Best of Spain & Italy

Get a perfect mix of ancient cities, culinary delights and historic sites in Spain and Italy
Start this Mediterranean journey by traveling through sunny Spain. 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 discover the vibrant city of Valencia. Uncover the secrets of Andalusia’s jewels – Granada, Cordoba, and stunning Seville. 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
16 Days from $4869/person CAD
Family
Food & Wine
Guided
Romantic
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Primary Location

Spain & Italy, Europe

Departures

Various Saturday departures from April to October 2022

Included:

  • Accommodation in premium 4-star hotels
  • Overnight ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome) in a standard ocean-view cabin
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with panoramic windows
  • Multilingual tour-escort throughout the tour
  • Private airport transfers
  • Entrance fees to the Cordoba Mosque, Seville Cathedral, Alhambra & Generalife Gardens
  • Exclusive skip-the-line” tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica & Vatican Museums
  • Guided city tours with local guides in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Tuscany wine
  • region and Rome

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • 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
  • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs
  • In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons, the tour will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour instead
  • During the stay in Madrid, the ferry journey, and in Rome, the tour escort service is not available
  • Passengers must pass the security checkpoint to board the ferry with their own luggage
  • Lunch provided on board the ferry will be self-service
  • Passport details are required at the time of the booking

Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade to the superior or suite cabins onboard the overnight ferry
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Extend your stay to the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast
  • Optional excursions in Spain include flamenco show in Seville and Granada
  • Optional excursions in Italy include Afternoon Ancient Rome Tour & Pisa Excursion from Florence
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can with the Tour Escort

Custom Itinerary

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

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO MADRID!

Welcome to Madrid! 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.

Accommodation at the Riu Plaza España, Madrid, or similar

DAY 2: MADRID

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid and journey through the history, art, and culture of Madrid through its streets, icons, and monuments. Discover the essence and avant-garde of historic and modern Madrid. See the places that no visitor should miss on a tour that runs through the historical and cosmopolitan areas of Madrid including the Puerta del Sol, Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium of Real Madrid, and much more! Meals: B

Accommodation at the Riu Plaza España, Madrid, or similar

DAY 3: MADRID > CORDOBA > SEVILLE

After breakfast, depart towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. En route, drive along La Mancha, known for its wines, windmills, and the setting of 17th-century novel "Don Quixote". Upon arrival in Cordoba, enjoy an impressive tour of Cordoba's 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, D

Accommodation at the Meliá Lebreros, Seville, or similar

DAY 4: 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 a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park, and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active full of light city. In the evening, join an optional flamenco experience. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Meliá Lebreros, Seville, or similar

DAY 5: SEVILLE > GRANADA

In the morning, depart towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms. Visit the world-famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, or join an optional show of the most authentic Gypsy Flamenco experience in Granada. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Meliá Granada, Granada, or similar

DAY 6: GRANADA > VALENCIA

After breakfast, drive towards the beautiful Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continues north via Alicante, the second-largest city within the region of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements - Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”. Meals: B

Accommodation at the NH Valencia Las Artes, Valencia, or similar

DAY 7: VALENCIA > BARCELONA

After breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour of Valencia including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings. Continue towards the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. Early afternoon departure northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona, home of the famous architect Gaudí and symbol of Catalonian modernism. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, Barcelona, or similar

DAY 8: BARCELONA

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Barcelona, well known worldwide for the 1992 Olympic Games. Drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, and more! See the 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 until your transfer pickup from the hotel to the port to board the ferry towards Civitavecchia. Departure at approximately 23:59 and night on board. Meals: B

Overnight ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome) in a standard ocean-view cabin

DAY 9: CIVITAVECCHIA > ROME

Breakfast and lunch on-board the ferry. During the journey, you can enjoy the various amenities included on the ferry. Outdoor space with swimming pool, sun loungers, bar, party room, video game room, cafeteria (open 24 hours), self-service restaurant, a la carte restaurant, boutique, internet room, health center, and gym. The arrival at Civitavecchia is at 20:00. Disembarkation and transfer to Rome. The estimated time of arrival in Rome is at 22:00. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Bettoja Hotels Collection, Rome, or similar

DAY 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 Carlton on the Grand Canal, Venice, or similar

DAY 13: VENICE

After breakfast, jump aboard a water taxi to the famous St. Mark’s Square, where you will visit the cathedral, the plaza, and Doge’s Palace (exterior only), a symbol of the glory and authority of Venice. Nearby, see the legendary Bridge of Sighs before stopping at a Murano glass factory. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, Venice, or similar

DAY 14: 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 Bettoja Hotels Collection, Rome, or similar

DAY 15: 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 Bettoja Hotels Collection, Rome, or similar

DAY 16: ROME DEPARTURE

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport or extend your stay to the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast. Arrivederci! Meals: B


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