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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. You’ll see Rome’s iconic landmarks, such as the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. 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.
Visits to Cuenca, Peniscola Castle, Collioure, Marseille, Cassis, Èze, Nice, Cinque Terre, Verona, Venice, Assisi St. Francis Basilica.Guides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Rome; professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
Castilian Plains, Pyrenees, Côte d’Azur, Po Delta, Apennines
December 21 Departure – Christmas in Barcelona and New Year's Eve Reveillon dinner in Venice
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Assisi, the Basilica of St. Francis
- Cinque Terre
- Venice and its Lagoon
- Historic city of Toledo
- Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
- Historic walled town of Cuenca
- La Lonja de la seda de Valencia
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; canal boat ride in Venice; train Levanto-La Spezia