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Gaudi & Glitz 2019 (16 Days, Barcelona to Athens)

The sun-drenched shores of the Med is a playground for the rich and glamorous. But now, it's your chance to check it out. Come with us and tour Europe's hottest Mediterranean destinations as well as some gorgeous hidden spots. From Gaudi's Barcelona via the stylish French Riviera we'll get amongst it in Italy before we take to the water and sail to the heavenly Greek Islands. Sounds good, right?

Inclusions

Local guide in Florence
Party island of Mykonos
Vaporetto ride in Venice
Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera
14 Breakfasts
14 Lunches
14 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
16
Price From
AUD $2,744
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 Apr 201901 May 201910AUD $2,744
07 May 201922 May 20198AUD $2,744
21 May 201905 Jun 201910AUD $2,879
28 May 201912 Jun 20195AUD $2,879
04 Jun 201919 Jun 201910AUD $2,879
11 Jun 201926 Jun 201910AUD $2,879
15 Jun 201930 Jun 20199AUD $2,879
18 Jun 201903 Jul 201910AUD $3,014
22 Jun 201907 Jul 201910AUD $3,014
25 Jun 201910 Jul 20198AUD $3,014
29 Jun 201914 Jul 201910AUD $3,014
02 Jul 201917 Jul 20196AUD $3,014
06 Jul 201921 Jul 20199AUD $3,014
09 Jul 201924 Jul 201910AUD $3,014
13 Jul 201928 Jul 201910AUD $3,014
16 Jul 201931 Jul 201910AUD $3,014
20 Jul 201904 Aug 201910AUD $3,014
23 Jul 201907 Aug 20199AUD $3,014
30 Jul 201914 Aug 201910AUD $3,014
06 Aug 201921 Aug 201910AUD $3,014
13 Aug 201928 Aug 201910AUD $2,879
20 Aug 201904 Sep 201910AUD $2,879
27 Aug 201911 Sep 201910AUD $2,879
03 Sep 201918 Sep 20199AUD $2,879
10 Sep 201925 Sep 201910AUD $2,879
17 Sep 201902 Oct 201910AUD $2,744
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Enter: Barcelona, where tapas and sangria rule. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner foodie before you meet the group in the afternoon. Tonight, there’s an optional flamenco show which you won’t wanna miss. Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -Flamenco show
Day 2: Barcelona
Who needs the snooze button when you’ve got a whole day in a city packed to the rafters with art nouveau, alluring accents and (most importantly) tapas? Hit the side streets and alleyways of Las Ramblas, go boho in the Gracia neighborhood, go Gaudí at Parc Güell or give in to your inner football fanatic and kneel to the sporting gods at the Nou Camp. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Barcelona to French Riviera, France
Get that selfie stick out! We’re rolling north along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property: the French Riviera. Oh, and by the way – we’ll be making a pit stop at a traditional French perfumery en route. Later: swap your patatas bravas for hearty French cooking and get ready for tomorrow's adventures. Included today: -Visit a traditional French perfumery Meals: -Breakfast
Day 4: French Riviera
Hit the beach with the paparazzi posse, or go wild in the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Later: roll with the jet set on a guided tour and see how the 1% live (hint: it involves Ferraris and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not). Included today: -Walking tour of Monaco Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: French Riviera to Venice, Italy
Maketh haste to fair Verona, the place where Romeo and Juliet found love. Snap a selfie at Juliet’s balcony and join throngs of lovers leaving notes on the wall (or avoid the crowds and just marvel at the ancient arena). Then: say ciao to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our campsite, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out our own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. Included today: -Walking tour of Verona Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Get a personalised trip T-shirt or hoodie
Day 6: Venice
You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Today we’ll check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a guided walking tour (ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge), then jump on a vaporetto to explore the Grand Canal. If that’s not enough, you can also hop on an optional gondola ride. Throw away your map in the afternoon and try to find the world's most epic little bookshop, Libreria Acqua Alta, or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato. Included today: -Walking tour of Venice -Vaporetto ride Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Gondola ride
Day 7: Venice to Florence
Stop for THAT photo at Pisa, then make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato: Florence. Whip around Santa Maria del Fiore before tucking into amore on a plate. The evening is yours to stroll along the the Arno River and watch the sunset. #Bliss Included today: -Walking tour of Florence with a local guide -Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 8: Florence to Rome
Today, it’s onwards to Rome. Time to give that bucket list a workout! Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun. Included today: -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 9: Rome
Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Want more? Then you could always shop till you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness). Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Guided tour of the Vatican City
Day 10: Rome to Athens, Greece
Play connect the dots with the stars or let the swell rock you to sleep as we ferry our way from from bella Italia to Greece. Restaurants, bars, and cosy cabin rooms will keep you comfortable. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 11: Athens
It dsn’t get feta than this! Orient yourself as you wander around ticking off the likes of the Greek Parliament, Syntagma Square and the Acropolis. Whatever you do, take the day to get lost – you're free until dinner. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 12: Athens to Mykonos
Today we hop on a ferry over to Mykonos (aka 'that island with the cute windmills’). Epic beaches, sinfully good local restaurants and a bustling nightlife. What's not to love? Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 13: Mykonos
Free day in para-para-paradise. Loving it? We hope so! Soak up those rays and dive into 50 shades of blue. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 14: Mykonos
You could totally get used to Mykonos’ dreamy backdrop of chalky villages, sky blue churches and laze-worthy beaches. Another free day to spend exactly how you please. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 15: Mykonos to Athens
Today it’s back on the ferry to Athens for a second dose of ancient vibes. Make sure your camera’s charged today – we’re taking you on a driving tour. Included today: -Driving tour of Athens Meals: -Breakfast
Day 16: Athens
Today our trip comes to an end! But, swap numbers and get planning that next adventure.