Mediterranean Flavors - 2022

Mediterranean Flavors - 2022

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14 Days

Mediterranean Flavors - 2022

14 Days Starting in Madrid and ending in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Visiting:

Madrid

,

Cuenca

,

Valencia

,

Peniscola

,

Barcelona

,

Collioure

,

Marseille

,

Cassis

,

French Riviera

,

Nice

,

Èze

,

Cinque Terre

,

Verona

,

Venice

,

Assisi

,

Rome

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Physical rating:

Active pace

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

6840-2022

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

From Spain to France to Italy, this affordable tour along the Mediterranean Coast, features vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery. You’ll stay in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, the Venice area, and Rome—and stay overnight in the stunning French Riviera and the Cinque Terre area. This amazing budget travel adventure across the Mediterranean region includes an excursion to the famous Cinque Terre area, named for its five medieval fishing villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views. Your Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your sightseeing tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point in Marseille with stunning views of the city. In Assisi, visit the St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful frescos by Giotto.

Highlights

  • Visit Peñíscola Castle in Castellon, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century.

  • Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium.

  • Visit to a perfume workshop in Èze.

  • Enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery along the French and Italian Rivieras as you travel toward Cinque Terre.

  • Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights.

Places You'll See

NH Madrid Zurbano

NH Ciudad de Valencia

Catalonia Sagrada Familia

Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port

Ibis Marseille Centre Euromed

NH La Spezia

Pineta Palace

Poppi

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive In Madrid, Spain
Location:

  Madrid


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  NH Madrid Zurbano (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

icon Day 2 : Madrid
Location:

  Madrid


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  NH Madrid Zurbano (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Not only is Madrid the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards rightly say it’s the nearest thing to Heaven. On the included guided city tour, discover the main sights and end the tour with a walk in the Barrio de La Latina and stop in one of the many bars to taste the famous tapas. Consider an optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city was made famous in El Greco’s painting and, even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art.

icon Day 3 : Madrid–Cuenca–Valencia
Location:

  Cuenca, Valencia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  NH Ciudad de Valencia (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel southeast to Cuenca, perched high above the precipices of the Jucar and Huecar Rivers, famous for its “hanging houses” that are suspended over the Huecar ravine. On to Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, for a guided sightseeing tour.Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km

icon Day 4 Valencia–Peñíscola–Barcelona
Location:

  Peniscola, Barcelona


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Catalonia Sagrada Familia (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today, visit Peñíscola Castle in Castellon, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. The promontory on which the castle and town are located is a fine reminder of medieval times. Continue your journey through orange groves and seaside resorts past Tarragona to Catalonia’s lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona. Today’s Distance: 236 mi/ 380 km

icon Day 5 : Barcelona
Location:

  Barcelona


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Catalonia Sagrada Familia (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center of Plaza Catalunya and to Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces in the Houses Batllò and Mila and the Sagrada Familia (entrance fees not included). Spend the afternoon at leisure.

icon Day 6 : Barcelona–Collioure, France–Marseille
Location:

  Collioure, Marseille


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ibis Marseille Centre Euromed (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Leave Spain today and cross the border into France to visit Collioure. This picturesque village is nestled in an idyllic place on the rocky Mediterranean coastline and is sheltered by the Pyrenees. Carry on to the oldest city in France, Marseille.Today’s Distance: 354 mi/ 570 km

icon Day 7 : Marseille–Cassis–French Riviera
Location:

  Marseille, Cassis, French Riviera, Nice


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Capital of Provence, Marseille was founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. See the city’s bustling ancient heart—the picturesque Vieux Port (old port), where elegant markets and handsome townhouses surround the boat-filled harbor. Then, head for the hilltop Basilica Notre Dame de La Garde, with stunning views of the city. Follow the coastal route toward Cassis, a small fishing port lined with cafés and restaurants, and stop to explore the town before reaching Nice. Later, why not join the optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion?Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km

icon Day 8 : French Riviera. Excursion To Èze
Location:

  Èze, Nice


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Start the day with a visit to a perfume workshop in Èze. Later, spend time at leisure to do as you please! Continue to Nice, and spend time at leisure to do as you please! Dabble in the Mediterranean Sea, stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or join our optional excursion to the artists’ town of St. Paul de Vence.Today’s Distance: 19 mi/ 30 km

icon Day 9 : French Riviera–Cinque Terre Area, Italy
Location:

  Cinque Terre


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  NH La Spezia (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery along the French and Italian Rivieras as you travel toward Cinque Terre. Take the train in Levanto and stop in some of the most enchanting villages of the spectacular Cinque Terre region, where the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired Lord Byron. There are several breathtaking trails carved into the rocks connecting the villages, affording dramatic sea views.Today’s Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km

icon Day 10 : Cinque Terre Area–Verona–Venice Area
Location:

  Verona, Venice


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Poppi (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Travel through the areas of culinary excellence in the Po plains to reach the romantic city of Verona to enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to the Venice area, where you will spend two nights.Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km

icon Day 11 : Venice
Location:

  Venice


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Poppi (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. Your included orientation starts with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

icon Day 12 : Venice Area–Assisi–Rome
Location:

  Assisi, Rome


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Pineta Palace (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Cross the Po Delta and head into the verdant Apennines to medieval Assisi. Enclosed by ramparts, little has changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis. See the Upper and Lower Basilicas with the beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome.Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km

icon Day 13 : Rome
Location:

  Rome


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Pineta Palace (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive, exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome’s landmarks from St Peter’s Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls and the Caracalla Baths, and complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion.

icon Day 14 : Rome
Location:

  Rome


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Yes

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

No

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Cosmos requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cosmos charges.

    Up to 65 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Mediterranean Flavors - 2022

14 Days Starting in Madrid and ending in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Visiting:

Madrid

,

Cuenca

,

Valencia

,

Peniscola

,

Barcelona

,

Collioure

,

Marseille

,

Cassis

,

French Riviera

,

Nice

,

Èze

,

Cinque Terre

,

Verona

,

Venice

,

Assisi

,

Rome

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Physical rating:

Active pace

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

6840-2022

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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