Dolce vita in Paris & Rome

Dolce vita in Paris & Rome

Day 1. Tuesday 10th July. Bonjour Paris!

Arrival in Paris. Meet your professional guide. Private transfer by coach to the hotel (3 stars)

Today you will visit the Montmartre district which is close tot he hotel. You will walk on the steps of Renoir, Van Gogh or Picasso. You will see their houses & studios.

You will have some time on the Place du tertre where the artists gather nowadays. You will have the possibility to get your portrait.

You will visit the famous Sacred heart basilica. From there you will have a fantastic view over Paris.

Dinner in a traditional Parisian restaurant

 

Day 2. Wednesday 11th July. Louvre Champs Elysees & Arch of Triumph

Visit this morning the Louvre Museum. Former residence of the French kings it is now one of the greatest museums in the world. The Louvre collection exceeds 300,000 masterpieces. Your private guide will let you discover its greatest treasures like: Monna Lisa, Venus of Milo, Wedding at Cana, Coronation of Napoleon.

In the afternoon enjoy the Tuileries gardens: Paris most famous garden.

You will love walking on France most famous avenue: Champs Elysees. You will have many shopping opportunies there.

From the top of the Arch of triumph you will have one of the best views over Paris.

 

Day 3. Thursday 12th July. Notre Dame Cathedral & Food tour

Visit the amazing Notre Dame Cathedral. Its construction started in 1163. It is the major church in France and dedicated to Our Lady Virgin Mary. You will be amazed by the stained glass windows.

Visit one of the most picturesque Parisian markets. Taste local products like cheese, bread, pastries, chocolate,

Visit the Latin quarter: the students district. You will discover the Sorbonne university. Nearby you will be impressed by the Pantheon architecture. Enjoy some free time in the Luxembourg gardens. One of the Parisians' favourite gardens.

 

Day 4. Friday 13th July. Versailles & Bicycle ride

Full day excursion to Versailles by train. Royal city located 15 km to the west of Paris.

With more than 700 rooms Versailles is the most impressive French Castle . You will see King Louis XIV's great appartments, the Royal chamber and the amazing Hall of mirrors.

will walk through the gardens. Your guide will tell you more about these gardens designed by the King's gardener: Le Nôtre. Like Louis you will love the fountain show

You will have also the opportunity to bicycle through the Great Park. Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Paris.

 

Day 5. Saturday 14th July. Bastille Day & Eiffel Tower

Special atmosphere today in Paris with many events to celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day!

Visit this morning with your professional guide the Musee du Quai Branly, civilisations museum.

In the afternoon you will ascent to the second floor of the Eiffel tower. Your professional guide will tell you lots of stories about this Parisian symbol. Did you know it was the highest building in the world when it was built in 1889?

Farewell dinner in Paris

 

Day 6. Sunday 15th July. Benvenuti a Roma!

Transfer by private coach to Paris airport. Flight to Rome: 2 hours.

Upon arrival transfer by private coach to your hotel. You will visit the hotel neighbourhood.

You will visit the Baths of Diocletian. They were the largest and most beautiful in the Imperial Rome (among 900). It will be a great introduction tot he Roman Empire.

Nearby you will visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. The campanile built in 1377 is the highest in Rome. Did you know that there only 4 major basilicas in the world? All of them in Rome! All the other throughout the world are minor basilicas.

Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Rome.

 

Day 7. Monday 16th July. Colosseum & Dolce vita

Visit this morning the impressive Colosseum. Symbol of the Roman Empire’s power. Finished in 80 AD. You will be impressed by ist dimensions: 189 m x 156 m and its modernity. It detains everything we can find in a stadium nowadays.

You will be able to imagine all the events which took place inside: Naval battles, Hunting, Gladiators’fights.

Nearby you will visit the church St Peter in chains.

You will see the chains of St Peter and also the fantastic sculpture Mose by Michelangelo. Your guide will tell you the story of the unbelievable project wanted by Pope Jules II.

You will see also the Roman Forum.

In the afternoon you will enjoy free time on the Via del Corso. Great opportunity to enjoy the famous Italian Ice cream „Gelato“.

 

Day 8. Tuesday 17th July. Vatican museum & St Peter’s basilica

You will visit this morning one oft he greatest museum in the world: Musei Vaticani. With your professional guide you will discover some of ist treasures: Laocoon, Sixtine Chapel, Raffaello’s rooms.

You will be amazed by the size and the beauty of St Peter’s basilica. You will admire there the fantastic Pieta by Michelangelo. One of the most famous sculptures in the world.

You will have the possibility to ascent to the top of the Cuppola.

In the afternoon you will have some time for shopping on Via del Corso & the elegant Galleria Alberto Sordi

 

Day 9. Wednesday 18th July. Rome’s greatest squares

With your professional guide you will discover Rome’s most beautiful squares.

Piazza Navaona used to be a stadium  at the time of Domitian during the Antiquity. You will love walking & relaxing there surrounded by gorgeous buildings, cafés and artists.

You will be amazed by the fountains designed by the master of Baroque: Bernini.

On Piazza della Rotonda you will visit the beautiful Pantheon. Inside you will see Raffaello’s tomb.

A bit further Piazza del Popolo used to be the execution square. Today it is one of the nicest squares offering great prospectives.

On the Trevi square (Tre vie = 3 streets) you will the famous Trevi fountain.

You will concluded with the Spanish square (Piazza di Spagna). There is always a great amosphere there in the evening. Just like Goethe, Dickens or Wagner you will love relaxing or chatting on the Spanish steps.

Farewell dinner in Rome.

 

Day 10. Thursday 19th July

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer by private coach.

It will time to say „A la prossima“.

Prix (Par personne) :1790 €

Emplacement

Description

Nombre de personnes : 20

Nombre de jours : 10

Type de voyage : Education

Type d'hotel : 3

  • Accommodation 9 nights in 3 star hotels. Twin rooms
  • Full board from Lunch Day 1 to Lunch Day 10
  • Private coach transfers as indicated in the program
  • Professional guide during the whole tour
  • Flight Paris – Rome 
  • Visits as indicated in the program
  • Metro tickets in Paris & Rome
  • Round trip train tickets for Versailles excursion
  • Hotel Taxes in Paris & Rome
  • Travel agency support during the whole tour
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance : Repatriation, cancellation & lost luggage
  • Single Supplement
  • Drinks
  • Every item not specified in the program

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