Rome to Marrakech Itinerary

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Day 1 Rome

Travel to Italy. Explore the Colosseum, admire the gilded tombs of St Peter's Basilica, wander through atmospheric piazzas and be enchanted by the 'Eternal City' of Rome.

Days 2-5 Lucca/Pisa/Florence

See the landscape transform from Italian cities to rolling hills and olive groves on a train journey to Tuscany. Cycle alongside the scenic Serchio River, glimpse Michelangelo's David in Florence, marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and retreat to cosy apartments in Lucca in the evenings.
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Days 6-7 Cinque Terre

Weave through the charming, hillside villages of the Cinque Terre, taking the stunning, coastal path above the sea. Perhaps even cool off at the Cinque Terre beach below.
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Days 8-9 Milan/Stresa

Stroll through the ever-fashionable Milan and marvel at its magnificent Duomo. Travel by train to pristine Stresa, which boasts magnificent views of the Alps. Board a ferry and explore the beautiful Borromean Islands - perhaps take in the hanging gardens of the romantic palatial residence on the shores of serene Lake Maggiore.
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Days 10-11 Lucerne

Discover the idyllic surrounds of Switzerland's historic heart. Cruise placid Lake Lucerne, learn the story behind the emotive Lion Monument or ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway up Mt Pilatus.
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Days 12-14 Swiss Alps

Visit the alps and view the spectacular Trummelbach Falls while taking in crisp, alpine air. Be sure to try traditional Swiss treats such as fondue and rosti. Why not head to the peak of the Schilthorn for a James Bond experience.
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Days 15-16 Bern/Dijon/Beaune

Travel to France and embark on an indulgent Dijon tour, renowned for its boeuf bourguignon and mustard. A day trip to Beaune, where Burgundy's best wines are produced, is a tempting introduction to the Cote d'Or.
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Days 17-18 Reims

Raise a glass to a city renowned for its bubbles and royal ties. Visit France's champagne caves for an insight into the drink's effervescent magic.
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Days 19-22 Paris

Wander along the Seine and be enchanted by Paris city, a place that has inspired artists and lovers throughout the ages. There is plenty of time to explore so peruse the art-filled corridors of the Louvre, ascend the Eiffel Tower or visit the Sacre Coeur in vibrant Montmartre.
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Days 23-24 Tours

Cycle through the French countryside of the Loire Valley to the chateau and gardens of Villandry.
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Day 25 Bordeaux

Get lost in Bordeaux's World Heritage listed Old Town - or just kick back with a glass of the area's famous wine.
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Days 26-28 Dordogne Region

Enjoy fine French food, medieval architecture and slow, winding rivers in the picturesque Dordogne Region.
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Days 29-30 Pyrenees

Spend a day hiking in the foothills of the Pyrenees for breathtaking scenery and clean, crisp air.
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Days 31-32 San Sebastian

Travel to Spain and hang out with the locals in this charming north of Spain city. Scale Mt Urgull to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the bay.
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Days 33-34 Segovia

Segovia's walled town holds a treasure trove of architectural wonders just waiting to be explored including Alcazar, a fairytale castle perched on a cliff.
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Days 35-36 Madrid

Marvel at masterpieces in the Museo del Prado or relax in the Parque del Buen Retiro admiring Madrid monuments. Later, experience Madrid city's lively after-dark atmosphere.
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Day 37 Salamanca

Travel to Salamanca and admire the quirky Casa de las Conchas. Pull up a chair at a Plaza Mayor cafe and indulge in the must-do thing to do in Spain - sample tapas washed down with sangria!
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Days 38-39 Coimbra

Travel to Portugal to blast those tastebuds with alheiras and piri-piri before indulging in the region's renowned red wines.
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Days 40-41 Lisbon

Rattle through Lisbon on a tram before visiting the hilltop citadel for magnificent, panoramic views across terracotta rooftops.
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Days 42-43 The Algarve

Head straight to the beautiful beaches of Algarve, Portugal, to enjoy sunshine, a swim and some well-deserved relaxation.
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Day 44 Jerez

Visit Jerez and take a bodega tour and sample some of this town's world-renowned sherries.
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Days 45-46 Chefchaouen

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa. Discover enchanting Chefchaouen on a stroll through narrow, cobblestone streets and past blue-washed houses.
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Days 47-48 Fes

Travel to the city of Fes, a city suspended in time. For an unforgettable experience, watch the sun set over the medina as the melodic call to prayer echoes through the streets.
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Days 49-50 Marrakech

Haggle with locals in Marrakech's souqs then perhaps celebrate the end of the journey with a grand Moroccan feast.
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