Mediterranean Flavours

  • 14 Days

  • Mediterranean

  • Active pace

Experience the delights of three of Europe's finest countries, including two unsurpassed capital cities and a host of cosmopolitan sightseeing and scenery.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
Individual audio system
All airport and port taxes
Single share option
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

of 14 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 07th October 2017

Meals included: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Overview

Experience the delights of three of Europe's finest countries, including two unsurpassed capital cities and a host of cosmopolitan sightseeing and scenery.

At a glance

  • Madrid Guided visit
  • Castilian Plains Scenic drive
  • Cuencat
  • ValenciaGuided sightseeing
  • Peniscola Castle visit
  • Barcelona City sightseeing
  • Pyrenees Scenic drive
  • Collioure
  • Marseille Orientation drive
  • Eze Perfume workshop
  • Cote d'Azur Scenic drive
  • Cinque Terre
  • Verona Juliet's Balcony
  • Venice Canal boat ride, glass blowing workshop
  • Assisi St. Francis Basilica
  • Rome Guided sightseeing, Colosseum, Forum.

Day 1

UK - Madrid

Fly to Madrid where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Madrid

perhaps take the optional trip to picturesque Toledo, an old walled city above the Tagus River made famous by El Greco's painting. Later, join the included Madrid guided city sightseeing. Not only because it's the capital of Spain but also because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say it's the nearest thing to heaven. This evening, why not join the optional Madrid by night excursion with dinner?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Madrid - Cuenca - Valencia

Start the day by driving to the magnificently located old town of Cuenca, which stands high above the Rivers Jucar and Huecar and is famous for the "hanging houses" which are suspended over the ravine. Journey on to Valencia, home of the national dish paella, for a city tour with local guide n included city sightseeing including the visit of the City of Arts and Science, one of the 12 “treasures of Spain”

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Valencia - Peñiscola - Barcelona

Head to nearby Castellón for a visit to Peñiscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. Continue your journey through orange groves and seaside resorts past Tarragona to Catalonia's lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Barcelona

Your sightseeing tour with a local guide features a drive around Monjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and panoramic views of the port and city below, before heading into the city centre. Here you will have time to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi's architectural masterpieces in the Houses Batllò and Mila and the Sagrada Familia (entrance fees not included). The afternoon is at leisure or you may wish to take an optional excursion to Montserrat.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Barcelona - Collioure - Marseille

First stop today is in Collioure, a picturesque village and one of the most painted locations in France and home of the Fauvism artistic movement, nestled on the rocky Mediterranean coastline and sheltered by the Pyrenees. Later, head to France's oldest city, Marseille, where you will enjoy an included dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Marseille - Cassis - French Riviera

Capital of Provence, Marseille was founded by the Greeks in 600BC and is packed with fascinating sights. Your orientation will take you to the city's bustling ancient heart - the picturesque Vieux Port, where elegant markets and handsome townhouses surround the harbour. Then, head for the hilltop Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde for a visit and stunning views of the city. This afternoon, follow the coast toward Cassis, a small fishing port, en route to the French Riviera.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

French Riviera - Eze - French Riviera

Spend the day in the famously beautiful city of Nice. You may like to join the included trip to Eze, to visit the amazing perfume workshop. This is a unique experience that treats all the senses, see the processes involved with creating perfume and discover what a 'Nez' is. Enjoy free time in the afternoon, either at the glorious beaches, walking along the fabulous promenade or visiting the variety of museums and shops.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

French Riviera - Cinque Terre area

Enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery along the French and Italian Riviera as you travel towards the Cinque Terre. Break your coach journey by taking a short train ride through the spectacular Cinque Terre region, stopping to admire the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired Lord Byron. Continue to the Cinque Terre area for an overnight stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Cinque Terre area - Verona - Venice area

Travel through the Po river plain to the romantic city of Verona, where you'll have time to wander at leisure, perhaps seeing Juliet's balcony of Shakespearean heritage. Continue to Venice for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Venice

Venice is a visual wonder, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces and piazzas. Your included orientation starts with a boat ride along one of the main canals to St Mark’s Square, where you will enjoy time to visit at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian Glassblowers at work. Don't miss out on the optional Gondola trip, gliding along the canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Venice area - Assisi - Rome

Today you'll have an interesting drive across the Po Delta stopping in Assisi, a city enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of St Francis where you will see the Basilica, boasting the most famous frescos by Giotto.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Rome

The "Eternal City," Rome is a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive, exciting and unique. Your included sightseeing with a local guide starts with St Peter's Square and Basilica, with an included visit to the Roman Forum and iconic Colosseum. Grab the opportunity of skipping the queues and visiting the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel by joining the optional excursion available.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Rome - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Madrid: Rafael Ventas
  • Valencia: Abba Acteon
  • Barcelona: Abba Garden
  • Marseille: Ibis Marseille Centre Europe
  • French Riviera: Ibis Vieux Port Nice
  • Cinque Terre: NH La Spezia
  • Venice Area: Antony At Marcon Or Poppi At Mira
  • Rome: Pineta Palace

Notes

Special Departures:

Christmas in Barcelona & New Years in Venice including Reveillon: 21st December 2017 & 2018

Tour hotels will be as stated or alternatives of a similar standard.

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