G Adventures London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring

22 days from London to Lisbon

Get prepared for this 23 day tour from London to Lisbon visiting Portugal, Monaco, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy and United Kingdom with G Adventures.

Details
Length 22 Days
Code EELM
Group Size Small Group - Max 16, avg 10.
Age Group
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Overview

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.

Highlights

Picnic under the Eiffel tower, explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities, sample some of Europe's best cuisines, chill out on the Algarve coast, mingle with the locals on the French Riviera, walk by ancient history in Rome

Prices

Pricing Information

"Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Day 1 London/Paris

    Meet in London before departing for Paris by train. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))

  • Day 2
    Day 2 Paris (1L)

    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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Eiffel Tower Picnic

  • Day 3
    Day 3 Paris/Interlaken

    Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery. Transport: Train (8.00 hour(s))

  • Day 4
    Days 4-5 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk

  • Day 5
    Day 6 Interlaken/Rome

    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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (3.50-4.00 hours) Local train (3.50 hour(s))

  • Day 6
    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. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

  • Day 7
    Day 8 Rome/Rapallo

    Stop at Pisa to check out the Leaning Tower en route to the beautiful Italian Riviera. Included Activities: Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s)) Train (0.50-1.50 hours)

  • Day 8
    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. Included Activities: National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket

  • Day 9
    Day 10 Rapallo/Nice

    Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco. Transport: Train (0.50 hour(s)) Train (0.50 hour(s)) Train (5.00 hour(s))

  • Day 10
    Day 11 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.

  • Day 11
    Day 12 Nice/Barcelona

    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. Additional Notes: Please note that passenger luggage (up to 23kgs/50lbs per passenger) is included on this flight. Included Activities: Mescladis Cooking Demonstration Big Night Out Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))

  • Day 12
    Day 13 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. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

  • Day 13
    Day 14 Barcelona/Madrid

    Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.00-3.00 hours)

  • Day 14
    Day 15 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! Included Activities: Orientation Walk

  • Day 15
    Day 16 Madrid/Granada

    Full day of free time before transferring to Granada in the afternoon. Transport: Local bus (4.20 hour(s), 420km)

  • Day 16
    Day 17 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. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Tapas Bar Crawl

  • Day 17
    Day 18 Granada/Seville

    Journey to Seville and explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)

  • Day 18
    Day 19 Seville/Lagos

    Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast. Transport: Local bus (2.75-3.00 hours, 275km)

  • Day 19
    Day 20 Lagos

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

  • Day 20
    Day 21 Lagos/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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)

  • Day 21
    Day 22 Lisbon

    We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day

Inclusions

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.

Tour Guide

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

1 lunch

Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, plane, walking.

Accommodation

Hostels (20 nts, multi-share), overnight train (1 nts).

Map

Notes

1.It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places. 2. In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times. 3.This trip has a fast-paced itinerary with some long transport days - please check the itinerary carefully before deciding if this trip suits your needs.

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

**Approximate Price per person based on Double. For latest prices see Pricing Tab