Mediterranean Express: Rivieras & Railroads
7 days from Rome to Barcelona
From $ 1349
Duration7 days

Jump on this quick (and affordable) seven-day tour of some of Europe's greatest cities. See what's so nice about Nice, snap the expected "holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa" shot, and then explore Gaudí's famous architecture. And hey, think of the food to be tried on a tour from Rome to Barcelona! (Good thing you'll be walking so much.) Travel on trains and leave the coach bus behind on this life-changing experience.

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  • Duration: 7 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Rome
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Barcelona
    Ages: 18+
Mediterranean Express - Tour Map


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Day 1: Rome
We highly recommend arriving a day or two earlier to experience all that this amazing city has to offer.
Arrive at any time. Please note that if Vatican City is on your must-see list, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets online several weeks prior to your trip. Same-day entrance to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) cannot be guaranteed without advance tickets.
Day 2: Rome/Rapallo
Stop at Pisa to check out the Leaning Tower en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera.
Day 3: 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 4: Rapallo/Nice
Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco.

End place: Nice

Day 5: 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 6: 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. If popular sights like La Sagrada Família or Parc Güell are on your must-see list in Barcelona, we highly recommend purchasing tickets online several months prior to your trip. This is the only way to guarantee admission during your visit.

Please note that passenger luggage (up to 23kgs/50lbs per passenger) is included on your internal flight.

End place: Barcelona

Day 7: Barcelona

Start place: Barcelona

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

End place: Barcelona



  • Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Cooking Demonstration, Barcelona Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket and CEO-led hike
  • Visit to Monaco
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Bus, Plane, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hostels (6 nts, multi-share)

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