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The French Connection 2018 (13 Days, London to Venice)

From Paris to Venice, this trip is the perfect European getaway. Try all of the food in Paris, explore the pretty streets of Florence and fall in love with Tuscany and Venice. Sound good? Yeah we thought so.

Inclusions

Paris city driving tour
French Riviera perfumery experience
Local guide in Florence
Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
Italian feast and stay at a resort in Tuscany
Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice
12 Breakfasts
12 Lunches
12 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
13
Price From
AUD $2,150
Start Location
London, England
End Location
London, England
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, grab some supplies and hit the road early in the morning as we jump across the English Channel to Paris. Pinch yourself and instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a guided tour of the City of Light with your Trip Leader. Home to Coco Chanel, the Mona Lisa and the Moulin Rouge, Paris more than deserves its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. Tonight, find out why at our #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Included today: -Paris city driving tour -Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Paris
This morning: free time en Francais. From the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay to the l’Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées, you’ll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Then: hop on an optional bike tour of Paris or roam the streets on your own before ending your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback bohemian cabaret show. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Traditional cabaret show in Paris -Scenic river cruise on the Seine -Bike tour of Paris
Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Urban charm ain't got nothing on Swiss scenery. Upon arrival, chow down on local cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 4: Swiss Alps
Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on today's agenda. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Fairytale villages en route, plus sky-diving out of a helicopter upon arrival (if heights don't scare you). Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch Optional activities: -Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') -Scenic helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps -Skydiving in the Swiss Alps
Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera, France
Trade in your gruezi for bonjour as we follow in Napoleon's footsteps downwards to the glamorous French Riviera. Try your hand at celeb spotting as you explore the world's most lavish waterfront property. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: French Riviera including Monaco visit
Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or let loose among the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Later: Roll with the jet set as we hit up Monaco for a guided tour and the chance to see how the 1% live (hint: it involves lots of fur and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not). Included today: -Walking tour of Monaco Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: French Riviera to Florence, Italy
It's on to the renaissance romance of Florence. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. Included today: -Visit to Pisa & the famous Leaning Tower -Visit a traditional French perfumery Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 8: Florence
Florence has more stories than Bilbo Baggins, more culture than a Shoreditch hipster, over 1,800 restaurants and it gave the world gelato. Get schooled on the Medici family, stroll the Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge not bombed in WWII) and get an in-depth tour of the city with a local guide. Included today: -Walking tour of Florence with a local guide Meals: -Breakfast
Day 9: Florence to Rome
Step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on an in-depth walking tour and give that bucket list a workout. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. Included today: -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 10: Rome including Vatican City visit
Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican City to see how Michelangelo messed around and created the High Renaissance, then play I spy with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Vatican City tour
Day 11: Rome to Venice
Hark! Maketh haste to whence the lady Juliet was wod in Verona. Snap a selfie at her balcony and join throngs of lovers. Say ciao to Venice from across the lagoon as we check in to our hotel, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out your own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. Included today: -Walking tour of Verona Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Get yourself a trip T-shirt/hoodie
Day 12: Venice
You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Check out St. Mark’s Square, Accademia Bridge and a who’s who of Venice’s usual suspects on a guided walking tour then jump on a vaporetto and explore the Grand Canal. Also on the schedule: an optional gondola ride through the maze of marble bridges and gelato shops. Included today: -Walking tour of Venice -Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Gondola ride on the Grand Canal
Day 13: Venice
Today we say goodbye, we’re outta here after breakfast. Meals: -Breakfast