18-to-Thirtysomethings: London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring (EELM)
Countries Visited: France, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 10.
Meals Included: 1 lunch
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Dine under the Eiffel tower, explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities, sample some of Europes best cuisines, chill out on the Algarve coast, mingle with the locals on the French Riviera, walk by ancient history in Rome
Like historys And arts How about beaches and pubss Then say hello to Western Europe on this three-week tour of the highlights from London down to Lisbon. See some of the world's best museums, have lunch under the Eiffel Tower, eat as many tapas as you can handle, and party on Europe's most coveted beaches with your new group of international friends. This unique route will take you places every traveller should see.
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|Day 1||London||Day 1 London/Paris|
Meet in London before departing for Paris by train. Additional Notes: Please refer to joining instructions for more information on where to meet. Please note the trip departs London in the evening of Day 1 so it is imperative that you arrive on time for departure soon after the 5:30pm Welcome Meeting. Please allow plenty of time for the journey to London to allow for any possible delays. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 2||Paris||Day 2 Paris (1L)|
Explore and discover the "je ne sais quoi" of the City of Lights. Paris has something for everyone and you can use your day here to picnic under the Eiffel Tower, explore the outstanding museums and churches, float down the Seine on a river cruise or people watch at one of the charming caFes. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
|Day 3||Interlaken||Day 3 Paris/Interlaken|
Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery. Transport: Train (8.00 hour(s))
|Days 4-5||Interlaken||Days 4-5 Interlaken|
Enjoy an orientation walk of Interlaken. Opt to get the adrenaline pumping with some canyoning or whitewater rafting. Explore a nearby glacier or go swimming in a crystal clear lake. Dont miss the nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
|Day 6||Rome||Day 6 Interlaken/Rome|
Travel to Milan by train. Fashion and people watch on an included orientation walk of Milan. Overnight train to Rome. Additional Notes: Please note: If you are interested in seeing Leonardo Da Vincis most famous artwork, the Last Supper, it is essential that you make a booking in advance for this afternoon (Day 6). You can book either over the telephone or online. The contact details are: Telephone: +39 02 89421146 Web: www.cenacolovinciano.org. **Please make your appointment for 3pm onwards (in case of possible delays arriving from Interlaken).** Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (3.50-4.00 hours) Overnight train (beds) (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Rome||Day 7 Rome|
Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Dont miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife. Additional Notes: It's a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home or with some advice from your CEO prior to arriving to Rome, as waiting until the day you arrive may well be too late! Included Activities: Big Night Out
|Day 8||Rome||Day 8 Rome|
Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
|Day 9||Rapallo||Day 9 Rome/Rapallo|
Stop at Pisa to check out the Leaning Tower en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera. Included Activities: Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s)) Train
|Day 10||Rapallo||Day 10 Rapallo|
Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit charming, colourful towns along the way with an included national park pass and unlimited train ticket. Included Activities: National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket
|Day 11||Nice||Day 11 Rapallo/Nice|
Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco. Transport: Train Train (0.50 hour(s)) Train (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 12||Nice||Day 12 Nice|
Enjoy a free day to take a cycling tour, go for a hike along the coast, or take a day trip to nearby beaches and villages.
|Day 13||Barcelona||Day 13 Nice/Barcelona|
Visit the old Gothic Quarter with its maze of dark streets, historic cathedral, medieval buildings, bars, and caFes. Stroll Las Ramblas, a large tree-lined pedestrian boulevard perfect for people watching and window shopping. Additional Notes: Please note that passenger luggage (up to 23kgs/50lbs per passenger) is included on this flight. Included Activities: Big Night Out Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 14||Barcelona||Day 14 Barcelona|
Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life. Additional Notes: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
|Day 15||Madrid||Day 15 Barcelona/Madrid|
Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas, including a stop at the famous Boqueria market. Take some time to visit the GaudI buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.00-3.00 hours, 624km)
|Day 16||Madrid||Day 16 Madrid|
Enjoy Spains beautiful capital on an orientation walk. Free time to visit its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares. Enjoy a night out with the group. Madrids nightlife is world renowned! Included Activities: Orientation Walk
|Day 17||Granada||Day 17 Madrid/Granada|
Full day of free time before an afternoon train to Granada. Transport: Train (5.00-6.00 hours, 420km)
|Day 18||Granada||Day 18 Granada|
A trip to Granada wouldnt be the same without a night on the town; the city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. Additional Notes: If you would like to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets through this website: http://www.ticketmonument.com/alhambra-tickets.phpsW=3 Please book tickets for the afternoon. Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so if you do not pre-book a ticket, it is highly likely you will not be able to visit the Alhambra. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Tapas Bar Crawl
|Day 19||Seville||Day 19 Granada/Seville|
Explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real AlcAzar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 20||Lagos||Day 20 Seville/Lagos|
Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast. Transport: Train (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 21||Lagos||Day 21 Lagos|
Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.
|Day 22||Lisbon||Day 22 Lagos/Lisbon|
Take a train up the coast to Portugals vibrant capital, and enjoy an orientation walk. Free time to visit Cristo Rei for sweeping views of the area, check out the monuments of the Belem neighbourhood, or relax in a cafE. Indulge in the towns great nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
|Day 23||Lisbon||Day 23 Lisbon|
We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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