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Don't do mornings? Take a "Crack of noon" tour of Italy or France

Don't you just despise fellow vacationers who leap out of bed at dawn's first light, eager to get a start on the day's activities? Do you hate trying to comprehend great works of art with a throbbing hangover? If your holidays often end up feeling about as relaxing as a day at the office, Executive Tours International has a solution.

The small, California-based luxury and customized travel company offered its first "Crack of Noon" tour of Italy last fall. It proved so popular, France has been added to the fall 2010 schedule.

This new take on organized tours features activities starting "after the civilized hour of noon" -ideal for those who don't consider themselves "morning people." Most days officially begin after 12 p.m., so travelers can choose to sleep in after a bit of late-night revelry, or have entire mornings to explore on their own. Limited to 24 guests each, "Crack of Noon Italy," and "Crack of Noon France" allow travelers to explore each country, while giving them ample time to relax, recharge, and get some quality alone time.

The tours showcase the food and wine of each country. Italy includes Rome, Tuscany, and Venice, while France highlights Paris, Provence, and the French Riviera. Bookings close June 30th-be sure to set your alarm.

Filed under: Arts and Culture, History, Learning, Food and Drink, Europe, North America, France, Italy, Nightlife, Luxury Travel

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