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

Rome

  • 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

Florence

  • 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

Madrid

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


Accommodation

  • 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.

Food

  • 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.

Staff

  • 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.

Itinerary

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