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Madrid to Rome

13 Days 4 Countries 17 Cities

Uniting Spain, France and Italy, spend time in classic favorites like Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and the French Riviera.

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About this trip

It's just a hop, skip and a jump through Spain, France and Italy as you get to know southern Europe's sophisticated cities. Marvel at the magnificent landmarks of Madrid's Royal Palace, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum. The highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Vatican Museum to view Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece.


Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: SPRO

12 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 5 dinners

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Madrid to Rome

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Day 1

Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Day 2

Madrid Sightseeing

Day 3

Madrid – Zaragoza

Day 4

Zaragoza – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Day 5

Barcelona

France Avignon Bridge, France

Day 6

Barcelona – Pont du Gard – Avignon

Day 7

Avignon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

Day 8

French Riviera

Florence, Italy

Day 9

French Riviera – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

Day 10

Florence Sightseeing

Day 11

Florence – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 12

Rome Sightseeing

Day 13

Depart Rome

Day 1

Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Welcome to the Spanish capital, Madrid. Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

AC Cuzco

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Madrid Sightseeing

This morning join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where you see the Royal Palace, Puerto del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city. Visit world-famous museums or enjoy watching the world go by in the impressive Plaza Mayor. You might consider oining an Optional Experience to nearby Toledo.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Spectacular Toledo: Spain's Ancient Capital

Visit the ancient capital of Spain, which sits above the River Tagus and is home to the nation's principal cathedral and El Greco's famous views. Learn about Moorish and Jewish cultures, and how the area is famed for the production of Damascene work: intricate inlaid gold jewellery and craftwork.

Adult Price: €44.00

Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.

Adult Price: €61.00

Day 2

Day 3

Madrid – Zaragoza

Travel to the city of Zaragoza on the banks of the River Ebro. Over time this city has been influenced by the Romans, the Moors and Christians and this can be seen in the mix of buildings throughout the city. View the Basilica del Pilar dedicated to the Virgin Mary and enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

Hotel

Melia

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 3

Day 4

Zaragoza – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Travel into the province of Catalonia past dramatic scenery. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest lunch with typical Catalan cuisine at a family run winery before arriving in Barcelona which is nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Stop for views of the city from Montjuïc with your Local Specialist on an included panoramic city sightseeing tour of Barcelona. See the major sights including the Christopher Columbus monument, Las Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia before checking in to your hotel.

Hotel

Hesperia Tower/Tryp Condal Mar

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 4

Day 5

Barcelona

Enjoy a full free day in this exciting and cosmopolitan city. Visit one of the local museums or perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the monastery of Montserrat where you will see the mystical Black Madonna.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Flamenco Spectacular With Dinner

Come and experience the passion and spirit of Spain at a spectacular flamenco evening. This modern interpretation of Spain's most famous entertainment is one of the best shows in town, and we’ve even included dinner and drinks.

Adult Price: €86.00

Mystical Montserrat

Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.

Adult Price: €40.00

Day 5

Day 6

Barcelona – Pont du Gard – Avignon

Travel via the foothills of the Pyrenees and cross into France. Visit the UNESCO listed Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century that spans the River Gardon. Later arrive in the city of Avignon. View the Papal Palace and the bridge made famous in the song 'sur le pont d'Avignon'. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Novotel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 6

Day 7

Avignon – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

Travel through Provence, an area that inspired great artists such as van Gogh and Cézanne. Later arrive in the Principality of Monaco.View the palace which is the official residence of the Grimaldi family and the beautiful cathedral where Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly. Later arrive in the scenic coastal town of Juan Les Pins.

Hotel

Garden Beach/AC Ambassadeur

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

French Riviera

Enjoy a free day to explore the French Riviera. Enjoy the beaches of Juan Les Pins or stroll to nearby Antibes. For the more adventurous why not venture further afield and visit Cannes, famous for its annual film festival or Nice where you can walk along the Promenade des Anglais? Perhaps join an Optional Experience to nearby hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

St. Paul, Coastline Drive and Provençale Dinner

First to the medieval hill top town of St. Paul to visit this artists’ paradise. We'll continue along the Riviera, travelling on the Basse, Moyenne and Grande corniche roads with their spectacular views, to a local restaurant, for a delicious meal including drinks.

Adult Price: €83.00

Day 8

Day 9

French Riviera – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

Cross the border into Italy and pass the port city of Genoa. View the UNESCO World Heritage listed Leaning Tower and the marble cathedral when you visit the town of Pisa. Later arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence which spans the River Arno and has a rich artistic background. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 9

Day 10

Florence Sightseeing

Explore this wonderful city with your Local Specialist. View the multi-coloured Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. Visit Piazza della Signoria featuring wonderful sculptures and palazzi. In your free time why not explore the city further or enjoy some shopping?

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of the local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Adult Price: €64.00

Day 10

Day 11

Florence – Rome (2 Nights)

Travel south through the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria and past the hilltop villages of Orvieto and Orte before arriving in Rome.

Hotel

Crowne Plaza St Peters

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €40.00

Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Adult Price: €61.00

Roman Treasures

With our Local Specialist, you'll discover the many delights that Rome has to offer by wandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares. Developed over many centuries, they've created an amazing legacy for us today.

Adult Price: €33.00

Day 11

Day 12

Rome Sightseeing

Visit St. Peter's Basilica and see the Pietà before continuing your city tour to view the Colosseum and ancient Roman sites with your Local Specialist. During your free time why not visit the impressive Vatican Museum where you will be able to see the colourful ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Tonight join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

Adult Price: €79.00

Day 12

Day 13

Depart Rome

Say 'Arrivederci Roma' at the end of your memorable holiday through Spain, France and Italy. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 13

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Learn about the tradition of Spanish sparkling wine and enjoy a typical Spanish lunch at the Giro-Ribot winery on the slopes of Montserrat

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Madrid, Barcelona, Florence and Rome

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Madrid, Barcelona, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Zaragoza, Avignon, Monaco and Pisa

    • See the Royal Palace and Cervantes Monument in Madrid, Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the Papal Palace in Avignon, the towns of Orvieto and Orte

    • View the Basilica del Pilar in Zaragoza, the Papal Palace in Avignon, the Palace and Cathedral in Monaco, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo and Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the Colosseum in Rome

    • Visit the Pont du Gard, the French Riviera, Piazza della Signoria in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 5 dinners

    • 1 lunch
      (Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 19 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : The tour director was excellent. the quality of hotels was excellent.The tour group was inclusive and excellent. The local guides were excellent.Product : We were very happy with the itinerary as it covered areas we had not travelled before.

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Not enough meals (dinners) included in tour. Pick-ups with Bus during drop offs free time was a bit confusing at times, when there was a different place to where you were dropped off. Double beds were generally not available which was disappointing for 4 star hotels.

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    Service:

    I so enjoyed this vacation. I taken others but this vacation was special to me. I love Madrid, outing sighting in Toledo. Zaragoza was short and sweet. Italy was also another favorite. Florence and Rome were spectacular. I would definitely go back and do this again.

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Our tour Director and driver were spot on. There were a few issues we had on our trip and one was when we got to the airport in Madrid there was a bit of confusion as to where we had to go to meet connect with our bus as there wasn't any signs etc. The second was we had a

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Not allowed to shop at Vatican museum. Taken to other shop I didn't like. Some free time too short to explore, eat and shop.Product : Very full, sometimes too much. Optional experiences great but if you do all, very little time to relax.

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