Three great cities, and up close encounter with French and Italian cuisine. beside the main attractions of Paris, Florence and Rome learn about the art of French and Italian chefs. Follow the Parisian chef at Mouffetard market buying his daily products, attend the cooking workshop at Le Notre cooking school, attend the cooking show at Cordon Bleu, the best cooking school in the world, travel to medieval Sienna and have a cooking workshop with Lella, the famous Italian chef, and ent the tour with personal testing of real gelato at Trevi Fountain. Ask for optional "chocolate workshop"
Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY - PARIS: Flight to Paris
Day-2. PARIS: Arrival and start with city tour. See / visit: Opera Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, the Obelisk, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Tuileries Gardens, Trocadero, Luxembourg Gardens, Latin Quarter, Place de la Concorde, le Bastille, and Les Invalides Later, Then to your hotel in Bastille
Day-3. FOOD MARKET & CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Travel to nearby open-air food markets with unique assortment of cheese, sausages, pastries and famous baguettes. Then visit one of famous Parisian cooking workshops and learn the secrets of French Cuisine, preparing meals under the supervision of one of the chefs. Later visit visit Louvre, with collection of sculptures and paintings, including Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory. End the day with Bateaux Mouches cruise on Seine.
Day-4. PARIS-NIGHT TRAIN: Walk to Les Hales to visit the oldest open air food market, where most of the Parisian chefs buy their daily products. Then to Ille de la Cite, the cradle of Parisian civilization, place where the Roman army sat up their fist camp, and place where the prisoners from French Revolution spend their last days. Enjoy the inside visit of Notre Dame and then along Pont Neuf and Place Dauphine, to view Conciergerie Prison from where during the revolution, over 1,350 prisoners including Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVII. were sent to the guillotine on Place de la Concorde. Also explore Marais, the best kept secret of the city, with labyrinth of cobble-stone streets, posh villas, medieval courtyards ands endless art galleries, antique stores and pastry. shops. Then join your tour director on walking tour to Basilica Sacre Coeur and artistic Montmartre. Some free time at Galleries Lafayette before evening, sleeper train to Florence.
Day 5. FLORENCE: Arrive in Florence and start with a guided city tour of the world's capital of Renaissance. Visit/see: Giotto Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s bronze doors, Piazza de la Signoria, the Cathedral with Bruneleschi’s famous Cupola, Church of Santa Crocce and Ponte Vecchio. Later visit Academia to see David, probably the best art work of the great sculptor Michelangelo.
Day-6. FLORENCE: Arrival Florence and walk to your hotel just 400 m. from Duomo. Leave the luggage and transfer to Sinea, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Europe. TWalking tour of this walled city, once the main rival of Florence during the medieval time. Visit the Palio race track and the Cathedral. Later start with cooking workshop at Cuccina di Lela, led by this famous Italian chef. The course consists of practical cooking lessons using pasta, olive oil, herbs, spices, meat and wine All dishes prepared will also be tasted during the class. Late return to Florence.
Day-7 FLORENCE: Join the local guide on walking tour of the capital of Rennaisance. Visit Duomo, view Piazza de la Republica, Ponte Vechio and the Town Hall. Then Visit Feragamo shoe Museum, with display of over 2000 shoes created by this famous Italian artist. Later visit San Lorenzo open air market, one of the main attractions of the city. During your free afternoon, we suggest to you to visit new opened Gucci House, with great display of items created by the famous designer.
Day-8. FLORENCE-ROME: Early morning transfer to Rome. Leave the luggage in your hotel next to Colosseum, and start with guided tour to visit the main sites of Eternal city such as: the Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, Titus Arch, Forum Romanum (inside visit), Foro Traiano, Campidoglio, Victor Emmanuel Monument and Pantheon. Later visit Trevi Fountain one of the symbols of Rome and a great place to taste the best gelato in Italy.
Day-9. VATICAN-ROME: Board metro for ride to Vatican. Then start with guided tour of Vatican Museum, to see the main sites like: the Greek Cross Rom, Maps Gallery, Raphael Lodge, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica with famous La Pieta. Then to Castel San Angelo, Pantheon, Navona Square, and Via Corso. Rest of the day is free.
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
Eiffel Tower - Louvre Musuem - Bateaux Mouches cruise - Paris cooking workshop - Parisian food market
Montmartre crepe testing - Duomo - Sienna cooking workshop - Colosseum - Foro Romano
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following: