Fontainebleau Palace and park outside Paris in spring

Romantic Escape to France, Spain & Italy Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Spain, France, Italy, Vatican City

Places Visited

Paris, Fontainebleau, Cannes, Barcelona...

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Suggested Duration

16 Days

From the French Riviera to Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Paris, Barcelona, and Rome, this is a romantic journey crossed three superlative countries. Think chocolate tasting, Catalan dining, Michelangelo’s frescos, colorful houses on the coast and wine chateaux in the mountains. The pace is relaxed – three days each in five destinations – and there’s always a new place to walk hand in hand.

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge on the French Riviera, including a day in Cannes and a day of wine tasting at different chateaux
  • Celebrate in style with three days in Barcelona, a city of superlative architecture and cuisine
  • Surround yourself with legends in Ancient Rome, your hotel in the middle of the history
  • Start the vacation in Paris, the most romantic city of them all
  • Relax on Italy’s coastline with three nights around Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast where colorful old-world towns are draped above the water
  • Go chocolate tasting, walk the Seine and spend a day in Fontainebleau
  • Stand beneath Vesuvius, spend a day in Naples and explore the art of the Vatican
  • High-speed train journeys provide a window onto France and Italy, with direct flights used for international travel

Detailed Description

The romance flows in Europe’s great cities. You will stroll along the River Seine, Parisian neighborhoods, and the cobbles of Ancient Rome. In Barcelona, you will experience the food, the architecture, the atmosphere of centuries past. It wouldn’t be a romantic vacation in Europe without time on the Mediterranean. Lounge on the promenades of the French Riviera, where al fresco terraces look out onto lulling yachts. Gaze into the water from the cliffs of Sorrento, where colorful houses meet the sunset. This itinerary has been handcrafted for those seeking romance in old-world Europe. With three days each in five different destinations, you have time to take it slow and explore at the pace that romance deserves.

Your hotels are centrally located, close to legendary sights but tucked away, often on cobbled streets. Travel from Paris to Nice by high-speed train, crossing most of France in just five hours, a beautiful journey for a picnic and a view. Rome to Naples is also by train, a window onto landscapes you would miss by flying. The other destinations are connected by direct flights. Local guides lead the discovery in each destination, introducing you to their cities and taking you out to nearby wonders – the Palace of Fontainebleau, Cannes, Montserrat, Pompeii and so many other places that await your discovery.

Start with three days in Paris. Go chocolate tasting in Saint-Germain, soak up the iconic sights, dine in local bistros and take a day trip to Fontainebleau. In Nice, you spend the evenings lounging on the French Riviera, with a day in Cannes and a day in mountain vineyards. Barcelona is another city for romantic dining. Indulge in the food and the architecture, hear the choir singing in Montserrat, and find more promenades to walk. You’re surrounded by legends in Rome – The Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain – and have a day dedicated to Vatican City and its art. Tour Naples on route to your final stop, the cliffside town of Sorrento. Sunset colors reflect off the Mediterranean, and you settle into a final three nights of amorous luxury, just the two of you in one of Europe’s grandest destinations.

Starting Price

$4,203 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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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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