London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring
22 days from London to Lisbon
From $ 4349
Duration22 days

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.

This tour is operated by

  • Duration: 22 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: London
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Lisbon
    Ages: 18+
London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring - Tour Map

Itinerary

Expand all
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.

End place: Paris

Day 2: Paris

Start place: Paris

Explore and discover the “je ne sais quoi” of the City of Lights. Paris has something for everyone and you can use your day here to picnic under the Eiffel Tower, explore the outstanding museums and churches, float down the Seine on a river cruise or people watch at one of the charming cafés.
Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre. Enjoy a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower.

End place: Paris

Meals: L
Day 3: Paris/Interlaken

Start place: Paris

Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery.

End place: Interlaken

Day 4-5: Interlaken

Start place: 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.

End place: Interlaken

Day 6: Interlaken/Rome

Start place: Interlaken

Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Opt to wander the cobblestone streets, or relax in a piazza with an espresso. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife.
Travel to Rome by train via Milan. Upon arrival, enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Rome. Opt for an evening out with the group.
Day 7: Rome
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.
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.
Day 8: Rome/Rapallo
Stop at Pisa to check out the Leaning Tower en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera.
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.
Day 10: Rapallo/Nice
Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco.

End place: Nice

Day 11: Nice

Start place: 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.

End place: Nice

Day 12: Nice/Barcelona

Start place: Nice

Visit the old Gothic Quarter with its maze of dark streets, historic cathedral, medieval buildings, bars, and cafés. Stroll Las Ramblas, a large tree-lined pedestrian boulevard perfect for people watching and window shopping.
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.

End place: Barcelona

Day 13: Barcelona

Start place: 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.

End place: Barcelona

Day 14: Barcelona/Madrid

Start place: Barcelona

Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas, including a stop at the famous Boqueria market. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid.

End place: Madrid

Day 15: Madrid

Start place: 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!

End place: Madrid

Day 16: Madrid/Granada

Start place: Madrid

Full day of free time before an afternoon train to Granada.

End place: Granada

Day 17: Granada

Start place: Granada

A trip to Granada wouldn't be the same without a night on the town; the city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.
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.

End place: Granada

Day 18: Granada/Seville

Start place: Granada

Explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show.

End place: Sevilla

Day 19: Seville/Lagos

Start place: Sevilla

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

End place: Lagos

Day 20: Lagos

Start place: Lagos

Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.

End place: Lagos

Day 21: Lagos/Lisbon

Start place: Lagos

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.

End place: Lisbon

Day 22: Lisbon

Start place: Lisbon

We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer.
Depart at any time.

End place: Lisbon

Inclusions

Included

  • 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
  • Transport

    Train, Public bus, Metro, Plane, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hostels (20 nts, multi-share), Overnight train (1 nts)

Dates & availability: London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring

Departing Finishing Catalog Price Sale Price Seats left
Departing Sun, 07/07/2019 Finishing Sun, 07/28/2019 Catalog Price $ 4349 Sale Price $ 4349 16 Book
Departing Sun, 07/21/2019 Finishing Sun, 08/11/2019 Catalog Price $ 4349 Sale Price $ 4349 16 Book
Departing Sun, 07/28/2019 Finishing Sun, 08/18/2019 Catalog Price $ 4349 Sale Price $ 4349 16 Book
Departing Sun, 08/04/2019 Finishing Sun, 08/25/2019 Catalog Price $ 4199 Sale Price $ 4199 16 Book
Departing Sun, 08/18/2019 Finishing Sun, 09/08/2019 Catalog Price $ 4199 Sale Price $ 4199 16 Book
Departing Sun, 08/25/2019 Finishing Sun, 09/15/2019 Catalog Price $ 4199 Sale Price $ 4199 16 Book
Departing Sun, 09/01/2019 Finishing Sun, 09/22/2019 Catalog Price $ 4099 Sale Price $ 4099 16 Book
Departing Sun, 09/08/2019 Finishing Sun, 09/29/2019 Catalog Price $ 4099 Sale Price $ 4099 16 Book
Departing Sun, 09/15/2019 Finishing Sun, 10/06/2019 Catalog Price $ 4099 Sale Price $ 4099 16 Book
Departing Sun, 09/29/2019 Finishing Sun, 10/20/2019 Catalog Price $ 4099 Sale Price $ 4099 16 Book

Save up to 50% on tours! Get exclusive access to members-only deals by email.

Subscribe to our newsletter