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Rome to Barcelona by Train

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The one that makes tracks for Barcelona, taking the train and stopping off at La Spezia, Nice & Montpellier

Duration
9 Days
Places
5 places

Visiting Rome, La Spezia, Nice, Montpellier, Barcelona

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Discoverer

Group Size

Max 24 people

Transport Style

Train

Highlights

  • Learn how to make your own pesto & eat it served with fresh pasta in Cinque Terre
  • Day pass to the Cinque Terre
  • Visit to Cannes
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

8 nights accommodation

Our European selection of hotels will be your accommodation of choice for 8 fabulous nights. Sleep twin share, or upgrade to a single room if you prefer to sleep alone.

10 Meals

2 Dinner, 8 Breakfast

Prep your taste buds for a culinary sensation. Delicious Italian, French and Spanish cuisine will be on offer, with included breakfast every day of the week.

Team

Expert Trip Manager 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

This is the most classic way to travel through Europe. You'll be taking a train from location to location, with plenty of scenic routes along the way.

Experiences

6 included, 5 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Enjoy a 3-course traditional Roman feast
- Day pass to the Cinque Terre
- Enjoy an included French feast in Montpellier
- Learn how to make your own pesto before it's cooked for you in fresh pasta in Cinque Terre*
- Explore the baroque beauty of Barcelona with a bike tour*

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
This trip makes tracks through Europe's coolest cities, taking the train from Rome to Barcelona and stopping off at La Spezia, Montpellier and Nice along the way. Your days will be spent discovering Barcelona's beach-side beauty, hiking the dreamy pastel villages of Cinque Terre, uncovering historical monuments in Rome and taking e-bike tours through the glitzy French Riviera. Your mode of transport is the most classic way to experience Europe, as you enjoy scenic train rides from destination to destination. 

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Top Experiences

Some are available to purchase while on the trip

Hike between the pastel coloured 5 towns of the Cinque Terre National Park

La Spezia

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

EUR 25.00

Nice

Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas

EUR 50.00

Barcelona

Rome to Barcelona by Train

6 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Day pass to the Cinque Terre
  • Hike between the pastel coloured 5 towns of the Cinque Terre National Park
  • Visit to Cannes
  • Visit to Monaco
  • Stroll along the promenade or take a dip in the luminous ocean with a day at the beach in Nice
  • Feast on an traditional French seafood dinner in the gorgeous fishing town of Montpellier

5 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Learn how to make your own pesto & eat it served with fresh pasta in Cinque Terre
  • Learn how to make your own pesto & eat it served with fresh pasta in Cinque Terre
  • Ride e-bikes through the old town of Nice and soak up the history EUR 25.00
  • Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas EUR 50.00
  • Explore the baroque beauty of Barcelona with a bike tour EUR 24.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Rome

  2. 2 2 nights

    La Spezia

  3. 2 2 nights

    Nice

  4. 1 1 night

    Montpellier

  5. 2 2 nights

    Barcelona

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).

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