This one drifts through the blue seas & dreamy architecture of the Mediterranean Coast. From Barcelona through Nice, Sorrento, Rome and Florence, with an unlimited train ticket to the dramatic coastal villages of Cinque Terre & the chance to partake in a pasta cooking class in Rome, this Barcelona to Rome Quest is all about blue seas, Roman architecture and indulgent days of pasta, palaces and pretty coastlines. Sun-seekers, foodies and photographers: here are your paradise destinations. Italy, France and Spain have never looked so good!


From $1,968 CAD

February 21 - March 1, 2025
March 7 - 15, 2025

Other dates available - please inquire!  




Day 1 Barcelona to French Riviera

Barcelona - Good morning travellers, rise and shine!  Meet up with your Trip Manager this morning and your new Contiki Squad today as we say farewell to the home of Gaudi, sangria and year-round sunshine! 

French Riviera - You're not a real celebrity until you've frolicked on the French Riviera, and who are we to keep you off the A-List? Sapphire waters & endless glamour await on this glitzy coastline, with an included dinner to kick things off.

Meals: Dinner 
Accommodation: Beach Hostel (or similar) 

Day 2 French Riviera 

French Riviera - Missing an opportunity to see this glorious part of the world up close and personal would be criminal. Speaking of things you shouldn't miss, this region is famous for lavender honey, aioli & rosé wine; all 3 in one meal should be your mission.

Monaco City - Please tell us you didn't throw away all of your pennies on perfume today? Because you're going to want a few spare coins tonight so you can play fancy. We're visiting the Monte Carlo Casino & the Royal Palace in Monaco.  

French Riviera - After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow.


Drive along the Côte d'Azur

Glide through the winding coastal roads of the French Riviera with your Contiki crew.

Get to Know Glitzy Monaco

Walk in the footsteps of Grace Kelly at the Royal Palace and see the Monte Carlo Casino (where the car park looks like a Fast & Furious set).

Take a 'Nice' Bike Ride

Ride your bike along the promenade in the outskirts of Nice. You'll ride all the way to the Chateau Hill to catch a show-stopping view of the ENTIRE town.

*additional cost applies 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Saint Exupery Beach (or similar)


Day 3 French Riviera to Cinque Terre

French Riviera - Having exhausted all our hilarious Nice puns, we'll head south in search of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre - Welcome to Cinque Terre, the sexiest collection of fishing villages on the planet. Armed with your rail pass, spend the day absorbing the dramatic beauty of this place, but we suggest you get out for a hike, a food crawl, some vino or all of the above.


Explore Cinque Terre by Train

We’ll take care of your rail pass, so you can just zip around the iconic clifftop villages and focus on the Insta stories. 



Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation:  B&B Hotel (or similar)


Day 4 Cinque Terre to Florence

Cinque Terre - Have an extra coffee before we make tracks this morning, the extra energy hit will serve you well as we're gallivanting around Italy swooping from one wow moment to another.

Pisa - As if we were going to leg it to Florence without a sneaky side trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Depriving you of the chance to perfect the holding-up-the-tower shot would be down right criminal. 

Florence - Explore the city's markets complete with gelato in hand; marvel at artworks from the likes of legends like Michelangelo; and be impressed by the skilful art of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda. 


Visit Pisa (for that Epic Selfie)

Your ultimate chance to ‘hold the tower up’ as you pose for that classic Insta snap. 

Tuscan Evening

Wind down with an aperitivo & take in the scenery of the Tuscan hills. You'll enjoy some live local music & the local Chianti wine. In true Italian fashion, our warm hosts will load your table with a feast of antipasto, followed by a house speciality & sweet goodness to top it all off.

*additional cost applies 


Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation:  A conveniently located hostel


Day 5 Florence to Sorrento

Florence - After farewell-ing Florence this morning we will journey along the boot of Italy until we reach the globally adored town of Sorrento for some blissed out coast hangs. 

Sorrento - "So so so so in love with Sorrento" are about the only words you'll muster up tonight as you sit seaside watching the sunset in this town of beauty.


La Sorgente Dinner (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

Visit a third-generation family owned farm. Here you will learn how mozzarella is made & how this recipe has been passed down. Whilst there you will be treated to a homemade meal.

*additional cost applies 



Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Sisters Hostel (or similar)


Day 6 Sorrento

Sorrento - It simply wouldn't be a trip to Sorrento without a side note to...

Amalfi - We'll take a scenic drive along the Amalfi coast today, stopping off in Amalfi town to admire the castles and coastal views. Next up, you'll have the unique opportunity to visit a Lemon Farm and learn all about how your fav limoncello is made. 

Sorrento - Back in Sorrento, we'll stroll along the plunging cliffs, explore the impossibly pretty historical centre and taste some local gnocchi. 


Capri Island Cruise

A fantastic day out on the water, with swim stops & great views of Capri's coastline. Hang out with the group & take in the glow of the grottos visited.

*additional cost applies 



Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation:  Sisters Hostel (or similar)


Day 7 Sorrento to Rome

Sorrento - Another glorious Italian day awaits us. Iconic sites and ancient history will keep our jaws at floor level until our heads hit our pillows.

Pompeii - After less than an hour gazing lovingly out of our windows at the Amalfi Coast, it will be time for a stop. Here in the ancient city of Pompeii you will have the chance to partake in a guided walking tour taking in Roman city remains.

Rome - Today's roadtrip beauty is never-ending as we take in the volcanic beauty of Mt. Vesuvius en route to Rome. On arrival in the open time capsule that is Italy's capital, your Trip Manager will get you straight into the sightseeing. The Roman Forum and Colosseum can both be ticked off your list should you be in the mood for a little history.


See Mount Vesuvius

Definitely one for the bucket list. Your chance to view one of Europe’s active volcanoes from a distance. 

Tour Rome on Foot

Stroll around the Italian capital, ticking off some sights on your bucket list!

Guided Tour of Ancient Pompeii

Turn back the clock and learn about Mt. Vesuvius' eruption & the ancient city of Pompeii. Our Local Guide will tell you about this once thriving city & the sites that were buried under volcanic ash. Explore the town's well-preserved neighbourhoods as well as the ruins of shops, houses & markets.

*additional cost applies 

Emperors & Gladiators inc Colosseum

Wander through the ruins of the ancient Roman Empire's political heart, while our Local Guide peels back the layers of history & reconstructs the past. From the assassinations at the Forum to the bloody battles in the Colosseum, learn how the roots of Western culture started here. Subject to availability - if Colosseum tickets are not available for your trip, the alternative Ancient Rome of the Emperors tour will be offered.

*additional cost applies 

Ancient Rome of the Emperors

Discover the wonders of ancient Rome by embarking on a captivating tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the iconic ruins and archaeological treasures that once stood at the heart of the Roman Empire. Take in the the best view of the Colosseum as your local guide brings these ancient sites to life with fascinating stories and historical insights.

*additional cost applies 


Meals: Breakfast & Dinner 
Accommodation: The Yellow (or similar)


Day 8 Rome

Rome - Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city an hit the streets for your own discoveries. Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: The Yellow (or similar)


Day 9 Rome 

Rome - The best 2 weeks of your life has come to an end - you have our complete sympathy. If anyone understands the pain of ended travels, it's us (and your new Contiki collective). Hug it out after breakfast & make plans to reunite outside of Rome. 

Meals: Breakfast 


Now is the time to put down your deposit on this social travel experience through the Mediterainnean!  Contact our team to start the booking process today.  

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