Barcelona to Rome

15 Days | From la vida loca to la dolce vita, enjoy a slice of the good life from Barcelona to Rome.

4.8 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
CHF  4,163
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Lose yourself in three of Europe's most enchanting countries. From the vibrant streets of Barcelona, travel into the heart of the picturesque Spanish Pyrenees, then discover Provencal food and world-class wines as you frolic with Europe’s high rollers in the French Riviera. Feast on breathtaking sights in the cliff-top towns of the Cinque Terre, see master works of art in Florence and marvel at the leaning Torre de Pisa. Call into beautiful Siena then conclude this European adventure in the ancient city of Rome.

Trip overview

Map of Barcelona To Rome including France, Italy and Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Rome, Italy
Explorer, Rail
Italy, Spain, France
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 20 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend your free time in Barcelona visiting Gaudi's modern basilica, La Sagrada Familia – a Gothic masterpiece that embodies the city’s artistic and progressive heart.
  • Hike in the majestic Spanish Pyrenees mountains, revelling in the fresh air, panoramic views and an exhilarating sense of freedom.
  • Explore the idyllic Provencal landscapes of southern France and gain an understanding as to why this part of the world is so adored by artists.
  • The Leaning Tower may be Pisa’s most iconic image, but there’s so much more to discover – The Piazza dei Miracoli and Pisa Baptistry are masterpieces in Medieval-Italian architecture.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time in Rome to discover the ancient Colosseum, stroll through Vatican City and gaze up towards the gods inside St Peter's Basilica.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Less time spent travelling; more time to explore each destination. The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Trains are a fast way to cross long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. They are comfortable and all have toilets, however, can sometimes be quite busy. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find specifics under ‘Packing’ in the ‘Essential Trip Information’ section.
  • Europe is steeped in majestic old buildings, and often there are no lifts or escalators, particularly in some train stations or hotels. You may have to carry your bags up and down stairs, but the trek will be worth it.
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high (over 40°C), which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water.
  • Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. In some cases, bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack or suitcase, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.


Map of Barcelona To Rome including France, Italy and Spain



12 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Bus, Cog wheel railway, Metro, Public bus, Train


Hotel (14 nights)

  • Pyrenees - Cogwheel Railway to Nuria Valley
  • Pyrenees - Hiking in Nuria Valley
  • Ribes de Freser - Paella Dinner
  • Arles - Amphitheatre Visit
  • Cinque Terre - Day Trip, including Cinque Terre Pass
  • Siena - Day Trip
Add on activities
  • Barcelona - Museum of Gaudi - EUR6
  • Barcelona - National Art Museum of Catalonia - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Ethnological and World Cultures - EUR5
  • Barcelona - Old Santa Creu Hospital - EUR16
  • Barcelona - Picasso Museum - EUR14
  • Barcelona - Casa Batllo (advance booking required) - EUR29
  • Barcelona - Museum of City History - EUR7
  • Barcelona - Guell Palace - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Barcelona Cathedral - EUR11
  • Barcelona - Tapas Tour in El Raval Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Carcassonne - Chateau Comtal Entrance - EUR10
  • Carcassonne - Saint Nazarius Basilica - Free
  • Arles - Reattu Museum - EUR8
  • Arles - Arlaten Ethnographic Museum - EUR8
  • Arles - Musee de Arles Antique - EUR8
  • Arles - Vincent Van Gogh Foundation - EUR10
  • Arles – LUMA Art Gallery - Free
  • St Tropez - Day Trip (by boat) - EUR75
  • Cannes - Day Trip (by train) - EUR16
  • Nice - Matisse Museum - EUR10
  • Monaco - Day Trip (by train) - EUR10
  • Eze - Day Trip 9by local bus) - EUR4
  • Eze - Exotic Garden - EUR7
  • Grasse – Fragonard Factory Visit - Free
  • Nice - Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art - EUR10
  • Nice - St Nicolas Cathedral - EUR3
  • Cinque Terre - 'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration - EUR25
  • Cinque Terre - Sea Kayak Hire - EUR10
  • Cinque Terre - Church of St Andrea in Levante - Free
  • Cinque Terre - Coastal Cruise - EUR41
  • Pisa - Leaning Tower of Pisa - EUR27
  • Florence - Medici Chapels - EUR17
  • Florence - Bargello Museum - EUR14
  • Florence - Baptistry, Museo Opera del Duomo, Giotto Bell Tower and Brunelleschi Dome - EUR30
  • Florence - Pitti Palace, Gallery of Modern Art & Palatine Gallery - EUR19
  • Florence - Aperitivo Time! Urban Adventure - EUR77
  • Florence - Foodies Walk Urban Adventure - EUR79
  • Florence - Palazzo Vecchio - EUR12
  • Florence - Pitti Palace (Boboli Gardens, Museo Argenti, Costume Gallery, Porcellain Museum) - EUR15
  • Florence - Uffizi Gallery - EUR24
  • Florence - Accademia - EUR17
  • Siena - Duomo di Siena - EUR15
  • Siena - Torre del Mangia Climb - EUR10
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR16
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR17
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR10
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR14
  • Rome - Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - EUR19
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR5

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable for this trip, excluding Day 9&10. available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Availability is limited due to small property we use. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. You don't have a lot of time in Barcelona and in Rome at the start and end of the trip, so if you're keen to explore these spectacular cities in depth we recommend you arrive a day or two before the start of the trip or extend your stay at the end of the trip.

Essential Trip Information

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4.8 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
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Erin-Marie · Traveled May 2024
Having done other trips before, I was surprised by how much this trip exceeded my expectations. Claudia was a phenomenally supportive leader and we visited location after location with perfect weather and great experiences. Even when there were some challenges for other group members, these were managed professionally and sensitively. I was excited in the lead up and now I’m excited to tell people about what a great trip it was!
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024

Brian · Traveled May 2024
Trip was excellent until we had our passports stolen in Rome.
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024

Charles · Traveled May 2024
Barcelona to Rome trip exceeded all expecting. Done at a comfortable pace. Most major sites of interest visited, and free time to do further exploring. I spent 4 hours in Uffizi Art Gallery/museum. Plenty of siteseeing. Tour to be thoroughly recommended.
Review submitted 19 May 2024

Libby · Traveled May 2024
Our trip - Spain, France and Rome was EXCELLENT! All helped by our brilliant leader Stefano Sebastiani. May was perfect timing weather wise. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 19 May 2024

Grace · Traveled October 2023
Great mix of traditional and modern restaurants, stunning architecture, historic sites and scenic train travel. Fun and intersting activities, included meals were wonderful. For reference I am 23 and my mum is 63 - we have differing interests and fitness levels, but both loved this tour.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023
Barcelona to Rome
CHF  4,163