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Madrid to Rome

13 Days 4 Countries 8 Cities

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

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      • Cruise Connection: This trip ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      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.


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      12 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 5 dinners with local wine

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 5 dinners
          with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


       

      Madrid to Rome

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      Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

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      Madrid Sightseeing

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      Madrid – Zaragoza

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      Zaragoza – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

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      Barcelona

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      Barcelona – Pont du Gard – Avignon

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      Avignon – Lourmarin Provençal Market – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

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      French Riviera

      Florence, Italy

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      French Riviera – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

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      Florence Sightseeing

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      Florence – Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

      Settle into the passionate embrace of fiery Madrid, your launchpad to an epic journey through Spain, France and Italy with its unforgettable flavours and soulful experiences. Spend your day rambling along tree-lined boulevards and people-watching in the city's lively squares before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of Madrid's most iconic sites.

      Hotel

      AC Cuzco

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      AC Cuzco

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Madrid Sightseeing Day 2 - Madrid Sightseeing

      We join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital during which we will see the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish royal family, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring the world's best collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, shopping on the bustling Gran Vía or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

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      Madrid – Zaragoza Day 3 - Madrid – Zaragoza

      We venture to the picturesque banks of the River Ebro and to mystical Zaragoza, whose centuries of heritage have been shaped by the Romans, Moors and Christians. Spend the day delving into this welcoming city's fascinating history and art. View the Basilica del Pilar, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, wander along the ancient Las Murallas and explore the city's ancient Roman ruins.

      Hotel

      Meliá Zaragoza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Meliá Zaragoza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Zaragoza – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 4 - Zaragoza – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of Catalonia to the slopes of Montserrat where we'll enjoy a memorable Be My Guest lunch at the family run Giro-Ribot winery and learn about the tradition of Spanish sparkling wine. We arrive in Barcelona this afternoon, venturing up Montjuïc for panoramic views of this beguiling coastal city in the company of a Local Specialist. See the city's iconic sights including the monument to Christopher Columbus and vibrant Las Ramblas, before stopping at Antonio Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia.

      Hotel

      Tryp Condal Mar

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Tryp Condal Mar

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Barcelona Day 5 - Barcelona

      Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the indelible sights, sounds and flavours of Barcelona. Indulge in the fantasy world of Gaudí around every turn, meander through the hidden lanes and peaceful squares of the city's Gothic Quarter or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the hilltop monastery of Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

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      Barcelona – Pont du Gard – Avignon Day 6 - Barcelona – Pont du Gard – Avignon

      We journey via the foothills of the Pyrenees into France, visiting the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard, an astounding Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century that spans the River Gardon. We arrive in the Provençal city of Avignon later this afternoon, a Papal Seat in the 14th century and today an important place of pilgrimage, where we'll view the Gothic Papal Palace and bridge made famous in the song - sur le pont d'Avignon. This evening we dine at our hotel before taking to the streets and enjoying the city's vibrant nightlife. Settle into a quaint bar in Les Halles and soak up the local atmosphere.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Avignon – Lourmarin Provençal Market – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights) Day 7 - Avignon – Lourmarin Provençal Market – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

      Meandering through the picture-perfect wheat and lavender fields of Provence, immortalised in the works of van Gogh and Cézanne, we stop for a Cultural Insight in the Provençal town of Lourmarin. Visit the popular bustling Friday market selling local produce such as wine, olive oil, herbes de Provence and saffron. Later visit the Principality of Monaco, where you will have an opportunity to view the cathedral where Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly were married. This evening arrive on the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera in the scenic city of Nice.

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      Novotel Centre Vieux

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre Vieux

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      French Riviera Day 8 - French Riviera

      Kick back and enjoy a well-deserved day at leisure on the glorious French Riviera. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and soak up the holiday atmosphere or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the nearby hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns in the French Riviera, long considered a popular destination for the rich and famous. The experience includes a delicious dinner at a traditional restaurant that serves authentic Provençal cuisine.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

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      French Riviera – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Day 9 - French Riviera – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      We cross the border into Italy and bypass the port city of Genoa, journeying through the countryside to Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we'll see the Leaning Tower that bears its name and the largest baptistery in Italy. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance capital of Florence where we will stay for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Florence Sightseeing Day 10 - Florence Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of magical Florence. View the multi-coloured Duomo and 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio, walk through what was once the political hub of the city, the Piazza della Signoria, a veritable open-air treasure trove featuring wonderful sculptures and palazzi. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, admiring the masterpieces of da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo at the Uffizi Gallery or wander up the stone steps to the Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of the Florence's iconic cityscape.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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 local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

      Adult Price: €64.00

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      Florence – Rome (2 Nights) Day 11 - Florence – Rome (2 Nights)

      We ramble through the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria, past the charming hilltop villages of Orvieto and Orte before arriving in Rome, the Eternal City - our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      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

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      Rome Sightseeing Day 12 - Rome Sightseeing

      Crossing Pont Sant'Angelo, we arrive in the centre of Christianity and see the imposing St. Peter's Basilica where Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà has been admired by millions. We venture into ancient Rome with a Local Specialist and explore the remnants of Roman rule enjoying views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. On your final afternoon, enjoy some free time at leisure to indulge in la dolce vita. Sit on the Spanish Steps, enjoy a tasty gelato, visit the impressive Vatican Museum to admire the exquisite frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. This evening marks the end of a magnificent journey through southern Europe. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • 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

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      Day 13

      Depart Rome Day 13 - Depart Rome

      For now it's a fond farewell to Rome and your newfound friends as your holiday through Spain, France and Italy comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

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

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        Explore the Provençal Friday market in the town of Lourmarin which contains produce and treasures from local regions

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        • 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


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      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
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        • 5 dinners
          with local wine


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        • 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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