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From Spain to France to Italy, this affordable tour along the Mediterranean Coast, features vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery. You’ll stay in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, the Venice area, and Rome. You'll also overnight in the French Riviera and the Cinque Terre area. The highlights of this budget travel adventure across the Mediterranean region include an excursion to the famous Cinque Terre area, a name given to five medieval fishing villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views. You'll also spend time on the French Riviera, where you'll have the chance to visit a perfume workshop in Èze and time to explore on your own. Plus, enjoy stunning scenery as you drive along the most fascinating landscapes and visit cameo villages such as Cuenca, Collioure, Cassis and iconic cities like Verona or Barcelona! Your Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your sightseeing tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. You’ll see Rome’s iconic landmarks, such as the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. You’ll be introduced to Venice with a boat ride to world-famous St. Mark's Square. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point in Marseille with stunning views of the city. In Assisi, visit the St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful frescos by Giotto. Designed by a team of experienced Tour Directors, this Mediterranean tour to Spain, France, and Italy has been perfectly planned for value-minded travelers wanting a wonderful, yet affordable, Mediterranean vacation.

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14 days from RM8,504/pax

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Day to day

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)

Day 2

MADRID

Not only is it the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 665 metres (2,180 feet) above sea level, the Spaniards rightly say it's the nearest thing to Heaven. Enjoy the main highlights on the included guided city tour. Consider an optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco's painting-even now, it's like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. (B)

Day 3

MADRID-CUENCA-VALENCIA.

Travel southeast to Cuenca, perched high above the precipices of the Jucar and Huecar Rivers. It is famous for its "hanging houses" that are suspended over the Huecar ravine. Journey on to Valencia, Spain's third-largest city. Enjoy the sites with a Local Guide and visit magnificent SCIENCE PARK, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. (B,D)

Day 4

VALENCIA-PENISCOLA-BARCELONA.

Today, visit PENISCOLA CASTLE in Castellon, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. The promontory on which the castle and town are located is a fine reminder of medieval times. Continue your journey through orange groves and seaside resorts past Tarragona to Catalonia's lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona. (B)

Day 5

BARCELONA.

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Monjuic to see the Olympic Stadium and a great panoramic view of the port and city. The drive continues to the city centre of Plaza Catalunya and to Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi's architectural masterpieces in the Houses Batllo and Mila and the Sagrada Familia (entrance fees not included). Afternoon at leisure-maybe join the optional excursion to Montserrat. (B)

Day 6

BARCELONA-COLLIOURE,FRANCE-MARSEILLE.

Leave Spain today and cross the border into France for a visit to Collioure. This picturesque village is nestled in an idyllic place on the rocky Mediterranean coastline and is sheltered by the Pyrenees. Carry on to the oldest city in France-Marseille, to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7

MARSEILLE-CASSIS-FRENCH RIVIERA

Capital of the Provence, Marseille was founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. See the city's bustling ancient heart-the picturesque Vieux Port (old port), where elegant markets and handsome townhouses surround the boat-filled harbour. Then, head for the hilltop BASILICA NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE, with stunning views of the city. Follow the coastal route toward Cassis, a small fishing port lined with cafes and restaurants, and stop to discover the town before reaching Nice. Later, why not join the optional, Monte Carlo by Night excursion? (B)

Day 8

FRENCH RIVIERA.EXCURSION TO EZE

Start the day with a visit to a PERFUME WORKSHOP in Eze. Later, time at leisure to do as you please! Dabble in the Mediterranean Sea, stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or join our optional excursion to the artists' town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)

Day 9

FRENCH RIVIERA-CINQUE TERRE AREA, ITALY

Enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery along the French and Italian Rivieras as you travel toward Cinque Terre. Take the TRAIN in Levanto and stop in some of the most enchanting villages of the spectacular Cinque Terre region, where the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired Lord Byron. There are several breathtaking trails carved into the rocks connecting the villages, affording dramatic sea views. (B,D)

Day 10

CINQUE TERRE AREA-VERONA-VENICE AREA

Travel through areas of culinary excellence in the Po plains to reach the romantic city of Verona. See Romeo and Juliet's balcony, and enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to the Venice area, where you will spend two nights. (B)

Day 11

VENICE.

Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch VENETIAN GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 12

VENICE AREA-ASSISI-ROME.

Cross the Po Delta and head into the verdant Apennines to medieval Assisi, enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic ST. FRANCIS. See the UPPER and LOWER BASILICA with the beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)

Day 13

ROME.

Rome, the "Eternal City," is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 14

ROME.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Map of Mediterranean Flavours

What's included

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS
  • SIGHTSEEING: Visits to Cuenca, Peniscola Castle, Collioure, Marseille, Cassis, Eze, Nice, Cinque Terre, Verona, Venice, Assisi St. Francis Basilica.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Castilian Plains, Pyrenees, Cote d'Azur, Po Delta, Apennines.
  • GUIDES: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Rome. Professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Canal boat ride in Venice; train Levanto-La Spezia.
  • HOTELS: Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT: Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
  • MEALS: 13 Buffet breakfasts (B); 5 dinners (D), including a dinner at a local restaurant in Marseille.
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
13 Apr 2019 26 Apr 2019 $2099 USD $2769 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
27 Apr 2019 10 May 2019 $2199 USD $2869 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
11 May 2019 24 May 2019 $2199 USD $2869 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
25 May 2019 07 Jun 2019 $2199 USD $2869 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
01 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 $2249 USD $2919 USD  
08 Jun 2019 21 Jun 2019 $2249 USD $2919 USD  
15 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 $2299 USD $2969 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
29 Jun 2019 12 Jul 2019 $2299 USD $2969 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
13 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019 $2129 USD $2799 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
27 Jul 2019 09 Aug 2019 $2129 USD $2799 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
10 Aug 2019 23 Aug 2019 $2129 USD $2799 USD  
24 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 $2199 USD $2869 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
07 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019 $2249 USD $2919 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
21 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019 $2249 USD $2919 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
05 Oct 2019 18 Oct 2019 $2169 USD $2839 USD  
19 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019 $2169 USD $2839 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
02 Nov 2019 15 Nov 2019 $1999 USD $2669 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
21 Dec 2019 03 Jan 2020 $2099 USD $2769 USD  
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price 
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Twin Price 
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Triple Price 
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PRE MADRID 01 Sep 2019 31 Dec 2019 $132 USD $68 USD $63 USD
PRE MADRID 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $121 USD $60 USD $59 USD
PRE MADRID 01 Jan 2019 30 Jun 2019 $132 USD $68 USD $63 USD
POST ROME 29 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 $161 USD $98 USD $89 USD
POST ROME 01 Nov 2019 28 Dec 2019 $125 USD $72 USD $67 USD
POST ROME 01 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $161 USD $98 USD $89 USD
POST ROME 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $130 USD $77 USD $68 USD
POST ROME 21 Mar 2019 30 Jun 2019 $161 USD $98 USD $89 USD
POST ROME 01 Mar 2019 20 Mar 2019 $130 USD $77 USD $68 USD
POST ROME 02 Jan 2019 28 Feb 2019 $125 USD $72 USD $67 USD
POST ROME 01 Jan 2019 01 Jan 2019 $161 USD $98 USD $89 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $134 USD
         
 
 
 
 

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