- From: 07/09/2019
- For: 22 days
- Landing in: Rome, Italy
- Returning from: Paris, France
4 nightsTue. Jul 09-Sat. Jul 13
2 nightsSat. Jul 13-Mon. Jul 15
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
2 nightsMon. Jul 15-Wed. Jul 17
1 nightWed. Jul 17-Thu. Jul 18
1 nightThu. Jul 18-Fri. Jul 19
2 nightsFri. Jul 19-Sun. Jul 21
Cinque Terre, Italy
2 nightsSun. Jul 21-Tue. Jul 23
1 nightTue. Jul 23-Wed. Jul 24
2 nightsWed. Jul 24-Fri. Jul 26
1 nightFri. Jul 26-Sat. Jul 27
3 nightsSat. Jul 27-Tue. Jul 30
4 nightsTue. Jul 09 - Sat. Jul 13
Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Make a wish and toss a coin into this world-famous Baroque fountain, admire its sculptures, then head off to explore the nearby cafes.
This iconic landmark is a triumph of Roman architecture, dating to the 1C and hailed as the largest amphitheater ever built.
Roman Forum, Rome
Once the political and commercial center of ancient Rome, this archaeological park now houses nicely-preserved ruins.
A very lively neighborhood in the heart of Rome. Great for an evening stroll and a good meal.
Civita di Bagnoregio
Dramatically set on an eroding volcanic plateau overlooking the area, this town retains much of its historic architecture and charm.
Garden of Ninfa
The romantic gardens feature medieval ruins, a variety of trees, meadows, exotic plants, and roses that grow over the ruins.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, Rome
Set in the Vatican City, these 54 museums house an exquisite art collection dating to the 16C, including the famed Sistine Chapel.
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
A masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, this awe-inspiring 16C church boasts artwork by Italian masters and exquisite furnishing.
2 nightsSat. Jul 13 - Mon. Jul 15
Covered by ash since the 1C, this historic Roman city offers a wonderful insight into ancient life, architecture, and art.
Amalfi Coast Drive
Skirting the Salerno Gulf, this scenic drive will afford you breathtaking views, many options for interesting stops on the way.
Path of the Gods
Many opt to drive, but some choose to hike this incredible scenic road, named for the Roman temples that once stood here.
A great spot from which to explore the riches of the Amalfi coast, this picturesque town offers lush views and historic buildings.
This archaeological park hosts well-preserved ruins of an important Roman city, three major temples, and a rich national museum.
2 nightsMon. Jul 15 - Wed. Jul 17
A destination in Italy frequented by few tourists.
San Giovanni Rotondo Historic Center
Stroll through San Giovanni Rotondo's town center and absorb the local atmosphere
Castel del Monte
Located on a small hill, this uniquely constructed fortress dates to the 13C and affords lovely views of the surrounding area.
Gargano National Park
Situated on the beautiful Gargano Peninsula, this national park offers its visitors cliffs, caves, superb views, hiking, or cycling.
Alta Murgia National Park
Explore the lush expanses of this national park, rife with natural attractions, archaeological sites, and breathtaking scenery.
1 nightWed. Jul 17 - Thu. Jul 18
Virtually unchanged since the 13C, this town is the birthplace of several saints, boasts elaborate architecture, and exudes history.
St. Francis of Assisi Basilica, Assisi
Known as a major pilgrimage site, this 13C cathedral features Romanesque architecture, exquisite murals, and ecclesiastic relics.
Town Center, Assisi
Roam the streets once traversed by multiple saints, explore the narrow alleyways, and look for glimpses of divine inspiration.
Rocca Maggiore, Assisi
With a fascinating history stretching to the 12C at least, this massive castle is worth exploring, if only for the superb views.
A wonderful example of Umbrian Romanesque architecture, this 12C cathedral features notable ornamental elements and a rich museum.
1 nightThu. Jul 18 - Fri. Jul 19
One of Italy's best preserved hilltop towns, doubling as a hip student town with an edgy cultural scene.
Historic Center, Perugia
Follow the twisting streets into the heart of Perugia's historic center, where a wonderful sense of medieval times presides.
Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia
This medieval magistrate dates to the 13C, boasting fine Gothic architecture and some of the best galleries in Perugia.
A 15C cathedral boasting Gothic architecture, a wealth of ornamental details, and an in-house museum exhibiting ecclesiastic relics.
San Domenico, Perugia
Constructed in the 14C, this massive basilica houses several notable ecclesiastic artwork, as well as an archaeology museum.
2 nightsFri. Jul 19 - Sun. Jul 21
Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.
Town Center, Florence
Succumb to the charms of this historic center, venturing through the streets to discover quaint shops, cafes, and historic sites.
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
This superb art gallery houses a wealth of Renaissance art, including Michelangelo's world-famous sculpture of David.
San Miniato al Monte Basilica, Florence
An 11C Romanesque church with rich geometrical design, featuring uniquely ornate interior, including mosaics, murals, and frescoes.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
A famous museum, exhibiting some of the greatest classical art pieces from major Italian masters. A must visit for art lovers!
2 nightsSun. Jul 21 - Tue. Jul 23
Comprised of five colorful villages, this Italian town sprawls over terraced rocks along the coast and offers spectacular scenery.
Sentiero Azzurro Hiking Trail, Cinque Terre
A hiking trail high above the Cinque Terre villages that affords breathtaking views of the area. Takes a full day of moderate effort.
Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
One of the five towns of Cinque Terre, it is known for its famous convent which is visible from all parts of Cinque Terre.
Manarola, Cinque Terre
The second smallest and possibly the oldest of Cinque Terre's towns, Manarola is famous for its bright and colorful houses.
Vernazza, Cinque Terre
One Cinque Terre's five towns, Vernazza is known as one of the most authentic fishing villages on the Italian Riviera.
1 nightTue. Jul 23 - Wed. Jul 24
Full of beauty and charm, this popular town rests on the banks of Lake Como, and offers its visitors an array of cultural monuments.
2 nightsWed. Jul 24 - Fri. Jul 26
One of Switzerland's major cities, Lucerne offers a myriad of cultural landmarks, a beautiful lake and a lively, fun, atmosphere.
Lakeside Promenade, Lucerne
Stroll along the banks of Lake Lucerne, lined with beautiful houses, palaces, and great viewing points of the surrounding nature.
Historic Center, Lucerne
Discover remnants of Lucerne’s ancient fortification as you wander through the historic streets of the mountainside old town.
Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
A fun museum exhibiting an array of transportations, including planes, locomotives, and cars, as well as other curios.
Lucerne Culture and Conference Center
Home to the city's arts museum, this cultural center also boasts fine modern architecture and a performance venue with superb acoustics.
1 nightFri. Jul 26 - Sat. Jul 27
Formerly the capital of Burgundy, this town has retained its passion and tradition of art and wine.
The Burgundy Cote, Beaune
This legendary landscape for wine lovers is also one of the world's greatest wine-growing regions.
Town Center, Beaune
The historic center of Beaune is charming and colorful. Take a few hours and explore it to get a feel of the local life.
Collegiale Notre Dame, Beaune
This Burgundian Romanesque structure features a series of tapestries and paintings from "The Life of the Virgin Mary".
Hotel-Dieu de Beaune
Built in the 15C, this almhouse is a wonderful example of historic architecture, now housing many artifacts and art pieces.
3 nightsSat. Jul 27 - Tue. Jul 30
The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.
Place des Vosges, Paris
With its antique shops, art galleries, squares, and great restaurants, the Place des Vosges is an incarnation of charm.
The Louvre, Paris
As the most renowned art gallery in the world, with the Mona Lisa as its crown jewel, the Louvre could take a week or more to visit in depth.
Champs Elysees, Paris
This avenue is the most vivid place in Paris, with excellent restaurants, theaters, and luxury boutiques at every turn.
The Eiffel Tower, Paris
The most iconic monument of Paris, The Eiffel Tower is a Symbol of France and offers the highest observation deck in Europe at 276m high.
The town of Versailles is the symbol of the French monarchy, and considered as the apogee of classical arts in France.
Vaux le Vicomte Castle
Built in the 17C in typical Classical style, this castle is one of the most prestigious in the region.