Barcelona to Rome

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

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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
Start
Barcelona, Spain
Finish
Rome, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain, France, Italy
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMSC
This trip generates 21.9 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.

Itinerary

Map of Barcelona To Rome including France, Italy and Spain

Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

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

Accommodation

Hotel (14 nights)

Activities
  • 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 - EUR8
  • Carcassonne - Saint Nazarius Basilica - Free
  • Arles - Reattu Museum - EUR8
  • Arles - Arlaten Ethnographic Museum - EUR6
  • Arles - Musee de Arles Antique - EUR8
  • Arles - Vincent Van Gogh Foundation - EUR9
  • St Tropez - Day Trip (by boat) - EUR65
  • Cannes - Day Trip (by train) - EUR14
  • Nice - Matisse Museum - EUR10
  • Monaco - Day Trip (by train) - EUR8
  • Eze - Day Trip - EUR4
  • Nice - Exotic Garden - EUR7
  • Nice - Grasse Perfume Tour - EUR6
  • Nice - Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art - EUR10
  • Nice - St Nicolas Cathedral - EUR3
  • Cinque Terre - 'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration - EUR15
  • Cinque Terre - Sea Kayak Hire - EUR10
  • Cinque Terre - Church of St Andrea in Levante - Free
  • Cinque Terre - Coastal Cruise - EUR30
  • Pisa - Leaning Tower of Pisa - EUR20
  • Florence - Medici Chapels - EUR15
  • 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 - EUR16
  • 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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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 20 reviews submitted.
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Zhiming · Traveled October 2023
Most amazing 2 weeks of vacation I have had, my go-to choice for traveling outside North America.
Review submitted 25 Oct 2023

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

Megan · Traveled September 2023
This was a fun and memorable trip! We had a great leader and the itinerary was a well balanced mix of crowds, history, culture and physical activity.
Review submitted 01 Oct 2023

Marilyn · Traveled September 2023
Amazing trip. Guide was great and fellow travellers so friendly. Would recommend this trip
Review submitted 01 Oct 2023

Katherine · Traveled August 2023
Emi was amazing.
Review submitted 09 Sep 2023
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