Mediterranean Dream Italy - Spain 16 Days

Mediterranean Dream Italy - Spain 16 Days

Immerse yourself in the most significant places of two symbolic Mediterranean countries, such as Italy and Spain. This unforgettable experience will give you the opportunity to combine the best of the beauty of those two lands.

Discover the colors, the smells and the historical and artistic heritage of two sensational countries thanks to our combination created exclusively for connoisseurs.

Are you ready to experience this wonderful experience? It will be a sensational journey that is hard to forget!

NEW! Mediterranean Dream: Italy - Spain 16 Days / 15 Nights

ROME > MADRID
+8 Meals

Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice >

Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) > Rome

Barcelona > Madrid > Cordoba > Sevilla > Granada > Toledo > Madrid

Itinerary

Day 1: Rome

Pass By: Piazza Venezia, 00187 Rome Italy
The Eternal City


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bettoja Hotels a 4* hotel

Day 2: Rome

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy
"Without having seen the Sistine Chapel, it is not possible to form an appreciable idea of ​​what a single man can achieve."

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The Sistine Chapel (dedicated to Maria Assunta in Cielo, is one of the most famous cultural and artistic treasures of Vatican City. It was built between 1475 and 1481, at the time of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere, from which it took its name.

It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held, and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of Western artistic civilization, the frescoes by Michelangelo Buonarroti, that cover the vault (1508-1512) and the back wall (of the Last Judgment) above the altar (1535-1541).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
occupy a large part of the vast Belvedere courtyard and are one of the largest art collections in the world, as they exhibit the enormous collection of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the Popes: the Sistine Chapel and the papal apartments frescoed by Michelangelo and Raphael are part of the works that visitors can admire in their journey.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
The grandeur of the seventeenth-century façade of Carlo Maderno makes the idea of ​​the gigantic dimensions of St. Peter's Basilica, still today one of the largest churches in the world.

The dome designed by Michelangelo surprises in its size and harmony, characteristics that are appreciated in the challenging but rewarding climb that allows you to admire both the inside and the outside.Among the many masterpieces, not to be missed is the Pietà by Michelangelo, the work that has been surprising for centuries in terms of technique and emotion.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Church of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 50123, Florence Italy
Florence

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Rome Garden 3* or Santa Costanza 4* or Bettoja Hotels a 4* hotel

Day 3: Rome-Assisi-Siena-Florence

Pass By: Piazza Venezia, 00187 Rome Italy
Roma The Eternal City

Stop At: Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy
The Basilica of San Francesco is the sacred place par excellence of Assisi, since here the remains of the famous saint are preserved and preserved.It has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the Lower Basilica, the single-nave interior with transept houses the extraordinary "allegorical frescoes" by Giotto, the "Madonna Angeli e San Francesco
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena Italy
The Heart and Soul of the City of Siena

Universal symbol of the city, the particular formation of Piazza del Campo is just one of the reasons why UNESCO identifies Siena as the perfect and ideal example of a medieval city: it was built, in fact, in the exact place where the three ancient cities hilly gently sloping joined together, before joining forces to create the community of Siena.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Unahotels Vittoria Firenze 4* or Raffaello 4*

Day 4: Florence

Stop At: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
Santa Maria del Fiore, whose construction was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third church in the world (after San Pietro in Rome, San Paolo in London) and the largest in Europe at the time of its completion in the 15th century.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo Historical Center, 50122, Florence Italy
Giotto's Campanile is one of the four main components of Piazza del Duomo.

It is the most eloquent testimony of Florentine Gothic architecture of the fourteenth century, which despite the vertical momentum does not abandon the principle of solidity.

Covered with white, red and green marble like those that adorn the Cathedral, the majestic square-based bell tower, considered the most beautiful in Italy - probably created more as a decorative than functional element - was started by Giotto in 1334.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy
The center of the political world of Florence Piazza della Signoria has been at the center of Florence's political life since the 14th century.

The famous sculptures located in Piazza della Signoria have references to the political affairs of Florence, with some contrast. The David (the original is in the Accademia Gallery) was built by Michelangelo and positioned in front of the Palazzo Vecchio to symbolize the power of the Florentine Republic in contrast to the tyranny of the Medici. Hercules and Cacus (1534) by Bandinelli instead symbolizes the physical power of the family. The Neptune (1575) of Ammannati recalls the maritime ambitions of the Medici
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Piazza di Santa Croce 16 Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence Italy
Piazza Santa Croce in Florence owes its name to the basilica of the same name, one of the largest Franciscan churches in Italy famous not only for preserving Giotto's frescoes, but also for being the place of burial of personalities of the caliber of Galilei, Foscolo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli becoming a symbol of the homeland even before the unification of Italy.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Unahotels Vittoria Firenze 4* or Raffaello 4*

Day 5: Florence-Bologna-Padua-Venice

Pass By: Church of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 50123, Florence Italy
Florence

Stop At: Piazza Maggiore, 40121 Bologna Italy
The heart of the city, Piazza Maggiore is the result of centuries-old transformations that enriched it gradually with important buildings: the Basilica of San Petronio, the Palazzo dei Notai, the Palazzo d’Accursio, the Palazzo del Podestà and the Palazzo dei Banchi.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy
Venice
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Delfino (Mestre) 4* or Carlton G. Canal 4* (Venice Island)

Day 6: Venice

Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy
Elegant, precious, inimitable, fun, romantic: this is Venice, a gem of the Venetian and Italian tourist scene, where churches, palaces, ancient bridges, monuments and squares tell the artistic and cultural liveliness that marked and still marks the history of this city.

The heart of Venice is the splendid Piazza San Marco, the most elegant living room in Europe, surrounded by works of unquestionable value: the imposing bell tower and the Basilica with its five portals and the decorations of marble and mosaics that anticipate the magnificence and interior riches; the Palazzo Ducale, symbol of the golden age of the Serenissima; the Torre dei Mori, better known as the Clock Tower, for the engineering masterpiece that has marked the time in Venice for centuries
Duration: 8 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Delfino (Mestre) 4* or Carlton G. Canal 4* (Venice Island)

Day 7: Venice-Montepulciano-Rome

Stop At: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Pazza Grande, 53045, Montepulciano Italy
Perched on the top of a hill, south of Tuscany and not far from Siena, Montepulciano is a medieval town of rare beauty that certainly deserves to be visited! A unique village with elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, splendid squares and small hidden corners. Moreover, from Montepulciano you can enjoy a fabulous and endless panorama of the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Rome Garden 3* or Santa Costanza 4* or Bettoja Hotels a 4* hotel

Day 8: Rome-Civitavecchia

Pass By: Piazza Venezia, 00187 Rome Italy
Rome the Eternal City

Pass By: Civitavecchia Port, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 19, 00053, Civitavecchia Italy
Civitavecchia Port

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Arrival in Barcellona

Pass By: La Marina de Port, La Marina de Port, Barcelona, Catalonia
Barcelona Cruise Port

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Catalonia Barcelona 505 - Evenia Rocafort or Catalonia Barcelona Plaza - Evenia Rosello

Day 10: Barcelona

Stop At: La Barceloneta, Barcelona Spain
The Barceloneta district was built in the XVIII century to house the inhabitants of the Ribera who saw their houses demolished at the hands of Philip V of Bourbon, who wanted to build the Ciutadella, military fortress of the city demolished in 1868 to give space to the spectacular Park of Ciutadella.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mirador de Colom, Placa Portal de la Pau, s/n, 08001 Barcelona Spain
The monument is among the most famous of the city and of whole Spain and boasts a height of 60 meters. It was built on the initiative of the merchant Antoni Fages I Ferrer in honor of the great Genoese navigator, to remember that in this city, returning from the New World, Columbus went to Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, Spanish sovereigns. It is located in the Portal de la Pau square (Portal of Peace), a point of union between the lower end of the Ramblas and the Passeig de Colom (Colombo promenade) opposite the port.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Cataluna, Placa de Catalunya, 08206 Barcelona Spain
With an area of ​​30,000 square meters, Plaça de Catalunya is one of the largest in Spain and one of the most important places in Barcelona, ​​a meeting point between the historic center and the Ensanche.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Catalonia Barcelona 505 - Evenia Rocafort or Catalonia Barcelona Plaza - Evenia Rosello

Day 11: Barcelona-Madrid

Stop At: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Madrid-​Puerta de Atocha Train Station, Glorieta Carlos V, s/n, 28045 Madrid Spain
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Mayor, Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid Spain
Madrid, the capital at the center of Spain, is a city characterized by elegant boulevards and large, well-kept parks, such as the Buen Retiro park. A large number of European works of art are kept in Madrid, such as the paintings of Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters found at the Prado museum. Plaza Mayor, surrounded by arcades, is the heart of Habsburg Madrid. Not far away is the baroque Royal Palace and its Armory, where ancient weapons are exhibited.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mayorazgo - Florida Norte or Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa - Catalonia Gran Via

Day 12: Madrid-Cordoba-Sevilla

Pass By: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Madrid-​Puerta de Atocha Train Station, Glorieta Carlos V, s/n, 28045 Madrid Spain
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Stop At: Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Calle Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Córdoba, Spain
The great mosque of Cordoba, today the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary Most Holy in Cordoba, is one of the main expressions of Arabic-Islamic art and of Gothic and Renaissance architecture in Andalusia.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Cordoba Spain
La Judería is among the most beautiful and characteristic neighborhoods of the city of Cordoba. Located in the historic center - a stone's throw from the Alcazar of Cordoba - this little corner of the city is a fairy-tale labyrinth of white lanes with flowers and wrought-iron balconies: getting lost in its narrow streets is a pleasure for the eyes and the spirit.
Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Santa Justa Railway Station, Avenida de Kansas City, Seville Spain
Santa Justa Railway, Veville, Spain

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Catalonia Santa Justa - Catalonia Giralda or Meliá Lebreros

Day 13: Sevilla

Stop At: Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville Spain
Seville is the capital of the region of Andalusia, in the south of Spain. It is famous for flamenco.

Among the most famous places in Seville we find the barrio Santa Cruz, it is a neighborhood very frequented by Sevillians and tourists because it is one of the ideal points to enjoy the city. The main pizza in the center of the neighborhood is the Plaza de Santa Cruz, famous for a central cross dating back to 1692 and made entirely of wrought iron. In this area, there are many places of interest and monuments,

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Plaza de Espana, Avenida de Isabel la Catolica, 41004 Seville Spain
The Plaza de España in Seville is one of the most spectacular architectural spaces in the city and neo-Moorish architecture. The square is located within the Park of María Luisa, its entrance is very close to the Cid Campeador roundabout, exactly opposite the ancient Royal Tobacco Factory.
Duration: 50 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Catalonia Santa Justa - Catalonia Giralda or Meliá Lebreros

Day 14: Sevilla-Granada

Stop At: The Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada Spain
The Alhambra is an Andalusian palatial complex in Granada. Etymologically, the Alhambra in Arabic is "al-Ḥamrā", since its full name was Qalʿat al-amrā'ʾ. According to some versions the name came from the pink color of the walls that surrounded the Alhambra.
Duration: 50 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Los Ángeles or Meliá Granada

Day 15: Granada-Toledo-Madrid

Stop At: Casco Historico de Toledo, Toledo Spain
On a promontory, surrounded by the Tagus River, the historic city of Toledo awaits you. The center, with more than a hundred monuments of almost all artistic styles, is an exceptional "urban museum", declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mayorazgo - Florida Norte or Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa - Catalonia Gran Via

Day 16: Madrid

Pass By: Aena Aeropuertos S A, Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON"
"On the high-speed AVE train journey, on the ferry and during your stay in Rome, in Barcelona and Madrid, tour escort service will not be available."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"



Start Time: 8:30 PM
Duration: 16 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • 15x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 14 nights
  • Transfer in & out
  • Visit also Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Padua, Tuscany Wine Region
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica with “Skip the Line
  • Opportunity to choose Hotel in Venice Island (1st Category)
  • Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (with our exclusive “Skip the Line
  • Guided visits in Barcelona, Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens) and Toledo. Tour escort during the tour / Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach / high-speed AVE train Barcelona-Madrid (tourist class) / Accommodation at selected class / Daily breakfast and 8 MEALS / Airport & Station transfers as per the itinerary / Travel insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Venezia

Not Included

  • City Tax not included: it shall be paid directly at the hotel
  • Drinks not included

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