Rome to Madrid on a Shoestring

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Rome to Madrid on a Shoestring

from £1,649
Duration: 16 days
Countries: France, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Spain
Explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities, try some of Europe’s best cuisine, chill on the Algarve coast, mingle with the locals on the French Riviera, see ancient history in Rome.

Rome to Madrid on a Shoestring

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, 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.


Day 1Rome
Arrive at any time.

Day 2Rome/Rapallo
Stop at Pisa en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera. Check out the Leaning Tower before a stroll along the coast.

Day 3Rapallo/Nice
Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco.

Day 4Nice/Barcelona
Free morning in Nice, then travel by rail to Barcelona, arriving at night.

Day 5Barcelona
Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas and stop at the famous Boqueria market. Free time to visit the Gaudí buildings, explore the Gothic Quarter, or chill out at the Barceloneta beach.

Day 6Barcelona
Enjoy another day to explore all that Barcelona has to offer.

Day 7Barcelona/Valencia
Take an orientation walk upon arrival, then enjoy free time to explore this city. Opt to check out the central market or rent a bike to explore the city, and be sure to try the city's famous dish – paella.

Day 8Valencia/Granada
Enjoy more free time to explore, then take an overnight bus to Granada.

Day 9Granada
Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival. 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.

Day 10Granada/Seville
Visit this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show.

Day 11Seville/Lagos
Cross into Portugal and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

Day 12Lagos
Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out ocean-side.

Day 13Lagos/Lisbon
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.

Day 14Lisbon/Madrid
Full day of free time before an overnight bus to Madrid.

Day 15Madrid
Enjoy Spain's beautiful capital on an orientation walk. Free time to visit its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares. Opt to spend the final night with the group out on the town. Madrid's nightlife is world renowned!

Day 16Madrid
Depart at any time.

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What's Included

Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Visit to Monaco
Tapas bar crawl (Granada)
Orientation walks in Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon & Madrid
(Allow EUR 350-500 for meals not included.)
Train, bus, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 14.
Hostels (13 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt), overnight train (1 nt).

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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