Mediterranean Highlights (Start Rome, 13 Days)

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  • Dance in the streets of Barcelona
  • Visit the famous Sistine Chapel
  • Cinque Terre over the Mediterranean
  • Shop the boutiques of the French Riviera
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Rome and end in Madrid! With the discovery tour Mediterranean Highlights (Start Rome, 13 Days), you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 13 other destinations in Europe. Mediterranean Highlights (Start Rome, 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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 Rome
  2. Day 2: Rome with Vatican City
  3. Day 3: Rome to Florence via San Gimignano
  4. Day 4: Florence
  5. Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera via Pisa and Cinque Terre
  6. Day 6: Italian Riviera to French Riviera
  7. Day 7: French Riviera incl Monaco
  8. Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon via Aix en Provence
  9. Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona
  10. Day 10: Barcelona
  11. Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid via Zaragoza
  12. Day 12: Madrid
  13. Day 13: Depart Madrid

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • 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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    • What is the age range?

      Contiki runs tours exclusively for travellers between the age range of 18-35 years only. They are designed and marketed towards budget-minded young travellers wanting to meet other people their age from all over the world. These tend to be very popular with students and backpackers.

    • Are airport transfers included?

      Transfers to and from the airport are not included in the tour and it is not possible to prebook them on this tour. Therefore you will need to make your way to & from the airport, however, taxis should be readily available when you arrive.

    • Are you able to assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Contiki does offer some options in regards to accommodation before or after the tour, please contact our customer support team when your booking is confirmed and you will be provided with the options & pricing.

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    • Carlos4th June 2018
      Was very pleased with the ease that I was able to understand, and navigate your website. Have actually been looking at several other tour companies, some have played phone tag with me. Others have not bothered to return calls. Their websites have been difficult, to work and understand. Am super excited to be working with you. Am now working on finding affordable airfare. Thanks again. Looking forward to a wonderful adventure. Have already been giving several friends your info.



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    Italy , Vatican City (Holy See) , France , Monaco and Spain

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    Italy, Vatican City (Holy See), France, Monaco and SpainItalyMonaco


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


    Rome is the starting point and Madrid 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.
    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 1 January 2019 the full payment of $1,714 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 $1714 for Mediterranean Highlights (Start Rome, 13 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,709 km.
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 3 km
    • Vatican City (Vatican City (Holy See))
    • 230 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 71 km
    • Cinque Terra (Italy)
    • 13 km
    • Portovenere (Italy)
    • 18 km
    • Monterosso al Mare (Italy)
    • 198 km
    • Nice (France)
    • 13 km
    • Monaco (Monaco)
    • 1 km
    • Monte Carlo (Monaco)
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