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Mediterranean Quest

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The one that gives you 9 days of endless coastal vibes, from Barcelona to Rome

Travel Style

Iconic Essentials

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    9 days

  • Countries

    5 Countries

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 42 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Barcelona, Nice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Sorrento, Rome, French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa, Capri, Pompeii, Vatican City

Top Experiences

10 included & 8 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

    Included

    Nice

  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino

    Included

    Monaco

  • Catch a train along the Cinque Terre

    Included

    Cinque Terre

  • Ride bikes through the old town of Nice and soak up the history

    EUR 25.00

    Nice

  • Tuscan Evening

    EUR 46.00

    Florence

  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only)

    EUR 28.00

    Capri

Mediterranean Quest

10 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino
  • Catch a train along the Cinque Terre
  • Visit the town of Monterosso
  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • Scenic Amalfi Drive & Visit Positano (Winter Only)
  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand
  • Soak up spectacular views along the Amalfi Coast on a scenic drive
  • See Mount Vesuvius

8 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Ride bikes through the old town of Nice and soak up the history EUR 25.00
  • Indulge in a French four-course spread in glamorous Monaco EUR 41.00
  • Tuscan Evening EUR 46.00
  • Mozzarella Farm EUR 28.00
  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only) EUR 28.00
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 41.00
  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii EUR 24.50
  • Vatican Tour EUR 41.00

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 8 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    6 nights in Hostel, 1 night in Hotel or Hostel, 1 night in Hotel

    Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 9 nights in same-sex quad-share accommodation.

About this trip

This one drifts through the blue seas & dreamy architecture of the Mediterranean Coast. From Barcelona through Nice, Sorrento, Rome and Florence, with an unlimited train ticket to the dramatic coastal villages of Cinque Terre & the chance to partake in a pasta cooking class in Rome, this Mediterranean Quest is all about blue seas, Roman architecture and indulgent days of pasta, palaces and pretty coastlines. Sun-seekers, foodies and photographers: here are your paradise destinations. Italy, France and Spain have never looked so good.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. Barcelona

  2. 2 2 nights

    Nice

  3. via via

    French Riviera

  4. via via

    Monaco

  5. 1 1 night

    Cinque Terre

  6. via via

    Pisa

  7. 1 1 night

    Florence

  8. 2 2 nights

    Sorrento

  9. via via

    Capri

  10. via via

    Pompeii

  11. 2 2 nights

    Rome

  12. Vatican City

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DAY 1 - Barcelona to Nice

Barcelona

Good morning travellers, rise and shine!  Meet up with your Trip Manager this morning and your new Contiki Squad today as we say farewell to the home of Gaudi, sangria and year-round sunshine! 

Nice

Unwind on the coach, listen to some music and chill with the squad as you take in the rustic beauty of Provence, known for its pretty landscapes of lavender, sunflowers and wild herbs. Then we hit the rugged coast line of the stunning Côte d’Azur. Follow the beautiful sapphire waters past the movie-star glamour of Cannes (famous for its annual film festival), to the palm trees and sun-soaked shores of Nice.

Stay

Ozz Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

DAY 2 - Nice including French Riviera and Monaco

Nice

Missing an opportunity to see this part of the world up close and personal would be criminal. Speaking of things you shouldn't miss, this region is famous for lavender honey, aioli & rosé wine; all 3 in one meal should be your mission. 

Monaco

Please tell us you didn't throw away all of your pennies on perfume today? Because you're going to want a few spare coins tonight so you can play fancy. We're visiting the Monte Carlo Casino & the Royal Palace in Monaco.  

Nice

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

Stay

Ozz Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Ride bikes through the old town of Nice and soak up the history

    EUR 25.00

  • Indulge in a French four-course spread in glamorous Monaco

    EUR 41.00

DAY 3 - Nice to Cinque Terre

Nice

Having exhausted all our hilarious Nice puns, we'll head south in search of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre

Welcome to Cinque Terre, the sexiest collection of fishing villages on the planet. Armed with your rail pass, spend the day absorbing the dramatic beauty of this place, but we suggest you get out for a hike, a food crawl, some vino or all of the above.

Stay

Ala Bianca Hotel Ameglia (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Catch a train along the Cinque Terre

  • Visit the town of Monterosso

DAY 4 - Cinque Terre to Florence via Pisa

Cinque Terre

Have an extra coffee before we make tracks this morning, the extra energy hit will serve you well as we're gallivanting around Italy swooping from one wow moment to another.

Pisa

As if we were going to leg it to Florence without a sneaky side trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Depriving you of the chance to perfect the holding-up-the-tower shot would be down right criminal. 

Florence

Explore the city's markets complete with gelato in hand; marvel at artworks from the likes of legends like Michelangelo; and be impressed by the skillful art of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda. 

Stay

WOW Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration

  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Tuscan Evening

    EUR 46.00

DAY 5 - Florence to Sorrento

Florence

After farewell-ing Florence this morning we will journey along the boot of Italy until we reach the globally adored town of Sorrento for some blissed out coast hangs. 

Sorrento

"So so so so in love with Sorrento" are about the only words you'll muster up tonight as you sit seaside watching the sunset in this town of beauty.

Stay

Sisters Hotel Piano di Sorrento (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Mozzarella Farm

    EUR 28.00

DAY 6 - Sorrento

Sorrento

It simply wouldn't be a trip to Sorrento without a side note to...

Capri

…the island of Capri! We'll sail over the Tyrrhenian Sea taking in the glorious waters and majestic beauty of coastal Italy. Once on Isle of Capri, you can roam the hillside town of Anacapri, sip too many cups of coffee, and marvel at how the cliffs meet the sea.

Stay

Sisters Hotel Piano di Sorrento (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic Amalfi Drive & Visit Positano (Winter Only)

  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only)

    EUR 28.00

DAY 7 - Sorrento to Rome via Pompeii

Sorrento

Another glorious Italian day awaits us. Iconic sites and ancient history will keep our jaws at floor level until our heads hit our pillows.

Pompeii

After less than an hour gazing lovingly out of our windows at the Amalfi Coast, it will be time for a stop. Here in the ancient city of Pompeii you will have the chance to partake in a guided walking tour taking in Roman city remains.

Rome

Today's roadtrip beauty is never-ending as we take in the volcanic beauty of Mt. Vesuvius en route to Rome. On arrival in the open time capsule that is Italy's capital, your Trip Manager will get you straight into the sightseeing. The Roman Forum and Colosseum can both be ticked off your list should you be in the mood for a little history.  

Stay

The Yellow Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Soak up spectacular views along the Amalfi Coast on a scenic drive

  • See Mount Vesuvius

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    EUR 41.00

  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii

    EUR 24.50

DAY 8 - Rome with Vatican City

Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day but we sure can try and see it all in one day!

Vatican City

When in Rome...take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine.

Rome

Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Stay

The Yellow Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Vatican Tour

    EUR 41.00

DAY 9 - Depart Rome

Rome

The best week of your life has almost come to an end, hug it out after breakfast & make plans to reunite outside of Rome. 

Travel your way

This trip can be booked in smaller or bigger sections, so you can pick your dream adventure, tailored for you

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