Best of France & Italy
BEST OF FRANCE & ITALY
Paris – Strasbourg – Lyon – Turin – Florence – Rome
Tour programme: 10 days / 9 nights
Arrival in Paris
Individual arrival in Paris Why not take a trip to charming Montmartre, home to artists and cabarets like the Moulin Rouge? Overnight in Paris.
Explore «the City of Light». Whether you enjoy the spectacular view from top of the Eiffel Tower, strolling and shopping along the famous Champs-Elysées or take a sightseeing boat trip on the river Seine, Paris will enchant you with its charm. Sit in a cozy bistro and enjoy the Parisian atmosphere. Overnight in Paris.
Paris to Strasbourg (2h45)
Depart Paris by high speed train to Strasbourg, famous for its picture-perfect old town and the cathedral. The district of Petit France with its half-timbered houses and the famous Alsatian cuisine spoil all the senses. Overnight in Strasbourg.
Strasbourg to Lyon (4h)
Depart Strasburg by train to Lyon, the gourmet capital of France. Discover the old town with its traboules (secret passageways) and the more than 2’000-year history of the city. Be sure to visit one of the many bistros and enjoy local specialties. Overnight in Lyon.
Lyon to Turin (4h15)
Train ride to Turin, the first stop in Italy. Visit the Palazzo Reale or the Duomo and enjoy shopping under the arcades. Italy has always been synonymous with good food! Turin is dedicated to chocolate and is the birthplace of the praline. During a walk in the city center you will find numerous small shops offering their homemade chocolates. Overnight in Turin.
Turin to Florence (3h)
Train ride to Florence, the queen of the Italian cities - rich in art treasures and sights such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and of course the excellent cuisine and do not miss a visit to the oldest pharmacy in Europe. Overnight in Florence.
Visit the famous market of San Lorenzo or stroll through one of the beautiful gardens of Florence. Where there is good food, there are usually good wines - as it is in Florence. Wine tasting options are available in the Florence area. Rent a bike, discover the area on two wheels and taste the best wines from vineyard to vineyard. Overnight in Florence.
Florence to Rome (1h40)
Train ride to Rome. Why not take a city tour in the afternoon to get an overview of this fascinating city? Rome is not only the capital of the state, but also home to the Vatican City in the middle of the city. This is where the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church, the Pope, lives and works. Speaking of God: You love ice cream? In the Gelateria Giolitti over 100 different varieties of ice cream await you - simply divine. Overnight in Rome.
Explore «the Eternal City». In Rome, you cannot help but deal with the history of the city. Vatican, Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, everywhere the eyes are pampered with history and art. Speaking of pampering: Browse through the lively markets and enjoy an aperitif in Trastevere, the nightlife district of the locals. You will love it, promise! Overnight in Rome.
Departure from Rome
Individual onward journey.