Holiday Itinerary - Mediterranean Flavors

Day 1: Arrive in Madrid, Spain.

Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Madrid.

Not only is Madrid the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards rightly say it’s the nearest thing to Heaven. On the included guided city tour, discover the main sights and end the tour with a walk in the Barrio de La Latina and stop in one of the many bars to taste the famous tapas. Consider an optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city was made famous in El Greco’s painting and, even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Madrid - Cuenca - Valencia

Travel southeast to Cuenca, perched high above the precipices of the Jucar and Huecar Rivers, famous for its “hanging houses” that are suspended over the ravine. On to Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, for a guided sightseeing tour.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Valencia - Peñíscola - Barcelona

Today gives you a good introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Interesting optional excursions are available. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Barcelona.

Trace the King’s Road, an ancient trade link between the northern capitals connecting Oslo, Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. Cross the Swedish border to scenic Värmland, beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berlings Saga. Pass the ancient garrison town of Örebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Barcelona - Collioure - France - Marseille

Leave Spain today and cross the border into France to visit Collioure. This picturesque village is nestled in an idyllic place on the rocky Mediterranean coastline and is sheltered by the Pyrenees. Painters such as Matisse, Derain and Picasso, have drawn inspiration for their paintings from these stunning views. Carry on to the oldest city in France, Marseille. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Marseille - Cassis - French Riviera.

Capital of Provence, Marseille was founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. See the city’s bustling ancient heart—the picturesque Vieux Port (old port), where elegant markets and handsome townhouses surround the boat-filled harbor. Then, head for the hilltop Basilica Notre Dame de La Garde, affording stunning views of the city. Follow the coastal route toward Cassis, a small fishing port lined with cafés and restaurants, and stop to explore the town before reaching Nice. Later, why not join the optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion? Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: French Riviera. Excursion to Èze

Start the day with a visit to a perfume workshop in Èze. Continue to Nice, and spend time at leisure to do as you please! Dabble in the Mediterranean Sea, stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or join our optional excursion to the artists’ town of St. Paul de Vence. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: French Riviera - Cinque Terre Area, Italy

Enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery along the French and Italian Rivieras as you travel toward the Cinque Terre. Take the train in Levanto and stop in some of the most enchanting villages of the spectacular Cinque Terre region, where the beauty of rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired Lord Byron. There are several breathtaking trails carved into the rocks connecting the villages, affording dramatic sea views. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Cinque Terre Area - Verona - Venice Area

Travel through the agricultural areas of culinary excellence in the Po plains to reach the romantic city of Verona to visit the city center at leisure. Continue to the Venice area Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11: Venice.

Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. Your included orientation starts with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers create their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Venice Area - Assisi - Rome.

Cross the Po Delta and head into the verdant Apennines to medieval Assisi. Enclosed by ramparts, little has changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis. Visit the Upper and Lower Basilicas with the beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Rome.

The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive, exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome’s landmarks from St Peter’s Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls and the Caracalla Baths, and complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14: Rome.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast

December 21 Departure – Christmas in Barcelona and New Year's Eve festive dinner in Venice

Departure dates 2022 Mediterranean Flavors : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1907

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1775

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote code TRAVEL55

Tour 6840: 14 Day Tour from Madrid to Rome - Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Dates 2022
Prices from Dates 2022
Prices from
May 7
£1909
£2020
September 3 (small group) £2209
£2055
May 28 (small group)
£2159
£2008
September 10 £1939
£1804
June 11 £1909
£2020
September 17 £2039
£1897
June 25 (small group)
£2159
£2008
September 24 £1909
£2020
July 9 (small group)
£2109
£1962
October 1 £1909
£2020
July 23
£1849
£1720
October 8 (small group) £2159
£2008
August 6 (small group)
£2109
£1962
December 21 £1709
£1590
August 20 £1879
£1748

Dates and prices above do not include international air travel. Add flights to your holiday - airport transfers included! To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Transfers available for purchase if you book extra nights. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, please call call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Cosmos Tours
Mediterranean Flavors

7% discount - 14 Days fully escorted touring holiday

2022 discount prices from only £1590

From Spain to France to Italy, this affordable tour along the Mediterranean Coast, designed by our team of Tour Directors, features vibrant cities, historic sites, and amazing scenery. You’ll visit Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, Venice, and Rome. Experience the stunning Cinque Terre, named for its five medieval fishing villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views. You'll also spend time on the glamorous French Riviera, where you'll have the chance to visit a perfume workshop in Èze. Plus, enjoy picture-perfect scenery as you drive along the most fascinating landscapes and visit cameo villages such as Cuenca, Collioure, Cassis and iconic cities like Verona and Barcelona! Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your city tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. See Rome’s iconic landmarks on the guided orientation tour, such as the Vatican and the Colosseum. Get a taste of Venice with a boat ride to world-famous St. Mark's Square. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point of the city affording great views. In Assisi, marvel at St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful medieval frescos by Giotto. This tour to Spain, France, and Italy is perfectly planned for value-minded travelers wanting a wonderful, yet affordable, Mediterranean vacation.

To receive 7% discount on this Mediterranean Flavors tour call Cosmos direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

Sightseeing and more

  • Valencia: Spain’s third-largest city, for a guided sightseeing tour.
  • Peñíscola: Visit Peñíscola Castle in Castellon
  • Barcelona: Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium
  • Collioure: Visit Collioure picturesque village is nestled in an idyllic place on the rocky Mediterranean coastline
  • Marseille: Visit hilltop Basilica Notre Dame de La Garde, affording stunning views of the city.
  • Nice: Optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion
  • French Riviera: Visit to a perfume workshop in Èze
  • Venice: Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square
  • Rome: Introduction to Rome’s landmarks from St Peter’s Square with a Local Guide. Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion.

Hotels

  • Madrid: NH Madrid Zurbanoi. First-Class
  • Valencia: NH Ciudad de Valencia. Superior Tourist-Class
  • Barcelona: Catalonia Sarada Familia. Superior Tourist-Class
  • Marseille: Ibis Marseille Centre Euromed. Superior Tourist-Class
  • Nice: Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port. Superior Tourist-Class
  • Cinque Terre Area: NH La Spezia. First-Class
  • Venice Area: Poppi. Superior Tourist-Class
  • Rome: Pineta Palace. Moderate First-Class
  • Meals: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 4 three-course dinners (D) including a traditional Smörgåsbord dinner on board 
  • Transportation Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea cruise 
  • Headsets Throughout the tour
  • Free WI-FI available on your coach and in most hotel lobbies

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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