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The Med Runner 2017 (11 Days, Madrid to Rome)

Run, don’t walk. Seriously. This one’s for the runners. Sprint across the best parts of the Mediterranean, featuring red hot cities and damn fine scenery. Cue jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring moments as you dip your ts in vibrant Spain, wind your way through France and head for romantic Italy.

Inclusions

Local guide in Florence
Walking tour of Valencia
Driving tour of Barcelona
10 Breakfasts
10 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
11
Price From
AUD $1,511
Start Location
Madrid, Spain
End Location
Madrid, Spain
Age Range
Avg. 39+
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Madrid, Spain
Rise and shine, it’s Madrid time. Meet the group today and prepare yourself for the next few days of excitement and adventure ahead. Home to Spanish masterpieces (Picasso and Dali anyone?) and buzzing nightlife. Spend a spare moment exploring the Royal Palace, Plaza de España, Reina Sofia and more. Need more? Don't miss the Prado Museum, the botanical gardens and the home of Real Madrid FC. Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Madrid
Hot foot it along the Gran Vía to the Plaza Major. Before you go, don’t miss a visit to the Chocolatería San Ginés - serving some hot dayum churros since 1894. In the mood for chills? Kick back and relax in the Malasana or Chueca reas. Shopping fiends will be well catered for in the Salamanca district. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Madrid to Valencia
Grab a calamari sandwich then head to Valencia. More food. And again. Some argue Valencia is THE home to paella but we’ll leave that for the spicy Spaniards to battle out. Included today: -Walking tour of Valencia Meals: -Breakfast
Day 4: Valencia to Barcelona
Say hey Barcelona! Get acquainted with the city on an included driving tour before we set you free into the buzzing city. Later: if you think you’ve eaten it all, nah-ah not even close. Uncover the food market gems scattered across Barcelona and satisfy your inner gastronome. Visit La Boqueria in Barcelona for a luxe open air experience. Tonight: shall we dance? Optional flamenco show. Included today: -Driving tour of Barcelona Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Flamenco show
Day 5: Barcelona
Next up, rowdy Gaudi. Free day today to tick off Park Güell or the La Sagrada Familia. At night, rumble with the La Ramblas for a taste of the Spanish nightlife. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: Barcelona to Marseille, France
We meet again with the French border crossing back to Marseille. Set foot and head out on an included walking tour and uncover the best that Marseille has to offer. It’s multiculturalism and history at its best. Included today: -Walking tour of Marseille Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Marseille
It’s maritime heaven in the Vieux Port - mast-to-mast with yachts for the sailing fans out there in Marseille. Dig into local French fare and watch the sun set across the port. Charming, really. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 8: Marseille to Florence, Italy
From Marseille to Florence, we end the day in true Italian fashion: in a carb induced coma at a local trattoria. It would be rude not too. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 9: Florence
Renaissance beauty meets Italian style. Say ciao to cheeky David and strut along the Ponte Vecchio, gelato in hand. You could do worse than hunting down a Florentine steak for dinner tonight. Included today: -Walking tour with local guide Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: Florence to Rome
Enter Rome. Become an amateur historian in no time on our guided city walking tour in Rome. Cross off some red hot ruins, oodles of obelisks and of course, the big ticket sights. Later, refuel on pizza. Obviously. How can you not fall in love with this city? Included today: -Walking tour of Rome -Visit Pisa & the Leaning Tower Meals: -Breakfast
Day 11: Rome including Vatican City visit
It wouldn’t be Rome without a visit to the Pope. Catch that 360-degree view from the Basilica (optional). After, you’re on your own as we love and leave you here. While in Rome, might as well keep on exploring? Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Visit the Vatican City