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France & Italy
16 days with Collette  |  See Prices

  • Visit the bustling morning market in the city square of Saint-Rémy.
  • Enjoy an in-depth visit to Rome’s iconic Colosseum.
  • Learn the secrets of perfume making while visiting a famous perfumery.
  • Stroll the streets of Paris’ bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre.
  • Tour the Palais des Papes (papal palace) the largest gothic palace in the world.
  • Tour charming Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis.
  • Whisk through the French countryside aboard the high-speed TGV train.
  • Get to know the history and traditions of Rome with a local guide.
  • Explore captivating Florence streets with many architectural masterpieces.
  • Capture the essence Paris as you cruise the Seine River.
  • Join a local expert for a walking tour of the walled city of Avignon.
  • Explore Nice’s Place Massena and the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais.
  • Get acquainted with the principality of Monaco.
  • Discover the city of Nimes’ deep Roman history during a tour.
  • Visit a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region for a tasting and lunch.
  • Dine in Paris’ historic Latin Quarter enjoying a traditional gourmet feast.
  • Discover fine red wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and French chocolates.
  • Savor French cuisine and wine inside a beautiful, historic Parisian Brasserie.

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Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Paris, France.

Day 2 Paris, France - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Paris, the “City of Light.” Tonight, enjoy a wonderful cruise along the Seine River to see the city’s glittering landmarks. Then we head into the heart of the city to savor sumptuous French cuisine and wine inside a beautiful, historic Parisian brasserie. (D)

Day 3 Paris
Come to know the dramatic highlights of Paris your way - by coach or by Metro! You may choose to take a splendid panoramic coach tour that includes a stop to explore the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral. Or, for a truly local experience, you may prefer to join a local guide who will take you to some of Paris’ most iconic sights by Metro. Either way you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome with a local guide. The evening is yours to enjoy the glittering skyline of Paris independently or you may choose an optional dinner and show at Paris’ oldest cabaret. (B)

Day 4 Paris
This morning we make our way to the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre to share in its culture, history and food. Walk the streets that inspired the famous artwork of Van Gogh, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec. Taste regional specialties at different shops before visiting the iconic Sacré-Coeur Basilica. The afternoon is yours to take in the beauty of Paris; perhaps you will explore one of Paris’ famous museums. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant tucked away in the medieval streets of the Latin Quarter, complete with local wine and accompanied by local musicians. As you bask in the warm hospitable glow, sit back, relax and soak up some truly authentic French culture. (B,D)

Day 5 Paris - Avignon, Provence
Climb aboard the high-speed TGV train and “fly” through the French countryside to Provence. Join a local expert for a walking tour of Avignon and discover the legacy of this walled city, the center of European religion since the 14th century. Tour the Palais des Papes (Papal Palace), the largest gothic palace in the world. (B)

Day 6 Avignon - Saint-Rémy - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Avignon
Depart for the inspiringly beautiful town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence where Van Gogh painted “Starry Night”. Discover the famous Wednesday market for a chance to interact with local producers and artisans. Then head to the famous wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where you will discover how the fine red wines of this area combine with sumptuous French chocolates. Finish your day savoring fine French cuisine at a local restaurant, complete with a crème brulee demonstration. (B,D)

Day 7 Avignon - Nimes - Avignon
Discover the city of Nimes’ deep Roman history during a tour that includes a visit to the elliptical amphitheater, the best preserved in France and still used as a bull fighting arena to this day. Visit the Maison Carrée (Square House), a small Roman temple; the 18th-century Jardins de la Fontaine (Gardens of the Fountain), built around the Roman Thermae ruins; and the Tour Magne (Great Tower), a ruined Roman tower. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the wonderful pleasures of Provence. (B)

Day 8 Avignon - Grasse - Nice
Travel to Grasse, the world’s center of perfume making. Learn the secrets of perfume making, from extraction to distillation, while visiting a famous perfumery. Continue to Nice, the renowned playground for the rich and famous. Later, explore Place Massena and the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful dinner at a quaint restaurant. (B,D)

Day 9 Nice - St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat - Monaco - Nice
Take in the breathtaking views of the spectacular coastline, passing the charming town of Villefranche-sur-Mer en route to St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the crown jewel of the French Riviera. Visit the impressive Rothschild Villa and Gardens, a stunning seaside palace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Later, a panoramic tour of Monaco will introduce you to the famous Casino of Monte Carlo, the Place des Armes, Prince’s Palace, Avenue des Beaux Arts, and the Cathedral of Monaco, where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are buried. (B)

Day 10 Nice - Santa Margherita, Italy - Florence
This morning we depart for Florence, Italy - the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance”. Drive along the Italian Riviera, where the rugged shorelines meet colorful seaside villages. Stop along the way in picturesque Santa Margherita. Enjoy free time to get to know the local culture or browse the quaint shops and boutiques. Continue on to captivating Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. (B,D)

Day 11 Florence
Today the choice is yours! Perhaps you’ll choose to join a local guide for a cultural walking tour of Florence and discover its spectacular architecture that are works of art themselves; see the iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its famous terracotta dome; stroll through the city’s epicenter, the Palazzo Vecchio; and gaze at the magnificent Church of Santa Croce. Or, maybe you’d prefer to join an expert to explore the world-famous architectural masterpiece and symbol of Florence – the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore; step inside this religious center and the stunning stained glass, massive frescos, and towering archways will mesmerize you on your in-depth discovery; learn about its treasures and history, and spend time exploring its fascinating Museo dell' Opera del Duomo that houses masterpieces from some of the greatest Italian artists including Donatello and Michelangelo. (B)

Day 12 Florence
Travel through the Tuscan countryside of gentle green hills dotted with vineyards of grapes and olives to a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region. Lying in the shadow of a 12th-century castle, learn about the winery’s history, taste famed Tuscan wines, and enjoy a light lunch featuring local specialties. Return to Florence for a free afternoon to explore Florence’s many treasures or simply relax over a cappuccino and watch the world go by. (B,L)

Day 13 Florence - Assisi - Rome
Depart for the “Eternal City” of Rome. Make a stop en route in charming Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Take in the old-world atmosphere on a guided walking tour through the old city featuring the Basilica of St. Francis. Your day comes to a close in Rome, a city that blends ancient architecture with a lively cosmopolitan energy. (B,D)

Day 14 Rome
Come to know the history and traditions of Rome on a guided panoramic tour featuring the impressive Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, and the famous Piazza Navona. Continue on and tour the impressive Colosseum, once home to gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights dating back to the first century A.D. This afternoon is yours to do as you choose. Available to you is an optional tour to the spectacular Vatican Museums* and the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica. (B)

Day 15 Rome
The day is yours to relax, shop or explore the city your way. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a special farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 16 Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today with wonderful memories of these amazing countries. (B)
France: Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
Avignon: Novotel Avignon Centre
Nice: Hotel Nice Riviera
Florence: Grand Hotel Adriatico
Rome: Hotel Albani Rome
Come to know the best of the France and Italy, two cultural and historic treasure troves. Get to know Paris with a local guide your way: by bus or by Metro. Capture the essence of the city as you cruise the Seine River. Whisk through the French countryside aboard the high-speed TGV Train. Discover the wine and chocolate of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Stroll through the bustling morning market in the city square of Saint-Rémy. Get acquainted with the principality of Monaco and the famous Monte Carlo casino. Explore Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance on a walking tour or relish in an in depth tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Spend time at a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region and sample famous Tuscan wines. Tour charming Assisi. Come to know the history and traditions of Rome. Fabulous experiences are ahead in these two dynamic countries brimming with history and culture.
  • 22 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
Post Tour Extension:
  • Venice Extension ( Land Only )

  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.