In the Footsteps of the Romans

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18 - 23
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Explore the bustling cities that were once hubs of Roman Empire, sampling local food, enjoying the architecture, and discovering a cultural wealth.

In this trip

  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Small TownsSmall Towns

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    Florence, Italy

  • 3

    Nice, France

  • 4

    Avignon, France

  • 5

    Toulouse, France

  • 6

    Sarlat la Caneda, France

  • 7

    Paris, France

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Things to do in and around Rome

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  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Vatican Museum
  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
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  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
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  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Roma, Villa Torlonia
  • Grape Orchards
  • CALCATA
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Villa Borghese
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
  • view of St. Peter's Basilica...
  • Veii
  • Ostia Antica - Avril 2012 (7)
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • Florence
  • Michelangelos David
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
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  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Dream or reality? Sammezzano Castle
  • San Gimignano
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Boboli Gardens, Florence
  • Stibbert Museum - Florence, Italy
  • Arno, Vasari corridor & Ponte Vecchio, Florence
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  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFood2 nights

Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • Yves Klein
  • Villa des Arènes
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  • St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral 1
  • Cannes
  • Gorges du Daluis
  • Make My Living
  • le plateau du vercors
  • Nice
  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • Antibes
  • The Promenade
  • Le gorges du Verdon
  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

Night lifeFoodCultureBeachesHistoric2 nights

Known for its famous "Promenade des Anglais", this port city boasts a rich cultural life and a profusion of modern artworks.

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
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Things to do in and around Avignon

  • Avignon
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 792 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Avignon papal palace view to petit palais
  • Saint-Bénezet
  • Sugiton 1
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 109 Aix-en-Provence
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Avignone - 10 - 26.04.06
  • Ventoux_Sunset
  • Clock Tower Nimes France
  • Arles
  • Aqueduct - Montpellier - France
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  • Marseille 2
   
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Avignon

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

HistoricCultureFoodSmall townsNight life3 nights

Full of energy and architectural treasures, Avignon is an excellent base from which to explore Western Provence.

Avignon is a French commune in southeastern France, bordered by the left bank of the Rhֳ´ne river. Of the 94,787 inhabitants of the city, about 12,000 live in the ancient town center surrounded by its medieval ramparts. Often referred to as the "City of Popes" because of the presence of popes and anti popes from 1309 to 1423 during the Catholic schism. This is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts. In addition, its historic center, the palace of the popes, Rocher des Doms, and the bridge of Avignon are well-preserved.
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Things to do in and around Toulouse

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  • Toulouse
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  • Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse
  • Hôtel d'Assézat
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  • Lightner Museum 05-14-2013 - Pottery 13 - Urns and Painting of Cimon and Pera - Second Floor
  • Convent dels Jacobins. S. XIIi-XIV. Tolosa
  • The Statuary Group from Beziers, MSR, Musée Saint-Raymond
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  • Bulunkul
  • Rocamadour
   
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Toulouse

France, Midi-Pyrenees region

HistoricCultureFoodNight life1 night

This lively city has good restaurants, typical architecture for Southern France, and a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Toulouse is a city in southwestern France. It lies on the banks of the River Garonne. A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"), Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi (designated in 1996 and shared with other cities), and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe. Its world-renowned university is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 103,000 students, is the fourth-largest university campus of France.
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Things to do in and around Sarlat la Caneda

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  • Sarlat-la-Canéda. France.
  • Montignac accross the River Vézère
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  • Lascaux II - Hall of The Bulls (with a bear)
  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
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  • Rocamadour
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  • Chapmans Zebras
  • Le château médiéval de Castelnaud
   
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Sarlat la Caneda

France, Aquitaine region

HistoricSmall townsFoodCulture3 nights

This Medieval town is known for its great restaurants, where you can find the best truffles and foie gras in the region.

Sarlat-la-Caneda, or simply Sarlat, is a commune in southwestern France. Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. The center of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Latin Quarter
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
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  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
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  • Fontainebleau, Paris
  • Île St. Louis
  • Follies, Parc de la Villette (Tschumi), Paris / FR, 2013
  • Avenue de l'Opéra
  • Sacre-Coeur
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  • Le Vol d'Icare - Parc Astérix
  • Place des Vosges
  • Bord de Seine, Paris
  • Louvre the Grand
  • Fontaines
  • day trip to chartres
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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