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Botanica

Iconic Gardens of Italy & France in Spring

Venice to Bordeaux

Trip Code: BTIFVB13
13 Days
19 Meals
2019

Trip Highlights

Iconic Italian Gardens

Tour Padua Botanica Gardens, Giardini Giusti, Villa Gamberaia in Florence and Villa Torrigiani.

Gardens of the French Riviera

Stay on the French Riviera and explore Villa Ephrussia, Serra de la Madone and Villa Noailles.

Gardens of Provence

Tour Gardens in Provence including La Louve, Brantes Castle and St Andre Abbey.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • All sightseeing & touring as per the itinerary
  • Services of a Tour Manager & Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • Stay in luxurious, iconic, centrally located accommodation
  • 19 Meals

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Group size 15-25 guests
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
UK Map BTIFVB13 2019
Venice to Bordeaux

Depart Venice at 9am to visit the World Heritage-listed, Padua Botanic Gardens. Later arrive into Verona and enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Verona, Hotel due Torri

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This morning we visit Giardini Giusti, regarded as one as Europe’s most beautiful Renaissance gardens known for its box and cypress hedges. This afternoon is free to explore Verona, famous for Juliet’s balcony.

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Depart Verona to Villa Gamberaia, located in the hills of Florence, and celebrated by architectural historians and garden designers. Afterwards enjoy free time in Florence or perhaps visit the Boboli Gardens before arriving at your hotel overlooking the Tuscan countryside.

Stay: Two Nights: Florence countryside, Villa Olmi

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This morning visit Venzano garden, designed by Australian Donald Leevers. Afterwards we visit World Heritage-listed village San Gimignano.

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Today we visit Villa Torrigiani garden, a fine example of how Italian gardens were converted to English style parks in the 19th century. Enjoy free time in the beautiful village of Lucca.

Stay: Two Nights: Santa Margherita Ligure, Hotel Metropole

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Enjoy a full day to explore the best of the beautiful Cinque Terre towns set in the most spectacular of locations along the Mediterranean Sea.

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Travel along the French Riviera to the town of Menton, where Lawrence Johnson created Serre de la Madone. Continue on to Cannes, in the heart of the French Riviera.

Stay: Three Nights: Cannes, Pullman Cannes Mandelieu

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Today we visit Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, once home to Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild. Later, visit the acclaimed Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

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This morning visit Villa Noailles in Grasse and tour a perfumery. This afternoon is free to relax.

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Explore La Louve Garden, a private French contemporary garden before travelling to Avignon.

Stay: Two Nights: Avignon, Grand Hotel

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Visit Brantes Castle, a contemporary garden with a Tuscan influence and tour Saint Andre Abbey and gardens. Have time to explore Avignon, perhaps tour the Papal Palace.

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Depart Avignon for Carcassonne, a hilltop town famous for its walled fortifications. This evening enjoy a dinner cruise along the famous Canal du Midi.

Stay: Carcassonne, Hotel de la Cite

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Travel through the French countryside. Enjoy a delicious French cuisine Farewell Lunch before arriving into Bordeaux Airport at 2.30pm or Bordeaux Port at 3.30pm

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Would not hesitate to recommend Botanica and we are already looking into our next adventure.

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