Mediterranean Highlights (Start Rome)

12/27/2018 through 08/02/2019
12/27/2018 through 08/05/2019
Contiki Vacations

Mediterranean Highlights (Start Rome)
If you’re quite fond of picturesque pebble beaches, sunset cocktails and eating enough antipasto to sink a small yacht, then congratulations! You are human. And you’re going to love the Contiki Mediterranean Highlights. Kicking off in Rome, we will get very well acquainted with the best spots in Italy before cruising along the French Riviera then on to Barcelona and magical Madrid.

Arrive Rome

  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona


  • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & the art of the Vatican Museums
  • See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City


  • Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo’s Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
  • Learn about Florence’s leather craft with a demonstration

French Riviera to Avignon

  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Avignon to Barcelona

  • See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
  • Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district


  • Guided tour of Royal Palace in Madrid
  • See the Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana


  • From historical Rome to fiesta-filled Madrid, you’ll be resting your head in comfortable hotels. Sleep twin or triple share for the 12 nights on the road, or pay a tad extra to slumber in your own digs.


  • Mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine, which is as rich as it is healthy, will be on the menu here. 12 continental breakfasts are included, as well as four scrumptious regional dinners in restaurants recommended to us by locals.


  • You’ll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager, who knows the streets of Europe better than you know the hairs on your toes. When it comes to transport, an experienced and legendary driver team will be taking the reins; trust us, they’re always a hoot.


Day 1 Arrive Rome
Day 2 Rome with Vatican City
Day 3 Rome to Florence via San Gimignano
Day 4 Florence
Day 5 Florence to Italian Riviera via Pisa and Cinque Terre
Day 6 Italian Riviera to French Riviera
Day 7 French Riviera incl Monaco
Day 8 French Riviera to Avignon via Aix en Provence
Day 9 Avignon to Barcelona
Day 10 Barcelona
Day 11 Barcelona to Madrid via Zaragoza
Day 12 Madrid
Day 13 Depart Madrid

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