Rome to Lisbon on a Shoestring
16 days from Rome to Lisbon
From $ 2899
Duration16 days

Thought Mediterranean Europe was out of your reach? Think again. Take two weeks to voyage through France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, and Portugal, hitting up tons of major highlights (the French Riviera, Rome, Cinque Terre, Lisbon, and Madrid among them) for way less than you’d think — meaning more cash to spend on delicious tapas and dancing at nightclubs. And if you’re all worn out from the party scene, recharge your batteries on exotic beaches and get a taste of Europe’s high culture and slow-paced life.

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  • Duration: 16 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Rome
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Lisbon
    Ages: 12+
Rome to Lisbon on a Shoestring - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rome

Start place: Rome

We highly recommend arriving a day or two earlier to experience all that this amazing city has to offer.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Rome

Day 2: Rome/Rapallo

Start place: Rome

Stop at Pisa to check out the Leaning Tower en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera.

End place: Rapallo

Day 3: Rapallo

Start place: 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.

End place: Rapallo

Day 4: Rapallo/Nice

Start place: Rapallo

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

End place: Barcelona

Day 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: Madrid/Granada

Start place: Madrid

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

End place: Granada

Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: Seville/Lagos

Start place: Sevilla

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

End place: Lagos

Day 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon
  • 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)
  • Free time on the Algarve coast (Portugal)
  • Orientation walks in Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Bus, Plane, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hostels (15 nts, multi-share)
  • Meals

    No meals are included on this tour

Dates & availability: Rome to Lisbon on a Shoestring

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Departing Sat, 04/13/2019 Finishing Sun, 04/28/2019 Catalog Price $ 2699 Sale Price $ 2699 16 Book
Departing Sat, 04/27/2019 Finishing Sun, 05/12/2019 Catalog Price $ 2699 Sale Price $ 2699 16 Book
Departing Sat, 05/11/2019 Finishing Sun, 05/26/2019 Catalog Price $ 2799 Sale Price $ 2799 16 Book
Departing Sat, 05/18/2019 Finishing Sun, 06/02/2019 Catalog Price $ 2799 Sale Price $ 2799 16 Book
Departing Sat, 06/01/2019 Finishing Sun, 06/16/2019 Catalog Price $ 2799 Sale Price $ 2799 16 Book
Departing Sat, 06/15/2019 Finishing Sun, 06/30/2019 Catalog Price $ 2899 Sale Price $ 2899 16 Book
Departing Sat, 06/29/2019 Finishing Sun, 07/14/2019 Catalog Price $ 2899 Sale Price $ 2899 16 Book
Departing Sat, 07/13/2019 Finishing Sun, 07/28/2019 Catalog Price $ 2899 Sale Price $ 2899 16 Book
Departing Sat, 07/27/2019 Finishing Sun, 08/11/2019 Catalog Price $ 2899 Sale Price $ 2899 16 Book
Departing Sat, 08/03/2019 Finishing Sun, 08/18/2019 Catalog Price $ 2899 Sale Price $ 2899 16 Book

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