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From Spain to France to Italy, this affordable tour along the Mediterranean Coast, features vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery. You’ll stay in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, the Venice area, and Rome. You'll also overnight in the French Riviera and the Cinque Terre area.The highlights of this budget travel adventure across the Mediterranean region include an excursion to the famous Cinque Terre area, a name given to five medieval fishing villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views. You'll also spend time on the French Riviera, where you'll have the chance to visit a perfume workshop in Èze and time to explore on your own. Plus, enjoy stunning scenery as you drive along the most fascinating landscapes and visit cameo villages such as Cuenca, Collioure, Cassis and iconic cities like Verona or Barcelona!Your Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your sightseeing tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. See Rome’s iconic landmarks on the guided orientation tour, such as the Vatican and the Colosseum.You’ll be introduced to Venice with a boat ride to world-famous St. Mark's Square. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point in Marseille with stunning views of the city. In Assisi, visit the St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful frescos by Giotto.Designed by a team of experienced Tour Directors, this Mediterranean tour to Spain, France, and Italy has been perfectly planned for value-minded travelers wanting a wonderful, yet affordable, Mediterranean vacation.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.
Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2: MADRID.
Not only is Madrid the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards rightly say it’s the nearest thing to Heaven. On the included guided city tour, discover the main sights and end the tour with a walk in the Barrio de La Latina. Stop in one of the many bars for a TAPAS TASTING. Consider an optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting and, even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. (B)
Day 3: MADRID–CUENCA–VALENCIA.
Travel southeast to Cuenca, perched high above the precipices of the Jucar and Huecar Rivers, famous for its “hanging houses” that are suspended over the Huecar ravine. Journey on to Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, and explore the city with a Local Guide.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km (B,D)
Day 4: VALENCIA–PENISCOLA–BARCELONA.
Today, visit PEÑÍSCOLA CASTLE in Castellon, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. The promontory on which the castle and town are located is a fine reminder of medieval times. Continue your journey through orange groves and seaside resorts past Tarragona to Catalonia’s lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi/ 380 km (B)
Day 5: BARCELONA.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Monjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center of Plaza Catalunya and to Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces in the Houses Batllò and Mila and the Sagrada Familia (entrance fees not included). Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 6: BARCELONA–COLLIOURE, FRANCE–MARSEILLE.
Leave Spain today and cross the border into France to visit Collioure. This picturesque village is nestled in an idyllic place on the rocky Mediterranean coastline and is sheltered by the Pyrenees. Carry on to the oldest city in France, Marseille, for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 354 mi/ 570 km (B,D)
Day 7: MARSEILLE–CASSIS–FRENCH RIVIERA.
Capital of the Provence, Marseille was founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. See the city’s bustling ancient heart—the picturesque Vieux Port (old port), where elegant markets and handsome townhouses surround the boat-filled harbor. Then, head for the hilltop BASILICA NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE, with stunning views of the city. Follow the coastal route toward Cassis, a small fishing port lined with cafés and restaurants, and stop to explore the town before reaching Nice. Later, why not join the optional Monte-Carlo-by-Night excursion?
Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km (B)
Day 8: FRENCH RIVIERA. EXCURSION TO ÈZE.
Start the day with a visit to a PERFUME WORKSHOP in Èze. Later, spend time at leisure to do as you please! In Nice, dabble in the Mediterranean Sea, stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or join our optional excursion to the artists’ town of St. Paul de Vence.
Today’s Distance: 19 mi/ 30 km (B)
Day 9: FRENCH RIVIERA–CINQUE TERRE AREA, ITALY.
Enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery along the French and Italian Rivieras as you travel toward Cinque Terre. Take the TRAIN in Levanto and stop in some of the most enchanting villages of the spectacular Cinque Terre region, where the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired Lord Byron. There are several breathtaking trails carved into the rocks connecting the villages, affording dramatic sea views.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km (B,D)
Day 10: CINQUE TERRE AREA–VERONA–VENICE AREA.
Travel through areas of culinary excellence in the Po plains to reach the romantic city of Verona and enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to the Venice area, where you will spend two nights.
Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km (B)
Day 11: VENICE.
Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. Your included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch VENETIAN GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)
Day 12: VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME.
Cross the Po Delta and head into the verdant Apennines to medieval Assisi. Enclosed by ramparts, little has changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic ST. FRANCIS. See the UPPER and LOWER BASILICA with the beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome.
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km (B)
Day 13: ROME.
The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)
Day 14: ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
December 21 Departure – Christmas in Barcelona and New Year's Eve festive dinner in Venice
Visit the castle
Visit a perfume workshop
Canal boat ride, walking orientation, glassblower demonstration
Visit St. Francis Basilica
Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s SquareTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal boat ride in Venice; train Levanto-La Spezia
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
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The tour was a great experience, the only thing was that some of the hotels, especially the ones in france, nice was not so great. the meals included in the tour were not tasty but other than that the trip was amazing.
Its a busy tour but see and do lots. Was very good and would recommend to others.
Too fast pace for senior citizens many hills and steps to climb there is not enough time after breakfast to relax and get to the bus I didn't realize that morning call was between 6 and 7ami was too tired to walk and have leisure time to browse the stores it was not a relaxing trip one day the bus drove 10 hours to Rome the extra excursion were great and food was very good except too much chicken the trip was too high pacePlus plus the language barrier was hard to Understand the tour guides I would not go on another tour if you paid me
Cristian, our tour director was very organized. This trip is quite tough and has many itineraries but he managed to get us all together well. Everything went very well that everyone in the group got along great that we are all looking forward to travel again together if possible. Giordano, the driver was great too! We felt very safe. I am so glad I booked his trip with cosmos.
Billy, our tour guide and our driver Anthony ( Anthonello) are both awesome!
Our tour director was outstanding and although a couple of the hotel were not to our liking, overall the tour was a successful and enjoyable one.
Some of the optional tours should have been included in the regular tour like the Vatican museum.
I have used Affordadable Tours to book Cosmos tours on several occasions and it has always been seamless. This trip was an excellent itinerary with knowledgeable guides. I always feel safe and informed on my trips with Cosmos, and it is an amazing value for the money.
My husband and I had a wonderful time :-) we will strongly recommend this tour to our friends and family.
The tours offered on this trip were amazing!
We had a very nice trip. We met people from different countries. Our tour director checked everyone departure flights. Made sure they were on time. We had a wonderful time. Thank you!
The tour director and driver made our experience complete. Cosmos is very lucky to have such amazing staff members.