Overview

THE ONE THAT GIVES YOU 9 DAYS OF ENDLESS COASTAL VIBES, FROM BARCELONA TO ROME

If nothing says holiday to you more than endless coastal vibes, then you've landed on the right page. The Mediterranean Quest is all about blue seas, Roman architecture overlooking pebbled beaches, and indulgent days of palaces, perfumery and pretty coastlines. Italy, France and Spain have never looked so good. 

8 Nights 9 Days 20 Sep, 04 Oct, 11 Oct, and more Barcelona, Catalonia
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 8 Nights Accommodation in Hotels and Hostels
  • 11 Meals (3 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts)
  • Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides
  • Transport
  • Experiences (7 Included, 7 Optional)
  • Visa Assistance

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'
  • Visa Fees
  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
Highlights
  • Change your travel dates or trip for free
  • Flex Deposit (Save your deposit for another trip)
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • EMI Available
Itinerary

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

Beach Hostel Nice (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

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. 

French Riviera

Fragonard Perfumery in the French Riviera, now there's a place to check out! And stock up on perfume, obviously. Especially given the greatly discounted prices and authenticity of buying in France. 

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

Beach Hostel Nice (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Visit a French perfumery

See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

A Nice Bike Ride

EUR 25.00

Monaco Dinner

EUR 36.00

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)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

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

We are now nesting under the Tuscan sun in the breathtaking city of Florence. The adventures commence pronto with a tour of the city, a leather craft demo and many sites. Conserve some energy for the evening of Tuscan feasting and disco dancing on offer.

Stay

Autopark Hotel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence

Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration

See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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)

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)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Cruise around the Island of Capri (weather permitting)

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)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Scenic drive along the coast

See Mount Vesuvius

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators including the Colosseum

EUR 32.00

Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

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

Pasta Cooking Class

EUR 50.00

Vatican Tour

EUR 35.00

DAY 9 - DEPART ROME

Rome

The best week of your life has come to an end - you have our complete sympathy. If anyone understands the pain of ended travels, it's us. And your new Contiki collective. Hug it out after breakfast & make plans to reunite outside of Rome. 

Pickup point
Barcelona, Spain View on Map