We have never been to France but we have been to Rome, Florence and Venice Italy in '08.
I am researching two Rick Steve's tours and I am soliciting comments on their content.
The tours are Paris and the heart of a France and The heart of Italy tours.
We loved Italy and I really want to get back to Rome and Florence. Volterra, Lucca and the Italian Rivera are places I would love to see.
But, I also want to see Paris, Mont St-Michel and the D day beaches. I want to do one of these tours in May '15.
The France trip is longer and cost more the the Italy tour. The Italy tour has more departure dates (late October could be an alternative date), attractive itinerary but I have been in Rome and Florence before.
However one could make many trips to Rome and Florence and not see it all.
We love history and I especially love photography. I am weighing the pros and cons of the tours and would love to hear comments from people who have actual knowledge of the sites of interest on either tour.
We are planning to retire in 2016 and this could be our last "expensive" vacation. Any insights are welcomed. Thank you.