Mediterranean Highlights

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: TT Europe Summer 2025 v1

Ease into the local love of life and good food. Sun-kissed days and sizzling nights guide you along this Mediterranean trip through coastal Spain, France and Italy. Enjoy lunch with sisters Sandra and Antonella on their Tuscan agriturismo near Vinci.

Dining Summary
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Be My Guest
  • Florence: Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at the Agriturismo Borgo Vigna Vecchia in the Tuscan hills.
Dive Into Culture
  • Aix-en-Provence: Explore the Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence which contains produce and treasures from local regions.
Iconic Experience
  • Madrid: Drive through central Madrid and see some of the city's famous features during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Specialist. Visit the Old Town, traveling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the Cibeles fountain, Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace.
  • Zaragoza: See the impressive historic landmarks of this thriving Spanish metropolis.
  • Barcelona: With your Local Specialist, see Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gracia to take in some of the city's finest Modernist architecture. Journey past the beautiful facades of the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerizing Sagrada Familia.
  • Arles: Hear more about the city that is famed for being the inspiration behind the Van Gogh paintings during a city orientation.
  • Avignon: View the Pont d'Avignon and walk the medieval narrow streets of the Old Town to the Palais des Papes.
  • Pont du Gard: See the ancient Roman bridges of Pont du Gard that cross the Gardon River.
  • Monaco City: See the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married.
  • Cinque Terre: Led by your Local Specialist, visit this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked away on the mountainous Italian Riviera coastline. Admire the charming fishing villages and perhaps snap some memorable pictures.
  • Pisa: During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Tuscany: View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today.
  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pieta.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Madrid, Barcelona, Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Monaco and Pisa
  • : Visit Pont du Gard in Avignon, the French Riviera, Piazza della Signoria in Florence and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • : View La Sagrada Familia, the Papal Palace, the Palace and Cathedral in Monaco, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio in Florence and the Colosseum in Rome
  • : See the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, Las Ramblas in Barcelona and the towns of Orvieto and Orte
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridWelcome to Madrid: Settle into the passionate embrace of fiery Madrid, your launch pad to an epic journey through Spain, France and Italy, filled with unforgettable flavors and soul-stirring encounters. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of Madrid's most iconic sites.
AC by Marriott Cuzco
Day 2MadridDiscover Fiery Madrid: We join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital, during which we'll see the Royal Palace, the former residence of the Spanish royal family and the Cibeles Fountain. Enjoy an afternoon on your own exploring the world's best collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum and shopping on Gran Via. Or consider joining an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo.
AC by Marriott Cuzco
Day 3BarcelonaJourney to Gaudi's Barcelona: Leave Europe's highest capital behind, bound for the Costa Dorada and the sun-kissed shores of Barcelona. We venture to the pretty banks of the Ebro River and to mystical Zaragoza, whose centuries of heritage have been shaped by the Romans, Moors and Christians. Continue to Barcelona and enjoy some time to recharge siesta style this evening or dive into the indelible sights, sounds and flavors of this enchanting city on your free evening.
Barcelona Condal Mar Affiliated by Melia
Day 4BarcelonaExplore Vibrant Barcelona: Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour, ascending Montjuic to get your bearings and enjoy panoramic views of the city. See the monument to Christopher Columbus and vibrant Las Ramblas, before stopping at Antonio Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure indulging in the fantasy world of Gaudi or strolling through the hidden lanes and peaceful squares in the city's Gothic Quarter. You could consider joining an Optional Experience to the mountain-top monastery of Montserrat, home to the mystical Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia.
Barcelona Condal Mar Affiliated by Melia
Day 5AvignonPass the Pyrenees to Arles and Avignon: We journey via the foothills of the Pyrenees into France. Stop in Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh found inspiration for so many of his paintings, before a visit to the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard. Later this afternoon we arrive in the Provencal city of Avignon, where we'll view the Gothic Papal Palace and the bridge made famous in the song 'Sur le Pont d'Avignon'.
Mercure Avignon Gare TGV.
Day 6NiceVenture through Pretty Provence to Nice Dive Into Culture: Our journey today takes us through the picture-perfect wheat and lavender fields of Provence, immortalized in the works of Van Gogh & Cezanne. We'll Dive Into Culture in the Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence, founded by the Romans over natural hot springs. Here you can shop for local produce such as wine, olive oil, herbes de Provence and saffron. Later, we visit the tiny Principality of Monaco and see the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly were married. This evening, the glitz and glamour beckon as you join your new friends for a memorable dinner in this playground of the rich and famous.
Novotel Nice Center Vieux Nice
Day 7NiceA Day to Enjoy the Riviera: Today, kick back and enjoy a well-deserved morning at leisure on the glorious French Riviera. Soak up the holiday atmosphere at the beach, or perhaps join an Optional Experience to hilltop Saint-Paul-de-Vence, one of the oldest towns on the French Riviera.
Novotel Nice Center Vieux Nice
Day 8PisaOnwards to Colorful Cinque Terre and Pisa: Cross the border into Italy and join a Local Specialist for a visit of the dramatic UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre, a series of centuries-old seaside villages which cling impossibly to rugged cliffs that plunge into the Ligurian Sea. Admire the expanse of pastel pink, yellow and orange facades that jostle for sea views. Later, we head to Pisa where tonight, you'll dine in your hotel.
NH Pisa
Day 9FlorenceOff to Renaissance Florence Connect with Locals: View Pisa's Square of Miracles, where we'll see the famous Leaning Tower. Next, your introduction to Tuscany is an exclusive Be My Guest experience where you'll Connect With Locals over traditional lunch fare and the legendary hospitality for which the region is renowned. Continue to the birthplace of the Renaissance where we'll dine at our hotel this evening.
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 10FlorenceUncover Florence's Treasures: Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of magical Florence. View the multi-colored Duomo and the almost 700-year-old Ponte Vecchio. Then, 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 on your own exploration of Florence's iconic and unexpected sights.
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 11RomeAll Roads Lead to Rome: Journey through the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria, past the hilltop villages of Orvieto and Orte, before arriving in Rome, the 'Eternal City' - our home for the next two nights.
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 12RomeDiscover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City: This morning, we'll visit the Vatican City and see the imposing St. Peter's Basilica, where Michelangelo's sorrowful Pieta 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 to indulge in la dolce vita. Perhaps, sit on the Spanish Steps, visit the Vatican Museum and admire the exquisite frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner.
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 13RomeArrivederci Italy: 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.
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