London to Barcelona on a Shoestring

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London to Barcelona on a Shoestring
London to Barcelona
Duration: 13 days
Tour code: EELB

Highlights

Roam the streets of Paris and Rome, hike the rugged coastal trails of Cinque Terre, take in the sun on the French Riviera

This is the ultimate (and iconic) whirlwind tour of Western Europe that everyone dreams of. For 13 days, travel primarily by train to roam the streets of Paris and Rome, hike coastal trails in Cinque Terre, try a hand at the famous casino in Monte Carlo, and stretch out on the French Riviera. Cover some serious ground and introduce yourself to your new favourite cities with a group of like-minded travellers.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

1 lunch

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, plane, walking.

Accommodation

Hostels (12 nts, multi-share)

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Cooking Demonstration, Barcelona Your Foodie Moment: Eiffel Tower Picnic, Paris Your Discover Moment: Paris Your Discover Moment: Interlaken Your Discover Moment: Rome Your Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona. 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. Orientation walks in Interlaken & Milan

Itinerary

Day 1
London - Paris
Meet in London before departing for Paris by train. 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: Train

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Paris
Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre.

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Eiffel Tower Picnic

Optional activities:

  • Musée Rodin Visit
  • Champs-Élysées Visit
  • Sacre Coeur Visit
  • The Louvre Visit
  • Musée d'Orsay Visit
  • Eiffel Tower Visit
  • Palace of Versailles Visit
  • Monet's Giverny Gardens
  • Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show
  • Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides Army Museum

Meals: lunch

Day 3
Paris - Interlaken
Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery.

Transport: Train

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

Optional activities:

  • Paragliding
  • Ropes course
  • Alpine Canyoning Adventure
  • Hiking in the Swiss Alps
  • Chocolate Making Workshop
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jungfrau Cog Railway
Day 5
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

Optional activities:

  • Paragliding
  • Ropes course
  • Alpine Canyoning Adventure
  • Hiking in the Swiss Alps
  • Chocolate Making Workshop
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jungfrau Cog Railway
Day 6
Interlaken - Rome
Travel to Rome by train via Milan. Upon arrival, enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Rome.

Transport: Train, Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Colosseum Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Vatican City Visit
  • Vatican Museum Visit
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
Day 7
Rome
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.

Included activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Optional activities:

  • Colosseum Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Vatican City Visit
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Day 8
Rome - Rapallo
Stop at Pisa to check out the Leaning Tower en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera.

Transport: Train, Train

Included activities: Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit

Day 9
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

Day 10
Rapallo - Nice
Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco.

Transport: Train, Train, Train

Optional activities:

  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Vieux Nice Visit
Day 11
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.

Optional activities:

  • Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Matisse Museum
  • Vieux Nice Visit
  • Day trip to St Paul de Vence
  • Cathedral of Sainte Reparate
  • Promenade des Anglais
Day 12
Nice - Barcelona
Hop on a flight toward Barcelona. Join your CEO on an orientation walk of your surroundings before participating in a G Adventures supported tapas 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. Please note that passenger luggage (up to 23kgs/50lbs per passenger) is included on this flight.

Transport: Plane

Included activities: Mescladis Cooking Demonstration, Big Night Out

Optional activities:

  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit
  • Parc Güell Visit
  • Gothic Quarter Visit
  • Casa Batlló
  • Gaudi House Museum
Day 13
Barcelona
Depart at any time.

Included activities: Departure Day

Optional activities:

  • Gaudi House Museum
  • Casa Batlló
  • Parc Güell Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit
  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • Gothic Quarter Visit

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