Rome to Barcelona by Train | 27-35 | 2024

Rome to Barcelona by Train | 27-35 | 2024

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Rome to Barcelona by Train | 27-35 | 2024

9 Days Starting in Rome and ending in Barcelona

Visiting: Rome, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Nice, Monaco City, Marseille, Barcelona

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

LTRBA19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

24-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Budget

Activities:

Walking

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$2849
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Tour Overview

On this adventure, you’ll spend your days discovering Barcelona's beach-side beauty, hiking the dreamy pastel villages of Cinque Terre, uncovering historical monuments in Rome and taking bike tours through the glitzy French Riviera. Your mode of transport is the most authentic way to experience Europe too, so don’t be surprised if you feel like a local by the end.

Highlights

  • Explore the historical ruins and renaissance masterpieces of Rome

  • Admire Italy's rugged west coast on the way to the Liguria Region

  • Discover the enchanting coastline of the Cinque Terre with an unlimited train-and-hike travel card

  • Experience the glamour of the French Riviera in Nice and opt for a bike ride or a visit to Monaco

  • Enjoy the scenic coastal train ride from the Italian Riviera to the French Riviera

  • Explore the edgy Riviera town of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast

  • Experience Barcelona's unique beauty, from Gaudi's Sagrada Familia to the vibrant street life and beaches

  • Cook and dine at Espai Mescladis in Barcelona, supporting social cohesion through food

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel, The Building (or similar)

Accommodation Name: The Building Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Rome, where historical ruins, renaissance masterpieces, vibrant street life and a romantic perception of life all collide. After meeting our new friends at our hotel, we'll bond over a 3-course Roman dinner. Delizioso! Then, we'll head out for a sightseeing tour, checking out iconic sites on the way.

Day 2 : Rome To La Spezia

Location: Rome, La Spezia

Accommodation: Hotel, Firenze e Continentale (or similar)

Accommodation Name: AllegroItalia La Spezia (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

After uncovering a bit more of Rome, we'll catch a train to the Liguria Region, a gateway to the famed Italian Riviera, admiring Italy's rugged west coast along the way. Tonight, you’ll have a free night to explore La Spezia with your travel buds.

Day 3 : La Spezia To Cinque Terre

Location: La Spezia, Cinque Terre

Accommodation: Hotel Venezia (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Hotel Venezia (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we're headed to the enchanting coastline of the Cinque Terre. 
There's lots to see here in the '5 Lands', but we've made it easy for you to explore with an unlimited train-and-hike travel card (included in the price of your trip.) This evening, you'll have the chance to join a boat cruise and watch the sumptuous sunset from out at sea. Does it get better than this? Really though?

Day 4 : Cinque Terre To Nice

Location: Cinque Terre, Nice

Accommodation: Monsigny Nice (or simialr)

Accommodation Name: Monsigny Nice (or simialr)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Arrivederci Italy and a big Bonjour to France! We're headed from the Italian Riviera to the French Riviera, and the ridiculously scenic coastal train ride alone makes the journey worth it. We'll enjoy two nights in this playground of the rich and famous. Year round sunshine, beautiful beaches, boulevards and a buzzing street life makes Nice a stand-out in the French Riviera. And with an included dinner, you’re sure to start your stay in style.

Day 5 : Nice

Location: Nice, Monaco City

Accommodation: Monsigny Nice (or simialr)

Accommodation Name: Monsigny Nice (or simialr)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up, you're in the French Riviera. Nice! This morning you'll have free time to soak up some rays on one of those iconic blue chairs along the glorious waterfront.  Glamorous and culturally fascinating, as you walk along the harbor and soak up the designer bars and couture shops you'll have the swagger of an A-list celeb. Or grab a chance to join a bike ride across Nice.
To keep the glamour vibes going, why not opt to head to Monte Carlo casino in Monaco tonight, where you can roll the dice and live the life of the rich and famous?

Day 6 : Nice To Marseille

Location: Nice, Marseille

Accommodation: B&B Hotel Marseille Center La Joliette (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Greet Hotel Marseille Centre Saint Charles (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

A short train ride to the edgy Riviera town of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast - enjoy time to look around & breathe in the sites.

Day 7 : Marseille To Barcelona

Location: Marseille, Barcelona

Accommodation: Campanile Barcelona Cornellà-Sud (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Fira Congress (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

See ya France, we're headed to another magical country this morning – but not before breakfast.
After falling in love with yet more scenery, we’ll reach one of the world's most uniquely beautiful cities: Barcelona. This evening, head to our optional flamenco show, where you'll experience this passionate dance up close, before feasting on some local tapas.

Day 8 : Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Campanile Barcelona Cornellà-Sud (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Fira Congress (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

They say this city sizzles and we couldn't agree more. Today is all yours to explore! For a taste of what you can do, here's just a start of the never-ending list: channel Gaudi at Sagrada Familia, his greatest masterpiece, started in 1882. This labor of love is still not compete, but is still a worthy memory and insta upload. Parc Guell could be next on the list - or maybe take to the backstreets for some endless tapas and paella, washed down with sangria. Fancy cooling down? Head to the golden sands of Barcelona's beach, the cherry on top this incredible city. This evening, it’s time to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® in the tastiest way possible – through food of course. You’ll try your hand at cooking, and have dinner at Espai Mescladis, a non-profit whose restaurant is working to foster social cohesion within the city.

Day 9 : End Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning our adventure sadly finishes after breakfast, but if you're hungry for more Spanish sun, why not join us for our epic Ibiza & Beyond? See you on the beach?

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    8 nights in Hotels is included.

  • Fully Guided

    Expert Trip Manager + Local Guides is included.

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners is included.

  • Transport

    Train

What's Not Included

  • Flights

    International and domestic flights to and from the starting and ending points of the tour are not included.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Some Meals

    Not all meals are covered.

    Some breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be at your own expense, offering the opportunity to explore local cuisines.

  • Optional Activities

    Optional activities such as bike rides, boat cruises, and visits to attractions like Monte Carlo casino in Monaco are not included and may incur additional costs.

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and other incidental costs are not included.

  • Tips and Gratuities

    Tips and gratuities for tour guides and drivers are not included and are at the discretion of the traveler.

Check out our Q&As

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights include exploring the historical ruins and renaissance masterpieces of Rome, admiring Italy's rugged west coast on the way to the Liguria Region, discovering the enchanting coastline of the Cinque Terre with an unlimited train-and-hike travel card, experiencing the glamour of the French Riviera in Nice and opting for a bike ride or a visit to Monaco, enjoying the scenic coastal train ride from the Italian Riviera to the French Riviera, exploring the edgy Riviera town of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast, experiencing Barcelona's unique beauty, from Gaudi's Sagrada Familia to the vibrant street life and beaches, and cooking and dining at Espai Mescladis in Barcelona, supporting social cohesion through food.

  • What is the primary tag of the tour?

    The primary tag of the tour is Rail Tours.

  • What countries will we visit on the Rome to Barcelona by Train tour?

    The tour visits Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain.

  • What type of activities does the tour include?

    The tour includes activities tagged as Wine Tasting, Budget, Beach Tours, Ruins-Archaeology, and Hiking.

  • What are the inclusions and exclusions of the tour?

    Exclusions include international and domestic flights to and from the starting and ending points of the tour, travel insurance, some meals, optional activities such as bike rides, boat cruises, and visits to attractions like Monte Carlo casino in Monaco, personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and other incidental costs, and tips and gratuities for tour guides and drivers.

  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Rome and ends in Barcelona.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

Reviews of this operator

Trusted Customer  

Northern Choice plus Kaikoura

16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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Sophie  

Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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Trusted Customer  

First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Trusted Customer  

Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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Tanner Stokes  

My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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