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Mediterranean Journey start Paris (Summer 2018)

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Starting: Apr 27, 2018
Through: May 13, 2018
Book By: Apr 23 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 16
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5135333
from $4,374.00  (USD)
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Must book by Jan 11 2018 to receive $486.00 early booking discount included in displayed price. Airfare not included
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1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Welcome To Paris.     
3 Paris, The City Of Light.     
4 Amboise And On To Bordeaux.     
5 Bordeaux And San Sebastian.     
6 Burgos And Madrid.     
7 Madrid And Hilltop Toledo.     
8 From Madrid To Beautiful Barcelona.     
9 Barcelona, City Of Gaudi.     
10 Avignon, The City Of Popes.     
11 On The Shores Of Nice.     
12 Along The Riviera To Pisa And The Tuscan Hills.     
13 Exploring Renaissance Florence.     
14 The Eternal City Of Rome.     
15 Exploring Papal Rome.     
16 Rome At Leisure.     
17 Arrivederci Rome.     
Number of Nights: 16
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Mediterranean Journey Start Paris (Summer 2018)
From Europe's most prestigious locales to its quietest corners, this sun-kissed itinerary suits the discerning traveller who'd like to combine the excitement of Europe's big cities with perfect relaxation. Join a foodie walking tour through Paris in a group small enough to fit into the tiniest (and most delicious!) of patisseries, embark on a tour of some of San Sebastian's finest pintxos (tapas) establishments, and savour a fine selection of wines in Bordeaux and Tuscany. This is a culinary journey fit for every palate. Dine in the home of Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer, Niccolo Machiavelli, and attend a special opening of his private office where he wrote ‘The Prince.' Over lunch, taste wines made from the vineyards surrounding his home. Dine with locals in Avignon, the heart of Provence, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palais des Papes. Enjoy three nights staying in the heart of the eternal city, Rome.
  • Authentic Dining
    Paris: Start your adventure by being escorted to the heart of Paris where, perfectly positioned facing Notre Dame Cathedral, you will dine at La Bouteille d'Or. It was first opened as a tavern in 1631 and while it has since evolved in to an elegant restaurant, it still boasts four centuries of culinary excellence.Tuscany: In the Tuscan countryside, where deep-green cypress trees pierce blue skies and olive groves hug the rolling hillsides, taste the wines of an eminent estate.Paris: Meet a local foodie for a behind-the-scenes look into Parisian life. Try some local delicacies in a ptisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier on a gourmet walking tour off the beaten track.Bordeaux: Savour the delightful wines of Chteau Doisy-Daëne, characterised by their finesse and richness.San Sebastian: Dine with the locals, in Basque tradition, with an evening of Pinxtos. Your progressive dinner enables you to select a variety of snack-sized treats, each with their own flavour and presentation, making each guest's meal unique. Be sure to try some of the local Txakoli wine.Avignon: Enjoy mouthwatering farm-to-table cuisine from Southern France, as you dine with locals in a beautiful setting.Dinning Summary: 15 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

  • Insight Experiences
    Vatican City: Enjoy VIP fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, as well as exclusive access to the Bramante Staircase that is usually not open to the public.Toledo: Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Expert and visit the Church of Santo Tomé to see an El Greco's masterpiece.

  • Top Rated Highlights
    Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise.Pisa: See the famous gravity-defying Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles.Zagreb: Your Local Expert will show you Roosevelt Square, the attractive facades of Ban Josip Jelacic Square and the cathedral. Ride the funicular to the medieval Upper Town to see the Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Tower of Lotršcak.Loire Valley: Enjoy a scenic drive through the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is known as the Jardins de France thanks to a wide variety of beautifully-manicured gardens that decorate the grounds of elegant estates.Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles and down the Grand Vía to the Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace, before crossing the Puerta del Sol.Barcelona: Explore the heart of the Gothic Quarter with your Local Expert. See the cathedral, walk through the Roman gate and tour the narrow lanes and old squares.Barcelona: Journey through the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerising Sagrada Família.


  • Additional five Star Services
    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • You may purchase arrival transfers from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival days, or when additional nights accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. If your departure flights are as per the itinerary end dates, departure transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way to the airport. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.




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Travel Date Range Price From   Information  
Apr 27, 2018 - May 13, 2018 $4,374.00   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018 $4,930.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 03, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 $4,660.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 $4,347.00   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.