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French Riviera & Northern Italy 

Marseille - Nice - Monaco - Genoa - Cinque Terre - La Spezia - Milan

Activities

  • Day tour in Marseille

  • Notre Dame de la Garde with Fort Saint Jean

  • L'espace Van Gogh

  • Saint-Trophime Primatial Church

  • Arles Roman Amphitheatre

  • Pesto making class

  • Calanques national Park by boat

  • Saint Croix

  • Verdon Gorge

  • Castle hill

  • Old Town Nice

  • Cours Saleya Market

  • Molinard Perfume Workshop

  • Cathedral of Notre Dame Nice

  • Prince's Palace of Monaco

  • Port Hercule

  • Villa Grock

  • Genoa Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

  • Casa di Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus)

  • Cinque Terra

  • Duomo di Milano

  • Castello Sforzesco

  • Santa Maria - Last Supper

  • & More!!

Inclusions

  • Round-Trip Airfare from Salt Lake City on Delta Airlines (and other select U.S. cities)

  • Airport Transfers

  • Accommodations in 4-star hotels

  • All breakfasts

  • Activities listed on itinerary

  • Transportation on chartered bus

  • Tour Guides

  • Tour Host

Price

$2,999 -
 
per person
(double occupancy) 


$499 more for single occupancy 

Fine Print

  • Full payment due 115 days before and must be made by check

  • This trip is not wheelchair accessible

  • Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid

  • Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip

  • No Covid Restrictions

Your Host: Camille Ostler
 

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Day One & Two
Travel to Marseille! Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour that takes you through the charming city of Marseille, starting with a visit to Notre Dame de la Garde, a beautiful basilica perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean sea. From there, we'll proceed to Fort Saint Jean, a historic fortification dating back to the 17th century, now housing a museum and exhibitions showcasing the rich history of Marseille. After exploring these two landmarks, you'll have some free time to visit the vibrant Vieux-Port, Marseille's old harbor lined with seafood restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Get ready for a cultural and historical adventure in this stunning Mediterranean city.

Day Three
This walking tour takes you through the historic city of Arles, exploring its rich cultural heritage and artistic legacy. The first stop on the tour is L'espace Van Gogh, a museum dedicated to the famous post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh who lived and worked in Arles for a year. You'll get a chance to see some of his most famous works and learn about his time in the city. The next stop is the Saint-Trophime Primatial Catholic Church, a magnificent Gothic church with intricate carvings and sculptures dating back to the 12th century. Lastly, you'll visit the impressive Roman Amphitheatre, one of the largest and best-preserved amphitheatres in the world, with capacity for 20,000 spectators. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the art, history and architecture of Arles. (B)

Day Four
Today, travel from Marseille to the picturesque region of Nice, starting with free time to explore Saint Croix, a charming old town with narrow streets and colorful buildings. After, you'll be able to eat lunch in Moustiers Sainte Marie, a beautiful hilltop village known for its ceramics and olive oil production. The tour then continues to the stunning Verdon Gorge, a deep canyon carved by the Verdon River with turquoise waters and towering cliffs, offering breathtaking views. The final stop is Castellane, a charming village surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, with free time to explore its narrow streets and vibrant squares.  (B)

Day Five
Today starts with a visit to Nice, exploring its rich history, vibrant culture and beautiful scenery. The tour starts with a visit to Castle Hill, a park offering panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean sea. After, you'll embark on a walking tour through the narrow streets and colorful buildings of the Old Town, discovering its hidden gems and charming atmosphere. After a leisurely lunch, you'll have some free time to further explore the Old Town. In the afternoon, you'll join a walking tour through the Cours Saleya Market, a lively market offering a range of local products and souvenirs. The tour also includes visits to the Molinard Perfume Workshop and the Cathedral of Notre Dame Nice, offering a chance to learn about the local fragrance industry and the history of this stunning cathedral. Get ready for a vibrant and informative experience in the heart of Nice. (B)

Day Six
Today's tour takes you through the stunning coastal region of Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo, offering a glimpse into the glamorous world of the rich and famous. The first stop is the charming village of Eze, perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea. After, you'll visit Monaco Monte Carlo, the famous city-state renowned for its casinos, luxury shopping and magnificent harbor. You'll visit Port Hercule, where you'll have a chance to walk along the Grand Prix track, a famous street circuit that hosts the Monaco Grand Prix. The tour continues to the Prince's Palace of Monaco, the official residence of the ruling prince, and the Musee oceanographique de Monaco, a museum dedicated to the study of the ocean and marine life. Get ready for a luxurious and breathtaking adventure in the heart of the French Riviera. (B)

Day Seven
Today's journey takes you through the charming city of Genoa, exploring its rich history and culinary heritage. The first stop is Villa Grock, a cultural center dedicated to the famous Swiss clown and his legacy. After, you'll drop off your bags at the hotel and start a walking tour of the city, discovering its hidden gems, historic landmarks and vibrant atmosphere. Some of the highlights of the tour include the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, a beautiful cathedral with an impressive facade, and the Casa di Cristoforo Colombo, a museum dedicated to the famous explorer who was born in Genoa. The tour ends with an evening pesto making class, where you'll learn how to make the famous Genoese sauce. Prepare for a cultural and culinary journey in the heart of the Italian Riviera. (B)

Day Eight
Today you journey through the breathtaking region of Cinque Terre, exploring its five charming villages along the coast. You'll travel by train, allowing you to enjoy the stunning scenery and get an authentic experience of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The villages of Cinque Terre, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, offer a unique blend of history, culture and natural beauty. You'll have the chance to explore the colorful streets, relax on the beaches, taste the local cuisine and discover the rich history of the region. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through one of Italy's most stunning coastal regions. (B)

Day Nine
Welcome to the vibrant city of Milan! Enjoy exploring its iconic landmarks, rich culture and artistic heritage. The first stop is the Duomo di Milano, a stunning cathedral with an impressive facade and breathtaking views of the city. After, you'll have some free time to explore the nearby Al Galleria, a famous shopping arcade and one of the city's most iconic landmarks. The tour continues to the Castello Sforzesco, a beautiful castle that serves as a museum and cultural center. The final stop of the tour is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church that houses one of the most famous works of art in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper". Get ready for a rich and enlightening experience in the heart of Milan. (B)

Day Ten
After breakfast transfer to the Milan Airport

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