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Mediterranean Highlights

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12 nights accommodation
12 nights in Hotel
From historical Rome to fiesta-filled Madrid, you'll be resting your head in comfortable hotels. Sleep twin or triple share for the 12 nights on the road, or pay a tad extra to slumber in your own digs.
16 included Meals
4 Regional Dinner, 12 Breakfast
Mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine, which is as rich as it is healthy, will be on the menu here. 12 continental breakfasts are included, as well as four scrumptious regional dinners in restaurants recommended to us by locals.
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.
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Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Experiences
14 included, 9 optional that you can add
See the stunning Monte Carlo Casino, take happy snaps at the world's most famous awkward lean in Pisa and step into a painting amongst the colourful houses that cling to Cinque Terra's rugged coastline. Basically, expect an epic itinerary chock-full of all the best bits of the beautiful Med.
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If you're quite fond of picturesque pebble beaches, sunset cocktails and eating enough antipasto to sink a small yacht, then congratulations! You are human. And you're going to love the Contiki Mediterranean Highlights. Kicking off in Rome, we will get very well acquainted with the best spots in Italy before cruising along the French Riviera then on to Barcelona and magical Madrid.
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Rome
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Vatican City
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San Gimignano
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Florence
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Pisa
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Cinque Terre
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The Riviera
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French Riviera
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Monaco
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Aix En Provence
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Avignon
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Barcelona
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Zaragoza
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DAY 1 - Arrive Rome
Rome
Prepare to be in a whirl of World Heritage Sites and wonder - and it's only day one. Check in to our hotel then it's straight down to business as we tour the icons and get acquainted over our first team dinner: at one of our favourite pizzerias where they demonstrate the goods. No biggie.
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See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
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Regent Hotel (or similar)
DAY 2 - Rome
Rome
Another full day in Rome - don't mind if we do! Sign up for an up close look at the Colosseum and Dinner ‘La Dolce Vita’, not forgetting a visit to the world's tiniest country...the Vatican.
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Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica & the art of the Vatican Museums
See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Dinner ‘La Dolce Vita’
EUR 40.50
Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators including the Colosseum
EUR 31.00
Vatican City

We've seen the Pope's old home, now it's time to check out his new digs. This is one lucky man! Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine as you marvel at the incredible artwork and history here, definetly one for the bucket list.  

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Regent Hotel (or similar)
DAY 3 - Rome to Florence via San Gimignano
Rome

Stay any longer and we'll be dropping "Ciao Bella"s at the local supermarket. Time to kick on and cross the Italian countryside to see what else is on offer.

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Visit San Giminiano and see its medievil towers and town square
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Florence Food Tour
San Gimignano

En route to Florence we stop in the pretty hillside village of San Gimignano. If the scenic views aren't enough to keep you busy, potter the streets and pick up some local delicacies like wild-boar salami or pecorino cheese. Hello gourmet indulgence!

Florence

Fact: Florence is the capital of Tuscany - yep, as in the place of olive trees & wine aplenty. Only in Italy could so many great things be packed into one small region. Get straight into the spirit of things with a city stroll and glass of Chianti wine

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3-4 Star Standard Hotel
DAY 4 - Florence
Florence
A leather craft demo & the famous terracotta dome of Duomo Cathedral are set to steal your heart today. Explore the city's artistic and historic beauty with a guided walking tour - perhaps with gelato in hand - and do some DIY roaming. Just save some energy for a Tuscan evening or Space Disco tonight with the gang.
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Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Group Photo
EUR 12.00
Space Electronic Disco
EUR 16.00
Tuscan Evening
EUR 42.00
Stay
3-4 Star Standard Hotel
DAY 5 - Florence to Italian Riviera via Pisa and Cinque Terre
Florence

Farewell fanciful Florence! You've been an absolute charm station. We'd kick on here forever if the Italian Riviera wasn't beckoning...

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See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere
Catch a train along the Cinque Terre
Pisa
Cinque Terre
18-kilometres of romantic crumbling cliffs peppered with colourful villages and fishing ports - the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre is a sheer beauty. Explore the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere or just get all zen cafe side over the joy of pesto and focaccia bread.
The Riviera
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3-4 Star Standard Hotel
DAY 6 - Italian Riviera to French Riviera
The Riviera

Walk away from the Italian Riviera with plans to come back here for a few weeks or months. Hell maybe you could settle here and earn a living picking olives. Then it's on to another Riviera that requires a country hop. 

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Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
French Riviera

You're not a real celebrity until you've frolicked on the French Riviera, and who are we to keep you off the A-List? Sapphire waters & endless glamour as we roll in for 2-nights in these pretty parts. 

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Kyriad Hotel Nice Gare (or similar)
DAY 7 - French Riviera including Moncao
French Riviera

Shop the local boutiques with whimsical eyes, or head to the local markets and stock up on lavender and honey. No matter what you choose to do with your day, glamorous seaside vibes are a certainty.

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See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Monaco Dinner
EUR 36.00
Monaco

Oh the sight of Monte Carlo Casino & the Royal Palace in Monaco. Squeal! Squeal! Squeal! But not too much, we're rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous remember? Best keep our cool.

French Riviera

After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow. 

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Kyriad Hotel Nice Port (or similar)
DAY 8 - French Riviera to Avignon via Aix en Provence
French Riviera

Please tell us you didn't throw away all of your pennies at the Casino last night? Because you're going to want a few spare today to spend at the Fragonard Perfumery - now there's a place to check out! Nothing like buying legit, right here in the perfume home of France. When scents are sorted we'll kick on to Avignon. 

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Visit a French perfumery
Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
See the Papal Palace in Avignon
See the Cours Mirabeau
Aix En Provence

Tree-arched streets and romantic old buildings will welcome you at our stop of Aix-en-Provence. Prance around the friendly Aixois locals, sit by romantic fountains, and soak up the magnificence of this French city-commune formed in 123 BC (whoa).

Avignon

Avignon is old Pope town & home to Papal Palace; a great place to taste the laid back Provençal lifestyle. We'll soak up its Rhône River vibes overnight, perhaps sipping aniseed liqueur known as 'pastis' and eating salmon tartare and fresh asparagus soup

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Kyriad Hotel Nice Gare (or similar)
DAY 9 - Avignon to Barcelona
Avignon

Ramping up the Spanish flair this morning we journey out of Avignon with our sights set on the much loved Med city of Barcelona.

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See Gaudi's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district
Barcelona

Well would you look at that for timing, we've pulled into Barcelona just on sangria o'clock. Fate, you've done it again! Dinner in a scenic restaurant and a night exploring the city should have us in the Spanish mood before we know it.

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Hesperia Sant Joan (or similar)
DAY 10 - Barcelona
Barcelona
Cobbled lanes of the Gothic Quarter, Montjuic hilltop vistas, & wild Spanish architecture will season our day to perfection. There's plenty of free time to roam free or take a dip in the Mediterranean sea, just don't tire yourself out - chances are you'll want to partake in the evening of Flamenco fun. 
 
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Flamenco show with Tapas & Drinks
EUR 50.00
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Hesperia Sant Joan (or similar)
DAY 11 - Barcelona to Madrid via Zaragoza
Barcelona

This morning we wave adiós to the coastline to make some inland discoveries. Perhaps you've heard of our next overnight stop - Madrid ring any bells? 

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See Zaragoza's monumental cathedral
Zaragoza

Pretty bridges, cloud reflecting canals and Baroque buildings will split up our journey from Barcelona to Madrid. Here in the town of Zaragoza you can stroll through coloured cathedrals, roll on the banks of the Rio Ebro and eat lunch in old town 'casco'. Life is but a dream. 

Madrid

Tonight we roll into the metro magic of Madrid, the final destination on our Mediterranean map. So much more than just Spain's capital or a football club - blooming public gardens, art galleries & a chic culture will soon be ours. 

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Tryp Leganes Hotel (or similar)
DAY 12 - Madrid
Madrid

It's our last full day on tour, but that doesn't mean things will be slowing down and getting dull. Quite the opposite, in fact. Madrid will be keeping us well and truly entertained from sun up 'til sun down, and even into the eve. The Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Espana & Valley of the fallen are just some of the local delights that will widen our eyes before an optional dinner - traditional Madridlenos style, no less.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Guided tour of Royal Palace in Madrid
See the Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen
EUR 17.00
Traditional Madridlenos Dinner
EUR 35.50
Stay
Tryp Leganes Hotel (or similar)
DAY 13 - Depart Madrid
Madrid

Even if we repeated these 13-days 20 times over we'd still be left wanting to do it again. We say our teary goodbyes this morning, making grand plans to reunite on another trip before dispersing like we hoped we never would. 

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Britney Barkdoll
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The trip was well worth the cost. It was a great blend of people and activities.
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Davenisha Sivasathan
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Great value for money. Overall amazing trip
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Christine Smith
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fantastic and well worth the price. loved every moment
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Sarah Reyes
Traveled Jan 2019
If you are looking for the ideal Mediterranean trip this is the one. I traveled during New Years and although some of the towns were quiet it was still a great experience and would recommend it due to all the amazing Christmas decorations. The amount of days in each city was ideal as well and would recommend this trip.
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Michael Tomeo
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Great value for an even better experience
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Lucas Arbex Martins Brazao
Traveled Nov 2018
Excelente custo-benefício!
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Thamiris Galhardoni Dionizio
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Joia, sem nenhum problema em relação a isso.
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Nina Marie Mercado
Traveled Sep 2018
Overall the experience was great. Beautiful scenery great people and delicious food. However because of the bridge collapse we missed out on a boat ride which was included in the price of our trip. There is no refund or change of activity for the missed one
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Anonymous
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The tour was a good way to get to get around to places and we had a good tour group.
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Stephanie Salifu
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I think there should have been more inclusions...it seemed that we paid for a lot of extras once we arrived
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Jamie Hilts
Traveled Aug 2018
Everything was great. One of the hotels tried to give us a desk for a bed, but that’s their fault not contiki.
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Anonymous
Traveled Aug 2018
The places we visited were beautiful.
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Annick Boucher
Traveled Aug 2018
I was fortunate to get 30% off on my trip due to booking last minute. I feel that the price I paid was worth it for everything I got to do and see. The only thing I wish I got was the gift bags everyone else received for booking with Contiki
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Rafael Do Nascimento Manrique
Traveled Aug 2018
We could see so much! Perfect timing of the staff.
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
You got all the highlights. I wish my trip could have lasted 2 months, but 13 days is more realistic. We really did so many amazing things I wasn't even prepared for.
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Zita Clarence
Traveled Jul 2018
Great experience! I would definitely recommend it to others! As mentioned previously the food tour in Florence was not worth the value...as there was hardly any food or even a demonstration of how the food is made. Other thing is the distance to the hotel in Florence from the city centre...perhaps this needs to be disclosed.
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James Taylor
Traveled Jun 2018
Ticked off so many bucket list items in just 2 weeks!!
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Maria Pardo
Traveled Jun 2018
For all the transportation, accommodations and meals included- it is worth it
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Anonymous
Traveled Jun 2018
The title of the trip is exactly what this trip is. It is the highlights of all the popular Mediterranean sites. It was a great trip for those who want to see a lot in a short amount of time. I am not able to give this trip a full 5 star rating because I did feel a bit mislead when reading the itinerary of this trip. I understand that when traveling by bus across the continent, it is going to take time to get to each major city. I do not think it was fair to advertise that we would be seeing cities like Avignon and Zaragoza when we simply stopped in these places for an hour long break.
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