Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside

15 nights from £1646

Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Rome to Lisbon: Coasts & Countryside
Start:Rome
Finish:Lisbon
Duration:15 Nights
Group size:14 - 16
Suitable for: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.
Accommodation:Hostels (15 nts, multi-share with 2-6 people).
Physical rating:2 - Light
Meals:No meals included
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Thought Mediterranean Europe was out of your reach? Think again. Take two weeks to voyage through France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, and Portugal, hitting up tons of major highlights (the French Riviera, Rome, Cinque Terre, Lisbon, and Madrid among them) for way less than you’d think — meaning more cash to spend on delicious tapas and dancing at nightclubs. And if you’re all worn out from the party scene, recharge your batteries on exotic beaches and get a taste of Europe’s high culture and slow-paced life. .......read more
Highlights
  • Barcelona Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon. Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Cinque Terre park fee
  • enjoy the nightlife of Barcelona
  • dine on delicious tapas in Madrid
  • Relax on the beaches of Nice
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Cooking Demonstration
  • listen to traditional Fado music in Lisbon
  • Relax on the beaches of Nice, enjoy the nightlife of Barcelona, listen to traditional Fado music in Lisbon, dine on delicious tapas in Madrid
Accommodation
Hostels (15 nts, multi-share with 2-6 people).
Meals Included
No meals included
Transport
Train, bus, plane, walking.

Itinerary

Location: Rome, Vatican City, Rome

Arrive at any time. “On an evening in Roma…” Venture out to a bar or pub with your CEO and fellow travellers for drinks and conversation. As you explore the winding cobblestone streets and sidewalks of The Eternal City, prepare for the endless excitement about to unfold on the rest of your journey.

We highly recommend arriving a day or two earlier to experience all that this amazing city has to offer.

Additional Information: Please note that if Vatican City is on your must-see list, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets online several weeks prior to your trip. Same-day entrance to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) cannot be guaranteed without advance tickets.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Generator Rome (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Rome, Pisa, Rapallo

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

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

ACTIVITY: 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!

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Stella Rapallo (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Rapallo, Cinque Terre, Rapallo

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.

ACTIVITY: 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,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Stella Rapallo (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Rapallo, Monaco, Nice

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

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

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

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Enjoy free time to explore the Principality of Monaco.

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

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Villa Saint Exupery Beach (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Nice

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: Get out and explore the beautiful French Riviera.

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Villa Saint Exupery Beach (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Nice, Barcelona

Hop on a flight toward Barcelona. Join your CEO on an orientation walk of your surroundings before participating in a G Adventures supported paella cooking class served and prepared by migrant students. Afterward, break 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.

Additional Information: If popular sights like La Sagrada Família or Parc Güell are on your must-see list in Barcelona, we highly recommend purchasing tickets online several months prior to your trip. This is the only way to guarantee admission during your visit. Please note that passenger luggage (up to 23kgs/50lbs per passenger) is included on your internal flight.

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

ACTIVITY: Espai Mescladis, Catalan for "Mixed Space" is a migrant training kitchen and cafe in the heart of Barcelona that features a unique feel that fuses old Catalan favourites and migrants' home recipes. Enjoy a tapas cooking class led by one of the trainees, accompanied by a discussion that promotes social reflection - with the kitchen and food at the centre of it all.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Get out and explore the city today.

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

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Generator Barcelona (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Barcelona

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.

Additional Information: 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.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy a full free day to wander through parks full of fantastical sculptures or people watch along the boardwalk.

ACTIVITY: 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: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Generator Barcelona (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Barcelona, Madrid

Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid.

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

FREE TIME: FULL DAY With so much to see and do, don't waste any time—get out there!

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

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Cats Hostel Madrid Sol (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Madrid

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!

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

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Cats Hostel Madrid Sol (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Madrid, Granada

Full day of free time before transferring to Granada in the afternoon.

FREE TIME: Get out and explore.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: White Nest Hostel Granada (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Granada

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.

Additional Information: If you would like to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets through this website: https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/ Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so be sure to pre-book a ticket to ensure access.

ACTIVITY: MORNING 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: AFTERNOON Set out and see the sights.

ACTIVITY: 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!

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: White Nest Hostel Granada (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Granada, Seville

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

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

ACTIVITY: 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: AFTERNOON Explore the winding alleyways and attractions of Seville.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Seville, Lagos

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

TRANSPORT: MORNING Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

FREE TIME: Spend the day enjoying the beautiful Algarve coast.

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Tag Hostel (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Lagos

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

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Spend free time today exploring the landscape on a hike or splashing in the waves.

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Tag Hostel (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Lagos, 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.

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

ACTIVITY: 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: AFTERNOON Enjoy a free afternoon to explore.

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

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Selina Secret Garden Lisbon (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Lisbon

Depart at any time.

We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer.

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

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,No Meals,

What's Included

Included
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Cooking Class, Barcelona
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Discover Moment: Barcelona
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon.
  • Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket, and CEO-led hike
  • Visit to Monaco
  • Tapas bar crawl (Granada)
  • Free time on the Algarve coast (Portugal)
  • Orientation walks in Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodation
    Hostels (15 nts, multi-share with 2-6 people).
  • Fully Guided
    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
  • Transportation
    Train, bus, plane, walking.
  • Meals
    No meals included Allow USD540-705 for meals not included.

Not Included
  • International Travel
  • Tipping and Gratuities

FAQ

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of people in the sex trade is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.
The variety and local flavour of our accommodation is a favourite part of our European 18-to-Thirtysomethings trips. Although the properties we use are simply furnished and with few facilities, we base our choices on location, character and cleanliness. We will stay in a mixture of hostels, and private rooms in local households. All accommodation on this tour is multi-share, on a single-sex basis. This may involve 4-6 group members sharing and even (on rare occasions) dormitory-style rooms for the whole group. The majority of accommodation will have shared bathroom facilities. For passengers travelling as couples, please note that due to the types of accommodation used in Europe we are not able to take requests for double/full/queen size beds on this tour. Where we use multi-share hostels, couples will likely be split into separate rooms. Note that most accommodation in Europe does not have air conditioning units in rooms. Air conditioning is not routinely installed in European homes and workplaces. However, nearly all hotels will provide a standing or desk fan for your room on hot nights. If you do not already have one in your room, please ask your CEO to organize one for you with reception.
On this trip we will use local buses and trains for intercity transport and a mix of metro (subway), local bus, taxis and walking for transport between hotels and bus/train stations. Please be prepared to carry your own bags short distances (20-30 mins max) between hotels and transport, as well as to lift your bags on and off buses and trains. Please note that there is often limited luggage storage space on public transport. 18-to-Thirtysomethings TRIP TRANSPORT: As we rely heavily on public transportation during this trip, we ask you to be flexible for possible changes in the modes of transport and schedules, which may necessitate small itinerary changes. Please note that the accommodation on overnight buses and trains varies in Europe. Overnight buses typically have airline-style reclining seats. On some overnight trains, tickets are for airline-style seats whereas other overnight journeys are in multi-share sleeper compartments. Please see day-to-day itinerary for specific information about accommodation type for overnight journeys.
Hostels (15 nts, multi-share with 2-6 people).
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Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our CEOs (Chief Experience Officer). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places. If you wish to take a guided city tour in any location our CEO will do their best to help you arrange this and pay locally.
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Relax on the beaches of Nice, enjoy the nightlife of Barcelona, listen to traditional Fado music in Lisbon, dine on delicious tapas in Madrid
1. It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides, all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places. 2. In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times. 3. This trip has a fast-paced itinerary with some long transport days - please check the itinerary carefully before deciding if this trip suits your needs. 4. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.
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COMBO TRIP: Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travellers may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. ACCOMMODATION: Please note most of our 18-to-Thirtysomethings accommodation in Europe is multi-share. For more info, see the "About Accommodation" section under "Tour Details".
For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.
Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us), please make your way to the joining hotel. Note that check-in time will be in the afternoon. Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details! If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day. GETTING TO GENERATOR ROME By Bus from the Airport: Shuttle buses run from Fiumicino airport and Ciampino Airport to Rome Termini station in the city centre approximately every half hour. Look for the Terravision stand at the arrival terminal. Cost is €5 one way and takes approximately 1hour. Generator Rome is a 10 minute walk from Rome Termini Station. By Train from the Airport: The Leonardo Express is the name of the train that will shuttle you from Rome's main international airport, Fiumicino, to central Rome's Termini station. A Leonardo Express train leaves every half hour in each direction. Trains to Roma Termini Station start at 6:35 in the morning with trains running at 5 and 35 minutes after the hour. The last train of the day departs at 11.35pm. The train station is open 4am to 1am and covers 35 km in around 30 minutes. Cost is €14 per person. Tickets for Leonardo Express are available at rail ticket office, newspaper seller tobacconist's, and self-service tellers, each located in the railway station atrium. Generator Rome is a 10 minute walk from Rome Termini Station. NOTE: You must always stamp tickets in the machines on the platform before starting your journey. By Taxi from the Airport: Please allot between €55 - €75 for a taxi from Fiumicino Airport to your start hotel. Rates may vary based on the number of passengers in your taxi (maximum of 4) and the amount of luggage you are bringing.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our accommdation for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap. Your CEO can also show you where the you can get your laundry done.
In Italy, shoulders should be covered while visiting churches and cathedrals. Ask your CEO for more specific advice.
Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
No meals included
Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.
Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Visa cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work - check with your bank. You should be aware when purchasing products or services on a credit card, that a fee usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of Euros and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds.
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Vatican City - Vatican Museum Visit (20EUR per person) - Sistine Chapel (10EUR per person) - Vatican City Visit (Free) Rome - Roman Forum Visit (24EUR per person) - Pantheon Visit - Borghese Gallery (25EUR per person) - Christian Catacombs (8EUR per person) - Colosseum Visit (24EUR per person) - Trevi Fountain (Free) - Spanish Steps (Free) - Trastevere Visit Nice - Promenade des Anglais (Free) - Vieux Nice Visit (Free) - Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art (10EUR per person) - Matisse Museum (10EUR per person) - Cathedral of Sainte Reparate (Free) - Day trip to St Paul de Vence (3EUR per person) Barcelona - Parc Güell Visit (10EUR per person) - La Barceloneta Visit (Free) - Gothic Quarter Visit (Free) - Casa Batlló (25-30EUR per person) - La Sagrada Família Visit (17-37EUR per person) - Las Ramblas Visit - Montjuïc Visit (5EUR per person) Madrid - Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (13EUR per person) - Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit (15EUR per person) - Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit (17EUR per person) - Gran Vía Visit (Free) - Reina Sofia National Art Museum (10-15EUR per person) - Plaza Mayor Visit (Free) Granada - Traditional Hammam Experience (55EUR per person) - Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit (Free) - Alhambra Guided Tour (16EUR per person) Seville - Alcázar Palace Visit (13EUR per person) - Flamenco Show (18-30EUR per person) - La Giralda Visit (9EUR per person) - Santa Cruz Quarter Visit (Free) Lagos - Coastal Hike in Algarve (Free) - Kayaking (35EUR per person) - Paddle Boarding (20EUR per person) - Swimming - Coastal Boat Ride (25EUR per person) Lisbon - Belém District Visit (Free-10EUR per person) - Alfama District Visit (Free) - Sao Jorge Castle (10EUR per person) - Rossio Square (Free) - Praça da Figueira Market (Free) - Santa Justa Lift (6EUR per person) - Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (10EUR per person) - National Coach Museum (8EUR per person)
Conservative Dress: • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders) • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits) Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Health & Safety: • Face masks (required) • Hand sanitizer (required) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Rubber gloves Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear
Planeterra International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra connects underserved local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting small community-owned businesses. These businesses support Indigenous people, empower women, grant youth access to employment opportunities, and protect the environment. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating their projects into G Adventures’ itineraries globally. G Adventures is Planeterra’s largest corporate donor, covering all operating costs, so 100% of your donation will bring opportunity to people in need. G Adventures Dollar-a-day Program - Make Every Day Count - Turn your travel into impact with <a href="https://www.planeterra.org">Planeterra Foundation</a>. Did you know? Most communities around the world do not benefit from tourism. Give back to the places you visit on your travels by creating opportunities for local people to earn an income, and protect the environment. Make every day count by donating $1/day for the length of your trip, and join us in empowering the communities you will visit when you travel. 100% of your donation goes directly to Planeterra projects.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. <a href="/travel-resources/safety/">Read more about travel safety</a> for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.
We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
While conventions can vary from country to country, tipping is customary in Europe. A general rule is 10% of the bill for wait staff, and a smaller amount (€1 or €2) for other service providers. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program, and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from €3-5 per day, depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. At the end of each trip, if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is expected and appreciated. The precise amount is a personal preference, however €30-€40 per person, per week can be used as a guideline.
Train, bus, plane, walking.
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD200,000 is required. G Adventures can provide you with the appropriate coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. All visitors to the EU (European Union) and EEC (European Economic Community) countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area (see below), however they may not stay longer than three months in any 6-month period. For other nationalities, travelling in Europe has been simplified with the introduction of the Schengen visa. As a visitor to the Schengen area (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland) you will enjoy the many advantages of this unified visa system. Generally speaking with a Schengen visa, you may enter one Schengen country and travel freely throughout the Schengen region during the validity of your visa. There are limited border controls at Schengen borders, if any at all. Please note that the UK and Ireland are NOT part of the Schengen agreement. A Schengen visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country in which you will be spending the most nights on your trip to the Schengen space. If you are only visiting one country on your trip then you apply for your visa at the Consulate of this Schengen country.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels (max 15-20 mins.)
Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Cooking Class, Barcelona Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Big Night Out Moment: Barcelona Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon. Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket, and CEO-led hike. Visit to Monaco. Tapas bar crawl (Granada). Free time on the Algarve coast (Portugal). Orientation walks in Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Start:Rome
Finish:Lisbon
Duration:15 Nights
Group size:14 - 16
Suitable for: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.
Accommodation:Hostels (15 nts, multi-share with 2-6 people).
Physical rating:2 - Light
Meals:No meals included
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans
Tour operated in: English
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