Mediterranean Journey - Start London, Classic Group

Mediterranean Journey - Start London, Classic Group
Marvel at Gaudi’s masterpieces in Barcelona, spot locals sipping pastis in Nice and admire Florence the home of Michelangelo's David, as you circle the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Embrace a day of Pisa sightseeing with a stop at the famous leaning tower, where Italian astronomer Galileo was said to have pioneered his theories of gravity. In France, work up an appetite in the medieval streets before a sumptuous farm-to-table dinner in Avignon with a menu that showcases traditional French, home-style cuisine. In Spain, dine with the locals in Basque tradition with an evening of San Sebastian pintxos tastings, snack-sized tapas, while sipping on a refreshing glass of local Txakoli wine. In Rome, the dish du jour is, of course, handmade pasta and seasonal flavours.


Dining Summary
  • 16 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Paris: Explore the romantic and trendy Marais district with your Local Expert and admire the beautiful garden at Sully’s Mansion.
  • Paris: Join an avid local foodie on a walk through a local food market - Bastille Marché. Visit a variety of stalls and sample local treats and delicacies along the way.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Madrid:
  • Madrid: Join the pillars of the local community on a neighbourhood walking tour and learn the history of the women's movement in Spain firsthand. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively, visit the Reina Sofia Museum with an art historian to see Picasso's Guernica.
Additional Included Highlights
  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • : We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • : You may purchase arrival transfers from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival days, or when additional nights accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. If your departure flights are as per the itinerary end dates, departure transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way to the airport. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.
Authentic Dining
  • Paris: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at a local restaurant in the heart of Paris for a delightful Welcome Dinner, served with wine.
  • Paris: Join an avid local foodie on a walk through a local food market - Bastille Marché. Visit a variety of stalls and sample local treats and delicacies along the way.
  • San Sebastián: Enjoy an evening of pintxos, dining with locals in this Basque tradition. Your delicious dinner includes a wide variety of finger food delicacies, each with their own regional flavour, flair and presentation.
  • Avignon: At a local farm learn about olive oil and enjoy a tasting of the freshest produce before indulging in a farm-to-table dinner of traditional French home-style cuisine.
  • Rome: Toast your Mediterranean journey with delicious Italian cuisine and wine.
Insight Experiences
  • Madrid:
  • Vatican: Gain priority access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase. Witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
Make Travel Matter
  • Madrid: Join the pillars of the local community on a neighbourhood walking tour and learn the history of the women's movement in Spain firsthand. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively, visit the Reina Sofia Museum with an art historian to see Picasso's Guernica.
Top Rated Highlights
  • London: Relax on the smooth, high-speed Eurostar train as you journey from London to Europe via the revolutionary Channel Tunnel.
  • Paris: With a Local Expert, explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris. See famous landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the facades of the Louvre. Stroll the banks of the River Seine and admire romantic bridges, and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Paris: Explore the romantic and trendy Marais district with your Local Expert and admire the beautiful garden at Sully’s Mansion.
  • Chateau Chenonceau: Visit the majestic Chteau de Chenonceau, known as the 'Ladies' Chteau' it perfectly embodies the elegance of 16th century design in the Loire Valley.
  • Bordeaux: Your Local Expert will show you the quayside facades, Grand Theatre, Triangle d'Or and magnificent Esplanade des Quinconces.
  • San Sebastián: Led by your Local Expert, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter including Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles, the Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace...
16 Nights Starting At
July 12, 2024 through July 28, 2024
Book by:
July 08, 2024 7:00 PM
Airfare not included
Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
July 12, 2024

to July 28, 2024

16 Nights from $4,975.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
July 08, 2024 7:00 PM
May 03, 2024

to May 17, 2024

16 Nights from $5,095.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
May 13, 2024 7:00 PM
May 31, 2024

to June 16, 2024

16 Nights from $5,025.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
May 27, 2024 7:00 PM
June 28, 2024

to July 14, 2024

16 Nights from $5,150.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
June 24, 2024 7:00 PM
July 26, 2024

to August 11, 2024

16 Nights from $4,995.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
July 22, 2024 7:00 PM
August 23, 2024

to September 08, 2024

16 Nights from $5,125.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
August 19, 2024 7:00 PM
September 06, 2024

to September 22, 2024

16 Nights from $5,225.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
September 02, 2024 7:00 PM
September 27, 2024

to October 13, 2024

16 Nights from $5,125.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
September 23, 2024 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
July 12, 2024

July 28, 2024

May 03, 2024

May 17, 2024

May 31, 2024

June 16, 2024

June 28, 2024

July 14, 2024

July 26, 2024

August 11, 2024

August 23, 2024

September 08, 2024

September 06, 2024

September 22, 2024

September 27, 2024

October 13, 2024

About Insight Vacations
Travel is our passion and every step is designed with your comfort and pleasure in mind, giving you the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy a premium journey packed full of stylish hotels and authentic dining. Savor the views as you travel on spacious customized coaches, so that you arrive refreshed at each destination, and benefit from smaller group sizes. We believe incredible travel is about enjoying every moment, so the only question left for you is where do I want to go?

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About Insight Vacations
Travel is our passion and every step is designed with your comfort and pleasure in mind, giving you the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy a premium journey packed full of stylish hotels and authentic dining. Savor the views as you travel on spacious customized coaches, so that you arrive refreshed at each destination, and benefit from smaller group sizes. We believe incredible travel is about enjoying every moment, so the only question left for you is where do I want to go?

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.