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Madrid to Rome

13 Days 3 Countries 8 Cities

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

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


18 Meals
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 5 dinners

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

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Madrid to Rome

Your Itinerary

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.

Welcome Reception
AC Cuzco

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.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hesperia Tower

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.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Garden Beach/AC Ambassadeur

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.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

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?

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Crowne Plaza St Peters

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

13. Depart Rome

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

Buffet Breakfast

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 15 Reviews

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    Service rating : I think our personal guide Rafael Moreno was excellent and very professional throughout the whole trip. I believe he was under tremendous stress from the Carrillo family because I believe they were trying to obtain a free trip by complaining about their trip. Our driver Fabio was

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    Service rating : The service was good. I find that the optional extras are expensive and the food is not so great. I found myself enjoying eating out at local restaurants and the food was nicer and cheaper.Product : I was not impressed with the hotel accommodation in Zaragoza and Rome. They were

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    Service rating : ExcellentProduct : It was wonderful trip great service

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    Service rating : The service was great, the tour director had a special touch that created a friendly and warm atmosphere, almost like a family. The hotels were appropriate for the cities we stayed in and definitely exuded a world-class feel that reflects well on Trafalgar, I think, as a

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    I rate your service as "good." Can't say excellent because I have not taken a similar trip to make a comparison. Few hotels were better than others. The tour guide and driver were pleasant. I can't say the same comment for the tour guide in Rome. She was obnoxious and unprofessional. She

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    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


    • 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

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