Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid, 13 Days)

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  • Tour an authentic French Perfumery
  • Drink sangria in Barcelona
  • Lean on the leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Try world famous gelato in Rome
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
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Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Madrid and end in Rome! With the discovery tour Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid, 13 Days), you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Madrid to Rome and through Madrid, Spain and 13 other destinations in Europe. Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid, 13 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • KK
    Written on January 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Contiki has such an established presence and a wide bandwidth of experience as a tour group that I truly felt like a VIP traveler. Martina Musso, our Trip Manager, was simultaneously our logistics guide, a refreshing and inspirational presence, an unending collection of European knowledge, and a source of encouragement and comfort in unfamiliar places. Martina's joie de vivre is contagious and unites strangers from across the planet and sets them on their way to learning about themselves and the world. My tour of the Mediterranean could not have been as awesome and inspiring without Martina; I have no doubt.
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  • LC
    Written on January 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a fabulous time on the Mediterranean Highlights tour in May/June 2017! Amazing sights with great people and a fantastic, enthusiastic and very organised tour manager. Hearing the day song now still brings back great memories!
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  • ML
    Written on July 3, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had such an amazing contiki experience. Was honestly the best trip I have ever been on in my life. I learnt so much about the various countries and their history. I met the most amazing people and saw the most beautiful sights. Nihar is a fantastic guide and my trip would not have been the same without him. I have #noregrets :)
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  • B
    Written on July 3, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    If it wasn't for Nihar, the tour would have been very average. What a tour guide? Very well informed about the places we visited and was always keen to go to different places with us! What a champ!
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  • H
    Written on July 3, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip of a life time! Nihar was an amazing tour guide and would recommend to any and all travellers to Europe. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the regions we visited was amazing. He always went above and beyond to ensure everyone was enjoying their trip. Would definitely travel again!
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  • KI
    Written on July 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Nihar was amazing. He is very knowledgeable about every spot we visit. He knew about the history and always had a recomendation about cool places to eat or hangout. He also had really good playlists for the roadtrips.
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  • RL
    Written on July 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time! Nihar taught me so much and was an amazing tour guide. He really cared about all our well beings, he was funny, and very approachable. Everything went very smoothly and he was very organized.
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  • L
    Written on July 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the best tour with Nihar as our trip manager. Nihar had a lot knowledge on our destinations and told the history in a fun way. It is evident that he takes a lot of pride in his work.
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  • ET
    Written on May 9, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on the Mediterranean highlights tour with Maite. I was extremely impressed at Maite's ability to relate to all types and groups of people. She was always inviting and made sure no one felt left out. She made a conscious effort every day to talk to everyone in the bus and it felt very genuine. The tour itself was amazing and it was even more fun being with a guide who knew the local people and places. I am so glad that Maite was my guide, I can't imagine the trip going any better.
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  • M
    Written on May 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The best time of my life!! She's amazing, 10/10 would recommend!
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Madrid
  2. Day 2: Madrid
  3. Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona via Zaragoza
  4. Day 4: Barcelona
  5. Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon
  6. Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera via Aix en provence and Monaco
  7. Day 7: French Riviera
  8. Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa via Cinque Terre
  9. Day 9: Pisa to Florence
  10. Day 10: Florence
  11. Day 11: Florence to Rome via San Gimignano
  12. Day 12: Rome with Vatican City
  13. Day 13: Depart Rome

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Flights


  • Western Europe Travel Guide
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Western Europe Travel Guide

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What time does the trip begin and end? So, I can plan my flights.

    This trip begins in the afternoon in Madrid, so you can arrive on day one up until the afternoon.

    I wouldn't recommend flying in much later than 4pm. You'll meet your tour leader in the hotel in Madrid on the first evening, usually around 6pm, but before travelling, you will receive very clear instructions about this with your travel documents.

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  • Mair, 59 years old26th September 2018
    Great, informative website that gives a really comprehensive overview of tour itinerary and inclusions. Prompt replies to my queries was appreciated



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Spain , France , Monaco and Italy

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Madrid is the starting point and Rome is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 2 December 2018 the full payment of $2,888 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2888 for Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid, 13 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,664 km.
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • 505 km
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • 357 km
  • Avignon (France)
  • 69 km
  • Aix-En-Provence (France)
  • 148 km
  • Nice (France)
  • 13 km
  • Monaco (Monaco)
  • 1 km
  • Monte Carlo (Monaco)
  • 6 km
  • Cote D'azur (France)
  • 182 km
  • Cinque Terra (Italy)
  • 5 km
  • Monterosso al Mare (Italy)
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