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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 worlds best museums, have lunch under the Eiffel Tower, eat as many tapas as you can handle, and party on Europes most coveted beaches with your new group of international friends. This unique route will take you places every traveller should see.

  • Duration: 23 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 145203
  • Starts: London,
  • Finishes: Lisbon, Portugal
You will Visit
  • London
  • Lisbon

Itinerary

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Day 1: London/Paris

Meet in London before departing for Paris by train.

Additional Notes:
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.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Train (3.00 hour(s))

02

Day 2: Paris (1L)

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.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

03

Day 3: Paris/Interlaken

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

Transport:
Train (8.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Interlaken

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.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

05

Day 6: Interlaken/Rome

Travel to Milan by train. Fashion and people watch on an included orientation walk of Milan. Overnight train to Rome.

Additional Notes:
Please note: If you are interested in seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous artwork, the Last Supper, it is essential that you make a booking in advance for this afternoon (Day 6). You can book either over the telephone or online. The contact details are:

Telephone: +39 02 89421146
Web: www.cenacolovinciano.org.

**Please make your appointment for 3pm onwards (in case of possible delays arriving from Interlaken).**

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (3.50-4.00 hours)
Overnight train (beds) (9.00 hour(s))

06

Day 7: Rome

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

Additional Notes:
It's a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home or with some advice from your CEO prior to arriving to Rome, as waiting until the day you arrive may well be too late!

Included Activities:
Big Night Out

07

Day 8: Rome

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.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

08

Day 9: Rome/Rapallo

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

Included Activities:
Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit

Transport:
Train (3.00 hour(s))
Train

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Day 10: Rapallo

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.

Included Activities:
National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket

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Day 11: Rapallo/Nice

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

Transport:
Train
Train (0.50 hour(s))
Train (0.50 hour(s))

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Day 12: Nice

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.

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Day 13: Nice/Barcelona

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.

Included Activities:
Big Night Out

Transport:
Plane (2.00 hour(s))

13

Day 14: Barcelona

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 Notes:
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.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

14

Day 15: Barcelona/Madrid

Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas, including a stop at the famous Boqueria market. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (2.00-3.00 hours, 624km)

15

Day 16: Madrid

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!

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

16

Day 17: Madrid/Granada

Full day of free time before an afternoon train to Granada.

Transport:
Train (5.00-6.00 hours, 420km)

17

Day 18: Granada

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 Notes:
If you would like to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets through this website: http://www.ticketmonument.com/alhambra-tickets.php?W=3

Please book tickets for the afternoon. Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so if you do not pre-book a ticket, it is highly likely you will not be able to visit the Alhambra.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Tapas Bar Crawl

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Day 19: Granada/Seville

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

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 20: Seville/Lagos

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

Transport:
Train (4.00-5.00 hours)

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Day 21: Lagos

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

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Day 22: Lagos/Lisbon

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.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Big Night Out

Transport:
Train (4.00-4.50 hours)

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Day 23: Lisbon

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Picnic in front of Eiffel Tower
    • Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket, and CEO-led hike
    • Visit to Monaco
    • Tapas bar crawl (Granada)
    • Orientation walks in Interlaken, Milan, Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (21 nts, multi-share), overnight train (1 nts)
    • 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Train, public bus, metro, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Dine under the Eiffel tower
  • Explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities
  • Sample some of Europe's best cuisines
  • Chill out on the Algarve coast
  • Mingle with the locals on the French Riviera
  • Walk by ancient history in Rome