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If you love architecture and history, culture and shopping, great food and wonderful gelato, join us for a lavishness and luxurious discovery of the two most enchanting cities of Italy, Rome and Venice.
In Rome, the eternal city of seven hills, we will wake among 2800 years of history, in the steps of Julius Caesar, Nero and the Coliseum’s ancient gladiators. We will taste the Dolce Vita in emblematic spots as the so charming Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain that appears in the most popular Italian films, or Villa Medici overlooking the entire city. We will visit the Vatican city state, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel which feature some of the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures. And we will have, of course, shopping in the most chic streets and boutiques.
After Rome, the graceful canals of Venice, one of the most sought after destinations in the world, are waiting for us. Our luxury hotel is located in Murano, an island in the lagoon area, well known for its glassmakers. We will head to St. Mark’s Square by vaporetto, taste a caffe con latte as Italians do, climb on the top of the Campanile, visit the Accademia di Belle Art, tour Venice and its 400 bridges by boat, and have diner in a trattoria, among many other surprises.
According to your choice, English or French, 2 hours of language classes Monday to Saturday
Let us create your unforgettable Italian tour!

DATES:
01/07/2018 > 15/07/2018
15/07/2018 > 29/07/2018

  1. WEEK 1 Paris
    Arrival at Paris Airport, welcome and private transfert to the hotel.
    You will be staying at the Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower hotel, close to the most popular monument in Paris!
    On your arrival on Sunday, we will be pleased to welcome you with a drink and the presentation of your program.
    Then we will take you to diner at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a typical Parisian neighbourhood.
    MondayIn the morning, you will discover Paris on an open top bus to see the sights of the French capital, before stopping by the Trocadéro for a lunch in a typical Parisian  brasserie.
    In the afternoon, you will go up the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the best view over Paris, to have a look at all the Parisian monuments all in one go, which is a truly amazing experience.
    You will then visit the great Aquarium of Paris.
    In the evening, we will invite you to discover Paris on the water! You will dine on a “Bateau Mouche” and you will admire the magic monuments of Paris illuminated at night.

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    TuesdayTour of the Latin Quarter, the students’ district on the left bank of the Seine. You will discover the Sorbonne, one of the first universities in the world and the oldest university in France, which dates back to the 13th century.
    For lunch, we will go on a picnic at the ”Luxembourg Gardens”, one of the most popular gardens in Paris that houses the French Senate.
    After the lunch break, you will visit the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, a medieval cathedral, and the Sainte Chapelle which is a royal chapel. You can also choose to go for a stroll on the Île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine river, and we will enjoy the world-famous ice cream from Berthillon.
    In the evening, you will play a bowling competition et we will reward the victorious team during the dinner. Or participate in an escape game where you’ll have to solve a series of puzzles using clues and strategy.

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    WednesdayVisit of the Palace of Versailles, once the seat of power in the Kingdom of France and the castle of Louis XIV called the Roi Soleil.
    You will go for a picnic in the Gardens of Versailles and then you will discover the estate of Trianon, closely associated with Queen Marie-Antoinette.
    In the evening, you will admire the extraordinary water and music show in the palace gardens.
    Then back to Paris for a late dinner.

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    ThursdayVisit of the Louvre, certainly the largest and most beautiful museum in the world, which is housed in the royal Louvre Palace. The museum exhibits Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa which is the most popular attraction.
    Then you will walk along the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Place Vendôme, the Champs-Elysées and the Avenue Montaigne, where the most luxurious and trendy fashion stores and world-renowned jewellers are located. A truly amazing shopping experience on the world’s most beautiful avenues to make the most of your trip to Paris.
    On our way an unexpected experience awaits you. You will prepare your own lunch during a French cooking class at the ”Atelier des Chefs” with a great French chef.
    Later on, in the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit the backstage of the Paris Opera House at Palais Garnier.
    In the evening, after your dinner at the hotel, we will all go dancing and listening to music in a popular nightclub attended by young Parisians.

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    FridayAfter a late breakfast, you will certainly want to discover the famous Parisian ”grands magasins” (department stores), the Galeries Lafayette known as the largest in the world and the Printemps.
    Lunch break on the hill of Montmartre, at the place du Tertre, a well-known public square where the most famous painters of the 19th century, such as Van Gogh and later Picasso worked and lived.
    You will walk around Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica overlooking the city or explore the Dalí museum.
    Dinner and evening spent at the Aquaboulevard water park.

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    SaturdayAll day at Disneyland Paris, fireworks and return to the hotel around 10pm. What a day!

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    SundayBreakfast/Brunch in an elegant Parisian tea room, then you will walk to the Place des Vosges in the middle of the oldest district of Paris and a very lively neighbourhood on Sundays!
    Later in the afternoon, departure for your next destination, the French Riviera or London.

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  2. WEEK 2 London
    Tour of London on a hop-off hop-on sightseeing bus to explore the city and its streets.
    You will also eat dinner on a bus, an original tour of London to discover the city by night.
    Accommodation at the Novotel London City South hotel.
    SundayTour of London on a hop-off hop-on sightseeing bus to explore the city and its streets.
    You will also eat dinner on a bus, an original tour of London to discover the city by night.
    Accommodation at the Novotel London City South hotel.

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    MondayVisit of The Making of Harry Potter studio. A Warner Bros. Studio Tour dedicated to the Harry Potter film series that is an amazing behind-the-scenes walking tour featuring sets, costumes, props and magical exhibitions.
    Lunch at Rainforest Café, located near Piccadilly Circus, which is a wonderful venue that brings the Amazon Rainforest to life with animals, tropical décor and sounds of the jungle.
    In the afternoon, shopping session on Oxford Street (the most known shopping street in London) and Regent Street (the world’s most prestigious shopping destination).
    Dinner at Hard Rock Café.

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    TuesdayYou will take a boat trip from Little Venice to Camden Lock to discover a unique view of London and its waterways.
    Lunch at Camden Market, known for its delicious streetfood.
    Visit of the London Zoo in the afternoon. It’s the world’s oldest scientific zoo and there are many incredible animals living in the Regent’s Park.
    Dinner at a traditional Fish’n’Chips restaurant.
    Escape Game adventure in the evening to have fun in an exciting group game. Your mission will be simple, escaping a locked room and solving a series of challenging puzzles.

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    WednesdayVisit of the Palace of Westminster which is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
    You will also watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
    Picnic lunch along the Thames.
    In the afternoon, you will ride on the London Eye which is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames and one of London’s top attraction. You will have the best view of the city.
    Then you will visit the London Dungeon, located next to the London Eye, and which recreates macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. One of the must-see attractions in London to have a laugh!
    Dinner in Soho, an exciting area that includes many restaurants, shops and theatres.
    Cinema evening.

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    ThursdayVisit of the British Museum, a prestigious museum that relates the human history and the human culture through a vast collection of world art and artefacts (more than 7 million objects collected).
    Then you will walk to Covent Garden, situated in the heart of the theatre district and hosting a lively marketplace. Lunch on site.
    In the afternoon, you will explore the Madame Tussauds museum, the world-famous wax attraction that will give you the ultimate celebrity experience. Be ready to take selfies with the royals, Brad Pitt and Lady Gaga!
    Star Wars film in 3D.
    Dinner and evening spent at the “Cats” musical at the London Palladium.

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    FridayDeparture for Windsor Castle on a mini-bus.
    The Windsor Castle is situated 50 km west from London. The royal residence was built in the 11th century and it has been home to many generations of British sovereigns for 900 years. It is still part of the residencies inhabited by the Queen Elizabeth II. Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence and the largest inhabited castle in the world.
    Visit of Windsor Castle and the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, the most beautiful and famous dolls’ house in the world.
    Then you will go for a picnic in the Windsor Castle gardens.
    Visit of Eton College, a prestigious independent boarding school in Berkshire, near Windsor.
    Return to London.
    Dinner and evening spent at the hotel.

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    SaturdayYou will discover the great Portobello Market in Notting Hill, the most exciting street market in the world and well-known for its antique shops, vintage items and souvenirs.
    Then you will explore the Notting Hill neighbourhood, a trendy area famous for its colourful houses and the “Notting Hill” film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
    There are many shops in Notting Hill and you will walk along Portobello Road to stroll between those charming stores.
    Picnic lunch at Hyde Park.
    You will be pleased to rest in the park as Hyde Park is the largest of four Royal Parks and it offers a large space of greenery to have a break.
    Dinner at the hotel.
    In the evening, you will explore London by night on bike: a 3 hours tour to see numerous historic sites under their illuminations!

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    SundayBrunch.
    Departure to the airport.

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  3. WEEK 3 Italy
    All roads lead to Rome, as they say. 28 centuries of history are well present in the city, like nowhere else on earth!
    Rome is truly an open-air museum.
    Ancient temples and amphitheatres are an integral part of the city, the numerous churches of Rome witnessed the early years of Christianity, the palaces of the Renaissance display magnificent architecture, many buildings are built in a luxurious Baroque style and not to mention the charm of the narrow medieval streets!
    SundayOn your arrival in Rome you will check in the hotel, a modern accommodation with a roof top to enjoy the view of the city in the evening.
    Panoramic tour by car to discover Rome (St Peter’s Square, Castle Sant’Angelo, Colosseum, baths of Caracalla, Circo Massimo, Aventino, panoramic view of Giannicolo, etc.).

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    MondayIn the morning, we will go to the Vatican, visit the Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
    Leaving the Vatican, we will pass by the impressive Castle Sant’Angelo.
    Then we will get across the Aelian Bridge, known as Ponte Sant-Angelo (Bridge of Angels).
    Lunch around Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
    In the afternoon, we will visit many attractions:
    – Campo Dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese;
    The Pantheon, a former Roman temple and the largest dome built in Antiquity. We will also discover important graves as it has been the site of several burials including the painter Raphael;
    – Via dei Coronari;
    – Piazza Navona, the most beautiful square of Rome and a large and lively area;
    The Trevi Fountain, a magnificent work of art situated in the historic centre of Rome;
    – Piazza del Quirinale, near the Palazzo del Quirinale atop the highest of the seven hills of Rome.
    After crossing the Roman Forum, we will visit the Coliseum where many fights of gladiators took place.
    In the evening, we will dine in the old neighbourhood of Trastevere.

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    TuesdayWe will visit more amazing attractions in Rome:
    Piazza di Spagna, one of the most famous squares in Rome and the seat of the Embassy of Spain;
    Villa Medici, a beautiful villa situated on the Pincio hill overlooking the entire city and with 18 acres of gardens. The villa houses the French Academy in Rome since 1803;
    Villa Borghese gardens where you can find numerous sculptures, exhibitions and fountains with a lush vegetation and intense perfumes.
    Picnic lunch at the park.
    In the afternoon, shopping in the classiest streets of Rome:
    – Via Condotti
    – Via Frattina
    – Via della Croce
    – Via del Babbuino
    – Piazza del Popolo
    – Via Cola di Renzo
    In the evening, dinner at the Cacio e Pepe restaurant near the Cola di Renzo. Then you will taste the delicious ice cream at “Gelataria dei Gracchi”, one of the best gelato maker in Rome on Via dei Gracci.

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    WednesdayIn the morning, departure by train to Venice.
    Venice has this unique faculty of provoking astonishments as soon as one arrives!
    The atmosphere between its tortuous streets, the small squares, its canals and cafes are simply unforgettable!
    When you will arrive on Wednesday night, you will check in the MGallery by Sofitel, a memorable hotel in Murano.
    Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon and located at the north of Venice. Murano island is well-known for its glassmakers and their foundries, as well for its beautiful gardens.
    Dinner at Murano.

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    ThursdayWe will head to St Mark’s Square by vaporetto. You will visit the St Mark’s Basilica and climb on top of the Campanile to enjoy an amazing view of Venice.
    Then we will taste a “caffe con latte” at one of the many restaurants along the famous square, as do Italians, and you will stroll through the narrow streets around St Mark’s Square.
    Lunch at a typical pizzeria.
    In the afternoon, we will visit the famous academy of art in Venice, the Accademia di Belle Art di Venezia, the must-see museum in the city. Which gathers the paintings of all the Venetian artists from the 14th century to the 18th century.
    Then you will savour an ice-cream as a refreshing afternoon snack.
    We will relax at the Lido to have a swim and to dine by the sea.

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    FridayWe will wander in the San Polo district to admire the colourful food stalls of the Rialto market.
    Then we will visit the rich private collection of the palace of Ca’Pesaro, installed at the International Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.
    You will discover the work of artists of the 20th century and oriental artworks coming from China, Japan and Indonesia.
    Lunch at the heart of the old Venice.
    In the afternoon, tour of Venice by boat and visit of the Burano island with its colourful houses and its well-known lace industry.
    In the evening, dinner in a trattoria, an Italian-style eating establishment to taste the best Italian meals.

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    SaturdayFor contemporary art lovers, the Palazzo Grassi offers “extraordinary” exhibitions and let’s not forget the Punta della Dogana, two institutions owned by the French businessman François Pinault.
    Lunch at Murano.
    You will watch multi-coloured glass blowing demonstrations and you will visit the glass museum which retraces the history of this craft over the centuries. It is also an opportunity to discover some exceptional pieces such as cups and chandeliers that built the Murano’s reputation.
    Dinner at the hotel’s elegant restaurant overlooking a Venetian terrace.

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Just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, the Mercure Paris Center Tour Eiffel is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris. Ideal starting point for your leisure, you will appreciate the proximity of the public transport and our advice to visit the City of Light. Need a framework combining pleasure and work on a business trip? Discover our meeting rooms and relax in our fitness room with a view of the Eiffel Tower or the terrace of our restaurant.

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The Novotel Londres Center Sud is a 4-star hotel in a convenient location. It is close to many tourist attractions such as Shard, Tate Modern, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Borough Market, as well as several subway stations to visit the rest of London. The hotel offers reception rooms for up to 100 people for conferences, meetings and weddings, as well as a restaurant, bar and fitness center with sauna and hammam.

The MGallery by Sofitel
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The LaGare Hotel Venezia MGallery by Sofitel in Murano is a luxury oasis away from the bustle of the city center but close enough to enjoy the magic of Venice. Discover the history of the island thanks to the famous glassworks of the city.
Built in an old factory, it preserves the traditions of Murano glass making in a new setting. The hotel has preserved the original architecture of the building, which embodies the spirit of the glass blowers.
During your stay, you will enjoy a high standard of service, and an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The elegant decor and our helpful and attentive staff make the LaGare Hotel Venezia the ideal place for your next stay.

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