A Mediterranean Dream: Italy & Spain

Get a perfect mix of ancient cities, culinary delights and historic sites in Italy & Spain
Traveling from eternal Rome and up through the hazy hills of Tuscany, you’ll sample the best of Italy. Catch the spirit of La Vita Bella as you explore elegant Florentine piazzas, sip world-class wines, and float down intimate Venetian canals. Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty of Madrid and gaze upon the astounding fortress of the Alhambra. Witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes and uncover the secrets of Andalusia’s jewels – Granada, Cordoba, stunning Seville, and much more
17 Days from $4639/person CAD
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Primary Location

Italy & Spain, Europe

Departures

Weekly Thursday departures from May to October 2023

Included:

  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotels
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers
  • Overnight ferry from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Barcelona
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Professional Tour-escort service
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
  • Visits to Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Tuscany Wine Region, and Rome
  • Venetian Cicchetti (Aperitif)
  • Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica (with exclusive “Skip the Line” tickets)
  • Rome by Sunset Tour with Gelato
  • Guided visits in Barcelona, Cordoba (Mosque entrance included), Sevilla (Cathedral entrance included), Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens) and
  • Toledo
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
  • Stretch your legs with extra legroom on the coaches! More space is provided on board to pamper travelers with the most comfortable trip

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • During stays in Rome, Barcelona, and Madrid, as well as during the overnight ferry.
  • the tour leader service is not included

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability
  • Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: ROME ARRIVAL

Benvenuti a Roma! After your arrival at the airport, meet and greet your driver where you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure.

In the evening, pick up from your hotel to the meeting point for the departure of Rome at sunset tour (offered from April to October). The local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day - absolutely romantic at sunset. After the walking tour, there is only one thing missing to end this experience - relax by enjoying a creamy and tasty Gelato, it’s on us! The tour ends at the Spanish Steps area. Return to your hotel and overnight stay.

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 2: ROME

After breakfast, depart for a morning tour of the Vatican Museums, Raphael’s Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! Then pass through an exclusive entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church in the world. After, enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Rome on your own or opt for an Ancient Rome tour. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 3: ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

Departure around 7:30 am from your hotel for Assisi, a tiny town in Umbria surrounded by walls built in the Middle Ages, famous for the Basilica of St. Francis. After exploring Assisi at your own pace, board the bus for Siena, a Medieval town known for its Palio horse race around the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. Continue on to Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Raffaello, Florence, or similar

DAY 4: FLORENCE

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing drive to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, and the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors. Admire Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Santa Croce before spending an afternoon of leisure in Florence or opting for an excursion to Pisa for a tour of the Square of Miracles, home to the famed Leaning Tower. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Raffaello, Florence, or similar

DAY 5: FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE

After breakfast in Florence, depart to Bologna. In Bologna, wander through seemingly endless elegant porticos, visiting Piazza del Nettuno, Piazza Maggiore, King Renzo Palace, and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In the afternoon, continue to Padua and then Venice, renowned for its canals and gondola boats. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Delfino Mestre, Venice, or similar

DAY 6: VENICE

After breakfast, jump aboard a water taxi to the famous St. Mark’s Square, where you will visit the Doge’s Palace (exterior only), a symbol of the glory and authority of Venice. Nearby, see the legendary Bridge of Sighs before tasting a Venetian spritz or a prosecco with the company of your tour leader. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Delfino Mestre, Venice, or similar

DAY 7: VENICE > TUSCANY WINE REGION (MONTEPULCIANO) > ROME

After breakfast, depart for Tuscany, known for its romantic churches, castles, and wine. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town known for its “Nobile” wine and the annual jazz festival. Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant. Spend the afternoon independently exploring Montepulciano before continuing to Rome. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 8: ROME > CIVITAVECCHIA

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at your disposal. Meet your driver at 7:30 pm for your transfer to Civitavecchia port (Terminal Grimaldi Lines) and board the Cruise Ferry to Barcelona. Departure at 11:00 pm. Overnight on board. Meals: B

Accommodation overnight onboard the Cruise Ferry

DAY 9: ARRIVAL IN BARCELONA

Enjoy your time and discover the variety and quality of services that this kind of Cruise Ferries can offer; a wide open space with a pool (for adults and kids), lounges, bars, disco, a cafeteria (open 24 hours); self-service or a la carte restaurants, boutiques, internet lounges, health center, and a gym. Arrival in Barcelona at 7:00 pm approx., disembark from the ferry and transfer to Barcelona. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Catalonia Barcelona 505, Barcelona, or similar

DAY 10: BARCELONA

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Barcelona, well known worldwide for the 1992 Olympic Games. Drive along the main avenues including the Gothic Quarter with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, and more! See Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city and harbor, the Olympic Ring, the monument to Columbus, and the Olympic Port. The afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Catalonia Barcelona 505, Barcelona, or similar

DAY 11: BARCELONA > MADRID

After breakfast, drive towards Madrid while gazing upon the beautiful Spanish scenery. Arrive in Madrid and check in at your hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Princess Plaza, Madrid, or similar

DAY 12: MADRID > CORDOBA > SEVILLE

After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land. A brief stop at a typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows an enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Enjoy a tour of its majestic Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours, the ride reaches Seville. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Catalonia Santa Justa, Seville, or similar

DAY 13: SEVILLE

After breakfast, enjoy a morning panoramic city tour of Seville. Discover the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park, and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, and specific flavors of this active full of light city. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Catalonia Santa Justa, Seville, or similar

DAY 14: SEVILLE > GRANADA

After breakfast, drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalusia observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world-famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens which have inspired several authors with their sound and sights.

After some time at leisure, join your fellow travelers to experience the most authentic Gypsy Flamenco show including dinner (optional). Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Alixares, Granada, or similar

DAY 15: GRANADA

Breakfast at the hotel and a free day to enjoy the Nasrid capital. Granada is more than Alhambra; the Muslim heritage runs through every corner of the city and mixes with the Christian tradition, giving rise to a unique city. Optionally, you can participate in this spirit and be immersed in the magical neighborhood of El Albaicín, a World Heritage Site. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Alixares, Granada, or similar

DAY 16: GRANADA > TOLEDO > MADRID

Today drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the imperial city of Toledo – World Heritage City - where the three religions of Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of Spanish art, history, and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Continue to Madrid. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Princesa Plaza, Madrid, or similar

DAY 17: MADRID

Final breakfast followed by check-out and transfer to the airport. Meals: B


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