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Western Runner 2018-19 (10 Days, Madrid to Rome)

Enjoy this epic adventure through Western Europe at your own pace. Start your trip in marvellous Madrid and work your way through the port town of Valencia, buzzin' Barca, magnificent Marseille and fab Florence before revelling in Rome. With so much awesomeness to take in, you better start prepping. Like, now.


Walking tour of Florence with local guide
9 Breakfasts
9 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $1,412
Start Location
Madrid, Spain
End Location
Madrid, Spain
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: Madrid, Spain
Hola, Madrid! Before you meet up with the gang this afternoon, check out the Royal Palace, get cultured at the Prado Museum or just kick back in the botanical gardens. After the sun sets, delve into the buzzing nightlife in the areas of Malasaña and Chueca. Just be prepared to party 'til the break of dawn.
Day 2: Madrid to Valencia
Onto Spain's third largest city, Valencia. A fabulous hybrid of past and present, this picturesque port town combines avant-garde buildings with modern facilities (hello, The City of Arts and Sciences Complex) and sparkling seaports. Take in some of the best bits on a walking tour. Included today: -Walking tour of Valencia Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Valencia to Barcelona
Bienvenidos to the city of art nouveau, alluring accents and most importantly, tapas. Today we hit Barcelona. Get ready to leave a little bit of your heart behind. Stroll the bustling Las Ramblas and indulge in a satisfying feast at our included dinner. Flamenco, anyone? Get those feet a' tapping at the optional show tonight. Included today: -Driving tour of Barcelona Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Flamenco show in Barcelona
Day 4: Barcelona
Tick off the greats today. The Sagrada Família is so beautiful you will probably cry. Seriously. There's also the Gothic Quarter to check out and loads of tapas and sangria to hunt down. After a solid day of exploring, fire up for the notorious nightlife (note: people hit the clubs at midnight. Earliest. So, make sure you've had your beauty sleep). Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Barcelona to Marseille, France
Today we cross the border into France. Marseille's next on our list. With its boat-lined quayside, history and architecture, there's no wonder this is one of France's most visited cities. A melting pot of sceneries, get your bearings on a walking tour. Included today: -Walking tour of Marseille Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: Marseille
Your second day in Marseille is yours to spend at your leisure. Explore bustling La Canebière or dig into bouillabaisse, the hearty fish stew invented in Marseille. You could also check out the colourful markets, the Calanques, the Panier area and the Corniche. Be sure to watch the sun set over the Vieux Port. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Marseille to Florence, Italy
With over 1,800 restaurants and the world's best gelato (hands down), Florence is where all your Italian dreams are made. After snapping the city's picturesque streets, dig into a hearty included dinner before rolling into bed with a full tummy. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 8: Florence
Wakey wakey! Florence is ready and waiting. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city's greats this morning. Think: Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and that famous naked guy, David. Afterwards, try and track down that 'world's best' gelato we were talking about (depending on which web article you read). Included today: -Walking tour of Florence with local guide Meals: -Breakfast
Day 9: Florence to Rome
Today, we're Romeward bound. Prep Instagram for a walking tour of the must-sees in this sprawling, cosmopolitan city. After all, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Pantheon aren't going to selfie themselves. Included today: -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: Rome
If you're up for one last outing after breakfast, visit the world's smallest country (hello, Vatican City) and gawk at the magnificent ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Judge it for yourself or simply mix with the locals. Espresso stops mandatory. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Guided tour of Vatican City