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Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid) - Contiki
Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid) - Contiki
Charlotte "My first trip overseas on my own was AMAZING!!! The people that I have met on the tour have become like a little family and I made great friends all over the world that I can't wait to see again. One of the best part of my Mediterranean tour was definitely my tour guide Maïté! She was an angel that worked very hard and fought airports and Airlines to get my suitcase back after it never made it to ..."
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14 reviews
Starts
Madrid
Destinations
+12
Ends
Rome
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Highlights

  • Impressive Madrid Royal Palace
  • Glamour of the French Riviera
  • Explore the Colosseum in Rome
  • Leaning tower of Pisa
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start in Madrid and end in Rome! With the discovery tour Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid), 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) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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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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  • A
    Written on May 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Maite was AMAZING! I can't say enough good things about her. She's so knowledgeable, helpful, talented and funny, not to mention, she's a beautiful person inside and out. She made my Contiki tour one of the best experiences of my life.
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  • RH
    Written on May 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was the best trip I have ever been on. Maite made me feel like we had special treatment at every interval of the tour. Would 100% recommend sending a friend on a tour she is the guide for
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  • J
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded my expectations and couldn't have been much better! Maite was an amazing guide who always put you first. I went on the Mediterranean Highlights (Madrid-Rome) in Nov 2016. The tour itself was spectacular seeing a lot of Europe in 14 days, but was made the best by having Maite. Really an unforgettable experience and I would recommend anybody to use Contiki and especially a trip run by you Maite! (I have already recommended people!) whatever tour you do, the coaches are much better than you can imagine and the driver/trip manager combination is brilliant.
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  • N
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time on my Mediterranean highlight tour with Maite. She was extremely welcoming, helpful, prepared and more like a travel buddy then a tour guide.
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  • J
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had a wonderful time. Loved getting insider info on all of the cities - such an amazing guide.
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  • K
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went with Maite on the Mediterranean Highlights tour. I could not have asked for a better tour guide. Not only did she give us all of the rich history of these locations, but she IS a local to all of these places--we experienced the cities like the locals do. It was a truly amazing experience with her!
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  • A
    Written on May 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My experience was brilliant!!! Maitè was the best guide we could have hoped for! She knew the best places to go, the best food, the best bars... she knew all the history, all the languages and all the people. 11/10
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  • C
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My first trip overseas on my own was AMAZING!!! The people that I have met on the tour have become like a little family and I made great friends all over the world that I can't wait to see again. One of the best part of my Mediterranean tour was definitely my tour guide Maïté! She was an angel that worked very hard and fought airports and Airlines to get my suitcase back after it never made it to destination in Madrid! She had an answer for every question that I had! She new all the best places to eat, the tips and tricks to make the trip an experience of a lifetime! I couldn't thank her enough for the best time of my life on this 2 week trip! We also had an amazing driver on are great coach bus. I recommend a Contiki tour to anyone who wants to live an adventure and make new friends at the same time! It's no worries and live free experience! I would do it again tomorrow in a heartbeat!
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Itinerary

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  • Day 1: Arrive Madrid
  • Day 2: Madrid
  • Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona
  • Day 4: Barcelona
  • Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon
  • Day 6: Avignon to The Riviera
  • Day 7: The Riviera
  • Day 8: The Riviera to Pisa
  • Day 9: Pisa to Florence
  • Day 10: Florence
  • Day 11: Florence to Rome
  • Day 12: Rome
  • Day 13: Depart Rome

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  • June 1, 2016

    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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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Spain , France , Monaco and Italy

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    Vaccinations

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    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Madrid is the starting point and Rome is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    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 5 December 2017 the full payment of $1,267 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    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 $1267 for Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    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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