London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring

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London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring
London to Lisbon
Duration: 22 days
Tour code: EELM

Highlights

Picnic 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

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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

1 lunch

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, plane, walking.

Accommodation

Hostels (20 nts, multi-share), overnight train (1 nts).

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 Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon. 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, Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid.

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
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. 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

Optional activities:

  • Gothic Quarter Visit
  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • Las Ramblas Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit
  • Parc Güell Visit
  • Montjuïc Visit
  • Gaudi House Museum
  • Casa Batlló
Day 14
Barcelona - Madrid
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.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Gothic Quarter Visit
  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit
  • Parc Güell Visit
Day 15
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

Optional activities:

  • Gran Vía Visit
  • Plaza Mayor Visit
  • Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
  • Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Reina Sofia National Art Museum
Day 16
Madrid - Granada
Full day of free time before transferring to Granada in the afternoon.

Transport: Local bus

Optional activities:

  • Gran Vía Visit
  • Plaza Mayor Visit
  • Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
  • Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
Day 17
Granada
Enjoy an orientation walk in Granada. Opt to visit the Alhambra or 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. If you would like to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets through this website: https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/ Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so be sure to pre-book a ticket to ensure access.

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Tapas Bar Crawl

Optional activities:

  • Alhambra Guided Tour
  • Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
  • Granada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) Visit
Day 18
Granada - Seville
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: Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Alcázar Palace Visit
  • Flamenco Show
  • Santa Cruz Quarter Visit
  • La Giralda Visit
  • Casa de Pilatos
  • Santa Paula Convent
  • The Golden Tower (Torre del Oro)
  • Ronda Day trip
Day 19
Seville - Lagos
Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

Transport: Local bus

Optional activities:

  • Coastal Hike in Algarve
  • Swimming
  • Benagil Sea Caves
Day 20
Lagos
Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.

Optional activities:

  • Coastal Hike in Algarve
  • Swimming
Day 21
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.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Big Night Out

Optional activities:

  • Belém District Visit
  • Alfama District Visit
  • Belém Tower
  • Sao Jorge Castle
  • Rossio Square
  • Praça da Figueira Market
  • Santa Justa Lift
Day 22
Lisbon
Depart at any time.

Included activities: Departure Day

Optional activities:

  • Belém District Visit
  • Sao Jorge Castle
  • Rossio Square
  • National Coach Museum
  • Praça da Figueira Market
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Belém Tower
  • Tuk Tuk Tour of Lisbon
  • Alfama District Visit

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