MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS
13 Days | 4 Countries | 10 Cities

Dinner in Monte Carlo, a visit to Cinque Terre and lunch with the locals in Tuscany - your journey from Madrid's Royal Palace to the ancient Colosseum in Rome is dotted with memorable highlights.

August 1 - 13, 2020
$4,018 CAD per person
Savings of $1,115 per couple!
*Land only


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12 NIGHTS
Accommodation

18 MEALS
12 breakfasts, 1 lunch (Be My Guest), 5 dinners

ON-TRIP TRANSPORT
All transport shown

Sightseeing highlights

• ORIENTATION of Arles, Avignon, Lourmarin, Monaco and Pisa
• VIEW La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Papal Palace in Avignon, the Palace and Cathedral in Monaco, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio in Florence and the Colosseum in Rome
• VISIT Pont du Gard, the French Riviera, Piazza della Signoria in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
• SEE the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the Papal Palace in Avignon and the towns of Orvieto and Orte

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)
Settle into the passionate embrace of fiery Madrid, your launch pad to an epic journey through Spain, France and Italy, filled with unforgettable flavours and soul-stirring encounters. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of Madrid's most iconic sites.
 Hotel - AC Cuzco
 Included Meals - Welcome Reception

Day 2
Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time
We join a?'Local Specialist' this morning for a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital, during which we'll see the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish royal family and the Cibeles Fountain. Enjoy an afternoon on your own exploring the world's best collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum and shopping on Gran Vía. Or consider joining an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo.
 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 3
Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona (2 Nights)
Leave Europe's highest capital behind, bound for the Costa Dorada and the sun-kissed shores of Barcelona. We venture to the pretty banks of the Ebro River and to mystical Zaragoza, whose centuries of heritage have been shaped by the Romans, Moors and Christians. Continue to ‘Barca' and enjoy some time to recharge siesta style this evening or dive into the indelible sights, sounds and flavours of this enchanting city on your free evening.
 Hotel - Condal Mar
 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 4
Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning for a sightseeing tour, ascending Montjuïc to get your bearings and enjoy panoramic views of the city. See the monument to Christopher Columbus and vibrant Las Ramblas, before stopping at Antonio Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Família. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure indulging in the fantasy world of Gaudí or strolling through the hidden lanes and peaceful squares in the city's Gothic Quarter. You could consider joining an Optional Experience to the hilltop monastery of Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia.
 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 5
Barcelona – Arles – Avignon
We journey via the foothills of the Pyrenees into France. Stop in Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh found inspiration for so many paintings. We arrive in the Provençal city of Avignon later this afternoon, where we'll view the Gothic Papal Palace and bridge made famous in the song - sur le pont d'Avignon.
 Hotel - Novotel Centre
 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 6
Avignon – Pont du Gard – Lourmarin – Nice (2 Nights)
Start the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard. Then, our journey takes us through the picture-perfect wheat and lavender fields of Provence, immortalised in the works of Van Gogh and Cézanne. We'll 'Dive Into Culture' in the Provençal town of Lourmarin, where you can shop for local produce such as wine, olive oil, herbes de Provence and saffron. This evening, we arrive in Nice, on the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera.
 Hotel - Novotel Centre Vieux
 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 7
Monaco Excursion
Kick back and enjoy a well-deserved morning at leisure on the glorious French Riviera. Soak up the holiday atmosphere or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the nearby hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera. Later, visit the Principality of Monaco, where you will have an opportunity to view the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly were married. This evening, the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo beckons and you'll join your new friends for a memorable dinner in sophisticated surrounds.
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Day 8
Nice – Cinque Terre – Pisa
Cross the border into Italy to the dramatic UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre, a series of centuries-old seaside villages which cling impossibly to rugged cliffs that plunge into the Ligurian Sea. Admire the expanse of pastel pink, yellow and orange façades that jostle for sea views. Later, we head to Pisa where tonight, you'll dine in your hotel.
 Hotel - AC by Marriott
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9
Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
View Pisa's Square of Miracles, where we'll see the famous Leaning Tower. Next, Renaissance splendour awaits and you'll have two nights in Florence to soak up all its beauty. Your introduction to Tuscany is an exclusive 'Be My Guest' lunch where you'll 'Connect With Locals' over traditional fare and the legendary hospitality for which the region is renowned. Continue to the birthplace of the Renaissance where we'll dine at our hotel this evening.
 Hotel - Grand Mediterraneo
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest, Dinner

Day 10
Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning for a sightseeing tour of magical Florence. View the multi-coloured Duomo and the 675-year-old Ponte Vecchio. Then, walk through what was once the political hub of the city, the Piazza della Signoria, a veritable open-air treasure trove featuring wonderful sculptures and palazzi. Spend the rest of the day on your own exploration of Florence's iconic and unexpected sights.
 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 11
Florence – Rome (2 Nights)
Journey through the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria, past the hilltop villages of Orvieto and Orte, before arriving in Rome, the 'Eternal City' - our home for the next two nights.
 Hotel - Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 12
Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, we'll visit the centre of Christianity and see the imposing St. Peter's Basilica, where Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà has been admired by millions. We venture into Ancient Rome with a 'Local Specialist' and explore the remnants of Roman rule, enjoying views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. On your final afternoon, enjoy some free time to indulge in la dolce vita. Perhaps, sit on the Spanish Steps, visit the Vatican Museum and admire the exquisite frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner.
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 13
Depart Rome
For now it's a fond farewell to Rome and your newfound friends as your holiday through Spain, France and Italy comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
 Included Meals - Breakfast


*Terms & Conditions:

Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect ALL applicable savings, and are land only. Airfare extra. Offers are subject to change.

Fall Offer - Save $50 per person on select 2020 Trafalgar trips. Valid on new bookings, land only and must be booked and paid in full between September 24, 2019 and December 18, 2019 .Valid on Trafalgar 2020 trips 7 days or longer for travel before December 31, 2020.  Combinable with 10% early payment discount where available. Offer is combinable with all brochure discounts except Custom Group Discounts and any show offers/coupons.  Not valid on Mediterranean cruises or mini stays.  Other conditions apply

Exclusive Two Week Promo - Save $50 per person on all Trafalgar 2020 Europe and Britain trips. Valid on new bookings, land only and must be booked between September 23, 2019 and October 7, 2019.Valid on trips 7 days or longer for travel before December 31, 2020.  Combinable with 10% early payment discounts where available, full payment must be applied before December 18, 2019. Offer is combinable with all brochure discounts and Maritime fall offer except custom group discounts and any show offers/coupons.  Not valid on Mediterranean cruises or mini stays.  Other conditions apply.

Early Payment Discount: Saving is based on maximum 10% Early Payment Discount. Early Payment Discount is on the land-only portion of selected vacations and can be combined with other brochure discounts where applicable, does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers. A deposit is required on booking and the full amount must be paid by 18 December 2019 or no later than 60 days prior to departure from Canada for land only guided vacations or 90 days prior for guided holidays including train, cruise or internal flight (whichever comes first) to qualify for the 10% Europe and Britain Early Payment Discount. Subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Not valid for trips featuring Oberammergau, Costsaver or any other offers. Other conditions apply. Please contact your Travel Agent for further details