London to the Mediterranean: Coasts & Cafés

Start: London Finish: Lisbon

Visiting: London, Paris, Interlaken, Rome, Rapallo, Nice, Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Lagos, Lisbon, French Riviera, Algarve


Duration: 21 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 10 - 16

Age range: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $3761

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Tour Overview

Like history? And art? How about beaches and pubs? Then say hello to Western Europe on this three-week tour of the highlights from London down to Lisbon. See some of the world’s best museums, have lunch under the Eiffel Tower, eat as many tapas as you can handle, and party on Europe’s most coveted beaches with your new group of international friends. This unique route will take you places every traveller should see.

Highlights

  • iconPicnic under the Eiffel tower
  • iconExplore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities
  • icon Walk by ancient history in Rome
  • icon Sample some of Europe's best cuisines
  • icon Mingle with the locals on the French Riviera
  • icon Chill out on the Algarve coast

Places You'll See

London to the Mediterranean: Coasts & Cafés
London to the Mediterranean: Coasts & Cafés
Paris
Paris
London
Barcelona
Barcelona
Madrid
Madrid
Granada
Madrid
Granada
Lagos
Seville
Lagos
Lagos
Lisbon

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : London/Paris

Location: London, Paris

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Generator Hostel Paris (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Meet in London before departing for Paris by train. Tonight, you won’t need to go far for Paris to sweep you off your feet, because after all, it is the City of Love. Head to your hostel’s bar with your CEO and group to kick back and grab drinks in celebration of the first day of your grand adventure.

Additional Information: Please refer to joining instructions for more information on where to meet. Please note the trip departs London in the evening of Day 1 so it is imperative that you arrive on time for departure soon after the 5:30pm Welcome Meeting. Please allow plenty of time for the journey to London to allow for any possible delays.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 2 : Paris

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Generator Hostel Paris (or similar)

Meals: Lunch

Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre.

Explore and discover the “je ne sais quoi” of the City of Lights. Paris has something for everyone and you can use your day here to picnic under the Eiffel Tower, explore the outstanding museums and churches, float down the Seine on a river cruise or people watch at one of the charming cafés.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY With so much to see and do, there's no time to waste.

ACTIVITY: Do as the locals do and stretch out under the Eiffel tower for a picnic lunch. The view will not disappoint!

icon Day 3 : Paris/Interlaken

Location: Paris, Interlaken

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Hostel Balmers (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

icon Day 4 : Interlaken

Location: Interlaken

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Hostel Balmers (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy an orientation walk of Interlaken. Opt to get the adrenaline pumping with some canyoning or whitewater rafting. Explore a nearby glacier or go swimming in a crystal clear lake. Don't miss the nightlife on your Big Night Out!

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get active in this beautiful Swiss town in the Alps.

ACTIVITY: Celebrate with the group and your CEO and check out Interlaken's nightlife - this adventure capital pops just as hard at night as it does during the day!

icon Day 5 : Interlaken

Location: Interlaken

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Hostel Balmers (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Take a full free day to enjoy all the adventures you'll find on this side of the Alps.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy free time to get active in this beautiful Swiss town.

icon Day 6 : Interlaken/Rome

Location: Interlaken, Rome

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Generator Rome (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Travel to Rome by train via Milan. Upon arrival, enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Rome. Opt for an evening out with the group.

Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Opt to wander the cobblestone streets, or relax in a piazza with an espresso. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife. We recommend pre-purchasing advance entry tickets for popular attractions such as the Sistine Chapel, Villa Borghese, and the Colosseum to avoid waiting in long queues on the day of your visit.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Rome.

icon Day 7 : Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Generator Rome (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Opt to check out famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife.

Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get out and explore beautiful Rome. With historical landmarks, works of art, and spectacular architecture all around you it's like an open-air museum!

ACTIVITY: You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

icon Day 8 : Rome/Rapallo

Location: Rome, Rapallo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Stella Rapallo (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Stop at Pisa to check out the Leaning Tower en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Stop off for a brief visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This famous tower leans at an angle of approximately four degrees due to an error made during construction—but don't worry, it's been stabilized since then. It's a fascinating sight and definitely photo-worthy. Get creative!

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

icon Day 9 : Rapallo

Location: Rapallo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Stella Rapallo (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit charming, colourful towns along the way with an included national park pass and unlimited train ticket.

ACTIVITY: Use the included park fee and train ticket for this trip. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own.

icon Day 10 : Rapallo/Nice

Location: Rapallo, Nice

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Villa Saint Exupery Beach (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Enjoy free time to explore the Principality of Monaco.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

icon Day 11 : Nice

Location: Nice

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Villa Saint Exupery Beach (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy a free day to take a cycling tour, go for a hike along the coast, or take a day trip to nearby beaches and villages.

FREE TIME: Get out and explore the beautiful French Riviera.

icon Day 12 : Nice/Barcelona

Location: Nice, Barcelona

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Generator Barcelona (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Hop on a flight toward Barcelona. Join your CEO on an orientation walk of your surroundings before participating in a G Adventures supported paella cooking class served and prepared by migrant students. Afterward, break off on your own to explore this amazing city. Enjoy a night out on the town.

Visit the old Gothic Quarter with its maze of dark streets, historic cathedral, medieval buildings, bars, and cafés. Stroll Las Ramblas, a large tree-lined pedestrian boulevard perfect for people watching and window shopping.

Additional Information: If popular sights like La Sagrada Família or Parc Güell are on your must-see list in Barcelona, we highly recommend purchasing tickets online several months prior to your trip. This is the only way to guarantee admission during your visit. Please note that passenger luggage (up to 23kgs/50lbs per passenger) is included on your internal flight.

TRANSPORT: MORNING Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

ACTIVITY: Espai Mescladis, Catalan for "Mixed Space" is a migrant training kitchen and cafe in the heart of Barcelona that features a unique feel that fuses old Catalan favourites and migrants' home recipes. Enjoy a tapas cooking class led by one of the trainees, accompanied by a discussion that promotes social reflection - with the kitchen and food at the centre of it all.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Get out and explore the city today.

ACTIVITY: Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

icon Day 13 : Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Generator Barcelona (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life.

Additional Information: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy a full free day to wander through parks full of fantastical sculptures or people watch along the boardwalk.

ACTIVITY: You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

icon Day 14 : Barcelona/Madrid

Location: Barcelona, Madrid

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Cats Hostel Madrid Sol (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas and stop at the famous Boqueria market.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY With so much to see and do, don't waste any time—get out there!

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

icon Day 15 : Madrid

Location: Madrid

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Cats Hostel Madrid Sol (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy Spain's beautiful capital on an orientation walk. Free time to visit its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares. Enjoy a night out with the group. Madrid's nightlife is world renowned!

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Head out and start exploring the city. Visit historical landmarks, tour a museum or head to a park for a picnic.

icon Day 16 : Madrid/Granada

Location: Madrid, Granada

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: White Nest Hostel Granada (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Full day of free time before transferring to Granada in the afternoon.

FREE TIME: Get out and explore.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

icon Day 17 : Granada

Location: Granada

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: White Nest Hostel Granada (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy an orientation walk in Granada. Opt to relax in one of the many hammam baths around town. Enjoy a tapas bar crawl with the group in the evening. First drink's on us.

A trip to Granada wouldn't be the same without a night on the town; the city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.

Additional Information: Please note that if you wish to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets at least 3 months in advance through this website: https://www.alhambradegranada.org Tickets always sell out in advance, so be sure to pre-book a ticket to ensure access. This is a purely optional activity.

ACTIVITY: MORNING Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Set out and see the sights.

ACTIVITY: Head out on the town to experience all culinary Granada has to offer. Enjoy a tapas bar crawl with the group in the evening. With each drink, a new plate of snacks arrives. With enough drinks, you won't have to buy dinner!

icon Day 18 : Granada/Seville

Location: Granada, Seville

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Journey to Seville and explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Explore the winding alleyways and attractions of Seville.

icon Day 19 : Seville/Lagos

Location: Seville, Lagos

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Tag Hostel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

FREE TIME: Spend the day enjoying the beautiful Algarve coast.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

icon Day 20 : Lagos

Location: Lagos

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Tag Hostel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Spend free time today exploring the landscape on a hike or splashing in the waves.

icon Day 21 : Lagos/Lisbon

Location: Lagos, Lisbon

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Selina Secret Garden Lisbon (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Take a train up the coast to Portugal's vibrant capital, and enjoy an orientation walk. Free time to visit Cristo Rei for sweeping views of the area, check out the monuments of the Belem neighbourhood, or relax in a café. Indulge in the town's great nightlife on your Big Night Out.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Enjoy a free afternoon to explore.

ACTIVITY: Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or entry to a club, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

icon Day 22 : Lisbon

Location: Lisbon

Meals: No Meals

Depart at any time.

We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Your Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona

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    Your Discover Moment: Paris

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    Your Big Night Out Moment: Interlaken

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    Your Foodie Moment: Eiffel Tower Picnic, Paris

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    Your Discover Moment: Interlaken

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    Picnic in front of Eiffel Tower

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    Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Cooking Class, Barcelona

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    Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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    Orientation walks in Interlaken, Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid

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    Tapas bar crawl (Granada)

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    Visit to Monaco

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket, and CEO-led hike

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    Accommodation

    Train, public bus, metro, plane, walking.

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    Your Discover Moment: Rome

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    Your Discover Moment: Barcelona

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

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    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends

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    Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon.

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    Meals

    1 lunch Allow USD730-950 for meals not included.

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, plane, walking.

Accommodation

Hostels (20 nts, multi-share with 2-6 people), overnight train (1 nts).

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    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Dates & Availability

Sunday Aug 15, 2021

Nights

21

$3900.53

Sunday Aug 29, 2021

Nights

21

$3900.53

Sunday Sep 19, 2021

Nights

21

$3761.18

Sunday Apr 17, 2022

Nights

21

$3761.18

Sunday Jun 05, 2022

Nights

21

$4039.88

Sunday Jun 12, 2022

Nights

21

$4039.88