London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, London to Lisbon

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Like history? And art? How about beaches and pubs? 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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Cooking Demonstration, Barcelona Your Foodie Moment: Eiffel Tower Picnic, Paris Your Discover Moment: Paris Your Discover Moment: Interlaken Your Discover Moment: Rome Your Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon
  • Picnic in front of Eiffel Tower
  • Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket, and CEO-led hike
  • Visit to Monaco
  • Tapas bar crawl (Granada)
  • Orientation walks in Interlaken, Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid

Highlights

  • Picnic under the eiffel tower
  • Explore moorish palaces and great iberian cities
  • Sample some of europe's best cuisines
  • Chill out on the algarve coast
  • Mingle with the locals on the french riviera
  • Walk by ancient history in rome

Itinerary

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 (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 cafés. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Eiffel Tower Picnic
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 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. Don't miss the nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 6 Interlaken/Rome Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Opt to wander the cobblestone streets, or relax in a piazza with an espresso. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (3.50-4.00 hours) Local train (3.50 hour(s))
Day 7 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 8 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 (0.50-1.50 hours)
Day 9 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 10 Rapallo/Nice Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco. Transport: Train (5.00 hour(s)) Train (0.50 hour(s)) Train (0.50 hour(s))
Day 11 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 12 Nice/Barcelona Visit the old Gothic Quarter with its maze of dark streets, historic cathedral, medieval buildings, bars, and cafés. 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: Mescladis Cooking Demonstration Big Night Out Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 13 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 14 Barcelona/Madrid Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 15 Madrid Enjoy Spain's 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. Madrid's nightlife is world renowned! Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 16 Madrid/Granada Full day of free time before transferring to Granada in the afternoon. Transport: Local bus (4.20 hour(s), 420km)
Day 17 Granada A trip to Granada wouldn't 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: https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/ Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so be sure to pre-book a ticket to ensure access. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Tapas Bar Crawl
Day 18 Granada/Seville Journey to Seville and explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 19 Seville/Lagos Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast. Transport: Local bus (2.75-3.00 hours, 275km)
Day 20 Lagos Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.
Day 21 Lagos/Lisbon Take a train up the coast to Portugal's 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 café. Indulge in the town's great nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
Day 22 Lisbon We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
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