Style : Group tour
Mediterranean Flavors tour
Assisi Barcelona Mediterranean Flavors Trip

Mediterranean Flavors

By Cosmos
4.5 . Great
Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. Hard
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
14 days
From: $ 2,299 $ 164 / day
Checking price


Highlights (Bullets)

Short Description

From Spain to France to Italy, this affordable tour along the Mediterranean Coast, designed by our team of Tour Directors, features vibrant cities, historic sites, and amazing scenery. Visit Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, Venice, and Rome, and experience the stunning Cinque Terre, named for its five medieval fishing villages by the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views. Spend time on the glamorous French Riviera, where you have the chance to visit a perfume workshop in Èze. Plus, enjoy picture-perfect scenery as you drive along the most fascinating landscapes and visit cameo villages such as Cuenca, Collioure, Cassis and iconic cities like Verona and Barcelona! Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your city tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. See Rome’s iconic landmarks on the guided orientation tour, such as the Vatican and the Colosseum. Get a taste of Venice with a boat ride to world-famous St. Mark's Square. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point of the city affording great views. In Assisi, marvel at St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful medieval frescos by Giotto. This tour to Spain, France, and Italy is perfectly planned for value-minded travel lovers wanting a wonderful, yet affordable, Mediterranean vacation.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
End City ROME Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning


Italy France Spain

Activities & Interests


See more


Day 1

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions. (D)

Day 2

MADRID Not only is Madrid the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards rightly say it’s the nearest thing to Heaven. On the included guided city tour, discover the main sights and end the tour with a walk in the Barrio de La Latina and stop in one of the many bars to taste the typical tapas. Consider an optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city was made famous in El Greco’s painting and, even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. (B)

Day 3

MADRID–CUENCA–VALENCIA Travel southeast to Cuenca, perched high above the precipices of the Jucar and Huecar Rivers, famous for its “hanging houses” that are suspended over the ravine. On to Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, for a guided sightseeing tour.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km (B,D)

Day 4

VALENCIA–PEÑÍSCOLA–BARCELONA Today, visit Peñíscola Castle in Castellon, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. The promontory on which the castle and town are located is a fine reminder of medieval times. Continue your journey through orange groves and seaside resorts past Tarragona to Catalonia’s lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona.
Today’s Distance: 227 mi/ 365 km (B)

Day 5

BARCELONA Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city centre of Plaza Catalunya and to Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces in the Houses Batllò and Mila and the Sagrada Familia (entrance fees not included). Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 6

BARCELONA–COLLIOURE, FRANCE–MARSEILLE Leave Spain today and cross the border into France to visit Collioure. This picturesque village is nestled in an idyllic place on the rocky Mediterranean coastline and is sheltered by the Pyrenees. Painters such as Matisse, Derain, and Picasso, have drawn inspiration for their paintings from these stunning views. Carry on to the oldest city in France, Marseille.
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km (B,D)

Day 7

MARSEILLE–CASSIS–FRENCH RIVIERA Capital of Provence, Marseille was founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. See the city’s bustling ancient heart—the picturesque Vieux Port (old port), where elegant markets and handsome townhouses surround the boat-filled harbor. Then, head for the hilltop Basilica Notre Dame de La Garde, affording stunning views of the city. Follow the coastal route toward Cassis, a small fishing port lined with cafés and restaurants, and stop to explore the town before reaching Nice. Later, why not join the optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion?
Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km (B)

Day 8

FRENCH RIVIERA. EXCURSION TO ÈZE Start the day with a visit to a perfume workshop in Èze. Continue to Nice and spend time at leisure to do as you please! Dabble in the Mediterranean Sea, stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or join our optional excursion to the artists’ town of St. Paul de Vence.
Today’s Distance: 19 mi/ 30 km (B)

Day 9

FRENCH RIVIERA–CINQUE TERRE, ITALY-LA SPEZIA Enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery along the French and Italian Rivieras as you travel toward the Cinque Terre. Take the train in Levanto and stop in some of the most enchanting villages of the spectacular Cinque Terre region, where the beauty of rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired Lord Byron. There are several breathtaking trails carved into the rocks connecting the villages, affording dramatic sea views.
Today’s Distance by coach: 169 mi/ 272 km (B,D)

Day 10

LA SPEZIA–VERONA–VENICE AREA Travel through the agricultural areas of culinary excellence in the Po plains to reach the romantic city of Verona to visit the city centre at leisure. Continue to the Venice area.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi/ 380 km (B)

Day 11

VENICE Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. Your included orientation starts with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers create their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 12

VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME Cross the Po Delta and head into the verdant Apennines to medieval Assisi. Enclosed by ramparts, little has changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis. Visit the Upper and Lower Basilicas dedicated to the Saint, featuring beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome.
Today’s Distance: 317 mi/ 510 km (B)

Day 13

ROME The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive, exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome’s landmarks from St Peter’s Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls, and the Caracalla Baths, and complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion. (B)

Day 14

ROME Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


Checking price
Price From $ 2,299
Price Per Day: $ 164 per day
Checking price
Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Jun-10-2023Jun-23-2023$ 2,569NoPlease Call Reserve
Jun-24-2023Jul-07-2023$ 2,569NoSold Out Reserve
Jul-08-2023Jul-21-2023$ 2,499NoSold Out Reserve
Jul-22-2023Aug-04-2023$ 2,499NoSold Out Reserve
Aug-05-2023Aug-18-2023$ 2,499NoSold Out Reserve
Aug-19-2023Sep-01-2023$ 2,529NoSold Out Reserve
Sep-02-2023Sep-15-2023$ 2,669NoSold Out Reserve
Sep-09-2023Sep-22-2023$ 2,769YesAvailable Reserve
Sep-16-2023Sep-29-2023$ 2,839YesAvailable Reserve
Sep-23-2023Oct-06-2023$ 2,569YesAvailable Reserve
Sep-30-2023Oct-13-2023$ 2,569NoSold Out Reserve
Oct-07-2023Oct-20-2023$ 2,569NoSold Out Reserve
Dec-21-2023Jan-03-2024$ 2,299YesAvailable Reserve
May-04-2024May-17-2024$ 2,859NoAvailable Reserve
May-25-2024Jun-07-2024$ 2,899NoAvailable Reserve
Jun-08-2024Jun-21-2024$ 2,969YesAvailable Reserve
Jun-22-2024Jul-05-2024$ 2,969NoAvailable Reserve
Jul-06-2024Jul-19-2024$ 2,899NoAvailable Reserve
Jul-20-2024Aug-02-2024$ 2,899NoAvailable Reserve
Aug-03-2024Aug-16-2024$ 2,899NoAvailable Reserve
Aug-17-2024Aug-30-2024$ 2,899NoAvailable Reserve
Aug-31-2024Sep-13-2024$ 2,969NoAvailable Reserve
Sep-07-2024Sep-20-2024$ 2,999YesAvailable Reserve
Sep-14-2024Sep-27-2024$ 3,039NoAvailable Reserve
Sep-21-2024Oct-04-2024$ 2,999NoAvailable Reserve
Sep-28-2024Oct-11-2024$ 2,999NoAvailable Reserve
Oct-05-2024Oct-18-2024$ 2,749YesAvailable Reserve
Dec-21-2024Jan-03-2025$ 2,899NoAvailable Reserve
See more

Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Cosmos.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

2 Cosmos Travel Reviews & Ratings

4.5 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
Excellent 1
Great 1
Average 0
Disappointing 0
Terrible 0

Mediterranean Flavors

No reviews yet for this trip. Be the first one to write a review

Company Reviews

Excellent Experience and Excellent Guide

I would highly recommend this company and some trips to Scandinavia and Baltic. The countries are amazing, the service and our guide Ausra Paukste was really the best ever. If you wish to visit this region consider Cosmos company.
Read more

Great COSMOS value

I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
Read more



Senator Barajas Hotel

NH Ciudad de Valencia

Catalonia Sagrada Familia

Ibis Marseille Centre Euromed

Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port

NH La Spezia


Pineta Palace

Trip ID#:


Great Choice!

You can access members-only savings of up to $700 on over 6,000 Travelstride Select trips.

Sign in to see trip eligibility

Provide email and password

With your FREE membership you get to:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
Already a member?

We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. By joining you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


You could save $ 300 per person on this trip!

Flexible travel vouchers redeemable on thousands of trips like this one!
Sign in to Save Trips
Welcome back! We're so happy to see you. ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
  • Bookmark trips you like
  • Share with your travel companions
  • Track price changes
  • Access private discounts on trips you save
Sign in to see your results

TripFinder is a member-only feature. Don’t worry, it’s free!

With a membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
Activate your free Travelstride membership

Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent.

? Forgot Password?

With your free membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
To Follow, sign in or sign up (it's free) ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
member benefits

By signing in, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 32 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."
Download your brochure

Enter your email to get the "" brochure.

Brochure successfully sent!

We've sent the "" brochure to "". Check your inbox!