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(Dates below are subject to change. Required date flexibility of 4 days on either side of requested departure date)
overnight flight to
Arrive in bella Roma, the
Peter’s Basilica (the world’s largest dome) in the
sightseeing of ancient
Travel to the
small city of
Fall under the
spell of the powerful Medici family on your guided tour. See Giotto’s
Visit the Duomo, which houses major works by Donatello and Nicola
Pisano (and his son Giovanni), and walk along medieval streets to the Piazza
del Campo. It is in this piazza that
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Here your guide will lead you to the Field of Miracles, where you can see the six stories of white marble that form the 12th-century Leaning Tower of Pisa, along with the adjacent marble cathedral and the neighboring baptistery. The tower was re-opened to the public in 2001.
Today you will
travel to the
Walking tour of
tour director through
Tour Director-led sightseeing of Nice
Acquaint yourself with the palm trees and promenades of this exclusive seaside resort. Walk in the footsteps of the rich and famous as you stroll through the Vieille Ville past white-washed villas, and down the Promenade des Anglais. Nice’s spectacular scenery has inspired such artists as Renoir, Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Visit the Pont du Gard, the best-preserved portion of an aqueduct built by the Emperor Agrippa in AD 19. This spectacular work of Roman engineering is impressive in both form and function-the water conduit, atop the three levels of arches over the River Gard, brought 2,000 gallons of fresh water to the city each day.
Walking tour of
Your tour director acquaints you with the ancient Gallic settlement of Nîmes. The town sprouted up around a sacred spring, which was the haunt of the god Nemausus, origin of the city’s name. With the arrival of the Romans in 121 BC, the settlement began to prosper. Today, you will visit an ancient amphitheater built to accommodate 21,000 spectators. Nîmes is also famous as the birthplace of denim, a fabric named for its origins-de Nîmes.
Your guided tour takes you past the controversial and still unfinished La Sagrada Familia (the Church of the Holy Family). This masterpiece of twisting spires and colorful mosaics was designed by Gaudí, who estimated it would take 200 years to complete. You’ll also stroll the narrow lanes of the 14thcentury Barrio Gótico, the oldest surviving part of the city. Continue on to Gaudi's masterpiece, the fantasyland of Parc Guell, complete with a bright mosaic lizard fountain and the longest bench in the world. Then enjoy a marvelous harbor view from atop Montjuïc Hill, where much of the 1992 Olympics took place.
Director-led walking tour of
Absorb the colorful and dynamic atmosphere of Barcelona during your walking tour down Las Ramblas; a mile-long tree-lined pedestrian boulevard which runs from the pulsating Plaza de Catalunya down to the towering monument of Christopher Columbus pointing out to sea. Flower stalls, mime artists, puppeteers, diners and waiters all vie for your attention. You will also see the thrice-burned-down Gran Teatro de Liceu, the nostalgic Café de l’Opera, and still have chance to savor the splendid La Boqueria food market.
Tonight you can
enjoy the culinary delights of
Transfer to the airport for your return flight
Your tour director assists with your transfer to the airport, where you’ll check in for your return flight home.
Itinerary is subject to change