Peace of Mind
Exclusive Packages
Barcelona, Southern France & Northern Italy Journeys
Nice, French Riviera
Sirmione, Lake Garda
Avignon Bridge
Cité de Carcassonne

Barcelona, Southern France & Northern Italy Journeys (Tour code: 12909)

Starts and Ends
Barcelona to
Travel Periods
30 Mar 24 - 09 Nov 24
Travel Style
Group Journeys
Experience the enchanting beauty of Provence, the French Riviera, and Northern Italy on this 12-day journey that will mesmerise your senses.


Guaranteed Departures. Small group sizes (max 24 passengers). English speaking only tour with an experienced Tour Director.

Experience the glamour and beauty of the French Riviera in Nice and Cannes

Visit Palais des Papes, one of the most important Gothic buildings in Europe

Explore the medieval fortress of Cité de Carcassonne, a UNESCO Site

Stop in Milan, recognised as one of the world's four fashion capitals in the world!

Discover Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet

Stroll down St. Mark's Square in Venice, offering a captivating blend of stunning architecture, historical significance, and a vibrant atmosphere

12 days
AUD 4,530
per person, twin share
Travelling with kids? Read more 
All services are subject to availability.

Book Now

Only $100pp deposit to Book Now

Visit our Agent Portal for more info.

Make an enquiry

In partnership

Entire Group Journeys


Embark on a mesmerizing 12-day journey from Barcelona, where you'll explore the medieval fortress of Cité de Carcassonne, a UNESCO site, visit the iconic Palais des Papes in Avignon, experience the glamour of the French Riviera in Nice and Cannes.

Continue to Northern Italy and stop in fashion-forward Milan, discover the romantic city of Verona and the enchanting Lake Garda, and stroll through the captivating St. Mark's Square in Venice, culminating in an unforgettable adventure.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned


11-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
Transportation by luxury coach
Private transfers to/from airport as per itinerary
Daily Breakfast
Dinners as per itinerary
Wine tasting in Provence (France)
Create your own fragrance at the School of Perfume
Guided visits in Barcelona, Carcassone, Avignon, Nice, Milan & Venice
English-Speaking Only Tour Director throughout the journey

Intro Map

Barcelona, Southern France & Northern Italy Journeys


Day 1 Barcelona Airport Barcelona

A private transfer will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. 

At 19:00, meet with your Tour Director (TD) at the hotel´s Reception Desk for a welcome meeting. You will also meet your fellow travellers. Your TD will give you all the relevant details of the city and will inform you of the schedule for the following day.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Barcelona at the Catalonia Diagonal Centro Hotel

Barcelona Airport → Barcelona

Day 2 Barcelona

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Begin your day in Barcelona with a city discovery tour. See the Barcelona Pavilion, a study in minimalism built for the 1929 International Exposition. Then explore the Sagrada Familia (entrance not included), a still-unfinished cathedral designed by Catalan architect Antoní Gaudí.

The afternoon is free to explore the city at your own pace.

In the early evening, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Barcelona at the Catalonia Diagonal Centro Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner
Sagrada Familia

Day 3 Barcelona Girona Carcassonne

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Depart towards Girona. Much of the old quarter of this ancient city has been preserved and is a popular destination for tourists, and film productions have used it as a filming location (e.g., Game of Thrones). Enjoy time at leisure.

Continue crossing the border to France to Carcassonne and continue exploring this awesome city, otherwise add in an optional tour to Canal Du Midi.

Overnight stay in Carcassonne at the Sowell Les Chevaliers Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner
Barcelona → Girona → Carcassonne
Canal du midi

Day 4 Carcassone

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Start your day with a walking City tour of the Citadel, known as the Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress dating back to the Gallo-Roman period and restored in 1853. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997 because of the exceptional preservation and restoration of the medieval citadel.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you enjoy this stunning medieval Southern France town.

Overnight stay in Carcassonne at the Sowell Les Chevaliers Hotel 


Day 5 Carcassonne Nimes Avignon

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Depart to Nimes, the most Roman city outside of Italy. Several famous monuments are in Nimes, such as the Arena of Nimes and the Maison Carrée. Because of this, Nimes is often referred to as the "French Rome".

We continue our roman day visiting the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water over 50 km. It was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites in 1985 because of its exceptional preservation, historical importance, and architectural ingenuity.

Overnight stay in Avignon at the Najeti La Magnameraie Hotel

Carcassonne → Nimes → Avignon
Pont du Gard

Day 6 Avignon

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Today, discover the famous Provence capital, Avignon. Visit The Palais des Papes. It is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Once a fortress and palace, the papal residence was a seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century. UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its outstanding architecture and historical importance for the Papacy. We will admire the Pont d´Avignon.

Optional tour for a Rhone River cruise with lunch to Villeneuve les Avignon (not included).

Overnight stay in Avignon at the Najeti La Magnameraie Hotel


Day 7 Avignon Cote D'Azur Cannes

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Today's first activity will bring you to the charming town of Chateauneuf du Pape, well known for its wine. The total annual production is around 100,000 hectolitres (equivalent to 13 million bottles of wine).

Continue with a unique visit and wine tasting with light lunch at one of the most beautiful cellars of Provence.

Overnight stay in Cannes at the Juliana Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch
Avignon → Cote D'Azur → Cannes

Day 8 Cannes Nice Cannes

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

A full day excursion to enjoy the glamorous Cote d´Azur. This region is the centre of the French perfume industry. This region produces over two-thirds of France's natural aromas. 

Try to create your own fragrance in an amazing Perfume school. (You´ll keep your personal creation!)

Continue the journey to Nice to discover what the city has to offer. Afterwards, return to Cannes and the remaining of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Cannes at the Juliana Hotel

Cannes → Nice → Cannes
Create your own fragrance

Day 9 Cannes Milan

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

We will cross another European border, en route to Milan, Italy's Northern capital. Milan has been recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals. Milan's Cathedral is the fifth-largest cathedral in the world and the most important example of Gothic architecture in Italy. The city hosts La Scala opera house, considered one of the world's most prestigious.

Overnight stay in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz

Cannes → Milan
Milan Cathedral

Day 10 Milan Garda Lake Verona Venice

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Early departure to the beautiful Lake Garda. Take a stunning boat trip & light lunch at one of the most beautiful European corners. Continue to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Time at leisure to visit the town.

Finally, we will arrive in Venice, the city of canals.

Overnight stay in Venice at the Cassanova Hotel 

Breakfast, Lunch
Milan → Garda Lake → Verona → Venice
Lake Garda

Day 11 Venice

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Partake in a walking tour of Venice. Traverse the Piazza San Marco, often referred to as St Mark’s Square and see the history and hear the rumoured fables about it being the drawing room of Europe.

The afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring this awesome city, otherwise add in an optional tour to Murano & Burano islands.

In the early evening, join your fellow travellers for an amazing Gondola ride to your Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Venice at the Casanova Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 Venice Airport Venice

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Take a private transfer to the airport.




Hotel Catalonia Diagonal Centro

Stay in the heart of Barcelona's Eixample at the Catalonia Diagonal Centro hotel, located next to Passeig de Gràcia and close to the main buildings on the city's modernist route. Its good connections with different means of public transport will make it easy for you to move around Barcelona, ​​whether you come for tourism or business. The location of the Catalonia Diagonal Centro hotel is ideal for touring Barcelona or for staying during your business trips.

Sowell Les Chevaliers Hotel

Due to its perfect location, the establishment offers rooms equipped with  great comfort and most of them offering an unobstructed view of the ramparts. 
Families wishing to stay at the hotel will have the option of opting for connecting rooms. You will be seduced by the  medieval decoration of our establishment, which will surely offer you an extraordinary journey through time!

Najeti La Magnameraie Hotel

On the banks of the Rhône, at the gates of the famous city of the Popes, the Hotel La Magnaneraie offers 32 rooms and suites. Located on the heights of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, our hotel invites you to take a quiet break while enjoying the tranquility.
A former country house, a place of feasts in the 16th century that became a magnanerie – breeding silkworms – then a wine estate in the 20th century before finding its vocation as a hotel in the 1970s, La Magnaneraie joined Najeti Hotels & Golfs Collection in 2000. Since then, the residence has been reborn to offer its guests an intimate, warm and refined setting, making the Provençal dolce vita a true art of living.

Juliana Hotel

Space and Design are key words for the Juliana. You will appreciate the warm and airy entrance in the lines of Pierre Cardin, leading to the reception and lobby.

The glamourous hall provides a dedicated access to the differently abled, to ensure comfort and attention to every guest. The bar will serve until late, and our relaxing lounges will welcome you with the finest custom-made furniture and attentive service. The hotel is equipped with a large car park available to all residents and visitors. The rejuvenated Juliana Hotel Cannes' unique design will attract you with its iconic designs and art like David Bailey’s Original photographic artwork, with portraits of the most famous stars and celebrities of the 1960s and 70s including Brigitte Bardot,

Starhotels Ritz

Its chic, contemporary atmosphere and strategic position near the shopping district of Corso Buenos Aires and Porta Venezia make the Starhotels Ritz the ideal starting point to experience Milan's fascinating charm. 
Each one of Starhotels Ritz’s 197 rooms and suites has been refurbished, blending contemporary furnishings with quality fabrics.

Hotel Casanova

Hotel Casanova is a four-star hotel located in the heart of Venice, Italy. It offers its guests a perfect blend of modern comfort and classic Venetian style. Thanks to its central location, guests have easy access to various iconic landmarks, including St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. The hotel features elegantly designed rooms. For guests seeking relaxation, the hotel offers a panoramic terrace that provides stunning views of the city. The hotel provides a wide range of services, including concierge, luggage storage, and ticket assistance. The on-site restaurant serves a range of delicious Italian cuisine, while the bar offers a variety of beverages. Hotel Casanova is the perfect destination for travelers seeking a comfortable and memorable stay in Venice, Italy.

Additional information

Official language
Local currency
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. 


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fee
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package (Entrance tickets to sites and museums)


Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?

  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.

How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?

  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group

When experience matters