Back
Rome to Lisbon on a Shoestring

Thought Mediterranean Europe was out of your reach? Think again. Take two weeks to voyage through France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, and Portugal, hitting up tons of major highlights (the French Riviera, Rome, Cinque Terre, Lisbon, and Madrid among them) for way less than youd think meaning more cash to spend on delicious tapas and dancing at nightclubs. And if youre all worn out from the party scene, recharge your batteries on exotic beaches and get a taste of Europes high culture and slow-paced life.


Duration: 16 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145205
Starts: Rome, Italy Finishes: Lisbon, Portugal
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • Lisbon

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Rome

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: 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

03

Day 3: 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

04

Day 4: Rapallo/Nice

Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco.

Transport:
Train
Train (0.50 hour(s))
Train (0.50 hour(s))

05

Day 5: 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.

06

Day 6: 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.

Included Activities:
Big Night Out

Transport:
Plane (2.00 hour(s))

07

Day 7: 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

08

Day 8: Barcelona/Madrid

Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas, including a stop at the famous Boqueria market. 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, 624km)

09

Day 9: 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

10

Day 10: Madrid/Granada

Full day of free time before an afternoon train to Granada.

Transport:
Train (5.00-6.00 hours, 420km)

11

Day 11: 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: http://www.ticketmonument.com/alhambra-tickets.php?W=3

Please book tickets for the afternoon. Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so if you do not pre-book a ticket, it is highly likely you will not be able to visit the Alhambra.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Tapas Bar Crawl

12

Day 12: Granada/Seville

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:
Train (4.00 hour(s))

13

Day 13: Seville/Lagos

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

Transport:
Train (4.00-5.00 hours)

14

Day 14: Lagos

Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.

15

Day 15: 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)

16

Day 16: Lisbon

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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 Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (15 nts, multi-share)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train, bus, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Why book with us?

Trusted by travellers since 1979

We guarantee to beat any price

Low deposits, Book now. Pay later.

24/7/365 Help on the road



Tour Highlights:
  • Relax on the beaches of Nice
  • Enjoy the nightlife of Barcelona
  • Listen to traditional Fado music in Lisbon
  • Dine on delicious tapas in Madrid