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Whether you want to travel to France or travel to Italy. Central Holidays has the best Europe vacation deals. Discover Paris, Nice, Florence, and Rome, cities that have inspired artists, designers, and writers for generations. This thirteen day program encourages travelers to reflect on and develop their own artistic appreciations for the monuments, palaces, and landscapes that have made these cities living masterpieces. Start in Paris, "The City of Lights", and see the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera House, Champs-Elysees, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Take an optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles, a royal chateau to French monarchs for over a hundred years. Then move on to Nice, a bright coastal city on the French Riviera and playground to the rich and famous. Your Voyage from Nice by rail will afford you the opportunity to soak in vistas of the Italian Riviera as they make their way to Florence. The heart of the Italian renaissance, Florence is an art lover's dream. Here, travelers' art journey will culminate at the Academy of the Fine Arts where they will see Michelangelo's David statue. On to Rome, then, to experience the liveliness and world famous attractions in Italy's capital city. An optional day excursion to Pompeii or the Amalfi Coast will give visitors a chance to experience Italy's Campania region, renowned for its cuisine, music, art, and archeological, before concluding your trip.


Day 1 - Paris

Arrival in Paris. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure to explore Paris, the magnificent capital of France. Packed with monuments, museums, art, nightlife, eateries and shops, Paris remains - in spite of all the cliches - one of the most inspiring cities in the world.

Day 2 - Paris

Your included morning city tour features the Arc de Triomphe, Opera House, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and much more. There is so much to see and do in Paris, a city so aptly called the City of Lights, where exciting evening outings are a must. (B)

Day 3 - Paris

Full day at leisure to enjoy the warmth and charm of a traditional French bistro or to take an optional excursion to Versailles. (B)

Day 4 - Paris/Nice

Tours to FranceThis morning board your train to Nice. Located in the heart of one of the world's most highly prized regions, it offers a rich history and a wonderfully mild sunny climate. Check-in at your hotel. (B)

Day 5 - Nice

Today enjoy a full day excursion along the Cote d'Azur. A world of romantic hill towns with cobblestone streets leading to modest hamlets and ancient chateaux waiting for you. (B)

Day 6 - Nice

 Travel Packages to FranceFull day at leisure to visit on your own the many outdoor markets, parks and beautiful museums this lovely city has to offer. (B)

Day 7 - Nice/Florence

This morning board your train to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Check-in at your hotel. (B)

Day 8 - Florence

 tours to ItalyYour morning tour will take you on a discovery of the beauty of Florence: the Duomo with its magnificent Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza Della Signoria, and much more. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 9 - Florence

Full day at leisure to keep discovering all Florence has to offer or to take an optional excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, or Pisa. (B)

Day 10 - Florence/Rome

 travel to FranceThis morning travel by rail from Florence to Rome. Balance of the day is at leisure to start discovering the Eternal City. (B)

Day 11 - Rome

Your morning tour reveals Rome's infinite aspects and eras. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore areas not covered by your city tour or for some shopping. (B)

Day 12 - Rome

 travel to ItalyFull day at leisure. Stroll down the beautiful Via Condotti or the romantic Spanish Steps. Discover Rome's hidden treasures at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion to Pompeii or the Amalfi Coast. (B).

Day 13 - Rome to USA (or extend your stay)

Say ''arrivederci'' to Italy or extend your stay. (B)

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  • Hotel accommodation for 12 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Half day city tour of Paris
  • Cote d'Azur full day excursion
  • Half day city tour of Florence
  • Half day city tour of Rome
  • Transportation Paris to Nice by First class rail
  • Transportation Nice to Florence by First and Second class rail
  • Transportation Florence to Rome by First class rail
  • 10% discount coupon at Galeries Lafayette
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

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