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Mediterranean Express

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Group Size: Max 16, Avg 14

Trip code: EIME

Duration: 7 days

3 European countries in 7 days
Guided group tour
Start in Rome, end in Barcelona
Want more flexibility during these uncertain times? With this trip, you get a free date change! Amend your start date up to 31 working days before you travel. Book for travel until 31st December 2021. See full T&Cs here.

Discover some of Europe’s most beautiful cities in one action-packed trip! Roam the streets of romantic Rome, take a fun Instagram of you holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, experience the luxurious lifestyle in Monaco and enjoy some patatas bravas in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Every stop on this European getaway will take your breath away and you’ll never want to leave! What are you waiting for? Go get packing!

Trip highlights

  • Stroll the beautiful Cinque Terre trails
  • Feel rich and famous in Monaco
  • Sunbathe away at the French Riviera
  • Strike a pose at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit the gorgeous Trevi Fountain
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What's included
  • Trip leader
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Cooking demonstration in Barcelona
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Cinque Terre park fee
  • Cinque Terre unlimited train travel ticket
  • Cinque Terre hike
  • Visit to Monaco
  • Orientation tour in Barcelona
  • All transport between destinations
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Optional activities
  • All meals, snacks & drinks
  • Airport transfers
Further trip information

Day 1: Rome - Goodbye home, hello Rome! Stroll through the historical cobblestone streets of Rome and enjoy some delicious gelato. Then meet your group and trip leader at a welcome meeting this evening.

Day 2: Pisa- Journey to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and take some creative Instagram photos as you expore the fascinating landmark. Jump onboard a train and enjoy the Italian views en route to the gorgeous Italian Riviera coastline.

Day 3: Cinque Terre - Cross through vineyards, orchards and olive groves on an exciting full-days hike on the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso, or opt catch the train along the route, and enjoy stunning views of the Italian Rivera!

Day 4: Monaco - Wander past glamorous casinos and cobblestone streets as you make your way to the glittering Mediterranean Sea. People watch and admire the stunning views of the yachts in the harbour, before heading onwards to the city of Nice.

Day 5: Nice - Have a free day to explore Nice. Opt to embark on a fun cycling tour, wander down the Promenade de Anglais along the seafront, or go for a refreshing trek along the coastline. Take a day trip to St Paul de Vence filled with cobblestone streets and panoramic views of the beautiful French countryside.

Day 6: Barcelona - Enjoy a tapas cooking experience at local Catalonian kitchen served up by students. Then wander through the intricate dark alleyways of the old Gothic Quarter, the medieval bars and buildings, and see the iconic Barcelona cathedral.

Day 7: Barcelona - Your Mediterranean adventure comes to an end this morning! Have extra time to explore the incredible city of Barcelona, or head home at any time.  

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Arrival information

You should arrive on day 1 to Rome, Italy in time for the welcome meeting at 6pm. Airport transfers are not included so you will need to make your own way to your accommodation which is easy to do by public transport.

On day 7, depart at any time from Barcelona Airport in Spain. If you wish to extend your stay and travel elsewhere, your trip leader can help you with any onward travel arrangements.  

Accommodation & meals

You will be staying for 6 nights in various single-sex multi-share hostels as you travel from Rome to Barcelona. The average room size is 4-6 travellers.

There are no meals included on this trip - all meals, snacks and drinks will need to be purchased yourself. Your trip guide can recommend the best places to eat out if you wish to do so.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old and is designed for 18-39 year olds in mind.

At present, British nationals do not require a visa to enter European Union countries. All visa regulations are subject to change so we recommend travelers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.

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