to Paris with a confectionary tour of the St. Germain neighborhood and a private tour that will highlight the grandeur of the city’s monuments from the Eiffel Tower to the marvels of the Louvre Museum.

Starting Price

$4,291 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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