Itinerary Notes

 

For 2018 "London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring" departures have changed duration to 22 days.

Please note that most Yolo accommodation in Europe is multi-share. For more info, see the "About Accommodation" section under "Before You Go".


Itinerary

Day 1London/Paris

 

Meet in London before departing for Paris by train.

 

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.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

1h17:30

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

 
Train

 

London – Paris3h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 

 
Generator Hostel Paris (or similar)

 

Hostel

Day 2Paris

 

Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre.

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.

 
Orientation Walk

 

30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Carte Blanche

 

ParisFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Paris, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like getting acquainted with Mona Lisa at the Louvre, marvel at the architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral, and visiting the Arc de Triomphe. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 2

Musée Rodin Visit
Paris1h-2h
7EUR per person

Spend some time at The August Rodin Museum, one of Paris' most enjoyable museums. With famous sculptures on display like the Burghers of Calais, The Gates of Hell, The Hand of God, The Kiss and The Thinker, you can wander through this former mansion, marvelling at the architecture as well as Rodin's best work.

 
Champs-Élysées Visit
Paris
Free

Wander past high end retail shops, cafés and theatres before reaching the famous Arc de Triomphe.

 
Sacre Coeur Visit
Paris1h-2h
Free

Visit the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, located in the Montmartre neighbourhood. This Roman Catholic church was completed in 1914 and stands on the highest point of the city. Climb up 200 stairs to reach the dome of the basilica to get an amazing view of the Paris skyline. 

 
The Louvre Visit
Paris1h-5h
12-16EUR per person

Examine the massive collection at the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and the Winged Venus. While it might take a lifetime to view everything in the museum, one of the largest in the world, make the most of the time you have and try to spend at least a few hours wandering around. 

 
Musée d'Orsay Visit
Paris1h-2h
11EUR per person

Tour through The Musée d'Orsay, a must-see museum in Paris. Housed in a former train station, the beautiful building is the perfect setting to display some of the world's most revered Impressionist art. Wander from room to room in awe at the works on display by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin. Marvel at Degas' ballerinas and Van Gogh's swirling colours.

Accommodation

 
Generator Hostel Paris (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Lunch

Day 3Paris/Interlaken

Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery. 

 

 
Train
Paris – Interlaken8h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
Hostel Balmers (or similar)
Hostel

Days 4–5Interlaken

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.

 

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Carte Blanche
InterlakenFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Interlaken, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like canyoneering in Interlaken Canyon, hitting the trails for a hike in the Swiss Alps, or watch the sun set from Harder Kulm. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Days 4–5

Paragliding
Interlaken

Strap into a tandem paragliding harness with an expert paraglider and fly over beautiful Interlaken and its surrounding mountains. The world is a whole lot more peaceful while gliding above this scenic landscape.

 
Ropes course
Interlaken

Get kitted out in a harness, and come face-to-face with your inner afraid-of-height demons high above the ground on rope bridges, Tarzan swings and ziplines. Not afraid of heights? No problem—this will still be the adrenaline experience of a lifetime.

 
Alpine Canyoning Adventure
Interlaken3h30m-4h
119CHF per person

Jump, slide, rappel, and get ready for a thrilling experience while canyoning. Whatever you do, make sure you hold on! This activity is sure to be a highlight of any trip to Interlaken, the landscape here is known for some of the best canyoning opportunities on the globe. 

 
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
Interlaken3h-7h15-30km
30-60CHF per person

Lace up your hiking boots and get hiking in the Swiss Alps. There are many hikes of varying difficulties either up or down the mountains or along the meandering shores of nearby lakes. Don't forget a camera because no one's going to believe just how spectacular the views are here without proof. 

 
Chocolate Making Workshop
Interlaken
65CHF per person

Ever wanted to taste wold-famous Swiss chocolate? Here is your chance to make it, too. Get tips and tricks first hand from professional Chocolatiers. Learn to temper, melt, pour chocolate. Oh, and the best part: taste your creation.

Accommodation

 
Hostel Balmers (or similar)
Hostel

Day 6Interlaken/Rome

Travel to Milan by train. Fashion and people watch on an included orientation walk of Milan. Overnight train to Rome.

 

Please note: If you are interested in seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous artwork, the Last Supper, it is essential that you make a booking in advance for this afternoon (Day 6). You can book either over the telephone or online. The contact details are:

Telephone: +39 02 89421146
Web: www.cenacolovinciano.org. 

**Please make your appointment for 3pm onwards (in case of possible delays arriving from Interlaken).**

 
Train
Interlaken – Milan3h30m-4h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
MilanAfternoon

Enjoy an afternoon to explore Milan.

 
Overnight train (beds)
Milan – Rome9h

Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

Day 7Rome

Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife.

 

It’s a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home or with some advice from your CEO prior to arriving to Rome, as waiting until the day you arrive may well be too late!

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

 
Carte Blanche
RomeFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Rome, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting the Colosseum, exploring the Pantheon, or sit down to a plate of pasta at a local trattoria. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 7

Colosseum Visit
Rome
12EUR per person

Enjoy a visit to this famous spot, the scene of many bloody gladiator fights for the entertainment of ancient Rome's aristocracy. Take a tour of the old venue—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and feel free to walk around on your own. No battles, please!

 
Roman Forum Visit
Rome1h-2h
16EUR per person

Even with the bustle of modern day Rome whizzing past on Vespas, you can still lose yourself in the fragmented columns and ancient ruins of this plaza, conjuring images of the rich Romans sauntering by in togas.

 
Pantheon Visit
Rome

The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. Originally built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD), the building was rebuilt under Hadrian in 126 AD. The roof is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, and it contains a circular opening (an oculus). It is easily one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings.

 
Vatican City Visit
Vatican City1h-2h
Free

Get ready to tick something off the bucket list. Visit the smallest country in the world—Vatican City! Stand in St Peter’s Square and be wowed by colossal colonnades, numerous statues, and the obelisk. Opt to take in the magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pietá, and the Sistine Chapel while you are in the area. 

 
Vatican Museum Visit
Vatican City2h-3h
20EUR per person

The Vatican Museums are near St Peter's Basilica and contain priceless works of art from ancient to modern times. There are many different galleries but seeing all of them is definitely not possible in one day, so do a little research before visiting and decide what you really want to see. Two of the most well-known exhibits in the Vatican Museums are the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael rooms. 

 
Sistine Chapel 
Vatican City1h-2h
10EUR per person

Although the Sistine Chapel is always very crowded, it is a must-see for any visitor to the Vatican. The magnificent frescoed ceiling of the chapel painted by Michelangelo depicts over 300 figures from the Book of Genesis, the most well-known being “The Creation of Adam,” showing God touching the finger of Adam. “The Last Judgment” on the west wall depicts a scene from the Book of Revelations. Art aficionados, get ready to cross one of your list!

Accommodation

 
Hotel Cherubini (or similar)
Hotel

Day 8Rome

Opt to check out famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife.

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.

 
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
 

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

 
Carte Blanche
RomeFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Rome, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting the Colosseum, exploring the Pantheon, or sit down to a plate of pasta at a local trattoria. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 8

Colosseum Visit
Rome
12EUR per person

Enjoy a visit to this famous spot, the scene of many bloody gladiator fights for the entertainment of ancient Rome's aristocracy. Take a tour of the old venue—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and feel free to walk around on your own. No battles, please!

 
Roman Forum Visit
Rome1h-2h
16EUR per person

Even with the bustle of modern day Rome whizzing past on Vespas, you can still lose yourself in the fragmented columns and ancient ruins of this plaza, conjuring images of the rich Romans sauntering by in togas.

 
Vatican City Visit
Vatican City1h-2h
Free

Get ready to tick something off the bucket list. Visit the smallest country in the world—Vatican City! Stand in St Peter’s Square and be wowed by colossal colonnades, numerous statues, and the obelisk. Opt to take in the magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pietá, and the Sistine Chapel while you are in the area. 

 
Pantheon Visit
Rome

The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. Originally built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD), the building was rebuilt under Hadrian in 126 AD. The roof is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, and it contains a circular opening (an oculus). It is easily one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings.

 
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
 

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Cherubini (or similar)
Hotel

Day 9Rome/Rapallo

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

 

 
Train
Rome – Pisa3h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit
Pisa

Stop off for a brief visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This famous tower leans at an angle of approximately four degrees due to an error made during construction—but don't worry, it's been stabilized since then. It's a fascinating sight and definitely photo-worthy. Get creative!

 
Train
Pisa – Rapallo

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
Hotel San Desiderio (or similar)
Hotel

Day 10Rapallo

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.

 

 
National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket
Cinque Terre

Use the included park fee and train ticket for this trip. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own. 

Accommodation

 
Hotel San Desiderio (or similar)
Hotel

Day 11Rapallo/Nice

Continue to the French Riviera and enjoy an included excursion to Monaco.

 

 
Train
Rapallo – Nice

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Train
Nice – Monaco30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
MonacoAfternoon

Enjoy free time to explore the Principality of Monaco.

 
Train
Monaco – Nice30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
Villa Saint Exupery Beach (or similar)
Hostel

Day 12Nice

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.

 

 
Free Time
Nice

Get out and explore the beautiful French Riviera.

Accommodation

 
Villa Saint Exupery Beach (or similar)
Hostel

Day 13Nice/Barcelona

Hop on a flight toward Barcelona. Join your CEO on an orientation walk of your surroundings before breaking off on your own to explore this amazing city. Enjoy a night out on the town.

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.

 
Plane
Nice – Barcelona2hMorning

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

 
Free Time
BarcelonaAfternoon

Get out and explore the city today.

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

Optional Activities - Day 13

La Barceloneta Visit
Barcelona30m-1h
Free

Take a stroll on the boardwalk in the neighbourhood of La Barceloneta, an area known for its beaches and waterfront walkway. Visit local restaurants and nightclubs or check out the monuments while there.

 
La Sagrada Família Visit
Barcelona1h-2h
15-24EUR per person

Visit Gaudí’s most famous life work, the cathedral of La Sagrada Familia, an inspiring, yet, bizarre testament to the artist’s unique vision. 

 
Las Ramblas Visit
Barcelona

See and be seen on Las Ramblas, a large tree-lined pedestrian boulevard perfect for people watching and window shopping that ends at the harbourfront facing the Mediterranean Sea. 

 
Parc Güell Visit
Barcelona
8EUR per person

Get away from it all with a visit to the imaginative Parc Guell. The fantastical works of Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) are scattered throughout Barcelona, a grouping of these including Guell Parc, Casa Mila, and the Crypt of La Sagrada Familia were established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Stroll the tree-lined paths and admire Gaudi’s creative genius at play.

Accommodation

 
Generator Barcelona (or similar)
Hostel

Day 14Barcelona

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.

 
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
 

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

 
Carte Blanche
BarcelonaFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Barcelona, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visit to the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and the Picasso Museum. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask

Optional Activities - Day 14

Gothic Quarter Visit
Barcelona2h-3h
Free

Uncover a different side of Barcelona. Visit the old Gothic Quarter with its maze of dark streets, historic cathedral, medieval buildings, bars, and cafés. 

 
La Barceloneta Visit
Barcelona30m-1h
Free

Take a stroll on the boardwalk in the neighbourhood of La Barceloneta, an area known for its beaches and waterfront walkway. Visit local restaurants and nightclubs or check out the monuments while there.

 
Las Ramblas Visit
Barcelona

See and be seen on Las Ramblas, a large tree-lined pedestrian boulevard perfect for people watching and window shopping that ends at the harbourfront facing the Mediterranean Sea. 

 
La Sagrada Família Visit
Barcelona1h-2h
15-24EUR per person

Visit Gaudí’s most famous life work, the cathedral of La Sagrada Familia, an inspiring, yet, bizarre testament to the artist’s unique vision. 

 
Parc Güell Visit
Barcelona
8EUR per person

Get away from it all with a visit to the imaginative Parc Guell. The fantastical works of Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) are scattered throughout Barcelona, a grouping of these including Guell Parc, Casa Mila, and the Crypt of La Sagrada Familia were established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Stroll the tree-lined paths and admire Gaudi’s creative genius at play.

Accommodation

 
Generator Barcelona (or similar)
Hostel

Day 15Barcelona/Madrid

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.

 

 
Orientation Walk
Barcelona15m-45m

Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas and stop at the famous Boqueria market. 

 
Train
Barcelona – Madrid2h-3h624km

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Carte Blanche
BarcelonaFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Barcelona, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visit to the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and the Picasso Museum. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask

Optional Activities - Day 15

Gothic Quarter Visit
Barcelona2h-3h
Free

Uncover a different side of Barcelona. Visit the old Gothic Quarter with its maze of dark streets, historic cathedral, medieval buildings, bars, and cafés. 

 
La Barceloneta Visit
Barcelona30m-1h
Free

Take a stroll on the boardwalk in the neighbourhood of La Barceloneta, an area known for its beaches and waterfront walkway. Visit local restaurants and nightclubs or check out the monuments while there.

 
La Sagrada Família Visit
Barcelona1h-2h
15-24EUR per person

Visit Gaudí’s most famous life work, the cathedral of La Sagrada Familia, an inspiring, yet, bizarre testament to the artist’s unique vision. 

 
Parc Güell Visit
Barcelona
8EUR per person

Get away from it all with a visit to the imaginative Parc Guell. The fantastical works of Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) are scattered throughout Barcelona, a grouping of these including Guell Parc, Casa Mila, and the Crypt of La Sagrada Familia were established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Stroll the tree-lined paths and admire Gaudi’s creative genius at play.

Day 16Madrid

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!

 

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
MadridAfternoon

Head out and start exploring the city. Visit historical landmarks, tour a museum or head to a park for a picnic.

Optional Activities - Day 16

Gran Vía Visit
Madrid1h-2h
Free

Shop, stroll, and people watch on the capital's most exciting street, Gran Via. Go early or late, the street stays awake all hours.

 
Plaza Mayor Visit
Madrid15m-30m
Free

Enjoy some spectacular people watching with a visit to the Plaza Mayor, the true heart of the city. Enjoy a coffee in one of the plaza’s many cafes and watch the world go by. 

 
Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
Madrid30m-1h
14EUR per person

Take in some culture with a trip to the Museo del Prado, one of the greatest art galleries in the world, and a definite highlight of any Madrid trip. Be inspired by its collections and exhibitions: the museum's main emphasis is 15th to 19th century Spanish, Flemish, and Italian art, but there is plenty of Goya and a wealth of paintings by Diego Velázquez. 

 
Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
Madrid1h-2h
11EUR per person

See how kings and queens live, with a visit to the Palacio Real, the official (and uninhabited) palace of the King of Spain. Wander the rooms to take in some of the most elaborately decorated and furnished rooms you'll ever see.

 
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Madrid1h-2h
12EUR per person

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum displays an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century.

 
Reina Sofia National Art Museum
Madrid1h-2h
8-12EUR per person

The Reina Sofia is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art, and currently boasts an art collection of over 21,000 works.

Day 17Madrid/Granada

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

 

 
Free Time
Madrid

Get out and explore.

 
Train
Madrid – Granada5h-6h420km

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Optional Activities - Day 17

Gran Vía Visit
Madrid1h-2h
Free

Shop, stroll, and people watch on the capital's most exciting street, Gran Via. Go early or late, the street stays awake all hours.

 
Plaza Mayor Visit
Madrid15m-30m
Free

Enjoy some spectacular people watching with a visit to the Plaza Mayor, the true heart of the city. Enjoy a coffee in one of the plaza’s many cafes and watch the world go by. 

 
Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
Madrid30m-1h
14EUR per person

Take in some culture with a trip to the Museo del Prado, one of the greatest art galleries in the world, and a definite highlight of any Madrid trip. Be inspired by its collections and exhibitions: the museum's main emphasis is 15th to 19th century Spanish, Flemish, and Italian art, but there is plenty of Goya and a wealth of paintings by Diego Velázquez. 

 
Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
Madrid1h-2h
11EUR per person

See how kings and queens live, with a visit to the Palacio Real, the official (and uninhabited) palace of the King of Spain. Wander the rooms to take in some of the most elaborately decorated and furnished rooms you'll ever see.

Day 18Granada

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.

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.

If you would like to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets through this website: http://www.ticketmonument.com/alhambra-tickets.php?W=3

Please book tickets for the afternoon. Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so if you do not pre-book a ticket, it is highly likely you will not be able to visit the Alhambra.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1hMorning

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
GranadaAfternoon

Set out and see the sights.

 
Tapas Bar Crawl
Granada1h-3h

Head out on the town to experience all culinary Granada has to offer. Enjoy a tapas bar crawl with the group in the evening. With each drink, a new plate of snacks arrives. With enough drinks, you won't have to buy dinner!

Optional Activities - Day 18

Alhambra Guided Tour
Granada2h-3h
16EUR per person

Enjoy a guided visit of the Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture. Learn about Granada’s reign as one of the region’s most regal cities during the Muslim rule of Spain, which is captured in time within the Alhambra. 

 
Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
Granada1h-2h
Free

Wander through the historic quarter of the Albaicin. Try to head there for sunset. With its narrow lanes and fantastic views back to the Alhambra, visitors are rewarded with a spectacular colour-washed skyline when the sun goes down. 

 
Hammam (Turkish Bathhouse) Visit
Granada1h-2h
55EUR per person

Relax in one of the many hammam baths around town. Ranging in services depending on the establishment, some offer massages and serve mint tea, but all have amazing architecture and are a perfect place to soak and unwind. 

Day 19Granada/Seville

Explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show.

 

 
Train
Granada – Seville4h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
SevilleAfternoon

Explore the winding alleyways and attractions of Seville.

Optional Activities - Day 19

Alcázar Palace Visit
Seville2h-3h
13EUR per person

Explore the wonderful interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a royal palace that was originally a Moorish fort. Arrive during the evening in the summer months (until mid-September) and enjoy a series of concerts in the beautiful setting of the Reales Alcázares.

 
Flamenco Show
Seville2h-3h
18-30EUR per person

Enjoy a flamenco performance in the city known for the energetic dance. Be swept away by the flamenco's passion, fire, and grit! 

 
Santa Cruz Quarter Visit
Seville15m-45m
Free

Visit the true heart of Seville, the Santa Cruz quarter. A charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares, you can wander, shop, or just soak in the neighbourhood's quaint atmosphere while enjoying a refreshing drink (sangria, perhaps) at one of the local restaurants.

 
La Giralda Visit
Seville1h-2h
9EUR per person

Climb the tower known as La Giralda, adjacent to the world's largest Gothic cathedral, for spectacular views and a walk among historic walls. The 76m (249 ft) Giralda was constructed by the Moors as a mosque between 1184 and 1197. In 1568, after the reconquest, Christians fit the minaret with its bell tower.

Accommodation

 
Hostel Atenas (or similar)
Hostel

Day 20Seville/Lagos

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

 

 
Train
Seville – Lagos4h-5hMorning

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
Lagos

Spend the day enjoying the beautiful Algarve coast.

Day 21Lagos

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

 

 
Free Time
LagosFull Day

Spend free time today exploring the landscape on a hike or splashing in the waves.

Optional Activities - Day 21

Swimming
Lagos

Head to one of the five spectacular beaches around Lagos to spend some time floating in the waves. Dona Ana Beach is a golden sand oasis nestled between enormous rock formations boasts the best view, while Meia Praia and Batata Beach are near the town centre. 

Day 22Lagos/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.

 

 
Train
Lagos – Lisbon4h-4h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
LisbonAfternoon

Enjoy a free afternoon to explore.

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or entry to a club, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

Optional Activities - Day 22

Belém District Visit
Lisbon1h-2h30m
Free-10EUR per person

Discover Belém, a western suburb that's linked to Portugal’s Golden Age of Discoveries – it was the site where famous navigators once set sail to discover the world. While there, take some time to tour other nearby must-see attractions: Estrela Prazeres, Estrela Gardens, Estrela Basilica, Mouraria Castelo, and the Church of Senhora da Sade, which boasts beautiful tiles and a carved wood altar. 

 
Alfama District Visit
Lisbon1h-2h
Free

Explore Lisbon’s past in Alfama, one of the city’s oldest quarters. Wander along narrow medieval streets lined with typical tile-covered façades and take a step back in time; the area largely survived the great earthquake of 1755, and still retains much of its original layout. Listen for Portugal's traditional music, fado, gracing the streets at night.

Accommodation

 
Hans Brinker Hostel Lisbon (or similar)
Hostel

Day 23Lisbon

Depart at any time.

 

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

 

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