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Best of France & Italy

 © Atout France/Maurice Subervie
© Atout France/Maurice Subervie
From the vibrant cities to the Mediterranean, this train journey through France and Italy is guaranteed to delight all your senses. Fabulous food, world-class wines - there are many reasons to take a train journey through France and Italy.
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

History Sun, food and fun, on this train journey you get a good shot of everything. A journey by train between France and Italy is a very attractive and scenic adventure. Discover the french life in Paris and enjoy the journey through magnificent landscapes to Strasbourg and Lyon. In Lyon, go to a bouchon, a typical restaurant in Lyon, to taste the authentic local cuisine and drink a glass of Beaujolais wine.

Then continue on to Italy, an incredibly beautiful country known for famous works of art, timeless classical music, spectacular architecture, pasta, pizza and gelato. But Italy also has breathtaking natural beauty, lakes and mountains.

Price per person from CHF 1'249.–




Highlights

  • Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Charming Montmartre in Paris
  • Picturesque district Petit France in Strasbourg
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lyon
  • Palazzo Reale in Turin
  • Duomo in Florence
  • Boboli gardens in Florence
  • Vatican City in Rome
  • Roman Forum in Rome
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Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: 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.

2nd day: Paris
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

3rd day: Paris to Strasbourg (2h45)
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

4th day: Strasbourg to Lyon (4h)
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

5th day: Lyon to Turin (4h15)
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

6th day: Turin to Florence (3h)
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

7th day: Florence
Breakfsast at the hotel. 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.

8th day: Florence to Rome (1h40)
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

9th day: Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

10th day: Departure from Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. Individual onward journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • Rail journey incl. seat reservation Paris-Strasbourg–Lyon–Turin–Florence–Rome with Interrail/Eurail Global Pass 5 days in 2nd class
  • 2 nights in Paris, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in Strasbourg, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in Lyon, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in Turin, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Florence, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Rome, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
Not Included
  • From CHF 143.– upgrade in 1st class rail
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night

Excursions

Eiffel Tower – Paris
Eiffel Tower – Paris

No more queuing to enjoy the magnificent view from the top of the world famous monument! Reception at the lifts at the scheduled time and priority access to the 2nd floor. Ascent to 3rd floor (waiting time between 2nd and 3rd floor possible). » When: daily 11 am – 5.30 pm. Day and time must be specified when booking.


Price per person from CHF 80.–
 

Travel dates

Travel dates:
Best of France & Italy
1.4.2020-1.4.2021

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